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Posted 05 January 2013 - 02:12 AM
Looking good Karl.
I will be spending a lot of time shaping before I move onto the next alteration so I know the bonds are solid.
Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:26 AM
I've made a copy of the sedan top. Now to hack it up to fit the Ranchero.
Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:10 AM
Looks good Stu!
The side profile for the GTO. I figure thats pretty close. I'll be attempting the narrowing today. I figure I'll start at 3/4 of an inch in the rear to 1 1/4 inches in the front
Posted 06 January 2013 - 12:30 PM
Narrowed. 2cm from the rear, tapering to 3cm in the front. And don't sweat the wheel choice, its been changed.
Next up is to build a chassis and set the wheelbase. Chassis will be from the Revell '53 flipnose p/u, it fits perfectly. I'll admit I'm not looking forward to modifying that grill. The stock tail lights are intact, just closer together. I will be using a small block after all. More soon.
Edited by Jantrix, 06 January 2013 - 12:32 PM.
Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:24 PM
You sir are a Madman, I love it!
Waiting on goodies from Modelhaus.
Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:22 AM
It'll get worse before it gets better. I've separated the dash because the cowl and windshield moulding will be replaced. This is going to be built as a '60s style street machine, maybe with some speed shop signwriting. I was going to put a Cammer in it, but now I'm thinking about an 8 carb Lincoln, putting more towards the early '60s.
Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:38 AM
Nice work, Rob. Ira would approve.
I thought I would cheat a little and picked up a Ross Gibson 427 Pro stock engine. Bad move; as bad as the headers are in the Monogram kit, the RG units are worse ! They used an open mold...for headers. After 2 hours of meticulous clean up they still look like garbage. Add to this the harmonic balancer that looks like melted silly putty and the intake runners that won't fit with the valley cover in place unless you offset the heads one scale inch too low on the block. I am seriously unimpressed with Ross Gibson. For this price their product should be far better.
So much for cheating. It looks like I'll be scratch building some headers and an intake.
On the bright side, I picked up a "scratch & dent" discounted Mongoose so the coupe will have some serious grip in the rear. I also cut away the floor pan in the rear to make room for the fresh meat and the heavily 'z'ed frame yet to come.
Edited by Shardik, 07 January 2013 - 10:40 AM.
Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:26 PM
I am in, I have a glue bomb. It is a 1961 Ford Starliner.
Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:50 AM
Vaughn you are added to the roster.
More on my GTO soon. I'm fighting off a wicked flu and I can't build when I feel like crapola.
Edited by Jantrix, 09 January 2013 - 01:52 AM.
Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:45 AM
A few more pics. I got this 1961 Ford Starliner in a trade.
It was painted black and lots of glue.
The model is completely taken apart.
Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:44 PM
Well, the last thing I should do is commit to something else...but what the heck.
I bought this kit recently:
I don't know why, really, but I thought it looked cool. I even did a little search on my phone to see what the kit looked like. Well, somebody on a Danish or Swiss forum had some pictures of it built. Unfortunately, I couldn't read the text, which probably would have told all the extra parts and such needed to make this dog of a kit presentable. I will post some pictures of the "wheels", four wheel drive tires and such later. But for now...
My plan is to make a common, run of the mill, ho-hum, Porsche 904 gasser - you know, the kind you saw everyday at the neighborhood drag strip on Sunday afternoons. I have never made a gasser - or any drag car for that matter, so, I guess it is time to learn...
Posted 10 January 2013 - 01:35 AM
I love it Erik! Way to think outside the box, and then put said box under the rear wheel and mash the accelerator.
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Posted 11 January 2013 - 09:01 AM
I have done something for the interior of my '86 El Camino. Because the quality of it is very poor, I decided to go simple way and paint everything with different shades of black paints. I didn't have any good seats for it, so I used those from the kit, dashboard quality is not very good either, but I had to go with it this time. I added those little door "handles" to the door panels. They are made from Solder.
Still missing Shifter, some adjusting to the cauges and other cleanup.
Posted 11 January 2013 - 12:03 PM
Looking good guys! I should be back at the bench this weekend!
Posted 12 January 2013 - 11:51 AM
Can I get in on this madness? I have a Johan 1966 Rambler American Convertible that needs a rebuilding. I recently picked up this beauty off of Ebay, and it needs a lot of attention.
It was hand painted in Testors Metallic Green Enamel with Silver trim from the '60's, and it was glued pretty tight, in that I had to cut it apart.
It was a little dirty, and had some holes bored in it for mirror and spotlight installation.
The rear panel had some custom trim glued on it at some time. I hope to be able to clean this up.
The person who sold it to me sent some pieces from an SC Rambler to make the restoration a little easier. However there are several missing parts, and I have to either find a hood with no hole in it, or fill the hole in this one.
I have a complete resin Rambler 6 Cylinder engine from Replicas and Miniatures for it, and I am going to raid my parts box for anything else I need, as I am not able to invest any more funds in this endeavor. Push comes to shove, I may have to cannablize a SC Rambler kit for some parts if I cannot restore some of the over-glued and mis-painted parts on this one.
I plan to do a '60's "Day Two" car out of this, which is a street driven car with minimum bolt on accessories.I stripped the paint off of the body, using no chemicals. I had a couple of breakage issues in the body, which I hope that I can fix.
All of the scripts and trim will be left on this one, and it will be painted in a close representaion of a 1966 Rambler American Color Combination.
Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:25 PM
Nice Ron. I think it's pretty interesting a little fun to get old build ups on eBay. I look forward to seeing the Rambler 6 too, I have a 770 promo I would like to add an engine.
Posted 12 January 2013 - 05:21 PM
Happy to have you Ron. Looking forward to seeing this done.
So you are going to sand all the paint off?