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Hey I have had this fun little project in the past few days.

this 1969 showrod kit went together very nice. the plans was missing so I built it from pictures not really a problem with this one.

but I also had my first encounter with Waterslide decals on this kit. but I was really surprised how good that turned out. only struggled with the one inside the sink. but they where also 48 years old but they still went on straight (and no silvering )

i did break the Horn so had to leave it out .

i then wired up the engine and added a distributor ,

it also has custom wheels  ill explain them further down.

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The Rims and Tires. i want to use the originals for another project , so i had to make / get some replacements . the front pizza cutter wheels are from a old Meccano Engineer set.  And the rear Slicks are Actually 6 wheels put together . 2x 1:32 scale Siku diecast Terra style Rear tractor Tires. with the thread grinded off with a dremmel and then sanded with sandpaper . and inside those (for rims) i have 2 metal wheels with rubber tires (from yet another engineers set) in each side . 

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this was my second build and i enjoyed the time with it over a couple of days it turned out pretty good. its a wacky thing for sure ..

 

Edited by The Danish sprue wrangler

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You don't see this kit built to often, you did a nice job on it with out any instructions

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Excellent build John.  I love the wheel and tire combination!  Super Cool Show Car!

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Excellent build John.  I love the wheel and tire combination!  Super Cool Show Car!

thank you Roy . I was very unsure if I broke some unwritten law by taking the original wheels away.  from this classic kit . but end of the day I think it looks good with this combination of wheels. and it makes it uniqe from the others around...

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Cool show rod and creative wheels. 

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Nicely done in general, but your ignition wires are about the size of garden hoses!

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Nicely done in general, but your ignition wires are about the size of garden hoses!

don't larger spark plug wires get more spark to the spark plugs?      ;)

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don't larger spark plug wires get more spark to the spark plugs?      ;)

Have you ever seen a real car where the diameter of the spark plug wires was the same as the exhaust header pipes?

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Have you ever seen a real car where the diameter of the spark plug wires was the same as the exhaust header pipes?

well...that "wink" you may have missed might suggest I was kidding a little bit.

otherwise, I will neither confirm nor deny what I may or may not have seen on real cars.  :P

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John this is awesome! The "garden" hose plug wires, as Harry pointed out, don't really look out of place. I think they kinda go with the bathroom theme. 

Great scratch building and mods. 

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Remember this in the hobby shops back in the 60s-70s. There was something similar that had a hemi powered toilet in it with twin tubs by Bob Reisner?

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