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#141 Hollywood Jim

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 06:12 PM

That is a water bag for keeping in front of the radiator. Cool stuff HJ, like the one with the flash.

 

 

Thank you !!

 

Ding ding ding !!  Your correct.  A water bag. 

 

Does anyone still use water bags ?   I don't get out much anymore............

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#142 Danno

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:59 PM

Does anyone still use water bags ? I don't get out much anymore............

 

 

 

 

 

Naw. Most of 'em have been using water pipes for years now. :P



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Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:44 AM

rule #1 - don't drink the bong water



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Posted 16 January 2013 - 03:44 PM

more awesome eye candy jim...

ps...thats why danno is in witness protection... B)



#145 Hollywood Jim

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:39 PM

Something happened that somewhat changes the direction of this diorama.

 

This diorama is a loose representation of my father’s garage and the one I remember growing up with.

 

I saw these very cool pictures the other day and it brought back some strong memories of me and my Dad building a soapbox car out of a wooden apple crate.

 

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So, I want to somehow incorporate a small boy and an apple crate car into the diorama.  So I built a 1/25th scale apple crate.

 

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Maybe I can create something like this.  A father and son building an apple crate car.  And an unfinished hot rod.

 

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 05:34 PM

Father Mark S.?

 

 

:D



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Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:58 PM

Father Mark S.?

 

 

:D

 

No ! Father, not Great Grandfather !! LOL

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 07:00 PM

Someone suggested I add jumper cables.  So I made some tonight.

 

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#149 Tom Geiger

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 06:31 PM

Jim, this is already way beyond perfect!   Reel it in and finish it!



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Posted 18 January 2013 - 07:04 AM

Thank you Tom !!

 

 

Building my apple crate car just like I did 53 years ago.

 

 

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#151 Danno

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 07:05 AM

Car looks great, Jim. 

 

But that kid needs a haircut!

 

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#152 Hollywood Jim

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 07:18 AM

Car looks great, Jim. 

 

But that kid needs a haircut!

 

:lol:

 

 

Haircut?  Ah, you are just jealous…….



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Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:14 AM

Nice work on that go-cart JIm. Nice to see you remembered the brakes.



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Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:07 AM

Nice work on that go-cart JIm. Nice to see you remembered the brakes.

 

Thanks.

 

Gotta tell you a story about the brakes.  My friends and I built a car a few years after my first car.  We installed only one brake on the left side.

 

We were racing down a hill with several other cars in the neighborhood.  When my friend put on the one left brake, (at about 10 miles per hour) the car swerved to the left and flipped over !!  My friend recieved a few scrapes.

 

Advice:  Always put two brakes on these cars and use both of them !


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#155 Tom Geiger

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:35 AM

Darn you Jim!  Now all of us want an apple crate cart!  I built one with my grandfather when I was a kid.  A neighbor gave me 4 old baby carriage wheels and my grandfather brought home a crate.  Mine was simpler, I sat in the crate and the  front end was nothing more than a wood plank with a cross piece on either end where the wheels went. Think dragster! 

 

Mine had braking by Keds!  



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Posted 18 January 2013 - 02:52 PM

 

 

Haircut? Ah, you are just jealous…….

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not right now, but I might be after tomorrow night! :o



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Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:13 PM

Time to work on the work bench.

 

Testing some ideas.

 

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Final layout.

 

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Can you see the story line on the bench?

 

 

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From right to left. 

Working on the hot rod.

Wife says fix the toaster.

Son needs help building his apple crate push cart.  ( I'll add some pieces of wood to the bench. )

 

 

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#158 Tom Geiger

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:54 PM

Jim, I see your process as an artist. You must be in tune with every piece and part.  I think you have a totally believable scene at this point.  



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Posted 18 January 2013 - 06:27 PM

speechless...im amazed.... B)



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Posted 19 January 2013 - 01:01 AM

plug that toaster in if you're going to shove a screwdriver in the slot!