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#21 Brizio

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 05:20 AM

I was able to do some work on it...
Add some details in the interior, dome light, air vent, taillight housing, door frame and small body work.
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Made two mirrors and bracket. The little square one is the rear view mirror, the round one will go on the front fender, so they can see the front bumper, the other one will go on the "passenger" side. This last one I built only the bracket, the mirror is a modified one from my part box. :)
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Finally the rolling chassis... The chassis is the AMT, I built the front and rear bumper (The "Kit" come without bumpers) and modified the transmission plate so the inline6 will fit the AMT chassis. The AMT chassis is built for have only the 4 cylinder with manual transmission.
The engine that come with this kit is not to bad at all, I think it is based on a inline 6 Chevy. I only modified a few thing so it looks more a AMC engine. :) Another thing missing on this kit is the exhaust!!! So I had to build it. :) I did not attache the fan yet. :)
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Also the kit doesn't have carburetor... ::) But there is air filter... ;D
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The air filter had the "hose" too short. Here made it longer...
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The other side... The kit give you the possibility to put a power steering system, I didn't put in this Jeep, because it is one of the first model.
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 09:30 AM

thats so cool cant waight to see the body on that beautifull chassis and engine set up

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 06:21 PM

thats so cool cant waight to see the body on that beautifull chassis and engine set up


Thank you!

Today I painted all the body, in three color, blue/white and a red stripe, like the old postal Jeep. The red stripe decal that came with the kit is only for the side, not the rear! so the only things was to paint it all... :) I will post pics tomorrow. :)

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 01:46 AM

Looks great so far,looking forward to the end result.Are you gonna make some packages and envolopes to throw in there?

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 02:59 AM

Looks great so far,looking forward to the end result.Are you gonna make some packages and envolopes to throw in there?


Thank you Austin! Yes I will make some envelopes and packages. :)

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 03:23 AM

Here a few more progress...

The interior almost done...
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Made the shelf that goes on the passenger side.
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The body painted.
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Doors...
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Inside of the passenger door, I need to finish the interior for the driver door.
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Here the decals that came with the kit, you can see that the red stripes works only on the side, and there is not enough for the rear.
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Same issue for those blue white red, there is a piece more, but it goes on the hood, so noting again for the rear.
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Posted 20 October 2012 - 06:11 AM

Here some progress on the build, I'm very happy to be in this point of the build, because I though it would never happen... :)

Tray for the envelopes...
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Envelopes...
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Bags...
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Test if they fit inside the Jeep...
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Other bag, I will put it on the rear fender.
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A box...
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All ready for go inside the Jeep...
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Posted 20 October 2012 - 11:57 AM

Briz, that chassis is fantastic. The rest...awesome as well!

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 04:00 PM

Very cool build. The details are teriffic !

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 05:00 PM

This is a great build! The letters and package are great details! Your work is excellent!
Sam

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 05:53 PM

Very cool build. The details are teriffic !


What Ray said. I love the letter and package details.

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 10:56 PM

whow those enveloppes and package are so awsome !

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 04:45 AM

Briz, that chassis is fantastic. The rest...awesome as well!


Thank you Gluehead!

Very cool build. The details are teriffic !


Thank you Cobraman! :)

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 04:47 AM

This is a great build! The letters and package are great details! Your work is excellent!
Sam


Thank you Sam! I had to search little bit for build the tray and the bags, for have as much as I can a era correct stuff.

What Ray said. I love the letter and package details.


Thank you Casey! Now I will not write any letter or postcard for a while! :D:D:D

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 04:49 AM

whow those enveloppes and package are so awsome !


Thank you Crazyrichard! I had to make them, the interior without them will be to naked, in my opinion. :)

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 05:18 AM

You are one very talented modeller, superb work, looking forward to seeing this one finished ...

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 05:24 AM

You are one very talented modeller, superb work, looking forward to seeing this one finished ...


Thank you Geoff!

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 05:25 AM

I did some more work yesterday...

Finished the dashboard, ok it needs the steering... :)
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I made a radio, because the Jeep (real and model) doesn't have it.
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I saw a nice DJ-5 with a radio on the sun visor, so I stolen the idea...
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And here finally the body met the chassis... After that I put all the mail inside.
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Posted 21 October 2012 - 05:43 AM

The Jeep looks great !

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 06:24 AM

Excellent build/mod/repair/scratch/paint !

I think I saw a subscription renewal payment for MCM in there ... ;)