There's Hartmann's model railroad museum in Intervale NH that has a small section of car models. http://www.hartmannrr.com/ . A must stop type of place in norhtern NH if your visiting the area not far from the White mountain area. They have 2 large buildings, one's the museum and the other is the hobby shop. They also have an outdoor model train that you can get a ride around the grounds on.
Your Fairlane looks fantastic. But the inspiration car has me a little confused. What are they running for suspension? specifically the hubs and axles. I've never seen a 10 lug setup before other than 1 ton pickup's.
A couple of years ago, I forget what magazine it was but I think it was "Old Skool Rodz", Had an article in the new product section that had jewelry made out of paint droppings from some of the old paint lines. I think they were calling it Fordite or somthing like that.
No Problem Doug glad I could help. Yes that is one I did a couple years ago for a xmas gift for my dad. Before he met my mom he had a few very nice mustangs. In 1970 he traded in a 69 Mach 429CJ for a Boss 302. The Boss was about 3 month's old with just over 500 miles on it. 4 kids stole it while he was at work got into a police chase and hit an oak tree at almost 100 mph. He always said it was his favorite and wished he still had it. He also said he wished he had kept the 69 also but he traded it because he didn't want a car payment. He paid cash for the 69. He bought the boss at the end of the model year and couldn't get another one. so he ended up buying a new 701/2 Z/28. Then my mom and later me came along. I was about 5 in 78 when he finally got rid of the Z for a more Family friendly VW statin wagon. When I gave it to him it was the first time I ever saw him get a little emotional, He's very old school ex milatary type so I know it ment alot to him. He made an amazing wood framed display case with glass and mirror's for it to really show it off. I'll have to take a pic of it in the case next time I'm over there house.
Thats looking awsome John. Can't wait to see it in the under glass section. Just a small tip on applying putty. When you get credit card offer's in the mail, save the fake credit card and cut it up to use as a spreader. You can get a smoother application that makes it easier to sand and not use as much putty in the process.
If your still looking for some off road tires, I have a few sets of super swamper mud tires. I think there supose to be 40-44 inch style. I have a couple sets with rims and a couple sets with out rims. Shhot me a pm if your interested.
I"m born and raised in Ma. about a 10 minute walk to the beach. Growing up with a couple of VW's and a Plymouth Duster, I can say you need alot more rust. Around here I don't think I remeber seeing a Chrysler vehicle that didn't have the bottom 6 inches of the rear quarter panels completly rotted away. It was also really common to see the rotted metal replaced with duct tape and then painted a wrong shade of a matching color. Chrysler were common for the rear quarters to disapear and it seems like every make and model had specific area's the body would just disitigrate. After my mom sold her Duster she got a 79 Carolla. This was in about 81 or so. I think that car started rotting out within the first few month's. The thing I have always remembered about that car was every time you closed the door little streams of rotten metel would poor out from somewhere radomly around the car. The VW's were the worst. My folks had a beetle when I was real little and I used to drop peebles and small sticks on the floor and then turn around real quick to see if I could see it bounceing down the road behind us.
A few years ago I was out in Ohio for the International Harvester nationals. I decided to take the whole week off to go out there early and do some sight seeing in a, to me, new part of the country. On our roaming around we found an old Packard dealership that is now a Packard museum and decided to check it out. In the back of the old used car building they had a late 20's Packard that had the back of the body cut off with a tow set up in place. They guy at the museum that was giving us a little impromptu tour, told us that was common back then for dealership's to take cars that hadn't sold and repurpose them. I forget they whole story on the car but it was from another midwestern packard dealeship that used it for there own tow vehicle. It was in decent original used but not beaten condition and very faded but still had the original dealerships name and info on the door.
I have a sedan delivery resin body I started 20 years ago. You could probably cut out the side windows and scribe rear doors and have a wagon. If your interested let me know. I can give more details and photos if you'd like