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History Dads model collection from the early 60's

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Roadsir, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. I decided to take a few pics of my Dad's model collection. Most were built in the early 60's. It certainly brings back memories of being told not to touch them (although I think I am responsible for some of the damage)

    32 5 window


    Mild custom shoe box. I like the skinny whites and radiused wheel openings

    Cool 34 3 window. Dig the grille insert.

    One of my favorites. Tough car and it had 12 wins!

    Classic 36 3 window with candy red paint and a dumped front end

    Cool mopar

    How about a different take on a Merc

    One of my favorites an Edmunds modified


    Without the body. [​IMG]

    Crappy picture of an old picture, but this is why I like the Edmunds model. This is 1970, and that is me sitting on the tire next to Dad. He built the modified in the picture, and I was in the shop watching and getting in the way all the time, watching arc welding through a helmet, how to squint when you chip slag!


    Really neat A roadster. I like the color.

    Nice Scavenger pipes out the back.

    Mini-bike era was coming. Heres a Hodaka


    Un-built 3 in 1 F100. I always thought the oxy acetylene tanks were a neat touch.

    Another 3 in one kit. This kit has a pile of parts

    The 3 in 1 as built. I can't remember if I broke this or my older brother Steve. Oh and the Corvair has a blown mid engined hemi

  2. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,984

    from California

    that's really cool... only one of my models survived.
  3. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 19,457

    from Michigan

    Sweeeeeet!!! :D
    Thanks for posting those... :)
  4. Sweet, Rog can build anything with wheels from small to large scale.

  5. Vendome
    Joined: Mar 18, 2007
    Posts: 129


    I just finished re-gluing a model I built back in the 60's that came apart. They said in the directions to scrape away the chrome in areas you want to glue....s*#t, why didn't I read that back then!

    Thanks for sharing, you dad's models are very nice and period correct!
  6. chrisntx
    Joined: Jan 20, 2006
    Posts: 1,791

    from Texas .


    This was a great kit. I liked it so much I bought a second kit and still have the model from about 1964. Actually, I ran the first model into the wall repeatedly and blew it up with firecrackers! :)
  7. That is bloody great! Take your time and restore them.
    That two T kit is still available, should find it on line pretty easy.

  8. calvinh
    Joined: Aug 31, 2009
    Posts: 176


    Man this is cool!! Thanks for sharing with us.
  9. Aektsuke
    Joined: Sep 11, 2011
    Posts: 2

    from th

    Thank you for sharing this information.
  10. Aektsuke
    Joined: Sep 11, 2011
    Posts: 2

    from th

    Last edited: Sep 12, 2011
  11. RAF
    Joined: Sep 13, 2008
    Posts: 432

    from MA.

    Great models. Thanks for a trip back in time.
  12. Those are wonderful! Thanks for sharing.
  13. Great stuff! I built most of those same kits back in the 60's. The AMT 3in1 kits were absolutely the best. I must have built a dozen or so '40 Fords, Coupe and Sedan versions. Still enjoy digging them out and re-doing them.
  14. Harms Way
    Joined: Nov 27, 2005
    Posts: 6,869

    Harms Way

    Almost all the model cars my Brother and I built, eventually fell victim to BB Guns & firecrackers,.. We just had a small shelf in our room to put them on,.. So when the shelf got to full,.. we had to get creative on how to dispose of what ever one we liked the least.

    Ahhhh,... well, It seemed like a good idea at the time!

    I'm glad your Dad saved his,... very nice collection.
  15. Tuff Tin
    Joined: May 23, 2004
    Posts: 921

    Tuff Tin

    I wish that I had a couple of mine from the 60's. Nice that you still have these and the memories to boot.
  16. BeatnikPirate
    Joined: May 21, 2006
    Posts: 1,416

    from Media, Pa.

    Cool models! Thanks for posting the pics.
    This may inspire me to repair my old model collection which has been falling apart and collecting dust since the 1960's.

    Attached Files:

  17. One more that I forgot to upload earlier.

  18. Nice that you have them displayed, a lot of similarities. Dad's have been in the same Butternut Coffee Cardboard box since I can remember, I should get them displayed properly as well.

  19. stuart in mn
    Joined: Nov 22, 2007
    Posts: 1,847

    stuart in mn

    Your dad was a pretty good modeler. Someone mentioned restoring them...for the most part they look pretty good as is to me.
  20. outlaw256
    Joined: Jun 26, 2008
    Posts: 2,023


    man thanks for the trip back. when i was a young gun i built a BUNCH of model cars. i have no idea what happened to them. a couple major moves, a house full of little cousins. and time. but i sure wish i had them now.i was so proud of mt 41 willys. i won a model car contest back in the late 60s at a hobby shop with it.i was about 13 or little cousin made it into a flat peice of plastic because i wouldnt let him play with it.i still hate that little shit.
  21. Rice n Beans Garage
    Joined: Dec 17, 2006
    Posts: 1,519

    Rice n Beans Garage

    Nice stuff thanks for sharing
  22. Von Rigg Fink
    Joined: Jun 11, 2007
    Posts: 13,428

    Von Rigg Fink
    from Garage

    Thats real nice, I have an old foot locker somewhere with old model parts stashed in it..but not like these
  23. Hot Rod Willys
    Joined: Nov 10, 2006
    Posts: 1,697

    Hot Rod Willys
    from Ohio

    I love old models, here is one wall of my man cave.

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  24. Very cool thread!
  25. Jay.S
    Joined: Feb 24, 2009
    Posts: 372


    cool stuff, that 29 roadster is so cool!
  26. billylo
    Joined: May 20, 2007
    Posts: 542


    This is my favorite..
  27. Ebert
    Joined: Feb 13, 2006
    Posts: 1,915


    Man, your Dad had an eye for a great car! Cool beans!!!
  28. lanny haas
    Joined: Nov 1, 2008
    Posts: 560

    lanny haas
    from Phoenix AZ

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  30. tommyd
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
    Posts: 11,328

    from South Indy

    Cool to see what some of our fathers have passed along to us. A lot of our dads must have been painters,welders,fabricators,racers,mechanics,and all around do it yourselfers. I'm 53 and my dads generation had a do it your self attitude. My dad would always say when when something needed fixed " If some guy is smart enough to build it,then I should be smart enough to fix it" Sounds about right doesn't it? Your pops had a real talent,thanks for sharing.

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