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yellowsportwagon

Here we go JDs 67

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First off many many thanks to JustJake for the body!! I will be doing some corrections along with some mods to this body. It will hopefully go on an AMT 66 442 chassis. A 69 Riv gave up its engine for this build.

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Man, This is going to be Awesome. Looking forward to following the WIP.

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Reshaped the rear end some today. The two body lines on the top of the trunk lid don’t belong. And it needs one  on the back of trunk.

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That's a good looking body.  Watching with interest.

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Progress pictures. Had to shorten the frame and floor at the rear. Narrow the frame rails by the tires. Hog out the wheelhouses too. Added a 9”Ford rear. Made a frt and rear firewalll. The 442 firewall was too tall and had too much stuff molded in.

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Drilled the spring pockets through the frame and floor. This will lower the rear even without cutting springs. Added these spacers. They have a smaller I’d than the holes I drilled so they limit the springs from falling through. They also look like spring pockets for screwjacks.

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Cut the control arm and spring perches from the old axle and put them on the new one.Quick mock-up for stance.CAA45ED7-85D4-4AFB-99A1-D1A8520CFD0A.thumb.jpeg.1a68fb884b573e4f9b501e5cfbc95a64.jpeg

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Capped off the top of the frame rails. Engine test fit. Had to move the oil pan sump to the rear. Rivs had an odd center sump.

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This is already looking awesome. I have a feeling the finished build will look better then the real car. Thanks for keeping the pictures coming.

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Thanks Mark

As long as I stay focused it will be cool.

 

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Off to a great start Tim.

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Got this thing de trimmed. Opened the rear wells a bit and flared them out slightly. Also pulled the bottom rear of the rockers out in frt of the rear tires.

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Great idea on the fenders and quarters to help it look even more authentic. 

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Added vinyl top moldings. Car had a painted hardtop which used the moldings.

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Also built up the hood edges. Hood was way narrow. And built the engine cage. Engine and radiator test fit again

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Glad your addressing the hood fit issues. Nothing is more disappointing then to see a finished build with a hood that's not flush or huge gaps. 

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Painted the frame and put the body in filler primer.”

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I’m pretty proud of my cobbled rollbar. Made from MPC Johan and Polar Lights parts. The frt down bars are the only pieces I had to make.

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Forgot to add above that I had to build a package shelf for this car. Looking closer at pictures all that metal remained intact on this car. Got a fuel cell made roll bar door and interior painted

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