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"Big John" Mazmanian's 41 Willys


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#1 horsepoweraddict

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 07:28 AM

This is John Mazmanian's 41 willys. I was trying to replicate the car from 1966. The only thing that is incorrect in my eyes is the ladder bar suspension and I realize that, but I wasn't going to chop up the frame just to change the suspension. I think the only other thing I changed were the front wheels and different windows from another 41. It took me about a month to build the car. It had been sitting on the shelf for about 8 years until I finally decided to build it. This was my first attempt at bare metal foil I feel it was a success for a first timer. Hope you enjoy it!!!

The best reference pic I could find online of the real car
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Posted 29 March 2009 - 07:30 AM

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 08:00 AM

Looks great!


Mazmanian's cars were always so clean and shiny.



You captured it. Keep building.



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Posted 29 March 2009 - 03:29 PM

looks nice. that kit builds nice.

the red glass really sets it off as well!

now build the SWC version!

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 03:38 PM

I appreciate the kind words guys.

gasserfreak: I have the swc version I'll building sometime this year hopefully, and the windows aren't red I actually used clear windows from another 41 and tinted them tamyia orange with a paint brush and gravity and they suprisingly turned out alright to better replicate the real car.

I'm working on an integra, a Gremlin modified, and a Buick Wildcat right now

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 01:48 PM

Nice work on Big John's '41 Willys.

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 02:45 PM

Great job capturing the prototype .for the first time that is an excellent bmf job keep it up !

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 04:20 PM

Great looking build... that paint sure looks smooth. Those are some nice edges on the BNF!!

Always good to see someone getting back into building.