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March 1983
Volume 4

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Scale Auto magazine covers the entire model car hobby. Each issue provides you with expert how to tips to help you easily build and customize muscle cars, street rods, stock cars and more. You'll receive objective and accurate reviews to help you find models worth your time and money. Whether you're a builder or a collector, this magazine is for you!
Features
Merc II
By Mark Gustavson
Nostalgia meets modern electronics in a chopped '51 Merc
Merc II: How II
By Mark Gustavson
The tricks and techniques of building a modern custom
Ole' Wingfoot
By Bill Coulter
A Mercury from the old school of racing
Reader's Survey
A chance to make your voice heard
Gallery Models of the Year
Our readers vote for their favorite cars and trucks
'49 and '53
By Gary McNutt
Ford becomes Mercury and pickup becomes transporter
42nd Annual HIA Show
First look at what you'll see in '83
Chopping the Mercury Top
By Tim Boyd
Getting it right the first time
Mercury Buyer's Guide
By Tim Boyd
The low-down on lead sled material
Rodding in the Colonies
By Doug Passel
An English view of American car culture
Mercury Menagerie
Twenty three reader's Merc for your pleasure
The Hirohata Merc
By Tim Boyd
Dan Thomas recreates a famout Barris custom
Tips for Customizers
By Bob Bost and Tim Boyd
Popular modifications made easy
Columns
Reference Page
Model Truck Lines
Model Firehouse
Editor's Collection
Model Doctor
Collector's Showcase
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Enthusiast's Gallery
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Letters from your fellow scale auto enthusiasts
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