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#1 oneescalante

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 04:46 AM

*Warning* I have not built a model car in over 25 years.
I got this at a flea market for 20 cents.
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Not sure where he came up with price, but my wife was shocked I did'nt try to talk him down.Posted Image
This sucker was really glued together, the whole lower body was glued to the floor pan. But not one speck of glue on the body or glass.
I sell every model I find, but after finding this site I was inspired to try and build something.
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Not much building supplies except an old steak knife to pull off the wheels and rear end.
Envelopes to make a pattern and a sharpie an tape.
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I need some plastic sheet, glue, sandpaper and putty to make the bottom. No model shops within 45 min. of me. Micheals has no putty or plastic.
Wish me luck, van

Edited by oneescalante, 27 September 2012 - 02:31 AM.


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Posted 26 September 2012 - 06:45 AM

Looks interesting!

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 08:06 AM

Interesting! Try your hardware supply for plastic "for sale" signs. They are styrene, and come in different thicknesses.

#4 oneescalante

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 12:27 PM

Interesting! Try your hardware supply for plastic "for sale" signs. They are styrene, and come in different thicknesses.

Thanks for the heads up on the for sale signs. Can you use throw away plastic plates? I found some looking for a better cutter in the junk drawer.
To thick for the hull, but I need to smooth the floor pan. I think I should start with dash, seats and door panels 1st and stick that to the body before the hull.
Thanks in advance, van
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I cut the center section out of the back seat and stuck it to the front seats. Must get putty and plastic.

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 12:34 PM

Looks interesting!

I hope it looks something like a boat when I'm done!
Your bug camper is super stellar! The carpet is spot on!

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 02:34 PM

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Cut the dash for right hand boat drive.
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The center console, a/c vent and air bags will go. No use for on a boat.Posted Image

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 02:51 PM

Cool! Keep up on the creative work. I would really like to see where this goes. This is way "outside of the box".

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 02:31 AM

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Jump seats. Caution wet paint.
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"Smoothed" the inner door panels. More wet paint.
Working on making the floor pan flat.
Wanted to go with the engine in the back but the convertible top was in the way.
Any suggestions, comments are welcome.
Thanks in advance, van

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 05:21 PM

Cool! Keep up on the creative work. I would really like to see where this goes. This is way "outside of the box".

To cool! Got a lot done in a couple of hours. Just hope it looks something like a boat.
Thanks, van
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1st attempt at the floor pan, it's all one part now. no pic.
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Added the sides of the hull, filled in rear wheel wells and hacked the trunk lid out up to the rear contour of the spoiler for the new back seat.
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Missed filling in the front wheel well.
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Posted 27 September 2012 - 05:31 PM

Possibly a stupid question... but why do boats have the steering wheel on the "wrong" side?

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 01:31 AM

Possibly a stupid question... but why do boats have the steering wheel on the "wrong" side?

So you don't run aground when passing an on coming boat.

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 06:31 AM

Did I read this right? You're doing all this with nothing but a steak knife?

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 11:35 AM

Did I read this right? You're doing all this with nothing but a steak knife?

That was my 1st model making tool, I used it to pull the body apart. Found a small hacksaw blade and box cutter in the junk drawer and using a nail file for sanding.
So far I bought glue, putty, 3 plastic sheets and $1 can of spray paint.
Thanks,van

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 01:55 AM

I get it now...it's a Camerow-boat :mellow:

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 07:49 AM

Now THAT was CORNY.... but funny.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 12:19 PM

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 10:17 AM

Really cool concept!

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 05:09 PM

looking forward to see how this turns out.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 05:35 PM

Got more? Please give more.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 05:03 AM

This is good! It is something that the guys from top gear would do!