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#141 rmvw guy

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 02:12 AM

A body and a frame and that's all I need!  Oh yeah, and a parts box....and that's all I need!  :lol: 



#142 Nick Winter

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:41 PM

Waiting on my stuff from Modelhaus, then I will get serious about this one.

 

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 02:24 PM

You're ahead of me Nick, I've been hit with a bunch of overtime at work and my Ranchero is still MIB!



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Posted 24 January 2013 - 02:38 PM

Im not making any progress been working on the 1:1 a little bit getting it ready for its new owner.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:21 PM

That's okay Jason, that's why we have nearly a year for this CBP. Work is taking up all my building time, weekends too. 



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Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:24 AM

Man, this engine is almost too nice...goes together nicely - making some spark plug boot things...

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A question about the blower - I am clueless on these set ups - there are three pulleys on the belt. What does the middle pulley attach to on a real car? It just is there on the kit and its tough to find reference shots showing behind the pulleys.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:02 PM





A question about the blower - I am clueless on these set ups - there are three pulleys on the belt. What does the middle pulley attach to on a real car? It just is there on the kit and its tough to find reference shots showing behind the pulleys.

The third pulley is an adjustable idler, usually on a swinging arm of some sort...different blower drives use slightly different arrangements...to tension the belt, take the slack out so it doesn't sling off the pulleys.

 

Your engine looks really good, by the way.


Edited by Ace-Garageguy, 25 January 2013 - 01:42 PM.


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Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:10 PM

I'm a glutton for punishment, and I've been thinking of converting the seriously under-scale Revell '34 (the one on the Buttera frame, NOT the snapper with the too-short hood) into a '34 Fiat Balilla. It's about the right size for that. This mess...

 

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to this...

 

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or this...

 

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Edited by Ace-Garageguy, 25 January 2013 - 01:19 PM.


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Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:20 PM

Now THATS one ambitious project Bill. I've got a few of these "saints" things, I think they are worse than Palmers. I did do an old school build in the 80's based upon this body and the frame from the AMT Willys/32 Ford double kit, but when my buddy pointed out the probs with the body, I totally lost interest.



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Posted 25 January 2013 - 03:02 PM

Now THATS one ambitious project Bill. I've got a few of these "saints" things, I think they are worse than Palmers. I did do an old school build in the 80's based upon this body and the frame from the AMT Willys/32 Ford double kit, but when my buddy pointed out the probs with the body, I totally lost interest.

Yeah, the one I've got came with a Willys and the reworked Orange Crate in a 3fer pack. I used the tube frame as the basis for a Pontiac Powered Pikes Peak hillclimb-car, and i've been trying to figure out what to do with the rest of it. The little cycle-fender sports thing wouldn't be too hard, as there were a lot of side-street coachbuilders in Italy and many versions got cobbled up, so screaming accuracy isn't an issue...just get the feel of the thing.That still leaves me stuck with the fenders though, which I'd thought about putting an old Austin Bantam body on. Hmmmm.



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Posted 25 January 2013 - 03:23 PM

Ive tried the Bamtam body and the Fiat on the fenders. The Fiat is OK, but the Bantam looks really wierd. 



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Posted 25 January 2013 - 03:30 PM

Either one of those would be very cool and an enthralling conversion.

That Saints car looks horrible - even on the box. They couldn't even straighten the tired for the photo?

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:50 PM

That's the best use for these things: turn it into something else.  I had the coupe version and I remember my disappointment when I saw the body...  i had the idea of using it for a comp coupe, but in the end I threw it away.



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Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:16 AM

The weather has warmed up enough that I could spray some primer on the Ranchero.  It wasn't as bad as it looked, so most of this filler will come off.  I forgot to fill the old door lines, so I'll fix that on the next go round.

 

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Edited by dodgefever, 26 January 2013 - 03:18 AM.


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Posted 26 January 2013 - 08:27 AM

THAT is going to be cool.



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Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:16 AM

THAT is going to be cool.

x2!



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Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:24 PM

I made some progress today.I tubbed the frame, found my choice for the engine (it's from a Revell funny car glue bomb to keep the spirit of the CBP),found some torsion bars,cut a hole in the oil pan on the engine to clear the K-frame,and that's about all.Attached File  IMG_1901.JPG   188.28KB   15 downloadsAttached File  IMG_1903.JPG   97.47KB   19 downloadsAttached File  IMG_1899.JPG   284.7KB   11 downloads



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Posted 27 January 2013 - 03:11 PM

The bottom photo looks right to me.



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Posted 27 January 2013 - 03:14 PM

And with a 3" chop, whoo hoo!



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Posted 27 January 2013 - 06:30 PM

I like the second picture better, too. How about cutting the bottom off of the whole cab, and lower it down in the T-bird? I don't know if it would work, I'm just throwing out an idea.