Sportabout

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  • Location Vantaa
  • Full Name Kari Tapanainen

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  1. Sportabout added a post in a topic Rambler Snow Plow   

    Body is painted again and now with more correct color.

    Lisence plate is ready

    Next foiling with bare-metal matte aluminium foil.
  2. Sportabout added a post in a topic Rambler Snow Plow   

    Plow is ready now.


    I noticed body color is too yellow so I have to paint it again.
  3. Sportabout added a post in a topic Rambler Snow Plow   

    This is simple way to get bigger tires straight and same track front and back.Best glue for this job is 5 minutes epoxy.

    I think front wheels looks better when you can see disk brakes through them.

  4. Sportabout added a post in a topic Rambler Snow Plow   

    Front wheels and big modifying tool. Stock rear wheels below. Originally front wheels were strange combination disk brakes and drums

  5. Sportabout added a post in a topic Rambler Snow Plow   

    Interior has been painted and I tried to make it a bit worn.

    Wheel base had to shorten 1 cm and rear drive shaft too. Front wheels are modified bacause front trac is too wide. Snow plow is also under construction
  6. Sportabout added a post in a topic Rambler Snow Plow   

    Ford 4x4 chassis is in progress but It still needs some trimmig to rambler body. Engine is '97-98 5.4 l Ford V8 as it comes with the kit. Rambler original 232 straight six would be another option but it would be more difficult to install to the Ford chassis.

     
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    Rambler chassis fits quite well on the Ford frame.

     
     
  7. Sportabout added a topic in On the Workbench: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light Commercial   

    Rambler Snow Plow
    I have had a poor Classic taxi promo for years but not interested in restoring it. One day I found this site http://bangshift.com/general-news/roadside-find-a-1962-rambler-snow-plow-trar/ and saw the light. Winter is coming and I need a reliable snow plow, and right brand of course.
    First I bought Lindberg Ford F-150 4x4 kit because of its four wheel chassis. In ebay I found resin roof lights and horn. I needed snow plow too and it cme from Revell GMC pickup.
    By now body, chassis and wheels are painted but it need some rust and dirt.

     
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  8. Sportabout added a post in a topic Clearly Scale?   

    Still waiting your AMC AMX/3 and AMC 390 V8. Any updates?
    I need several engines.
  9. Sportabout added a topic in Under Glass   

    Nova Pro Street '66 sedan delivery
    This is my old model based on AMT '66 Nova Pro Street and Flinstone resin sedan delivery body. Not exact fitting but not too hard to put together.
     

     

     

     
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  10. Sportabout added a post in a topic 1969 AMC SC/Rambler   

    Nice scrambler. Better can't be built out of the box,
    It is shame Jo-Han used in this kit '66 Rogue 2DHT body with convertible interior, slightly updated old 327 V8, torque tube tranny and wrong rear end.
  11. Sportabout added a post in a topic Max Wedge Headers   

    Here is Lindberg 426 max wedge with modelhaus Tri-Y headers.


  12. Sportabout added a post in a topic 1974 Hornet Pro Mod IT'S FINISHED! 2/7/15   

    This is a really cool AMC!
  13. Sportabout added a post in a topic Hudson pickup '52   

    Ok, Hudson is ready. Actually this model is '53 but I can't change it.
    Some photos:






  14. Sportabout added a post in a topic Hudson pickup '52   

    Engine compartment is under construction now. Some wires are assembled but radiator, firewall parts and battery are still missing.


  15. Sportabout added a post in a topic Can I see some crazy Drivetrain swaps?!   

    This is my Fiat 500 with two olds Toronado engines. I hope to get it finished someday.