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Australian Pro Streeter........
Posted by CarModDave on Tuesday, January 13, 2004 11:32 PM
In the latest issue, Loren Bussewitz, just touches on the subject of Australian models. Of course the ones he shows are full curbside kits with interiors, glass, tires/wheels, etc.
However, there is a company in Australia that has been producing fiberglass resin bodies for many years - JAYMAR Model Parts. JAYMAR bodies are NOT for inexperienced builders. The fiberglass resin is nasty stuff and there is a LOT of cleanup needed. But, if you have the time, there are many bodies that you can use that will cause people at the contest/show/display table that will most definitely make attendees do a double-take!
Here is a JAYMAR body I built up into a pro streeter back in 1997 - a 1968 Holden Monaro GTS. Enjoy the pics. As always, more pics can be found under "Pro Street" on my website:


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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, January 13, 2004 11:49 PM
that looks real good how about a link to order the bodys if i can ask.
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Posted by CarModDave on Wednesday, January 14, 2004 8:12 AM
There are two sources - both in Australia. You can order directly from Jeff Cooper at JAYMAR at:

http://www.jaymarmodels.com.au/

Or from Andy Douglas of Scale Automobilia at:

http://www.scaleautomobilia.com.au/

I think Andy's a bit faster. Either way, you'll have to pay using a CC.


QUOTE: Originally posted by Chas_Cochran

that looks real good how about a link to order the bodys if i can ask.
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Posted by Andy Lilienthal on Wednesday, January 14, 2004 9:03 AM
The whole car looks spectacular. I love the wheels, too! Thumbs Up
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Posted by CarModDave on Wednesday, January 14, 2004 12:13 PM
Thanks, Andy! Big Smile The wheels are aluminum items from JPS. I think they are still doing 1/24-1/25 scale wheels in addition to all of their "high end" turned aluminum R/C parts.
QUOTE: Originally posted by Andy Lilienthal

The whole car looks spectacular. I love the wheels, too! Thumbs Up
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Posted by kevlar86 on Wednesday, January 14, 2004 3:27 PM
outstanding job!!! Thumbs UpThumbs Up I Love the engine!!! Simply awesome BowBow
Kevin check out My photoalbum http://photobucket.com/albums/v648/kevlar86/
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, January 14, 2004 3:39 PM
Scary good CarModelDave!!! Scary good!
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, January 14, 2004 4:12 PM
You never cease to amaze me dave, I want to build like you when i grow up
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, January 14, 2004 4:44 PM
me too man i love that car
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, January 14, 2004 8:01 PM
nice car! looks great. keep up the good work. i take it then that your from australia!
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Posted by CarModDave on Thursday, January 15, 2004 8:44 AM
Uh......nope. Good old US of A! Florida, to be exact. I just have a fondness of those late '60's Aussie muscle cars!


QUOTE: Originally posted by Jared

nice car! looks great. keep up the good work. i take it then that your from australia!
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, January 15, 2004 10:32 AM
It's nice to be different. Now if only I could find some models of Romanian cars, I'd be happy! I want a display of all the former Eastern Block cars.
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Posted by Bainford on Thursday, January 15, 2004 9:27 PM
Fabulous model. Do they produce any of the Australian Falcons of the '60's and 70's?

"A common mistake people make when designing something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools."
- Douglas Adams

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Posted by CarModDave on Thursday, January 15, 2004 10:26 PM
The only one I know for sure that JAYMAR makes ( only because I have it in my HUGE "to do" pile!! ) is a late 60's Falcon XT GT Phase III. The only hold up is I can't find the wheels for it!! Here's a link for those who are unfamiliar with this amazing Aussie muscle car:

http://www.fordmuscleparts.com.au/

QUOTE: Originally posted by Bainford

Fabulous model. Do they produce any of the Australian Falcons of the '60's and 70's?
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Posted by FIREMODELMAN on Thursday, January 15, 2004 11:42 PM
simply put.........awsome...great job dave, you da man.

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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, January 16, 2004 6:35 PM
CoolHey CarModDave, I don't even think us Aussie's could build a monaro like you have there! Outstanding! I'm an Aussie and I own a '68 Holden HK ute with a 350 chev in it (the same model as your monaro).
Keep up the great work.
Also, if you or anyone else ever needs any help with reference on an Aus muscle car for a build-up, let me know, I would be glad to help out.Smile
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Posted by ausbodies on Saturday, January 17, 2004 8:46 AM
Dave, this is definitely the best build of a Jymar body that Ive ever seen. As an Aussie, I agree with you that the Jaymar bodies are an absolute nightmare to build. For Americans wanting to build Aussie muscle cars, make the Cavalier resin kits mentioned in Lorens article your first choice.

One tip I can suggest to masochists tackling a Jaymar is to try and find a windshield that is a close match and gently file it down for an exact fit inside the winshield opening. You see,the very rough and inconsistent fibreglass on the inside of the bodies makes it very difficult to use conventional techniques, and you end up with very tunnelled looking glass, or worse still, glass that falls inside the day after you finish the model. I just trial and error fitted an unknown windshield into a 68 Holden Ute, and it is way better than my three previoys Jaymar bodies. Hope this helps.
Into hot rods, dirt trackers, nostalgia drags, salt lake racers and anything Aussie! Don't forget Super Model Car Sunday every July!
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, January 17, 2004 9:17 AM
Awesome job!!!!!!!!1
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Posted by CarModDave on Sunday, January 18, 2004 10:29 AM
Thanks! Yeah, those Jaymar bods are a "female dog" to work with!! I'm not happy with the appearance of the "glass" in mine and the BMF tends to make the trim really look rough.
As a side note, assoon as I can get some pics, I have recently completed another Jaymar Holden, this time the Hk "Belmont" Panelvan - similar to the red one seen in Mad Max, but painted House Of Kolor Limetime Pearl with Sherwood Green tribal flames. Hope to share those pics soon! Thanks again!







