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#61 kennb

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 07:03 AM

Thanks you both for all the great information on this car,,,,it will certainly help me building it....................... may go back to the .ssk body and go from there.... :P



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Posted 18 May 2013 - 07:55 AM

Thank you everyone as to the great photos you ALL have sent in on this car !



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Posted 18 May 2013 - 08:11 AM

By the way, I just noticed that the standard SSK drawing I posted on the last page is backward (exhausts should be on the right side), though right-hand-drive versions were common.



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Posted 18 May 2013 - 10:11 AM

thanks,,,i will keep that in mind :)



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Posted 24 May 2013 - 08:27 AM

Here's a pretty nice color reference for this car. Note the copper-clad brake drums.

 

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 10:11 PM

I think the Lindberg kit is trying to capture the general flavor of this car.

 

http://www.conceptca...-SSK_photo.aspx

 

This is a really neat site I found that documents an all-original SSK. I love the quote from the owner's manual that's on the first page.

 

http://louwman-ssk.m...nz-classic.com/

 

While the Lindberg kit might not be 100% accurate, I actually rather like the look of it. And, as these cars could be ordered for custom bodies, a body like that is within reason.

 

The cream/brown sounds like a nice combination. I might actually try that. Orange wheels and a tan interior would set that off rather nicely, I think.

 

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 04:19 AM

I think the Lindberg kit is trying to capture the general flavor of this car.

 

http://www.conceptca...-SSK_photo.aspx

 

This is a really neat site I found that documents an all-original SSK. I love the quote from the owner's manual that's on the first page.

 

http://louwman-ssk.m...nz-classic.com/

 

While the Lindberg kit might not be 100% accurate, I actually rather like the look of it. And, as these cars could be ordered for custom bodies, a body like that is within reason.

 

The cream/brown sounds like a nice combination. I might actually try that. Orange wheels and a tan interior would set that off rather nicely, I think.

 

Charlie Larkin

 

Google the Bburago 1:18 diecast for a look at one of their SSKs, which was issued in cream/brown and looks very nice.