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16 hours ago, unclescott58 said:

That looks like a Corvair power plant, rather than VW. 

 

16 hours ago, Mark said:

MPC called that kit the V-Rod, but it had a Corvair engine.  I believe the original catalog info showed it with a VW engine, somewhere along the way it got changed.

Absolutely right - I guess the ‘V’ element is the rolling chassis, in this case.

VW-based early-Ford-looking hot rods are real thing though:

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8 hours ago, Modlbldr said:

Just made a deal with a buddy for this 62 Unibody for $60. Missing the engine, wheels, taillights and hood side chrome. Can't wait to lay my hands on it!

Tom not sure where to get the side trim anymore but the Tail lights you can make out of red sprue . Great buy.

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7 hours ago, CabDriver said:

 

Absolutely right - I guess the ‘V’ element is the rolling chassis, in this case.

VW-based early-Ford-looking hot rods are real thing though:

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the one hot rod mag built in the late 60s/early 70s is in the uk now and owned by one of the writers at volksworld mag

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On 7/31/2022 at 8:06 PM, Modlbldr said:

Just made a deal with a buddy for this 62 Unibody for $60. Missing the engine, wheels, taillights and hood side chrome. Can't wait to lay my hands on it!

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That a nice classic score!!

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Pic 1.....Thrift store find.  Someone repainted a bunch of these Chrysler's as there was about a dozen of them but some were decent while others were their learning curve.  This one was by far one of the better ones......just needs polished

July swap meet

Love the old boats!  Leaving it as is

Grand Prix is a rebuilder.  Built but dismantled/stripped.

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Been thinking about picking this one up ever since Ertl issued it back in 1986 (36 years ago!?). Well, I finally got it. Ordered from a vendor on eBay Monday afternoon. Less than 48 later, the postal carrier has it on my front porch. Not bad. 

 

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While the main  US 127 Garage Sales start tomorrow there were some that started today. The AMT '59 Corvette (circa 1974) I paid $10.00 for along with the AMT '66 T-Bird which is also an earlier 1970's Issue. Then at a lot where there were several vendors I Bought  four "promo" type AMT Ertl Models. Black 1990's Chevrolet Blazer, Tahoe, Corvette, and extended Cab Ford F-150 for $1.00 each. The International pickup was found at another vendor at the same Location. I was surprised to find it, and for as cheap as it was $10.00 The Standard International Harvester Pickup Won't be up for trade Since I collect IH Trucks/scout's in Model form....

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On 8/2/2022 at 8:41 AM, HomerS said:

Pic 1.....Thrift store find.  Someone repainted a bunch of these Chrysler's as there was about a dozen of them but some were decent while others were their learning curve.  This one was by far one of the better ones......just needs polished

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Love the old boats!  Leaving it as is

Grand Prix is a rebuilder.  Built but dismantled/stripped.

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Nice find!

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US 127 Garage sales  started today at the Van Wert Fair ground which had lots of vender's . I made one of the biggest scores there today! The two plastic containers cost me $100.00 But well worth the cost! The Plymouth Roadrunner/Dodge Monaco are going to a good Friend of mine. I have a lot of clean up work ahead of me not to mention what is complete and what will need parts to restore. The Billy Carter pickup is still factory sealed!

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16 hours ago, ranma said:

US 127 Garage sales  started today at the Van Wert Fair ground which had lots of vender's . I made one of the biggest scores there today! The two plastic containers cost me $100.00 But well worth the cost! The Plymouth Roadrunner/Dodge Monaco are going to a good Friend of mine. I have a lot of clean up work ahead of me not to mention what is complete and what will need parts to restore. The Billy Carter pickup is still factory sealed!

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Nice score Rick!

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Got ot in hand just now! Pretty nice for $60 shipped! It actually did have the hood side chrome and one complete taillight and half of another. Very happy to have it.

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21 minutes ago, Modlbldr said:

Got ot in hand just now! Pretty nice for $60 shipped! It actually did have the hood side chrome and one complete taillight and half of another. Very happy to have it.

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nice find....are you going to build it stock???

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9 hours ago, thatz4u said:

nice find....are you going to build it stock???

Probably build it with the engine from either the 62 Tbird or the 60 Starliner and do a mild custom by lowering it just a bit and either some 19 inch wheels or some tires and wheels from the Revell 32 Ford 3 window. Nothing extreme and I don't want to alter the kit. I always liked what Plowboy did with his a couple years ago.

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On 8/4/2022 at 11:06 AM, ranma said:

US 127 Garage sales  started today at the Van Wert Fair ground which had lots of vender's . I made one of the biggest scores there today! The two plastic containers cost me $100.00 But well worth the cost! The Plymouth Roadrunner/Dodge Monaco are going to a good Friend of mine. I have a lot of clean up work ahead of me not to mention what is complete and what will need parts to restore. The Billy Carter pickup is still factory sealed!

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Real nice find and score, congrats!

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I had so much fun, and liked the end results, of building my COBI Citroen 2CV Type AZ I got last weekend. That I had to go back to Brickmania and pick up COBI’s other two Citroen 2CVs. A Type A, and a Charleston. I hope. I’m sure, they’ll be as fun to build as the first one. 

 

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2 hours ago, Mike C. said:

Your welcome John. They also have good videos on rusting them up and other patina.

my go to for rust is brown enamels dry brushed on in various shades, then it goes in a bag with powdered rust made from soaking wire wool in vinegar or brine until its dried off and leaves a nice lump of rust for the mortar and pestle. A gentle shake and it looks like its sat outside for years.

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  • ranma changed the title to Bought two totes with model's in them at the US 127 Garage sales:: here's what was inside of them...

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