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Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by milo1303s, Mar 16, 2014.

  1. rudestude
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    I have run out of words Mike....just insert my past complements x2...it looks great.
    Do I see a lever(brake) tucked down in there ? It looks good...
    I have the only one picture of my old fed, infact it sitting in front of me....crap of a picture...doesn't do the car any justice.
    It was a very nice looking car , full aluminum body that was painted black and it had some graphics, kind of gold , reddish maroon, and blue all candy colors that went from the tip of the body then widened out as they ran up then flaired out at the windscreen...frame was black and most everything else was chrome or polished aluminum.
    Only thing I have of it now is the crap picture, the brake/air pump lever, the one I shared pics of with you...and the memories that pop back in my head when I see yours.....thanks...no really
    Thank you Mike..

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  2. quick85
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    ^^ Can you scan that photo for us? I'm sure I'm not the only one interested.
     
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  3. rudestude
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    Sorry for the crap picture...only one I have.
    As explained earlier the car was very nicely done...I was only about 20 when I bought it, around 1982, first kid on the block with his own dragster......back then it was just another hot rod to me.,.
    so I didn't do any research on its history other than it was from and was raced in California and that it shared garage with a famous hand built dragster that had a hand built huge 4cylinder engine built by Byron Barnes of California from back in the day.
    But they were in a garage in Oregon just 20 miles from me...
    I paid $2,200 for the car that included 2 Hemi engines , one was set up for alcohol est.1100hp, the other for gas est.900hp. Hilborn fuel injection with several different lengths of stacks set up for both alcohol and gas, a Linco 2spd plus loads of extra parts...heads, pistons, rods ,cranks etc.
    I was considering putting the gas engine in my 27 t roadster that was one of my daily drivers...it was running a 427 ford side oiler with duel carbs already...I left the ford in it.
    The big engine was out and torn down and was in the process of getting larger aluminum rods installed ...the new rods were there and new pistons plus all the rest of the parts but never installed...then I found out why....while grinding to make room for the new rods to fit they had got into a water jacket...at that point all was stopped and never finished, and once I figured out all of the stuff I was going to have to do to get the car up to date so I could run it, including more roll cage , new parachute,belts,tires.
    a reverser planetary for the Linco tran. and a different block or use other engine ....the car had last run in the ..... must of been mid 70's or when ever it was said you had to have reverse gear.
    Anyways I ended up by eventually selling the car..but I did spend many hours in the seat looking down that long body over and around the injector tubes, with them zoomies pointed back at me and a slick on each side of my head and me going bawauhha.. bawauhha..as I am pumping the air pump lever to build up air for my shift into hi gear...then grab the hand brake lever...some more bawauhhas ... release the brake handle and as I reach down to push the button ,for the shift into high gear, thats mounted above the rear axle just over the top where the ring and pinion gears would be turning and where my nuts are resting ...I notice a little sticker that reads "Bullit Proof....almost"....more bawauhha then its over...hit the kill button , grab the lever thats next to my right shoulder...parachute.....pull back on the brake lever.. wow what a ride it would have been.
    I have owned many hot rods and most every other type cars and raced drags, circle track..dirt and asphalt, off road, road etc...but the one I dream about the most ...is the one that never happened.
    Thanks guys
    Terry (Rudestude) 20210522_193709~3.jpeg

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  4. quick85
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    Well, Terry, I thought I might be able to work with it a little
    but just ended cleaning it up and cropping it down. All in all,
    though, that was quite the tale.

    zzzzzzzTerry.jpeg

     
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  5. rudestude
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    Thanks for your efforts Quick....ya it was cool..wish I still had it, but I wish that for about every car I have ever owned.
    I tell you that 27 T was a blast to drive...last year or so the guy that had originally built the roadster in 1974 contacted me...he is trying to find it , he would like to buy it if he can....was cool to hear how he went about collecting the parts and about the engine and frame .
    Guess ya can't keep them all.....sure would be nice if you could..
    Mostly because what they're worth now compared to what was paid for them back then.

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  6. 41 coupe
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    How about this one, it is the only hamb friendly one I have built lately. 20210507_110633.jpg 20210507_110718.jpg 20210507_110700.jpg 20210507_110745.jpg 20210507_110711.jpg 20210507_090244.jpg 20210507_110815.jpg 20210507_110827.jpg 20210507_110726.jpg 20210507_110800.jpg 20210507_110736.jpg
     
  7. Mike-model
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    @41 coupe, I like it. I have never seen that model before and I like the old big fendered cars. I remember riding in a few and can imagine even today I'd still like the velvety cushioned seats and smooth ride. Granddad had a DeSoto, huge car, man that was a dream gliding over the back roads of rural Florida as a kid back in the late 50s.

    Nice model of a probable very old kit, heck, the hood fits better than more recent kits.

    Mike..
     
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  8. Mike-model
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    @rudestude, great story! Man, that is a really nice looking dragster. I've grown to really like the shorter WB cars, yours appears to be in the 150" range, give or take. Perfect dimensions in my opinion. I can easily understand you not forgetting this one. The thought too of the extra parts with the purchase is just amazing.

    Also, many thanks for the decent and generous approval, kind of humbling actually. I never expected this forum to be so modeling-friendly.

    Mike..
     
