Posted 04 November 2012 - 10:48 AM
Started fabbing up the dual port intake tubes... dug a couple of larger carbs and cogged belt out of the parts box.
Just a quick check to make sure it'll fit......yep!
Posted 04 November 2012 - 03:25 PM
Edited by mountaindewd, 04 November 2012 - 03:26 PM.
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.........
Posted 05 November 2012 - 07:38 AM
boring i know.
gas tank in front.
yes i loved the revell series way tooooo much!
Posted 05 November 2012 - 12:09 PM
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!
Edited by GrandpaMcGurk, 05 November 2012 - 05:04 PM.
Posted 06 November 2012 - 09:32 AM
Here's a few pics of the progress.............
Sure hope that little bug motor has enough beans to turn those big honkin' dragster tires!
Edited by GrandpaMcGurk, 06 November 2012 - 09:34 AM.
Posted 06 November 2012 - 09:46 AM
Posted 06 November 2012 - 12:07 PM
I thought the same thing as Mike, stick the engine in the front!
I once decided that was the way to go as well
Edited by VW Dave, 06 November 2012 - 12:07 PM.
Posted 07 November 2012 - 04:14 AM
Posted 07 November 2012 - 08:22 AM
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.
Here it is loosely assembled ready for some eyeballin' & more fabricating...........works for me.
Edited by GrandpaMcGurk, 07 November 2012 - 08:24 AM.
Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:25 AM
Edited by GrandpaMcGurk, 08 November 2012 - 09:27 AM.
Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:37 AM
Posted 10 November 2012 - 08:37 AM
Here's the frame I started with....
and here's the finished modified frame painted in oil rubbed metallic bronze.....when the paint dries, I'll assemble a roller.