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GSL-XXVIII '29 Track Nose Roadster K&R Slice-n-Dice Special!!!


Kit Karson

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This will be slick. Í love the narrowing of the frame - that is simply clever!

I'd stick with the stock heads - they say "Lincoln" whereas the ARDUN's would say ARDUN if you know what I mean.

Cheers

Alan

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2 hours ago, CabDriver said:

What really stands out to me is those super-clean stepped joints where you altered the frame - nice work!

KK is one of the finest “plastic surgeons” you’ll find. 😎

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2 minutes ago, Dennis Lacy said:

KK is one of the finest “plastic surgeons” you’ll find. 😎

I love nice craftsmanship like that!  I almost like it MORE when people make that effort when its something you'll never see as soon as a coat of primer hits it...would be easy just to do a nice simple slice and CA glue it back together and sand it smooth - but it's WAY cooler to do it the harder way

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So, I get a call this afternoon from Paul @Speedpro to talk about the '29 Track Nose Roadster.  It's clear where like minds collide great ideas harden into actual meeting of the minds on design concepts and how the lines are begging for a change in rear door lines.  @Dennis Lacy& I exchanged ideas regarding engine placement relative to the cowl and the firewall.  @Rocking Rodney Rat collaborating on the '30 Coupe Interior Sides (Skelton Frame Structure L&R) conversion to the '29 Roadster Body.  And all the individual comments as I've trickled out information have flushed out some awesome support and inspiration! 

The Revell '29 Model A Roadster Kit is the 2nd iteration on the original Revell '29 Hot Rod Kit and it may be pretty straight forward the similarity of the two kits. 

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Then you compare the original '30 Coupe from Revell (same as the new one except for an engine change)

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'30 Coupe from Revell is the latest addition to the base line of early and late Model A Hot Rod parts!

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Check out the screen in the background... 

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Great design work just laying the groundwork for so many variations and combination of parts!

Back to the reason I wanted to follow up on where the '29 Track Nose Roadster is headed at this juncture. 

The Roadster Interior Side below the '30 Coupe Interior Side and the '29 Roadster Body at the top...

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By adding a bit of structure where the Roadster bodyline cuts into the Coupes upper sill and the contour and slope of the rear deck and a trim off the top should allow the interior swap to work seamlessly.

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Take note of how and where the bead lines come together... and form the door beltline.  The black line represents the location of the '30 Coupe Interior Side rear door line.  The trim will find its new location about six scale inches aft and the rear door line will be pulled a couple three scale inches forward.  Wait 'til it all comes together.

Oh, there's a new twist to the nose coming, too! -KK

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After a bit of fiddling (with all the parts moving around), decided a couple of clamps might help give us a mockup look at how this is going to come together.

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Here's the "Bare Bones" roadster channeled over the narrowed Deuce frame.

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Using basically unmodified kit parts, that fit together, the '30 Coupe Deuce Floorboard slides right inside the '29 Roadster Body like they were made for each other.  The floorboard attaches to the narrowed '30 Coupe Deuce Frame that was spliced up earlier. -KK

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On 1/20/2022 at 7:24 AM, CabDriver said:

What really stands out to me is those super-clean stepped joints where you altered the frame - nice work!

The effort to do the step results in a better final product. It is a much stronger joint. Definitely the work of a craftsman.

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Kit....a number of people have asked me about using the '30A "skeletion" interior in the '29A body.  For a whole number or reasons, I didn't think it was possible without a whole 'lotta work.  Thanks for proving me very very wrong!  Cheers....TIM 

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9 hours ago, tim boyd said:

Kit....a number of people have asked me about using the '30A "skeleton" interior in the '29A body.  For a whole number or reasons, I didn't think it was possible without a whole 'lotta work.  Thanks for proving me very very wrong!  Cheers....TIM 

Hardly my intent!  Actually, there's a story about that very cross-over.  When the first issue ended, @Rocking Rodney Ratand I scooped up about every coupe kit with in a fifty-mile radius of Atlanta.  A number of sealed kits passed through my hands and the only one I got to open and peak at soon disappeared just as fast as all the rest.  Having that opportunity stuck with me thinking how alike the roadster and coupe really are and share many of the same parts.  Takes me back to the many variations of the Deuce.  Shortly after the latest release of the 2nd version of the coupe I picked up a case and ended up with a couple here in my care.  Picking back up the '29 Track Nose Roadster and RRR reminding me that the Bare Bones parts were still in the coupe kit.  Grabbed one of the two still in the house and here we are.  Couldn't place in my mind having seen it having been done... Glad we gave it a go!  

I'm going to skip forward to earlier today...

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With the direction of my design team this is where the roadster sits this afternoon.  Not having shared this picture, until now,,,

Notice anything?

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Did I mention a full belly pan is going under the '29 Track Nose V-12 Potvin Blown Flathead! -KK

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How 'bout a little fun!?.

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Monogram '30 Woodie Wires & Tires

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AMT '29 Roadster Wires & Stock Tire Front & AMT '28 Lincoln Tires Rear

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Revell '29 Roadster Steelies & Revell Orange Crate Front & Revell Dirt Track Tire Rear

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K&R KUSTOM BIG & LITTLES Revell '40 front Rim & AMT '34 Stock Tire & Hollowed-Out Monogram '41 Lincoln Rim with Revell '40 Read Center - Tall rear tire with steel wheel album | K&R Kustoms + Rods | Fotki.com, photo and video sharing made easy.

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Replica & Miniatures of MD Big & Little Wires & Tires

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3D Wires and antique Monogram Racing Tires

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Revell '40 Ford Street Rod Mag Wheels & Tires

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Revell Steelies with the Revell '29 Roadster Front Tire & the Monogram Black Widow Front Tire on the Rear

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Z-Man Steelies with AMT Phantom Vickie/Wagon Rod/Prowler Tires

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AMT Phantom Vickie Mags & Tires

Best of my memory... let me know your thoughts. -KK

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2 hours ago, Rocking Rodney Rat said:

Too many wheel/tire choices!!!! 😱 -RRR

I like the K+R big and little steelies and the RMcM wires. 

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On 1/20/2022 at 12:49 PM, Dennis Lacy said:

KK is one of the finest “plastic surgeons” you’ll find. 😎

Listen! I've heard that before and I want you and everyone here to know, I'm a HACK!  -KK

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