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#1 TooOld

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 07:45 AM

I hate to jump the gun on Christmas but since it takes me a couple of months to finish a build I might have waited too late to start this one . I've had this idea for a while .
I always thought that Rommel's Rod would be a good starting point but that it just looked way too big . So the first thing was to reduce the overall appearance .
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#2 TooOld

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 07:50 AM

It had to be narrowed a bit to fit the frame better .
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New drive train mocked up . Blown big block Chevy with a 12 bolt rear end .
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Front suspension fitted .
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And the future owner looks pleased !
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Posted 08 October 2012 - 07:54 AM

I smell some creative juices boiling !

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 09:50 AM

Heheh. Cool.

Where are the ski's from?

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 11:15 AM

Jingle Bells Jingle Bells .....
Lots o room for the toy bag.
Dig out all your little trophy cars.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 11:37 AM

Great idea I love it! The little Trophy cars are a great idea also! The little Nick looks in scale, would you mind sharing where he was sourced from? (Please don't say the North Pole :lol: ) Not too early at all on a project like this, who has time once the season starts anyway?

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 12:42 PM

Hey ! I think your on to something here. Very interesting.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 01:43 PM

The resin Santa is made by Jimmy Flintstone . I got him and a couple of lady helpers from Black Forest Hobby . The ski's are from the MPC Rupp Snowmobile , also using the the front axle and all the steering goodies . I wish I had some of those Trophy Cars , I'll have to look around for them .
I'm still thinking that the main body is too bulky , so I'll probably section it so it looks lower and sleeker .
Any other suggestions are welcome since I'm kind of designing this on the go !
Thanks . BOB .

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 02:09 PM

cool project! i have one of these cars, and never thought to make a sleigh out of it! great idea......

cheers
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Posted 09 October 2012 - 02:39 AM

Interesting idea.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 04:09 AM

Love the creativity.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 04:19 AM

OFF THE HOOK !!!!

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 04:44 AM

Awesome concept taking shape there Bob.
Very cool.
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Posted 10 October 2012 - 08:57 AM

I've lowered the body over the rails another 1/8 " and moved the fenders up . Cut the door openings , made a firewall and small running boards . I found a rear seat that fits pretty nice but am still looking for the front seat . Also , I can't find a radiator that works . . . all the ones I've tried ruin the look of the sleigh .
Maybe it can fly without one !
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Posted 10 October 2012 - 01:07 PM

Bob, if the rad is taking away from the look in the front.........put it in the rear. run some tubes along the frame, and then hoses from the tubes to the rad in the back......just an idea.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 04:52 PM

now thats cool Bob !! you might be able to lay the radiator flat between the frame rails with an electric fan and maybe a small sleek shroud over it so it will be aerodynamic and hide most of it, just a thought

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 06:40 PM

That is cool. I am trying to pound out a halloween build my self.

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 12:44 AM

Reindeer? We don't need no stinking reindeer!

Very cool idea! Can't wait to see more.

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 01:02 AM

Absolutey do a remote radiator, but you need deer horns on the front..

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 01:09 AM

Thanks guys . I thought about putting the rad in back but I like the idea of it laying flat in the front . I want to put some kind of aerodynamic cover on the front so that will work out great .
Reindeer antlers are a possibility if I can find some the right size !