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  1. Built for this years Scale Cannonball Run (right here in the community builds). The theme was In-Line Engines. Bugatti Royale Phaeton. 12.7 litre Straight Eight with Javelin Engineering DOHC cylinder head and 14:71 Supercharger mounted on sheet metal manifold. Double A-arm independent suspension front and rear with four wheel drive. Trunk mounted long range fuel tank. Tools, spare wheels, doughnuts and an espresso machine carried in the rear under the tonneau. Navigation, communications and are updates by the navigators mobile phone (now THATs a major difference to when we started this. In year two I scratch built a full on computer set up for my co-driver - now you can do it all on a smart phone). Truck wheels and tyres are utilised due to the vehicles weight. Italeri 1/24 Bugatti Royale Coupe Napoleon. Scratch built cylinder head, inlet manifold and exhausts. Scratchbuilt gearbox. AMT monster truck transfer case. Scratchbuilt suspension using resin Ford 9" differentials. Monogram High Roller Chevelle wheels and tyres. Resin brake rotors and calipers. Kit body cut down into a phaeton. Tonneau from tissue and PVA Seats from my parts boxes. Eduard PE seatbelts.
  2. This is my build for this years cannonball run. The theme of course is inline engines. I had a few options to choose from. Model A Flathead four, 50 Chevy 5 window Straight 6, and 2 Chrysler 225 Slant 6. One of the Slants won out of course and i decided it had to be turbo. I originally wanted to do a lackluster 70s Mopar- think Volare or lame Duster- in a style inspired much by the Rotsun from Roadkill. But I didn't have either of the 2 cars, and really didn't need to buy another kit, so I decided to dig in the parts box. My neighbor gave me a 34 Ford body with a bunch of other parts, so i felt compelled to use it. I had other parts leftover from my early days of building (extreme gluebombing. Lol) when I'd had a 34 that i butchered into a rat rod and put on a 50 F1 frame. So i dug those out, along with stealing a turbo off of an old testors Porsche that i glue bombed at around the same time. And thus, Slant Sickness was born. No complete kits have been butchered for this build at all. I have robbed some kits of being built with box stock custom options however, but i didn't plan to use these parts on those cars anyway. I'll shut up and post up some pics. Any comments, suggestions, or ideas are welcomed!
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