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29 Roadster FINISHED

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I started this 29 roadster. It will be a traditional style hotrod.  

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Looks good !

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Very nice start..

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hmm nice start .. i dig it !!!

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Nice start. Beautiful work on seat and new engine mount.

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thats a great start

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Got some good modifications going here. Drilled front axle is a nice touch, adds realism.

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LOOKS REAL NICE JUSTIN

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Love the way this one is going so far! keep up the good work!

What is the engine from?

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Nice Job! I really like the seat idea.

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Thanks guys, the engine is from the revell 48 woody. 

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Off to a great start!

The seat and engine x-member look killer. 

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Looking good. I'm really digging the seat.

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Haven't had a lot of time to work on the car but I made some progress on the seat and frame. Got the first seat cushion done, the other will feature a similar pattern. Started on my transmission cross member as well.  I am going to build an x brace off it like you would see on a lot of your traditional hot rods. 

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Lotsa nice work in this build!

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nice !

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Oh ya this is nice, I will be checking in every now and then

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I've had a year and a half hiatus from modeling building but now I am back on the bench! Going to have a lot of updates on this roadster in the coming weeks. First off I painted this car the last time I worked on it and it looked terrible, can't seem to find a picture of it either. This will nearly be a fresh start on this car. Over the last year I have gained a lot of interest in traditional hot rods and customs. So upon returning to this build I noticed some issues with the revell kit. I am going to rework the rear frame rails and quarter panels. For this build I am considering a dry lakes style racer like pictured below. 

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I started tonight by cutting out the rest of the quarter away from the interior panels. I'm going to attach them to the body, they are also recessed a little far in so I'm going to bring them out closer to the edge of the body. 

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Next I figured I would attempt to install a proper looking x member. This one was a junk frame I had laying around, I believe it was from a late 40s ford. I cut it out which as you can see its going to take a little modifying to get it right. 20401011_1499827916723198_539686926_n.th20290042_1499827900056533_276783804_n.th

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The original mock-up looked really good. You got the stance adjusted just right with the shaved spring and flat front cross member. Nice work installing the '48 center X. I put Revell '40 and '48 X's in my model frames all the time because they give the whole chassis a more vintage appearance and they just look bitchin'!

This is right up my alley. Will be following along!

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Thanks Dennis, I believe I follow you on instagram. I always love seeing your builds. For this build I'm just building a bare bones hotrod. I need to pick up some speed parts for my flat head. Tonight I started on the interior. I cut the stock panels out and scratch built my own. 

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A few more updates from tonight. I finished the door panels and I'm still trying to determine how to do the wheel tubs and rear frame rails.20245741_1500918589947464_3425390853124620258287_1500918586614131_3467209548910920264977_1500918579947465_2806329533976520257934_1500918573280799_71256915391048

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I agree with Dennis, your initial stance is not to be tampered with. Here's hoping it survives the build process - I know in some cases these things have a tendency to drift. I'm especially interested in how the rear end sits since it looks like you haven't done anything to the back of the chassis. Is that just a mockup or is that how the kit Deuce rails and rear suspension actually sit? I'm asking because I have one of these waiting to be built and I want to achieve the "low highboy" stance you nailed in those first pictures. I know when I recently did the channeled version I had to be absolutely merciless not only in getting the nose down, but the rear end as well. The standard OOB Revell stance is always soooooooo high!

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Bernard the rear is stock, thats using all the original mounts with the coil spring setup. I'm going to be changing mine to a quick change rear with a spring over axle setup for a more traditional look but I'll be keeping that stance. For the front I shaved the spring and installed a new crossmember which is a piece of c channel. I had to notch the rail just enough to allow the spring to clear. 

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Here are a couple more shots of the Rolling Bones '29 Roadster... -KK

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