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zenrat

Member Since 13 Jan 2012
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In Topic: Convertin '49 AMT to woody - Question to the specialists

Yesterday, 10:00 PM

I briefly had an R&R '49 Ford Woody body.  It wasn't very nice.  I sold it on.


In Topic: Cannonball Run 2015 " The Sleeperball"

Yesterday, 09:56 PM

In a flurry of tiny pieces and PVA glue i've been mocking up a Prowler chassis to stuff under the Citation.

And i've hit a snag - my chosen wheels are too small to fit over the suspension uprights.

This has meant a dive into the parts boxes labelled 'wheels', 'special wheels' and 'more special wheels' and i've found some largish chrome 5 spoke rims with medium profile tyres.  They have solid chrome backs and feel like Revell.

I shall be painting the rims black and attaching hub caps with cable ties in an attempt to make them look boring.

 

I have also started work on lengthening the nose to fit the wheelbase.


In Topic: Cannonball Run 2015 " The Sleeperball"

19 February 2015 - 09:57 PM

...I decided to try some ferrules to replace the thick kit intake pipes after some suggestions on a thread here. I was able to order some in the exact size of the largest and smallest diameters of the kit ones but they will have to be shortened. I'm debating how I will do this as they are very thin...

 

To cut ferrules without crushing them find a piece of rod the same diameter as the inside of the ferrules and slip the ferrule over the end.

Now, with the ferrule & rod on the edge of something to prevent you squashing the flare, roll a sharp knife blade backwards and forwards at the point where you want to cut.


In Topic: Cannonball Run 2015 " The Sleeperball"

06 February 2015 - 03:50 AM

I started on the cage, I think I'll just be doing a hoop, down, and door bars since that'll be all it needs...

 

You don't "need" a cage.

There is no scrutineering and no rules.

You can of course build one in if you plan to roll the car but you'll have to make sure it's not too visible.

 

As for big wheels - try painting the rims black.  With hub caps they should then look fairly stock.

While sports wheels on a beater don't mean it's fast they would attract the attention of the cops who will be thinking "teenage driver, lets have him".


In Topic: keeping suspension level

06 February 2015 - 03:42 AM

Glad to help jb.  I salvaged mine when they got a new microwave at work.