The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by milo1303s, Mar 16, 2014.
No pics to post today but Happy Easter everyone !!!
Still needs license plates but otherwise the '58 Impala ragtop is finally done. Started working on it in 2011! Built from an original 1958 SMP 3-in-1 Customizing Kit.
The '58 Impala above is the shizzz. Nice work.
Froghawk you do some amazing builds
Nice work as usual Froghawk! You've got killer paintjobs down pat! Do you use frisket paper or BMF to mask your designs?
There's gotta be more progress out there this week! I've got a pile of parts, Kustoms seem to take a bit longer, so I thought I'd build the A roadster on deuce rails. It's a neat kit, just wish it had a chrome banjo rear or quickchange. I'll have to check the parts box.
'25 Ford Coupe from the double T kit.
Cut the roof and visor off.
Decided to add some kind of wood frame to the bare interior.
I also changed up the rear window opening.
The new roof opening got a framework to hold "chicken wire".
The screen is an RF shield on some cable from work.
The trunk is next.
Have an awesome Sunday, Y'all.
In the works, this old MPC 56/57 Corvette kit I found recently at a thrift store for $5.00. Unbuilt,
unpainted, unmolested and best of all, complete.
Good Sunday morning. A Vette for the Nationals, from two parts cars.
Hey, model builders, post something today, even old cars that are far from perfect.
I might get an idea or two.
Kool 'vette, edcodesign.
Thanks, I think the hard part is done.
Here's a couple. Don't remember if I posted these before.
Razor Saw work...
New cowl vent
New deck/trunk lid with hinges
Clearance cuts for rear chassis
Elongated/stretched chassis to move pie crust slicks back
Whoops. . .
Forgot pinned chassis w.i.p. photo.
Changed up the kit rear end quick change with a Parts Pack Dragster rearend.
Buick drums from my stash.
Ok, you asked for it. My 1/8th RM Deuce build is from way back in 2005. Here are some construction shots, from the make-shift frame table to paint and a diorama. These pix are old and from a very low quality digital camera. The Y-block is from a Lindberg T, seats from a RM XKE kit. A small chop on the top. Suicide front end and Z-d frame over the diff. I have a bunch of 1/8th kits stashed away, mostly destined to be rails, gassers, altereds and the occasional dirt car. Who know when I'll get back to them.... so little time. Gary
Wow, great job !!!!
Thanx... hopefully I can start another one this year!! Gary
That's awesome Gary.
You're trying to get me hooked on the big ones too, aren't you.
Sure, why not. Trouble is, there aren't a lot of kit bodies to choose from, and not much in resin. BTW, there is a 1/8th / large scale thread here and a couple three web sites out there. But I haven't been on the web sites lately. Check that out. Gary
Current build. Long way to go. First H.A.M.B. friendly build in awhile. Been awhile since I posted here. I hope this is right...
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Yes, I did and I'm glad. Those are some righteous models.
That '55 has a very kool look. That heavy flake takes me back to the late '60s.
A few photos from the Mid-Atlantic NNL show.
Thanks for the show. Happy day to all our Mothers. Some progress on the Vette.
^ Thanx for the pix! Gary
A 'lil update on my '25 Ford Coupe project.
Shorten the rear trailing arms and add a small tube joint.
Cut out the rear spring perch to lower is some in the rear.
Dropped the suicide spring perch on the front a sconch (technical term).
Modified the front hairpins and made some teardrop attachments. Thinned down the Buick finned drums.
Yada Yada Yada. . .
Nailhead engine from the '40 Ford delivery is next on the work pile.
Here's a mockup of one I'm working on. It's a resin 2 door post body from Drag City casting. Narrow whitewalls and chrome wheels. Floorpan has been painted proposed body color of Honduras Maroon.
Couldn't believe my eyes when I saw your Fiat "Walt's Puffer" altered! I saw this car in person at the drags in Toledo, Ohio at the old municipal airport back in about '61. What scale is yours & who makes it?
Thanks very much, I appreciate it. It's half of AMT's double dragster kit, 1/25th I imagine. It was
actually the Blueprinter special from the early to mid '90s.
Happy Sunday morning to ya, thanks for all the likes. Progress on the Vette.
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