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DR JAY

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About DR JAY

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  • Birthday 01/15/1971

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    1/25

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    The Wilds Of Transcona, Manitoba
  • Full Name
    Jason Van Nostrand

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  1. Thank You To make the job simpler and to avoid glass fitting trouble I scribed the Chevy body around the trim at the top of the doors followed around the trim at the base of the windshield and back window so that it just dropped into the hole in the Pontiac body; from which I removed the roof using the same method. The whole point was to ditch the Bonneville roof and glass entirely because it just wasn't right at all. The Chevy glass would have fit anyway because I make headliners and channels for the trimmed and polished glass to snap into...usually with no adhesive required.
  2. I twisted wire together, leaving strands to correspond with appropriate accessories, and then painted the harness tamiya rubber and appropriate colored wires. As For the trailer: It's scratch built from styrene except for wheels, tires, tail lights. tongue jack, furnace vent and roof vent. The louvered vents on the sides are foil copies and the propane tank is made from pen caps and aluminum sheet. Thank You for the compliments! I appreciate them a lot. The trailer was actually an accessory after thought that turned out fairly decent for the short time it took to design and build.
  3. ...The Trumpeter Bonneville with a Revell 59 Impala roof. I kept the Bonneveille interior just because it looked good and it saved me a lot of work ...My Hobby shop guy made me some miscellaneous decals for future projects before he closed his doors and these were among them
  4. ...Just completed last week and I'm testing out Google Photos...
  5. My re-registration went OK but my disapointment at the entire history being lost is, at this time, immeasurable.
  6. Thank You! The side glass is Evergreen clear sheet.
  7. I'm working on the AMT 65 Riviera right now and that kit comes with Ansen-looking 5 slots that would easily pass for the rear wheels on the Thunderbolt--although I don't think the offset would be right. The front wheels on the Thunderbolt look like the slots are smaller than the rears, so you would have to find a matching set with smaller slots. The offset on the T-Bolt fronts looks like a match for the Riv wheels I'd offer you mine but I have already stripped the chrome, removed the receivers for the wire axles and sanded the rim flanges from 2 for widening.
  8. Thanks VERY much for the compliments! I appreciate the feedback...nice to know others appreciate your efforts.
  9. I used the body; bumpers; dash and fuel tank from the Moebius kit. The chassis is from the Revell Thunderbolt--as incorrect as it may be, it meant far less work for me. The SOHC was put together using the Parts Bins and the basic 427 short block and 4 speed from the T-Bolt kit. I made the headers from styrene rod. The interior stuff is mostly scratch built--like the tach; shifter, reverse lock out lever and boot; the roll bar and seat frames as well as the tub/door panels, which I detailed with scribing and the door handles and window cranks from the Moebius panels. I added some side glass and frames as well as headliner detail with the dome light. The Hood scoop is from the T Bolt,; I have always preferred the Ford scoop to the Mercury twin scoop hood.
  10. I agree that a 55-57 Buick, Olds or Pontiac need to be represented (I have a soft spot for 55 Oldsmobiles thanks to my Dad), but being a Canadian I would also stand in line for a Bricklin kit.
  11. I bent up these fender well headers from K&S aluminum tubing by hand...I straightened some paper clips and inserted them inside the tubing 1st to prevent kinks
  12. Agreed--Since it's my hobby and for relaxation and enjoyment, I don't keep track of time and--to a lesser extent--cost.
  13. Great engine bays! Here's a couple of mine: A fuelly 283 in a Revell 59 Impala; A 394 Rocket in a Modelhaus 59 Oldsmobile; a 400 in an AMT 69 442 and the 413 Max Wedge in the Johan 62 Dart I recently posted Under Glass
  14. DR JAY

    Mustang II Coupe

    Great job on the conversion!
  15. My 71 Demon 340 was an original purple car with white seats, door panels and headliner with a black dash pad and package tray. Even after the paint had faded--as PCP always did if you parked the car in the sun for anything longer than 10 minutes--the interior still looked great... I don't build for contests and prefer to paint colours that appeal to me or fit the project...BUT--if I WAS building for a contest, I would chose the lighter interior so that interior details can be easily seen. The black interior--while more "Down To Business" and spartan in appearance--tends to hide a lot of detail once the body is glued in place. I spent MANY hours modifying a dash only to find that my hard work was lost in the shadows and the only way it could be seen was to look at the pre assembly pictures I took. That said, colour choice is a personal preference and whatever YOU like is the right choice in the end
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