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mustang1989

Revell '41 Willys "Demon II"- Progress-- 25 May

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I haven't been in the "Car" section in a while with a build so I'll break the ice by showing up with this one. I needed something that's going to go a little smooth for me with this Freightliner build looming in the background so I've decided to take on another "Demon II" project. I'll be taking the original gasser idea and slamming it to the ground for more of a Pro Street look. Paint scheme will be the original Street Demons theme with the flames on the sides.

Here we go:

 

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I dig these cars. Looking forward to seeing the progress 👍

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I built the Big John Mazmanian version a few years ago. This is a really nice kit and builds easily, you should enjoy it.  

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I enjoyed the first Demon II. Looking forward to this one.

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I like where this is headed already.

I have a couple very similar build ideas for the 41 Willy's using the new Revell street rod as a starting point.

 

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Thanks fellas.

Just to let everybody know.............I am still working on this one. I've got the chassis mostly finished up except for the brake rotors up front and the exhaust system. I've also gotta tweak the toe in setting on the front end to keep the excessive toe in look from happening on the front wheels when fully assembled.
I narrowed the rear axle to get the wider tires underneath the rear fenders and lowered the front suspension a good 1/8" to make it an even drop all the way around.

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I did acquire the only PE piece made for this kit which will help the front end out ALOT. Sorry Revell..................that's good for OOB but it aint gonna cut it on this build.

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I'm currently working on the engine which will take me a bit because of the detail I want to throw at this beast. I'll be robbing a lot of the parts except for the base engine block and transmission (which I'll leave OOB) from the Revell Hemi Dart kit. I was going to post some engine progress pics as well but the Spaz Stix clear doesn't work well with Model Master acrylic paint. Turned it white in the crevices so I'll be shooting another thin coat of orange on the block and re-coating the clear with Tamiya clear like I usually do the next time around. Today's learning curve complete.   Wink

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 I've been working on this one on and off this week. Engine build is under way. I've decided to NOT go the blower route and go with a dual quad super stock motor. I'll be using the heads, rocker covers, intake and timing cover out of the 68 Hemi Dart kit (which I'll have to replace because I do want to build a Hemi Dart) and retaining the block and transmission from the Willys Street rod kit so as to keep the mods to fit the engine into the frame to a minimum. I had to modify the timing cover and intake slightly to get them to fit together on this engine block. I've been doing a lot of studying on this particular powerplant because I want to replicate the fuel delivery system and throttle linkage.

Here's the base build up as of earlier in the week:

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and here we are with it as of now (Part number is wrong on the filter-might should've left that part off).

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another thing that has caught my interest are the two piece aluminum wheels that are available these days. I actually acquired these wheels some time back but the rear wheels were so wide that I didn't have a tire wide enough to mount them in. So I took both of the wheel sleeves into a machine shop and had them cut the sleeve to the depth I wanted and "Walla!" , I've got myself a set of usable Pro Street wheels now. I'll have the wheel studs and lug nuts coming by next Thursday. :wink:

Here's where we're gonna go with the tire and wheel set up:

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.........mad genius comes to mind for some reason, lol..............., looking good man!

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9 hours ago, tbill said:

.........mad genius comes to mind for some reason, lol..............., looking good man!

Thanks Tom. I think it's gonna take "mad genius" to get that Freightliner done. lol

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Joe, any chance that you will come to Houston in July for the HAMS show?

 

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Thanks Jeremy!

I'm certainly going to try Erroll.

I'm waiting on throttle linkage, spark plug wires and the like to arrive in the mail for any more progress on the engine.

Until then I'm marchin' on with the wheel construction. Since I've gotten the modifications to the rear wheel sleeves from my local machine shop , I've been waiting on the studs and nuts needed for the rear wheels.

I took the base wheel face and drilled all the lug nut holes out a little so the studs would fit.

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Here's the lug nuts that I acquired from RB Motion: (if none of you have checked THAT site out then you need to. AMAZING stuff on there)

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Lug nuts installed:

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And here we are with the wheel face adhered onto the wheel sleeve and a light wash applied to the lug nuts to bring out the detail. Before installing the wheel face I hit the wheel sleeve with some steel wool and then followed that up with some Mothers Aluminum Polish to bring a nice shine to the sleeves. Each of the rear wheels were 8 pieces in total. Fronts were 4 pieces each.

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