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  Topic: I have reached a crossroads... and a decision.
Sundance

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PostForum: The Social Hall   Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:52 pm   Subject: Hi Adam
I sense the turmoil in this one...sounding like a jedi.

Life is a fickle thing. It can be the most aggravating and yet the most special thing. No doubt the wife issue is weighing heavily on you. ...
  Topic: Need help to identify WWII Military Ribbon....
Sundance

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PostForum: The Social Hall   Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:26 pm   Subject: I think I found something
https://medalsofamericapress.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/BK12-Ribbon-history-1.jpg

I think it may be and obsolete Certificate of Merit ribbon

Second row, 3rd from the left
  Topic: Need help to identify WWII Military Ribbon....
Sundance

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PostForum: The Social Hall   Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:00 pm   Subject: Not really henry
A lot of awards are give after the fact for activities performed by various, individuals, companies, divisions etc. After the fact, someone recognizes that this was above and beyond and submits paper ...
  Topic: Need help to identify WWII Military Ribbon....
Sundance

Replies: 25
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PostForum: The Social Hall   Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:42 pm   Subject: I thought of something else
When I did my dad's project, I had another thing I did. I knew he had been on the USS Shangri La on a Mediterranean deployment. Someone told me to contact the US Archives and they have a department ...
  Topic: Need help to identify WWII Military Ribbon....
Sundance

Replies: 25
Views: 3717

PostForum: The Social Hall   Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:20 pm   Subject: This is probably not much help but
About 15-20 years ago, I decided to make a shadowbox display of my dad's navy medals and ribbons. I ended up requesting, with his signature, a final copy of his DD214. What got interesting was that ...
  Topic: Answer to slow mail??
Sundance

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PostForum: The Social Hall   Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:00 pm   Subject: I generally trying not to get into these discussions but
A couple of times in years past, some a lot past, I attempted to get a job with the USPS. Once as a mechanic and second as postal worker. Each time I was required to take "skills" tests. ...
  Topic: Sanding the Salvinos JR 1/24 kit tires ?
Sundance

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PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2020 3:31 pm   Subject: Pretty easily
First, use a fine sandpaper, about 1000 grit or better and smooth it like you did with the nail file.

Next take piece of denim, like from your old jeans. Repeat what you did with the nail file t ...
  Topic: 2020 sucks.
Sundance

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PostForum: The Social Hall   Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:12 am   Subject: Sorry to hear that gator
I'll ditto the sentiments on 2020. I had a severe heart attack in Feb.

On a more positive note, I was diagnosed stage 4 prostate cancer in 2015. I am still here. Just had my annual scans yesterd ...
  Topic: Err brushing
Sundance

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PostForum: Reference Photo's - Paint and Color Matching   Posted: Mon May 25, 2020 5:23 pm   Subject: Welcome to the darkside...er airbrush side.
A lot of stuff goes into working with an airbrush and nearly everyone has an opinion. I've been spraying with an airbrush since the 80s so I'll add a few basics to help you start out.

1 Find a sc ...
  Topic: Sold
Sundance

Replies: 12
Views: 3686

PostForum: The Trading Post   Posted: Sat May 23, 2020 8:25 pm   Subject: PM sent
PM Sent
  Topic: Dodge MAGNUM resin WIP
Sundance

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PostForum: The Fab Shop   Posted: Sat May 23, 2020 8:09 pm   Subject: yes but
To my knowledge there was never a street magnum. I would direly love to do one or two! Please finish it!
  Topic: 2+2 open trunk pics?
Sundance

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PostForum: Reference Photo's - Paint and Color Matching   Posted: Thu May 07, 2020 12:05 pm   Subject: A reference shot for Bill J
Here is a pic of a 2+2 and a MC Aerocoupe side by side.

https://i.postimg.cc/3wVwtSHW/IMG-4165.jpg
  Topic: 2+2 open trunk pics?
Sundance

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PostForum: Reference Photo's - Paint and Color Matching   Posted: Thu May 07, 2020 11:57 am   Subject: Here are some trunk pics
The petty shots were taken a few months ago. The Michael Waltrip a few years ago. Notice the difference in hinge systems.

https://i.postimg.cc/9QSV2Dgn/IMG-5952.jpghttps://i.postimg.cc/wMVgYFnX/I ...
  Topic: Harry Gant 1983
Sundance

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PostForum: Reference Photo's - Paint and Color Matching   Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:33 am   Subject: And for some intrigue
I started researching the race that supposedly he won. There is no reference in his biography, Wikipedia, racing stats of him even participating in this race.

So did he win, did he race? I know h ...
  Topic: Harry Gant 1983
Sundance

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PostForum: Reference Photo's - Paint and Color Matching   Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:54 pm   Subject: I found them
Here they are. Unfortunately I cannot find the pic of the poster inside the car (you can kinda see it in there). The poster had more info on it.

https://i.postimg.cc/mgqk4SGT/IMG-4152-2.jpghttps: ...
  Topic: Harry Gant 1983
Sundance

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PostForum: Reference Photo's - Paint and Color Matching   Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:01 pm   Subject: If that is the same car I saw
a few years ago at Memory Lane Museum in Mooresville, NC. I can tell you more.

