Lowlife ! !

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  • Location Surrey, England.
  • Full Name Martin

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  1. Lowlife ! ! added a post in a topic 37 Ford Street Rod...WIP !   

    Once I got the front end glued up, i found the wheels just caught the arches, so ended up pulling it apart again !  I saved the A arms but had to cut the spindles up then re-drill the arms. Now gone back to standard A-arms and added lowered springs, yes its on full drop so the springs are flat ! Now sits perfect, and I'm moving on to the engine for a bit, add last few suspension bits later !


     
  2. Lowlife ! ! added a post in a topic FormulaA Revell 29 Roadster   

    Wow I'm so impressed with the parts you make, the chassis is so realistic !  Its great too that you have the imagination to produce these builds, love following this Eric keep it going mate......
  3. Lowlife ! ! added a post in a topic 64' IMPALA   

    You nailed that 64 !!  Love the paint, any details how you did it ??   Interior is really nice, like how you done the seats...Great job DeeCee  
  4. Lowlife ! ! added a post in a topic Ford Escort Mk1 (x2)   

    Looking good Andy, been looking for a Mk1 myself but I'm not paying £50 !!  Love that wheel n tyre combo, looks like my dream Mk1 coming together, just needs a cage and mexico stripes ! !
  5. Lowlife ! ! added a post in a topic 2057 AstraHAWK - Jupiter export version   

    Super Kool..... Love seeing something with a LOT of imagination gone into it, like this......
    Any more details?  Build pictures ?? 
  6. Lowlife ! ! added a post in a topic 37 Ford Street Rod...WIP !   

    Getting back on this, but its taken ages getting the front down in the weeds......
    New spindles, A-arm bushes, shocks etc and I'm almost there. Front cross member is a cocktail stick off the floor now !
    Pics don't show the shocks but I get some more up when the steering is done.....Thanks for looking in....
      


  7. Lowlife ! ! added a post in a topic Henry J Twin Turbo - Didn't see that coming..........   

    Tim, I'm used to my jaw hitting the floor when I read your updates, but this,  I'm shocked...
    So sorry mate,  I'm gutted I can't imagine how u felt !   Think we all looking forward to what's next, you have quite a fan club here....   
  8. Lowlife ! ! added a post in a topic 37 Ford Street Rod...WIP !   

    Rear shocks were a pain to make, I decided to make hydraulics instead as this will be quite low. New scratch built rams are adjustable and just need hydraulic lines added. That's the rear end done for now, quick mock up of the front end too (sorry, bit blurry! ) , more rams to make now !   For comparison heres the standard one with my new ones........


      
  9. Lowlife ! ! added a post in a topic a '40 Ford with Kenny - update 4/17   

    That's a nice way to build it, look forward to seeing how you progress. And sorry for the loss of your friend, your 40 will be a nice reminder of him....
  10. Lowlife ! ! added a post in a topic 37 Ford Street Rod...WIP !   

    Thanks JD, and Mike, thanks but Im changing the paint. Yes it was going to be clear coated but after destroying the front chassis it got put back in the box. I'm using the convertible body and the fenders will be smoothed on top and underneath then primed. Got an idea for colour just not sure about adding any graphics yet....
  11. Lowlife ! ! added a post in a topic 37 Ford Street Rod...WIP !   

    Thanks Mitch, and good luck with the paintjob !
    Bit of a break as I lost a brake disc, but it turned up in the hoover so I can carry on....
    Chassis and suspension parts are sprayed black and the rear end is coming together now. Instead of building the IRS as one unit I'm adding each piece to the chassis so it acts like a jig to keep it all straight. Got the discs in place and rear wheels on too. Need to add shocks yet and run the brake lines along the chassis rails, more soon and thanks for looking in.....



  12. Lowlife ! ! added a post in a topic Turbo 4cyl Cuda - DONE!! 3/21   

    Bet your well pleased with this win, its one thing to build a clean car but what makes it stand out is the sheer creativity of the thing !  It all comes together so well, and looks so accurate, great job mate I'm looking forward to see what's next......
    PS.... I really like your dads cuda, can u post it in under glass ?
  13. Lowlife ! ! added a post in a topic 37 Ford Street Rod...WIP !   

    Each part was cleaned up and I'm replacing the drive shafts with chrome items from the spares box. The rest of it will be made with brass. Heres how it looks so far, more soon.........

  14. Lowlife ! ! added a post in a topic 37 Ford Street Rod...WIP !   

    Now I got the basics sorted with the bodywork, time to start the suspension. Rear is first, so I assembled the unit, photographed it and measured it, then cut it up !
      

  15. Lowlife ! ! added a post in a topic Turbo 4cyl Cuda - DONE!! 3/21   

    Wow I cant believe those seats, they sure look comfy !  Great interior work, this is one of those cars I wish I was building.....