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#21 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 08:11 AM

Put a panty hose on the vacuum cleaner and see it you can pit up that way. I hate it when that happens.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 09:48 AM

Put a panty hose on the vacuum cleaner and see it you can pit up that way. I hate it when that happens.

The worst part: I had it being held by an alligator clip. I heard a "ping" and watched it fly across the room, heard it hit a cardboard box, and it seems as if the cardboard box ate it. I literally saw where it hit yet it still evades me.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 10:08 AM

Well, it does sound like you might have to find an alternative. Can you scratch-build it?

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 11:26 AM

I'll just buy another one and turn it into a custom but use those engine parts for this one.

So maybe my other 63 will be a pro touring car

#25 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 12:41 PM

Steve, we'll see what challenges that rear suspension will create. I am hoping I won't have to cut the bed, but I just might have to . . . we'll see. I'm also planning to use those wheels that come with the kit on another build . . .

Very exciting. I hope more folks jump in, in particular if you've never built a low rider.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 05:51 AM

Here is a minor update.

Got the frame done and touched up, and I finished up some basic engine work. I managed to find the water pump. The tacky paint was tacky enough to stick to the wall. So while I was sifting through the shag carpet, I briefly gave up and gazed at nothing. Then a little shiny thing on the wall got my attention.

12 hours later.

So anyways the part was cleaned up and done in gold via the alclad path, and radiator done in chrome, and all installed and detail painted.

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Will get better pics uploaded when I get home.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 10:10 PM

Looks good so far Mark.
Interesting colour choice for the frame,fits the show car style well I think..

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 10:55 PM

Excellent start all, looks enticing but I have a habit of not finishing these sorts of things :lol: So I'll sit on the bench and watch instead.
Amazing paint as always Luke. Looking forward to your project Dr Cranky. Mark that chassis/engine is looking great, really tidy. Keep it going fellas, I'm watching :D

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 03:12 AM

never been a fan of lowriders so i wont be joining this
as a matter of fact, ive only build one and i thought i'd show it here

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 05:38 AM

Aha, Eelco, your infamous avatar. Great to see it in larger pics and details. I like the paint and graphics.

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 06:23 AM

thanks Doc, means a lot coming from you
it was my first venture in something that intricate
also my first home made decal

here is the under glass link in case your interested

http://www.modelcars...showtopic=29407

as well as the hood hinge tutorial

http://www.modelcars...op&fromsearch=1

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 04:51 AM

Progress update on the Belair.

Engine completed,added some extra detail.
Small hose that goes from water pump to manifold, generator bracket, fuel line, wired a TPB pre drilled distributor, throttle linkages and return spring.

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Chassis completed.
Lowered by flipping front spindles and cutting rear spings.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 04:56 AM

Also got the body foiled and replaced kit tailights with craft rhinestones.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 05:06 PM

Very nice, Luke. Great, clean and smooth work as usual. Love all your vehicles in black. It's a trade mark. You are the Johnny Cash of model builders! :lol:

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 05:10 PM

My kit arrived, and it's the house. As soon as I finish the van, I will set to work on it.

You can check out the kit in this unboxing. Enjoy:



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Posted 07 March 2012 - 07:10 PM

Well I guess I will jump in on this one, I have a '66 Riviera I have put on hold for far too long!

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 10:17 PM

Very nice, Luke. Great, clean and smooth work as usual. Love all your vehicles in black. It's a trade mark. You are the Johnny Cash of model builders! :lol:


Thanks alot Virgil.
Yeah I suppose you could call it a trade mark.Back in Black/Black Ice
Ive most definetly found my style,type and how il do my builds from now on.


Johnny Cash :lol:


Look foward to seeing the Ranchero get Crankified

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 06:17 AM

Great to see you're all making progress :D
Keep it goin fellas.

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 04:47 PM

Here is where I'm at...
picked up a neat set of wire wheels at a recent show.
Worked on the front seat head rest and deepened the seat
separations to give it some more definition.
Also finished the Chevy heartbeat.
Next thing is a silver basecoat ..let it sit for 2 days.
Working on the interior while the body sits for a while.

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 06:03 PM

Looking good so far James.