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#101 scaleauto

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:43 AM

Ron you are off to a good start. That is a lot of sanding.



#102 Jantrix

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:25 AM

I spotted this across from my local diner. The place was closed but if you need some pics Ron, I might be able to get in there for some photos. Lots of Bondo on there too. It's been sitting for quite a while.

 

EDIT: I just realized it's not the same year. This is a '64. Sorry.

 

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#103 Erik Smith

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 02:46 PM

Been working on the Porsche gasser this weekend. No mid engine on this Porsche - so I cut open the hood.

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With the help of super glue and accelrator I made adjustments all across the Willys frame - shortened the middle section, shortened the back end, lengthened the front, moved the engine mounts and transmission support. Should line up better on the Porsche body now.

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#104 Ron Hamilton

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 03:26 PM

I spotted this across from my local diner. The place was closed but if you need some pics Ron, I might be able to get in there for some photos. Lots of Bondo on there too. It's been sitting for quite a while.

 

EDIT: I just realized it's not the same year. This is a '64. Sorry.

 

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Thanks anyway. I am working on a '65 too, but the '66 will be done first.



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Posted 14 January 2013 - 03:19 AM

I've got the body assembled and rough cut the top, ready for fitting.  This resin is quite brittle, so rather than thin it down under the windows, I'm going to open up the body and sink the top in.  That'll give me more surface area for reinforcing it too.

 

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 06:40 AM

The top is fitted now, but still needs a lot of work. 57ranch05.jpg

#107 Jason Vandergriff

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:22 AM

Im in on this. Revells old opening door 57. Lots of fit issues glue on chrome that is fragile and attachment points that are difficult to hide. Hinges are looser than..... well you can use imagination for the rest. There's enough parts to build 2 from my preliminary inspection. All have a long ways to go. One hard top one vert twins and totally different?

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 03:32 PM

Whoa! Stop the presses! Jason, most would prefer an afternoon with a KGB interrogation squad than tackle that kit. 

 

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#109 Jason Vandergriff

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 03:38 PM

Im crazy enough to tackle 2 of em. Ive got a promod chassis here somewhere. ....

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 04:22 PM

Done inventory on parts. Total of 4 different kits in 2 boxes. Done quick mock up as well. The vert is gonna be a party wagon with some go. Wheels arnt final as I might find something a little bigger. So far its got a scratch built console that runs length of the interior. Seats are from the revell willys street rod kit. Contemplating suicide doors hood and trunk just to complete the party wagon.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:36 PM

I like this - lots of cutting and hacking going on in this thread. It's like a relief from the worries of screwing up a decent kit!

Here is what the Porsche supplies for a seat/interior:

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I am trying to use some parts from the original Arii kit - but they suck so bad, I just can't. So...I am making my own interior...

I knew I kept all those airplane parts around for some reason.

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Some sanding and it should clean up fine.

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Underside:

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Minor work - but it took me most of my evening :)





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Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:12 PM

Working on the interior , getting it jammed into the Vega cavity010.jpg



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Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:09 PM

That Porsche seat is terrible. I'e seen better seats in vintage 1/32 slot cars.



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Posted 17 January 2013 - 04:41 PM

Spent most of the night removing chrome. Ill make up for it in paint. Still a ton of body work to go. This thing has more waves than Hawaii. Maintaining the rocker panels without breaking them is a challenge. Gotta dig up a set of wheels motor and 4 seats. Attached File  20130117_213515.jpg   128.75KB   7 downloads

#115 Erik Smith

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 04:43 PM

That Porsche seat is terrible. I'e seen better seats in vintage 1/32 slot cars.

 

Do you want it for your model?  ;)

 

Yes, it's horrible.  You can see the + and - on each "armrest"?  That's where the batteries go.  



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Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:11 PM

1966RamblerAmerican2.jpgCan 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.

 

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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.

 

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It was a little dirty, and had some holes bored in it for mirror and spotlight installation.1966RamblerAmerican7.jpg

The rear panel had some custom trim glued on it at some time. I hope to be able to clean this up.

 

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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.

I was able to get the exterior paint off, and much of the exterior bodywork done on the Rambler.

 

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I made a new tulip panel, as the original one would not come off of the interior tub. I still have to fill the hole in the S/C Rambler hood, and get it in primer, then its on to the interior and chassis.

 

Until next time.



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 05:23 AM

I found a donor kit, also using 1960 Starliner kit

 

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Plugged my holes in the body

 

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Interior cleaned up nicely

 

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Still a lot of damage to repair

 

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 05:47 AM

Good stuff guys. Keep it going!



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:43 AM

Look what was dropped to me by a co-worker.

 

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:16 AM

Oh man, the stripes on that pickup are so familiar...looks like something I would have done a few decades ago!   :lol: