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#261 Nick Winter

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 04:15 PM

Jim I may have to do another for this build, was working on my '32 Ford 5 Window and had the radio on, noticed the lyrics in Bruce Springsteen's Ram Rod:

Hey, little dolly with the blue jeans on
I wanna ramrod with you honey, till half-past dawn
Let your hair down sugar and pick up this beat
Come on and meet me tonight down on Bluebird Street
I've been working all week, I'm up to my neck in hock
Come Saturday night I let my ramrod rock

She's a hot stepping Hemi with a four on the floor
She's a roadrunner engine in a '32 Ford

Late at night when I'm dead on the line
I swear I think of your pretty face when I let her unwind
Well look over yonder see them city lights
Come on little dolly 'n' go ramroddin' tonight

Come on, come on, come on little baby
Come on, come on let's shake it tonight
Come on, come, come on little sugar
Dance with your daddy and we'll go ramroddin' tonight

Hey, little dolly won't you say you will
Meet me tonight up on top of the hill
Well just a few miles cross the county line
There's a cute little chapel nestled down in the pines
Say you'll be mine little girl I'll put my foot to the floor
Give me the word now sugar, we'll go ramroddin' forever more




This is where my '32 is at:


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Funniest part is that the motor is from the AMT '68 RoadRunner kit.



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Posted 09 July 2012 - 09:46 AM

One basic problem with your proposal, Nick: The basic guidelines to this CBP as I laid them out in the beginning state that each song is only to be done once. (A quote from the first posting: "HERE'S THE CATCH: There will be only ONE of each car or truck eligible for this Community Build. So if you want to build a Little Deuce Coupe" - Not that that one hasn't been done to death already! - you should probably get your name on it early!") Back on November 24 of last year, 57peppershaker requested that build. I haven't heard from him since, and at the time he didn't have the engine for his Deuce. Get with him; if he's OK with you taking over the song, it's fine with me. After Sammy's Trans Am, I'm looking forward to seeing what you have in mind for The Boss's Ram Rod!

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 09:58 AM

I've been thinking, guys: This CBP has been kind of foundering of late, with only one or two posts per month. What would you think if I were to lift the "One Build Per Song" rule as laid out in the first post? Nick wants to build a car that's already been taken but I haven't seen any progress on in half a year. By now, I'm sure some of you guys have ideas for some of the cars that have already been done, or have even thought "NO! How could he have gotten the idea of that song so entirely WRONG???" So let me know. If there's enough interest one way or the other, I'll happily go with the consensus. If I'm met with a collective yawn, I'll just go with my gut.

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 05:10 PM

I think it's cool to let people start taking second shots at songs. I think the rule served its purpose, but it would be fun to open it up. (Especially where the first model never got built.)

BTW, speaking of not built... My microbus is staring at me from the project table every day, but it isn't putting itself together. I have had a very hectic Holiday at work, but I do intend to start working on it later in the week. It will be a very slow build, as I will probably rough out one figure at a time, then I will need to figure out how to stuff them into the van. (I think it might be best to assemble the body around the interior and figures) Many of the figures will be hands and heads on scratched bodies. I will certainly have to add some facial hair to a few of them to get the true Hippy Vibe going.

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 08:01 PM

"Slow and steady wins the race", Dave. Good to hear that you're still here and still hanging in on the build. The original deadline was waived many months ago, so waiving another ground rule won't be any precedent-setting big deal. I'll put you down for the first "Yea" vote.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 06:29 PM

Jim, I'm glad the deadline was waived because I actually made a feable start on a project for this. I never announced it because I don't know how committed I can be to it this year and I've always thought it's unfair to the thread's followers to vanish after presenting a hyped up start. However I do respect those who at least inform of their DNF. Love the topic. I might still jump in after Cannonball.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 09:20 PM

Feel free to jump in any time you're ready, Mike! I always enjoy looking at your builds.
(Can we have a hint about what you're thinking of? :huh:)

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 04:56 PM

Hi gang, was invited to join this CBP, and man there is some great stuff going on here, so I think I will go ahead an jump in here with my version of Black Sunshine Mustang, guess I will just show the wip, and close the other thread, from here on out, I will just post the wip here, and hope, you guys are willing to be honest, and as forthcoming as some of the other members, I like ideas too, and I cant see it all but you can see what I missed, so let me know, you wont hurt my feelings.

Right now im working on lowering the front, as it will have 19" an 23" chrome Ts as wheels, or I just might go the whole black out treatment, not sure yet.....

Thank you CorvairJim for the invite....

