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The 2022 Cannonball Run Year of Birth Build Thread


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15 hours ago, Mattilacken said:

Started on the beemer and I have always thought that the roof is to tall on these. But the problem is not the roof it’s the body side, it’s to low. 
Going through my parts body’s I figured that it might work to adopt the C5R side skirts on the bmw to make it look better and I think it does, what’s your thoughts? I am not sure.

I hadn't really noticed that before, but picking up the road car kit that's sitting in front of me right now I see what you mean. The sill/rocker being painted black perhaps doesn't help?

P.S. PM me with your address, I'll get my leftover parts sent to you.

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…AND done! 😄😄

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Kidding. I built this in the mid 70’s as a tween. This is the first time I used a rattle can to paint a model. I still have it and it’s nice to have a built reference for my ‘61 CBR Ranchero.

 I could have also done this for the replica build off CBP.

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1 hour ago, Spottedlaurel said:

I hadn't really noticed that before, but picking up the road car kit that's sitting in front of me right now I see what you mean. The sill/rocker being painted black perhaps doesn't help?

P.S. PM me with your address, I'll get my leftover parts sent to you.

PM sent! 🙂 

That’s true! I was looking around at a Swedish site, sort of a forum, where a lot of car interested people post pictures of their cars and found that The Alpina body kit have a neat sill/rocker that goes further down than the stock rocker, and also extends the bumper nicely. Still looks factory so I might go that route. And I see that most Alpinas does not have these.

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9 hours ago, Mattilacken said:

PM sent! 🙂 

That’s true! I was looking around at a Swedish site, sort of a forum, where a lot of car interested people post pictures of their cars and found that The Alpina body kit have a neat sill/rocker that goes further down than the stock rocker, and also extends the bumper nicely. Still looks factory so I might go that route. And I see that most Alpinas does not have these.

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there is an alpina kit available, I think its a revell or tamiya kit

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2 hours ago, stitchdup said:

there is an alpina kit available, I think its a revell or tamiya kit

True, both Fujimi and Revell have a Alpina but they both just have a front bumper and no side skirts or rear bumper. The fujimi front bumper is also available through scaleproduction. 

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Haven't done much building in the past couple of years, started a couple but some extreme life changes got in the way. Now, if I can get some heat in my basement, I hope to join in this community build.  Guess I will be knocking Landman out of his "oldest" spot.  I will be building a 49 Ford with some modern touches. Right now not sure of how many, if any, body mods I will be attempting.  I'm sure there will be some, just not sure how extensive.

 

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Time to update the Roster...

2022 Cannonball Roster

#1. Mattilacken - 1987 BMW 635CSi

#2. Pat Minarick -1966 Barracuda

#3. Fat Brian - 1981 Fox Body Mustang

#4.  4mula1fan - 1958 Chevrolet Impala 

#5.  MrObsessive - 1961 Pontiac Ventura STC

#6. Oldmopars  - 1970 Land Rover STC

#7. Bullybeef - 1970 Mercury Cyclone

#8. fivesuns -  1957 Ford Custom

#9.  Jantrix  - 1968 Buick Riviera

#10. Lunajammer  - 1961 Ford  Ranchero

#11. Beans - 1970 Camaro Z28

#12. camaro69  - 1977 Nova 

#13. stinkybritches  - 1966 427 Ford Fairlane 

#14. Spottedlaurel  -  1970 Challenger

#15.  avidinha - 1977 Ford E350 Centurion conversion van

#16. MeatMan - 1956 Club DeMer concept car

#17.  spencer1984  - 1978 Ferrari 308 GTB

#18. cheyenne93 - 1962 Pontiac Catalina

#19. landman - 1951 Studebaker

#20.  Koellefornia Kid  - 1978 Dodge Monaco 

#21. KWT - 1978 Chevrolet  Elcamino

#22. Iarman - 1969 Dodge Super Bee 

#23. tooltime-fan  - 1977 Lamborghini Urraco.

#24. Jhedir6 - 1971 AMX Javelin 

#25. LouO - 1968 Chevelle SS 396 

#26. Just Jim - 1969 Karmann Ghia

#27. matthijsgrit - 1976 Lamborghini 

#28. Alexis  - 1963 CJ-5

#29. 426 pack  -  2001 Toyota hilux 

#30. stitchdup -  1976 Escort

#31. TarheelRick - 1949 Ford

There's some really unique builds here on the workbench this year. I can't find one build that I want to see finished more than any other. I'm still brainstorming my options with my entry, not fully committed to anything just yet... I have time.

