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Posted 12 February 2013 - 07:30 AM

Thanks for that tip Roger, I honestly hadn't even thought about it yet...time to do some test-fitting!

 

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yea, pro streeters take alot of test fitting and thinking thru.....

 

glad to see people making progress. hopefully i will get in the model room soon. the wife just informed me i will be painting 2 bathrooms, both kids rooms and the upstairs hall .....



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Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:34 PM

yea, pro streeters take alot of test fitting and thinking thru.....

 

glad to see people making progress. hopefully i will get in the model room soon. the wife just informed me i will be painting 2 bathrooms, both kids rooms and the upstairs hall .....

You should paint the bedrooms "Hugger Orange" and the hallway "Ford" blue. Are you going to pinstripe any of them??



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Posted 12 February 2013 - 04:40 PM

Al, just make sure you don't use Testors spray bombs, it's take forever to dry!  :lol:



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Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:24 AM

You should paint the bedrooms "Hugger Orange" and the hallway "Ford" blue. Are you going to pinstripe any of them??

haha.... although... that would be cool. get some old tin signs and some neon lights, pinstriping instead of border....... oh... whats that dear........ ok, dear........ crystal corral blue will be just fine........

 

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:25 AM

Al, just make sure you don't use Testors spray bombs, it's take forever to dry!  :lol:

thats OK, then i can just take the roller up there and move the paint around for touch ups......



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Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:35 AM

The Chevelle and the Falcon are kind of stalled. Could the third time be the charm?

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Yeah, I know me building a Hudson Hornet seems kind of weird, but still.

So far I have added the tubs and rear frame/suspension from a Revell '67 Chevelle. The front tires and inner wheels are also from that kit, but I used the wheels from a Monogram '37 Ford street rod. I kept the stock suspension up front and modified the spindles to lower the nose a bit.



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Posted 19 February 2013 - 04:00 AM

The Chevelle and the Falcon are kind of stalled. Could the third time be the charm?

 

Yeah, I know me building a Hudson Hornet seems kind of weird, but still.

So far I have added the tubs and rear frame/suspension from a Revell '67 Chevelle. The front tires and inner wheels are also from that kit, but I used the wheels from a Monogram '37 Ford street rod. I kept the stock suspension up front and modified the spindles to lower the nose a bit.

do to our firewall here, i cant see the picture, but it sounds like a really cool project. its the first pro streeted hudson i have seen. i am in a rut on mine too, doing too many other things besides building, but the wife will be happy.



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Posted 19 February 2013 - 06:50 AM

do to our firewall here, i cant see the picture, but it sounds like a really cool project.

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Better? :unsure:



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Posted 19 February 2013 - 11:08 AM

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Better? :unsure:

i dont know what you did, but that worked and that really cool !! reminds me of something Troy (however you spell his last name) would build.

 

http://www.radrides....lbum&Itemid=448

 

i hope to get something done on mine tonight. how about everyone else? any progress....


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 11:27 AM

Chuck is building a Hudson? Nah, that must be a typo, he hates those things!  :lol:

 

Looks like a good start, what are you gonna put under the hood? Make it a Hudson 6 with a huge honkin' blower on it! 

 

Al, I've gotten a bit done on mine, hopefully I'll have some bench time tonight and get some more, we'll see how the head full of snot holds up! 

 

 

I finally got the interior panels modified to fit the new chassis (thanks again for reminding me Roger!), and here's how I did it. I put my interior panels in place on the chassis, and marked where the new rear wheel wells land with a pencil. I carefully followed the pencil line with a #11 blade, then followed that line with my Trumpeter panel scriber. Once it was thin enough, I snapped the excess off, trimmed up the cut area, and tested my fit, and they both fit fine!
 
Stock door panel on the left, modified on the right...
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Cut line marked with a pencil and ready for removal...
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Lightly scribed with a #11 blade...
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And deepened using the panel scriber, ready for the excess to be snapped off!
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Next up is the back seat. To mark this, I used my modified door panels as a template. Once again, the line was marked with a pencil, but the cutting was done with the #11 blade only this time. Once the cuts were made, I discovered I was going to have to remove some plastic from the back side of the seat and the wheel wells to get it to fit properly. I didn't get any pics of that process, but I'll snap some later if I get to the bench.
 
Stock side of the back seat...
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And how much has to be removed to get it to fit in the new Pro-Street chassis. Amazingly, it looks good once the door panels are in place. I need to mock it up with a spare Duster body just to check clearances, but so far it looks fine!
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 06:53 PM

OK, I've got some more updating to do, I got the interior mocked up to check the back seat's alignment (Along with the door panels) and the modified chassis. It fits great, here's some pics to prove it!

Here's the minor mods needed to the wheel wells and back seat to get it to fit properly, just a bit of plastic removed from both...
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And the interior mocked up with a spare Duster body. The gap between the package shelf on the back seat and rear window opening is fine, the rear glass is pretty thick!
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Next up, a bit of masking was done to the body so I could paint the headliner and under-hood areas Black, some Black embossing powder was added to the floor pan, and the interior assembly was started. I stopped here for the night, I'm sick as a dog, and I need some drugs and sleep!