It was a used up car short track car that was campaigned by Harry Gant. This particular car was upgraded and used by ...
  Topic: Well my day got worse
Sundance

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PostForum: The Social Hall   Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:27 am   Subject: OOOWWWWWW
Man, I feel your pain. Hope you start to recover quickly. I've sent an all points advisory for the dogs in your area to start the squirrel hunt immediately!
  Topic: Molotow Spray Chrome
Sundance

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PostForum: Nascar Tips and Tricks   Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:33 am   Subject: Oh here is a blooper for you guys
Well, I shot off an email to bomber science about tips. They hadn't answered so I took a tip off another can of paint I had gotten at the auto paint store. Put it on my bomber science can of chrome. ...
  Topic: You guys might remember the transporter I did
Sundance

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PostForum: The Fab Shop   Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:37 pm   Subject: You guys might remember the transporter I did
To Refresh your memory

https://i.postimg.cc/yxSS2W93/IMG-5566-2.jpghttps://i.postimg.cc/t7QVbytS/IMG-5626-2.jpghttps://i.postimg.cc/cHKBq29v/20200402-183802.jpghttps://i.postimg.cc/fy9CdpmG/2020040 ...
  Topic: Molotow Spray Chrome
Sundance

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PostForum: Nascar Tips and Tricks   Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:16 pm   Subject: Any chance you could take a pic
of your nozzle on the can.

Maybe post it or email it to me? Maybe with a cell phone and text it to me.

Went to the bomber science site. There are a ton of tips available.

Thanks.
  Topic: Molotow Spray Chrome
Sundance

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PostForum: Nascar Tips and Tricks   Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:18 pm   Subject: ok Dave
I got my order in and tried it last night. I am disappointed. I sprayed some on a spoon and was found it came out the texture and look of testors metalizer aluminum. Note I used the nozzle that cam ...
  Topic: Unable to post avatar
Sundance

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PostForum: Under the Hood   Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:10 pm   Subject: Thanks Bob
You are the man!
  Topic: Unable to post avatar
Sundance

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PostForum: Under the Hood   Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:22 pm   Subject: Unable to post avatar
I've been trying to upload an avatar. I keep getting an invalid url message. The forum lets me add it as a signature photo just not an avatar. The signature photo is the one I would like for my ava ...
  Topic: Molotow Spray Chrome
Sundance

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PostForum: Nascar Tips and Tricks   Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:24 pm   Subject: Just made an order
from Bombing science. We'll see how it goes.
  Topic: In this chaos I want do something positive
Sundance

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PostForum: The Social Hall   Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:22 pm   Subject: I gave it a lot of thought.....
My favorite restaurant has the best pizza. I've decided to find the paramedics who took care of me when I had my heart attack and find out when they are working again. To thank them, I will be order ...
  Topic: In this chaos I want do something positive
Sundance

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PostForum: The Social Hall   Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:39 pm   Subject: In this chaos I want do something positive
I have no idea what that will be. However I would like to do something for a local business and/or it's employees. Early reporting is saying they expect 10% of the small business will go under a res ...
  Topic: Molotow Spray Chrome
Sundance

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PostForum: Nascar Tips and Tricks   Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:15 pm   Subject: Just where does one get this spray version
My local hobby shops and Hobby Lobby think I am nuts
  Topic: Dodge MAGNUM resin WIP
Sundance

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PostForum: The Fab Shop   Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:03 pm   Subject: Count me in too
I owned a 79 beige magnum. It was the most comfortable car I ever owned. Had it about 5 yrs until I slid on ice into a telephone pole. Didn't get a scratch.

I always wanted to build a model of it ...
  Topic: We need to be careful...
Sundance

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PostForum: The Social Hall   Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:40 pm   Subject: Prayers
To all those who have it and their families.
  Topic: We need to be careful...
Sundance

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Views: 12298

PostForum: The Social Hall   Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:27 pm   Subject: My thoughts on the media
Allow me to tell you a couple of events that I was directly involved in. Some 30 years ago, I was a police officer. In my town one night we had a murder in our city park. We'd only had 2 previous m ...
  Topic: We need to be careful...
Sundance

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PostForum: The Social Hall   Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:22 pm   Subject: My 2 cents
Since I am quasi retired from the health care field and currently recovering from a heart attach, I am self quarantining.

Like Dave Van, I am puzzled at the response to this thing. The numbers are ...
  Topic: Sundance Checking in
Sundance

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PostForum: The Social Hall   Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:06 pm   Subject: Sundance Checking in
It has not been a good 3-4 months.

Last Nov, I received a semi experimental treatment for my advancing cancer. That kicked my backside big time. As of right now, it appears to have worked.

