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#21 ROB213

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Posted 25 December 2010 - 01:31 PM

hi, just got back in to building. and i know this will motavate me back into it B)

here's my two builds that iv planned on building for years now.
first up is the Monte Carlo from training day
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my second build is the patrol car from t.j. hooker
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Posted 29 December 2010 - 06:01 AM

If I can get the right parts and pieces, count me in for the Death Proof Nova.

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Posted 29 December 2010 - 05:24 PM

I've been out to the garage and found the Monogram XKE kits so I can get started. I'm glad I bought them a few years ago because the only ones I see on ebay are asking $45 and $60, I think I paid $15 or $20 for the two kits together.

Technically I should be starting with a convertable, but once I've made the changes it won't matter. Funny thing with the kits one says 1/25 and the other 1/24 but they are the same kit, just different issues, one is a white box with white plastic, one a black box "exotic car series" with silver plastic.
I usually start with a sprue shot, but quite a few of the parts are off the sprues so it would just be a jumble of parts. So far I've only found 1 missing piece from the suspension and it looks simple enough to make.




It's one of my favorite movies, I've always wanted a 1-1 but I'll have to settle for 1/25. ;)


The actual hearse was based off a coupe. The landau bars are from a Ford Thunderbird and the taillights are from an early Porsche 911.

#24 Brokentail58

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 07:21 AM

I need a little help . I need some good pics of a late 70's early 80's chevy 4x4 drive train. The kit I am using is only two wheel drive and I need to convert. I have several transfer cases and a lot of motors to choose from but I would like to get a combo that looks right. I am building the truck from "CHiPs" that is driven by Jon Baker.

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 09:38 AM

According to IMCDB, it was a '77 GMC K-15 which would have had a GM 10-bolt front axle and NP205 transfer case.

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 01:47 PM

According to IMCDB, it was a '77 GMC K-15 which would have had a GM 10-bolt front axle and NP205 transfer case.

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In the rear it would most likely have a 12 bolt or a Dana 44

if you don't mind, this is a picture of a 4WD set up I did for a '76 1 ton on the same frame. Of course I used a Dana 44 up front as you could get on 3/4ton and 1 ton GM truck with 4WD and the rear is a Dana 60 also as per the 3/4ton, 1 ton specs. I do have another '77 GMC K1500 but I haven't started the suspension for it yet.

my Dana 44 front. (sourced from MPC/AMT '53 ford f100 flipnose)
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front and rear with frame (the springs are scratchbuilt from styrene and the rear Dana 60 is the kit piece from the Revell wrecker)
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For the 12 bolt there's a beautiful one in the stock Revell '99 Silverado

noticing you also said drive train, for the engine if you have a AMT '67-'72 GM truck engine and a AMT '86 El Camino SS engine you can build a stock 350-4 barrel with a turbo 400 transmission. (below is my engine, aircleaner, exuast manifolds and transmission are from the El camino 305, the rest is the GM truck 350, not sure where the transfer case is from it was resin)
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You'll also need a GMC grille, this is for a '76 GMC but the way I'm gonna explain you can use to do the '77, I started with the stock '76 ish chevy grille and cit the inside bars out so that all I had wasthe headlight area's and the grille surround, I then used sheet stock cut into strips and build up the shape, I also cut the letters from sheet and added them, then I added a piece of sheet stock across the back and painted it bflat black, then I bmfed most of the grille, leaving the iside of the headlight area's out. I painted the GMC letters and was done. I also drilled the lights out, but you don't need to.
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hope this helps.

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 05:36 PM

Thank you. That info will help a lot. I found a transfer case in the parts box that looks right and started to build the front axle.

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 08:39 PM

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Hey Nick, That tow truck is looking really good.
Vast Improvement over the Box Version.. :D :blink:

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 09:21 PM

If I can get the right parts and pieces, count me in for the Death Proof Nova.



Hey i did this one and took 1st place with it:
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hope you get your parts togheter i love seen this car built always, now for this contest im gonna go with this:
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Posted 10 January 2011 - 07:58 AM

hope you get your parts togheter i love seen this car built always, now for this contest im gonna go with this:
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Is that the car from the movie "Cobra". It has always been one of my favorites.

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 07:35 PM

yeah it is, i purchased the dvd last week, to add it to my movie car dvd collection and ordered the merc from ebay, hope to get it this week, already want to start it

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 04:07 PM

Anyone get started yet? I've been working on the chassis by fixing the axles and giving it a spring-over axle conversion to give it a bit of lift. I've also used a set of stock wheels from the AMT F-150 with the Jeep kit Goodyear tires. Since the wheels are slightly smaller than the openings, I had to create some thin rings to go around the outside of the wheels to get them to sit right. I've also modified the kit rollbar, grille guard, and fabbed up the correct rear bumper. I should be getting some pics up by this weekend.

I also plan on starting the frame for Dorothy I.

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 05:01 PM

I need to post my un-built kit pics so I can get started But I cant find my camera charger right now. I may have to post some phone pics for now.

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 05:41 PM

Ugh, I just figured out that the Revell Jeep J10/Honcho kit is 1/27.5 scale, rather than 1/25 like they claim. No wonder my Dorothy frame is so big. :)

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 04:29 PM

Hey I finally got started on this today! I made a lot of head way and really fast. I got the bulk of the parts painted and the body. Sorry for the bad pics. I had to use my phone due to the fact that my daughter has needed my good camera for a school project. I will get better pictures soon. I used Banner Red for the color as I think it looks close to the color of the car in the movie. I used the Chrome for the silver panel as it comes out metallic silver not chrome. Next up a lot of BMF. So here is the start of Christine!

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 05:14 PM

ok, i finally found a car i can build

got it in on a trade and should be here by the end of the week


this is the movie model

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 06:40 PM

ok, i finally found a car i can build

got it in on a trade and should be here by the end of the week


this is the movie model

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I have thought about doing this car for a long time. This link will help you for details.
http://californiacla...rt_Daytona.html

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 01:28 AM

I have thought about doing this car for a long time. This link will help you for details.
http://californiacla...rt_Daytona.html



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thanks so much

(not i wonder if i should start of plum crazy purple)

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 05:06 AM

added to favorites

thanks so much

(not i wonder if i should start of plum crazy purple)


I'd only use it where you need to. i think you would have a lot of trouble getting the yellow to cover that purple.

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 03:57 PM

I'd only use it where you need to. i think you would have a lot of trouble getting the yellow to cover that purple.



yeah, i was just being sarcastic

though since there are no shot if the movie of the car with the hood open i just might paint the bottom of the hood CPP