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Chuck Most

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  • Birthday 04/08/1982

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  1. Personally I think this car is crying out for a set of full wheel covers (mostly thanks to the padded top and the presence of a Slant Six) but the Mag 500s always look good on these.
  2. Love it! This is a kit I'd love to see reissued. I built one ages ago (lifted with the Mickey Thompson tires from the Revell Rubicon), have another about 30% finished as a "truggy" conversion, and at one point I had one where I'd started modifying the grille and bumper to depict a '97/98 model. Great kit though I never understood the gimmicky working suspension.
  3. I just had to pair up a Hudson Hornet and a Judson supercharger, courtesy of the AMT '64 Cutlass Convertible. The main bulk of the '53 Club Coupe is box stock, with the following exceptions- the Judson supercharger (obviously) and drive belt, the finned cylinder head from Morgan Automotive Detail, a spin-on oil filter, a Replicas and Miniatures MSD ignition box, a floor shifter and steering wheel from the AMT '51 Bel Air hardtop, and some old MPC Polyglas GT tires with the five-spokes from an AMT '69 4-4-2. I wanted to indicate old collision damage, repaired with junkyard mismatch parts,
  4. Is it a prototype? Was it build for Oldsmobile's personal use? Or was it an independent conversion? Who cares, here it is. This is a mashup of the new reissue AMT '64 Cutlass convertible and a late '80's reissue of the AMT '65 El Camino. The cowl, roof, bed, and tailgate, along with about 1/8" of the rear quarters, was cut out of the El Camino body, and a comparable area of the Cutlass body was removed, then the two were spliced. A bit of reshaping to the rear quarters and copious amounts of putty did the rest. The interior is the Cutlass tub cut down and capped off at the back with the E
  5. My guess is it was a compromise for the upcoming "engine included" version, though even then, they could have gotten away with the good old oil pan notch to clear a wire axle in that case, since the kit is full blown retrorific and all. On the one I built I ended up snapping off a pin. I glued the block into place and drilled out a hole where the pin used to be and used a piece of brass rod to pin the wheel into place.
  6. Maybe I'm weird, but I also never have enough parts for a complete '53 F-100, even though it seems like I always have ten of the kits at any given time. If it didn't have a red interior and were a year newer it would look an awful lot like the pickup on display at the local Ford dealer.
  7. This started out as an idea for a simple junker farm truck with a V8 swap. I even got so far as building the chassis with the push bumper, and plugging in a 283 and 4 speed from a later model Chevrolet truck, along with jettisoning the torque tube for a driveshaft. That chassis still sits there in the box. A while after I started that, I build up the chassis from an S10 Extreme, with the intent of making up a small "bread van" body for it. to that end the chassis was build mostly box stock but fitted with some Hoppin' Hydros wheels and tires. A while later, and said chassis ended up with
  8. Just as it appears in Tim's roadster, only with modern bright kit chrome. The sprue attachments are also easily dealt with, which is always startling for a 1960's kit.
  9. In 1924, farmer Loren Heider opened up a repair shop, specializing in all types of motor vehicles, but primarily farm tractors. At least initially. This would lead to his opening of a Case equipment dealer later on. But before that, the repair business proved successful enough that Loren was able to purchase his first new car, a 1929 Oldsmobile F-29 sedan. So impressed was Loren by his stately sedan, that in 1932, he became the Oldsmobile dealer in the sleepy hamlet of Pompeii, Michigan. His two sons joined the dealership as the years wore on, and later on, his younger son would purchase his o
  10. And you, Mr. Boyd- it is partially your fault I bought the kit in the first place, because of the article you did for Scale Auto years ago featuring an Oldsmobile roadster hot rod with the Judson superchargers from this very same kit. I figured having the Judsons would be nice, and having the remainder of a '64 Cutlass would be a benefit. My Cutlass won't be as showroom fresh as yours though. But back to the trim, I will say the other stuff is easily dealt with. The scripts took well to the old "foil bare plastic, prime, and paint, then chip/scrape/sand the layers away to reveal the chr
  11. Jeez, I was wondering where all the Scout II kits went. Fantastic job on all of them.
  12. That was my plan B, but after thinking I'd developed a system three or four times over I put the Cutlass back in the box for now until the migraine subsides. I'll give that method a shot when the ambition returns. Your model looks amazing, by the way.
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