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Everything posted by GrandpaMcGurk

  1. I've got a buggy here.....I'll mock a set up in clay, you can tweak and cast 'em. I'll bring them to our next meeting along with the 1/12th FLH 1200 engine parts I mentioned.
  2. JIm, why don't you shape the side pods from a block of wood or Super Sculpy and cast 'em in resin. I'm sure that there are others who would like to have a set.
  3. Bummer.........I was going to give you a complete "Do It Yourself" rust kit for Christmas.
  4. Rick is pursuing other interests.........parts of the chassis he started will end up under a '65 Vette I'm tinkering with.
  5. Great looking engines guys........ This "in progress" is a 1/25th fantasy Olds............
  6. How 'bout an in progress blown Ferrari sporting a couple of 4 barrel carbs with power steering & air conditioning just for giggles. N20 too! Practical? Probably not, but it works for me.
  7. For thin applications.....pinholes, small scratches,skim coats, minor defects etc. I use 2 part automotive spot filler (glazing compound). It sets up quickly, feathers well and is easy to sand. The 2-part doesn't seem to have the same shrinkage issues that some of the one part fillers have.
  8. Looks like you got to use some of those "hex" beads........... .
  9. Now there's something you don't see every day........ .
  10. If it don't go chrome it....right? That may be fine for a trailer queen or full blown show car but many of the models we build these days are supposed to represent street cars. When I see a model with a flat-head engine sporting chromed heads etc. it kinda bugs me. Flathead engines were prone to overheating to begin with.....chroming the heads would only further reduce their ability to dissipate heat. Another area to avoid chrome would be things like high stress suspension parts. The other thing that I notice a lot of is that many modelers will take the time to wire & plumb a model...that's cool but even if a builder has limited mechanical experience.......a simple peek under the hood of any (1:1) daily will reveal a wealth of information. Obviously, spark plug wires ARE NOT as thick as heater hoses. I think where most guys go wrong is that they start with plug wires that are too thick to start with.
  11. As the title of this threads says....."Pro-Street/Hot Rod" got me to thinking, as long as I have all that going on.......what the heck, just as well toss a little artsy fasty in the mix and make it a Custom Pro Street Hot Rod right?
  12. These next few photos are just a mock-up to set my ride height etc. I'll also swap the (steerable) spindles from side to side so that the control arms face foward allowing me to mount a rack and pinion unit in front of the oil pan eliminating the stock steering box and tie rod.
  13. Started fabbing up some front coil overs to replace the kit torsion bars.....
  14. The rear is triangulated and it actually works............. added a pan hard bar.
  15. The the kit stuff was kinda crappy or just not bothered with so I scratch built a master cylinder for the brakes & one for the juice clutch, bent up some hard lines.....ain't they pretty? As long as I'm at it, I probably should run some wires and find a place for fuses, heat sinks, 'puter and all that other sparky stuff.....
  16. Started on the roll and elephant cages........
  17. Thanks Eric..... Detailing is what keeps this hobby challenging for me......from my point of view each part is a model in itself and the devil is in the detail. I'm well aware that most folks will not even notice some the fussin' I've done with this thing but I'm not building it for them, right? If it fancies my tickle and feels good........I'm steppin' large and livin' easy. In an effort to prevent burn out and make my models unique to me, I like to add that little extra giggle factor......I bought a new Hemi Road Runner back in '69 (a real one) and actually painted one of these on the pumpkin......it was the view most of the folks saw when they figured they could smoke my bird.
  18. Thanks Dave. Here's an eye candy update on the Dodge boys........ I was going to (originally) use a '69 Charger but decided to go with a '73 Charger body 'cause I have other plans for the '69. Anyhow, on with the dog and pony show. A little shredded rubber residue in the wheel wells..... some paint and wiring..... opened up the trunk...
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