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gtx6970

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  • Location KY,,,aka the Land of Good Booze, Fast Horses and Beautiful women
  • Full Name Bill Allphin

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  1. gtx6970 added a post in a topic Dodge Lil Red Wagon   

    These are some of the earliest pictures I've seen of the truck showing its 1st power plant.  Best I can remember it was basically robbed straight out of  the  A990 based Race Hemi bins back then
    I used to have the original build article ( lost it in a PC crash a few years ago )  That is killer for details on how it was built


  2. gtx6970 added a post in a topic Dodge Lil Red Wagon   

    Pay close attention to the door and hinge fit and they will operate as designed.
    Mine ' did '  ,,,at least until I dropped it. Sadly they are now permanently  glued shut.
     
    I've always wanted to  replicate the one above.  But with no source for the white lettering I never moved forward with the idea .
     

  3. gtx6970 added a post in a topic Round 2 has a few new kits coming!!!   

    I hate to hear of any company going bellyup. Especially a smaller hobbyist owned company like them .
    But to be honest, It would have zero effect on me.  Actually I could never buy another kit in my life time and I have enough stashed away to take me to the end  of my days .
     
    The past few years Ive been stocking up my planned retirement builds stash. And to be honest 90% of them have been old annuals not produced in the past 30-40 years . The other 10% has been extremely selective as to subject matter,,,,,irregardless of manufacturer. 
     
     
     

  4. gtx6970 added a post in a topic '70 F-100 Ranger XLT   

    very nice
     
    My dad bought one that looked exactly like it in 1973 . Although  his was a 6 cyl 3 spd. on the tree
  5. gtx6970 added a post in a topic different diameter plug wires available?   

    I don't build much outside box stock anymore.
    Ive done my share of drilling and wiring up dist caps and engines for many years in the past.
    Now if I want to and that kind of detail ( which is rare anymore ) . I use these,,,,,might I suggest  http://www.madmodeling.com/store/   for $5 ea. how can you go wrong
     
     

  6. gtx6970 added a post in a topic How does your family deal?   

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  7. gtx6970 added a post in a topic How does your family deal?   

    My wife is very supportive. Although shortly after we starting dating many years ago . I think she asked herself what she was getting into when I paid over $100 for a model car . But she soon realized I had a good idea what I was doing when I sold same kit for well over $200 . Now ,,,, when I paid over $500 for a kit I think she thought I lost my friggen mind .  I realized having that kind of money tied up in one kit was crazy, so soon sold it and got all my investment back out of it .
    Although she wonders sometimes just  how I can sit there for hours on end and  work with all those tiny pieces. And  both my daughters think they're cool. ,,, my youngest has even built a few herself. But school and high school soccer and a part time job pretty much takes up most of her time . Hopefully she'll build again.
    My wife and both daughters have been around old cars since day one. She knew what she was getting into and decided to stick around anyway. ( thanks babe ) Plus both my girls have been raised in and around old cars from the day they were born. ( my oldest came home from the hospital in a blue 1969 GTX convertible when she was born  ) And BOTH of them want some old car of there own at some point in there life. My wife is starting to say we need to get another old car ,,,soon.
    I just realized its been almost 10 years since  I sold my 1970 Challenger 340 . Yep, time to start looking for another one for the garage .
     
  8. gtx6970 added a post in a topic Ford 63 Lightweight "Lively One" Finished   

    Very nice.
    Are the decals readily avail for this car ?
  9. gtx6970 added a post in a topic Dodge Lil Red Wagon   

    The LRW was constantly changing over the years. Ive seen it run many times . But the last few years around.( maybe 10 or so )  It was the blown hemi version with the mural along the lower body
     
    This is one of,,,,, if not the first version of it . As far as I know this is the only version where the lettering is white instead of the more common yellow

  10. gtx6970 added a post in a topic Red Alert Chevelle   

    Ive got a 1970 Chevelle kit on hand that I wasn't sure what to do with it.
     
    Count me in for a set of these when they're ready . Will ck to see if theres any others I may need.
     
    I need to do some looking around for various decals. I want to stock up on before they disappear
  11. gtx6970 added a post in a topic 1969 Dart Mod Top   

    Very cool.
    Ive seen this very dart in person. Its a really cool car to see in person
  12. gtx6970 added a post in a topic Comfort Models, Ya Have One?   

    Probably one of, if not my favorite kits to build. Goes together without a fuss.  Maybe not 100% accurate for the subject matter but it sure looks the part once finished. And thats comfort to me.
     
    The Revell 1964 Ford Thunderbolt
     







  13. gtx6970 added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    Mailman dropped of Johan 1960 Plymouth wagon and 1963 Plymouth Fury kits ,,,, both are unbuilt . Ive been thinking I need to get one of the wagon kits for a while now. Just always out of my price range for something that's not in my top 10 want list
     
    The  63 Fury kit I already have a couple, but it was priced right so I grabbed it as well. In the pile it goes
  14. gtx6970 added a post in a topic Transporting Models To And From Shows?   

    damnnnnnn
  15. gtx6970 added a post in a topic '70 Cuda T/A   

    Sure starting to look the part .
    ps, pictures are on there way ( so sorry for the delay )