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#1 rollinoldskoo

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 08:40 PM

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just got this resin body and kit from twinn in the Layitlow model car section... i really gotta say that it seems like every resin body i've gotten from twinn has been better and better in casting quality...

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 08:41 PM

here's what u get when u buy... body, interior tub, bench seat :unsure: front and rear bumpers, and grill...

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this would be the easiest kit to find to use for the chassis, radiator parts, motor, etc....

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but any 1/25 scale AMT/ERTL or MPC elcamino kits would work.... REVELL or MONOGRAM WON'T

this is the IDEAL kit to use as a donor (if u get lucky and find one). there is also a monster truck version out here also...

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 08:42 PM

test fit of the chassis shows its about 1/4 inch too long....

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 08:42 PM

after looking over it for a while i got a plan of attack for shortening it...

my first thought was to just take a 1/4" out of the middle behind the transmission crossmember but then i saw that the floorpans and interior tub kinda interlock and if i cut it there it wouldn't line up and sit right...

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 08:43 PM

here's what i did.....

made the first cut right behind the dip in the floopans.....

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then one more just in front of the rear axle trailing arm mounts.....

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removed the middle section leaving the frame together and cleaned it up....

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 08:44 PM

next i cut the rear section off...

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put the two sections together and mark off where it needs to be trimmed...

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remember not to cut too much.... its easier to trim more than have to fill it in later....

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 08:45 PM

worked out pretty good..... :unsure:

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 08:46 PM

cleaned out the rest of the flash from the windows and started to fit up the interior to the body....

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u can see how i grinded out the inside a bit to get the interior snug....

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 11:43 PM

Nice project. I was guessing that you would cut where you said, right behind the tranny crossmember - just as well you checked the interior tub fit first! I'll be interested to see this one come along.

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 03:07 AM

I like it! cool to see one of these built. Are you going to put the cool air dam off of the red light bandit on this one?(i've got that kit, bought it because of the air dam)

keep us updated, I'll be watching this one for sure!

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 12:41 PM

Nice and great ideas I have mine coming in the mail soon. could you take a side view it seams the doors are not
the right size. It could just be my eyes :D

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 01:17 PM

That looks just like the Perrys Resin Malibu wagon..is it a clone?

The wheelsbases on the 1:1 Malibu wagon and the El Camino are not the same...I believe there is a 4 inch difference.

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 04:52 PM

Nice work so far, Rollin!! Keep us posted on your progress,

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 11:42 PM

[quote name='stryfe101' post='68950' date='Jan 25 2008, 03:07 AM']I like it! cool to see one of these built. Are you going to put the cool air dam off of the red light bandit on this one?(i've got that kit, bought it because of the air dam)

keep us updated, I'll be watching this one for sure!

Gray[/quote]



message sent ;)



[quote name='Ariel' post='69016' date='Jan 25 2008, 12:41 PM']Nice and great ideas I have mine coming in the mail soon. could you take a side view it seams the doors are not
the right size. It could just be my eyes :blink:[/quote]

here you go buddy ;) see how the front grill and bumper fit perfect :P

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[quote name='Howard Cohen' post='69021' date='Jan 25 2008, 01:17 PM']That looks just like the Perrys Resin Malibu wagon..is it a clone?

The wheelsbases on the 1:1 Malibu wagon and the El Camino are not the same...I believe there is a 4 inch difference.[/quote]


clone.... somewhat.... they changed the front clip to represent the 82+ models ;)

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Posted 26 January 2008 - 05:01 AM

lookin good homie :P

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 05:43 PM

any more updates will be in this thread.... <_<

http://www.modelcars...?showtopic=9631