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Edited by Custom Mike, 05 May 2014 - 06:05 PM.


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Posted 21 February 2013 - 05:54 PM

Too far along to join in?

 

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 07:33 PM

Dang Marshall, I hope you plan on a monster motor for that beast, that baby is looooong!

 

 

OK,  the interior is now done, but it's in the spare body to keep it all squared up while the glue dries. I got a bit more done, starting with making a new driveshaft. I chopped the universal joints off the kit part, added a piece of aluminum tubing, and we have a driveshaft that fits!
 
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Next up was a minor fix to the back wheels, the inner wheel backer was not as big as the rim, so the tires were looking slanted toward the axle. A strip of styrene around each one makes the tires look like they should!
 
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Once it's painted, you can barely tell it's there!
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Posted 21 February 2013 - 07:35 PM

This part tells me why Sam didn't want to build it, the Challenger T/A exhaust wasn't exactly designed to fit a Duster. This took a bit of heat, a whole lot of eyeballing and test fitting, and a couple of pieces of beading wire to hold the modified exhaust together.
 
First up, the stripped exhaust in it's original size on the chassis...yeah, that's not gonna fit! 
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The exhaust itself lands right at the back corner of the door...not the best placement!
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A bit of heat was applied to the exhaust tips, a bit of pressure, and we have tips that are better aligned. I also cut a section out of the center, and bent the pipes going up to the engine so they would line up with the location that the Duster's exhaust took over the transmission crossmember...
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4 holes were carefully drilled in the modified exhaust, and a bit of 24 gauge beading wire was added to each pipe on the rear half...
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And a bit of Tamiya Extra Thin cement was added to the joint. Once it's cured, I'll work on making the seam disappear, hopefully making it look like a kit part!
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Once all of the repairs to the exhaust are done, I still need to make it play nice with the exhaust from the engine, which should be a real joy...I'm not looking forward to it!  Oh, and then I need to find a way to get the exhaust secured to the chassis!

Edited by Custom Mike, 21 February 2013 - 07:36 PM.


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Posted 21 February 2013 - 07:36 PM

And one last pic for the night, a quick mock-up shot using the spare body, I think I have the front wheels where I want them now!
 
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Posted 21 February 2013 - 11:12 PM

Little update for the engine of my '58 Chevy Sedan Delivery. I got the carburetors installed. They are from my parts box, Air Cleaners are from Revell '69 Nova and they need some Black Washing before I can call them done. Also started the Fuel Lines, still needs to make one fitting to the Water Pump so I can connect the lines there, too.

 

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 06:04 AM

Little update for the engine of my '58 Chevy Sedan Delivery. I got the carburetors installed. They are from my parts box, Air Cleaners are from Revell '69 Nova and they need some Black Washing before I can call them done. Also started the Fuel Lines, still needs to make one fitting to the Water Pump so I can connect the lines there, too.

 

 

 

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looking good. nice detail.....



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Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:37 AM

Hi,

 

Does this look like the sort of build that could go in this community build?  Not entirely sure about its classification but I'm thinking of a hot rod drag week type of build.

 

Here's a mock up pic:

 

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Cheers,

 

Jim



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Posted 24 February 2013 - 12:21 PM

Thanks Mike! Yeah, I bought 2 different resin engines and mixed them together. It has a 572 supercharged Chevy MM. I'm just waiting to see if I can join in, or if the model is too far along...



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Posted 25 February 2013 - 05:45 PM

Niko, that enigne looks great, Jim, I hope you and Marshall can join in, you've both got some killer work going on!

 

Now I'm gonna take over the thread for a bit, I got a lot of work done on the SuperDuster this weekend! First up, we'll show the completed interior. I screwed up on this, after making up the under-dash gauge sets, I forgot to put them in. Now, since I did such a stupendous job gluing it together, I had to add the set of three gauges AFTER everything was assembled. I also forgot to paint the Duster badge on the driver's too, so that had to be done also. Let's start with the pics of the not-quite completed interior, then we'll get into the adding of the gauges...I'm a goober!

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Now comes the part where there was a very high chance of screwing this interior up. Trumpeter Panel Scriber to the rescue! I love this tool even more now, it made this possible with the dash glued solidly in place, thank God! I picked a spot for the gauges (Right above the ashtray), and started carefully scribing a line in the front side of the dash...

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Once I had the front side started, I went at it from the back side also...
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At this point, I had laid the gauge set on the back side of the dash to see how long the hole was going to have to be, then continued scribing the hole
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The hole is all the way through now, just a bit of clean-up, and the gauges can be installed!
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The gauges in place, almost like I never forgot them!
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Edited by Custom Mike, 25 February 2013 - 05:45 PM.