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'49 Chevy 3100 Suburban Woody

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15 hours ago, Jantrix said:

Just for the benefit of our viewing audience. Those instructions are from the Wagon Rod. 

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Rob, you are quite right! I stand corrected! Thanks, Brother -KK

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AMT '39 Wagon Rod

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Spent a little more time on the chassis and this is where you find out the difference between box stock and resin cast... the latter is often times mm's thicker in places.

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Had to do a mock up... hadn't set it up with the work so far done:

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both comin' and goin'!

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Oops! Just noticed the engine hatch needs to be opened up, pretty soon!

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going to have to flip the deck over and go to work!

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the stops will have to be removed and replaced to get the hatch cur open from the inside:

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Stay tuned! This is going to a street rod show down south in April and RRR has challenged me to getting these done. -KK

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5 hours ago, Rocking Rodney Rat said:

Looking good, there KK. You have one month. Are we going to be painting this in the hotel room???? -RRR

Maybe the Minwax Polyurethane Clear Gloss Final Coat? -KK

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Working on the  '49 Chevy 3100 Suburban Woody Hood

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'49 Chevy 3100 Suburban Woody Hood just a shade wide at the cowl

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One cut and it just about fits perfectly!

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A drop of AC & hold it together...

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Snugged right up...

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Pretty good fit, so far!

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A little feathering on the corners...

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And, we have a pretty good fitting hood!

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Don't you think or don't you? -KK

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Spent a little time under the hood...

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and, enlarged the front hobs. -KKWP_20200304_015.jpg.c2c40e017e2ddf354edddaf6469bbae2.jpg

Finished trimming the edge of the deck...WP_20200303_009.jpg.78e1135ed41d2efd7f0f21b23ec20ada.jpg

here's the bottom of the hull. -KK

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Oh, did the final fitment of the bulkheads and interiorWP_20200301_004.jpg.02c2b6a06f139e9163e7cab8e71cdeed.jpg

Lots yet to do! -KK

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Got to work on the IFS & it looks pretty good, so far...

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This will have to start coming together pretty soon...

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And, the deck is still stretched out on top of the hull. -KK

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Continued fitting interior parts under the bodywork...

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Everything under to hood fits!

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Had to shorten the Woody's floor pan...WP_20200308_018.jpg.41703b74cefc639d5cfe2c4e7a02cf8f.jpg

and, then mocked up the body with the door panels, floor pan, chassis, firewall & inner fender wells...

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It all fits together!  -KK

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11 hours ago, doggie427 said:

“I love it when a plan comes together “

Thanks, Wayne!  I am amazed, myself!!  Measure thrice... cut a little and measure again before you cut anymore!!!  When I started this project I thought it was going to end up being more complicated.  But, surprise, surprise... this is getting close to being ready for paint and assembly.  -KK

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Time to make the '39 Wagon Rod LT5, 375 hp, double overhead, V8 with electric fuel injection fit into the '49 Chevy 3100 Suburban Woody...

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Need to dress up a little frame mating...

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Let's see how it fits...

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so far so good...

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Houston! We have a problem!! -KKWP_20200317_012.jpg.db488d47a464f281c4522c58e1e01c67.jpg

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I love the work you are putting into this. It is coming along nicely, with the exception of your last pic. That firewall looks like it's going to need to be notched to fit the engine.

Later-

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22 hours ago, Kit Karson said:

Time to make the '39 Wagon Rod LT5, 375 hp, double overhead, V8 with electric fuel injection fit into the '49 Chevy 3100 Suburban Woody...

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Need to dress up a little frame mating...

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Let's see how it fits...

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so far so good...

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Houston! We have a problem!! -KKWP_20200317_012.jpg.db488d47a464f281c4522c58e1e01c67.jpg

Tom, you are so right on with your assessment of my progress...

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Here's where the saw meets the 'wall...

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Found a couple of wasted Revell Deuce recessed firewalls that will fill the bill! -KK

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Great looking project.

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Got started on the recessed '49 Chevy 3100 Suburban Woody firewall...

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Now to fill the opening... -KK

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Just have to MacGyver a way to level the surfaces...

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Where there's a will... there's a way! -KK

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I know from experience, any changes with the engine, requires doing something to the firewall.  You are making great progress!  Switching out the radiator introduces a new challenge, just wanted to suggest thinking about panels on each side to block the wheel wells (missing from the original kit).

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10 minutes ago, 89AKurt said:

I know from experience, any changes with the engine, requires doing something to the firewall.  You are making great progress!  Switching out the radiator introduces a new challenge, just wanted to suggest thinking about panels on each side to block the wheel wells (missing from the original kit).

Brother, I've been watching your "Paint" truck build to see what I can barrow from you expertise! You nailed the missing stops for the 3100 inner fender wells!! Been very fortunate with the way my 3100 is coming together!!! Think about visiting our show this coming November... OK? -KK 

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2 minutes ago, Kit Karson said:

[...] Think about visiting our show this coming November... OK? -KK 

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That's a long two day drive, good weather then, will keep in mind.

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