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#21 GrandpaMcGurk

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 10:43 AM

That's more like it.....finally....I'm happy with the size of the engine.

Here's a pic of the cut down metal block between the 1/6th and the TDR 1/8th blocks.

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Here's a mock-up, works for me.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 12:54 PM

My god those tires are huge, I think those are close in size to what my E-Revo and Stampede R/C trucks use!

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 05:14 AM

Now that I have established the engine size I'll be able to build a frame...this will be a rather hefty model so I'll need a strong frame.
I've built a couple this way before so I know it'll take the weight.

I start with rectangular tubing and drill some over-sized "speed holes" in it.

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Short pieces of tubing inserted into holes give me a completely boxed sturdy frame rail.

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Same process for the rear kick-up...I slid a smaller piece of tubing inside joints where the rails kick up for added strength.

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The frame horn was constructed from sheet plastic.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 06:10 AM

wow i have never seen a 1/8 scale topo! i too wanted to use one of those 1/6 scale motors in one of my monogram deuce roadsters

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 06:34 AM

love the frame horns!

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 09:06 AM

Really cool project.

Love the idea of sleeveing the holes in the frame . Wanted to do a frame with holes but with plastic it would be too fragile without reinforcement.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 09:15 AM

Really cool project.

Love the idea of sleeveing the holes in the frame . Wanted to do a frame with holes but with plastic it would be too fragile without reinforcement.

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The sleeves make all the difference Bob...it not only makes the rail stronger and less prone to sagging, it looks way cool.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 09:18 AM

I always wanted to do a project like this.Glad to see it being done.Nice detail work.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 09:24 AM

Have to hang a pumpkin under here somewhere so I think I'll go with coils, shocks and Brooklyn Bridge traction bars.
For the upper coil buckets I cut a section of the cap from defunct drafting pens and tied them together with sheet plastic....this will become a rear crossmember.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 01:09 PM

can i use the word WOW! that is HUGE...lols. its looking great man. keep up the great work.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 10:20 AM

Time to do a little body work, as you can see in this photo the roof has been chopped at the front (only) to give it a foward raked appearance. When the rear wheel wells were opened up the rear bottom corner of the doors was lost....suppose I could leave them as is but like they say..."the devil is in the detail"....., besides it would drive me nutz.
Also the body lines on this Lindy body weren't all that crisp anyway.

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I re-scribed the doors to make them work with those honkin' wheel wells, also started filing in some body lines and drip rails....I think I'm going flare or put a lip on the wheel wells when I add the inner tubs.

Oh my....there just might be a cool Topo hiding in this hunk of plastic.

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I'll be mixing up my own paint for this thing.....I don't think anyone has Screaming Yellow on the shelf....LOL.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 10:52 AM

This car reminds me of the zingers, I remember back in the day I had all of them but had to sell them when my collection got to large

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 10:52 AM

REAL NICE BODYWORK DON!!!


Great Frame Rails Too... :)

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 12:17 PM

Looking real good, Don.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 05:07 PM

:rolleyes:
I will join the the others, nice rails!
That engine looks right as well!
I was wondering, now that I got "Tri-focals," if I have that size to look forward to!
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Thank You for sharing
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 01:48 PM

Thanks guys, I appreciate it.
Help me out a little if you would...
I'm having trouble deciding who's gonna drive this thing, on one hand Mr. Bones is ready to strap in, on the flip side there's always the Rat Finks alter ego.
There's the fancy lad with the billboard grin and the list goes on. I know the car isn't done yet but given what you've seen and knowing how far fetched this build is, who or what would you like to see crammed in that tiny Topo as a driver.....NO REAL PEOPLE PLEASE....... I don't want to play there!

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 02:58 PM

Loving this thread, Don. Keep it going.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 05:16 AM

"What, me worry?" yeah Tim I've considered Alfred E., Mickey Mouse with an attitude...even Betty Boop in fish net stockings with a mini skirt.
Anyway, just for giggles here's "Mr. Bones" trying the body on for size.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 05:25 AM

Mr. Bones Looks Great!!!

Hard to beat Mr. Bones, he looks pretty happy in the Fiat.... :)

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 05:58 AM

were did mr bones come from?! oh and this is beginning to look so sick, i love this thing