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Alright Francis. You're gonna have to share your secret for those wheelie bars. This is one area that I've been wondering about for my Maverick build and I would certainly like to see how you did these.

This is one bad A$$ project right here!!! 

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1 hour ago, AmericanMuscleFan said:

Thanks for your very kind comments on my builds Steve, I really appreciate your sincere sentiments my friend!

It is always a pleasure to share and my main reason for being present on this forum is precisely for that, it is not one way, I am learning and I find a lot of motivation and useful information from other members of this forum and your are one of those for sure!

My main sources for scale nuts and bolts are RB Motion  http://www.rbmotion.com/  for the aluminum simulated bolts and nuts and Scale Hardware (Model Motorcars)  https://www.modelmotorcars.com/scalehardware/  for the real brass or nickel plated brass nuts and bolts.

Hope this help, Francis

Very helpful, thanks Francis! 

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Twice as much fun Francis.  I finally sat down to check out the forum for the first time in a bit and wanted to see how your pick-up was coming along..........and of course, saw this build too.  NICE to say the least.  Had a smile after seeing how you did a few things (thanks for sharing and some ideas I got from them).   Kudos sir.  Cheers, Tim

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On 9/3/2020 at 9:54 PM, mustang1989 said:

Alright Francis. You're gonna have to share your secret for those wheelie bars. This is one area that I've been wondering about for my Maverick build and I would certainly like to see how you did these.

This is one bad A$$ project right here!!! 

Thanks Joe!  I will be more than happy to help you.  They are not that difficult to make and I'm sure you can make them yourself without too much difficulty, I will assist you as much I can!

Take care, Francis

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20 hours ago, Codi said:

Twice as much fun Francis.  I finally sat down to check out the forum for the first time in a bit and wanted to see how your pick-up was coming along..........and of course, saw this build too.  NICE to say the least.  Had a smile after seeing how you did a few things (thanks for sharing and some ideas I got from them).   Kudos sir.  Cheers, Tim

Thanks for the kind words Tim!  It's a pretty old build and I'm still scratching my head wondering why I made some parts this way... another time another way of working... I guess it's a good representation of the change in my working methods.  I'm still proud of it however, it still looks good in my display cabinet.

Take care, Francis

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Saw this car for sale on RacingJunk.com.Its a 71,but who cares about that.

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WOW, Francis, that’s beautiful! A couple questions, where did you learn your skills? Do you work at a job? It must take hours to make one part! Do you ever just build in plastic? 

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11 hours ago, dragcarz said:

WOW, Francis, that’s beautiful! A couple questions, where did you learn your skills? Do you work at a job? It must take hours to make one part! Do you ever just build in plastic? 

Thanks for the kind words Roger!

I learned on my own mostly with the "one step at a time" method, I would say.  There are a lot a great builders on this forum and it's a good source of motivation too.

I have no formation nor experience as a machinist so I often take unusual road to achieve the results I'm looking for.  However, I do have a long experience (32 years) as a graphic designer for the printing industry and I consider myself as a perfectionist even if the perfection is out of this world...

Making all these pieces takes a lot of time of course, but I really love doing them and I don't count my time, it's a passion and my goal is to always strive to improve myself!

Like everyone else, I built my first models only out of plastic following the kit instructions but started making or improving the kit parts probably 25 years ago with a good old Dremel and a small Xacto drill bit set that I still use today.

Thanks for your interest and feel free to send me a PM with any questions you may have, it's a real pleasure to share and learn!  Take care, Francis

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