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    Mike Miller

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  1. I owned a '75 Dart Sport in 1980. Second owner, first was a priest at our parish. He passed along all the paperwork when I bought it from him, for the princely sum of $725. His cash price was $3800, PDI and tax in. He got a discount for military service. 318, 3 speed floor shift, 2.94 rear, up & over stripe, AM-FM, deluxe wheel covers, 3 speed wipers, PS, PB, HD cooling,, HD suspension. Wish I still owned it. Had a lot of fun with that car.
  2. I picked up a couple of those rooves from Ed. They're beautiful, but pretty much everything he offers is top-shelf!
  3. My VW Volksrod from a while back... Revell's VW and a some scratch building.
  4. My Pontiac 2+0 from a few years ago. A gluebomb 2+2 and parts from the '70 Bonneville.
  5. Finished up the Revell '29 Roadster pick-up... can't say I'm overly pleased with the fit on final assembly. A slight twist in the fender plate throws the grill off, which throws the hood off, and also wouldn't let me keep the opening door feature. I couldn't get rid of the twist, noticed only after it was all painted. But... it looks good in it's case! Ford Toreador Red Pearl base/clear Comments always welcome!
  6. Nice job!!! I've got one of Ed's sedan bodies, they're soooo nice.
  7. Just about the final mock-up before paint. When will paint hit the plastic, you might ask? Whenever it gets warm enough in my garage, hopefully soon. I think if I were to do this again, I'd be chopping the C pillars a bit, to lower the backward slope of the roofline. It looks ok as is, but the required size of the liftgate window is a little reminiscent of a funeral hearse... I had briefly thought about it early in the build, but in bare styrene, the slopping rood just didn't fiy with the boxy, high-shouldered look of the Lincoln, and it meant the quarter windows would end up as a t
  8. I like your thinking! Love the tire & wheel set-up...
  9. I think you're right: a little lower all around... A light gunmetal or medium charcoal is in my thoughts too. Thanks!
  10. I think I'll paint the skirts to match and make the final decision at assembly time. The skirts really do change the look. Thanks!
  11. Yeah, the original theme was something some rich-kid's Dad might have commissioned when the car was new, but as a "I wanted a Lincoln wagon, but Lincoln doesn't offer one, so I paid a shop to built one for me, with a few custom touches". Thanks!
  12. I do plan on adding a few pieces in there, to kind of replicate the window seals at least. Funny, I didn't really notice it until I took some pics and looked at them and then noticed that emptiness. Thanks! I'm thinking something like a medium charcoal, with the kits aftermarket-looking woodgrain decals...
  13. Slooooowwwww going lately. Life has gotten in the way of bench time... But... I've gotten the reveal moldings scribed in, the liftgate and tailgate openings as well. Widened the track a bit, maybe a bit too much, but that's an easy solve. Lowered it a scootch, too. Not sure about the fender skirts... ? A few small spots of putty to take care of and then it's getting the final coats of primer. Comments always welcome!
  14. A 21 year old driver, in a 21 year old car... that has to be a good luck omen, right there!
  15. Taken in 2016. The Great Dane - Big Otto - stands 38" high at the withers, and tips the scale at just under 150lbs. Big & dumb, but has his own way of doing things. He's my wife's dog, shown here occupying their attention with some kind of doggie num nums. Roscoe and Lola are English Springer Spaniels. That's Lola in the chair, gazing and drooling at whatever Marieanne has. Food is about the only way we could ever get Roscoe to sit still long enough for a pic. Otto is now 8, and likes his Big Comfy Couch more than anything. He's working on becoming a sundial in his later yea
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