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#21 GrandpaMcGurk

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 02:35 AM

Look at the little bit indicated by the blue arrow, a touch of brass paint on one end, some black on the other with a touch of white (insulator) in the center and you've got a "FREE" metal detail freak spark plug for a 1/12 - 1/8th model engine. I usually buy the pens in bulk packs (do a lot of sketching) for a few bucks. Yeah, I live in a world all my own.

 

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 02:40 AM

Okay, 'nuff teasing.........the Sharpie will become a Lenco trans. I could just order one from TDR but I'm kit bashing, scratch building this car. I will however order a couple of  juice bottles.

If you don't know what a Lenco trans is......each section is a different gear, you could have one with just 2 sections (2 speeds foward) or 6 sections depending on your application.
There is also a separate section (at the rear) for reverse. They can be shifted manually with individual levers (as in the photo) or hydraulically, air, 'puter, whatever.
I'll be fabbing up a facsmile 3-speed w/reverse using manual linkage (just 'cause all those levers look absolutely rad. on a street machine).

The only drawback to it is it's length, being I'm not using a rear seat I can simply move the seats back a little to put the shift levers within easy reach.
Gives the term "banging thru the gears" a whole new meaning...heeeee!

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 02:44 AM

Haven't done the linkage yet and it needs some clean-up but here a couple shots of the "Sharpie" Lenco.


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Posted 20 June 2013 - 02:47 AM

Yep....It's going to have working front and rear suspension......
 
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Posted 20 June 2013 - 03:29 AM

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 03:41 AM

GREAT PROGRESS!!!

 

Real Nice Detailing too... B)



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Posted 20 June 2013 - 03:50 AM

Thanks for the kudos guys....I appreaciate them.

Let's put some rubber on the road.....here's the Street Charger kit wheels, tires and so on.........obviously, these aren't blowing my skirt up.
The rear rubber is okay but the fat Nascar fronts with those big Good Year letters just hurt my face too much for a Pro-Street hot rod.
Any way....here's a pic of the kit stuff.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 03:52 AM

using the rear wheel halves and a couple of narrow steelies from the parts box, some sanding, trial and error stacking, trimming for the back space I wanted...oh my...lookee here, could this perhaps be a reversed deep dish steel wheel in the making?

 

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 03:55 AM

Some Krylon and drafting pen detailing.......

 

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 03:57 AM

If you guys don't put dip sticks on your engines, you can skip this step too......."cheap valve stems".
A bit of tubing and a cut off common pin for the "bling" valve cap.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 04:00 AM

Found a skinny front tire and old school 5 spoker for the front in the parts box, installed a valve stem and now it's off to the paint booth to get rid of that toy car shine.

 

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 04:01 AM

Here they are folks.......skinny front 5 spoker and a fat daddy rear steelie with rubber to match. Yeah buddy....this build is starting to make sense.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 04:07 AM

Faster, Don, faster.



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Posted 20 June 2013 - 04:29 AM

Faster, Don, faster.

 

You're cracking me up Jim........putting my name in the same sentence with "fast" is an oxymoron like Jumbo Shrimp!

Granted, our club shirts say "FAST" (Florida Auto & Scale Truck) on the front but I build at my own chosen speed...........just barley off idle!

It takes me most of a day just to plan out what I'm going to do tomorrow.



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Posted 20 June 2013 - 04:32 AM

Here's a few quickie shots of my narrowed, beefed up rear compared to the kit leaf sprung rear. Need to do some clean up but it's beginning to feel right.

 

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 05:04 AM

Excellent job !!!  I've got a good feeling about this build.  A admire your adility to fab up parts rather than reaching for the ckeck book, nice job.



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Posted 20 June 2013 - 05:43 AM

Thanks Dave.

 

Here's an eye candy update on the Dodge boys........

I was going to (originally) use a '69 Charger but decided to go with a '73 Charger body 'cause I have other plans for the '69.
Anyhow, on with the dog and pony show.

A little shredded rubber residue in the wheel wells.....

 

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some paint and wiring.....

 

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opened up the trunk...

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 06:06 AM

That is amazing!

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 06:37 AM

Thanks Eric.....

Detailing is what keeps this hobby challenging for me......from my point of view each part is a model in itself and the devil is in the detail.
 I'm well aware that most folks will not even notice some the fussin' I've done with this thing but I'm not building it for them, right?
If it fancies my tickle and feels good........I'm steppin' large and livin' easy.

In an effort to prevent burn out and make my models unique to me, I like to add that little extra giggle factor......I bought a new Hemi Road Runner back in '69 (a real one) and actually painted one of these on the pumpkin......it was the view most of the folks saw when they figured they could smoke my bird.

 

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 09:55 AM

Started on the roll and elephant cages........

 

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