Woodn't - NNL Here I Come!

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While searching out a few items for a board member I came across enough "good stuff" to get some torque going to the gears: I found my second build! Something in a semi-slammer league, but not too involved to become intimidating. All image....

What I found was an MPC '29 Woody that I had rearranged a few body panels on. It still needs some finishing on the joints and the hood/rad. shell, but it's all fairly simple.

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The body is set on some stainless shim stock a friend had given me years ago. It cuts with scissors and leaves an edge as you see. This will be used, along with a very unique vintage engine, coming through the hood.

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*Wheels and tires may change on a whim at any moment, most likely MANY times....

You'll all have to wait to see what I'm thinking....

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way cool project John, lets get to it!!

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Hey John... Looks like you're getting the juices to flow again. Good to see buddy.

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Looks like an awesome build. Can't wait to see it all done. Not having built a woody myself, what does the kit provide for the wood, and are you going to use it or scratchbuild something?

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Interesting John...

So, you're going to place the stainless BEHIND the wood framing then?

We'll be watching! B)

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Oh yeahhhhh....!! This is gonna be an awesome build to watch. Very strange idea...I like strange.

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Looks like an awesome build. Can't wait to see it all done. Not having built a woody myself, what does the kit provide for the wood, and are you going to use it or scratchbuild something?

Well, the hint is the car is called Woodn't..... So I wouldn't be using the kit parts, which is plastic, replicating wood.

Yes, this could get Interesting. Think Ed Roth meets Jimmy Shine. Stay tuned, this is outside my usual comfort zone ;)

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John ,that looks like it could be a sick ride I,m going to be following this one,

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I'll be watching for sure.

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It's a little slow at work today & I just happened to have packed some brass in my lunchbox.

Time to get started on that dropped axle w/steering :)

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Hi John, Sounds like a great job :) This new project looks very interesting , coachwork looks great so far !

Randy

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Thanks Randy. I tried to make a jig at work yesterday so the axle is symmetrical, but it didn't happen. I'm off to the hobby shop later today for some more materials.

Tonight in planning on a late night with hopefully progress pictures to follow.

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Day got a little backed up and I never made it to the LHS. Did decide on wheels and engine. Going with the Pegasus big & little Halibrand style wheels. WoodyEngine_mock_up002-vi.jpg I'm going with an Ardun w/strombergs coming through the hood... WoodyEngine_mock_up007-vi.jpg And like I said, it's called Woodn't for a reason WoodyEngine_mock_up003-vi.jpg This is going to be fun! WoodyEngine_mock_up004-vi.jpg *This is sitting waaaay too high

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This is really cool. Looking forward to more.

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I like it !!!!

Too cool................

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I agree with ya, needs to be a little lower, great choices for wheels and a mill ! I'm ready to see some more progress, keep it up John!

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OK, this is getting somewhere. Here you can see the thin shim-stock I'm using for the inserts where the wood used to be. WoodyChassis_Body_mock_up001-vi.jpg Oh yeah, it's going to be a sedan delivery too. This shot shows how thin this stuff is. And it cuts with manicure scissors! WoodyChassis_Body_mock_up003-vi.jpg I also C'ed the frame and dropped in a floor. I clipped the frame horns on the deuce rails and have started to rough-in the opening for the engine to stick through. I can't find the arbor for my dremel's saw, so I'm stuck until tomorrow when now I must go to my LHS. Here's my last update for tonight. WoodyChassis_Body_mock_up004-vi.jpg

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This is gonna be cool as hell when it's done. Gonna follow this thread through so don't leave me hangin' for too long :)

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I cut the hood open, stuffed in the engine, and my back started to hurt. Tomorrows another day.... WoodyHood002-vi.jpg Motrin & bed. Nighty-nite

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Wow.... this is some real out of the box thinking!!! NICE!!!

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Neat concept, looking forward to more.

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awesome progress John! this is going to be sooooo cool, stay after it man!!

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Yeah, we got some fitment challenges stuffing that wide engine in there, but it'll work.

Hoping for epic progress tonight. :)

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awsome idea !!! love it !!

btw the first set of wheels looked better to me ...

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Just a quick post to show there is progress. I attached the stainless inserts to .010 sheet plastic. Now I can clean it up and trim it when I need it. This stuff looks soooo nice. Woody_Stuff_1001-vi.jpg Watching a re-broadcast of the Mets getting reamed earlier today. Time to hit the hobby room.....*

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