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von Race

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  1. von Race

    Spot of the Day Part 2

    So your sure then, it was black? If 50's Cads are helipads then the 60's must surely be aircraft carriers!? The 59's are really lovely cars, my fave.
  2. von Race

    Ford Transit Mk.2 LWB Van Conversion

    Well gentleman, after 3 hours searching Google images, it has yet to bring forth an actual image of a Mk2 with the V4 engine. I found some interesting pix of an inline 6cyl Mk2 though. I also found this sales brochure http://fordtransit.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=46969 which show 4 engine options. The 1.6 (standard), 2.0 (optional), 3.0 (LWB) "heavy duty", and the 2.4 diesel. So obviously, they must be rarer than hens teeth. But any way you look at it, stuffing Mark's LWB with any motor tantalizes the imagination. I am very much looking forward to the next update, and sorry Mark, I didn't mean to hyjack your thread!
  3. von Race

    Ford Transit Mk.2 LWB Van Conversion

    Indeed Mini Man, the cut down V8 is looking like the way to go. Going to have to create a file folder of just V4 photos. Never have "built" a scale motor before, this should prove interesting! Of course it would be so much easier to find someone that can render it in 3D, and has a connection to Shapeways. Oh yeah, they would have to be willing to give freely of their time for my selfish wants! Hummmmmmmm............. If only I knew someone....................................
  4. von Race

    Ford Transit Mk.2 LWB Van Conversion

    Yes it does help. Choices for V6 motors seem to be a little thin in 1/24, let alone diesel 4 cylinders. But I have to admit, I haven't looked yet. That Transit fire truck has been for sale all over. I think I saw it on daBay out of Colorado some time ago. Interesting to note that bungee cords must be the battery tie-down of choice all over the world!
  5. von Race

    Ford Transit Mk.2 LWB Van Conversion

    Now that I've cleaned all the drool off my keyboard maybe I write something intellegent......intelagnt.......smart now. So, if a guy kinda went a little overboard with this LWB Transit, and wanted to put a motor in it, what would he use? Did the LWB come with the V4? And is it the same one SAAB used? I know I could use any motor, but what would be "correct" for a factory build? As far as a cast tire..oops..tyre rack, that would be great. The question in my mind is, will it support 15 or 20 tyres? I can see it now...all my built ups robbed of their rubber! Thanks for your help in advance. I'm just gunna go back a page and drool some more......a little bit.................maybe..........
  6. von Race

    Photo links to Postimage not working?

    Mine too! Would really like to know!
  7. very very nice indeed! right down to the roof rack and hood emblem Thumbs up!
  8. von Race

    Ford Transit Mk.2 LWB Van Conversion

    So Mark, about the roof, how did that come about? 3D printed, sculpted, slice and dice? Don't want you to reveal any trade secrets or is it one of those "I could tell you but......I'd have to kill you" deals? LOL It's really, really looking great. I have thought about this conversion for a long time but never thought my skills were up to the task. Am very glad you are taking the time to do it right, as you have done with all your product. Can't wait!
  9. von Race

    Transit Rally Service Barge photos wanted.

    Here are a couple you might want to look into. I do have other photos of them, but not all four sides unfortunately. Surprising there aren't more photos, as these were "big name" teams also. PM me if it sparks an interest.
  10. This just arrived few hours ago. Pre-ordered from Hobby-Tokyo on daBay about a month ago. Would have liked the 71, fat fendered car, but hey, I'm not going to complain! Thank you Hasegawa!!! The more I look at it, the more I like it. Roll bars and "racing seats", the correct wheels, that I'm sure are period correct, given the overall quality of the kit. Defiantly going to clear the bench for this one.
  11. von Race

    Stratospheric priced kits, or Holy Grails?

    On my Holy Grail list, and I know would be stratospheric in price if I could find one, is Profil24's Citroen BX 4TC, group B car. Not that I'm particularly enamored with the car, but my group B collection has a rather glaring hole in it. With all the top tier cars, some of the lower tier cars, (or the kits and decals to make them) and a lot of the group 4 transfer cars in 1/24 scale, this one kit is a thorn in my side. Like a lot of you, we can only hope that the manufacturers will reissue some of our favorites.
  12. von Race

    How do I post Pictures?

    Fail, will work on it! Going to try and get this to "ready for inspection". just gotta get the size down. The big pic's bring out all the flaws!!!!
  13. von Race

    How do I post Pictures?

    maybe better, reduced size and added text first to try and get rid of that wired spacing.
  14. von Race

    How do I post Pictures?

    test photo, crossing fingers, a little to big?
  15. Are those the wheels from the Italeri kit? I don't have one of the "new" kits.