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Dan Hay

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  1. It has new Lincoln brakes on the front and stops pretty good. I might just live with the wide 5's for a while, but I'll paint the drums black or gunmetal gray. But yeah, 40-48 wheels would be a lot better. I don't know much about it. The numbers on the block say it's a mid-80's 305. It might have a slightly bigger than stock cam, a little bit of rump on the idle. It runs good, has good vacuum and good oil pressure.
  2. This just followed me home. Really solid car, zero rust, old paint job shines nice. Rare 40 Olds bumpers. SBC hooked to the 39 box and banjo. It has a dropped spring in front with stock spring in back and stock front axle. Plans are to lower it with a dropped axle and lowering spring in the rear. Also add front and rear sway bars so it doesn’t feel like it’s going to flip over in turns. Very reliable driver with some things that need tinkering. It’ll be a fun cruiser for me and the family. It came with AC that needs to be installed. It had full wheel covers that the PO kept, so I need to figu
  3. Take it from this hack, BMF is very forgiving. You can do it.
  4. This thing is killer! And, I love the curbside chassis. My cars are all shelf-queens and I never enter contests so I'm not interested in detailing the undersides.
  5. Amazing! Lots of great detail. There are other peripheral cars you could build now, like Cooter's Camaro, and "Black Tilly" Jesse's shine runner.
  6. AMT 49 kit mild custom with the Sombreros and Desoto grille from the Revell kit. Flush mounted skirts and tail lights in the bumper guards, nosed/decked door handles removed. Tamiya paint + clear.
  7. This is a natural conversion of any hardtop because a hardtop is essentially a convertible with a non removable roof. It looks great!
  8. Man that is one right on Tudor! You nailed the proportions and look.
  9. I've been on a vintage stock car kick lately. The latest is this Johnny Rutherford Smokey Yunick prepared 63 Chevy. Tamiya paint with wet look clear, color sanded and rubbed with 3M Perfect-it. Others pictured are Junior Johnson's 63 Chevy, Fireball Roberts 62 Pontiac, and Buck Baker's 57 Chevy. There are threads posted for the 62 Pontiac and 57 Chevy if you want more details. Thanks for looking!
  10. Are the extra markings on the tires decals as well? Is the window net scratch built? Very nice build!
  11. That's a good lookin' little Model A! the proportions are spot on.
  12. Really nice build! The pipes drilled out look really good!
  13. And, finished! Turned out really nice.
  14. Fully decaled, and applying the first coat of Pledge
  15. Thanks man! I actually bought the PPP wheels/tires but didn’t use them because they didn’t look right.
  16. Most of the deals came off with masking tape applied over and over, but the little bits required a finger nail wrapped in a wet wash cloth. A wash cloth because it is rougher and has more "bite" than a fine towel. It also took some light sanding with a 6000 grit micro-sand square. So this is how it sits now. I have detailed the middle of the wheels with a black wash and lugnut detail, as well as painted the bottom of the decklid black per the real car. Next I will bare metal foil the trim on the quarters the previous builder neglected, as well as the chrome trim on the trunk. I really like
  17. So I knew that taping off the gold would mean the decals would come right off. So I ordered a new set of powerslide decals from Mike's. I decided to paint it in sections to ease with taping.
  18. My first task was to figure out what gold color was on the car. Tamiya gold? Nope. Testors Pure Gold? Nope. A forum member in another thread I posted enquiring about the color suggested GM Granada Gold. I believe that this might be the actual color Smokey used, but it doesn't look like it would match this car. It's a gold with a very brown hue, but not bronze. I decided to proceed repainting all the gold with Testors Pure Gold. You can see the hood here painted Pure Gold, in comparison to whatever Gold is on the car.
  19. I bought a decently built AMT 62 Pontiac on eBay that was built to the Fireball Roberts/Smokey Yunick livery. It had decal and paint issues, but was a nice build beyond that. I paid way too much for it, but thought I could fix what was wrong and have a nice piece for the shelf. Here are the pics from when I bought it. The decals were poorly applied, peeling, and it looked like the roof came in contact with a heat source. The hood also had a weird spot on it, and was dusty from sitting.
  20. I'm a hot rod builder through and through, but sometimes I have to 'cleanse the palette" so to speak and do a box-stock build. So here it is, a Revell black widow kit with decals from Mike's decals. All Lacquer Tamiya paint with Testors Extreme Clear. Polished it with 3M Perfect-it 3-stage polish. I got in a hurry with the clear, so the decals wrinkled a bit, but it still looks OK.
  21. Nice! I always enjoy looking at a nice clean build with shiny paint!
  22. No worries, I found some at my local Hobby Lobby. It doesn’t match the gold on the car, but it looks a lot closer to the color I see Smokey used from internet pics, so I’m just going to repaint all the gold with testors pure gold. The hood is painted pure gold. Trying to figure out what random paint some builder used years ago seems like a fruitless pursuit.
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