H.O. Build-Super Modified

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H.O. Build-Super Modified

Postby kcl » Sat Dec 31, 2016 9:48 am

I started this build about 2 weeks ago but is still in it's beginning stages.

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Took an old Hot Rod body and grafted the rear section of a Gran Prix racer to it. Had to put a gusset
piece in the back in order to mount it made from some sheet plastic. After it was tacked on the back
I use a mixture of old body plastic and Testors 3502 cement to fill everything in which not only is a filler
but also bonds the plastic together.

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After drying, everything is sanded and low spots filled, I opened and filled the old wheel well openings. We then went
to work on the chassis. Chassis is a stock Aurora Magnatraction with all the do dads removed and sanded down smooth.

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After the chassis prep, Body was checked for fit and the nose removed. New wheel openings were marked and opened up.
The nose was cut to fit and reattached in the same manner as the rear. The nose was then molded in and side bubbles removed.
The cockpit was also removed and the sides cut down some.

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New side panels were then made and cut to fit and all seams filled and sanded.

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Tools are fairly simple , an old Dremel lots of knifes and some homemade stuff. Sheet plastic, CA and goop.

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One of the inside of how everything is put together.

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This is where the build is right now. It's coming along, Still have to figure a way to mount it yet.

All for now

Kevin
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Re: H.O. Build-Super Modified

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:17 am

Now we are cookin' with Crisco. Great seeing your HO work in this.
-Harry

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Re: H.O. Build-Super Modified

Postby ShotgunDave » Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:19 pm

I was hoping you were going to jump in on this Kevin.

Nice work as usual.
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Re: H.O. Build-Super Modified

Postby btaylor » Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:32 pm

Love it!!!!
Cant wait to see the finished product!

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Re: H.O. Build-Super Modified

Postby kcl » Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:21 pm

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Body work on the super mod is completed for now. A friend of mine wants
to cast it as it is right now, so we put some primer on it and cleared the body
so I can send it to him. Came out pretty good.

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It will need resanded when it comes back and some other things done to it.
So right now I will be on hold till it returns.

All for now

Kevin
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Re: H.O. Build-Super Modified

Postby TuscoTodd » Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:08 am

That is looking sweet!
Thanks for sharing the update!
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Re: H.O. Build-Super Modified

Postby clivearmstrong74 » Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:05 am

Cool build!! I'm not familiar with HO scale..I know of it, but no knowledge of it...
Is HO scale also connected to a numerical basis eg. 1:64?
I like the complete filling, attaching and making a "new" body, super!

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Re: H.O. Build-Super Modified

Postby kcl » Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:06 pm

My body has come back from casting and have started working on making a post for the front.

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Harvested a post from a junk body and cut to fit. It needed a slight taper to conform to the
nose and allow everything to fit. Before attaching it though, decided to open the nose up
for some grill work. This is much easier to do before the post is set.
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This will probably be filled with some screen after paint. The post is held on with a small screw through
the frame which was drilled and then countersunk so the screw was flush with the frame.
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Still need to sand the inside of the body where the post will attach to bare plastic in order to get
a good bond. After it all drys good,we can get on to the fun stuff.

All for now

Kevin
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Re: H.O. Build-Super Modified

Postby dge467 » Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:05 pm

That is some nice work!!!
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Re: H.O. Build-Super Modified

Postby kcl » Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:40 am

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With the post set,started working on the driver and the cage. The Grand Prix racer
body that I took the rear off of also donated its driver. He fills the hole pretty good
and sits high in the car as he should.

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Cages and bumpers are made from paper clips. Tools are simple. I use a cutter to cut them straight and
a flat nose pliers without the ridges to bend them with. A Dremel with a cut off wheel to grind them
to size once shaped. Don't usually measure anything just cut and bend things by eye and
test fit till it looks right and fits well.
Unlike you guys with the big cars, I have no room to solder things together, so everything
is glued one piece at a time using Loctite CA or Loctite 380 Black Max depending on the attachment point.
After all that has setup for a day or so, it all gets sanded and shaped to form a clean joint.
It's a lot of work but worth the effort in the end.

Still much work to do on this car but it's starting to take shape.

All for now

Kevin
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Re: H.O. Build-Super Modified

Postby ShotgunDave » Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:03 pm

Quite the transformation Kevin. I always enjoy your builds.
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Re: H.O. Build-Super Modified

Postby clivearmstrong74 » Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:44 pm

Than is super neat work! Well done.

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Re: H.O. Build-Super Modified

Postby kcl » Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:46 pm

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Started working on the cage. The main bar was bent to fit over the width of
the gear plate. With the body on, height was set and the bar tacked in place.
Once the tack set up, the body was removed and the bar secured in place with
some Loctite 380 and left to set overnight. The excess was then removed by
light scraping to form a clean joint. The gear plate will be sanded with some
2000 grit paper to polish it up.
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The rest of the pieces are then bent and ground to fit using a Dremel with a cut off wheel.

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This picture is a little off cause it's hard to hold the piece in the right place and work
the camera at the same time, but you can get the idea. Each piece of the cage is cut,ground
and fit the same manor. Each being attached to the gear plate and then to the main bar.

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After all the pieces are glued in place, all the joints are cleaned up and sanded to form clean joints.
Quite a few paper clips don't make it through the first time but get used in other places along the way,
not an exact science here. Mostly trial and error on bending them. Have a few more pieces to bend up
before this is finished. Once done we can move on back to the body and start putting some detail
on it.

All for now

Kevin
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Re: H.O. Build-Super Modified

Postby kcl » Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:31 am

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Most of the cage is finished. Started putting the x-brace in.

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With the body on things are getting a little tight. Will have to open the body up a little
to clear the cage and modify the driver some to so he fits, but I figured on that anyway.

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The pencil marks are where the cuts will be made. Just some reliefs with a round file to clear the
cage so it dosen't drag when painted. Will be able to start some bumpers pretty soon. She's starting
to take shape and look like something.

All for now

Kevin
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Re: H.O. Build-Super Modified

Postby kcl » Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:00 pm

The x-brace is complete and finishes off the cage.

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The diver needed to be modified a little to fit. With the cage in there he turned out
to be a little to big and would not fit with the body on. So we put him on a diet
so he would fit.

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All in all the cage turned out well. Still a little clean up and sanding to do but not to much.
Not much room to work in this area and progress is slow but it will get there.

All for now

Kevin
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