Th ...
  Topic: Petty 87 2+2
Sundance

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PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:35 pm   Subject: can't be sure
without seeing the c pillar. I am pretty sure this is the car I saw at the No. Carolina HOF Museum several times. Last time was about 2007 or so.
  Topic: Petty 87 2+2
Sundance

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PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:14 pm   Subject: The reason I ask
A company I do photo work for has acquired several old stock cars from a collector. Unfortunately, I am not privy to that collectors name.

The company I work for has will soon be receiving these c ...
  Topic: Petty 87 2+2
Sundance

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PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:11 pm   Subject: Petty 87 2+2
Anyone know how many survive?
  Topic: Socal76
Sundance

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PostForum: The Social Hall   Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:48 pm   Subject: Bummer
I've known him since the old AMS club days.

Rest in peace Steve Clark
  Topic: 52 years in the making...
Sundance

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PostForum: The Social Hall   Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:38 pm   Subject: Beloved is right
I'm with 18 degrees, our beloved team won. Worst to best. Hardly seems possible, brought tears to my eye. Kinda didn't think I would see it in my lifetime. The parade and celebration were fantasti ...
  Topic: New Lighting for Model Bench Suggestions
Sundance

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PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 7:47 am   Subject: This is what I have
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Tensor-37-4-in-White-Swing-Arm-Desk-Lamp-with-Metal-Clamp-17347-008/303390881?cm_mmc=Shopping%7CB%7CBase%7CD27L%7CMulti%7CNA%7CPLA%7CInteriorLighting%7c71700000038718431%7c ...
  Topic: Whatever happened to BSR Replicas and Finishes?
Sundance

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PostForum: The Social Hall   Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 2:39 pm   Subject: No story that I know of
He used to make decals and other things as well. I don't believe there was any story. He had a brick and mortar store as well. A friend took me there once, I believe it was outside of Atlanta. I ...
  Topic: Found this on the internet
Sundance

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PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:48 pm   Subject: Found this on the internet
I have not seen this photo before

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/dc/fb/4f/dcfb4fcb28e39130990fc4048d15a358.jpg
  Topic: Update on WallyDog
Sundance

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PostForum: The Social Hall   Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:52 am   Subject: Great to hear from you wallydog
I was getting worried when my emails were going unanswered.
  Topic: Fantasy Cup Race 1 - Milwaukee
Sundance

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PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:34 am   Subject: And this was overheard in the pits postrace
http://www.wavlist.com/tv/010/sorrymoe.wav
  Topic: Fantasy Cup Series 2019 - Schedule & Registration
Sundance

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PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:02 pm   Subject: Driver in week 1 is
after an animated rock paper scissors contest....

Larry...
  Topic: Fantasy Cup Series 2019 - Schedule & Registration
Sundance

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PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:57 pm   Subject: The 3 stooges are joining us.....
Car #73 1/3 Monte Carlo

Drivers--Moe, Larry & Curly (depends on the week)

Crew Chief-Shep

Car Owners--- Dewey, Cheetam & Howe

Sponsor---3 Stooges Beer

Team---Knucklehead Racing ...
  Topic: Fantasy Cup Series 2019 - Schedule & Registration
Sundance

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PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:12 pm   Subject: vader is back
Driver---Darth Vader

Car #--6

1983 Buick Regal

Owner--Darth Vader

Sponsor-- Dark Side Academy

Crew Chief--Sith Lord

Crew-Imperial Storm Troopers

Team--Death Star Racing

http:// ...
  Topic: I almost got this one....
Sundance

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PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:30 pm   Subject: I almost got this one....
But my bid was $75000 short

https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/1986-PONTIAC-GRAND-PRIX---RUSTY-WALLACES-27-KODIAK-NASCAR-RACE-CAR-224646
  Topic: Fantasy Cup Series 2019 - Schedule & Registration
Sundance

Replies: 33
Views: 12141

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:22 am   Subject: It is a ficticious race league
You build a model with a non real driver and team. Post pictures to the league. Razerbackback makes up a ficticious play by play. I have no idea how he decides who finishes where, probably drawing ...
  Topic: Wow what a snowstorm
Sundance

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PostForum: The Social Hall   Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:47 am   Subject: Wow what a snowstorm
in the St. Louis area. I got a foot of snow in 24 hrs. Some friends spent 9 hrs trying to make a normal 1 hr drive home.

The wife and I stayed indoors.
  Topic: Petty 71 Roadrunner replica going to auction
Sundance

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PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:39 am   Subject: I am no expert by any stretch
but I would have to say no.

This pic is from the Hot Rod website

http://enthusiastnetwork.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/sites/21/2009/04/mopp_0904_02_z-1971_plymouth_road_runner-426_race_hemi.jpg

...
  Topic: 3M Vinyl Tape
Sundance

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Views: 3068

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:42 pm   Subject: I think I have
I'm at work. I bought some many moons ago from the local auto paint store. The stuff I got is blue vinyl about 1/8 inch wide. I believe it was called fine line tape. Been using it for years withou ...
 
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