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About DR JAY

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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 Moebius 1965 Cyclone A/FX 427 SOHC   

    Thank You! The side glass is Evergreen clear sheet.
  2. DR JAY added a post in a topic Jake King Thunderbolt , wheels source ?   

    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. 

  3. DR JAY added a post in a topic Moebius 1965 Cyclone A/FX 427 SOHC   

    Thanks VERY much for the compliments! I appreciate the feedback...nice to know others appreciate your efforts.
  4. DR JAY added a topic in Drag Racing Models   

    Moebius 1965 Cyclone A/FX 427 SOHC
     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.

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  5. 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. 
  6. 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

  7. 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.
  8. 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

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

    Great job on the conversion! 
  10. 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
  11. DR JAY added a post in a topic 1966 Chrysler 300. A Few New Photos.   

  12. 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
  13. DR JAY added a post in a topic 69 Barracuda, added BMF, updated photo links   

    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...
  14. 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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  15. 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.