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  1. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
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    A couple of new ones from Revell... These came out a couple of years ago... All new tooling.....;) Revell57FordSedanGasser2.jpg.7afde6c23ca22eedb3f44f0c74cec9d7.jpg Revell57FordSedanGasser4.thumb.jpg.34639b2c2b7210cb24e45d44fbfca0d1.jpg Revell57FordSedanGasser1.jpg.d5a13be9643da1e91c61d89943d8d36f.jpg rmx854396.jpg Revell57FordSedanGasser3.thumb.jpg.e7235f3a2e0f17535037d7ffa86090d1.jpg revell-1957-ford-sedan-gasser-2-n-1-model-kit-125-scale.jpg.f0afcfbd87494b132713d30baed28992.jpg
     
  2. rudestude
    Joined: Mar 23, 2016
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    Very cool...I had that one and others when I was young..and apparently "Dumb" ...this is all I have left of them ...some 50 years back my brother and I would settle our battles with bb guns , in our bed room, by taking aim on eash others models until one of us give in.
    He has none left...I lost all of my show rods , Pink Panther, Cherry Bomb, Milk Wagon, Beer Wagon, all of the greats...we still got our eye's though.
    Cool find Root...
    I bid $4....just saying.
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  3. Roothawg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2001
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    You want my box? I’ll send it to you.
     
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  4. rudestude
    Joined: Mar 23, 2016
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  5. Jay.S
    Joined: Feb 24, 2009
    Posts: 372

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    These are some of my best ones. The box set is killer. When you can find them assembled in the box from the 60’s also is great.


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  6. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
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    from Tampa, FL

    I believe this kit still exists, and has been reissued in the past in various forms. I'm not 100 percent sure if this is the same kit, but I think it is and this is one place I know you can get one. I have no financial connections to this dealer. There are probably other dealers out there. No longer a cheap kit!

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  7. I have that kit. It’s not like the 1961 toy. But similar in scale. I took a couple photos IMG_0746.JPG IMG_0745.JPG IMG_0744.JPG to compare. It is a fun kit to build. I haven’t finished it yet.


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  8. Notice you'll need to make a back and right side for it. Not sure why they did that. But it does have a cool lift, pumps, and floor jack. Ron...
     
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  9. Dennis D
    Joined: May 2, 2009
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    Thanks for the pictures, shame it isn't more like the original.
     
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  10. Paint
    Joined: Nov 18, 2005
    Posts: 303

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  11. edcodesign
    Joined: Mar 30, 2007
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    Ever see these ? 1677A3B0-233F-43ED-8D11-D76583141F2A.jpeg 304950A7-9B0A-4669-95F2-BBA320229524.jpeg 82719DC7-EA6B-414A-9CED-CD67D789D354.jpeg 0F4FA736-7E21-452E-B4A4-C4F44C865F30.jpeg
     
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  12. edcodesign
    Joined: Mar 30, 2007
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    Some builds from the last few years, I cut boxes up for space. AA4CAAA8-4D1E-46D2-8EC8-453C2A8174E9.jpeg 84B97539-291E-4F68-B967-DB8FB1C837BD.jpeg
     
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  13. edcodesign
    Joined: Mar 30, 2007
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    My version of ZZ TOP. Stole one engine from Tommy Ivo for the T bucket. He ended up with a twin engine dragster. He stated, “ I miss four wheel drive” ! The yellow T is a Happy Days Recreation. E84F1724-53D6-4340-ABB6-557466A71B4C.jpeg
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  14. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
    Posts: 5,981

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    Hello,
    Since it is Valentine's Day, my last and only box art models are sitting in my garage drawer with a waiting period for someone to get going and complete the builds. They just happened to be RED and that fits on this fun day.

    Having built a ton of very early model hot rod kits and made up some of our own modifications, the one thing we got out of that was a strong competition as to how a hot rod looks to the other guy. My brother had his ideas on what color, style of build and with custom roll bars and headers, he had the advantage of being older with a few more under his build attempts. I was just getting started as I liked to play with his models after he got finished with them. But, some of the more delicate parts usually got broken off, which raised the ire of my brother’s hard work.

    It wasn’t the finished product that was the important thing. It was the ability to take those parts off the numerous racks and put something together. At first, without prior hot rod building skills, we tried to put them together without reading the instructions. They were ok, but there were some parts that were left on the table or still hanging on those plastic frames.
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    The last plastic 1/24 kit I bought was the K.S.Pittman 41 Willys Coupe. It was for sale in a local arts supply store. I just could not pass up that discounted price. That was what our 1940 Willys Coupe would have looked like if we were able to continue and finish the whole 671 SBC Willys Coupe and continue to compete at the nationals and beyond. I even got some preliminary drawings and shapes to make the twin grille of our 1940 Willys and modify the 41 single grille of Pittman’s Willys.

