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Re: Almost Finished

Postby kcl » Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:48 pm

Dave
I don't have group shots per say, but I did throw this together for ya.

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This is some of them. The one group shot is some very old builds, they go far back before bumpers, roll cages and other
small details of the later builds. Fun to look back though and see how far they have come.

All for now

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Re: Almost Finished

Postby oceanview » Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:03 pm

Wow!! Thank you for the pics!
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Re: Almost Finished

Postby sweet » Fri Nov 11, 2016 6:52 pm

Cosmopolitan is my favorite!...No wait the red 40 Ford!
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Re: Almost Finished

Postby kcl » Sat Dec 24, 2016 1:10 pm

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Something else to go along with the other unfinished projects started. Took the rear end of an old GP racer and
mated to a Hot Rod body. When all was dry, sanded and shaped her up a little and filled in the wheel wells.

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Shortened up the rear a little and got her fitted on a Magnatraction frame after cutting the nose off.

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Shortened the nose up to fit behind the front axle and mated the two back together. Opened up the
sides of the cockpit a little also.

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After drying, sanded her up and started molding the the nose to the body. Coming out pretty well, still have some low spots and
pin holes to fill yet before more sanding can be done. Also removed all the grill work as to have a fresh canvas to work with.
There is a roof in store for this one yet, but still a long way down the road for that.

All for now, Have a good Holiday

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Re: Almost Finished

Postby TuscoTodd » Sun Dec 25, 2016 7:33 am

Looks like another cool build in the making!
Love the progress shots as you go along showing the transformation!
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Re: Almost Finished

Postby kcl » Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:49 pm

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While the little roadster is in the build off, we found this other hot rod lurking in the corner.
We started working on it also. This is an old vibe body since it has no side bubbles.
We'll just call this one hot rod 2. Started by cutting the front off and trimming it to
fit the chassis. Then cutting the back leaving just the trunk lid intact.

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Interior was removed and body lowered on the chassis.

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After trimming the body to clear the rear wheels, we started building a rear deck for it.
Sides where filled in with sheet plastic along with the rear.

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A notch was made to clear the gear, and the gap between the the side of the deck and the body will also be
filled, which will close the void between the two.

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What we have so far looks pretty good. This body is a little rough, with gouge marks all over it and
will take some work to smooth out once the fab work is complete. We will see what happens.

All for now

Kevin
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Re: Almost Finished

Postby TuscoTodd » Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:07 am

Really cool to see how you rework these!
Two thumbs up sir!
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Re: Almost Finished

Postby ShotgunDave » Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:26 am

Agreed. Best HO modeling anywhere.
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Re: Almost Finished

Postby kcl » Sun Jan 22, 2017 3:10 pm

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Got a lot of the body work done and the hood is in place. A little different configuration
on this one.

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The line on the hood is a cut line to set the radiator shroud back behind the front axle which will be
fashoned from sheet and shaped.
She still has some wrinkles in her to straighten out, but coming along.

All for now

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Re: Almost Finished

Postby vabchrog » Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:37 pm

I love watching your projects. thank you for sharing :text-thankyouyellow:
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Re: Almost Finished

Postby kcl » Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:13 am

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Built a nose for the white hot rod and added a little fishtail to the back. However
the nose didn't work out so well. By the time I got done with it it looked terrible.
So we cut it off and started over.

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After shortening the hood a touch to get some clearence for the axle, mounted the new nose
to the hood. This one fits between the frame and reaches the bottom of the frame.

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After everything drys good, we'll cut it out for a radiator and mount it in the cut out.

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We'll use the back of this Chaparral as the grill work on the back make nice
radiators. Some are already black to start with. Once painted they can be highlighted
with some silver to bring out the mesh.
After this is complete , we can start on the roof and cage.

All for now

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Re: Almost Finished

Postby SpeedyNH » Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:47 pm

Kevin, what are you using for glue? looks green.
thanks
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Re: Almost Finished

Postby kcl » Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:23 pm

Speedy

That is a mixture of Testors 3502 liquid cement and scrap plastic
from old bodies. Cut the pieces up small and put them in the cement.
they will melt and form a slurry. It can be used thick or it can be thinned by adding more
cement. Some guys mix the color of the body they're using so it matches, I'm not that
fussy. This batch happened to turn out green because of the colors of plastic mixed together.
It actually melts the plastic together to form a bond. Since it's the same plastic
the sanding rates are the same as the filler is not harder or softer than the surrounding
plastic. Its not instant dry, takes a few days to set up and dry good, sometimes longer
but I,m in no hurry and usually have something else to work on while it's drying.
A friend of mine Bill Hall who does some great restoration work and custom building turned me on to
to this and I've been using for awhile now mostly as a filler.

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Re: Almost Finished

Postby SpeedyNH » Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:42 am

thanks Kevin.
Bill has made me familiar with the 'goop' concept- I just didn't realize that was what it was. now I see.
you guys sure do some innovative work.
thanks,
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Re: Almost Finished

Postby dge467 » Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:25 pm

You are quite the craftsman!!! Nice!
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