QUOTE: Originally posted by ausbodies

Dave, this is definitely the best build of a Jymar body that Ive ever seen. As an Aussie, I agree with you that the Jaymar bodies are an absolute nightmare to build. For Americans wanting to build Aussie muscle cars, make the Cavalier resin kits mentioned in Lorens article your first choice.

One tip I can suggest to masochists tackling a Jaymar is to try and find a windshield that is a close match and gently file it down for an exact fit inside the winshield opening. You see,the very rough and inconsistent fibreglass on the inside of the bodies makes it very difficult to use conventional techniques, and you end up with very tunnelled looking glass, or worse still, glass that falls inside the day after you finish the model. I just trial and error fitted an unknown windshield into a 68 Holden Ute, and it is way better than my three previoys Jaymar bodies. Hope this helps.

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Posted by 1320wayne on Saturday, January 24, 2004 4:57 PM
Hey Dave! Great job! I must tell everybody that the pictures don't do this model justice. It is that much better seeing it close up. We have met a few times in the past. Despite the fact that I live in Portland, OR now, I originated from Daytona Beach and frequented the local shows down there all across the state. I think the first time I saw this model was at Titusville, I think. It just kinda jumped off the table at you. I don't think anything compares to using JPS wheels. They really add a lot to a model. Unfortunately they are very pricey.
"Those who try, get passed up by those who do" "Life comes at you a quarter mile at a time" http://public.fotki.com/1320wayne/
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Posted by CarModDave on Saturday, January 24, 2004 5:06 PM
Hey Wayne!
I THINK I know who who are....Wayne S., right? Maybe I'm wrong.
Anyway, I appreciate the compliments. It is definitly a unique item and I always have folks ask a lot of questions when it's displayed! As for the JPS wheels, they are nice but because of the price, I only have 2 sets - this one and another I need to put on something!

QUOTE: Originally posted by 1320wayne

Hey Dave! Great job! I must tell everybody that the pictures don't do this model justice. It is that much better seeing it close up. We have met a few times in the past. Despite the fact that I live in Portland, OR now, I originated from Daytona Beach and frequented the local shows down there all across the state. I think the first time I saw this model was at Titusville, I think. It just kinda jumped off the table at you. I don't think anything compares to using JPS wheels. They really add a lot to a model. Unfortunately they are very pricey.
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Posted by 1320wayne on Saturday, January 24, 2004 5:22 PM
Yes! You are right! But, Jr., not the old man with the cane.
"Those who try, get passed up by those who do" "Life comes at you a quarter mile at a time" http://public.fotki.com/1320wayne/
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, January 26, 2004 2:08 AM
Nice build! I am in the middle of building the Cavalier HT Monaro, this kit is a thousand times better! errr...................... I mean the kit, not my build of it!!
Im not having a go but the XT wasnt the Phase III GTHO Falcon that was the XY.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, January 26, 2004 11:46 AM
Hey Dave!

Way to represent Central Florida (although, I'm not a native Floridian). Not that I need to tell you, but the Holden is awesome. Great jobSmile!!!

Dirk a/k/a Scrappy J
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Posted by CarModDave on Monday, January 26, 2004 4:05 PM
DIRK! Where 'ya been hiding?!? We missed you at the last couple of Phil's show's.................especially the Father's Day NNL! Are you still near Orlando?
Anyway, TY for the compliments!
Hope to see you soon!





QUOTE: Originally posted by dirkjoseph

Hey Dave!

Way to represent Central Florida (although, I'm not a native Floridian). Not that I need to tell you, but the Holden is awesome. Great jobSmile!!!

Dirk a/k/a Scrappy J
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, January 26, 2004 4:10 PM
It was good to see a familiar Cool in the forums. I've been okay and am still in the Orlando area. I've been a little busy with the kids, but still get a chance to whittle every now and again (that and folks just always seem to want to come and visit Florida). I'll definately try and come and visit for Father's day.

When do you guys have your meetings? Maybe I can sneak away and come down for a spell.

Good to hear from you and as always, you build some killer stuff, dude!
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Posted by CarModDave on Monday, January 26, 2004 6:52 PM
Really do hope you can make it! By the way, check your email!
See you soon!!


QUOTE: Originally posted by dirkjoseph

It was good to see a familiar Cool in the forums. I've been okay and am still in the Orlando area. I've been a little busy with the kids, but still get a chance to whittle every now and again (that and folks just always seem to want to come and visit Florida). I'll definately try and come and visit for Father's day.

When do you guys have your meetings? Maybe I can sneak away and come down for a spell.

Good to hear from you and as always, you build some killer stuff, dude!
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, February 2, 2004 5:38 PM

This is a beautiful build. You have given new meaning to the word, "Gorgeous"
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, February 6, 2004 8:40 PM
that is one sweeeeet model!

I lived in Oz for a while a couple of years ago and would love to get into building Holdens and Aussie Fords.

Are the wheels on the that XY Falcon the same as the late 60's Mustang wheels? If so the AMT Cougar Eliminator wheels may work - but dont quote me on it...

Chris
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, February 9, 2004 9:37 AM
The wheels on the XY GTHO phase lll were Aussie made Globe 'Bathurst' wheels. The only place I have seen them for a model is on the Cavalier kit.
They were unfortunately not like the Mustang wheels at all

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