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  1. But that was John's neat trick. He convinced the Scout Chief Engineer to list, with the Automobile Manufacturers Association, the turbo (and some other goodies) as Scout stock. At that time, the NHRA used AMA specs to verify stock class cars. Learning those tricks was a great benefit to John when he opened his own shop. During a tour of his shop in 1996, he already had an LS1 months before it was introduced in the 1997 Corvette.
  2. John Lingenfelter Scout From Charlie Lingenfelter: “John raced a 1962 2wd International Scout with a turbocharged 4 cylinder. It was an old orange Indiana & Michigan meter reading vehicle.. I believe this picture was taken at a Milan Michigan NHRA Points Meet in the fall of 1969. Note the 7″ slicks. This Scout would pull the wheels off the ground as it left the starting line. Not bad for a U/Stock race car.” David Palmeter: I had the great pleasure to work with John at IH Truck Engineering. My favorite story - to improve traction, John initially ran with the spare on the tail
  3. 1965 IH Loadstar Fire Truck - Interesting front end, didn't do much for in-town maneuverability!
  4. Clever, Russell! I did a horizontal section job on the vert and a section and chop on the two-door:
  5. Thanks, Don. The Cadillac was one of the cleanest I did, the '53 Chevy below got a later model wraparound windshield and new rear window, along with a lowering job and Olds wheel cover. You can see a hint of an exhaust pipe through the rear bumper. I am not sure what prompted the red skirts! Using the One-Fifty Business Coupe as the base got me that custom 'de-chromed' look (and a cheap-looking rubber stone guard on the rear fender). The lowered Pontiac got the front bumper and front parking light corner trim, along with the taillight and wheel cover from the second Caddy brochure that p
  6. After school in the mid-50's, I would get home from school and rummage through my stack of car brochures, grab a shirt cardboard that came home from the laundry in Dad's shirts and do some cut-and-paste art. Since each creation took at least two brochures, I had to do some fast talking to get them in multiples. The simple one below has the hood ornament removed, is lowered and has a continental kit made from the side trim. Note that the rear bumper extension is a piece from the second brochure pasted over the original. I still have dozens of my teen art pieces from 65 or more years ago.
  7. Hi Len, Not aware of a current 66 Corvette project, but I just sold some Corvette items to Matt and Dawn, the new owners of Spotlight Hobbies, last week and it included this Perry's Resin 65 conversion. The seats are not quite right for a 66 but the small block hood has the 'one year only' 66 Corvette emblem. Not sure when they will get it in their catalog or on their eBay list, but you could contact them if you are interested. Regards, David
  8. Thanks for your response, do you have photos of any prints?
  9. Just to clarify, yes, Bill was an excellent model builder. The trucks mentioned below are the ones he built, mostly using resin castings from his Pinecrest Models Company, he was a true master modeler: Built Models – Bill Eichhorn – 1961 – 2012 Honoring a friend too soon departed Bill was a close friend and excellent modeler in several hobbies. Model trucks were his major building focus but he also built cars, trains, ships and planes occasionally. In the ’80’s, he started, along with his father, a model truck and car resin conversion kit company called Pinecrest Scale Models, long
  10. The Hum3D website has hundreds of 3D programs for cars. You can buy this 2020 Corvette 3D print-ready for 300 Euros. https://hum3d.com/3d-models/chevrolet-corvette-c8-2020/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Aug-20-2019 Has anyone tried to print a Hum3D car? I realize it is a complex project but being the first to sell a new car, even if it is a hollow lump with closed windows would seem to have some selling potential. For 600 euros, you can get a detailed interior.
  11. Back in the '70's, my job at International Trucks included supplying data to toy and model manufacturers. Ertl was one we worked with frequently but time and distance have clouded my memory concerning one of the models in my collection. I remember that Ertl wanted to do a 1:64 model of our new setback axle cabover, the 9700, so they showed up with the model resin prototype proposal shown below (#3). The model was so poor that we rejected it. Here is where the story fades. The #2 prototype casting model was a much better model, and is also in my collection. Even though it has tires with E
  12. Mine- red accents, white exterior and blue interior. USA all the way!
  13. Body swaps are easy - I did these back in the day:
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