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#1 James2

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 04:45 AM

Starting with the AMT 2Door Custom kit, It will get a pie section first, then the roof. I used a razor saw to scribe the cut then the back side of a #11 blade, scoring little by little until the cut went through. I'll save the pie to use as filler on the roof chop. I then welded the body back together with liquid cement. After this is set I'll chop that top....

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 04:50 AM

Looks great. Whats next?



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 12:59 PM

​The beginnings of the chop...

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 03:32 PM

Wow !  Thats some neat work.



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 06:00 PM

Beautiful. Excellent tutorial too.



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 06:55 PM

I like what you've done so far, very informative for me.



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 10:46 PM

Very NICE body work James, I like it looks good so far!!  :D 



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Posted 26 September 2013 - 11:04 AM

So when you chopped it, you didn't move the B-pillar back, you left it in place. So what will you do to make the A-pillars line up?



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Posted 26 September 2013 - 12:58 PM

So when you chopped it, you didn't move the B-pillar back, you left it in place. So what will you do to make the A-pillars line up?

 

All in due time, Grasshopper, all in due time.

 

Thanks for the interest also....


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Posted 26 September 2013 - 03:06 PM

Its always awesome to see the stalwart AMT Merc under the knife...Love that wedge section and am looking forward to the top chop!



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Posted 28 September 2013 - 08:54 PM

Very nice, great too see the tutorials about the lowering of the body and roof.

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 10:02 PM

nice start !!

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 03:02 AM

Thanks guys, here it is before shaping, grinding and sanding.  My plan to bend the "B" pillars was a good idea, the execution could have been better, but it will sand out fine. I also reinforced the inside of each joint with micro brass screen and CA glue. More mods to follow....

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 06:46 AM

Looking good!



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Posted 29 September 2013 - 06:50 AM

NICE FLOW on this so far. I like the wedge-sectioning job, and the chop is just right. :)


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Posted 29 September 2013 - 08:51 AM

First mock-up...

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 08:59 AM

Just a thought...I wonder if a tad more rake on the B-pillar, and maybe a little subtle curve on it might echo the line of the front of the skirt...

 

What you've got going looks great anyway, just as it is.



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Posted 29 September 2013 - 09:11 AM

Looking good James..

Carry on my brother.



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Posted 29 September 2013 - 09:21 AM

Nice chop an sectioning. the scrits all look right.



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Posted 29 September 2013 - 10:39 AM

Just a thought...I wonder if a tad more rake on the B-pillar, and maybe a little subtle curve on it might echo the line of the front of the skirt...

 

What you've got going looks great anyway, just as it is.

 

Thanks Bill, I think I'll try a few paper patterns and see what looks good.