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#61 Ace-Garageguy

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 05:16 AM

Thank you sir. The chassis is moving again...got the rest of the nasty stuff cut out of the rear and a new crossmember put in.

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Far as the front suspension goes, in the spirit of making something nice from a sow's ear, and keeping with early AMT parts, I've decided to modify the dropped axle from an AMT '40 Ford for more detail and pose-able steering.

The stock blobular end is on the right. On the left are the mods in progress, with the axle beam thinned, the old backing plate removed, the steel axle-hole filled, and a new axle-end that will be drilled for a kingpin.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 05:42 PM

Hi Fellas, I just came across this community build & have always liked the old AMT 32's.
I have several of the 3 windows & recently got an old built-up Vicky that I plan to rebuild.
The paint on the vicky is actually pretty decent so i was going to leave it ,but the rest of it is rough.

You guys mind if I join in the build with the Vicky?

Joe

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 09:27 AM

Hi Fellas, I just came across this community build & have always liked the old AMT 32's.
I have several of the 3 windows & recently got an old built-up Vicky that I plan to rebuild.
The paint on the vicky is actually pretty decent so i was going to leave it ,but the rest of it is rough.

You guys mind if I join in the build with the Vicky?

Joe

Please do!!! Welcome!!!

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 10:09 AM

Far as the front suspension goes, in the spirit of making something nice from a sow's ear, and keeping with early AMT parts, I've decided to modify the dropped axle from an AMT '40 Ford for more detail and pose-able steering.



Thanks, Ace Garage Guy for the tips on the front axel. I tried to use part of your idea useing the '40 Ford axel. I'm not sure it lowered the front end much. Yours is pretty extreme, and I love it!!! Wish I had your kind of skills. Here's a shot of mine. Also starting a Phaeton.Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 11:27 AM

Please do!!! Welcome!!!



Thanks,
Builds are looking good fellas.


Not much of a start,but i did manage to round up a few parts that might go into the build& was thinking of maybe a 352 for power.
will get better pics as i actually get some work done.
The Vicky as I got it...
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Some bits & pieces...
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May go with this look...undecided
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BTW found this in a box of of junk i bought.....Any idea if it was an issued kit or mebbe just something that was bashed together? AMT, Revell,MPC? no markings on any of the parts.
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 02:32 PM

Looks like an MPC body to me Joe . It is the keep on truckin body.
This is kitbashed .
What are the wheels that you have on the Vicky ?

Edited by 1930fordpickup, 04 November 2012 - 02:34 PM.


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Posted 04 November 2012 - 03:27 PM

Looks like an MPC body to me Joe . It is the keep on truckin body.
This is kitbashed .
What are the wheels that you have on the Vicky ?


Thanks for the info Andy, The wheels & chassis are from a franklin mint " bonnie & clyde" ford.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 03:28 PM

Thanks Joe .

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 08:38 AM

...made a new floor, subrails to keep enerything aligned, and inner fenders....

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...got a spindle made up and the front ride-height set...

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...and put it all together to measure for the rear axle location....

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 08:42 AM

Thanks, Ace Garage Guy for the tips on the front axel. I tried to use part of your idea useing the '40 Ford axel. I'm not sure it lowered the front end much.


Glad it helped. Really REALLY like the rake on the green roadster. That is parfect stance for that car. Phaeton's looking fine too.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 01:18 PM

Great stuff so far, pplz.

I finally started my first contribution, which I fear is rather subtle in comparison to your gentlemen's efforts.

What I have in mind is a very traditional Roadster. Smooth is the overall theme. I don't want to see hinges, door handles, etc. I want it gold metallic, white interior, and big'n'littles on Babymoons from the '51 Chevy. Stance is everything...
And since tis particular Roadster kit came with a not fully moulded windscreen frame, I'll use the surplus chopped windscreen frame from one of my Phaeton kits.

So here we go.

Cut out the rear wheel wells since 'out of the box' it just doesn't allow for anything wider than the skinny stock wheels, without protruding from the wings.

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This is the stance I want to achieve. -ish:

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For me, it's all the subtle changes that add up to a wholesome something.

Rootliebed the bonnet:

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The headlamps sit too high for my taste, so I had to fill in the openings for the headlamp bar. I'll drill new ones below the original ones.

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I did away with the front cross bar at the same time.

Trying to rework the rear dumb irons and petrol tank:

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 01:50 PM

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Mmmmmmm watermelon........ :lol:

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 04:56 PM

Mmmmmmm watermelon........ :lol:



Lol Yeah it's kinda funky looking,but I like it :D Think I'm gonna leave it & throw a clear coat on it.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:47 AM

Glassed inside the chop seams so I can get on with finishing the outside without the possibility of breaking the thin bonds on the pillars.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 12:14 PM

Do you guys think this one is too far along to enter?
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Posted 26 November 2012 - 03:02 PM

Do you guys think this one is too far along to enter?
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It looks ok to me if that matters. We are moving kind of slow here in my opinion so, I will just say anything to get things moving.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 03:21 PM

i'll bite: "Rootliebed the bonnet"


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Posted 26 November 2012 - 03:43 PM

Rootliebed the bonnet refers to Rootleib and Co, manufactures of many steel parts and a gaggle of 32 Ford hoods.

http://www.rootlieb..../v8_32_hds.html

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 04:57 PM

I borrowed this idea from Ace-Garageguy, thanks.Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:38 AM

.... Rootleib and Co....


ha ha - you had me scratching my head over that one!

thanks for the link