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  1. Hey Fletch-

    I'm still waiting to hear back from my buddy on which one he selected from the list you sent. Unfortunately he has to go to his son's home to use the computer and answer E-mails. I sure hope that he doesn't pick one that has already been selected. I'll let you know which one ASAP.

    Sorry to hear that this has become quite a chore for you. I'm sure the rest of theguys are like me. Fully appreciative of what you are doing. Thanks again.


  2. Bruce-

    I like what you're doing here. The vents and interior pod look great. Keep it up. I should be starting on mine soon, now that I finished the Camaro. I need to get the photos of it taken and posted so I can close another one out. I've been doing some work on the chassis of my 53 Stude/ 98 Vette whiule waiting for my VW kit to arrive.

    I really like this rendering from Jairus and I know you'll do it right.


  3. Fletch-

    I sent you a PM on a fellow modeler from my local club who would like to get in on this, if any are left. You can send the info to me, if so, and I will make a copy for him.

    Also, about the hood scoop for that Firebird. The shape of the top looks similar to part of a plastic (press on) fingernail that you can pick up in a package in the make-up isle at Wal-Mart or similar store. Then you could just build up the bottom with styrene. I have a package of them that I've had for years to make custom air cleaners, scoops or headlight covers on customs. It may be quicker and cheaper than aftermarket.

    I am looking for a Fujimi or similar 60's Beetle kit for trade, if anyone has one. 1/ 24 scale would be great, since I plan to use a Fujimi Porsche whale tail, engine and interior that I already have. I got my wheels today from Jairus. Thank you, Man!


  4. OK. Finally I have been given enough clues and beatings to learn how to do this. So, with no further ado, here is what I drew for the build.


    I am in the process of gathering parts. Currently the only part I have on hand is the air intake that sticks above the top. This is going to be great. There are a few others that I would also like to build (72 Chevy quad cab, the 63 Galaxie being two of them). Can't wait to see everyone's progress.


  5. Jairus-

    You know, I agree with what you said about the trunk but I couldn't explain what the problem with the design was.....until today. I was at Barnes and Noble and was looking at a book on Porsches and it jumped out at me when I saw a photo of the 911 Speedster. Talk about a car that looks like it simply had the top cut off and a boot slapped on it! It , to me, is still a beautiful car, but just looks like an afterthought.


  6. Jairus-

    I agree. The body just does not flow as it should with the top removed. It looks just as it is, a hardtop with the top cut off. Oh well. It is still a car that I wish they would have done in 1:1. I should get this one done today.

    BTW- Sorry i spelled your name wrong in the title. Being Computer illiterate, I haven't figured out how to fix it.


  7. Thanks again guys. Your comments have helped keep me going on this one.

    Goldfinger- You need to get that finished. It looks great so far. I also had problems with the final fit.

    Duntov- Yes, I liked the hood too. It is one of the reasons that I wanted to build this car as it was drawn.

    So, Last night I spent some more time on this one. It's been sitting for a little while. I had gotten the windshield polished and coated with Future polish and glued in temporarily with Elmer's. I used it because I knew that the dash would hold the bottom of the windshield tight.

    Last night I fought to get the body on. It is a difficult fit because I had everything that shouldn't have been done already on. Both front and rear valance on, radiator wall in, brake master cylinder on and even the exhaust pipes got in the way. I ended up having to remove the fan from the motor and the brake master cylinder in order to get it together. Next problem was that the top edge of the dash where it meets the bottom of the windshield should have been filed down for a better fit because I had to really cram the font of the chassis pan into place with such force that I was praying nothing would break while gluing it.

    Anywho...It all went together and then I had to put the parts back on that I had removed. Next problem was that the distributor stuck up too high for the hood to clear. I removed it and cut it down considerably. Now I have to rewire it.

    I also got the convertible boot and rear bumper on and glued the wheels in place, trying hard to get them square. Even though the wheels sat nice and had all four on the ground during my test fit last night, once I put them on with epoxy I have my driver's front wheel not touching the ground. AAArrgghh!! I don't know yet what the problem with it is. All 4 seem to have the same amount of rubber showing between the top of the rim and the wheel well arch. I'll have to do more investigating on it today.

    Sorry for the rambling and details (and no pictures yet)but I am getting really excited to be able to have this one finished. All that I have left is to put on the side mirrors and the rear view mirror and sun visors, rewire the distributor, plumb the heater hoses and glue on the front bumpers and license plates. Then I can wipe off the finger prints and put it on the shelf.

    Hopefully I can finish it tonight and get the final photos posted. I have a busy day today though, so no promises.


  8. Well guys-

    I hate to do it but as of now I'm out of this build. My wife and I just had it out and she is tired of my model addiction, and after 20 years of arguing about it, I'm tired. So, to try to make my house a home again, I have to bow out. I'll still be lurking in the shadows, just not as frequently.

    I thank all of you for a fun time and I'll see you around the forums.


  9. OK. Step one. Gathering the parts. Who has a hardtop VW Bettle kit available for my build? PM me, if you do and hopefully we can work something out.

    I'll also need to find the wheels I need. It is the AMT Slammers "Street Heat" kit. Here is a link to the kit.


    Any help is appreciated.

    I think we should definitely start a place to post these builds.


  10. I'm liking this idea and I look forward to what I get to build. I am just days away from finishing my 70 1/2 Camaro convertible and I really am happy with it.

    BTW- I think that a Steve Stanford contest would be another good one. I always liked his style and taste in drawings too but as of yet I have not built one of his. Does anyone know if he has a site with some of his drawings on it? (I'll have to do a Google search for him)

    Again, I look forward to this and can't wait to see how everyone's progresses.


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