PT CRUISERS

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This is the first of the PT Cruisers. I love Panels and Sedan Deliveries, so I had to do it. Of course it needed a 340 V8 for power.

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This was the second one, without putting in an engine. It was tough enough just with bobywork.

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This was #3. I've seen a few in magazines so I had to try it

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Had to have an "Almost Stock" one

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This was the last one. Had to get same muscle in a Cruiser

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They look good Tom, nice collection of Cruisers. I like the one with the V8. B) Oh wait, you saved the best for last, nice!

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Cool ! Number 2 reminds me of a Chevy SSR.

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Those are some really nice builds and super cool....

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really like 2 and 3....but all add up to a really nice collection... B)

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If only my 1:1 looked so nice!

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Wow it's awesome what you did to them. #4 looks just like a 1:1 that I've seen around town. All of them look great, you did an excellent job making them.

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I like #3 the best. They should have built that one in real life!

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Really cool set of 'cruisers! I've always liked the PT. As close as I've gotten to owning one was renting one for a week in Florida a few years ago. I still check out the ads for used low mile ones. The best ones are usually in colors I don't want on a car, white or black. Now that I've seen your two tone, that could be an option if I found a black one! Too cool.

I think I've got three resin PT bodies. A van by Replicas and Miniatures of Maryland, a custom that looks like the Jimmy Flintstone one but is much older, and the woody done by a west coast company. I need to just build them! Thanks for the inspiration!

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The two tones were typically done by Chrysler as part of their Dream Cruiser series. They had some great colors in it. I have a convertible which is black. Cool convertible colors are rare. I've seen a couple of blues and a candy purple. I'd love to have the purple. If you buy one only get a GT. If you plan on hammering it, get a five speed. Properly modified, it can stay up with most cars until 85-90 then aerodynamics kick in.

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Thanks guys for the great comments. I did have a '02 Cruiser, Taupe Limited Edition. I loved it. Would have been nice if they did come out with a coupe. I bet they would have doubled their sales. They ran great for 4-cylinders and naturally the 'turbo' was quick. The best part was they reminded me of an old sedan, which I can't afford to build.

Tom Geiger; I'll be waiting for your finished cruisers. Sometimes all you need is a little inspiration to get the adrenalin going. I still want to build one more, a "Gasser". I'll have to pick up one more kit. I do have some photos of the building of the panel and the coupe.

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Insane, as usual, Tom! Very cool!

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Man you did a better design job than Chrysler!!! I love the white-purple with pick up style!!!!

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Nice Cruisers! The coupe is really cool! How about a roadster version of the coupe? I always thought the PT should have been rear drive.

Sam

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Wow! Great job Tom. You'll have to change your profile name to; Tom& the Cruisers!

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The yellow one is awsome with the V8 in it. I did one following a prototype I saw in a brochure at the time back in 2001 and took it to the LIARS show.

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Like a true artist using one subject to come up with many different final product's.....this is insane, in a good way of coarse. I have to say the blue one is my favorite, you really did a good job on the bodywork.

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The Cruise Missle looks familiar.... From Flintstone by chance?? I did the master for that one, glad to see people taking a like to it!!!

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Thanks for all the great comments. I'm working on my 3rd Hudson Hornet when it's finished it should be cool to see the three different styles together.

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Dr Kerry,

Yes that is from the Flintstone collection. I did have to fill in on the cowl and windshield section, there was too big of an opening because of the Cruisers winshield. Besides, the frame I used left a gap there. But when all is said and done, it really was fun watching it come together. You did a great job on the master.

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Sorry about the missing pictures in the beginning of the post. I'm not sure how it happened and I don't know how to delete the post and start over. It's not listed on my profile page either.

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