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    David Berry

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  1. I had this idea brewing for a few months so I decided to make it happen. I built this Jeep many years ago. I also had these monster truck tires in my tire box. So I thought I would combine them for a low riding Jeep. I know monster trucks are real high but I liked this to be low. I carved off the fenders front and back. I then decided to make a roof in a "C" cab form. Then I decided to add a surfboard. So I scratch built one for the roof. I didn't like the flat Jeep dashboard so I took two old Vette dashs and combined them with an extension so it would span the distance. I liked the grab bar for the passenger. That's all I have so far. Thanks for looking and I hope you like it. All constructive criticism is welcome. Dave
  2. thanks to all of you for the kind comments. I started working on the seat. The springs are made and now I will form it pad it and cover it.
  3. Thanks again for all your nice comments!
  4. Beautiful! Nice clean work. Perfect amount of customizing.
  5. I love bubbletops! This is very well thought out and executed. Great details and color! It speaks Roth!
  6. I started with a Thunder Chopper glue bomb I got a NNL East a while back when I lived in New Jersey. After removing all the parts and cleaning off the glue I cut the frame and added a scratchbuilt hardtail frame. I also cut off the neck and raked it to the proper angle. I took apart the forks and never liked the springer part. It just looks to be the wrong scale. So I cleaned up the forks and shortened them. I also removed the springs and made my own. To make the springs I have several sizes of wood screws. I choose the correct scale of screw thread and find the correct scale aluminum wire and wrap the wire around the screw threads. After getting the correct amount of coils I cut the wire and separate the coils with the back of my Exacto knife. For the fenders I used a nightlight I got from the dollar store years ago. I actually bought about 7 of them as I use them for other projects. The radius is a bit large so I cut the side of the curve off on both sides and its thin enough to bend to the correct radius. I add a slice of evergreen stock to the middle and round off the top with putty. Then I cut it to fit the tire. I’m not sure I want the front wheel with the drum brake, I may not want any front brake. I couldn’t find a premade gas tank and the one that comes with the kit wasn’t what I was looking for. I ended up taking two of the same tanks from the motorcycle parts box and glued them together. The parts box ones had flat bottoms and I wanted a curved bottom (nothing wrong with a curved bottom!). For the handlebars I used wire solder and form it using a trace of the bends. I used the correct size tubing for the hand grips. I cut off a hand control from a handgrip from the parts box and drilled a small hole in the end of the handle to insert the cable wire when the time comes. I glued it to the grip. I didn’t want use the oil tank that came with the kit as I didn’t like the shape for the chopper look. I took the big mufflers from the kit and altered them to create the oil tank. All constructive criticism is welcome. Thanks for looking and I hope you like it. Dave
  7. Thanks again for the nice comments!
  8. Thank you for the nice comments!
  9. Nosferatu


    I love bubble tops and fins. I am forever trying to re-create the ‘60’s show car look. Big Daddy Roth is my design idol. His cars are so out there. I am not trying to make his designs better but just trying to add other features from my imagination. I love looking at a pile of parts and imagining what I can make out of it…..sometimes it works and sometimes it all gets cut up into pieces and I start on something else.I took the Roth Road Agent and spliced a VW rear body and a pair of ’57 Chevy fins. The original bubble didn’t look right so I filled it in and added my own bubble. Interior is all scratch built, with a parts box seat. Scratch built front end that I kicked out from the body.Most peoples’ choice for engines would be the Corvair engine that came with the Road Agent but I didn’t want to use that. I chose a Porsche engine from the old Revell Competition Porsche model. I think it’s a 1955 Porsche Carrera by the looks of the engine.Painted in Lime Ice with a white pearl mist on the front and fin inserts. Thanks for looking and I hope you like it. Dave
  10. Thanks! The bikes: The Triumph was a gluebomb I got at a show. I think its the Revell parts pak Triumph. Man I would like to find another one. I did the following work to it: Rebuilt the hardtail and added the disc brake. Scratchbuilt the pipes Scratchbuilt the entire springer front end. I wrapped wire for the springs and made the forks and handlebars. Scratchbuilt the seat - its cushioned too! Scratchbuilt the oil tank Scratchbuild all footpegs and hand grips Airbrushed in nail polish (I cant remember the exact color) The Panhead: I got this Panhead engine at a show as a gluebomb. I used the frame of the bike from the Cherry Bomb Scratchbuilt the rear fender Scratchbuilt the gas tank from 6 pieces of random plastic Scratchbuilt the handlebars Scratchbuilt the oil tank Scratchbuild all footpegs and hand grips Thanks, Dave
  11. Here are my two TV cars. Sanford and Son truck and the Courageous Cat car.
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