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#1 GerN

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 05:18 AM

New build, mostly my own resin castings.  I'm showing a lot of the false starts, so please be patient.

First approach: Jag fenders, 49 Ford hood, 46 Chevy top.

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After some work, decided to mold entire Jag body - will make slice and dice easier.

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Thought I'd use my resin copy of a Camaro chassis. Started modifying it.

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Hmm . . .

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Nose too heavy, so went with modified 300 SL nose and hood.  New starting parts (and water-cooled flat six):

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Getting there . . .

 



#2 Ace-Garageguy

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:50 AM

Very interesting design progression. I really like where the profile and high front 3/4 are headed at the end....



#3 GerN

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:43 AM

Thanks!  Here are more photos.

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I've raised the rear, roughed in the front, attached the top and added a 90's Firebird dash and steering wheel.  Still need to decide about the rear.  I'm leaning toward flowing up to the roof tips with a duck tail rear, and filling in with a small trunk lid between the C (?) pillars.  I will probably keep the rear wheel skirts, even though I worry that will make my rear look too big.  My plan at this point is to modify a 90's Firebird chassis (from a junker, of course).  Small projection headlights somewhere in the gaps.  No idea yet on taillights.  May use a very simple mesh grille.  BTW, putting the body together from a bunch of resin castings was a BEAR, so don't be too critical of the resultant body not being perfectly square.  Do feel free to comment/criticize styling/etc.


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Posted 13 December 2012 - 08:34 AM

Decided on a rear treatment.  I'm afraid I'll have to redo the a pillars - hope I don't ruin things.  Rear window now has double curvature - could be a problem.  My use of fabric to make a thin but strong casting for the roof may also backfire; you may be able to see the edges of the sanded fabric.  Hopefully, painting and sanding will solve.

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Was pondering transition from c pillar to fender - I like this treatment:  a little visual separation lightens the heavy rear end.

 



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Posted 13 December 2012 - 12:56 PM

I like where this is headed.



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Posted 13 December 2012 - 02:52 PM

This is one hell of a mutt :P