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1933 MG K3 scratchbuild............

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#1 kennb

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 05:09 AM

The MG 2 seater sports car has been one of the longest running configurations that has ever been manufactured. In fact you can buy a 2013 T series right off the assembly line. Basically it has been unchanged since the 30's. Yes, a 2013 T series, built in ,,,,,,where else,,,,,,Asia..................anyway, as a diversion to the 1936, which I am waiting to dry, and as that build is winding down to completion this week I am starting the K3.

 

I have a community build that is starting in a week that will detail each step of the way but for this thread I am just going through a really editted form starting with the rolling chassis.

 

For those of you new to my builds, i dont have a machine shop and use only simple basic tools. I have a picture of all my tools on the community build page.  Not even my dremel. U get plastic in 4'x8' sheets and go from there........without further adoo......the rolling chassis. :P

 

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A reminder to everyone............I do not use and commercial productsin my build other than some tubing. Everything you see is totally scratch built.

 

Thank you for looking and I hope you look at my updates as they come in.

 

Kenn :rolleyes:



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Posted 10 March 2013 - 05:58 AM

I like those wheels Kenn. I think you need to step up the challenge and start making your own plastic though. It's just sooooo easy to go buy some pre-made styrene ;)

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 06:16 AM

:D I am working on that,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,ha  ha ha...........................



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Posted 10 March 2013 - 07:10 AM

Good timing, a friend of a friend is restoring the full size now, I think his is maybe a 1965 or 1966 maybe???????

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 07:58 AM

main body is roughed out.

There is not a lot to this car. :rolleyes:

 

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 08:00 AM

Wow...that is fantastic. Your skills are commendable, sir!



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Posted 10 March 2013 - 12:30 PM

engine block on the way.

 

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 01:40 PM

This one is gonna be fun. Good start!!

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 04:48 AM

I am going to spend a little more time on this today and then get back to the Saloon this afternoon getting the assembly started and the interior finshed up. I have been working on the ngine for the K3  and getting it blocked out and some details put on it. A lot of little bits that are a lot of work for little pieces but some progress is being made. In the community challenge I will be going into a lot more detail on it.

 

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I set up the motor a little more and have the engine mounts placed properly, so each time it is in the same place.

 

The rear fuel tank is coming together and details placed.

 

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Thanks to all those that are following this fast track build. :rolleyes:

 

Kenn :)



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 07:03 AM

You just keep raising the bar! Looks like its off to a good start, and I dig your wheels.



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 09:55 AM

Thank you...not totally sure what way the bar is going.......................ha ha.... :lol:

Time gets away from you and fir get into a project and then the day is gone..................

 

oil pan prior to clean up.

 

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mug shot from overhead..............progess,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

 

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 04:10 PM

hand cut louver preliminary test............................yes of no...all comment accepted....do they look presentable or are they trash............... :lol:

 

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Thank you for your imput. Note that this is a test and done free hand,

 

Kenn :rolleyes: :huh:



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 10:37 PM

More amazing work, How many models have you completely scratch built? i would love to see pictures of more...


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Posted 12 March 2013 - 01:22 AM

holy cow ,, how on earth do you do what you do , this is amazing ,, all the builds on here are amazing



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 01:40 AM

Thanks to you all for the comments.

The louvers I cut in plastic are done with an exacto knife at about 75 degrees and sliced into the plastic freehand.

 

Complete scratch built cars...I have 5 underconstruction that I have lost interest in that I started after the Tatra, Tha was the first attempt I made at total scratchbuilding a car. The second, if I do actually finish it which I will this week, will be my second completed. That one is the 1936 MG SA Saloon on my other thread.

 

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Again thank you for the comments.

 

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 05:57 AM

The body is about done and the motor wired about done also. Added louvers to the hood also,

 

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 07:59 AM

That looks really good, Kenn.

 

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 01:52 PM

worked  a little on this today. got the seats done, chrome back on a few pieces and generator ,belt done, I tryed out using plastic for the belt on this and am ok with it,

 

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Thanks to those that are watching and commenting

 

Kenn :)

 

Note: posted section one to the community challenge, making wheels.



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 03:23 PM

Fabulous work Kenneth, Here's a pic of a 1939 shown 2 years ago at a local concourse. She was a little gem.

 

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 02:23 AM

Bob,,,I have always loved the T series but never ended up with one :mellow:

 

Thanks for posting it, The roof is an interesting one for sure,

 

Drive train got done.

 

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Since I did not have all the information a few things might not be to exacting, but I look at it this way, Go with what you have and only 2 people will notice it is not exact.....you and the obnoxious rivir counter,,,,, :lol: I could have gotten better information by more research like I did on the Saloon.