Vintage Coupe Mod FINISHED!

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Vintage Coupe Mod FINISHED!

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Sun Feb 01, 2015 9:16 pm

Here are the tech specs for this build. This post was a "work in progress" for you to follow along and see how I built it. Hopefully it helps you create your own.

Body - BTaylor here on our forum makes them. PM him for info.
Chassis - Brass scratchbuilt.
Professor Motor bracket for motor mount.
CB Design 15x10Insert Wheels on all around.
Paul Gage 22166FF Tires
Slot.it 9T pinion / 27T Crown gear
H&R HAWK motor

I was not going to post these yet, very rough in stage. But Dixon John was over here and was so excited I thought I would go ahead.

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Btaylor bodies came in so time to start. Just got the body to the chassis mock up stages and went with it.

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Using CB Design 15x10 insert wheels with PG 22166's all around. Rear of the body rests on the bumper supports with a one screw plate up front.

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Made some "Z" cuts in the rail to give it an offset look. Not sure if that is the right way...just going with it.

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Anyway, LOT of work yet to do...but am having fun as I expected. Seeing this old hide come to life is the best way to spend an evening to me :)

Thanks Bob for the bodies.
-Harry

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Re: Vintage Coupe Mod WIP

Postby HRWJim » Sun Feb 01, 2015 9:36 pm

Great idea on the step up on the chassis. Much better than bending it like we did on the 1/24 builds. Can't wait to see this finished. Jim
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Re: Vintage Coupe Mod WIP

Postby ShotgunDave » Sun Feb 01, 2015 9:47 pm

Outstanding Boss! Glad to see you joining us in the madness!

I did pretty much the same thing on the body mount. The rear locates on the bumper iron and the front is secured with one screw. That's all it needs.
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Re: Vintage Coupe Mod WIP

Postby TuscoTodd » Sun Feb 01, 2015 9:52 pm

I like it! :D
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Re: Vintage Coupe Mod WIP

Postby dreinecke » Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:15 pm

Looks pretty good to me! I think the exhaust is awesome!
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Re: Vintage Coupe Mod WIP

Postby btaylor » Mon Feb 02, 2015 3:56 am

I sure like that step chassis design! I knew you would come up with a chassis that worked for these things!
Single post mount works great too.
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Re: Vintage Coupe Mod WIP

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:28 pm

Thanks guys, appreciate the feedback as always.

Progress tonight. Worked on front bar design.

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Also had time to get one side bar installed. Nothing fancy and easy to solder. And as you can see I am not expert in solder. That's ok, it will look just fine when painted.

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Drilling into the frame rail helps you a lot in these cases.

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More work ahead but having fun and it's starting to look like something.
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Re: Vintage Coupe Mod WIP

Postby DixonJohn » Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:02 pm

I was wonderin if you were going to post tonight. All that hard work I figured you were plum tuckered out :lol: :lol: :lol: Looks good so far. Now as long as it don't 3 weeks to paint???
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Re: Vintage Coupe Mod WIP

Postby dreinecke » Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:11 pm

That looks really great! The tip on drilling the hole first and inserting the rod for soldering is a good one!

That hoop on the front looks great!
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Re: Vintage Coupe Mod WIP

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:13 pm

2 weeks max :) I knew you were sitting on the edge of your seat waiting John...but I like to keep my audience riveted :)

Thanks Doc, that's how I cheat. I use a Micro drill (which finally broke after 5 years) to start the hole and then finish with a larger bit in my pin vise.
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Re: Vintage Coupe Mod WIP

Postby ShotgunDave » Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:28 pm

I like the design Boss. Makes me want to throw rocks at mine. I'll try to catch up tomorrow.
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Re: Vintage Coupe Mod WIP

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:34 pm

Well thanks guys.

But you got me beat by a country mile Dave. You and Bob are the guys I am trailing behind.

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High standard to try and reach...but that is half the fun.
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Re: Vintage Coupe Mod WIP

Postby RazorJon » Tue Feb 03, 2015 11:37 pm

now thats what Im talkin about, A+ :text-bravo:
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Re: Vintage Coupe Mod WIP

Postby btaylor » Wed Feb 04, 2015 3:55 am

That chassis is looking fantastic!, This is going to be one of the Great ones. I see I need to step up the quality of the bodies to match the chassis being built!
Great work Harry, I love it
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Re: Vintage Coupe Mod WIP

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Mon Feb 09, 2015 9:36 pm

Well, not much progress. Finished the rear bumper and other side bars, need a clean up and paint job.

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Installed the H&R Hawk as this is the motor that was agreed on for this series.

Lots more to do and I am very slow these last few days. But tomorrow I should have a finished rolling chassis :)
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