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  1. I was thinking it looks like an early test for using a spray chrome technique. Too bad it didn't catch on, maybe it was a combination of cost and time that killed it. But it would be interesting to hear the story behind it, how about it any of the old Revell execs hanging around the thread?
  2. The Beatnik Bandit OK was built mainly By Ed's son, but that kit has a lot of good parts swapping items in it, the LT motor first and it has one item that as far as I know is the only place to get a nice scale representation of and that's the nice frame that the front section and suspension is the very popular with rodders Mustang II/Pinto front suspension. Now that AMT has reissued one of the Pinto kits I am in need of another one to build an engine compartment that has good detail instead of looking like something cobbled together by a prop crew for a victim of a bad auto accident.
  3. That was built, and was owned for quite a while by Dennis Varnie(?) There was a good article in one of the full scale car magazines, as well as a test drive with Dennis Gage on his show and even made it on one of the American Hot Rod episodes with Boyd in the passenger seat.
  4. Let's see some more pics with details😲. That is just plain and unusual punishment, showing us that without a link to where we can see more of it.
  5. It would really make me happy if they were to reissue the Street Rod version, it's getting hard to find the front dropped axle out of it, and/or the one from the '55 street version. They're both fairly good examples of a dropped forged front axle and even though it's old school unless you're building it as a lowrider version it's still easier than putting the Camaro front clips on. Even if I did buy a half dozen of those clips from either of the '70-1/2 versions.
  6. The current chassis are all identical to the point that the majority of the parts and pieces are pre cut and have a chip that has to be in place during tech, and yes they do run a reader over all of them to make sure. And EVERY chassis has to be taken to the NASCAR tech site to be checked to make sure it's built exactly as the rules state and it HAS to be done before the body is even started to mount on the chassis NASCAR issues each and every chassis an ID plate with a number that corresponds to the inspection and if it is repaired that requires replacement of parts it has to return to NASCAR
  7. Me too, but I start by using the white school glue we used to glue the main parts to the chassis then when you get the cage all finished set it in some warm water that just cover the floor pan and the white glue will dissolve leaving the cage much easier to get all the surfaces covered AND you know it's gonna fit the way it should since you assembled it all together just like the instructions show (but they don't know about the white glue trick. Just remember to NOT use the bottle of white glue in your coffee, it might look like heavy cream but the taste is a little bit off.😆😉
  8. Back then the "Grand National" cars were allowed to run bodies that were in a three year period of production that ended with the current model year.
  9. There is usually a piece of tubing that runs from the upper right front corner of the cage and meets up with that stiffener that goes down to (through actually) the floor pan and is supposed to meet up with the X member in the chassis under the floor pan.
  10. I've sawed the original axle from the front spindle and found a piece of sprue runner or rod that fit in the wheel then after cutting it to the right length drilled through it and the spindle that will let you press a straight pin through. I epoxy the pin in place putting it in from the inside of the spindle so the head of the pin goes against the backside of the spindle upright for a little more strength then coat the pin and the mating end of the replacement axle and push it on the pin and against the upright as tight as possible and usually use an alligator clip as a clamp to hold it i
  11. Alan, you can get flooring for a 1/12 scale dollhouse that is real wood strips on a thin carrier material and it is in strips about 3/16" to 1/4" and you can remove the ones you want and the individual "boards" are in varying length just like a real house. I bought a 9"x12" sheet for a wooden floor in a pickup bed because they can be aged to look like the ones in old Chevy trucks.
  12. How complete is the Revell '56 Chevrolet Bel-Air you have and are you interested in getting rid of it? I'm wanting to build a model of my first car and that is the only Bel-Air sedan that was ever released. I do have a pretty decent collection of kits, maybe I have something you're looking for? Thanks for your answer, Del.

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    2. horsepower


      Sorry for taking so long to back to you. I have been having some real problems physically for awhile now and don't get to get on here every day like I used to. I am kinda in a bad position right now, we have had our only vehicle totaled in an accident in June, (one of the reasons for my physical problems) and money is short and the best I could do would be $50 with shipping costs to 96003 zip code. Thanks for your reply even though I wasn't as quick I do appreciate your response. I understand about your reason for not trading, I have a 20x40 shop that is filled with my model cars and a few control line airplanes. My wife keeps saying I have around 1500 or more kits why don't I start building them instead of buying new ones. Wives, why can't they get it!😉

    3. George Bojaciuk

      George Bojaciuk

      I decided to keep and build it. Being that the kit is like new.

    4. horsepower


      Cool, not a problem at all, I do have a couple of others that still have the chrome I need left on the tree. But I haven't decided if I want to build the original kit or just smooth off one of the Del Ray kits and put the Bel-Air trim on it. If I do that I will probably strip the chrome and glue it to the new release and just foil over them after paint. The only thing left to find is a set of 14" Chrome wheels for the front. Thanks for getting back to me, I do appreciate it. Del

  13. If that is announced as a future release there is going to be a rash of hospital visits for heart attack victims who were hanging on to their original issues so they could sell them at a higher than gold price and retire on their killings. Now all they have is some old boxes with brittle and bleached plastic that they paid a ridiculous price for because they're always going to go up in price.😆😉
  14. Still wish they would reissue the custom Ranger p'cup that was released. A little careful sanding and a little bit of Chrome foil and I make one of these into a pretty good looking midi truck.
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