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  1. Well Fellas… I wanted to give a little sneak peak of my next upcoming project which I have been debating on starting so it will give me something to work on when I get a little burnt from time to time on the Funny Car. I have seen a few wheel stander models people have built but I have never seen anyone do the Jolly Rancher Stagecoach. Growing up around Drag Racing in California I saw this vehicle many times and it was my favorite wheel stander off all time. As a kid I loved when they would be towing the car back on the return road and they would throw Jolly Rancher candy out so us kids could get it. I thought it was totally cool. Ed "The Outlaw" Jones is still taking the Stagecoach wheel Stander around to different events, although it is now under the sponsorship of Jelly Belly. Anyway I had been running this idea around it my head a little more after I saw on ebay some stagecoach kits in 1/16th scale which got the ball rolling even more for me. All the kits I keep looking at the sellers wanted so much money for them. And one day I ran across a deal I couldn't pass up and bough the kit just to use for the body portion for the stagecoach. After I had gotten the kit in hand I had run the idea past John Teresi and told him about wanting to do this build and he thought it would be so cool. He mentioned to me that he had always wanted to do some sort of stagecoach himself. I told him you know what we should do is a double twins build and you should build the Jelly Belly Version. I showed it to him and he told me "how about if I (John) do one similar to the Jolly Rancher but a little different because I (John) don't want to copy exactly what you are doing. He said…. "I would like to add my own twist to it, I will use a little different style motor and then I will do a custom paint job." I told him that I thought that would be a totally cool build. In the back of my mind I was thinking that this would be so cool for us to do a Twins build and told him that he needed to build one with me. He kept telling me "if you aren't ok with me doing one just let me know and I won't do it." I told him John… I don't mind at all and I really think it would be totally cool to do these at the same time. So in the meantime I had mentioned this build I wanted to do to another one of my model buddies that I have gotten to know over the past few years. Some of you may know of him, His name is Mike Garland and goes by Magic Photos here. He told me that he may know someone that may have Ed Jones number. He was able to get Ed's number for me and he talked to Ed and Ed told him to have me get a hold of him and he would be more than willing to help with any info he could. So since then I have talked to Ed a few times and he is a pretty busy guy this time of year. I have emailed him with a list of questions in regards to some specific details of the vehicle and currently am waiting on a response to the questions and also in hopes that he will be able to take some pics of details and send to me as well. I am hoping he can get to them soon as I would like to start tinkering on this build. Here is a pic of the Jolly Rancher Wheel Stander: You can find Johns Awesome build here: Click here to got to John Teresi's Stagecoach build Progress
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