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#41 Harry P.

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 03:28 PM

So tell me... which of YOUR model cars can you have any sort of fun with? Ah, besides catching dust of course.... B)


I don't build 'em to play with 'em... ;)

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 07:20 PM

A Pocher a la slot car would be VERY cool, especially if you hit a little electric motor in the block, seeing it's hollow anyway.

This is an awesome build, Jairus. I've been toying with trying this with one of my Woodies. I might try it as a sample body, and build the kit as intended, but this is really cool.

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 05:10 AM

A Pocher a la slot car would be VERY cool, especially if you hit a little electric motor in the block, seeing it's hollow anyway.
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1. There are no tracks big enough to run them.
2. The blocks are not hollow, they have internal parts (cams, crankshaft, pistons with connecting rods, etc. You'd have to cut away all of the internal structures to hollow out the block.
3. You'd need a big electric motor! A Pocher kit weighs a lot!

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 09:42 AM

Do you actually run these things after they're done? Aren't you afraid of damage? What if you jump the slot and flip over a couple of times... all that work gone in a second...


Building them is fun... seeing what you built go down a 55' track in under a one second is priceless....

liberate those shelf queens and let them live there full potential!!!....lol

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 08:21 PM

Finally finished the driver figure. He was a dude cast by Scale Equipment that required a bunch of modifications to fit into the smallish bench seat. Clothed in chino's, polo shirt with a letterman jacket, the dude represents a High School senior from a wealthy upperclass family. The shifter is not Hurst as this build predates them by a few years... this is an Ansen's "Posi-lock" delux shifter that was the hot ticket during the early 60's.

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Almost done!

 

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B)


Edited by Jairus, 01 January 2013 - 05:33 PM.


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Posted 09 December 2009 - 05:51 AM

For those of you who think like Harry.... here is a great article found in March 1966 Model Car Science.
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The basis of the story is building a "pretty" car rather than a "fast" car. Model "A" bodies by Revell and AMT are placed on a slot car chassis for the pure fun of driving around the track. Not for speed but just to see it go! Bill Geary installs working windows that wind down and I have built up door latches and a working dome light that switches on when the door opens! Are such details any different than a car that you can actually drive around a track? Model railroaders do the very same thing.... so why is this project so shunned by members of this forum?
I have no idea.

Enjoy!
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To be continued...


Edited by Jairus, 01 January 2013 - 05:38 PM.


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Posted 09 December 2009 - 06:00 AM

The nice thing about this project is that it is no different detail and paint wise than a good curbside model! Fuel lines are next... ;)
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That's it, last page! Cool huh?
Back to building.
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Posted 09 December 2009 - 04:24 PM

I hope Don Emmons gets a chance to see what he inspired....
Final pics.
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The surf boards are held in place at the tips by two strips of black foam rubber. This keeps them in place, but I think removing them before Tooling the track is a better idea.
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More pictures at my Fotki site in the Woody folder.
B)
Going up on eBay in the next day or two. Thanks for following along!
J


Edited by Jairus, 01 January 2013 - 03:25 PM.


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Posted 10 December 2009 - 05:59 AM

I enjoyed this project very much. Looks really great. There are several slot tracks around here now. A friend of mine is into it big time. I was surprised to see that you are going to sell it.

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 12:45 PM

Thank you James! :D

Now up on ebay, click on the pic!
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Back to painting.... :P

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Posted 12 December 2009 - 04:56 PM

For thought on future "woody" builds, you can find some real nice milled scale moldings for the doors, windows etc. in the miniature doll house section of the local hobby crafts type stores, you also can get some very nice Cherry wood fro contrast in colors. Just an idea. :)

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Posted 27 December 2009 - 11:57 AM

Man that thing is awesome. Really great craftsmanship.

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 08:10 AM

Jairus,

You have a PM.

Edited by Thom, 06 March 2010 - 08:13 AM.


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Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:27 AM

hi , you gave me the link to this topic in my woody topic ...

 

and ... whow is all i can say , that body is awsome , i def. will be doing more woodys myself in real wood after doing my forst ever atm..

 

you gave me great idea's !!!

 

thnx



#55 Jairus

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:35 AM

Rich, sorry about all the missing pictures.  Combination of Gregg moving the MCM forum between servers and Fotki doing same. I will try to rebuild it with all the missing pics.
Was suppose to be a reference article... but as you can see, the electronic format has huge limitations!



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Posted 14 August 2013 - 07:28 AM

Very cool !



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Posted 17 August 2013 - 05:03 AM

Man that's AWESOME Jairus!!!!!  But that cat totally killed me!!!  LOL!!!!!



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Posted 22 August 2013 - 10:59 AM

Beautifully done, I'd love to see it moving. The driver figure's stance and expression are perfect!