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Old 12-13-2019, 1:30pm   #1
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I have been collecting 1/64 scale Corvette model for a few years now. I didn’t have a good place to display them until I noticed an idea in a magazine where someone used a 1973-78 Chevrolet pickup grill as a display case.
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I had a damaged grill from my 1990 K-Blazer that looked like a good candidate after epoxying some of the damage. There wasn’t quite enough room on each square for a model car to rest on, so I used small pieces of Masonite glued to the underside of each to extend the depth of each spot.
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Then I covered the area with sticky-back black felt.
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I hung it on the wall in my rec room and filled it with models. When I filled the grill up and ran out of space, my wife found a replacement grill on eBay for me. I made a 2nd grill shelf from it. This one didn’t have a Chevy emblem in the center, so I glued a silver disk from a used dismantled computer hard drive to the center and mounted a C4 Corvette emblem to it (The full-sized Corvette I own is a 1995 black C4 coupe.) I have a few models larger than 1/64 so I hot melt glued a wood shelf on the top of each grill. I recently purchased some “road” tape from the Hot Wheels department of the local top store that I plan on laying down on the top shelves to simulate a road with center lines.

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My wife thinks I need to quit collecting when I fill the 2nd grill with cars. Only time will tell.
You can also see this on page 115 of the January 2019 issue of Vette Vues Magazine.
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If she tells you to quit your hobby you need to trade her in.
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My wife thinks I need to quit collecting when I fill the 2nd grill with cars. Only time will tell. You can also see this on page 115 of the January 2019 issue of Vette Vues Magazine.
Uh huh and your wife doesnt need any more shoes once her shoe rack is full.
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Uh huh and your wife doesnt need any more shoes once her shoe rack is full.
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I splurged for the HW rack. I have a '74 C10. They are so popular now parts, grills, etc.. are hard to find and bring $100 or more. I collect trucks, Bone Shakers, '55 Gassers, and a few other if they look cool and only cost a $1. I don't pay the stupid ebay prices for them. It is compact to hold nearly 50 cars and I have it flushed mounted on the wall

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I collected Hot Wheels and Johnny Lightnings for a few years. Still buy one every now and then. Last time I counted I had over four thousand but have given away probably half of them over the years. Still have maybe 2k or so, enough to fill a closet.
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Nice looking rack. I like the doors on the front.
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[QUOTE=Black'95;1692915]I have been collecting 1/64 scale Corvette model for a few years now. I didn’t have a good place to display them until I noticed an idea in a magazine where someone used a 1973-78 Chevrolet pickup grill as a display case.


Nice work! Resourceful and creative, I like that!
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