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  1. 1978 Chevy Nova 4dr POLICE

    He IS... and I was gratified to receive a call from him yesterday sounding in good spirits. I hope you keep feeling more betters, Greg..
  2. 1978 Chevy Nova 4dr POLICE

    A question for the knowledgable Nova modeling enthusiasts in residence: What happened to the MPC Squad Rod? When I obtained a kit early last year to build the 4dr Nova they were everywhere and very economical. So much so the conversion kit here was created as a trans-kit for economy to the buyer and allow them to choose what version of chassis they wished to use. Now they have almost vanished from eBay and the ones that remain are steadily rising in price. Was this a limited run/time offering? I really thought it would be more readily available. Very dismaying... UPDATE: Well it seems it is a discontinued model and pretty much out of stock in many locations. Some places have even begun to charge the 'silly prices' for the kit. I believe this was re-popped by Round 2, so I'm a bit surprised it was only a limited time offering. Oh, well...
  3. 1978 Chevy Nova 4dr POLICE

    Geez Greg, Sorry to hear that. I went to ER a year ago with bad stomach pain and an x-ray caught the edge of 'something' on my kidney at that time. Turned out to be a abscess on my R kidney. Had surgery to remove last January. This last thing was a 3+ week bout with bronchial pneumonia. And as I used to say when I was a radio DJ in high school; the hits just keep coming. But enuff of me. I hope it goes well and you bounce back well and quickly. We'll talk soon.
  4. 1978 Chevy Nova 4dr POLICE

    I am, thanks for saying so. I sat around praying for winter and relief from upper 90's & high humidity levels all summer. The old adage of being careful what you ask for came to play. Thing is we had virtually no fall here. One day it was the above and in the course of a week we got miserable, wet, freezing temps. Just threw a switch from summer to winter. I generally don't get sick (nt like THAT, anyway) in the summer.. They are. After putting out a call to those in the know and determining that no kit I know of ever had the proper button caps (first set pic) I moved on to the scouring the net and eBay to see what other kits HC's offered that could be close, modded or altered. Absolute closest I could find after some searching was the second set/pic. The actual Nova cap has an inset ring at the edge, the closest I could find had a small ridge but otherwise was perfect in size, shape and dimension. Hope that helps you.
  5. 1978 Chevy Nova 4dr POLICE

    Well, it was an illness, and I'll just say I've probably been worse off at some point earlier but i really don't remember when. And, it WAS a lovely development! The wonderful GM casting elves(GregMike) have put to good use their time and effort on this one as well. Another beautiful edition to the catalogue.
  6. 1978 Chevy Nova 4dr POLICE

    Oye Como Va! lovely to return to the land of the living (don't ask don't tell) and find this one moving along nicely! I too add my regrets on the outcome of your parent's estate Greg, I also dealt with much the same when my father passed. As always when I build one I find that the final resin cast incorporates all the sometimes delicate aspects of the original styrene donor plus the fabricated conversion into one strong solid unit that makes it solid, whole, strong and final. I too can't wait to attack this one. I know that due to oil crunches of the 70'sthe LSP's Fleet Research here experimented with almost every form of mid-size replacement to take the place of full-sized units, but their only foray under that was with about five of these at HQ. Something of a pink dinosaur. Thanks as always to Greg & Mike for all their hard work, and to all others for the compliments of our efforts so far.
  7. 1971 Ford Galaxie 500

    Thanks Jef! And thanks to you OCG, believe me I am not done with that front bumper by a longshot. Getting that center cut/bump-out just right.. well, ...it's been a journey to get it to this point. I've got pics from 17 different directions an it just defies description to me to get it just right so far. But I'm not done yet...😋
  8. 1971 Ford Galaxie 500

    And a bit more for the front fascia.. Getting all those mods and that cutout just so is a bit of a headache. Now what remains is to build the hl/grille assy and another project is mostly done!
  9. 1971 Ford Galaxie 500

    A little more progress on the 71. Das Butt. :-) I used the wrong compare pic. I used an LTD instead of the Custom 500 but you can see the bumper details. The backup lights will be done in clear resin. I know my cruddy camera is not being crystal clear but I was able to put the 'Galaxey500" script where it belonged, in the trunk valence panel.
  10. 1978 Chevy Nova 4dr POLICE

    Gee, I uh, couldn't tell, there, Anthony.
  11. That is where we always meant to be. Thanks, Pete. D
  12. Got a little present from the guys the other day. Had two signatures on it. So I added one and put it in a display case to go with the others!
  13. Well, you are the 'Master". May be same guy, wants to build a 2dr version.
  14. Finally, that did it. Why it kept rejecting I don't know. Perhaps length.
  15. Keeps saying "Error 404 page not found" let me shorten it. Thank you Ronnie. I can't say it enough, I appreciate it and Greg & Mike do as well. peteski, 6883michaelw, mls60442, Kayma367 and repstock, I have you on the list. Please know if you read this you're on the newfangled updated with Kung-Fu grip and life-like fur 1991 CVPI list! Anyone else interested is also welcome to PM me at any time or email me directly at ntvypr at msn.com , and if you don't get an answer pretty quick same day or next, except weekends, I'm not around the 'puter then much) feel free to twist my tail openly here. Tim I dunno about the partial. Greg will see this and I will ask him as well. I know he is working on them as much as he can. I think we've both been surprised at how many want not only one but two at a pop. Thank you one and all. Greg's workin' harder than a Santa elf with the cat-o-nine tails marks to fill all the orders. Thanks, guys..