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#41 rmvw guy

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 10:17 AM

Thanks Bill, I got the idea for the frame after cutting off the front fenders. These old AMT kits leave a lot to be desired but, still an awful lot of fun and remain on my favorite list. The ingraving is really heavy in places and the body appears to be already sectioned. I wish it had a dropped axel also. The revell kits are seriously more realistic.

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 05:16 PM

Gents, was this an AMT kit in it's original iteration???

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If so, I'm in!!!

I could use a nice, relaxing, quicky build! ;)

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 05:23 PM

That looks like a good one to me Jeff and one I haven't seen in years. Welcome aboard!

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 01:37 AM

Nice thing about the Phaeton is that it has separately-molded rear suspension like the Vicky, but unlike the blobular 5-window and roadster chassis.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 01:56 AM

Cool, I'm in then! B)

Great start on the builds guys, diggin' that green on your roadster Ron!

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 02:34 AM

Thanks Jeff, I keep saying green is the new red for hot rods, but I guess it has been around for years. :lol: I can't wait to see your Phaeton.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 02:43 AM

My 32 has a Revell frame for reason of access to the interior after I weld the body to the fenders, so I can't throw it into this build. I WILL be doing it in spirit though! Here's a last peek here so and you'll have to keep up with my On the Workbench build to see it progress .. but it will be slow a usual anyway.
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All these old AMT builds here are looking really fine! :)

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 05:05 AM

I have a build that I really don't like how it turned out. I may get in on this and give it a total rebuild. I'll post a photo of it later. Photobucket doesn't seem to be working ATM.

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 01:15 AM

I have a build that I really don't like how it turned out. I may get in on this and give it a total rebuild. I'll post a photo of it later. Photobucket doesn't seem to be working ATM.


Cool Roger!

Looking forward to what you've got planned B)

Here's my phirst mockup of the 'Phord Phantom Phaeton' :D phor stance, wheel & tire options, etc. These rims are resin American Racing 'salt phlats' (thanks Casey ;) ) that I widened phor the rear. There is a Phantom Vickie phrame under there, didn't take much to get it to work with this old AMT design :) phunny how that worked out...

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 07:25 AM

My engine choice, a hot rodded 4 cylinder. Just a couple of shots, thanks for looking.Posted ImagePosted Image

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 04:08 PM

Are we going to do this? No one has posted in a while, I had a hard time finding this thread, let's keep it going. Anybody? Some inspiration please! AMT '32 Fords, I know you've got 'em. :rolleyes: :)

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 06:43 PM

Nice powerplant Ron! Looks cool B)

I'm still in! Just haven't gotten much done on the Phaeton lately :(

Just follow this topic at the top right, or under 'your content' since you've posted in it. Then you won't lose it again :)

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 01:29 AM

Thanks Jeff, I'm just getting a little excited, expected things to move a little faster. I was beginning to feel all alone here. I'll just finish it and start another. :lol:

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 01:55 AM

I'm still in, just haven't had time to do much lately on anything but work and personal crisis management. Annoying how life gets in the way of building.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 06:22 AM

Maybe it's time to pull this baby out of the closet again then... :)

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I´ll of course lose the Revell axle. It's mocked up on a chassis belonging to this one.

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Which will have to wait a bit longer. :)

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 07:01 AM

That's what I'm talking about! YES!!!!!! Thanks guys! :)

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 01:54 PM

I'm going to slow down and let the paint dry. Here are my brush painted whitewalls drying on the bench and waiting for some Dullcote.Posted ImagePosted Image

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 01:39 PM

Guys, I can only hope I can get near of what you do.

However, I finally received the ammo:

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 03:16 PM

Well. Deep subject. S'been a while, but I'm still working on her.....

To get the stance I want with the AMT frame, it's going to have to be zeed. More like a new rear section of kickup actually. Marked the position of the axle centerline on the body, then drew in rails that would give me clearance over them for the axle tubes and spring ends.

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Made a pair of rail ends....

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....glued them on....

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..... and hogged out the center of the old blobular bit. I'm leaving the rear stuff in place for strength while I re-work the sides of the rails.

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Next trick is to widen the frame so it fits the body like it's s'posed to. It's WAY too narrow in order to clear the fender unit when it's used.

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The rails are supposed to look like this relative to the body.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 01:38 PM

I like where your's is going Ace-Garage Guy! Nice work on the chassis. I'm trying to get the front end lowered on mine, any suggestions? I started making a brass tube axel but, I don't know if this is allowed. Any help will be appreciated.