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#1 Gluhead

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 09:14 AM

I needed some distraction, and these parts kept trying to gravitate toward each other anyway. So, I started to oblige them a little.

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Obviously, this is just a mock-up. It wants to be a little longer than stock wheelbase, so I'm sorting out just how much longer. So far, everything is from a Lil' John '27 T and '31 Model A kits. The Model A wires were a bear to clean up...I should have just ordered the Replica's and Miniatures ones and been done with it. lol. Ah well. I'm through that part and it was probably the worst of it on this one. :D

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 10:09 AM

Very interesting! l'll bite.

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 01:38 PM

Nice, I will be watching.

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 01:45 PM

This is a great idea...combining those two.....yup, I'm really going to like seeing this one.

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 02:26 PM

Very cool.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 04:44 AM

Thanks guys. I haven't felt too well this week but I have been picking away at this. Chassis parts are all cleaned up and the base black is on. I did a "farmer stretch" on the frame by removing the rear cross members and "welding" in the back half of a second frame, moved back to give the extra length I was looking for. The cab is all roughed in. Just needs a floor and final cleanup now and it's ready for the details. Time to get on the engine so I can get the chassis all glued up for good. This won't be a field find but it won't be showroom fresh, either...so making it dirty should be fun. :D

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 04:57 AM

GREAT START!!!

Nice C-Cab... :)

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 05:50 AM

Looking really good. Nice proportions. Speaking of nice proportions, what is your avatar? It's got some good lines.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 06:24 AM

Thanks, I appreciate it. Making the cab didn't take very long at all but I sure spent a lot of time staring at the thing trying to sort the dimensions out in my head. lol. I had to get past the urge to relieve the cramped interior space before I could let myself see it.

My avatar is an IMP cyclecar. That's the only image I have ever seen of one with a delivery body, and I fell in love with it immediately. When I finally get around to building that, it'll be my modeling thesis...since it will have to be pretty much entirely scratchbuilt. Not sure if I'll do it in 1/16 or 1/8 scale, but it'll be one or the other. Fortunately, the delivery is just a rebody from what I can tell, and there's plenty of reference material available for the regular body style version. Here's the full pic and a decent summary page link. If you ever find yourself needing to get totally and completely engrossed in a thread for several hours, go to the hamb and do a search for cyclecar. Some of them are so freaking cool they kill me. Off the charts on the hot rod juju scale. :P

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 09:48 AM

That's just brilliant. I have a rather bad Revell Model A panel kit and the remains of a beer wagon that are going to find their way together. Much obliged.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 12:45 PM

very cool project!

cheers
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Posted 31 August 2012 - 05:06 PM

Thanks, guys. Glad ya like it.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 11:05 AM

Picking away...almost paint time.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 01:27 PM

Hi Chris, This is really cool!! Love those duallies!

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 02:46 PM

The proportions on that Imp Delivery are perfect. I really dig what youre doing so far!

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 03:28 PM

Thanks, Randy. Yeah, Glenn...that thing is slick as snot, ain't it? One thing that I can't get over is how low the driver sits. These are big for cyclecars, but that makes it look a lot larger than it is.

I got in a rush and painted when I shouldn't have. It was really humid today. I knew better, but then again I usually do and keep going anyway. :D Gun started spitting on me during the last once-over. Not that big of a deal because I planned to use a brush for the final coat as a nod to how it would have been done in the 30's, but it'd have been nice to not need another round of sanding. Ah well. Fenders and aprons up next, while the barn red dries enough to mess with.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 04:09 PM

That looks pretty killer.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 04:30 PM

awesome, Inot only love what your doing here, but I also have the parts to do this............ like I need another project. :P

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 05:06 PM

Wow, your C-Cab is so ###### cool! Perfect shape to the cab and the stretched wheelbase / dually combo is really awesome.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 11:53 PM

Now this one really rocks. Lovin' the stretch, duallies and the color. Keep at it, I'm in the front row.

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