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


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  • Kit Karson changed the title to GSL-XXVIII '29 Track Nose Roadster Belly Pan Update...

Rhinoplasty

Had to perform surgery on the '29 Track Nose Roadster's nose!

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To take the height out of the nose a pie cut will come from the back edge...

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Measure twice & cut once...

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Total material removed from both sides match!

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Nicked the corner and had to repair it...

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A little scotch tape to hold the two parts together add a little CA and...

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Vertical cut to the trailing edge of the nose to better set the angle of the grille opening...

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Thanks out to @Rocking Rodney Ratfor the 90degree steel block!

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Good example of "Take" the line when sawing through a thin plastic wall...

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Belly pan meets the new nose...

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'29 Track Nose Roadster with a bit of an attitude! -KK

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  • Kit Karson changed the title to GSL-XXVIII '29 Track Nose Roadster Rhinoplasty!!
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  • Kit Karson changed the title to GSL-XXVIII '29 Track Nose Roadster K&R Slice-n-Dice Special!!!

re:the 90deg block, you can get "1,2,3-blocks" relatively cheap for working parallel and perpendicular lines/angles.

they are a basic machinist tool that is one inch by two inches by three inches; it's ferrous, so magnets can be used to secure parts.

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Haven't worked on the front axle, yet... but have been planning how it will fit with the nose:

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And, then onto the hood...

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Found an old MPC '28 Ford PU hood that is just shy on the length; one piece; sturdy/solid... add a little to the leading edge!  Might just work!?. -KK

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On 5/16/2022 at 11:23 AM, Dennis Lacy said:

I dare say that when finished this model will be more epic than your Saltster…

That would be great 'cause this is what I started out to build when I built the Saltster!  Really!! I got sidetracked when it came to cutting into the '29 cowl. -KK

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At this point I called it: '30 Something Saltster!

Here's today's snapshot! 

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Roughed in and waiting the next step!  -KK

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On 4/26/2022 at 6:16 PM, Rocking Rodney Rat said:

I believe this is the original version of the above kit? One of the 'Switchers' kits.....-RRR

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Yes....Rodney has it....this and the '25T Bucket (red box art illustration and similar kit box graphics) were the two original versions of this tool, first released in 1972.   And yes, this tool (or its many derivatives) is most likely the source of he front axle....TB

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On 4/26/2022 at 6:16 PM, Rocking Rodney Rat said:

I believe this is the original version of the above kit? One of the 'Switchers' kits.....-RRR

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Yes....Rodney has it....this and the '25T Bucket (red box art illustration and similar kit box graphics) were the two original versions of this tool, first released in 1972.   And yes, this tool (or its many derivatives) is most likely the source of he front axle....TB

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'29 Track Nose Roadster Step-by-Step Mockup

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'29 Track Nose Roadster Step-by-Step Mockup Belly Pan

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'29 Track Nose Roadster Step-by-Step Mockup Belly Pan & Frame

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'29 Track Nose Roadster Step-by-Step Mockup Belly Pan, Frame & Floor

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'29 Track Nose Roadster Step-by-Step Mockup Belly Pan, Frame, Floor & Interior Body Frame (Behind)

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'29 Track Nose Roadster Step-by-Step Mockup Belly Pan, Frame, Floor, Interior Body Frame & Firewall (Behind)

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'29 Track Nose Roadster Step-by-Step Mockup Belly Pan, Frame, Floor, Interior Body Frame & Firewall

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'29 Track Nose Roadster Step-by-Step Mockup Belly Pan, Frame, Floor, Interior Body Frame, Firewall & Body

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'29 Track Nose Roadster Step-by-Step Mockup Belly Pan Profile

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'29 Track Nose Roadster Step-by-Step Mockup LS

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'29 Track Nose Roadster Step-by-Step Mockup RS

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Really appreciate each and every visitor to this thread... your comments are an affirmation of the direction and effort involved in bringing the '29 Track Nose Roadster "The K&R Splice & Dice Special" this far!  -KK

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Man KK, the proportions on this are just so right! Great work on stuffing that V12 and blower in there, and your bellypan is a work of art. That's a perfect use for the Roaster hood ports too! 

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  • Kit Karson changed the title to GSL-XXVIII '29 Track Nose Roadster K&R Slice-n-Dice Special

The '29 Track Nose Roadster K&R Slice-n-Dice Special has been an inspiration for my partner in crime to build his own "A" Liner!

We are known for our K&R Kustom+Rods builds that we collaborate on together... well the only part of this accomplishment that I played, was my work on the K&R Slice-n-Dice Special that inspired@Rocking Rodney Ratto build his '29 Roadster Lakester and listening to him build it over the phone a few weeks ago!  I'm stunned by the realistic appearance of this "A" Liner!  

Now, let's get back to the progress on the K&R Slice-n-Dice Special:

NO PROGRESS to report! -KK

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