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Chuck Most

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About Chuck Most

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  • Birthday 04/08/1982

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  • Website URL http://chuckmost.wix.com/madhouse-miniatures
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  • Scale I Build 1:25

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  • Location Central Michigan Wilderness
  • Full Name It's up there, over my avatar.

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  1. Chuck Most added a post in a topic 1969 Ford F350 Wrecker   

    Consider it done.
  2. Chuck Most added a topic in Under Glass   

    VW Beetle Roadster Rat Rod
    I don't remember all that went into this, so let's just call it a hodge-podge of cast off parts on a scratchbuilt frame, a front-mounted VW engine, a cut down Ferguson grille, and some Cranky decals. It's similar to one I built 8 or 9 years back- I'd originally planned to stick the supercharged engine into that, but decided to build a new model around the new engine instead. 

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  3. Chuck Most added a post in a topic 1979 Artz VW Golf Bodied Porsche 928.   

    You're a mad man. A MAD MAN, I SAY!!!! 
  4. Chuck Most added a post in a topic What did you see on the road today?   

    Well, I saw it *from* the road...
  5. Chuck Most added a post in a topic AMT '62 Mercury mild custom rebuild   

    Love this one.
  6. Chuck Most added a post in a topic 1961 Lincoln restoration   

    Love this. Suicide-door Connies were the height of "modern" American luxury. 
  7. Chuck Most added a post in a topic AMT 1967 Ford Thunderbird resto   

    Love it, love it, love it! Was NOT expecting to see that engine in it!
    I have a '67 T-Bird to restore one of these days, but mine isn't a kit- it's the promo with the built-in Philco AM radio.  
  8. Chuck Most added a post in a topic Beetle Pickup   

     Thanks guys!
    That's aluminum mesh screen from Chesapeake Model Designs.
  9. Chuck Most added a post in a topic 1966 Honda S800   

    Thanks guys! Just finished another one with a V8 swap and another done as a drag car... and I'm thinking of doing one more as a mild period custom, though a buddy is trying to convince me to start with the S600 version just to mix it up a little.
  10. Chuck Most added a post in a topic 1970 Honda S800 "Shelby Homage"   

    Thanks guys! 
    The stock version of this kit has the correct (and fascinatingly weird) chain drive that the street version would have had, this one started as the racing version, which has a slick little solid axle/trailing arm/coilover setup, which I retained for this model. Not sure how that little axle would hold up behind a 5.0, but I'll just pretend it's a narrowed 8.8" under there.  
    I had to cut out a crossmember and move the firewall back to fit the V8. I also did a little filing to the inner fenders but in hindsight I'm not convinced that was necessary. Yeah, the wheels wouldn't turn like that 1:1 unless you had air springs, but I figured "It's a model and it's not like it'll ever have to make a turn."  As far as the intake clearing the hood... well, looks can be deceiving. Before I cut the hole the hood would float above the opening at the cowl by about twice the thickness of the hood itself.
    Right on both counts. The headers come out right about where the occupant's heels would have rested on the floor. The beginning of the side pipes line up with the ends of the headers. Hood clearance is one reason why the air filter is angled to the rear- and also because the factory Honda hood has some ventilation slots there anyway. 
    Solid rod bent to a 90 degree angle. Once everything was glued, the ends were drilled out. 
  11. Chuck Most added a topic in Drag Racing Models   

    Hemi Honda Drag Roadster
    This started out with a Tamiya Honda S800, an AMT Parts Pack 392 Hemi, and several other doodads from other kits, along with a few trinkets from the parts box. I have no idea what class such an animal would race in, or if it would even pass NHRA muster, but it looks decent enough on the shelf and that's all I'm worried about.  

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  12. Chuck Most added a topic in Under Glass   

    1970 Honda S800 "Shelby Homage"
    I figured if the Shelby Formula of a Ford V8 in a small British sports car worked pretty well, it might work equally well in a small Japanese car. I'd originally planned to do it as a period-correct "what-if", but eventually decided on an up-to-date style in a similar spirit. To that end, I started with the Tamiya Honda S800 Racing version, installed an engine from the Revell '90 Mustang drag car, wheels from the Revell '50 Ford F-1 with Toyo tires from one of the tuner kits, and converted the dash to LHD. I also added a mesh grille and added a hood scoop to clear the Edelbrock plenum. The car is painted Testors Bronze because I wanted it to look nice but not overly flashy. The side pipes were made from plastic rod in two diameters. 

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  13. Chuck Most added a post in a topic bolt pattern question   

    Do you know for a fact that it was from a truck? Might be from an industrial application. That's an oddball pattern for an 8-bolt truck axle for sure.
  14. Chuck Most added a topic in Under Glass: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light Commercial   

    Beetle Pickup
    This is the AMT Beetle Bus, converted into a pickup and repowered with a turbo Corvair flat six.The bed is littered with VW cast-offs and eventually it will be pulling a trailer with a rundown-looking buggy project.

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  15. Chuck Most added a post in a topic Der beetle bus build off   

    The truck itself is done- eventually it will be pulling a trailer loaded with an abandoned dune-buggy project.