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    24th & 25th

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    edge of the prairie kansas
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    david espenshade

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  1. What Pleased You Today!

    You mentioned your dogs strained back muscles. We had a similar problem with our Lab years ago. Poor guy could hardly walk and lifting his leg was imposable. We took him to an animal Chiropractor. When we arrived I had to lift him out of our car. The Chiropractor did his thing and our Lab was ready to party as always immediately after the adjustment. I went from laughing at my wife's suggestion to being a firm believer.
  2. Warming your paint

    Except for primers I always warm spray cans. I'm lucky enough to have a sink in the area that I have my spray booth and use warm tap water. I have only had one bad experience with a can expanding. The sink is near the hot water heater that is on the other side of the wall. I was warming a spray can to redo a license plate for a friend. I put the can into about two inches of water like always, but we got to talking and changed some of the masking on the plate. The paint can was in the water for at least 10 minutes when we heard an extremely load pop. The bottom of the can had popped out instead of in. Almost made a mark in the shorts it was that load. The spray worked great. The moral of the tail is to warm just enough but not to much. Two to three minutes should be about right.
  3. I'm in, got to have a couple of these, maybe more.
  4. Newer Version Challenger TA

    I like the retro look and that paint is bright. They both look great side by side.
  5. I finally finished something

    Outlandish looking body. The good news is you made it look like the box art, so I'd say well done.
  6. Countrified hot rod - 40 Ford

    I love it.
  7. Weird cars Post em here.

    That thing is big enough to create wind drag. The good news is a tremendous improvement in TV reception.
  8. On the one on one pick ups part of the frame would be cut away and reinforcing plates would be welded or bolted onto the frame to strengthen the frame and provide a preformed arch or a "C" section shape. On passenger cars they would often cut a "C" notch in the frame and the smarter ones would add a basic round reinforcement to keep the frame from folding. Where room is available often the frame is cut all the way through and a bridge or arch is formed out of similar material as the frame. This method would require modifications to the body floor for clearance.
  9. My son's first model

    Your sons first build looks great. The best part was that you got to be there with him, sometimes moments like this are memories that last a life time.
  10. Ya, that has definitely has been painted at sometime in the past. I agree the globes were off the same finish as the rest of the hub cap. Well you have me by a year. Have you tried Crest White Strips, they were great for me with all the coffee and never enough good red wine.
  11. I like your ideas on this build. As for the scale of the Resin bodied '60 Sedan Delivery, this is based on the old Monogram kit of a sedan Delivery with a Chopped Top. I think if you take the top issue into account the scales aren't that far off really. The original Monogram kit was based on a make believe Hot Rod / Custom and the basic proportions of the body were close but not exact. A personal experience that may or may not help. I rented a very similar Scotsman brand Trailer for a vacation and towed it behind my stock height '68 Chevrolet full size car. Looking out the rear window my view was of the lower edge of the window on the trailer and most of the middle of the trailer window. This may give you an idea as to the size differences between the Sedan Delivery and the trailer.
  12. Countrified hot rod - 40 Ford

    I like your general theme on this. I have seen several vehicles, 1:1, where the owner had taken a normal 2wd vehicle and added an off road type chassis and drive train. I think it looks like it would be a fun vehicle. This is a model and you're free to do what ever your heart desires with it. Make an open top setup like the Blazer in the picture or even a removeable top, again like the Blazer. Your new home sounds like a great place to live, and the advantage of a gravel road is that you can see the dust from visitors coming long before they get there.
  13. I believe the only white backgrounds on the '56 Fiesta were painted by the owner. While it would be interesting to hear from some Oldsmobile expert as to what is correct, I'm old enough and was very interested in cars when these were issued. These and the '55 version as seen in the '49 Olds. kit, were a very popular way to give your car a unique look at that time. Oldsmobile owners had a hard time keeping these Hub Caps on their cars and the sight of a '56 Oldsmobile with no Hub Caps was pretty common. At that same time Pep Boys and J.C. Whittney were offering knock offs and the most common had a white checker board background instead of the Oldsmobile "stars" on the silver background. On the checkerboard pattern many would add some black paint to give a checkered flag appearance. A few even would paint the background in a color that matched or contrasted with the body color of their car. When Chrome Wheels became more available and affordable they seemed to replace the Fiesta's popularity. I can only speak for the area were I was living in at that time, Santa Monica Ca., as styles very widely from one geographic area to the next.
  14. Hmmm. In the photo I'm seeing a flat silver color on the painted portion, at least that was the way they were in '56.
  15. Stupid Is the New Smart

    After the big S.F. earth quake in the early 1900's a lot of the debris was dumped into the Bay since that was the easiest way to get rid of it at that time. I can't understand how or who allowed this building to be built in this fashion on nothing but landfill. Buildings of this size built anywhere are required to be on a firm footing for obvious reasons. The condo owners need to look at how the developer got an ok from S.F. to build in this fashion in this way here or any other location.