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Claude Thibodeau

Custom 29 roadster: Tribute to Magoo

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Hi!

Was always a fan of Dick "Magoo" Megugorac, and in particular his "Magoomium" smoothed red 29 roadster. I tried to pay hommage to his design using the Revell 29 on 32 frame kit. Extended the wheelbase, scratchbuilt hood & grille, front axle, IRS, Air Ride system & air shocks, windshield + opened trunk and 392 Chrysler hemi. Mirrors from Alternomad. Tamya's red & tan + Alclad. Rolling stock from Custom vicky. 

As Harley Earl said: Longer, lower, wider!

Hours of fun with styrene.

CT 

 

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1 hour ago, cobraman said:

You have a great clean building style.

Hi!

Thank you for the comments. I try to adhere to the "less is best" mantra... but I often fail!

CT

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11 hours ago, PorkChopPaws said:

Beautiful rod and congrats for making it into this issue of Scale Auto!

Hi!

Thank you. It was just there to illustrate the end result on an actual car. Hope you like the article. 

CT

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Classy! With a nose like that, I almost expected to see a Jag or Ferrari engine or something similar.  This model is a great example of how good the late 80s/90s street-rod style can look!

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8 hours ago, Spex84 said:

Classy! With a nose like that, I almost expected to see a Jag or Ferrari engine or something similar.  This model is a great example of how good the late 80s/90s street-rod style can look!

Hi!

Thanks for the comment. The Magoo original was a smidge longer than stock, but nos as long as mine, which I called

 

"Pinocchio"... Magoo hand a V6,  4.3 Chey with turbo, if I remember well... A beauty!

CT

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1 hour ago, Koellefornia Kid said:

Awesome build, Claude! Looks like it just rolled out of the GNRS, taking home the AMBR award! Really like it!

Hi Oliver!

Thanks for the comments. The AMBR ? Well, that's quite a compliment. having attended that show a few times. I'm flattered, really...

CT

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 Very sharp build. Looks like it came straight out of Boyd’s shop. 

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5 hours ago, mrm said:

 Very sharp build. Looks like it came straight out of Boyd’s shop. 

Hi!

Thank you, Michael. Mr. Coddington had a way, with his chassis guy (Mr. Sergejev, I think...) of making them as low as roller skates. That is why I streched it a bit much, with looooong axle bars, air ride, low mounted big headlights reflector, and a painted rad shell. Anything to make it more "zoomy", a la Coddington!

CT

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Lookin' good, and definitely a nod to the eighties, in a good way. I am getting close to finishing a long term project in a similar vein - a replica (with a few tweeks) of the first "billet" car, Lil John's white Model A hiboy rollerskate.) they would look good parked side by side!

Cheers

Alan

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9 hours ago, alan barton said:

Lookin' good, and definitely a nod to the eighties, in a good way. I am getting close to finishing a long term project in a similar vein - a replica (with a few tweeks) of the first "billet" car, Lil John's white Model A hiboy rollerskate.) they would look good parked side by side!

Cheers

Alan

Hi John!

I remember that car. It was a milestone in contemporary rod circles. Made the cover of Hot Rod Magazine, but painted silver at the time. Have you seen the last car Buttera completed? A very small, polished aluminium body model A derivative, looking a bit like a Kurtis racecar? It was I N C R E D I B L E. 

 RIP Lil' John!

I can't wait to see your car. It will be inspiring, again!

CT

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