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Art & Inspiration Model Car Boxes... And A Break Of Sorts...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Sep 19, 2016.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,511

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    Ryan submitted a new blog post:

    Model Car Boxes... And A Break Of Sorts...


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  2. hrm2k
    Joined: Oct 2, 2007
    Posts: 3,695


    Good Luck with that back thing Ryan..........
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  3. Danekejt
    Joined: May 27, 2012
    Posts: 100

    from Pa

    Feel better soon.
  4. Good luck. :)
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  5. Best wishes for a successful procedure Boss,you have a competent group of moderators that can keep this place running like a Swiss watch.

    BTW,I built several of those models when I was a kid. HRP
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  6. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
    Posts: 10,915

    from Tampa, FL

    Hope it all works out well... speedy recovery! RE the kits, IMHO this is the kit that made hot rod and custom model car building really " happen." It wasn't the first hot rod kit, but it was a HUGE hit. Gary

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  7. greybeard360
    Joined: Feb 28, 2008
    Posts: 1,601


    Hope you have a speedy recovery!

    I think I built about a third of those kits. I built a Big T about 15 years ago. It wasn't even close to the original. No nailhead... Different wheels. Just not the same.

    Sent from my LG-H343 using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
  8. slowmotion
    Joined: Nov 21, 2011
    Posts: 3,253


    Hey man, take it easy with the back thing. Don't rush the healing process.
    & thanks for the kit memories too...
    I think the T for Two was maybe my first.
    Also had the Green Hornet, Sizzler dragster/comp coupe, and of course the original Big'T'.
    All long gone of course. But I think I traded the Big 'T' for my first StingRay bike...a beater that I painted pretty much weekly (who knew ya had to put gold or silver base under candy?).:D Later to have the first 'extended' front end in my hick-town.:eek:
    Get well quick man.
  9. flamingokid
    Joined: Jan 5, 2005
    Posts: 2,200


    As an avid collector of tin litho,the boxes are as important,if not more so,than the car itself.Nice collection.
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  10. LongT
    Joined: May 11, 2005
    Posts: 952


    Best of luck with the surgery!!
  11. Best wishes for a speedy and complete recovery.
    I know all about the degenerative disc problem, but I'm old!
  12. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 20,338

    Staff Member

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  13. Hot Rods Ta Hell
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
    Posts: 4,181

    Hot Rods Ta Hell

    Ryan; best wishes to a speedy recovery. I'm sure you'll be up and running in no time!

    Like Hot Rodding, vintage model car kit art work is Americana, and Doug's collection is worthy of a display at a car museum.
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  14. chiro
    Joined: Jun 23, 2008
    Posts: 902


    Good luck. Prayers that it all works out well.

  15. VNTGE41
    Joined: Mar 4, 2007
    Posts: 739

    from l.a.

    My ortho wants to do a 2 level disc replcement on my low back. Im still fighting with insurance company , been in pain for 2 1/2 years so i def know what youre going thru. Hope all goes well, heres to a speedy recovery.
  16. Hope all goes well with the procedure.
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  17. czuch
    Joined: Sep 23, 2008
    Posts: 2,688

    from vail az

    Ooooofff,,,,,,,,lower back is no fun. Glad you're getting a re-bush.
    Take it easy and do what they say. I had to learn that the hard way.
    The ID card at the end cracked me up.
  18. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 25,990

    Jalopy Joker

    wow, the need for surgery certainly let's us know what difficult time that you have had - yes, the procedure will go as planned and you will be "on the road" to recovery shortly - your well being is the priority, take whatever time off that you need. Thanks for sharing the Cool gallery pics.
  19. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,635


    Hope all goes well during and afterward.
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  20. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 4,653


    Hope for great results with your surgery, don't be afraid to take some time for yourself. You informed us of your predicament, so most of the guys on here will understand if things are a little slower than the norm. The box collection is amazing, sure brings back memories of my youth. Mostly AMT stuff for me, with The Green Hornet, Black Widow and Big T along with The Slant 6 thrown in there for good measure. The Big T and the Slant 6 are still with me all these yrs. later. Get Well Soon
  21. y'sguy
    Joined: Feb 25, 2008
    Posts: 402

    from Tulsa, OK

    WOW, Ryan! you posted my entire youth write there by posting the model boxes AND my adult life with the back AND neck issues ; ).
    Thanks for the memories and prayers for good healing.
  22. texdesoto
    Joined: Sep 20, 2006
    Posts: 134


    Good luck, and a speedy recovery.
    Joined: Jun 3, 2005
    Posts: 8,154


    All the best man, had a back surgery in 99 and actually need another but it's a coin toss for my gig. You could say I feel your pain, for reals. But to answer the blog entry, holy shit! And what an awesome way to display em as well, has me bordering on envy.
  24. Best of luck with the back surgery! I am going on my seventh week recovery from knee surgery and now I know why my recovery has been so bad.:mad: Did not get a Hot Rodder to do it! :rolleyes: Anyway I now know what to say when asked what I do. No not Retired :confused: Occupation! "Hot Rodder":cool: Do you need any Tig welding rod for the operation?:p
  25. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
    Posts: 4,224

    dana barlow
    from Miami Fla.
    1. Y-blocks

    Best of outcomes to ya. Fun looking at those boxs,must of had at lest a doz. of them.
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  26. Best of luck with the back surgery, you're too young to be having that.... :(

    And listen to what the Doc tells you to do post-surgery. I've known too many guys who felt sooo good afterwards that they thought they could now do all the stuff they had to quit doing... with disastrous results. My Doc told me if I didn't heed his advice, the second time I wouldn't like it. I told him I didn't like the first time....
  27. Ford52PU
    Joined: Jan 31, 2007
    Posts: 477

    from PA

    Best of luck, hope all goes well. Rehab will be your friend, but most likely hurt like hell.
  28. @Ryan -

    Thanks for sharing @Mazooma1's model car box collection! ... Way cool!

    Best wishes for a successful surgery, recovery, & rehab.
  29. Hope you feel better soon, and looking forward to hearing how things go... I have no cartilage between L4 and L5, and feel your pain (and shrink about 1/2" every time I lift something heavy)!
  30. D.N.D.
    Joined: Aug 15, 2012
    Posts: 1,385

    Member Emeritus

    Hi Ryan

    Best of luck on getting your back tuned up, had mine done in March with the glue you together deal

    They go in on each side with a small hole for the scope etc - drill some small holes - put in air ballons to get it square again - pump them up take out one at a time fill the hole with instant glue and you are good to go

    Modern tech is really cool, DND

    P.S. i'am a modeler too neat thread on the packages

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