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Taxdude

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  • Location Saline, MI
  • Full Name Fred Farrand

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  1. Taxdude added a post in a topic Model A Coupe (Quick build gone wrong)   

    I had a feeling.  A PE grill is nice but to have round grill bars would be so cool.  Well I'm sure they will get there someday right after we figure out this how to fly issue
  2. Taxdude added a post in a topic Kit Karson's '29 Modified Roadster w/'29 Roadster Tires & '32 Deuce Sedan Wires   

    This word "quick"  I don't understand it.
  3. Taxdude added a post in a topic Model A Coupe (Quick build gone wrong)   

    Thanks and more to come.
    Those are your Divco's, very cool. 
    So let me ask you about 3D printing.  Could it be possible to do a see-thru 32 Ford grill?
  4. Taxdude added a post in a topic Model A Coupe (Quick build gone wrong)   

    Got some work completed on the suspension.  Still need to fab up some shock mounts for the rear-end and shocks too.
    Front end needs shock mounts along with radius arm frame mounts.

  5. Taxdude added a post in a topic Model A Coupe (Quick build gone wrong)   

    Thanks for the lead on the Divco's
  6. Taxdude added a post in a topic Model A Coupe (Quick build gone wrong)   

    Those are  Divco milk truck wheels.  Problem is I have no idea where I got them.  They came with soft vinyl tires.  
    The wood top was a bit difficult finding the right spacing fo the cross slats.
  7. Taxdude added a topic in On The Workbench   

    Model A Coupe (Quick build gone wrong)
    Ahead  of tax season when all building comes to a full halt I thought that I would do a quick build.  Well this went sideways quickly. 
    Decided to use the bare interior panels but unchanneled them.  But regular bench seat but without the pleats.
    Built the wood framing for the roof.  More difficult than I first thought to get all of the curvatures just right.
    Used the 32 frame but with changes.  Model A front crossmember, quick-change rearend with transverse leaf and all assorted suspension parts.  Also scratch built the center x-member.  So yea just kept the side rails.
    Engine will be a Y-Block so that will take some work and custom scratchbuilt headers and exhaust.
    So basically change everything quick build.









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  8. Taxdude added a post in a topic Ferrari F430 Challenge   

    Very cool.  I did a Challenge F430 as well.  But your livery is way cooler  


  9. Taxdude added a post in a topic A pair of Bugatti Type 50B engines   

    Very impressive.
  10. Taxdude added a post in a topic Kurtis midget and tow vehicle--Slight Update   

    Well tax season is in full swing and therefore building time is much more difficult to find time.  But some work has been accomplished.  The chassis is starting to come together.  The paint has been laid down and just color sanded, these were race cars and didn't have the shiniest of paint.  But the hood needs to be repainted.  I have also made most of the items that will be in the back of the Del Rio.  Cardboard box, toolbox and wooden crate with parts in it.  I also found a site where there is a million thing that are 3D printed  https://www.shapeways.com/shops/3d-model-specialties?section=1%2F25+Scale&s=0&page[number]=2&page[limit]=48&page[order]=asc
    Here I found 1/24 scale WWII jerry cans which are incredible.






  11. Taxdude added a topic in Wanted!   

    Del Rio parts
    Hi All,
    I'm looking for a pair of exterior door handles from the new '57 Del Rio wagon.  
    Need them for a 4 door conversion. 
    Thanks, 
    Fred
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  12. Taxdude added a post in a topic Ferrari challenge update   

    Very nice.  I built a similar one a few years ago.  Nice kit goes together without any drama.

  13. Taxdude added a post in a topic Kurtis midget and tow vehicle--Slight Update   

    Got a little more work done.  Little Offy motor is incredible.  Added plug wires, carb linkage, fuel lines and radiator hose clamps .  Wheels and tires are from RMCoM.  Painted to resemble aged magnesium, also added studs to the center hubs.



  14. Taxdude added a post in a topic Kurtis midget and tow vehicle--Slight Update   

    7 shades of Alclad applied to various bits.  I love this stuff.  Now it is set aside to dry and then some assembly can start in the near future.
  15. Taxdude added a post in a topic 1929 Model A Roadster ArtDeco/Coachbuilt/Streamliner -DONE!   

    Very impressive.  I might just have to go back to Legos.