1/18 55 Chevy Dirt Track Car
Posted 01 April 2013 - 05:35 PM
Posted 15 April 2013 - 01:56 PM
Making progress on the wheel wells finally, I've used up three Dremel tool sanding thingies to get them done but it's getting there. I'll try to post some progress pictures in the next day or two. After I finish the wheel wells I'll start on the rest of the body work and getting it ready to paint. Then I'll begin detailing the larger engine I'm using and building the roll cage out of plastic sprue.
Posted 19 April 2013 - 04:29 PM
Posted 23 April 2013 - 09:07 AM
Edited by Bigdad, 23 April 2013 - 10:26 AM.
Posted 24 April 2013 - 06:02 AM
It's starting to come together nicely. I don't remember ever seeing a cutout in the door like that.
What are the wheels off of?
Here is one a friend of mine made several years ago from a 1/18 40 Ford.
Posted 24 April 2013 - 06:16 AM
I'm watching Roger, it looks good so far. I always love to see a master at work!
Posted 24 April 2013 - 08:28 AM
Thanks for the comments guys. I remember seeing some cars with the doors cut out like that. I think it was so they could get to the driver easier in case of an accident or he could get out of the car quicker. It was usually the passenger side door so that the drivers side door was still intact for protection. I just like the look with the door cut out too, the tires and wheels are from a diecast model of The Car from the James Brolin movie of the same name. A friend of mine gave it to me after it was broken by one of his kids, to use for parts.
Posted 25 April 2013 - 05:11 AM
Lucky you ........... The Car is way too expensive to buy just for the wheels.
Keep us posted!
Posted 26 April 2013 - 04:07 PM
Posted 27 April 2013 - 04:32 AM
Cool ramp truck.
1/25 semi wheels and tires are pretty close to 1 ton 1/18 tires. I have several photos of ramp truck saved for future projects.
Posted 27 April 2013 - 09:30 AM
Thanks Tom I was wondering if 1/25 scale semi tires and wheels might work I have plenty of them around.
Posted 30 April 2013 - 02:46 PM
Posted 30 April 2013 - 02:59 PM
Congratulations Roger on your winning bid, maybe you could give me some tips on how you do that, I have not been so lucky lately on ebay.. It sounds like it is all coming together. I like the direction you are going on this one.
Posted 30 April 2013 - 06:12 PM
Thanks Ron, I'm still working on the car it will probably be done well before the truck is though. When I get the truck I'll have to take it apart and draw up some plans for the wedge car hauler back end. I have seen some plans but there all in 1/25 scale it's not like the thing will be very complicated though it looks pretty straight forward. I decided to go with the wedge bed design because all I need to use to build it is sheet plastic I'm trying to decide if I should paint the truck Plum Crazy to match the car.
I just paid for the truck and ordered a racing seat belt setup for the car they will be shipped tomorrow I should get them both next week.
Edited by Bigdad, 01 May 2013 - 10:36 AM.
Posted 02 May 2013 - 08:49 AM
Edited by Bigdad, 02 May 2013 - 09:27 AM.
Posted 06 May 2013 - 11:38 AM
I got the 55 Chevy truck I'm using for the race car hauler in the mail today, the 5 point racing seat belt came on Saturday.
Posted 06 May 2013 - 03:04 PM
I don't remember ever seeing a cutout in the door like that.
Same here. That's a new one on me.
Posted 09 May 2013 - 06:34 AM
Well I should be able to get back to work on the car know my last purchase of a couple of bucket seats from e-bay will be here today. I was going to try to cut up the bench seat and use it but it just does not like right, plus I have that cool looking photoetch 5 point racing seat belt now. I have been holding off starting the roll cage until I have the seat. I'm having second thoughts about converting the pickup into a car hauler too. The 1/25 scale semi truck tires would work but the wheels look totally wrong, I may just get a trailer for the race car and do a kinda rusty old rat rod look on the truck.
Posted 10 May 2013 - 04:02 PM
Found this image to share with you Roger, thought you might like it.