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Rupes Bigfoot LHR15 Mark III vs Rupes Bigfoot LHR21 Mark III Polisher

Rupes Bigfoot LHR15 Mark III vs Rupes Bigfoot LHR21 Mark III Polisher

Rupes Bigfoot LHR15 Mark III vs Rupes Bigfoot LHR21 Mark III Polisher 

Are you trying to decide between the Rupes LHR15 and LHR21 Mark III Polishers?  Both are fantastic polishing machines and in a perfect world, I would have one of each in my detailing arsenal.  If you need to decide on just one we have a breakdown of what each machine does best.  
Both the Rupes LHR15 and LHR21 Mark III polishers are dual action, random orbital machines.  The LHR15 features a 15mm orbit combined with a 5" backing plate.  The Rupes LHR21 Mark III features a 21mm orbit with a 6" backing plate. 
The LHR15 is a great machine for polishing and correcting paint.  The 15mm large orbit runs at a higher speed on a smaller 5-6" pad.  When you decrease pad size, it increases the cutting power.  The LHR21 works best on larger vehicles or in a body shop/panel off setting.  It accomplishes cutting and polishing with a larger orbit than the 15mm unit and a lower speed.  In terms of cutting and finishing speed, both machines are nearly identical.  
The Rupes LHR15 and LHR21 Mark III polishers have many of the same convenience features.  They both have dual rubber bump stops on the back so you can set the unit down without it tipping over or sliding.  The speed dial is now larger, easier to adjust, and is protected by the rear bump stop. The new polishers also feature a progressive trigger that allows for adjusting the speed of the unit on the fly.  This helps when priming pads, working on complex body curves and throttling back when working edges.  
In summary, the Rupes LHR15 and LHR21 Mark III polishers are both great units.  The LHR15 is the most versatile unit to use on smaller panels and areas.  The LHR21 advantage comes when working on larger work area panels.  Both correct and finish well.  Some detailers have converted the LHR21 to a 5" backing plate to gain more cutting power, but some have found vibration is a negative side effect with the smaller backing plate.  The machine is engineered and balanced to work with the 6".  We do sell the Rupes 5" backing plates if you wish to explore this option.  If you have any other questions about these polishers, please contact us.  Happy polishing! 
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Update: Highway 61 18007 Steve McQueen's 1969 Chevrolet C-10 Baja 1000 Truck 1:18 Scale Diecast

Update: Highway 61 18007 Steve McQueen's 1969 Chevrolet C-10 Baja 1000 Truck 1:18 Scale Diecast

Update: Highway 61 18007 Steve McQueen's 1969 Chevrolet C-10 Baja 1000 Truck 1:18 Scale Diecast 

Highway 61 has informed us that the much anticipated release of the 1969 Chevrolet C-10 Baja 1000 Truck in 1:18 scale will be in June.  After quite a few delays, we now have pictures of the actual diecast and it looks great!  The diecast features graphics of the original livery when the truck was driven in the Mexican 1000 Rally (Baja 1000).  It comes with a detailed interior, opening doors, hood and tailgate, spare tire, and a detailed engine compartment.  Like other Highway 61 releases it also features a rotating driveshaft and rubber tires.  Part number Highway 61 18007. 
The original truck comes with a lot of history.  The truck was prepared by Vic Hickey as a baja race truck and raced quite a few times.  Steve McQueen purchased the truck in 1970.  Under his ownership it was raced to victory at Riverside by off-road racing legend Mickey Thompson.  In 1972, McQueen sold the truck to fund divorce proceedings.  A employee of Vic Hickey purchased the truck and used it as a farm truck for many years before being restored.  The truck was sold at a Mecum Auction in 2013 for $60,000.  
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Highway 61 18003 1968 Plymouth Barracuda Sox & Martin 1:18 Scale Diecast IN STOCK NOW!

Highway 61 18003 1968 Plymouth Barracuda Sox & Martin 1:18 Scale Diecast IN STOCK NOW!

Highway 61 18003 1968 Plymouth Barracuda Sox & Martin 1:18 Scale Diecast 

One of the most successful drag racing teams ever built developed in the 1960's with the partnership of Buddy Martin and Ronnie Sox.  Ronnie Sox had an unrivaled skill of being able to shift his 4-speed under full throttle.  This skill with the muscle car building power of Buddy Martin made them a dominating team for much of the 60's.  Highway 61 has produced a 1:18 scale diecast model of the 1968 Plymouth Barracuda that Ronnie Sox drove to repeated victories and a Driver of the Year award.
The 1968 Plymouth Barracuda Sox & Martin 1:18 scale car features opening doors, removable hood, rotating wheels, working driveshaft, detailed interior, authentic livery, real rubber tires and more.  It comes in an attractive window box for display.  This detailed Highway 61 model is a true tribute to the world of drag racing and will be a perfect addition to your drag racing model collection.  
For details and more pictures click here!


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New Arrival Allan Moffat's 1969 Boss 302 Trans Am Mustang 1:18 and Street Version

New Arrival Allan Moffat's 1969 Boss 302 Trans Am Mustang 1:18 and Street Version

New Arrival Allan Moffat's 1969 Boss 302 Trans Am Mustang 1:18 and Street Version 

Acme's latest release has just arrived and is ready to ship. The 1969 Ford Boss 302 Trans Am Mustang #9 driven by Allan Moffat and also the Street Version of the '69 Boss 302 Mustang, both in 1:18 Scale diecast.  These models feature opening doors and hood with a highly detailed 302 engine and detailed interior.  The #9 version includes a signed card and certificate of authenticity from Allan Moffat.  These cars are limited edition diecast.  
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