X-ITE! Fun With Ed Roth's Surfite...WIP 4-14-13

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X-ITE!!!


A few years ago I bought 2 Surfite Bodies. I had plans for them, but those plans didn't work out, so the Surfite Bodies went on the shelf.

A couple of months ago, after watching a Star Trek Movie, I figured out what to do with them!

X-ITE was inspired by little Personal Transport Vehicles called Work Bees, from Star Trek...




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Here is how X-ITE was built... B)

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Ira, been watching your builds a long time! Can't wait to see this one...Joe

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This looks cool Ira. Waiting to see the next installment!

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GETTING SYMETRICAL...


The Surfite features Asymetrical styling, with each side different. I want to make both sides of the Yellow Body the same width.

The top is warped and broken, on the White Body, so it will be the donor.
My plan is to cut the Right Side from the White Body and mold it on to the Yellow Body...


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I cut as much of the Right Side of the White Body as I could. Then I cut the Left Side of the Yellow Body as little as I could.


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I fit the Right Side to the Yellow Body and with a little sanding with a BiG Sanding Block with 100 Grade Sand Paper, I got them to fit together pretty good.
Then I attached the sides using Zap-A-Gap - Green Label Glue,


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More Coming... B)

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Oh boy ! More from Ira. Your builds are great entertainment.

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this is cool ,, and i bet that ends up as the 2015 Smart Car !!!! lol , but your very creative Ira

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Ira, been watching your builds a long time! Can't wait to see this one...Joe

THANKS JOE!

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If it hasn't been said in the last 24 hours Ira, you need a brain scan. Something's not quite right in there my friend. Sorry I've been MIA for so long, but I've been keeping an eye on you. Brilliant stuff over the last year.

The Work Bee is one of my favorite Trek vehicles. I know you'll knock it out of dry dock !!!

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This looks cool Ira. Waiting to see the next installment!

Thanks Marshall!

More Coming Tomorrow...

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Oh boy ! More from Ira. Your builds are great entertainment.

THANKS RAY!

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Another wild one from your fertile imagination Ira, I can't wait for the next update!

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X-ITE UNDERBODY!


I cut the Left Side from one underbody and the Right Side from the other.


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I measured the body and cut the underbody sides to fit...


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Then I glued them to the body with Zap-A-Gap.


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More Coming... B)

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this is cool ,, and i bet that ends up as the 2015 Smart Car !!!! lol , but your very creative Ira

THANKS ANNE!

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TRIMMIN' THE BOTTOM...


I removed the yellow paint with ELO Paint & Decal Remover. Then I filled the Surf Board Slots with strip plastic.


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Here is the side of the body showing the angle where I am going to trim the front/underside off.


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I cut the front underside off and added some putty.


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More Coming... B)

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hes going at it again :) coolness here i come hehehee B):lol:

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internet connection to watch this...check

popcorn...check

towel to soak up the drool puddle...check

Ira, you always seem to tap dance in the grey area. cool concept

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Not sure where this is going yet, but the suspense is killing me.

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You are a machine! Strap in for yet another one of Ira's Wild Rides...

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SHAPING THE BOTTOM!


I use 1/4" wide plastic strips to form the bottom edges. I cut 4 pieces of plastic strip and glued them in with Zap-A-Gap.


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Next I cut a piece of 1/8" wide plastic strip and glued it in across the sides as shown. There is a 3/8" gap between the strip and the front piece. Then I glued a 1/4" strip in the center of the strips.


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These are the Front Intakes. I filed and sanded the front edges to get this shape.


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More Coming... B)

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Looking very cool so far!

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MORE UPDATES COMING... :D

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Fantastic work!

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X-ITE'S BACK DOOR!


I applied a few of coats of Primer/Filler and sanded the body down between coats.
I traced the shape of the rear opening on to sheet plastic. Then I cut it out and carved it down to fit just right...


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Next I cut out a window opening for the door...


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More Coming... B)

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If it hasn't been said in the last 24 hours Ira, you need a brain scan. Something's not quite right in there my friend. Sorry I've been MIA for so long, but I've been keeping an eye on you. Brilliant stuff over the last year.

The Work Bee is one of my favorite Trek vehicles. I know you'll knock it out of dry dock !!!

Thanks for the kind words Joe!

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