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  9. rudestude
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    Well guys it happened ,the deal that I had mentioned in a earlier post ...about getting a collection of model parts and pieces ..I can't wait till next Sunday...got to show some body.
    These pictures don't do them any justice, but there is some very cool stuff in all of it and there's lots of it.
    Here's a few to start, the model boxes are empty...good for display.
    There's one big box 18" square and 8"+ deep of just loose parts
    other boxes with zip lock bags full of parts ...lots of custom parts from the old AMT on and on ...... 20210524_150313~2.jpeg 20210524_150249~2.jpeg 20210524_143141.jpeg 20210524_143227~2.jpeg 20210524_143116~2.jpeg 20210524_143233~2.jpeg 20210524_144336~2.jpeg 20210524_143715~2.jpeg

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  10. rudestude
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    More....how about some quick change center sections..the individual parts pictured...there's more like them in some of the bags also. 20210524_141938~2.jpeg 20210524_142024(0)~2.jpeg 20210524_143944~2.jpeg 20210524_143912~2.jpeg 20210524_143852~2.jpeg 20210524_141834~2.jpeg 20210524_140148~2.jpeg 20210524_140108~2.jpeg

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  11. rudestude
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  12. rudestude
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    Wow...
    Any one need a mustang interior tub?...got a couple. 20210524_134053~2.jpeg 20210524_133955~2.jpeg 20210524_132905~2.jpeg 20210524_132112(0)~2.jpeg 20210524_161845~2.jpeg 20210524_161343~2.jpeg 20210524_161413~2.jpeg 20210524_161323~2.jpeg

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  13. rudestude
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    And even some oddities....the Studebaker body is rather odd apparently a old resin body , its aluminum foil that was I guess formed over a body or master of sorts ..then on the bottom side it has a resin? material that looks to have been applied...its crude...looks like a early version of them ones that are online.
    Under the primer on the top side its aluminum sheet, from the bottom...inside...its the resin.
    And then the pre-Batmobile Lincoln...got to see if I can find all the parts.. 20210524_163845~2.jpeg 20210524_163819~2.jpeg 20210524_163357~2.jpeg 20210524_163740~2.jpeg 20210524_161634~2.jpeg

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  14. rudestude
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    And thats it ...so far ...he said there will be more to come ..if I want them ..of course, I will take it all.
    Plan is to sort the parts into like groups , bag and tag...sounds easy enough..
    Possibly bag up some project kits of sorts.
    I will probably start doing some heavy custom builds ...now that I got the old parts..
    And as I get the stuff separated more and put into like groups or what ever ....I will post pics and if any one see something they can use in there builds then let me know or if your planning a particular build and need something...let me know then if I spot one while sorting ...there you go.
    Oh ya there was even a large die-cast sbc display engine in the mix.
    20210524_152308~2.jpeg 20210524_152236~2.jpeg 20210524_152048~2.jpeg 20210524_152136~2.jpeg 20210524_152006~2.jpeg

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  15. quick85
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    You're killing me. Killing me, I tell ya.
     
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  16. rudestude
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    Well hell if you didn't live so far away I would invite you over and you could dig through the stuff also.....man, Im seeing lots of cool stuff ,...your still invited and I will probably still be digging when you got here...
    No really if there's anything particular that your looking for let me know ...good chance it might be in there.


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  17. mchook
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    Holy crap! You just got an entire small scale junkyard. Great find!
     
  18. Deuces
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    from Michigan

  19. Mike-model
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  20. Mike-model
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    1:16 brass FED, FINISHED.
    Guys, very proud to show this one, on the shelf now.

    -IMG_3995.jpg -IMG_3996.jpg -IMG_4003.jpg -IMG_4004.jpg -IMG_4005.jpg -IMG_4006.jpg -IMG_4007.jpg -IMG_4007b.jpg -IMG_4007c.jpg -IMG_4007d.jpg -IMG_4007e.jpg

    Now the bench gets cleaned, got a wine glass ready for this task! Cheers,
    Many thanks to all who've bothered to comment and like, truly a great incentive.
    Thank you,
    Mike..
     
  21. Congratulations!!!
     
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  22. rudestude
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    Mike...I hope the wine is of very nice vintage...you deserve it.
    unless your just going for effect? then your finest Mad Dog 20/20 will do.
    So Mike ...I hold my glass high , chocolate milk on the rocks , and
    I salute you for another amazingly beautiful build and your amazing craftsmanship ability..
    Well done.

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  24. rc57
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    Great link, thanks
     
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  25. The Buck Baker black widow is coming along nicely. 64391969355__DC0C71F9-A899-4209-815D-710D69D6BCFD.jpg
     
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  26. rudestude
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    Hello....my name is Rudestude...aaanndd I am addicted to sorting plastic model parts....and loving it...
    I can't stop..I walk away and they suck me right back in again.
    Worst part is that you find a really cool part and say it's one of 4, you dig some more and find 2 and 3 then you dig and dig ...must of over looked it...so you go back and dig some more...ya
    But a few times that has happened and I stopped took a break...come back looked and there it was...then some not so lucky.
    Anyways here's a sampling of what I have been finding and I haven't even made a dent in it yet.
    From bags of headers to roll bars...cock pit tonneau covers to a huge pile of custom body parts from vintage amt 3in1 and customizing kits...nose and tail ends, fender skirts , bumpy hoods, scoops of all sizes and stuff I don't even know what they are.
    A nice pair of blown engines that have a coupling shaft and fuel tanks ...twin engine dragster?
    There's even a bunch of odd stuff like accessories from different kits, radios, tv sets ,recordplayers, real to reels, and more...
    Ever see a flat head V-8 ford or a chopped down 32? radiator shell that's molded in pink plastic?
    A couple sets of 4x4 tires and wheels that are resins. 20210529_133423~2.jpeg 20210529_133456~2.jpeg 20210529_140333~3.jpeg 20210529_140003~2.jpeg 20210529_141347~2.jpeg 20210529_141146~2.jpeg

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  29. quick85
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    This is getting insane.
     
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