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#1 ronr

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 11:39 PM

Just finished this one today:
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#2 sports850

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 11:42 PM

That's cool , any details on what it is (I saw the remains of a similar body at a mates place but he didn't know what it was or who made it) ? What are the engines in it ?

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 02:36 AM

Great execution and the weathering is spot on, Ron. Nice addition to your collection.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 03:26 AM

That's a cool little vehicle. Love the flames and SHINY :) :) :)

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 03:33 AM

Very neat Ron. Made me smile when I seen it.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 09:48 AM

Nice Build!!!

#7 ronr

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 09:54 AM

Thanks for the comments guys. It is a resin replica of the Kart that came with the AMT `63 ford pickup. This one came from Norm at Replicas & Miniatures 0f Maryland. Ian, The engines are replicas of the Mcculloch 9 that was made in `63. It was 6.05 cu.in. First Shiny build for me in a long time thanks to Dr. Cranky. He has me hooked on rust and gunk, LOL.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 10:28 AM

Thanks for the comments guys. It is a resin replica of the Kart that came with the AMT `63 ford pickup. This one came from Norm at Replicas & Miniatures 0f Maryland. Ian, The engines are replicas of the Mcculloch 9 that was made in `63. It was 6.05 cu.in. First Shiny build for me in a long time thanks to Dr. Cranky. He has me hooked on rust and gunk, LOL.

nothing wrong with rust and gunk lol i think this car is to cool .i was waiting for it to grow legs. :D

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 10:34 AM

This is a really nice build - looks smooth and fast even sitting on the trailer.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 11:59 AM

I sure do miss the bonus kits from the "golden age"
Like the tire detail ..too kool

#11 Paul Payne

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 12:11 PM

I have a junker I plan on rebuilding. Currently gathering parts. Hope it turns out half as nice as yours! BTW, is the trailer from a kit, or scratch built?

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 01:27 PM

Nice piece! I have a resin kit of that stashed away somewhere... I hope mine looks HALF as good!

What's going to tow it?


#13 ronr

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 02:33 PM

Paul, The trailer is from the new Revell Midget kit. This was a very enjoyable build. Broke my building block.

John, I have a resin `66 ford pick up I`m thinking about building to tow it.

Edited by ronr, 01 March 2012 - 03:21 PM.


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Posted 01 March 2012 - 04:03 PM

Very cool. I didn't expect to see the go-kart on the inside. That would be a blast to drive!

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 04:12 PM

Very cool! Nice job.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 07:59 PM

Very cool! Nice job.


Exactly what I would have said. I love it!

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 04:43 PM

ron, thats a great build of that reps and mins of maryland resin kit. i did one myself; very similar, yellow like yours.

but then i saw that trailer and when you mentioned it was from the midget kits, i just went YEAH and monkey see monkee do...had to go pirate one from one of my midget kits. i notice something though that i just noticed on your trailer: you added diamond plate at the very rear of it to cover that big open spot that the midgets fit over but the kart doesnt...i made a floorboard of plastic to look like planks of wood for mine.

great idea and thanks for sharing. that kart is really great looking! i take it you made the exhaust pipe? they look better aligned than they did when you used the kit pieces:

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 05:59 PM

that body would make a great paddleboat aswell :)
(and probably just as fast)

#19 ronr

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 03:30 AM

Thanks for the compliments guys. I used a soild pc of tread plate on the trailer and the Exhaust are 1/6 alum. tubing. The Carbs are a pc of alum tubeing with a #5 braided line fitting slid over it. Good looking Kart William. As for Paddleboat speed , that would be a pretty quick paddle boat. With twin 6.05 McCulloghs and the size of the tires , you would be looking at a top end speed of between 120-140 mph.

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 12:44 PM

. As for Paddleboat speed , that would be a pretty quick paddle boat. With twin 6.05 McCulloghs and the size of the tires , you would be looking at a top end speed of between 120-140 mph.


like the duck said, boy are my legs tires ;)