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  • Birthday 01/15/1971

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  • Scale I Build 1/25

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

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  1. DR JAY added a post in a topic Two more iconic cars we need kitted   

    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. 
  2. DR JAY added a post in a topic Tool for bending copper/brass tubes/rods   

    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

  3. DR JAY added a post in a topic How long do ya'll take   

    Agreed--Since it's my hobby and for relaxation and enjoyment, I don't keep track of time and--to a lesser extent--cost.
  4. DR JAY added a post in a topic Show us your Engines - Post Dedicated to the Engine   

    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

  5. DR JAY added a post in a topic Mustang II Coupe   

    Great job on the conversion! 
  6. DR JAY added a post in a topic Plum crazy purple with what interior color   

    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
  7. DR JAY added a post in a topic 1966 Chrysler 300. A Few New Photos.   

  8. DR JAY added a post in a topic Johan 1962 Dodge Dart 330 Max Wedge   

     Thanks very much for all of the kind compliments--I really appreciate the input! Hopefully the Johan 62 Plymouth turns out as well
  9. DR JAY added a post in a topic 69 Barracuda, added BMF   

    I walked past this kit in the LHS today...now I'm thinking that I should have picked one up. Next time. Great job on it, though. The Recall Wheels pretty much decided for me...
  10. DR JAY added a topic in Under Glass   

    Johan 1962 Dodge Dart 330 Max Wedge
      I tried to document this project On The Workbench as I went. I just finished it the other day--with the exception of the door and trunk locks.  I realize that the 62 Dart was NOT dodge's finest hour in the design studio, but I have always loved the way that the 413 Max Wedge was wrapped in such a homely package that year...if a station wagon would have been available in  1/25, I would have built that instead and chosen an even more bland colour. Thanks for looking..

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  11. DR JAY added a post in a topic Johan 1962 Dodge Dart--Update 10/04/16   

    I still have some small details to add...like the door and trunk locks. I'm otherwise calling this one finished. More pics will be Under Glass. Thanks for all the compliments--this build took 2 months to the day and was the fastest I have ever done a project like this.

  12. DR JAY added a post in a topic Johan 1962 Dodge Dart--Update 10/04/16   

    ...Back in my younger days, I used to wrench on dirt stock cars and we had no pipe bender--we filled the pipe with sand so it wouldn't kink and used one of the many trees behind the shop as a fulcrum. (We never built cages that way, just bent up pipes for repair purposes)  Kinda the same deal here with the aluminum tubing i used, except I slid paper clips into the tubes before bending and used the bit of paper clip sticking from the pipes as pins to hold the header flanges in place and attach the headers to the cyl heads. The collectors were  spare parts and the flanges were just styrene. Both sides took an evening. The toughest part was bending them up in such a way so they would fit the holes in the fender wells  and line up with the heads when the engine was dropped in around them--just like a 1:1. I usually use solder, but didn't have enough to do both sides. Thanks for the compliments everyone. Kinda proud of this one...
  13. DR JAY added a post in a topic Johan 1962 Dodge Dart--Update 10/04/16   

    Thanks very much for the compliments! I appreciate the input...
  14. DR JAY added a post in a topic Johan 1962 Dodge Dart--Update 10/04/16   

    There. Caught up....
      Which brings the project to the current state.