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#1 Psychographic

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 03:51 PM

I haven't posted anything in a while. I can't stay focused on any builds, I get them pretty much mocked into shape, then get bored and move on. This isn't fair to anyone following any of the builds, so that is why I've been absent.

This build is for an all ford contest, so I have a goal to finish it and will!

On to the build. A Revell Monogram 48 Ford Woody.

If you know me or are familiar with my work, nothing stays stock, so let the cutting begin. Two doors too many.

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Throw some wheels and tires on it for a look see. Even though it has a bit of a cartoony look, I like it. Note the body is just taped together at this point.

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As much as I did like the catoon look, I felt it needed to come back to "scale", so out came the razorsaw again.

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Now it's proportions are somewhat back to balanced, it takes a quick second to realize how short is is,

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 04:15 PM

its going to look good.

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 04:15 PM

It sort of looks like a Morris wagon with that section removed. Whatever, I think it will be very cool.

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 04:45 PM

I like it already!


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Posted 01 October 2012 - 02:18 AM

Good start! Keep it going . . .

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 07:08 AM

Very nice! PM sent.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 07:21 AM

thats cool! what a great idea! the second mock up looks more in scale and not "cartoony"...... nice work. cant wait to see more

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#8 Psychographic

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 09:48 AM

Time to start cementing the pieces back together. The first obstacle was lining the front of the newly extended door to the back. There are 3 rows of wood trim that no longer line up. I wound up lining up the bottom of the top "rail" as a starting point. The grooves lined up but the top didn't, a simply bit a sanding cured that. Next was the middle and bottom rails. I cut the back of the middle one out completely (it's under the tape). and cut through the top of the bottom rail the almost the entire length. I tapered a piece of .030 to uses as a filler on the bottom rail.

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With just a little filing, the back of the center rail is lined up and cemented in place. Everything lines up now.

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The body cemented back together.

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Shortening up the interior and headliner.

The notch in the floor is to allow the seats to move back and match the longer doors.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 11:53 AM

very cool woody cant wait to see more.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 02:23 PM

that is lookin cool! nice work

cheers
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Posted 01 October 2012 - 03:28 PM

NICE SLICING DAVID!!!


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Posted 02 October 2012 - 12:54 PM

Thanks for the comments everyone.

With the body back in one piece, it just seemed too sturdy. So lets weaken up by cutting the doors and tailgate/window out.

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As the stock frame was too long, and shortening it to fit would destroy that beautiful X support it has, I decided to make my own frame.

I traced the profile of the stock frame onto some .040 sheet, then redrew it with the appropriate amount missing.

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Checking it against the body.

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I then cemented the rail to more .040 and cut it out, the process was repeated for the other rail.

Some 1/16" rod was used to space the frame out .

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 12:59 PM

nice work on that frame!! very cool

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 01:06 PM

I love a good slice and dice.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 01:28 PM

Yeah, I'm digging this.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 01:57 PM

Great project. Drew a shortened 2 door 48 woodie in Jr. High!

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 03:23 PM

The frame sitting in the body, I just need to cut the front of the body a bit and I'll have a perfect fit.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 03:25 PM

nice work! the frame looks great, and looks like it fits perfect.....

cheers
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Posted 02 October 2012 - 03:38 PM

This is looking real good. Looking forward to more progress.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 05:26 PM

"Two doors too many."

I like the way you think!!!
That's a really super job on the bodywork and frame.
Anxiously waiting for more...