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  1. Digging through my stash I ran across another stalled project! This one is a 1990's Dodge Ram VTS Power Wagon. I started with a Resin Body I picked up for dirt cheap on Ebay back in 2005. I got the AMT/ERTL Dodge Ram 1500 "Promo" to build it and didn't like it at all! So I switched directions. I got two Dodge Ram VTS kits for a steal of a deal on Ebay. Then acquired another one at a ridiculously low price at a Flea Market. So I started the conversion, then I had to move. So it got boxed up and sat till 2008 when I started on it again. Again another move and it stalled again. Maybe someday. The Donor!
  2. Love these li'l Micro Buses! What kit are they from? You sure did a great save on them!
  3. That's a cool truck James! Me and some friends have built a couple of the 80's/90's Lowrider Trucks ourselves. Ok. I dug up a couple more. Both Stalled in 2007. This one is my 1989 Chevy G20 Cargo Van that was suppose to be a replica of my 1:1 Van but then lost steam and motivation. And then we have another "Failed" 1:1 Representation of a friend of mine's 1978/79 Z/28 Pro Street Car. He totaled the car and it was boxed up.
  4. Ok. I got one I can throw into the mix. It's 11 yrs stalled. It's a 1990 Chevy Silverado Sport Side that I started in 2002 with what I could find in the parts box. I had jus' gotten back into the hobby again for the 3rd time. I got it painted, rallye striped, cleared, the interior done, and then when it came to the engine and wheels. I hit a brick wall at 90 miles an hour! So it went away, come back, went away, and come back several more times. I'm soon to pull it back out of the box again and see about finishing it since my skills have gotten better and there is a wider variety of wheels, tires, and engines out there now. I'm still undecided on the paint, but the body work is a mixture of bondo, card stock, and model glue for the rear roll pan and a few other areas. So who knows.
  5. The first one was me with the car about a year before it stolen and wrecked. This was after the wreck and when I gave up and moved along to another project. Enjoy!
  6. Part 2 2003 Ford Focus SVT 1998 Acura Integra Type R Enjoy!
  7. Ok I can throw a couple into the ring here. 1988 Honda CR-X SiR Replica of my 1:1 1996 Honda Civic DX Hatchback aka Blue Devil 1997 Honda Civic EX Coupe aka Cintegra 2001 Toyota Altezza Kansai Edition Continued:
  8. Wow! Can't wait to see that come into view. The hood looks great! I love old car and especially love MG's and Minis. I had a 1978 MGB Roadster that was Union Jack Blue. I miss that li'l car. It's Replacement a 1974 MGB GT jus' wasn't as much fun. LoL
  9. The rims are actually Hot, Cold, and Water Flow Shower Caps that goes in the middle of Shower knobs. I found them in a Hardware store on clearance and snatched them up. Going to be "Spun Aluminum" looking when done. I'm one to find something odd and have to use it in a build. LoL Thanx for the compliments guys. Its very much appreciated.
  10. Ok, I had a small hiccup when it came to the firewall and engine! In an act of excitement I forgot one li'l factor, The alternator! So I had to rip apart the old firewall and rebuild a new one. I have to say the new one provides tons more room but I had to mod the console again (see previous post to see the difference) but I like it. This is a comparison shot of the Unmodified Focus Tub (Left) and OuttaFocus' Modified Tub (Right). Enjoy!
  11. The Bentley is comin' along beautifully. Keep up the great work. I had the chance to see a 1:1 Bentley of this era up close one. Gorgeous cars and very majestic in their own right. You are doing it such justice. Keep the updates comin'!
  12. This car is absolutely stunning! Great job and I've followed this build all throughout the process. Yes there was drama but it was a learning curve. What's next on your modeling table?
  13. As far as induction. It's going to be a Reverse Intake Twin Turbo Set up! Not much room up front near the glass divider for the upper intake to fit the right way around. I've done a similar style set up on a 1:1 1989 Acura Integra w/ a Twin Turbo 400 stuffed in the rear. So it's been tested and worked! LoL Ok. It's not much of an update but it's something. I got the firewall made and this will explain why I'm going to "Reverse" the upper intake for this set up. I also go the divider glass made out of a F-Series Ford Rear Window with the "Slider" option. This was daunting cause if I would have screwed up. I would have looked for something else. Its still rough and needs a few things added but it's getting there. Firewall and Glass Divider: Enjoy and Thanx everyone for the comments!
