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    1. Kit: , by (Asst. Administrator) Don Garrett is offline
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      I'd like to offer a suggestion to a question I got about where to place the seats, steering wheel height, foot pedal placement etc. on a scratch built Where to put it? car.
      You guys do whatever works best for you but me I'm really into (K.I.S.S.) and lazy and to many measurements confuse me. You old guys can tell the wife you got it for one of the grandbabies, you younger guys will have to come up with a better excuse....go to Wally World or one of the toy stores and and buy a G.I. Joe doll. It's kinda to scale and you can pose 'em to fit in the car, you can even have one arm hangin' out the window. When I get really frustrated with a build I use 'em for crash dummies too. My wife has grown accustomed to me playing with toy cars but I think she has reservations about the dolls, especially Barbie and her '57 Chevy. Any way use Joe as a mock-up for the the placement. You ought to see Joe in Barbie's tank top! :eek:
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  1. hot ford coupe's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    G.I. Joe in a tank top? And I thought Ken was the weird one. In 1/8 scale, a 9 inch correctly proportioned doll is the average 6 footer. Great tip Don. When I was a kid, I used to use an adjustable steering wheel. When you turn the model upside down, the steering wheel would fall out. It had two positions. Position 1 was on the floor. Position two was in the trunk. I was a lousy scratchbuilder. :D :D :D

    Seriously, it's a great tip and I intend to use it for my first scratchbuild whenever I can get to it.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    Man that is a good tip, I always sat in a like car and measured! I will have to 'acquire' a G.I. Joe from my nephew.
    Jeff, I too scrathbuild like your early attempts. I think I have a thousand dollars worth of plastic card lying around in failed parts!
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