The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODSURFER, Dec 10, 2009.
I thought this was the presidential limo.
He probably started a new account, a lot of people have done that.
The Stout Scarab on theoldmotor.com
Our group at Miners Drive-in Yakima,Wa. during the 2011 Vintiques NW Nat. rod run. Got that 50's look
Can't imagine which sounded weirdest : The exhaust, the horn or the guy who did this!
Do I win a prize?
Cool scene in E. Wa.
Actually most of Tom Daniels' wild designs were made into models by Monogram Model Company. Many years later Monogram and Revell Model Companies became one and reissued many of Tom Daniels designed kits. Having built many of those kits as a teen it's truly amazing what it cost Today to buy and build / paint a model kit.
And for it's the other way, when i got my first car kit (57 Fairlane) in 1988 it was $20, now that same kit is $12-$16 usually when I see it, with inflation that's a good sized drop.
Here's a cool picture from a great day at the shop. Anybody from the Roadmates CC, might guess who owns the 39.
Stupid question I know, but what is the Coupe in the foreground?
You want to try the hobby here in Oz, I just bought the Revell '48 Ford Custom Coupe. Just the kit was $43.00AU, I wanted the Hudson Hornet Kit but that was $59.00Au.
A single Humbrol tin of paint is $4.00AU, a pack of three styrene tube's to make roll cages from is $6.00AU.
I also priced a 1/8 Big Deuce, $225.00AU!!
Everything is ridiculously expensive, this is no longer a hobby for kids!
That sucks outright Doc, some places sell kits for those kinds of prices here too, but most are in the $14-35 range, though the last Big Deuce I found was well over $400... always wanted to try that kit.
Glue is $1.50-3, paint is $2.50-4 IIRC, it's been months since I looked at anything.
On the thread topic, here is a photo my buddy snapped of me a week or two ago. (I'm missing a large chunk of my leg in it)
i think these are pretty cool
I got lucky and bought a "red" RG Revell BiG Deuce kit new (still sealed) on ebay for $58.00 bucks plus shipping Back in '06, I I nabbed 20 yes Twenty new Revell BiG T kits for 48 bucks each and only 6 bucks shipping for every 3 kits... I still have a few of those left....
I tried to do the "artsy" thing with my cheezy cell phone.... Hope you guys like it...
He did in a real ugly way
Like a Rock....I think there's a song/commercial what goes something like that
This may rev your engine some more then...
I just scored all this stuff yesterday, its going in my Desoto
Does that ever rev my engine!
Is it a 409 or a 348?
I got a 348 over the winter to drop in my 59 Suburban limo and some dress-up and go fast couldn't hurt it either!
Its a 409 truck motor, but its still over double what my flathead was puttin out
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