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One vehicle you’d love see running again?
Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, March 05, 2019 5:08 PM

So after looking at Bish’s fantastic Me 410 build, I commented how wonderful it would be to see one of these beautiful birds restored back to flying condition.  So how about you? What military or civilian vehicle would you like to see restored back to its former glory and in running condition? 

For me, I‘d love to see, and hear, a black Bf 110D Nachtjager take flight once again!

Chad

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Posted by Real G on Tuesday, March 05, 2019 5:23 PM

XB-70 Valkyrie.  Beautiful as a swan, but stranger than science fiction.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, March 05, 2019 5:40 PM

Oh wow, how great would that be?!

Chad

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Posted by Rambo on Tuesday, March 05, 2019 7:47 PM

Mopar Madness

So after looking at Bish’s fantastic Me 410 build, I commented how wonderful it would be to see one of these beautiful birds restored back to flying condition.  So how about you? What military or civilian vehicle would you like to see restored back to its former glory and in running condition? 

For me, I‘d love to see, and hear, a black Bf 110D Nachtjager take flight once again!

 

Same here to see a Bf 110 night fighter start up and take off would be amazing.

Clint

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Posted by mississippivol on Tuesday, March 05, 2019 8:31 PM

An F-111 fuel dump low pass at night would be one, though getting my truck back up is first on the listSad

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Posted by fotofrank on Tuesday, March 05, 2019 8:36 PM

I would buy a ticket tomorrow!

OK. On the bench:

Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, March 05, 2019 8:59 PM

Frank, I believe you!

Chad

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At the plate: 1/48 ICM Fw 126

On deck: 1/72 Airfix Lightning

In the hole: 1/72 Airfix Hunting Percival 

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Posted by fox on Tuesday, March 05, 2019 9:28 PM

My red '60 Chevy convertible with white upholstery, white top, warmed over 348 with trip deuces, cam and solid lifters, turnpike cruiser skirts and large continental kit. Also removed the mufflers and ran with only caddy resonators mounted in the rear quarter panels (legal in '60). My 2 cents, the most beautiful land yacht ever.  I owned it and wished I still had it.

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Posted by gregbale on Tuesday, March 05, 2019 9:28 PM

As a devotee, jointly, of 'what might have been' in aviation...and an admirer of our neighbors to the north...one candidate springs right to mind:

the Avro ARROW

Greg

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, March 06, 2019 5:10 AM

For me, without question, that would be a Ju 87. Though from a post on here a few days back, that wish might be coming true before to long.

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Posted by Eagle90 on Wednesday, March 06, 2019 5:12 AM

Bish

For me, without question, that would be a Ju 87. Though from a post on here a few days back, that wish might be coming true before to long.

 

I second the Stuka!

 

 

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, March 06, 2019 8:34 AM

Bish

For me, without question, that would be a Ju 87. Though from a post on here a few days back, that wish might be coming true before to long.

 

I think I recall reading about that somewhere else too! 

Chad

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At the plate: 1/48 ICM Fw 126

On deck: 1/72 Airfix Lightning

In the hole: 1/72 Airfix Hunting Percival 

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, March 06, 2019 8:47 AM

For an aircraft, it would be the B-36.  I attended several airshows back in the day that featured fly-bys of that plane.  The noise was awesome.  3 big radial recips, and four jets!

I would love to see an unlimited hydro boat race again, now that there is a recip on the series.  I live far from any unlimited venue, but used to live in Detroit, where the Silver Cup was held every year on the Detroit River.  Even though it was a pretty big course, far turn was a couple of miles away from my vantage point, even when the boats were at far turn the engine noise was awesome.  Love to see an unlimited even where ALL the boats used recips.

For cars, I occasionally attend vintage racing events, especially the one in Milwaukee.  I see really old racing cars running around the Milwaukee track.  Really spectacular.  Worth attending for old racing car fans.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, March 06, 2019 9:09 AM

A TBD. The only ones known to exist are all at the bottom of the ocean. Probably those in the best condition were found near the sunken wreck of USS Lexington.

 

 

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Posted by WillysMB on Wednesday, March 06, 2019 11:36 AM

I'd second the TBD and add a Vindicator. How about a P-43 Lancer or Defiant? PE-2?

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Posted by JohnnyK on Wednesday, March 06, 2019 11:58 AM

How about a B-58 Hustler. I'd love to see and hear that thing take off.