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Started sanding off the casting flash. The gluebonb kit doesn't have the rear suspension so sarted fabbing one up using my Avanti's as a pattern.

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I am hoping to join, but I am still working out a project. I have a couple thoughts but would really like to use something from the existing stash rather than adding to the stash. Does anyone know if the AMT 1955 Vette, I think kit 6210 issued about 1998, has a hard top included? Even though shown in the Gumball Rally, I can't see running across country at those speeds with the top down.

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It might have been better buying a new kit. this glue bomb sure is brittle. Had to make new tie rods using the old ends and I changed/lerngthened several pins. 

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I seem to remember a glue called Ambroid when I was a kid that left big yellow blobs like this. That sure brings back memories.

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Started on the Riv. I have a junk body on the way to create a mild flare to the fenders. Thanks Pat.

I'm going to remove the front license plate holder and smooth down the bumper so that it meets nicely with the Challenger fairing.

 

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15 hours ago, kermn8r said:

Does anyone know if the AMT 1955 Vette, I think kit 6210 issued about 1998, has a hard top included?

If it's the Red 55 Vette pictured on the box that's in question... according to scalemates it's just a rebox and should have the hard top included in the kit as it was previously issued in Red with a top up version in 1995. If not, I have a dozen of those kits and could spare a top otherwise lol

Also a company in China has built an electric car (SS Dolphin) using styling cues from the 1958 Corvette but on a modern driveline and all the comforts of a new car. Sold only to foreign countries not avaliable in the U.S. Hmmm? 🤔 It would be cool to see a 55 Vette in simular fashion. Or maybe a long roof if you're feeling a wagon vibe?

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12 hours ago, 426 pack said:

Aside from a bit of cleanup the suspension is done in the Toyota.

 

Wow Cale, that is truly impressive work! Looking forward to seeing the Toyota develop.

Cheers Misha

 

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CanonBall 2022 - Year of the Builder - 1953

Hi fellow CannonBallers!

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After careful consideration of possible candidates from 1953 I have chosen the Ford 2 door hardtop as my choice for this year’s run. The Ford Motor Company was celebrating its golden anniversary with a young Henry Ford II at the helm after a struggle with the patriarch and founder, his father. Planning for the celebration began in 1950 with a variety of promotional projects to highlight the marque’s return after war time production. The previous year debuted a totally redesigned passenger car line which in 1953 would receive minor changes in grills, side trim and for hardtops and sedans a one piece backlight replacing the three piece rear window. All Ford brand cars and trucks would feature a 50th Anniversary 1903-1953 horn button. A number of  concept vehicles such as the X-100 and the Lincoln XL-100 were built for the car show circuit and a Ford ragtop would pace that year’s Indy 500. A new generation of F-Series trucks would feature roomier cabs with increased visibility and improved suspensions and handling.  The Ford Rotunda reopened to visitors that summer as part of the celebrations. 1953 would also mark the end of the venerable flat-head engine, being replaced the following year with a modern overhead valve train model. 

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Ford horn button celebrating the 50th Anniversary

I will be using a combination of the original Lindbergh kit from 1997 and the recent AMT Coke reissue of the same kit. In examining the AMT body I found it to be rather soft in detail and displaying flash with a poorer quality of plastic compared to the original Lindbergh pressing.  Certain parts from the AMT kit will be used, such as the body trim which will be dechromed to blend in with the body sides. 

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1953 Ford Jubilee single sided neon porcelain dealership sign 63”x145”x10” To be auctioned at the Scottsdale Barrett-Jackson sale, lot #9491

While the CannonBall is a dash across America, my plan is to build the hardtop according to my taste for a comfortable road car that, as an ole fart I can enjoy the road trip from NYC to LA. Not planning to set any record, yet wanting to be a part of the excitement. 

Cheers Misha

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16 minutes ago, matthijsgrit said:

Kit is in, wheels are in (they're TINY), still waiting for some decal-ish stuff. Considering fender flares of a 240Z and maaaaybe some more modern wheels. I'll look some up. 

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if you want to save the 240z flares, macmodelismo do some in various sizes for not a lot of cash, I have a couple of sets and they are soft enough to conform to the rounded sides

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24 minutes ago, stitchdup said:

if you want to save the 240z flares, macmodelismo do some in various sizes for not a lot of cash, I have a couple of sets and they are soft enough to conform to the rounded sides

Thanks for the advice. I actually have the Z kit and it will be wide bodied, so the flares are left overs. I'll have to find out uf they fit and enhance the look...

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