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34 Ford Salt Flat called “Salt Lick”

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Building this using one of Flintstone’s bodies. Cut the doors and trunk out and cut hood away. 
Chassis is from a Revell 32, Z’d in rear with a suicide mounted front axle. Resin quick change out back along with Revell’s flattie in it. 

Using Revell door hinges on it to hang doors. Firewall built using a 32 Ford firewall as a starting point. 
 

Comments welcome! 
 

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Hi Kerry!

What a great project. I'm also a fan of Bonnie cars, and yours is already very detailed.

I bought 2 copies of this body from Flintstone a few years ago, with the intent to modify them to obtain an Alloway Speedstar, since the proportions are ok. But your work gives me second thoughts, and I may lean again toward a salt car...

However, my copies were VERY thick in the side walls, due to the molding process, I guess. Did you face this problem, and did-you grind them down?

Just curious...

CT

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Extremely interesting build! You have my attention....

 

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19 minutes ago, Claude Thibodeau said:

Hi Kerry!

However, my copies were VERY thick in the side walls, due to the molding process, I guess. Did you face this problem, and did-you grind them down?

Just curious...

CT

I used that body before also, it was a brick! 

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Looks great so far!

I've been eyeing the same bode on my workbench.  Your build is inspiring me....

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2 hours ago, Claude Thibodeau said:

Hi Kerry!

What a great project. I'm also a fan of Bonnie cars, and yours is already very detailed.

I bought 2 copies of this body from Flintstone a few years ago, with the intent to modify them to obtain an Alloway Speedstar, since the proportions are ok. But your work gives me second thoughts, and I may lean again toward a salt car...

However, my copies were VERY thick in the side walls, due to the molding process, I guess. Did you face this problem, and did-you grind them down?

Just curious...

CT

Hello Claude, yes I did have to do a lot of grinding on the inside of the body.. I thinned the doors out as well.. 

 

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I would say this build is in very capable hands. I'll enjoy watching this come together. 

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3 hours ago, espo said:

I would say this build is in very capable hands. I'll enjoy watching this come together. 

Thanks David!!

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Nice work on a body that few would dare mess with! Winters QC and a flathead in a land speed car, what's not to dig?  I'm on board for this build!  -RRR

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4 hours ago, Rocking Rodney Rat said:

Nice work on a body that few would dare mess with! Winters QC and a flathead in a land speed car, what's not to dig?  I'm on board for this build!  -RRR

Lol! I’ll cut into anything!! Just fire up the ol’ chop saw and go to town!! That ol’ 426 Hemi shakes a bit at full throttle though.... Hold ‘er nice and steady!!! 
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Thanks for the kudos Rockin’ Rodney!!

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5 minutes ago, oldrevellfan said:

I like the way you start it !

Start the saw? I need to put a new pull rope on it. Broke the other one trying to start it last time... lol 😆 

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Got a little more work done on it. Didn’t take pics yet. Get some tomorrow morning for ya!! 

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8 minutes ago, Paul Payne said:

This is looking very interesting- can't wait to see more!

Hoping for pics tomorrow morning!! 

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Rear axle is in! Wheels have a brass pin through the center so I can pull them off for the rest of the build. Will be glued in permanent when I’m done with the build.. Engine is just sitting in the chassis right now.. 

Tape is marking where the roll bar will be, behind it! 

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sitting purty!

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1 hour ago, DrKerry said:

Rear axle is in! Wheels have a brass pin through the center so I can pull them off for the rest of the build. Will be glued in permanent when I’m done with the build.. Engine is just sitting in the chassis right now.. 

Tape is marking where the roll bar will be, behind it! 

chassis with axle in..
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sitting purty!

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Hi Kerry!

Great work, the rake is absolutely perfect for a salt car. Impressive! Keep going...

Just a quick question: any relation to the famous late disc-jockey Dan Ingram? He was my idol when I was aspiring to make a living in radio, back in the 60's...

Just curious...

CT

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3 hours ago, Claude Thibodeau said:

 

 

 

Hi Kerry!

Great work, the rake is absolutely perfect for a salt car. Impressive! Keep going...

Just a quick question: any relation to the famous late disc-jockey Dan Ingram? He was my idol when I was aspiring to make a living in radio, back in the 60's...

Just curious...

CT

Thank you much! It is a fun build... 

No relationship to me. Sorry Claude! Lol 

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You do some great fab work.. nice job and a very cool project.

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4 hours ago, Scott8950 said:

You do some great fab work.. nice job and a very cool project.

Thank you Scott.. Being doing it for a couple of years anyway! Lmbo 

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I'm loving this project.The splicing in of the door panels that include the hinge piece is inspired. I personally would like to see some profile photos of the hood section mounted to the body with the front wheel removed to see where and how you cut into the body and hood to make way for that frame.rail. I have both styles of that JF body in my stash and that section has me scratching my head for a viable solution. Thanks for sharing your considerable talent with us.

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1 hour ago, misterNNL said:

I'm loving this project.The splicing in of the door panels that include the hinge piece is inspired. I personally would like to see some profile photos of the hood section mounted to the body with the front wheel removed to see where and how you cut into the body and hood to make way for that frame.rail. I have both styles of that JF body in my stash and that section has me scratching my head for a viable solution. Thanks for sharing your considerable talent with us.

I can do that Tom!! Hood needs a bit more work to fit better but you’ll get the idea of it easy enough!!

Thanks for the kudos too!!

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This doesn't look like a tow truck...😉

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10 hours ago, Sam I Am said:

This doesn't look like a tow truck...😉

HA!! Right you are!!! Jeff’s squirrels visited me!!!

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