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#361 maltsr

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 07:55 PM

Awesome build Pat - great weathering and beautiful work on the chassis :)



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Posted 14 May 2014 - 11:26 PM

I love the way you've rusted the seams where the body has been cut & shut - way to avoid filling and sanding!

 

I've got a build to finish for a show in 10 days time and then i'll be making a start on my Buick.  Having seen what i'm up against I think i'll have to step my game up a bit.



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Posted 15 May 2014 - 12:54 AM

  Having seen what i'm up against I think i'll have to step my game up a bit.

 

Yeah, gonna have to bring the a-game this year. Starting the GT-Oh very soon.



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Posted 15 May 2014 - 12:16 PM

Very soon. Started the math.

 

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#365 DriftingRookie

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 10:10 PM

The Superbee has bit a wall the tires and rims won't stay together long enough for me to install them and the rear axel is also having a fit issue so I'm pulling the bee out and using it for parts

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 12:51 AM

The Superbee has bit a wall the tires and rims won't stay together long enough for me to install them and the rear axel is also having a fit issue so I'm pulling the bee out and using it for parts

 

You have too much work in that up til now to scrap the project. Fix the issues. That's what we do here. If this was easy, everyone would do it.



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Posted 16 May 2014 - 04:21 AM

The Superbee has bit a wall the tires and rims won't stay together long enough for me to install them and the rear axel is also having a fit issue so I'm pulling the bee out and using it for parts

 

I agree with Rob. I can't even count all the things that went wrong with the Hot Rod and GTX I built for this last year, it's still fixable and you have plenty of time to do it. Your Super Bee looks too awesome to scrap now. 

 

Are the rims chrome? If so take some sandpaper and gently sand down the glue points to expose the bare plastic. That will give the glue/cement a solid place to stick too.

 

If the axle isn't lining up with the frame then I what I usually do is cut off the mounting pegs and just eye ball it.



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Posted 16 May 2014 - 05:48 AM

 

I agree with Rob. I can't even count all the things that went wrong with the Hot Rod and GTX I built for this last year, it's still fixable and you have plenty of time to do it. Your Super Bee looks too awesome to scrap now. 

 

Are the rims chrome? If so take some sandpaper and gently sand down the glue points to expose the bare plastic. That will give the glue/cement a solid place to stick too.

 

If the axle isn't lining up with the frame then I what I usually do is cut off the mounting pegs and just eye ball it.

 

Yup. The Bee looks great and you've made good progress. Jonathan makes some good points. Take a closer look at your obstacle and don't let it defeat you. None of these things are perfect anyway, once you push past it you'll be glad you did. I look forward to seeing the finished Super Bee.



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Posted 16 May 2014 - 06:27 AM

Yes the rims are chrome but the problem I'm having is when they are seated inside the tires they are loose I'll continue to try on this Super Bee

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 08:31 AM

Got it fixed currently putting it all together

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 09:12 AM

Awesome to hear, can't wait to see it.



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Posted 16 May 2014 - 10:39 AM

She is finally a roller took a little bit to get her there but here is a picture

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 03:08 PM

Well it's time to get back on this one ,since the RatMad is pretty much done.

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 04:14 AM

Can't wait to see what you got cooked up for this one Pat.

 

Very nice work Ashley it's good to see you got it fixed.



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Posted 17 May 2014 - 09:32 AM

I think I'm gonna pull out the Roadrunner. I got a better idea for it. I would like to enter a Monogram 64 GTO in its place. The only thing done to the GTO so far is I glued the engine halves together. Will post pics of it tonight.



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Posted 18 May 2014 - 10:57 AM

Back on the bench with this one, currently gluing the fuel pump in place trying not to glue myself together in the process

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 10:49 PM

In the famous words of Mike Finnegenn "take the hood off" this Superbee is going hood less the hood isn't sitting right so I said screw it

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 12:47 AM

In the famous words of Mike Finnegenn "take the hood off" this Superbee is going hood less the hood isn't sitting right so I said screw it

 

Ashley, please do not take this as a personal attack, but I think you are missing the point of what we do here. Fix the hood. The model does not dictate how the model turns out. Besides this is a Cannonball CBP, a racer without a hood would not do well in a rain storm.



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Posted 20 May 2014 - 01:39 AM

 

...the model does not dictate how the model turns out...

 

Too right.   Most of mine fight like hell to avoid being turned into what I want them to be.

 

Ashley - if it's getting to you then put it to one side and do something else.  You've got plenty of time before the start and too much effort invested in it to cut corners or risk slamming it into the wall.

 

Anyway, yeah baby i've started!

 

The Doyousha Buick is typical of their nostalgia heroes range in that it has a reasonable body with a horribly shallow interior (to hide batteries and motor) and a generic undetailed chassis.
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Previously i've cut down a NASCAR chassis to fit one of their Nissan bodies.  This time i'm using a Monogram '91 Firebird.
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The wheelbase is spot on which makes a nice change.  I just had to chop  a bit off the front of the chassis as the Firebird has a longer nose.
Firewall and inner fenders were moulded with the Firebird body (Buick just has a drop in engine plate) so I cut them out and will glue them into the Skyhawk body.
I think it looks good white with a red interior so I might keep it like this bar maybe red racing stripes.
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I'll use the Firebird wheels & tyres and small block but will probably be adding a little forced induction.

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 01:53 AM

Fred, that car needs about a half dozen 1:25 scale leaf blowers in the back! lol