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#21 fatkidd

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 02:55 PM

Thanks Paul, apparently theres quite a few of these out there, I'd only seen one model one before I posted mine.

 

That is exactly what I was thinking.  I hadn't seen one before and figured why not



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 05:07 PM

thanks Doug, I like the bulges behind your seats, kinda wish I'd done that.mocked up the engine and some wheels after a bit more bogging and sanding and a bit more bogging. going to use the Boyds smoothster set as a: they big and little's and :b they fit a little better

 

Brett, I like what you did with yours, wish I had thought of using a modified tounneu cover. I sectioned in the rear deck of a Mustang Mach III for mine. I know its a lot of work, but it's looking great. Can't wait to see it in paint. I like the Boyds too, you don't see them on Willys builds, it will be different.



#23 brett

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 01:20 AM

thanks guys, reshaped the rear wheel openings a little, then opened and hinged the trunk, made gutters for the rain it will never see to run off in and got the chassis all together.
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also put valves in all the tires. Do you think the yellow's bright enough?



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Posted 05 April 2013 - 04:11 AM

Brett, that is looking sweet!!  would anyone be interested in starting a community build for these roadsters? if we can get enough, i will start one in the community build section. see what you have gone and done Brett, now i have to go find my 40 !!

 

stall one project, kickstart another. what a visious circle!!!



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Posted 05 April 2013 - 04:23 AM

This is awesome! now you've got me wanting to build one!



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Posted 05 April 2013 - 09:00 PM

Got the 1st wet coat on today , will give it a light wet sand and re coat in a day or 2. Nearly finished up the interior, going to put a nav sat cd player on the black piece.
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Cheers guys, get building and get posting.



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Posted 05 April 2013 - 09:52 PM

looking great !

that dash is sweeeeettt !!!!!! love the dials and key !!

btw > ment well the reshaped rear wheel opening at the back , the line looks not smooth / round ? maybe sand it rounder now you have the chance ?

or is that just me ?



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Posted 12 April 2013 - 10:39 AM

hi Brett, it's lookin good, luv the yellow. i'm at himatagi beach about 30k's from palmerston



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Posted 12 April 2013 - 12:07 PM

Great work on this , it is looking real nice.



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Posted 12 April 2013 - 10:00 PM

thanks guys heres where it was at last Wednesday , just another mockup, seems to be sitting a lot higher now .grrrrrr wheelbase looks off to me as well but none of that was touched
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Posted 12 April 2013 - 11:56 PM

looks great in yellow Brett!



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Posted 13 April 2013 - 12:10 AM

I like the color choice of the carpets.  Black would have been too dark, another color would be conflicting and you have plenty of yellow already!

What are you going to use for the Nav/CD panel?



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Posted 15 April 2013 - 09:23 PM

Love the yellow, great color choice.



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 07:49 AM

Looks great!

 

I have one of these on my bucket list as well. I picked up one at a show awhile back that someone started.   

 

I saw this one a BJ in 2009.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 07:55 AM

I know you are past a main point on this build but if you ever do another one the easy way of doing the wheels is to cut the rear fenders off and then turn them and build the rear fender area back down as this will help the flow of the body and also keeps the wheel openings to the right size with out cutting into them. I built a car back in 2009 called "Concept 36" and that was when I learn how to do this as they did it on the real car to help the body flow.



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Posted 22 April 2013 - 10:05 PM

thanks guys ,not quite as low as I would have liked it, to change it would require an almost total rebuild of the frame and interior. Not gonna happen at this stage (maybe in a couple years time) :).
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I think the issue causing the issues is the automatic gearbox hitting on the floor just behind the firewall as the whole engine seems to sit a bit to the right of the car. Oh well, cant tell with the hood on



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Posted 25 April 2013 - 08:28 PM

Cannot for the life of me get the graphics I wanted to work out so went with the kit ones , got a couple little things to do ie: exhaust and door handles, wipers (maybe), then It'll be done for now.
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Posted 25 April 2013 - 09:06 PM

It's still a unique looker and I like what you did with the headlights.



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Posted 26 April 2013 - 02:24 AM

I missed this one earlier. Nice job on the conversion.