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Dennis Lacy

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About Dennis Lacy

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  • Birthday 12/03/1979

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    La Verne, California
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    Dennis Lacy

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  1. Edit Feature - Now Time Limited?

    Add me as another who ALWAYS updates my WIP thread titles to indicate I have done more work on the project. It definitely has a noticeable effect on getting views and comments!
  2. 1928 Ford Sedan 60's Style Altered UPDATED 2/10/19

    Thanks! Yeah, I'm much happier with the floor now. I didn't totally like the way the seat looked at first proportionately but trimming the bottom off did the trick.
  3. 1928 Ford Sedan 60's Style Altered UPDATED 2/10/19

    Thanks a bunch, Tim, I was hoping you'd find this one. Plenty more details to add, yet. If you look above you'll see I added an update after you posted. And oh boy, I can't wait to check out your '30 Sedan!
  4. 1928 Ford Sedan 60's Style Altered UPDATED 2/10/19

    The first weekend without rain in a month meant lots of yard chores! But, I did get in a few hours at the bench this afternoon. I wasn't at all satisfied with the front angled floor section. It honestly didn't fit worth a darn and because I used thin .020 for the cap and it was flimsy and droopy in the center. I broke those pieces off of the firewall and decided to start over. Part of the problem was the bottom of the firewall wasn't supported or located by anything. I added some small tabs inside both sides of the body to give the firewall something to position against. That allowed me to accurately measure for the new front sloped floor and its supports I decided this time around to attach the front sloped floor to the fender unit instead of the firewall. I made the supports different this time so that the back edge of the cap would actually be level with the main floor instead of below it like before. I also made the cap out of sturdier .040" sheet like everything else. Here's the underneath. I couldn't be happier with the precise fit everywhere this time! Here's how the floor fits over the engine. Miles of clearance! With the floor finished I finished the roll cage by shortening the rear angled down bars and pinning them to the floor like the hoops. I also sanded all of the lay out pencil lines off of the floor as they were no longer needed. I decided to use the seat from Drag City Casting. I trimmed 1/8" off of the bottom of it, added a piece of .040" flat sheet across the bottom then made some drilled mounting rails, also from .040". I also added alignment pins which are glued into holes as well as to the insides of the drilled rails. Here's some full mock ups with the reworked floor, finished cage and seat. I also decided to put it up on its wheels and still the engine in for a look. It's starting to really look like a race car now! Lastly, here's one with an AMT '29 Roadster sourced hood which fits perfect. Next I'll start detailing the interior with pedals, gauges and steering. Stay tuned!
  5. 1/25 AMT '34 Ford Pickup

    Got one! Found it at a Southern California Hobby Lobby.
  6. 1928 Ford Sedan 60's Style Altered UPDATED 2/10/19

    Found a couple of hours to hit the workbench today. Took a break from the engine and chassis to get the firewall and floor roughed in. I started by making the firewall out of .040" sheet and designed in an angled toe panel that covers the trans. Because of the engine set back it mounts where the dashboard would normally be. Then I made a new floor out of .040" sheet. I also wanted to incorporate the really neat roll cage that comes in the '28 Sedan for the full drag version. Because I chopped the top I had to shorten the legs of the hoops and then I inserted mounting pins so that the hoops can be mocked up and be positively located. The seat is tentative and is one of Drag City Casting's new, better detailed Stone, Woods, Cook buckets. The roll cage also includes rear angled bars that still need to be shortened and fit but I propped them up here to show the general concept of how they go. And some mock ups with the body in place. Still more to come!
  7. 1928 Ford Sedan 60's Style Altered UPDATED 2/10/19

    It's only plastic!
  8. 1928 Ford Sedan 60's Style Altered UPDATED 2/10/19

    Thanks! There was a thread in the general section just last year where the head guy at AMT was quoted confirming that the Sedan body tooling section was found and that they would eventually like to return it to the kit as a full restoration the original content. But, apparently it's going to be a big (expensive) undertaking and not going to happen any time soon.
  9. 1928 Ford Sedan 60's Style Altered UPDATED 2/10/19

    Haha. I took the easy way out and just drilled one big hole that I'll shove all 8 wires into and call it a day! That end of the engine is stuffed under the cowl anyway...
  10. 1928 Ford Sedan 60's Style Altered UPDATED 2/10/19

    Thanks! I don't think so. Gave it some thought after your comment but I like it as is.
  11. 1928 Ford Sedan 60's Style Altered UPDATED 2/10/19

    Thank you! And absolutely!!
  12. 1928 Ford Sedan 60's Style Altered UPDATED 2/10/19

    I was able to spend a couple of hours at the bench this afternoon. Today I focused on the engine. The first thing I did was start making something better out of the Hilborn fuel injection from AMT's Double Dragster. I cut out the center fuel distribution block and otherwise cleaned the part up. I then made a new fuel block out of styrene stock and drilled it for future fuel lines. I also drilled the injector bodies for fuel plumbing, installed a breather / oil fill tube at the front and mounted a magneto from AMT's Chevy parts pack engine. Below is my modified piece with a straight from the box chrome intake for comparison. I still need to make intake tubes. Here's the whole engine so far. In addition to the modified injector I mounted a Hilborn cam driven fuel pump, added Moon breathers from the Revell Orange Crate to the Corvette valve covers and shortened the oil filter canister to clear the header. I also drilled all of the spark plug holes and cleaned up all of the mold lines and joints on the headers. Here's the engine set into the car and a few full view mock ups. More to come!
  13. 1928 Ford Sedan 60's Style Altered UPDATED 2/10/19

    Thanks! Technically, it has been reissued multiple times but after the first run the sedan body was replaced by a roadster pickup cab and bed then later an optional Woodie body was included.