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#1 crazyrichard

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 01:59 AM

hi all , saw this kit for sale and had to buy it straight away , back in the day people here got their license in a opel blitz , they where made from van like to mild truck like this one..
when they passed the drivers test they got a lisence for car and truck in one go :lol:

so far the boring part , just knew i had to hotrod this kit and i decided to trun it into a hotrod flatbed transporter :lol:


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the shapes are so perfect to hotrod it

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 06:16 AM

started this after posting the topic and i already had a good head start today


chassis

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then used the engine from the kit i was thinking of using a ford v8 but i will keep the hood closed and a removable hood would ebcome too flimsy atm with the cab in several sections

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then started to build the cab

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getting some idea's

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the kit includes tyres from hard plastic instead of rubber so i looked in the partsboxes and used these rubber ones

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then channeled the cab and set it nice and low , not to low , still needs to be a kind of flatbed truck

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tyres still run free and the whole assembly still steers

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 08:01 AM

put some new tyres in the rear wheels

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and just put this on the table and started to think waht to do at the back

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then it hit me , use teh chassis and engine from the dan fink woody witch i used the body from for the towtruck build
and i had a loose deuce body with no roof lying aound ....and make a salt lake racer to put on it

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 12:03 PM


sanded the body tonight ....turned out great after building that cab out of several lose parts , doesnt involve a lot of extra work

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 01:18 PM

Richard, this kit would be the perfect candidate for a chopped top, the body is already in pieces! Great work so far, I'll be watching!

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 02:27 PM

Looking good so far. These kind of matched builds are very popular at the car shows. Keep it coming.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 04:00 PM

Nice job with the muli piece body. I still cringe when I see one due to the ones I built years ago by Palmer and Pyro.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 11:49 PM

Richard, this kit would be the perfect candidate for a chopped top, the body is already in pieces! Great work so far, I'll be watching!


thnx and yes i thought about chopping the roof but the roof is not real high stock .. and seeing how high the actual cabine is at the sides .. would become a bit out of proportion .. at least that was what i thought liooking at the body ..
there would be a bog chance it would look odd ...

but dont worry i have some plans to spice up the looks of the cabine a bit



Looking good so far. These kind of matched builds are very popular at the car shows. Keep it coming.


thnx !

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 11:50 PM

Nice job with the muli piece body. I still cringe when I see one due to the ones I built years ago by Palmer and Pyro.


well when i saw the cabine i was really expecting a lot of work ...i never did one like this also
when putting the parts together there was some tension / stress on the parts but after some tape to hold it togheter it really wasnt that bad ..
also helps to really sand the contact lines flat , when you look real close they always have some inperfections


ps i needed to do 2 posts for 3 quotes ?? it said to many blocks of quotes .. weird why would there be no room for 3 quotes in one post ??

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 04:11 AM

started with the deuce body , flattened all the edges after the roof removal .. sanded some round shapes in it again
and made de interiour flow nicely into the body edges at the back

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then started a visor , used a chevy rear bumper for this

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made some rough side caps

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aftyer the first flattening

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sanded some more and made strips wich run from the visor onto the side of the cab

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 05:11 AM

I like it! Great looking stance.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 07:01 AM

Nice visor ... the edges put just the right look on it!

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 08:11 AM

thnx guys :)

just did some work on the racer ... crappy pics due to the red of the body and the fact its dark outside

i narrowed the bottom of the body slightly by glueing it onto the interiour box , this created a more sleek shape
then glued the forewall against the front and not inbetweer the body .. and at the bottom let it stick outside the body

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then flattened that so its one piece with the body

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after some sanding its flush and the kind of raised line on the side runs through into the firewall now , because i kept that lower and created a edge , i love the shape like this

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really crappy pic of the interiour wich also is worked onto the body so you dont see ugly gaps inside

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then put the dash onto the edge and not under it and also let that stick out and made it flush / whole with the body

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then started a tonneau cover all just basics and nothing will really stay this way

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 07:07 PM

thats awesome man ive got dreams for a hauler my self might do half van we,ll see

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 06:04 AM

thnx , yes something i had on my mind for a while also :lol:
and i'd love to see more of these build so go for it , and a more van like hauler is also very very cool

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 07:07 AM

Great work so far. Really cool.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 10:03 AM

thnx B)

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 05:13 AM

This looks soooo goood

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 06:01 AM

it does fit well yes :)
but thats the fun i can put any rod on the back , so in the end i wioll make some pics with several rods

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 09:25 AM

closed the front today

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