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V-100 (VIPED OUT)...Dust Collector Trade Project

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I got this project from Sam I Am as a Dust Collector Trade (stalled projects)

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This is a kitbash between a Little Red Wagon (Dodge A-110) and a Dodge Viper. Sam started blending the 

two together, and I'll attempt to put some sort of spin on it here in Tennessee. Everything you see in the 

above photo was done on Sam's workbench.  I may pester him a bit for more ideas as I go along.

I already have one helper onboard.....

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Cool project. A stretched viper front grille would go well in the opening and its already a similar shape.

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Yea, I should have kept the rest of the viper for some styling cues...but hindsight. Just glad to have someone see something in my stalled build and run with it. 

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I may have an old Viper kit laying around to borrow stuff from.

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How are you planning on handling the big gap on either edge of the interior?  That's the big issue I see right now.

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7 minutes ago, Tom Geiger said:

How are you planning on handling the big gap on either edge of the interior?  That's the big issue I see right now.

That's what I started working on first. I have a couple ideas running around the old brain cavity. I'll get some pics posted a little later.

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7 hours ago, Tom Geiger said:

How are you planning on handling the big gap on either edge of the interior?  That's the big issue I see right now.

This is the Viper interior shell assembled as it comes out of the Viper kit, sitting in the cab of the A-100:

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As you can see, there is some empty space all around between Viper parts and A-100 parts.

I decided to spread things out a bit:

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I cut along each side of the console, separating into three pieces.

Using strip and sheet styrene, I will expand the interior into a wider piece to take up some of the space in the cab:

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This is just an experimental mockup at the moment.

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I cut this blank out of .040" sheet styrene:

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This will end up being part of the interior when I'm finished......I hope! LOL

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I was thinking the same thing with the interior tub. Now I am eagerly awaiting where you are going with that blank.

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12 minutes ago, Sam I Am said:

I was thinking the same thing with the interior tub. Now I am eagerly awaiting where you are going with that blank.

Right now, I'm drawing a blank! (Yuck, yuck, yuck!!) Seriously, I'm having fun working on this. If I mess up this blank, I have more sheet styrene available! LoL

One question I have is, what did you use for filler on the frame rails?

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I believe it was squadron gray putty. This was before I realized that a catalyzed glazing putty was better. My apologies... 

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No problem. Just like to know what I'm working with. LoL

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I have the interior tub pieced together:

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The black markings show where the inside dimensions were when I started. Much less gap around it, now.

And....here's the blank after a few minutes work....

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10 minutes ago, Tom Geiger said:

Great work in a short amount of time! Nice solution 

Thanks, Tom! Kinda crude, right now, but maybe I have enuff time to Git-R-Dun!! LOL

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21 hours ago, Bucky said:

 

One question I have is, what did you use for filler on the frame rails?

After 14 years, it should not shrink anymore, but if it is still soft then it must be Testors.  🤣

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Maybe it hasn't had enuff time to cure! LOL

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