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#1 zadfz

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 05:31 AM

I'll first introduce myself as it's my firt post on this forum.
Im 32 and from Montreal, Canada.
I started modeling 12 years ago. I did a few that I put in the garbage ! Nothing worth pics as it was very basic without any mods.

Following all your project since 6 months, last friday I found myself buying a new kit.

I'm a little afraid since I have no experience for the results that I expect. Hope you will give me some tips along this build.

So first pics, the box itself !
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Then, I made a fast mock-up to see the stance i wanted. Didn't adjust play with the suspension height yet, I justed want to see where I'll go.
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I decide to play with the radiator cover by giving it a angle. Haven't decide yet which engine I will choose, I don't no yet if the clearance is good. I think I will have to extand the frame about 1/8" to 3/16".
The angle you see in the picture is less that what I want, I will correct this later.
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Now the trickiest part (for me) !!! The choptop. I plan cutting about 3/16" of the top height as you can see.
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I started cuting, now in two separate part. Tonight I will weld them together, I must say, i'm really nervous about this step, It will be the first time, hope it will be easy.


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Posted 20 November 2012 - 05:54 AM

don't be afraid to cut it B) can't wait to see it done

#3 zadfz

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:09 AM

don't be afraid to cut it B) can't wait to see it done


The cut is already done, and it was pretty easy. The tricky part for me is to glue them together and to have a nice fit.
I can't stop thinking wich process i'm gonna use.

Wish me luck :P

#4 crazyrichard

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:26 AM

nice very nice !!!
i did this exact same kit , i also chopped the roof , lined up pretty great i must say !!
gonna follow this !

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:53 AM

its just plastic man cut it up :wub:

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:10 PM

Nice start. That is a very nice kit to work with.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 04:24 AM

So yesturday I made the choptop.
It was my first time so the results is not perfect.
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There was 2 trunk in the kit, I decided to use this one
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I was looking at the trunk and I tought it was missing something. So I grab my lighter and came up with this result. You won't see all the details because the picture are from a telephone.
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Next step, the frame extension. I just have time to cut the frame, I will glue it up tonight.
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So, the homework for tonight:
- Finish the frame extension
- Sand the bondo of the choptop.

My question is, is 120 grip is to low for sanding the bondo ?

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 05:03 AM

GREAT PROGRESS!!!

120 Sandpaper should only be used for the Tuffest Sanding. I use 220 sandpaper a lot for sanding putty and 320 for finishing. I also use a Laquer Primer/Filler from Dupli-Color, it fills in many imperfections.


B)

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 08:07 AM

looking like a good start to me

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:39 AM

Little progress.
I sanded the bondo on the chassis and primed it. Still need little more bondo and sanding.
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I have finished to modify my frame. Forgot to take picture :(
Will try to have pics at the end of the day.

Little progress on the engine. I choose to go with the v8 dual carb that was in the kit.
Started assembling and painting.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:40 AM

I must apologized for my writting. I speak french and not perfect in english.
Wish you understand all my comments ! ;)

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:51 AM

Benoit,
You're English is rather good. Certainly much better than my French, 'je parle un petit peu de Francais' is about my limit!

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:51 AM

OK!!!... This is some very nice work.... keep it going..... you are doing a great job on this kit!!!

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 02:33 PM

Lookin good.

#15 zadfz

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 03:03 AM

Didn't have time yesturday to make a big progress.
More bondo and don't know how to tell it in english, I had a piece of styrene on top of the windshield

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:41 PM

I'm watching your build with great interest, as it is a new approach to a remarkable kit by a modeler unafraid to try something new.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 06:49 AM

In the week-end, it's hard to find time with the kids !
I made a little progress. Here we go !

Finished sanding the chasis. It's not perfect but I wanted it this way as it's a ratrod. I wanted a rough look.
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Started working on the interior
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And finally, little progress on the engine
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Posted 25 November 2012 - 01:27 PM

Lookin real good.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 04:49 AM

looks great ! exactly what i did with this kit after the chop i also made a sort of sunvisor woth styrene , i chopped the roof lower but its pretty much the same idea :)
the pannellines all line up ver well on this kit when you chop the roof so its easy to add a visor witch hides the bit of lenght you miss at the front after chopping :)

very curious on the rest :)

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:49 AM

I will be following this