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#41 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 02:57 AM

This thread is off to a great start.

#42 W-409

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 07:06 AM

Derrick: Absolutely, post some pictures of your builds. You build great stuff, and more inspiration we get-faster we build I guess. (Or at least I do. :lol: )

Gray, feel free to join in and start the T-Bird! I will add you to the list. :D

And the Eye Candy continues soon!

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 11:26 AM

Thank's Niko...here's some I did awhile back
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Most are Willys!!! LOL!!! More in next post..............

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 11:28 AM

More...
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Here is an AWB car
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Posted 12 September 2012 - 06:19 PM

Wow, fantastic builds, Derrick! You know how to make excellent paint job, all of them are very nice and smooth! I like the '55 Gasser the most, but others are very nice too. Thanks for the inspiration! B)

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:57 AM

Derrick, your builds looks amazing and those paint jobs are just awesome. B) Thank's for inpiration! Maybe i will try on the weekend to start my Mercury project. I have couple gasser projects on my mind but first i will do that Mercury.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 10:35 AM

Thank's Niko & Matti !!!!!! If I could figure out how to block personal stuff on my photobucket site...you would see a TON of cars...
all kinds!!! And that would only be a fraction of what I've done!!! ;)

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 09:46 AM

Matti, sounds interesting. Can't wait to see the Merc'.

Derrick: Your builds are great, when you figure it out, post a link to the pics, I want to see them! B)


Updating the Simca build. I installed the seats and built new steering linkage. It's mostly built from Miss Deal kit parts, but they are radically modified, since the steering is now on left side, not in center as it was originally in that Studebaker kit. Also I started building the fuel system plumbings for the engine, not too fancy stuff, but done anyway. The driveshaft is built from two Miss Deal kit driveshafts, not the best in the world, but Okay for me.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 09:48 AM

Also built the engine mounts, now I have to do the crossmember for transmission.

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 08:39 AM

Another update.

I modified the seat belts a bit, they are lot more realistic now, when they're connected to roll cage, not to the seat. Also scratchbuilt the parachute handle, and installed the cable. Also added that transmission crossmember, and radiator too. Water hoses are installed too.

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Simple Pedals are scratchbuilt too.
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Posted 15 September 2012 - 08:40 AM

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 07:17 PM

Man Niko, that's looking pretty killer!!!!!

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 01:15 PM

I smell fume's and burnin rubber!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 11:54 AM

Hey Guy's, Got 90% of the front end done,paint'd & add'd the decal's,and found some build pic's of the moter. Take a look see. All comment's are welcome'd.
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Posted 02 October 2012 - 07:52 AM

Hey Niko, add this to the list also. My latest project '55 Chevy Nomad Gasser. Starting point was Gluebomb but it was in very good shape. First i thought that im going to do lowrider of this but then my plans change when i got Gasser front axle from Revell '54 Chevy to my hands. :D Rear axle will be from Revell Oldsmobile Cutlass because it fits very well on its place with very small modifications. Chassis is the most challenging part of this project because i need to remove that molded exhaust pipe. It's removed now but it needs very much bondo and sanding and bondo... :D And the engine will be 426 Wedge with blower and fuel injection. Here's few pics of the first mock up and the chassis.

Here is the first mock up pic. It looks very good to my eye. B)

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And the engine before i disassembled it. I hope that i get some paint to the engine block today.
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And the Chassis. This was how it looked after i removed that exhauspipe...looks much better in pic than in person.
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And this was how it looks after some styrene and first coat of bondo. Looks pretty rough to me but i hope it getting better after lots of bondo and sanding.
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Posted 02 October 2012 - 08:29 AM

Added you to the list! B) Thanx for joining in.

Mopar engine in a Chevy? :lol: Just kidding, it looks great! I'll be watching this one, it will look amazing when finished, as your builds always do. Good luck with the exhaust pipe, I've done that few times on Monogram '57 or '56 Chevy kits, and it's really tricky.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 05:55 AM

I got the Simca top painted yesterday with Maston Gold, and it looks good. Luckily there were no leaks or anything, tomorrow I'll clearcoat it. Also I'm building the chassis and interior, mostly detail stuff left.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 07:39 AM

Niko, your Simca's paint job looks very nice so far and i think its getting much better after clearcote. B) Do you put some decals to the body?

And small update to Nomad. Couple days a go i painted engine block gloss red and transmission is painted aluminium. Yesterday evening i glued oilpan on it's place and made by using styrene some kind of plate (or whats the real word of that) under that blower and intake manifold because it looked so stupid without that. :D It is painted aluminium also but i dont have good pic of that. Today i glued intake manifold and blower on their places. I also put distributor to the engine and put plug wires. I think that this is going to be one of my best looking engines what i'm build. I also continued chassis and now it pretty good but needs some work. If i have good luck i might get some primer and black paint on it Sunday but lets see. :)

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 08:55 AM

Thanks, Matti. I'm not sure about the decals yet. If I find some good looking, period correct decals, I might use them. But let's see it tomorrow when I start looking and my decal stash. ;)

Nomad looks great, too! The engine really is one of your bests, even if I like your Simca's engine a lot too. Great progress with the chassis also, it's coming along nice and fast. B)

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 04:52 AM

Thank's Niko! Yeah it's coming along very fast and now i have new update. B) Today I finished engine and i'm very happy to the result. I also cut hole to the hood for blower and it's looks very good to me also. Tomorrow body and chassis will get some paint on it. Only problem is that I dont have any idea what color i will paint body but let's see what I find on our garage. :D

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Next i have to start planning interior colors and what kind of rollgage i'm going to do.