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Since Mr Mopar showed a Revell Model A pickup...

 

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Before...  a dealer friend who knows I love to restore the Monogram Model A's handed me this one in a plastic bag. An original Blue Beetle.

 

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After - Restored,  I did use a few parts from the newer Monogram Blue Bandito release, but all the parts unique to the original are on it including the Cadillac script valve covers!

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A $5 kit that some kid built, but never finished.  I did like the army green body....

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A wise $4 purchase.  There was some charm in the crude chop some kid attempted.  It just had to live again!

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And here they are today!

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On 6/30/2022 at 6:11 PM, Paul Payne said:

Nice scores, great saves, and I love the T.R.O.G. pic! Glad you honored that young builders chop attempt!

Thanks Paul!  I went to TROG in NJ a few years ago. That was a photo where the car was faster than my camera.. no car!  So it was a natural for a background!

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2 hours ago, Tom Geiger said:

Thanks Paul!  I went to TROG in NJ a few years ago. That was a photo where the car was faster than my camera.. no car!  So it was a natural for a background!


You did a great job on your Blue Beetle rebuild !

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Johan '68 Fury, ex 4 door cop car, now 2 door sedan pro street. I cut out the B pillar, door handle, lock and door line out as one piece, moved it back until it looked right (l had pics of a 1/1), then put the pieces I had removed from the back doors into the space on the front doors. I made a six pack scoop and put it on a spare, flat back, hood, but I prefer the sleepiness of the flat, yellow hood.

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On 1/5/2022 at 8:15 PM, Snake45 said:

Bully, you win Glue Bomb of the Month! And are already a strong contender for the 2022 award! Can't wait to see what you do with it. Model on! B)

@Snake45 I finally got to use some of the parts of that original glue bomb, frame, rear axle/suspension engine and a bit of the interior. While not a restore, it did get a second life. 

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12 hours ago, disconovaman said:

Seems it's always the case that build ups and glue bombs end up in my hands. These latest ones were destined for the trash. I'm not sure if I did any favors by saving these though... but I'm a sucker for old builds so I scooped them up anyway.

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Who doesn't love a huge box of possibilities?

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