Post by Bernard Kron on Dec 19, 2019 20:51:37 GMT -5
OK! One last swing at the apple in 2019. I started this one in April, 2013. The picture below is from June 1, 2013 and shows most of the basic parts I had going by then. The basic chassis is a Revell C1122 Dragster Frame Parts Pack. The front axle is from one of the Revellogram '29/30 ford "Rat Rod" kits. The rear whitewall slicks are from Modelhaus. The checker board decals were adapted from a Revell '32 Ford Roadster kit and the Caribbean blue body paint and mango chassis paint are by Krylon. Since then I stole the wheels for other projects. I started on it again in the past few days and I'm currently building up a small block Chevy from the Revell Slingster kit. It'll have a GMC 671 blower and 2-port Hilborn injectors. I'll also use the spoked Halibrand mag front wheels from the Slingster. With the paint scheme and short wheelbase chassis I'm going for some Old Skool funk with this one. It's a pretty simple build-up, and with the body and chassis largely painted out I've only really got the motor, steering and interior bits before final assembly ahead of me. I should have it done by year's end, I think.
Post by Bernard Kron on Dec 26, 2019 22:41:56 GMT -5
This project is moving along nicely, although it has involved a great deal of scratch building. This is the nature of building out from a Parts Pak chassis, with nothing much coming from any one kit. But at least one bit of the scratch building was unexpected. I usually use pre-wired distributors and magnetos from Morgan Auto Detail (M.A.D.). They look good, come in a variety of distinct styles, and save a great deal of work. But I ran out. Going into the holiday season and with a personal deadline of end of 2019, any hope of ordering more and getting them in time was pretty much out of the question. So the simple Vertex style magneto you see in the pictures below was scratch built one desperate afternoon. The rear wheels were found in the depths of my parts box. They look like some sort of AMT piece but the source is lost in the mists of time. They were stripped of their chrome and, along with the Halibrand spokes at the front, finished in Testors Acrylic Jet Exhaust to simulate a Dow 7 coating. As mentioned in my last post, the small block Chevy is sourced from the Revell Slingster kit which supplied everything south of the blower casing including the blower manifold and the headers. The GMC 671 is from one of the countless Elephant Motor setups from the long wheelbase AMT Ivo/Too Much/Digger ‘Cuda/etc./etc. kits I have used over the years. The Hilborn 2-Port was cut out of the blower/injector piece from an AMT ‘40 Ford kit. The build is a bit further along than the photos show, with much of the interior completed, including the floor and most of the steering gear, as well as most of the front suspension bits. 12/31/2019 still looks like an attainable goal for completion.
Post by Bernard Kron on Dec 31, 2019 1:15:53 GMT -5
Just some quick snaps to show that I actually got ‘er done in 2019. More formal pictures and details tomorrow. The only major last minute change was a set of Curt Raitz’s fabulous Tru-Wire front wheels to lighten up the front end and balance with the white walls at the back.