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#1 Bugace

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 08:57 AM

I'm slowly getting some done on this tall T.

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Braking pins for buttons. The seat is the original from MPC's T Paddywagon, that have been reworked.
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Some Revell, AMT, and MPC parts are used. Engine will be done using the AMT '62 Chevy mainparts, but 3 deuces manifold from Monogram/Revell '59 Impala, and valvecovers from AMT's '63, or '64.
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Body will be black, chassis red, leaving only wheels in chrome.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 09:05 AM

NICE!!!

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 09:16 AM

l love these tall Ts. Can't figure out why everyone wants to chop 'em? They have so much character when left alone. Looking forward to more.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 09:40 AM

Yea baby! Now THAT'S a Rod!!!!!

#5 Bugace

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 08:38 AM

I need some help here.

How does the brakes line up here?
As it is now, there is two "reservoirs" on the firewall. I guess I only need one, as there is no frontbrake?

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 05:41 AM

I need some help here.

How does the brakes line up here?
As it is now, there is two "reservoirs" on the firewall. I guess I only need one, as there is no frontbrake?

one for hydraulic clutch actuator one for brake's if you want?

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 06:44 AM

It looks good. I like the detailing with pins. What kind of pins are those?

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 08:57 AM

Rad. x2 on having no clue why everyone chops these. So much cooler unchopped.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 12:11 PM

Rad. x2 on having no clue why everyone chops these. So much cooler unchopped.

They chop it so much they have to lean over to drive ! Silly if you ask me.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 01:17 PM

Nice work so far

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 02:08 PM

Thank You guys!

I belived I had more progress then I actually had. I wen't a step backwards today, as I could not find a ok setup for front shocks.
I remowed the front of the frame, and made it straighter.
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I will redo the front axel setup some as well, so there will be a cleaner look when the shocks are in place.
But I have done some more.
Steeringwheel.
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Looks awfull, but that whitemetal was very hard to get proper round. Also, I have very limited experience with PE "micro" parts.
Anyway, I'm satisfied, and know that when it is painted, it will look better.

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Also manage too add caps to the distributor.

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#12 Bugace

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 02:14 PM

one for hydraulic clutch actuator one for brake's if you want?


Thank You!

As I have removed one pedal, going automatic, I'll remove one.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 02:15 PM

Love it low, unchopped, and wide meats! Tired of tall, skinny tires w/ offroad stance.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 04:46 PM

Love it low, unchopped, and wide meats! Tired of tall, skinny tires w/ offroad stance.

.......Ditto !

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 10:44 PM

It looks good. I like the detailing with pins. What kind of pins are those?


Sorry for not answering before.

It's ordinary pinhead needles. I've learned that some are harder then others, as mine is, and thereby are easy to brake when held in a plier. Instead of some that are so soft they bend. I guess You find them in any female craft store/hobby store.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 11:06 PM

CAN'T WAIT TO SEE MORE--KEEP UP THE EXCELLENT WORK.

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 05:29 AM

I've scratched new leafspring up front, as well as shocks. The shocks are glued in place, as I need them as guid for the headlight/shock supports.
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The redone front mean it is slightly longer, and lower. Both beeing a positive thing for the stance in my opinion.
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Now steeringlinkage have to be modified. Also making the supports up front, and adding all the chassis details. As I wish all these details in one color, it is not long before a carefull wash, and paint.
Then I can consentrat on the engine.

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 05:44 AM

I use o-rings for steering wheels,cut the center of the steerin wheel out, and glue it in an o-ring. they come in different colors too, black, brown,green, red, blue.....

looking good, i like the front suspension set up, very cool

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#19 Bugace

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 10:59 AM

I was very close to using a O ring as well, but then decided to use this. As it will be standing veritcally, the misshape will not be that visual.
Also needed the practice. :rolleyes:

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 11:38 AM

sweeeeeettttt :o