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    Jeff Pierson

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  1. Let's build a " Little Duece Coupe"

    Just my 2 cents. But I think you guys are reading into it a little to literal and skipping one critical piece of info from the song. The first line "well I'm not bragging girl so don't put me down". I always took it as he's trying to pick up a girl and anything after that is just exaggerating what he's got to be more impressive to her. Figuring she's a girl and probably doesn't know much about cars. Just my take on it and I've been known to miss the point before so I could be way off.
  2. I got one with the plan of building it. When I opened it the windshield frame was badly tweaked. I tried to straighten it but just couldn't get it straightened. I was about to through it back in the box and shelf it. But I had the velocity channel on at the time and I think it was Iron Resurection that came on. They were working on a late sixties Caddy convertible and that got some ideas flowing. So out came my Johan boss man and surprisingly they fit well together. It did take some floor manipulation to give it a fairly clean underside but the wheels look fantastic on that body so I went with it and it is probably one of my best overall builds to date. I'll try and take a couple of pics to post up later if any one is interested in seeing it.
  3. Model shops in or near Boston MA

    Spare time is a great shop. I've been to it a couple of times. I live south of Boston so it's quite a hike for me. But there is another shop Harry's Hobbies in Norton Ma. Great shop a little smaller than spare time but a great inventory that's 95% plastic kits. Two isles of car kits and one of military. And they have a pretty good aftermarket selection and it is laid out by make i.e. Ford, Chevy etc. it's owned and operated by Harry and Katie they are always there and are both very friendly and knowlagable. Another shop is Hanson Hobbies in Hanson Ma. They don't have a lot of anything but do have a little bit of everything. Models, trains and rc stuff. Enjoy your trip
  4. Buick V6

    Paul, your thinking of the chevy 229. It's a small block with the front 2 cylinders chopped off. It's actually a 305 minus 2 cylinders. The Buick v6 is a Buick design. The distributor is the easy way to tell them apart. The chevy has the dizzy in the back like a regular sbc. While the Buick has the dizzy on the front of the motor.
  5. 1979 Firebird Formula?

    Its not to hard to convert a T/A to a Formula. I haven't done a 79 but I have done two Monogram 70 T/A's and I'm currently working on converting a Monogram 79 Z28 into a base Camaro. After I finish the Camaro I'm going to attempt a 78 Formula from the Monogram 78 T/a kit.I did the green one first It's not a true Formula but it gave me the confidence to make a true Formula. Give it a try. The worst that can happen is you'll have to sand every thing of and start over. Find one at a car show or cruise in. Take a lot of good pics with your cell phone and plan it out. Use masking tape to lay out the base area and then use sheet styrene to build it up to where it looks right and then slowly carve out the details. I even made the silver one a ram air version with air cleaner.http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/72809-70-73-pontiac-trans-amformulaespiritfirebird/ I couldn't get pics of the silver one I did but found an old link with some pics of it. Her's a couple pics of the silver one in the conversion process
  6. Is this the place with the giant Amish couple in the parking lot? I have family in Hanover. I stopped there a few years back. But it was closed. I might have to plan another family visit to stop in and check it out. It looked really interesting and now that I know what I missed I'm really bummed out it was closed. I did take a picture of the Amish couple as my wife and I thought that was odd being from the Boston area. I'll have to take a look at my stash, I may have something to donate.
  7. Tamiya Lotus Europa

    Did the deal work out? if not check your inbox. Jeff
  8. Kiss or any other rock bands

    Not a car/truck. But i just saw on Revell's site an Iron Maiden 747. The tail has Eddie Head and some nice Iron Maidon font letters for there Book of Souls tour.http://www.revell.com/product-images/80-4950-lg.jpg
  9. MPC 1979 Trans Am'

    That's a Chevy small block not a Pontiac 400
  10. Anyone know of good small parts holder

    You mean alligator clips. Not every one knows what roach clips are lol. Also, is that a kids pedal car model or a very tiny firetruck model? either way looks very cool and i would love to see more of it.
  11. Another Coronet Question.

    I know they changed from year to year , but I have a 71 plymouth in my back yard with a 2 tone green interior. Its a dark olive with the seat inserts in a lighter shade of green. I can try and take a couple of pics if you would like to see it.
  12. Chopped Top On 51 Chevy Fleetline

    And a couple with paint. I still havn't finished it yet. Maybe I'll pull it back out and finish it up.
  13. Chopped Top On 51 Chevy Fleetline

    It's not to bad to do if you drop the trunk area with itThis was my first try at a chop top and it didn't turn out to bad. I had read an article in Ol'Skool Rods with Bill Hines choping a 51 and decided to try it in scale the way he did it.
  14. Model Car Museums - Are There Any Out There?

    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.
  15. AMT 1966 Ford Fairlane update 7/17/16

    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.