Slung Under


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This will be an exercise in styrene imagineering. While waiting for some pieces to finish the Surf Rod I mocked this up and decided it would be pretty cool. The first thing I did was to flip the gas tank, I add a filler still. Instead of flipping the bags and shock mounts. I cut the center section free and flipped it, leaving the mounts intact and a stronger mount. The front axle is from a 33 Willy's kit, flipped of course. The body is a Revell 5-window chopped 3 1/2" (scale). I also cut up the Wild Bill's decal to fit much better. The engine is only for mock up. Thanks for the interest...

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That's pretty slick

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Looks good so far.

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Nice and low, looks good .

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Cool idea!

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[*]what kit are those wheels and tires from? I love them and keep seeing them every were but on my bench lol!!! Think i want a set for my 32 project.....

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Thanks for the comments guys.

Joshua, those are in the new Revell R@t Roadster kit. Very nicely done and many other cool parts as well.

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can you post close up shots of the cut points please it gives me an idea for an upcoming build

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nice , curious on the rest :)

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Bill, are you referring to the body?

Thanks Richard, I'm putting a parts box blown Pontiac engine together right now.

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A few pix of the Pontiac engine, louvered trunk and a possible grill...

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And the roof cuts....

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GREAT PROGRESS JAMES!!! Real Nice Work..

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can you post close up shots of the cut points please it gives me an idea for an upcoming build

Here is where I made the cuts. The tank glued right back in place with little sanding and I change the engine mount angle to gain clearance.

I also left the floor pan in place but now it is more of a belly pan. Thanks for looking and commenting!

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And this is the what I'm working on. Trying to put the Catalina interior in the 32 is alot like trying to put 10 lbs. of sugar in a 5 lbs. bag.

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That's a great use of the Pontiac interior. I might have to try that sometime.

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Love the interior James, a very cool looking build already. l know you can pull it off..

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thanks for the pics james they will help immensly

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Your welcome Bill, hope it works out for you.

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WoW! Whooda thunk? That is some REAL out the box thinkin, very impressive! So far so good, it is lookin feasable, if a little different!

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James, you are a lunatic (read: creative genius). I'm not sure I'd want to drive it but it's looking very cool.

Your use of the modern Pontiac interior gives me an idea to solve a dilemma with a '39 Chevy I'm building.

Looking forward to more!

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I really like the direction of this build. I would have never thought of flipping the frame over to get that kind of stance. Great job and keep the progress coming.

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THAT IS A COOL WAY OF LOWERING A CAR ,I LIKE IT , THIS OPENS SO MEANY DOORS ,NICE WORK,

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That's going to be a very stiff front suspension set up.

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That's going to be a very stiff front suspension set up.

That's because it's plastic! Thanks for the interest and comments....

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Getting ever closer to some paint. Made some tail lights from aluminium tube and red plastic. Not finished with the mounting but I kinda like the Tweety Pie grill.

A little more fitting and sanding and it'll be ready for primer.

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That's going to be a very stiff front suspension set up.

Why ? It works both ways, it's a spring. :huh:

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