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#21 Jantrix

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 01:35 PM

Bob- I'm leaning toward a wraparound screen, like something you'd see on a '60's speedboat.

I think I might redo that to incorporate the stock tag bracket- it just looks a bit too plain as is, and the tag would just look tacked on.


Two excellent ideas. Yer bringing me around Chuck.

#22 Chuck Most

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 12:26 AM

Interior is pretty much a done deal, just in need of final assembly. Not much to see in there, but it'll do. The dash is a strip of birch, and I added some auxillary gauges underneath. It also has turn signal indicators and a push/pull headlamp switch. The steering wheel is the '66 Nova piece, cut down.
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Yes, there are a few other details visible I'll outline later...
Let's just say I'll be using clear coat after all.

I also went ahead and did a second bumper, the one which will end up on the car. A '66 Michigan plate is the finishing touch for that.
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Posted 09 May 2012 - 06:04 AM

grille? what cha gonna do? early ford, 30's chev truck? how bout hackin up the chevy II front clip and use that!
love it!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 06:10 AM

Rear bumper looks good Chuck . Much better than the plain one . I'd also do a wrap around windshield , no frame .
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Posted 09 May 2012 - 12:32 PM

Only 'iffy' thing with the wraparound might be getting it to lay right, but I'll see how it works out I guess. :D

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 12:36 PM

Very interesting project. I like it.

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 12:39 PM

back window out of a 55/59 car would work. a 37 ford grill and cut hood

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 01:16 PM

Loving it, Chuck. You are back with a vengeance, yes!

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 04:06 PM

Thought about using a piece of kit glass- if I can find one that's relatively thin and the right width I might go that route. As far as the grille I'm leaning toward a laid back '32 Chevy radiator shell.

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 07:34 PM

How about a cut down window from the 55 Chevy pickup? it has curves on each end and is relatively easy to cut down to about half its height. Might be too wide though.
Looking good.

Later-

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 05:38 AM

Chuck , I found this in one of my parts bins . It might be close .

Width = 2 .150 "
Height = . 270 " ( .445 " in front of driver )

Let me know if you want to try it .
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Posted 10 May 2012 - 12:32 PM

Looks like the one from the AMT '62 Corvette- I think I have one of those in my stash. Might need to set it up on the cowl and see how it looks.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 12:36 PM

That's looking pretty dang cool Chuck!!!!!!

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 02:15 PM

Looks like the one from the AMT '62 Corvette- I think I have one of those in my stash. Might need to set it up on the cowl and see how it looks.


Yep . That's the one .
If you have the '62 'Vette , look at the rear window too .

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 04:26 PM

Threw the main ingredients together- now it's a matter of sorting out the front suspension.
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Posted 11 May 2012 - 04:10 AM

Very cool chuck!!

cheers
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Posted 12 May 2012 - 01:02 AM

Front suspension is a done deal. I know there is no front spring perch- that area will be covered up by the grille, so I didn't bother. I'll have to touch up the radius arm pivots on the frame- the superglue fogged them up a bit. This is also the first good view of the seats- they're taken from an AMT '25 Model T kit.
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After wrestling a bit with how to install the alternator, I just thought 'why not have it mounted out of sight and spun by the driveshaft'?- so I just used a short belt/pulley casting to run only the water pump- still need to paint the inside of the water pump pulley.

Oil pan sits a bit closer to the ground than I'd like- not sure I can fix that- everything is mounted up pretty securely, and I'm not sure I can take parts off without breaking anything at this point.

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 02:32 AM

Looking very cool, Chuck. Love your new avatar as well!

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 07:37 AM

this is a cool looking roadster chuck. B)

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 12:51 AM

Getting into the home stretch now...
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I think I'm going to cut a windsheild from acetate- all of the kit glass I've been trying looks to thick an has a LOT of distortion.

But anyway- headers are on, headlamps are on, drag link is on, and I should have the rad on pretty shortly, once I get the fan situation figured out.