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JollySipper

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  1. Not today, but over the past couple, I turned this '34 pickup into a roadster..... Here it is with a shortened bed from a previous try at this kit. I want to get some bronze paint for it, maybe that would look good with the orange-ish wheels........
  2. I really wish I lived in SoCal, you can find pretty much anything automotive there..... Very much jealous!
  3. That's amazing! I thought it was just for sanctioned events, like our Laguna Seca or similar course......
  4. You get to see the coolest stuff! (but never have any pics....... ) Just kidding. SoCal has always been and always will be the hot bed for anything automotive. I look at Craigslist in LA often for that very reason........
  5. That's moving! Do they let more than one class of car on the 'Ring at the same time? They passed a couple of slower cars.......
  6. I thought kit bashing was going on a couple threads down...... My first major kitbash was this that I built of my Dad's Charger. I used the chassis and engine bay from the AMT '71 and the body from the '73/'74 superCharger. I've been at least changing wheels since........
  7. Hey, guys. I'm in need of both parts of the rear end from the Lindberg (recently reissued as AMT) '34 Ford pickup... I have a few things I could trade for these parts. Any help is appreciated!
  8. Nah, man..... Anything that's been tinkered with to make it faster than stock could be called a "hot rod". At least that's how i look at it.......
  9. Those look more like Countach wheels in your screen shots, especially on the Deora II..... I have a set from a 1/24 Countach I could send you if you'd like. Just send me your address in a PM......
  10. You guys should check out a band called Kanoo (I guess it's pronounced "canoe") on your music streaming services. It's instrumental prog rock. They have several single albums with usually three songs on them. They also do a cover of Nirvana's "Heart Shaped Box" that is really good. Sorry I can't find anything on youtube of them......
  11. Thanks, Mike! I think that when it comes time to fit this thing together, I'm going for a "one and done" deal.... There won't be much test fitting, I'll just wait until it's time for it to go together. Hopefully it won't bite me in the rump doing so.......
  12. Hey, fellas..... Just wanted to show that I've got the body in primer. It hasn't been sanded yet, I want to wait until a day that I can actually paint before sanding, so everything is freshly clean... I did decide to blend in the rear wing, and it doesn't really pose a problem as to paint coverage......... Thanks!
  13. The jazz tie-in for each episode was brilliant...... They even called an episode a "session". (like a jam session). The band calls themselves "The Seatbelts" because the style of music is so energetic, as in "fasten your seatbelts"!
  14. Actually Callie is an English Bull Terrier (think Spuds Mackenzie...) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bull_Terrier They don't like to fight, by the way...... They haven't been bred for that for about 100 years. They weren't very good at it.....
  15. Really it depends on what area of NC you'll be moving to. We have completely different weather here close to the coast from what they have in the mountains........
  16. Would she be a Border Collie?
  17. This is Callie, my Bull Terrier....... I took delivery of her from her rescue on March 22nd, 2017. She's about ten now......
  18. It wouldn't be the regular members that would be the problem..... If selling was allowed, there would be a bunch of folks join just to sell stuff.
  19. You could donate kits to the VA...... or if there's like a home for kids nearby....
  20. A little more progress, got the glass trimmed up that calls for it...... all the rest of the window trim is on the body. The rest of the assembly of this calls for the body and pan to be painted. That's the next progress to be made, getting things ready for paint......
  21. Thanks for all the comments, guys....... I might should note that the fitment issues may be different for everyone, depending on how the assembly of the engine cradle and all that is done.....
  22. I'm really diggin' the roadster pickup! Look how tiny that hot rod is compared to the big honkin' Ford truck in the first photo.......
  23. Ooh! Do Frankenstein! (it's Frahnk-un-steen......) So how is Countach pronounced?
  24. I just wanted to give you guys an update on this..... I managed to get the engine assembly to fit into the engine bay! It took some trimming at a few places. First, I had to trim up in the wheel well some (area in yellow circle)..... Then some trimming was needed at the ends of the stabilizer and the front edge of the shock tower.... (yellow arrows) I'll touch those up, and the whole assembly should relax into the engine bay...... The only damage during the test fit was that I broke off one of the tabs that supports the engine in the bay. Gotta figure out how to repair that...... Anywhoo, that's the progress for now! Thanks for looking, and feel free to comment....
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