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 08:56 PM

Welcome aboard, Michael! I'm liking what I see of your 'Stang so far. The body mods are really creative, especially the use of the later Mustang bumper as the front spoiler. I like the way you adapted the later Mustang hood to the earlier body... It looks like it was made for it from the git-go! I'm curious about the pencil outline on the right-side sail panel - is that an idea for a new quarter window? It blends well with the lines of the car and predicts what Ford would do 20 years later on the European Ford Sierra (Merkur XR4Ti here in the states).

I guess this makes it official: The old rule about any song only being 'done' once has gone by the boards. Let's see how YOU interpret ANY song that you like, even if someone's done it for this CBP already. Thinking about it, that's the idea of the build anyway: To see how different people interpret what they hear.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 09:13 PM

One basic problem with your proposal, Nick: The basic guidelines to this CBP as I laid them out in the beginning state that each song is only to be done once. (A quote from the first posting: "HERE'S THE CATCH: There will be only ONE of each car or truck eligible for this Community Build. So if you want to build a Little Deuce Coupe" - Not that that one hasn't been done to death already! - you should probably get your name on it early!") Back on November 24 of last year, 57peppershaker requested that build. I haven't heard from him since, and at the time he didn't have the engine for his Deuce. Get with him; if he's OK with you taking over the song, it's fine with me. After Sammy's Trans Am, I'm looking forward to seeing what you have in mind for The Boss's Ram Rod!


Fine with me Jim, unfortunatly its been a while since I worked on the 32. But I was lucky enough to source a complete Hemi (big thanks to Rick Schmidt). I must try & find time to complete it.
Be good to see how Nick's idea's compare with mine.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 11:56 PM

I've been bit hurry with other stuff too, and now when I'm building Moebius Hudson & Chrysler, I haven't been making any progress. Actually I'm planning to get the Mercury back on the bench, I have to get it primered and painted soon. Ford will be waiting a bit more, since I need some parts for it. ;)

Slowly but surely.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 05:44 AM

Welcome aboard, Michael! I'm liking what I see of your 'Stang so far. The body mods are really creative, especially the use of the later Mustang bumper as the front spoiler. I like the way you adapted the later Mustang hood to the earlier body... It looks like it was made for it from the git-go! I'm curious about the pencil outline on the right-side sail panel - is that an idea for a new quarter window? It blends well with the lines of the car and predicts what Ford would do 20 years later on the European Ford Sierra (Merkur XR4Ti here in the states).

I guess this makes it official: The old rule about any song only being 'done' once has gone by the boards. Let's see how YOU interpret ANY song that you like, even if someone's done it for this CBP already. Thinking about it, that's the idea of the build anyway: To see how different people interpret what they hear.


Well for the sail panel I was thinking of opening it like a vent, like u see on the ford, 05 gt's hood, then thought louver'd window, ahhh but we will see, maybe nothing....

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 09:44 AM

Spark Plug Wires are installed to Mercury engine. They are Scale Dreams' Yellow Ignition wire. I installed engine belts too, and took wheels from my parts box. They are resin, casted by Marko Piironen.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 11:11 AM

Some cool stuff going on here.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 09:44 PM

WOW man! talk about fighting all the way, OMG! I had to fight all day just to get the ride height I was looking for, and the wheel, an tire combination was whew, anyway just a small update for you guys, next ???? engine, hehehehehehe......

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 07:25 AM

The Stang's stance is PERFECT... Just watch out for speed bumps, parking stops and driveway curb cuts. That front spoiler looks like it could be in serious danger. Who cares? It looks great!

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 04:30 AM

OK, ????? blown 429 mock up, ????? for the Black Sunshine, not much to see really huh? hummmmmmmm..... I will work on that....


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Posted 17 July 2012 - 09:26 PM

ok, found this thread tonight and decided to build the car from the Johnny Cash song "The General Lee"....

but, I think I overdid it!?!?
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ok... actually this photo is 5 years old, bu thought I'd post it for "kicks and giggles". fyi.. no 2 of these are alike... different graphics, different oranges, different charger kits, etc.
I may really submit a new car at some point, but already have 3 active projects on the table, so it might be a bit.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 10:06 PM

That song was FUN! I like a lot of what Johnny Cash did but I'm not quite what you'd call a "Fan" as such. Still, the man had a way with music. I had forgotten how much fun The Dukes Of Hazzard was, even though I watched it pretty religiously when it was on the first time around (pre-syndication). Still, it kind of hurts to think how many perfectly good 1969 Chargers met an early death because of that show and how many more are now running around painted orange with a great big rebel flag on the roof! When you decide to jump in, you're more than welcome.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 08:19 AM

Small mock up:

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