    No one makes a 1/24 plastic grille insert or front end, other than the expensive resin cast or plastic forming versions of a 1940 Willys truck, with twin grilles. So, until I find a rainy day again in So Cal, preliminary work has stopped and the 1/24 model kit still has its plastic wrapper around the box.
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    The other (still plastic wrapped) 1/24 kit was the original 1958 Impala that we bought at a toy store in Belmont Shore. It was the only place that had this particular model. We had just gotten married and the thoughts of that classic hot rod sedan with its varied history came back into play. I did not want another real size Impala (impractical for our lifestyle) so, I had plans to break out my fine paint brushes for some red detailing upholstery and shiny black paint for the outside.

    Just like what I had imagined from those good old days. The paint, new wheels, and our garage mini body shop was all ready, but for us, life got in the way and there were other things that needed to get done first. So, since those old days in our apartment, the plastic wrap is still on the box, waiting its turn.
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    Jnaki

    One thing my brother and I did was to put them together without glue, since we wanted to put some of the parts on another build and only had money for one kit. It was a good technique, but it only went so far before gravity took over and collapsed the whole project.

    So, with those skills we learned and had, our parents bought us a complete plastic V8 motor in a different size on Christmas. We looked at each other and had the biggest grins ever!!! Now, this was a kit.
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    Now, talk about not wanting to glue the whole engine together. My brother told me to not glue anything together. He wanted to be able to put the whole thing together, tear it down, lay out the pieces and start again. He only got so far before gravity and vibrations from the wooden floor shook something loose. But, he had the idea that it certainly would help in a real life motor build or rebuild.


    No, we did not display it on our tv. We kept all of the loose pieces and in 50+ years, gave the whole kit to our niece’s family to do what they wish. When opening the box, seeing all of the pieces and it was an eye opener, with all of the memories flooding my brain…








     
  15. cfmvw
    Joined: Aug 24, 2015
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    All of this reminds me of the Calvin and Hobbes story arc where he tries (unsuccessfully) to build a phantom jet model. At one point he complains that his model doesn't look like the one on the box: "How did they paint eyebrows on someone an inch tall?", to which Hobbes observes, "I think they superimposed a real jet on a plastic stand."
     
  16. brando1956
    Joined: Jun 25, 2017
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    Had this exact kit, one of the first I built, around 1965. I've kept about 30 but unfortunately this one didn't survive as it was an early effort and not well done. Now wish I had kept all of them. Never was one to destroy a model but often parted them out to build to build something else.
     
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  17. California Classics

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  18. BuckeyeBuicks
    Joined: Jan 4, 2010
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    from ohio

    Last edited: Feb 28, 2021
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  19. edcodesign
    Joined: Mar 30, 2007
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    Just finished. 91BE02D0-D931-4160-987F-F04532EDA683.jpeg
     
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  20. Ziggster
    Joined: Aug 27, 2018
    Posts: 912

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    Found this on the interweebs after seeing this for sale locally.

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  21. rudestude
    Joined: Mar 23, 2016
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    A few posts back Roothawg posted a picture of a model box he had acquired....I commented that I had that particular kit when I was young and still had it , but I no longer had the original box, he offered it to me.
    Well today I got a delivery...the box...a gift from Root ,and I am very thankfull to him for that...very cool Root.
    And there was something a little extra that came with that delivery that just made me laugh my ass off..
    Earlier when I posted that I had that model that originally came with a box like that, I told the story about my brother and I would shoot each others models with bb guns to settle are battles and thats what had broken that particular model.
    Upon looking over my newly acquired box I lift the lid off and notice little dots of light shining through it ...funny part..for me anyway,,the light is coming through what appear to be BB shot holes...the very thing that broke up the model that I wanted the box for...weird.
    Thanks again Root
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  22. Roothawg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2001
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    You are quite welcome. Glad it found a good home.
     
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  23. uncleandy 65
    Joined: Jan 14, 2013
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  24. Roothawg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2001
    Posts: 21,627

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    There's a cool display at the ST. Louis Transportation Museum. They have a Turbine Car on display.
     
  25. Speed Gems
    Joined: Jul 17, 2012
    Posts: 3,352

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    Here's my only H.A.M.B. friendly one's The blue SWC kit is the original kit which i wish i'd never opened , or tried too put together. :rolleyes:
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