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  1. Long time lurker here... I just saw the pictures and it brought back some great memories. Yes I’ve been to Elkhart Lake many many times... it’s home of Road America. I’m sure it was there for the Vintage Race weekend. IIRC Mark took insparation from the 275 NART Spyder for the windshield frame. The 250GT road cars were built on a longer wheelbase (8” I believe, but don’t quote me.) The yellow one was built on that wheelbase. The race 250GT’s had the short wheelbase. For Frank Beard’s car the frame was shortened and the rear kick-up was completely replaced with an e
  2. Nice job recreating what is an extremely hard shape to copy. A few facts about the two Spyders, They were built in a small town in Wisconsin. The builder got the idea to build them after cutting the roof off of a Burago 1:18th die cast. My dad actually painted both of them, would have been sometime in the early ‘90s. The yellow one you have pictures of was actually built on a long wheelbase 250 chassis. Notice the three fender vents and the extra length between rear wheel opening and door. Also it took a few tries to get the tail correct on the yellow one. (I still have on
  3. P&P ResinWorks used to... It was a very nicely detailed engine. I don’t know if he’s still around or casting anymore. Nate
  4. Sorry to bring up a thread that’s over a year old but, does anyone know the actual dimensions for the cowl extension panel. Is it the same 11” that the extended hood added? Thanks, Nate
  5. The centers were most definitely plated separate from the rims. If you look at the back of a brand new set you'll see the bare welds. Also, I work in a plating shop; one of the processes for doing aluminum is a dip in nitric acid to activate the surface for the zincate coating (which is what the copper/nickel/chrome plating bonds to). The nitric acid would etch the steel rim badly. The cast in steel lugs do get etched some but they don't need to be smoth and shiny so the added texture doesn't matter. Nate
  6. Watched the movie today and during one shot of the rear of the car you can clearly see the reflectors. However once the tail lights are installed on the model I don't think it will be noticeable anyways. Nate
  7. Could someone that has one of these kits take a calipers and tell me what the outside diameter of the wheels are? Or the inside diameter of the tires? Thanks, Nate
  8. I think that's exactly what they are, the display model shown a while back had the torque boxes installed. It may be an indicator that we may get a version with other than a Hemi car yet because they aren't part of the chassis, they are separate.
  9. Same goes for Bill, I'll deal with him anytime. Thanks, Nate
  10. Great looking build, sits just right and great color combination. I have to ask, are those Keystones from the Sox & Martin release? And which tires did you use? I'm planning a '71 conversion using parts from the Johan kit and this is what I'd like for rolling stock. Thanks, Nate
  11. I would certainly be interested, I have a future project in mind that would be killer with a 426 Wedge Stage III. Thanks, Nate
  12. The headers listed on his site are for the Wedge head 426 not the Hemi. I already have a set of them from him, also. The Comp Resins cross ram is not the one from the Johan '64 ReCharged Dodge Super Stock kit. And Speed City has neither. Nate
  13. Does anybody trustworthy cast the Race Hemi headers from the Johan '64 Petty Plymouth/ '70 Petty Superbird and the cross ram manifold from the Johan Recharged '64 Super Stock Dodge? I figured I'd ask here before I buy some vintage kits on evilbay just for the parts I need. I know Reliable Resin casts the intake but I won't do business there again. Thanks, Nate
  14. It's also a 4 door in SK's book. Nate
  15. I have a soft spot for traditional old Ford rods, so I can't wait for this one and I'll probably end up with a few. However; Tim, I have to fully agree that we are ready for a new tool '70 GTO/Judge. The popularity of the Judges have escalated among 1:1 collectors in the last couple years. I own a real '70 Judge however mine is not the one that a model company would want to use for designing a new model. Mine has many incorrect features either done by me or the last owner. But I think I could get a few of the other guys I know with '70s either just GTOs or Judges to let a model company use
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