  14. Stunning color! It's going to be a knock out for sure. Keep up the great work.
  15. Continued: More mug shots of the hood. This time the underside. Then I moved my attention to the front ex-engine compartment. I fabbed up a floor for the gas tank to sit on and next I'll be working on getting to fixing that nub of a brake master cylinder. And when the day was done. I did some mock up shots of everything and called it a night. Enjoy!
  16. Thanx for the compliments everyone! This build has been fun so far! The first post was done roughly 4 or 5 days ago. So let me share what I've gotten done yesterday. This build only gets better every time I make something. So let's get going. First I made an adapter plate to mount the Porsche 914 Transmission to the 502 Block. I added a few bolt heads to give it some detail. Next I noticed something was missing from the Porsche's transmission. Then it hit me. Transmission mounts. So I fabbed up a decent resemblance of it to go between the main body and the rear cap. Then I mocked everything up once I got the engine, trans, etc glued together. I made mounts so that the engine will have something to hold it in place. You can see in this pic I fixed the frame rails in the rear. Now I have something to mount the suspension to. Hehe Then I moved along to the hood. I needed more cooling capacity for the radiator. So I cut a hole in the hood, made a new louver set and I'm happy with that progress. Continued: ............
  17. Stunning work as usual John! This is going to rank up there with your other amazing builds you have built. Can't wait to see more progress on this build. The attention to the detail is amazing! Keep at it.
  18. Ok, I've been following this insane but awesome build and I have to say I'm very impressed and amazed at the skills its taking to build this car. Great job and I give you two Thumbs up on this spectacular build!
  19. Kenn you are sure turnin' out MG's by the handful. Great work! Your work is exceptional and inspiring for sure. Keep them updates comin'!
  20. Ok, for the Tuner guys and Ford Purists at heart. You have been warned that this car isn't for the faint of heart! LoL This car is being build as part of a CBP at another forum. I started with a 2003 Ford Focus SVT and I've gone completely nutz on it. It will have a RG Alley Rat 502 engine Mid Ship and mated to a Porsche 914 Transmission. I've completely hacked the rear of the interior deck out of this car and scratched up my own frame rails. It's going to get interesting so buckle up and hold on! What I'm starting with: What I've done: I might change the rails as they seem a tad bit tall and might interfere with a few things that are going into this build. Enjoy!
  21. One way I overcame the hinge issue with the VW is that I did it somewhat more like the 1:1 where it folds sorta into the engine compartment. Basically a reversal of how you have it now. Pointed ends attach to the body and the "roller" section attach to the decklid. Wish I had a pic as the Bug is now in Florida with it's new owners (Driver and 1:1 It's modeled after). You are doing a great job and keep them updates comin'!
  22. I have several Silvo's in progress. LoL First up: 1999 Silverado Lo-Go - First Issue w/ Scratchbuilt Control Arms, Flipped Axel w/ blocks. Stuck on wheel choice. 2000 Silverado K1500 Crew Cab 4x4: Two Silvo's and a Caddy Died in the process of making this conversion. Still in Progress. 1990 Silverado C1500 Flareside. 1st Reissue, modded the rear bed to make it more like a Step Side. Might strip and repaint. And there ya have it! One day they'll get finished. LoL
  23. Well, I am gonna have to redo this car as it's not aged well. Had to dig it up when I saw this thread. 1989 Chevy Beretta It was built as a replica (not exact copy due to the rims available) of my car I drove in High School. Not bad. Has a li'l 2.8L V6 and Automatic Trans. Grill is that of a Corsica LTZ/Beretta Z/26. Color is GM Habana Blue.
  24. Ok. I guess I'm gonna have to come in and clear this up. I have a 1:1 1965 Chevelle Malibu 2dr Non SS 396 Hardtop Coupe. My car is body colored around the taillights and between the trunk moldings. Mine specified on the build sheet "Body Color" in a note from the dealer on how the car was ordered. http://www.chevelles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=317382 I've seen these cars with the "Argent Silver," Silver, Satin or Gloss Black, and Body Color between the trunk molding. It all depended on dealers and customers when new, and restorers/customizers now that these cars are 48 years old. The only 1965 Chevelle to have a totally different Trunk Molding Set was the Z16 Models. As you can see in the link above both the SS and Non SS version look virtually identical except for the badging being on the passenger side noting it as a SS car. Now back to the build. I really appreciate your work and effort in documenting this build as well as you are! This gives me hope to be able to replicate my 1:1 car. Keep up the outstanding work you are doing. I can't wait to see more. Rock on man!
  25. That is turning out perfect. Great job! Keep at it. You are doing it justice.
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