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1930's Delahaye 105 and 135 duo


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This is being built from the heller kit. It's currently stalled but still near the top of the pile. I got as far as giving it a bit of a chop, and laid the grille back a little. At the rear I considered replacing the trunk area with the one from a 40 ford, but on a whim I tried the spare wheel carrier from a 42 ford woody and it looked like a good fit, custom but not overly so so it retains some of it's original character while looking a bit more sleek. For wheels I will be using the lindberg chrysler concept rims with some aoshima tyres narrowed to fit. The engine is going to be a nissan skyline straight 6 with the turbo and 4x4 stuff removed and possibly some modified carbs. I made up a sorta fantasy independent rear from some parts box bits and then hit a block on the front end. I want to have an inboard suspension but there are so many different set ups for them I got myself stuck on which to use, lol. The first pic is the stock mock up with the wheels I will be using, though they now have much lower profile tyres.

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Aoshima also did some much more detailed modern Nissan engines. Sold out most places, but I sure would like to find that RB26DETT. Would look great in that. And if you lose interest, I know someone that has a lot of interest in it already!

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Aoshima also did some much more detailed modern Nissan engines. Sold out most places, but I sure would like to find that RB26DETT. Would look great in that. And if you lose interest, I know someone that has a lot of interest in it already!

I have the fujimi retro set, but I didn't realise there was an aoshima set too. The engine I'm using is from the tamiya r32 nismo which is pretty easy to find

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Pulled this back onto the bench, and expanded the build a little by adding a matching hauler to it. I started the hauler with the heller fire truck kit, but have used a 50 ford cab instead of the open one on the original. For the engine I plan to use a datsun 240z engine to sorta keep it inline with the car. The rear suspension is from a revell 32 and the front will be a mash up between the kit axle and some more 32 parts. The wheels are from a maisto diecast. The decking is coffee stirrers.

 

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