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#81 CorvairJim

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 08:11 PM

Note to Corvair Jim: Keep it up with the Chrysler Ute; I may try one later..it really looks great so far.


I just completed my "Little Old Lady From Pasadena" '64 Dodge 330 for the "Cars of Rock 'n' Roll & Country Music" CBP (You can see that model in both that CBP's thread and "Under Glass"), so the Chrysler Ute and the 1960 Plymouth wagon for the "Cannonball" CBP that the rest of the parts from the ute's kits went toward are the next two on my bench - simultaneously!

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 10:00 PM

There is another community build which is discussing turning passenger cars into trucks. Your ute could do double duty!

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 10:24 PM

I want to check if it would be accepted there as well. If not, I'll have to see if they'll take another conversion that I started several years ago and sort of stalled out on, a '68 Corvair-Camino. The body is nearly completed. It's in color, but it still needs polishing and foiling, and I still have to make a rear window for it. It'll need some reworking to the chassis to get the rear wheelhouses to fit right, and I'll need to adapt earlier-style Corvair air cleaners to the engine. Yes, it's full-detail, with a hinged engine cover in the back of the bed. On the other hand, if the guy running the pickup CBP will accept theChrysler in his build as well as letting it continue in this one which it was committed for first, I may do both builds in that one!

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 01:57 AM

Did a bit more.
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Posted 03 May 2012 - 04:06 PM

Sorry guys, I have been out of the hobby for a LOOOOOOOOOOOOONG time. I hope no one is mad. I just got bored. So now I have started with my build and I will get back to checking the forum regularly and update everything on this build. Thanks for keeping this going. Here is what I have so far, my ride is going to be a rat rod. Here it is.
I introduce, The Chop, From Hell! http://www.modelcars...showtopic=57941

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 04:13 PM

I was thinking, and I am going to move the deadline to august.

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 11:07 PM

I kept on busting those wretched spoked rims. That is one of the problems with salvaging parts from other people's glue bombs.

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 01:59 PM

I'm on the list but not sure I qualify since my rat was already a full kit I had laying around, a lot of parts or additions were things I already had acquired but it still was a full kit- I have it started already on the workbench forum. Please let me know as I don't want to post it if I don't qualify.

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 06:04 PM

I'm on the list but not sure I qualify since my rat was already a full kit I had laying around, a lot of parts or additions were things I already had acquired but it still was a full kit- I have it started already on the workbench forum. Please let me know as I don't want to post it if I don't qualify.

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Rats don't have to be parts-box builds.
It is build a rat OR build something from the parts box.
Building a rat from the parts box is just added fun!

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 01:39 AM

ok here are some pics:

the start of the rat
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roof cut out
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Additions from chevy pickup kit sun visor
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engine buildup
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wire mesh top that is rolled up
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Posted 16 May 2012 - 01:43 AM

first spray in Afrika Mustard with rust out on the door panels
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rust color and salting with color mod
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final weathering on the engine and body
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Posted 16 May 2012 - 01:47 AM

quick mock up
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interior picks
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interieur door panels with "wrong way" street signs behind the wood
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weathered tires and rims
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thanks for looking!

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 03:35 AM

You've got some very cool concepts and ideas going here, and very well done too!

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 02:58 PM

Afraid I have to put a hold on my build, with car show season upon us, I have been working on my 1:1 ride all day every day since I started this build...hopefully after the shows I can dig it back out and do some more to it.

There are some great ideas and builds floating around here so far....cant wait to see everything finished.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 12:00 PM

did some more work last night, Interior details etc.. Enjoy!
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new engine wiring

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 10:15 PM

looking great!

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 11:12 PM

Finally with exhaust pipes!

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 08:27 PM

Got a little time to mess with my rat rod build...got some mocking up done. Need to shorten the rear axles just a bit and figure out some kind of exhaust. Let me knwo what you think about the truck bed...still unsure if I want to use it or not...

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 11:14 PM

Looking good Tim keep it going this build is slowing down a bit, we need more eye candy!


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Posted 30 May 2012 - 12:25 PM

Yeah, I have noticed this has been slow lately....got some paint sprayed early this morning, and tried my hand at weathering, but did not turn out right...so i just resprayed everything...here are some progress pics...more to come soon

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I covered the dash with chrome BMF (first time using BMF) and it turned out alot better than I figured. I am still unsure about the truck bed...it is painted, but havent mocked it up yet....still need to narrow the rear axle assembly...

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