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#21 GrandpaMcGurk

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 10:48 AM

Replaced the VW generator with a 12 volt alternator, made some pulleys to replace that one piece belt guard that came with the Manx kit.
Started fabbing up the dual port intake tubes... dug a couple of larger carbs and cogged belt out of the parts box.

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Just a quick check to make sure it'll fit......yep!

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#22 bryan_m

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 11:05 AM

thats gonna look so cool!

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 03:25 PM

Helicopter turbine. Springer in da front n Mickeys in da back! Or, start with a title and go from there. Somethin' like Apocalyp-tique. Gas lights and machine guns.

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#24 GrandpaMcGurk

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 06:49 AM

Helicopter turbine. Springer in da front n Mickeys in da back! Or, start with a title and go from there. Somethin' like Apocalyp-tique. Gas lights and machine guns.


Les...already did one of those......... :lol:

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 07:04 AM

Nice Work Don!!!

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 07:38 AM

two front wheels please!
boring i know.
gas tank in front.
yes i loved the revell series way tooooo much!

#27 GrandpaMcGurk

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 12:09 PM

Got the engine wired, scratch built a distributor w/vacuum advance, the dual port intakes and carbs are getting close, belt is on.......gotta make a coil, fuel pump, exhaust and carb linkage.
Started bending up & shaping the torsion bar arms for the rear from soft metal.........dang, a lot of work for a model that will fit on a buck with room to spare!

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#28 GrandpaMcGurk

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 09:32 AM

Okay guys, thanks for all your suggestions....it's decided it wants 4 tires....not 3!

Here's a few pics of the progress.............

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Sure hope that little bug motor has enough beans to turn those big honkin' dragster tires!

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#29 GrandpaMcGurk

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 09:46 AM

Did a loose mock-up to check the stance with the 16" inch cycle tires up front and to get an over-all peek as to what it's going to look like.............guess now I need a name for this puppy?

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#30 VW Dave

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 12:07 PM

I like where this project is headed so far, and I must agree with the others who suggested cycle wheels up front; I'd run piecrust slicks in the rear myself, as opposed to huge tires.

I thought the same thing as Mike, stick the engine in the front!


I once decided that was the way to go as well ;)
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Posted 06 November 2012 - 12:41 PM

Looking pretty good, Don. Keep on going.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 04:14 AM

I like where you're going with this. Keep the rear engine. :)

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 04:27 AM

Really cool project, going to look awsume

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 04:41 AM

name? perhaps C-Cabin Fever?

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 05:45 AM

lovinf this build B) :wub:

#36 GrandpaMcGurk

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 08:22 AM

Thanks gang.......I really appreciate your input and suggestions.
It's interesting that I haven't spent a dime on this build, time & scratch building for sure, but no coin.

It all started when the old woman came in the hobby room & said "good grief....clean this mess up & get rid of some of this junk that you're never going to use".
Okay, I understand that but she doesn't seem to understand that I might use this or that someday, maybe...maybe not, hee, hee.
So in an effort to humor her I figured I'd see if I could build a car from some of my stash.

Anyhow back to the build........
I cut down a '35 Auburn grille for the nose but wasn't really happy going with traditional buggy spring front suspension.
I decided to see if I could come up with a custom one off front set-up that was similar to the VW torsion bar unit but wider with disc brakes, dropped spindles along with rack & pinion steering.
Here's the goodies from the parts box and some scraps of plastic and tubing.

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Here it is loosely assembled ready for some eyeballin' & more fabricating...........works for me.

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#37 GrandpaMcGurk

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:25 AM

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Edited by GrandpaMcGurk, 08 November 2012 - 09:27 AM.


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Posted 08 November 2012 - 01:19 PM


Here's the cousin to your build

http://www.showrods....er_cheater.html


BTW: Nice job on the body!

Edited by FASTBACK340, 08 November 2012 - 01:19 PM.


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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:37 AM

thats lookin wild! i love the name too..........excellent!

cheers
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Posted 10 November 2012 - 08:37 AM

Thanks guys.....
Here's the frame I started with....

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and here's the finished modified frame painted in oil rubbed metallic bronze.....when the paint dries, I'll assemble a roller.

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