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Studebaker Community Build...with a Meet & Greet in South Bend, IN?


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#21 cobraman

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 05:47 AM

I think I would like to get in on this. I have an idea of something I want to do with the Miss Deal kit. Must try and score one on "Feebay ".

Do we have to attened the meet and greet to be a part of this build ?

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 02:30 PM

Do we have to attend the meet and greet to be a part of this build ?


No, attending the meet & greet is totally optional.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 03:10 PM

Good. I just scored a "Miss Deal" on feebay for 25 bucks including shipping. New still sealed. Not too bad.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 12:04 PM

This is what iam starting with, just havent figured out how i want to build it yet,
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Posted 24 July 2012 - 01:36 PM

I'm gonna build a Studebaker!


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Posted 24 July 2012 - 02:53 PM

I'm gonna build a Studebaker!


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Posted 25 July 2012 - 04:08 AM

I'm gonna build a Studebaker!


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Really long Avanti drag car?

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 09:32 AM

Really long Avanti drag car?



LOL. THERE you go!! :lol:

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 10:53 AM

Or Superstarliner II- based on the '53 body and plopped down on a Tommy Ivo Showboat chassis, four Buick V8s and all. Or I might build that one myself. :rolleyes:

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 08:55 AM

Step One: Locate turbine engine. CHECK:

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 09:36 AM

Step One: Locate turbine engine. CHECK:

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This should be good...

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 11:37 AM

MPC Can Am?

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 11:43 AM

MPC Can Am?


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Posted 27 July 2012 - 04:07 AM

Forgot I had this. Though it is too far along to join in the CPB, this thread got me to blow the dust off of it. It's the Minicraft 1:32 scale coupe kit, with a few 'hot rod' bits from a Revell Midget.
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Posted 27 July 2012 - 12:06 PM

Going to use these two kits to build a car for this thread.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 11:19 AM

I finally did a little work on the Avanti body today, so here's what it looks like so far:

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Here's a view from the top:

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The red outline is where the driver will sit, the yellow where the turbine engine will be mounted, and the orange where the exhaust will exit, through the original headlight openings.

I'm going to try incorporating a bit of each C-pillar when I create the blister/roll bar for the driver (think Beach City Chevrolet 'Vette Funny Car), but there won't be much left of them. Still the C-pillars are one of my favorite design elements of the Avanti, so some part should remain.

The offset (former) hood bulge will now be the headrest/rear half of the canopy blister, since this car will have a mostly flat topside. I will probably do some sectioning in the (now front) quarter panels, as they are a little too tall, and raising the wheel arches should help visually thin the front front third of the body. The wheel arches always seemed to be pointing the wrong direction to me, so now they're facing the correct way. :D

I may also add a thin vertical wedge aft of the doors to add a bit more taper to the body and help drop the tail end even further. We'll see how the body looks as the body changes progress.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 09:07 PM

I did some wedge sectioning ("fenders"), shortening (nose) and lots of re-gluing and sanding, and I think it's moving forward in the right direction. The body has lost some of it's Coke-bottle shape (see what I did there :D ), the front "fenders" most of their arch, and the front overhang has been decreased, so I no longer need to move the wheel arches forward. I will need to move them upward, so they match up better with the height of the rear wheel arches.

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The front headlights and grille/air intakes will need to be re-shaped and modified, as they now tilt downward and look awkward. I think the cowl will get lowered, too, but the offset blister should remain.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 10:56 AM

That's better:

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I had to remove another wedge section from both front fenders, as the fender top arch was still too prominent, and the entire body didn't have enough taper. I also filed away some more of the header panel to further lower the leading edge and blend it in with the fender edges. I will need to taper the door tops to match the new fenders, but I don't think I will have to raise the front wheel arches anymore.

That cowl you see poking up is probably going to be sunken a few scale inches down into the body, leaving the fender/door/quarter panel top edge as the body's highest point. I think I might "lean" the rear quarter panels' vertical edges forward a bit more to harmonize with the forward leaning nose, too.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 10:57 AM

Interesting. Anxious to see how it turns out. Not every day you see an Avanti going down the street backwards!

B)

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 06:05 PM

Cool, especially the idea of meeting in South Bend. That would be a nice early start at my birthday (Aug. 5.)

I have a Jo-Han snap Lark that needs to be refreshed. The idea of a less-complicated build appeals to me. And I might actually have enough time to get it done. :lol:

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