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#1 AzTom

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 01:40 PM

This is my first WIP here so don't be too harsh,lol

I picked this up years ago in my Flea Pickin days. It's a 1/20 scale die-cast Hubley kit built and customized with some 1/25 scale wheels and tires.

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Doing some test fitting of a 1/18 32 Ford rear axle and a 1/20 428 Ford engine from the AMT Popcorn wagon. I'm leaving the fenders off and setting the frame up inside the body.

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More testing.

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Paint removed and templates made for the floor pan.

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#2 Harry P.

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 01:44 PM

Wow... you're not afraid to "mix it up" scale-wise, are you? B)

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 05:09 PM

Hey nice to see you have something on the bench Tom!

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 04:03 AM

Thanks for looking,

Harry, 1/20 scale parts are quite limited so using 1/18 wheels and tires off of compact 60's cars works pretty good.

Here's the last Model A I did, it even has a 1/18 engine. Some 1/18 cars run small in scale as well so you just have to find what looks good and go with it.

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 04:23 AM

I'm gonna have to follow along with this one! I have a Hubley '32 Chevy I've been wondering what to do with it. I also have lots of the 18th scalers sitting around, many from garage sales with missing wheels and broken parts. I wonder how that Viper V10 would look in that Chevy....

Looking good so far! Keep it up and I'll keep watching...

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 05:39 AM

MPC did several 1/20 scale Corvettes back in the day. I once used one to fix up a Hubley woody when the kit wheels were crushed. Looked kinda cool.

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 08:04 AM

Filled in the rear slash panel and cut the spare tire mount off.

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Added a visor above the windshield, I just think Model A Fords should have those.

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Posted 01 October 2010 - 07:28 AM

Made steering rods out of wire to replace the large flat bar type rods that come with the kit. I also made a dummy steering box, the arm moves with the wheels but does not turn with the steering wheel. I shaved the back of the rims and mounted then with a rivet so I didn't have a screw through the wheel as Hubley did.


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Posted 02 October 2010 - 12:04 PM

The Popcorn wagon had a twin blowers so I had to cut out the center pulley of the belt. Wired the Magneto and made floor pans and door panels. Also made panels to cover the backs of the seats.

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Posted 05 October 2010 - 04:12 AM

Chassis and body painted.


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Posted 05 October 2010 - 05:57 AM

Very cool Tom!

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 04:48 PM

Thanks Jeff,

Made Headers and windows.

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 09:06 PM

Looking good, Tom!

(See you Saturday at the swap meet.)

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 09:12 AM

Looking good, Tom!

(See you Saturday at the swap meet.)


Thanks Dan,
What swap meet, I didn't get anything in the mail????

I plan on going to Andy's Hobby for the Tuesday night get together.

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 12:16 PM

Thanks Dan,
What swap meet, I didn't get anything in the mail????

I plan on going to Andy's Hobby for the Tuesday night get together.

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Tomorrow (Sat 10-09-10) is Cholewa's swap meet at the Postal Worker's Hall, 3720 W. Greenway Road, Phoenix; Vendor set up at 7am, open to public at 8:30am until 1:30pm.

I don't know why you didn't get one of his mailers or one of the flyers at the last one.

Hope to see you there. Dan

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 08:17 PM

Amazing! I really like how this is turning out, I can't wait to see more :lol: .

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 12:18 PM

Thanks Guys, Dan, Sorry I wasn't able to make it Saturday.

I made some brass traction bars and added the license plate. See Under Glass.

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Thanks to all that checked in on this project.

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 12:21 PM

We missed you, Tom. It was a good turn-out!

This project is looking good, Tom!! Keep it going. :lol: