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   Hello all,

  This is my very first build thread, and my first resin

kit ever built!

   The body is a Jimmy Flintstone body my wife got

me for Christmas last year, and when the '29 Ford

roadster kit came out, I knew I had a frame to use.

   I have started some of the cleaning up the body

work. I knew that would take me a bit, and it did.

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   I did a few more things with this project.

And I'm going to post some pics later today.

  My hopes are that you good people can

give me some input on a few choices also.

   It's a bit of that "I just can't decide" kinda

thing going on!

 

   I opened up the trunk for viewing the few

goodies that come with the '29 kit, but then

wanted to add all new goodies instead.

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Good luck on your build! I have  not tried to open doors on rein bodies yet (they,have been oval track bodies,,I've used.) Is the same method used, the back of a knife ? we'll be watching (no Pressure!)

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   Thank you Dave, all the kind comments are

helpful indeed! I was afraid when I started it,

and then I realized why. I had the body crack

right below the trunk opening!

  It was pretty easily mended with some CA

type glue.

  By the way, I love dirt track cars of all types!

Do you have any builds posted here?

 

     David S.

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    Today I'm hoping for a bit of input on some

choices for interior stuff.

   I have door panels, the seat, dash and a few

other things thought out, but I can't decide on

the steering wheel choice for this car!

   Here is a couple pics on what I got so far.

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   I'm going with that wheel in middle for sure, or

as long as it fits!

   Thanks for the advice on that issue Craig.

I spent a bit of time on adding a little length to

the deck lid. It needs yet material added in the

width also.

   But then I'm back to the rest of the build, I hope!?!

  

    Thank you all for any comments and help!

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    I also want to mention how pleased I am with the

way the '29 roadster frame fits in the '30 coupe body.

  There was quite a bit of hogging out of the body

needed to make it work.   But I wanted that kinda

thing for the skills I need for future resin builds!

  Anyway, I think it fits in there pretty darn good!!

 

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   Well good people, . . . I think my mind is made up

regarding the stance and frame length.

   But like many of you would agree, picking out the

wheel and tire choice can be a trial in itself!

   I want the car to sit pretty much like the 2 pics I

am posting below. 

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   But then the wheel and tire choice is likely going

to be one of those things that will keep changing

maybe right to the end.<_<

   Here are a few of my choices for now.  I would very

much like some input on this matter also!

    Thanks, >David

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   Hey John,

  Thanks for the input, I'm leaning that way too!

The way I look at it, a blown flathead will need

at least a 9 inch wide tire!

  But the American Racing wheels are kinda

worn out. I want to maybe use some cast

aluminum wheels of some type.

 

    David S.

 

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Lookin' good!

For optimal proportions, try moving the front wheels back by about 1cm or a half inch. It's looking very long in front right now.

All of those wheel-tire choices look good; I'm fond of the first one. The chrome-reverse/painted wheel in the second photo is very cool, but with the double white/red stripe slicks it's a little busy looking.

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nice !! and i love the red wheels / steelies ! .. and yes bit long now .. i would mock up the engine radiator and grilleshell and then place the axle so it fits

 

ps with this body .. try a mock up with the frame low to the ground .. real low i'll bet that would look killer ... z frame ..  hmmmmm

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    I also want to mention how pleased I am with the

way the '29 roadster frame fits in the '30 coupe body.

  There was quite a bit of hogging out of the body

needed to make it work.   But I wanted that kinda

thing for the skills I need for future resin builds!

  Anyway, I think it fits in there pretty darn good!!

 

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I hope the trans mount isn't glued in.  That's the location for the radius arm mounting points.  

Looking good so far.  I like the body!  Have you considered the louvered trunk panel from the '32 5w?  Or are you going for the smooth look?

I'd go w/ the center steering wheel also if you're installing the shifter w/ the skull.   

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nice !! and i love the red wheels / steelies ! .. and yes bit long now .. i would mock up the engine radiator and grilleshell and then place the axle so it fits

 

ps with this body .. try a mock up with the frame low to the ground .. real low i'll bet that would look killer ... z frame ..  hmmmmm

      Thanks for the help Richard, I do enjoy the feedback

because this is a rather new undertaking for me.

    To get it a lot lower I will lose the trunk view I was after

when cutting it open!

   But, the mock up idea is very helpful! I was just fiddling

with it a moment ago, and I realized that I will have to do

many such mock ups to make this one work out.

  I also think that I might just have to buy a couple more

of those bodies to do in different ways.

  Very low with a Z'd frame and no open trunk will be my

first one!

    David S.

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