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#21 Ace-Garageguy

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 08:41 AM

Thanks again for the positive responses and especially thanks to Dr.C. for posting the link to the 'Vanship' video. Kinda '37 Auburn bred with a Gee Bee. Inspiring indeed.



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Posted 19 January 2013 - 09:50 AM

Geez Bill, you made something cool out of that horrid flintstone body. Way to go, I dig this. Too bad its not TRaK-able.



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Posted 19 January 2013 - 12:27 PM

Whoa, very cool. Maybe lop the top and add a duval winshield?



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Posted 19 January 2013 - 12:32 PM

This thing is looking superb. Time for more updates.



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Posted 19 January 2013 - 12:33 PM

Looking forward to seeing more.



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Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:53 PM

..... Finishing anything in a reasonable time is a departure for me, as I usually get bogged down in esoteric details that take forever .....

 

feel your pain, brother. feel your pain .....



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Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:48 PM

Ya know what sucks Bill??? When ya live in a three story townhouse and ya open a page like this and get blown out the window!!!! This is so freakin' awesome words can't explain!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW, I'll be watchin' this one!!



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Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:52 AM

Check out Andy's video.  It's pure inspiration.  I think dieselpunk is going to capture lots of builders' imaginations.

 

 ahhh yes last exile very good anime. only 26 episodes but verry good



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Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:32 AM

So I said I was gonna do a curbside to hurry and get 'er done. I lied.

 

Frame from the gluebomb Pyro '37 Auburn getting gutted.

 

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Narrowed at the front, it just snuggles into the Flintstone shell (with some hacking on the shell, of course).

 

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A Revell Corvette showcar gluebomb has kindly offered its front suspension, crossmember and floors to the project.

 

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Floors in.

 

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Frame rails angle-cut to raise the arch to where it will clear the IRS axles.

 

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Jigged to keep it square.

 

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And a little styling change...veed windshield.

 

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:13 PM

You typed "snuggles". ;)

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:14 PM

Are ya gonna V the roof at the top of the wind screen?

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:10 PM

This is WAY cool!!



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Posted 23 January 2013 - 06:52 PM

You typed "snuggles". ;)

Must be all the warm fuzzies I'm getting from the "Dixie" thread.



Are ya gonna V the roof at the top of the wind screen?

Yup. Going to lay the A-pillars back to make it happen.



This is WAY cool!!

Thank you sir.



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Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:50 AM

I got distracted at the old spindletop bottle. Mmmmm



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Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:27 AM

Unbelievable, the way you cleaned up that frame and the whole model has that GOTCHA flavor to it.

 

Man, take your vitamins and keep it going, this thing is going to be a great model.



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Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:08 AM

great progress !!!!!!!

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:14 AM

Interesting. I've always liked the art deco type stuff. so you have my attention. And Yes, I liked The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

 

But, if I may, something looks out of place in the ft. maybe the headlights should be molded into the fenders Or maybe if they were only lowered closer to the body . The V'd roof /windshield will definitly add to the look. Back end is really cool as is



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Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:34 AM

Interesting. I've always liked the art deco type stuff. so you have my attention. And Yes, I liked The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

 

But, if I may, something looks out of place in the ft. maybe the headlights should be molded into the fenders Or maybe if they were only lowered closer to the body . The V'd roof /windshield will definitly add to the look. Back end is really cool as is

I appreciate your input, and the headlights ARE going to be faired into a long, tapering bucket behind them, rather like '37 Caddy buckets, but smaller and longer and sleeker to accommodate the 5" lenses (which will be rounded in front for a more streamlined effect, will be in fact LEDs, and will light up if I can find the room for the wiring).



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Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:41 AM

looking cool.. cant wait to see it in color.

Thanks. Right now I'm thinking '30-'32 Chevy Nile Green, a medium bluish-green that looks great with chrome, and has the period feel I'm after.



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Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:42 AM

Unbelievable, the way you cleaned up that frame and the whole model has that GOTCHA flavor to it.

 

Man, take your vitamins and keep it going, this thing is going to be a great model.

Thanks Dr.C. Mocking up the turbines, battery packs and electric power units right now.