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X-ITE! Fun With Ed Roth's Surfite...WIP 4-14-13


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#1 Ira

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 07:52 AM

X-ITE!!!


A few years ago I bought 2 Surfite Bodies. I had plans for them, but those plans didn't work out, so the Surfite Bodies went on the shelf.

A couple of months ago, after watching a Star Trek Movie, I figured out what to do with them!

X-ITE was inspired by little Personal Transport Vehicles called Work Bees, from Star Trek...




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Here is how X-ITE was built... B)


Edited by Ira, 14 April 2013 - 04:51 AM.


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Posted 02 April 2013 - 08:07 AM

Ira, been watching your builds a long time! Can't wait to see this one...Joe



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Posted 02 April 2013 - 08:23 AM

This looks cool Ira. Waiting to see the next installment!



#4 Ira

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 09:33 AM

GETTING SYMETRICAL...


The Surfite features Asymetrical styling, with each side different. I want to make both sides of the Yellow Body the same width.

The top is warped and broken, on the White Body, so it will be the donor.
My plan is to cut the Right Side from the White Body and mold it on to the Yellow Body...


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I cut as much of the Right Side of the White Body as I could. Then I cut the Left Side of the Yellow Body as little as I could.


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I fit the Right Side to the Yellow Body and with a little sanding with a BiG Sanding Block with 100 Grade Sand Paper, I got them to fit together pretty good.
Then I attached the sides using Zap-A-Gap - Green Label Glue,


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More Coming... B)


Edited by Ira, 09 April 2013 - 09:18 AM.


#5 cobraman

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 12:14 PM

Oh boy !  More from Ira. Your builds are great entertainment.



#6 CrazyGirl

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 12:29 PM

this is cool ,, and i bet that ends up as the 2015 Smart Car !!!! lol , but your very creative Ira



#7 Ira

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 03:52 PM

Ira, been watching your builds a long time! Can't wait to see this one...Joe


THANKS JOE!

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 04:07 PM

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 05:06 PM

If it hasn't been said in the last 24 hours Ira, you need a brain scan. Something's not quite right in there my friend. Sorry I've been MIA for so long, but I've been keeping an eye on you. Brilliant stuff over the last year.

 

The Work Bee is one of my favorite Trek vehicles. I know you'll knock it out of dry dock !!!



#10 Ira

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 05:55 PM

This looks cool Ira. Waiting to see the next installment!


Thanks Marshall!

More Coming Tomorrow...

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 04:23 AM

Oh boy !  More from Ira. Your builds are great entertainment.


THANKS RAY!

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 01:29 PM

Another wild one from your fertile imagination Ira, I can't wait for the next update!



#13 Ira

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:48 PM

X-ITE UNDERBODY!


I cut the Left Side from one underbody and the Right Side from the other.


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I measured the body and cut the underbody sides to fit...


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Then I glued them to the body with Zap-A-Gap.


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More Coming... B)


Edited by Ira, 09 April 2013 - 09:19 AM.


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Posted 03 April 2013 - 04:29 PM

this is cool ,, and i bet that ends up as the 2015 Smart Car !!!! lol , but your very creative Ira


THANKS ANNE!

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 05:17 AM

TRIMMIN' THE BOTTOM...


I removed the yellow paint with ELO Paint & Decal Remover. Then I filled the Surf Board Slots with strip plastic.


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Here is the side of the body showing the angle where I am going to trim the front/underside off.


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I cut the front underside off and added some putty.


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More Coming... B)


Edited by Ira, 09 April 2013 - 09:19 AM.


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Posted 04 April 2013 - 05:38 AM

hes going at it again :) coolness here i come hehehee B)  :lol:



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 02:59 PM

internet connection to watch this...check

popcorn...check

towel to soak up the drool puddle...check

 

Ira, you always seem to tap dance in the grey area.  cool concept



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 03:11 PM

Not sure where this is going yet, but the suspense is killing me.



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 03:43 PM

You are a machine! Strap in for yet another one of  Ira's Wild Rides...



#20 Ira

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 04:52 AM

SHAPING THE BOTTOM!


I use 1/4" wide plastic strips to form the bottom edges. I cut 4 pieces of plastic strip and glued them in with Zap-A-Gap.


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Next I cut a piece of 1/8" wide plastic strip and glued it in across the sides as shown. There is a 3/8" gap between the strip and the front piece. Then I glued a 1/4" strip in the center of the strips.


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These are the Front Intakes. I filed and sanded the front edges to get this shape.


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More Coming... B)


Edited by Ira, 09 April 2013 - 09:20 AM.