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#21 jeffs396

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 01:35 AM

I'm in with some sort of AMC...not sure which one yet.

Hudson gasser, Rambler, Javelin, Willys (4WD), Jeep, so many choices :wub:

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 01:55 AM

4wd Jeep chassis built as a gasser, with a Hudson engine and a cut-down Javelin body!

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 07:02 AM

Alright, here we go again, I removed all needless flocking from the floor. I painted door panels semigloss black, but there's still bit of cleaning before gluing other parts to those door panels. Tomorrow I'm going to install window cranks, door handles and maybe seats too. Let's have a see. There's not much flocking over those cardboard-pieces, but seats will cover that mistake. I'm going to scratchbuild pedals, original ones can't be seen from finished interior anymore, so I don't have to worry about them. Also little carpet to driver's side under those pedals needs to be done....

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Bit more putty to that chassis also, hope after sanding this, it'll be smooth.... :rolleyes:
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Posted 14 October 2011 - 12:04 AM

Cool, Niko! Looks like you've got your work cut out for you.

I did a little work on the Matador yesterday, but the Monogram Grand Prix Stock Car I was using for a chassis was junk- just about every single part was warped to a horrific degree, so it looks like I'm trying Plan B on that one. what's Plan B? You guys will know as soon as I do! :lol:

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 01:21 AM

Making progress. I should have some pics up soon.

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 07:50 AM

Thanks! I worked with the door panels. I glued door handles on, and installed window cranks from '66 Olds 442's photoetch parts. Pictures aren't good, that interior looks really bad in these pictures, but it's better in live. I also started working on the pedals, but they are still WIP, so maybe tomorrow I can post picture of them. Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 03:06 AM

That shaggy carpeting, all right. Nice.

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 04:31 PM

Well, work on the Matador has begun! It will be a hardcore, pro-tourer! In true mid '70's up AMC tradition, it will employ parts from some of the other 'Big Four' manufacturers. First off... a '98 Corvette chassis....
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I had to stretch the Vette chassis 9 scale inches to match the Matador's wheelbase, and it will need to be widened and have some length added to the rear overhang, but the wheelbase is now right-on, and since the Vette already has an up-to-date 4-wheel independent front suspension and disc brakes, won't need to try and adapt those to a stock chassis. From here we'll fill in the blanks. I will be retaining the rear transaxle, but the engine will be from Chrysler- in this case, a Viper V-10, with the chassis reworked a bit to fit the Dodge mill. See? Using parts from the other American manufacturers, just as AMC itself did for many years. B)

And THATS my plan B for this one!

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 06:54 PM

Waaay cool Chuck!

Would anyone ever do this in 1:1??? Probably not, but that's what's great about scale modeling! We can $afford$ to do things that aren't easily done in steel B)

Looking forward to this one coming together ;)

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 08:50 PM

Very Cool Chuck..
Looks like it would be the fastest and best handling Matador, Ever!! :D

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 05:45 AM

Yes, yes, the building fun continues!

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 03:06 AM

Thanks for the clarification, Chuck, well, here we go . . . Doctor Cranky has been quiet (but busy) lately.

Why? Because he decided not to build just one 41 Willys--he opted to build 2 instead . . . Yes, he loves this kit that much!

I call these "Rat Runner" and you'll see why in a little bit . . . I wanted to build two street rods that would combine the new engineering of frame, wheels, and engine and contrast it to a couple of well . . . you know me . . . RATS!

So far I have built and detailed the rolling chassis . . .

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I have to tone down the brightness of those wide whites . . . with a little road-weary bug juice!

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 03:08 AM

I've also got done the interiors--again, nothing fancy, just riding in style, that's all but still with a hint of attitude . . .

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Stay tuned in for more Rat-Runnin' FUN!

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 04:45 AM

What I love about this kit (and you don't get this very often, even with Revell kits) is that is fits together nicely. You don't have to glue the main three components of this kit: chassis, interior, and body, and it will go together and fit and look just perfect.

It really is on my top 3 best kits ever list. Up there too is the AMT 1950 Chevy Pick Up.

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 07:52 AM

All right, maties, check out the "RAT RUNNERS" over in UNDER GLASS.

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 09:07 AM

Awesome.

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 01:54 AM

Thanks, hope you guys keep 'em coming.

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 09:41 AM

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This is what iam going to finish for this build, i hope its ok.

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 09:57 AM

Works for me.

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 02:07 PM

Come to think of it, I might have a Tamiya Wrangler I could dig out.