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    I have always been a Parnelli Jones fan, and as such a "Calhoun" fan, it being one of the more storied winners at as Mr. Ralstin likes to say "The Big Casino", my first day at the Speedway was the day he broke the 150 mph barrier. What I have wanted since getting my first Carousel 1 Watson diecast was a model of ol "98" as it appeared in its last hurrah, the Bowes SealFast livery of 1964. I know eCat and Artemis has an excellent Qual foto of it, and I suppose my next trip to Indy means a stop at the photo shop.

    Now the crux of the biscuit is I have never undertaken such a thing and am looking for any advice of any form, without having looked into it real hard I think the first step is to get about 3 64 Rutherford Bardhal Diecasts off of Ebay, Step 2 HELP!!!!!!

    I am quite a talented artist/draftsman and do have access to a machine shop any references advice would be truly appreciated.
    "I'm a Rodeo-de-oh-deo-deo-de-Cowboy borderin on the Insane"

    "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't lead a hortaculture"

    "When The Going Get's Wierd, The Wierd Turn Pro"

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    Why would you need more than one of the Bardahl cars (esp. if you can machine yourself any missing parts)?

    But if you really do...Replicarz currently has it (AND the '62 version of Calhoun, if that's more suitable) on sale for $54.95:
    http://www.mailordercentral.com/replicarz/products.asp?dept=350

    AND they have an additional 10% off website orders thru Tuesday.

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      For any project you start you need a foundation, something you can work off of, something like in the way I wior with my cars. My advoce to you is find a car remotely close to the car you want then take it from there. What scale do you want to make this?
      ~GPino~

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        theunions, my experience in model conversion is nil, as such, something I learned in the Navy, while in the Litton Shipyard was the "shipyard gospel: Steal one, Break one, Install one." I was allowing myself "wiggle room" basically for producing a proper looking nose piece, with the "hot rod" induction scoop. The Bardhal car has the proper size wheels and tires for 64, and having looked into a bit more, I believe a mix and match of the two you suggest might be more profitable. Thanks for the link. chapperral it is going to be a conversion of the Carousel 1 Watson Roadsters, which are 1/18 scale.
        "I'm a Rodeo-de-oh-deo-deo-de-Cowboy borderin on the Insane"

        "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't lead a hortaculture"

        "When The Going Get's Wierd, The Wierd Turn Pro"

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        • #5
          e-mail me and I am sure I can steer you in the right direction. 2 heads are better then one.
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          http://mywebpages.comcast.net/bobbyb...happarrel.htm;)
          ~GPino~

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