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#1 gasser59

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 08:15 PM

Well, I've started another new project. Started this carney wagon that I was inspired from a Dr. Cranky posted photo. I started with the AMT 3 in 1 Double 'T' kit and thought the wheelbase wasn't long enough so I picked up an AMT 'T' Budweiser Delivery which strangely enough had the same wheelbase. The rear fenders are more suited to where this project is headed so I'll use those and the front of the cab which is flat as opposed to the one from the double kit that has a cowl. It doesn't look like much at this stage but its the first I've been able to do a rough mock-up after several days of work.

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Stay tuned and thanks for following along.

Edited by gasser59, 11 August 2012 - 12:55 AM.


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Posted 22 July 2012 - 08:40 PM

You have me intensely curious, please carry on.

#3 gasser59

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 03:38 PM

Thanks for the comment Rob and thanks for following along. Got a bit more done but this whole project is so fiddly its driving me nuts. Here's the new floor I built using the kit one as a template.
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I needed to fabricate a cab floorboard with the kick up for the transmission/engine, so I used some printing plate for this.
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And lastly, I've been spending a considerable amount of time on the front axle. This kit has a metal axle for the wheels but I insist that all of my scale builds have functional steering so I had to file away the back of the axle and sandwich in some flat styrene and shape it to the existing axle. Next up is the spindles and this is where I'm at at the moment. Used 1/16th and 1/8th inch aluminum tubing and added the spindle whixch is also 1/16th inch aluminum tubing. This is the passenger side.
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The work continues and thanks for following. Comments always welcome..

Edited by gasser59, 24 July 2012 - 03:40 PM.


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Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:11 PM

Printing plate?

I'm diggin' the good work.

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 09:09 AM

Kewwwwwwwwwwwwwl! Go Brad, go!


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Posted 26 July 2012 - 05:16 AM

Rob - I use printing plate for a number of things. It is so easy to bend, cut, drill and glue. I use alot of .005" stuff that I get from a local print shop. They are used and have a finished aluminum shine on one side. If you check out my Fiat build, you'll see alot of it in use.

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#7 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 05:19 AM

Excellent. The original model was built by Pat Covert and I am happy to have it in my collection. I have a whole bunch of pictures of it in my Fotki archive:

http://public.fotki....ts-carny-wagon/

I am looking forward to more progress.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 04:41 AM

Thanks Doc. I was able to get in a bunch of bench time over the weekend and now the chassis is together, fenders and cab are painted. After all of that, there is still more fitment issues. I used the chassis from the 3-in-1 kit and the body parts from the AMT Budweiser Delivery and I really didn't give it much thought on them not fitting since the parts trees were the same. I need to cut away the front of the floorboard as its hitting on the transmission and keeping the front of the frame from sitting down properly against the fender/floorboard assembly. This will be fixed soon. Was also able to make the roof rack our of copper tubing and printing plate. This is in the paint booth so I'll post some pics of everything tonight.

Thanks for your interest.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 04:49 AM

The pleasure is all mine, Brad. Looking forward to more.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 05:22 AM

Great start, Brad. That floor looks incredible!

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 06:59 PM

Excellent. The original model was built by Pat Covert and I am happy to have it in my collection. I have a whole bunch of pictures of it in my Fotki archive:

http://public.fotki....ts-carny-wagon/

I am looking forward to more progress.


I remember the article. The back story was as interesting as the build details IIRC.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 05:39 AM

Ok, so last night I was still figuring out the fitment and needing to make many adjustments and I'm really close to this all fitting together properly but man is this thing fiddly. Its sitting here like a house of cards and one misplaced breath will blow it over. Hope to get more work done tonight and share with you the details I've put into the chassis.

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Right now it kind of looks like a phone booth on wheels.

#13 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 06:00 AM

Shoot, so far so good. Keep it going.

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 04:34 AM

Well, I've been working on the few interior components and just couldn't bring myself to use the kit's original pedals. They weren't even close to the reference pics I found on the 'net.

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So, I just had to make some that more closely resembled the reference. I used aluminum printing plate for the stems and the floorboard face plate and used a curved brass piecevfrom taking apart a radio antenna that was cut and shaped with my Dremel Stylus. The pics really don't show up well but these are a major improvement.

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Next up is the hand brake and to finish up the seat.

Thanks for your interest and following along.

Edited by gasser59, 02 August 2012 - 04:35 AM.


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Posted 02 August 2012 - 04:49 AM

Brad......your scratch work is very educational..........thank you so much for sharing your work with us.........very fine work indeed. :)

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 06:01 AM

This is interesting. Keep on building.

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 07:04 AM

very neat and interesting. i like it a lot!

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 01:13 PM

Thanks Rob, Danno, Art, Virg, John, Jim and Andy. This is an interesting build so far and I haven't even gotten to the part that I've been looking forward to the most. Thanks for your interest, input and for following along.

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 02:32 PM

:)
I am liking it alot!
I am following this for sure!
Thank You for sharing
Later
Russ
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Posted 04 August 2012 - 06:10 AM

Thanks Russ. I'm glad you're following along.

A bit more done on this build and getting some concentrated bench time in this morning. Here's a couple better pix of the pedals as well as a brake handle made with steel rod, printing plate for the folded handle and a bit of shaped wood on the other top before they were painted.

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I'll have more updates later this morning so stay tuned.