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#21 Modlbldr

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 05:15 AM

Doug-

Not a bad idea with the front wrap around. I like that look. I really wanted the front fenders to be very pronounced. I also am sure there will be a chop top with a slight rake.
Last night I did a little work on filling the gaps in the hood. We will see where this one goes.

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 08:47 AM

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The more I look at that Graham supercharger the more I like that idea. I had planned some sort of straight eight in it since the bay is so long and narrow. I wanted to find one for trade (the Auburn Speedster is the only one that comes to mind in kit form). Perhaps I can scratchbuild a close approximation to the supercharger from those pictures you shared. Thanks. Anyone have any leads on a straight eight or have a built up Auburn that they want to swap?
I have been trying to fill in all of the gaps in the fit between the hood and fenders and I have the gash at the rear of the cab roughly filled in so far.

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 08:42 PM

Got a bit done tonight. I chopped the top with a bit of rake.
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I cleaned up the holes in the cab and after trying a few times unsuccessfully to fill in the sides of the hood to mate up with the fenders I cut the hood sides off. I cut them with a curve to follow the shape of the fenders.
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Lastly I began the work of connecting the fenders together under the grille.
It is going to be a chore , but I am going to make my own grille. I tried the grille from the Wagonrod kit out of curiosity. Not even close. I bought some thin steel rod yesterday. I may try using that with some brass strips. We will see.

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 09:05 PM

Charlie-

The more I look at that Graham supercharger the more I like that idea. I had planned some sort of straight eight in it since the bay is so long and narrow. I wanted to find one for trade (the Auburn Speedster is the only one that comes to mind in kit form). Perhaps I can scratchbuild a close approximation to the supercharger from those pictures you shared. Thanks. Anyone have any leads on a straight eight or have a built up Auburn that they want to swap?
I have been trying to fill in all of the gaps in the fit between the hood and fenders and I have the gash at the rear of the cab roughly filled in so far.

Later-

Tom,

 

A couple of ideas re: a straight 8.

 

1. You could, with little trouble, cobble one up out of two of the Plymouth 6s, to replicate the Chrysler unit.

 

2. Ron Royston (username here ronr) and Ken Kitchen both offer a nice variety of straight-8s in resin. Ron has a Buick, and Ken has a Buick and Pontiac. You might also be able to make two of Ken's Olds Big Six magically morph into the 257 straight 8, see if he might be willing to include an extra block/head/intake/exhaust manifold.

 

The blower would work well with any of those engines, and would add a special touch of wonder, especially if used with the Buick engine, which was a fairly powerful motor and that would make it especially so. 

 

The supercharger used on the Graham is actually pretty close to the ones that A-C-D used on their straight-8s, and I think the Auburn kit has one already, so if it does, you're in luck.

 

Charlie Larkln



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 06:45 AM

I would respectfully suggest you mock up some tires under this before you go much further committing to bodywork. It has always worked best for me, in building real 1:1 cars as well as models, to establish the stance first, and then build the body to accommodate that. It doesn't work so well doing things in the reverse order. Again, just a suggestion to help avoid disappointment and substantial rework down the road.

 

I do have several Auburn (Lindberg / Pyro) engines in various conditions, if you're still looking.


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Posted 03 November 2013 - 07:37 AM

Charlie and Ace-
Thanks for all of the interest. I really think that a straight eight would look best in here. I don't know what the Auburn had as far as looks and parts count from the kit. I'll PM you, Ace for the engines. I'll have to look and see what Ken has available.
As far as wheel and stance goes, I was just thinking last night about starting on the chassis and suspension. I'm not sure what I will be using but it will probably come from my large parts box. I'd better start digging.

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