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Posted by the Baron on Wednesday, March 06, 2019 1:19 PM

Any of our "superdreadnaughts", from the Nevadas to the Colorados, or our earlier carriers, the Lexingtons, the Ranger, the Wasp, or the Yorktowns, in their between-the-wars livery. 

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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Posted by Cadet Chuck on Wednesday, March 06, 2019 1:45 PM

I would love to resurrect my first car, a 1960 Cadillac convertible, wine-red body with black top and black leather interior!  It was strictly factory stock, and had a bit of wear and tear from the first owner, but dang!  It was still a Caddy, complete with the spaceship tail fins!

Computer, did we bring batteries?.....Computer?

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Posted by DRUMS01 on Wednesday, March 06, 2019 1:56 PM

Wow, many of you have already listed some of my holy grails; like the B-36, B-58, and XB-70. I guess I could add an SR-71 hitting thier afterburner.

For land tracked vehicles I would say having the ability to watch and walk through any WW1 Mk-V tank. My other tracked vehicle would be a complete WW2 armored train (German or Russian).....

My number 1 pick for land wheeled vehicle would be to inspect and watch the 4 engine Mickey Thompson speed record car of the 60's, closely followed in 2nd by an old 30's rear engine Auto Union race car.

One that comes to mind for the water would be an 1800's steam paddle wheel battle boat like the USS Hartford, CSS Alabama, or the USS Kearsarge. My second would be a full recreation of the Titanic.  

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- 1/350 USS Alabama - Staged

- 1/48 C-130 - Staged

- 1/16 Kubelwagen (GB) - Done

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, March 06, 2019 2:04 PM

For me would be a Sdkfz. 234/2 Puma. None of these turreted 8 rads are in existence. 

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Posted by learmech on Wednesday, March 06, 2019 2:45 PM

Drums01, your in luck when it come to the Titanic. There is a cruise line that is in the process of building a replica cruise ship of the Titanic. I don't recall which line it is, but I have read a couple articles on it. I stand Corrected. I just googled it. The Titanic II looks like it will be much bigger than the origional. and mor moder hull design.

 

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Wednesday, March 06, 2019 2:57 PM

Okay ;

 Do I have to give them in order . Well here goes . 

One: 1956 Lincoln Continental 

Two :Boing 214 Seaplane .

Three :Lockheed - L-1049 " Super G " Constellation .

Four : F-86 - D

Five : 1957  Chevrolet Bel-Air with F.I.

 And Six : 1958 Chris - Craft or Owens Custom Coronado at speed on Lake Powell . 

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, March 06, 2019 7:36 PM

I'd travel to Utah to see Art Arfon's Green Monster, the one with the J79.

Those days of the LSR run with privately developed cars were very cool.

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Posted by Cadet Chuck on Wednesday, March 06, 2019 7:41 PM

Oh, yeah!  The 1956 Lincoln Continental!  It was the top notch car of the day.  I remember it cost about $10,000, and that included a trip to Detroit to see your car being built.  Plus, they also gave you an engraved nameplate on the dashboard, personalized as being "specially built" for you.  What an ego trip!  Of course, few could afford that price in 1956.

Computer, did we bring batteries?.....Computer?

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, March 06, 2019 9:02 PM

I’d like to add the British TSR-2 to my list. 

Chad

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On deck: 1/72 Airfix Lightning

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Posted by ugamodels on Wednesday, March 06, 2019 9:43 PM

How about the Spruce Goose?

I type on a tablet. Please excuse the terseness and the autocorrect. Not to mention the erors. 

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Posted by Ted4321 on Wednesday, March 06, 2019 9:47 PM

Union Pacific Big Boy 

 

T e d

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, March 06, 2019 10:50 PM

Ted4321

Union Pacific Big Boy 

 

T e d

 

Yes! The 4014 is nearing completion I hear, so your wish may well come true. I'd see that too! I'd love to see a running SP cab forward, but I don't think that will ever happen.

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Posted by mawright20 on Wednesday, March 06, 2019 11:46 PM

Don, I was going to mention the Detroit Open. I'm also a Detroit native form the southwest side of town. Where did you live?

Put me down as a second for the B-58! That would be cool to see. I've seen the F-111 light up on the fuel dump, it's IMPRESSIVE!

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Posted by castelnuovo on Thursday, March 07, 2019 12:20 AM

Bristol Beaufighter. It just looks like a bad ass plane.

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