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Tim Pentecost and '25 T-Roadster

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This model was in very poor condition. It is important to remember here that all  of the Shuklis models were stored in a crawl space below the Shuklis home, there exposed  to heavy moisture, insects, dirt and other debris. This history meant that this model, like  the rest, needed a thorough cleaning.

Repairs: The entire model was disassembled. The  body was rinsed in clear water, then washed with a mild liquid solvent.

Paint: Once  cleaned, he paint was polished using a bit of auto wax which removed even a nasty stain  on the cowl. All of the old glue was removed by using Glue Zapper, and all of the parts  were hand cleaned. A cosmetic brush and compressed air were used to clean the dirt from  recessed corners.

Parts Replaced: A new windshield was made. The taillights were  replaced with a unit from the AMT '57 Ford kit. Tim scoured the Nation for the missing  tape stripes: he contacted Cody Grayland, Big John Pattison, Russell Cook and Mark  Gustavson to see if they could find any. Even a trip to Los Angeles failed to turn up the  tape. Finally, a local art store in St. Johns, AZ ordered a close replacement d the original  items.

Comments: When he first opened up the box, Tim was deeply impressed with the  history he held in his hands. He wanted to preserve the maximum degree of originality, so  he saved as many parts as possible though resisting the urge to re-do parts of the model  was difficult.

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