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3 kits into 1 CBP.
Posted by Gluecipher on Sunday, June 03, 2018 2:50 PM

Ok, so heres the rules:

- '53 or older body, be it european or 'murican,british or whatever. Scale 1/25 or 1/24.

- Body modifications wellcome as long as you can identify its origins somewhat easily.

-Any kit brand.

- No curbsides. Need to have some engine and interior.

- No aftermarket parts of any kind, except hoses/wires.

- scratchbuilt parts ok, printed parts not.

- No airbush use at all. 

-You can use parts from only 3 kits and tell us the kits you'll be using. Yes, the body needs to be 1/24 or 1/25 but for all i care you can freely use other scale parts for the rest. In example one kit is 1/24, second is 1/24 and third is 1/35.

- Any style but not stock unless its crashed, junk lying all beat up,rusted etc.

- Time to build untill end of this year.

 

Hope you like this.

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Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Tuesday, June 05, 2018 10:21 AM
I think my entry will be a "scrapheap challenge / junkyard wars" type of affair as I'm slightly lacking in finances at the moment ! I have plenty of partially built models that will fit the bill , I'll have to remember to keep it to the ' three models in one ' though LOL
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Posted by Gluecipher on Tuesday, June 05, 2018 11:36 AM

Spencer Mopar Fan
I think my entry will be a "scrapheap challenge / junkyard wars" type of affair as I'm slightly lacking in finances at the moment ! I have plenty of partially built models that will fit the bill , I'll have to remember to keep it to the ' three models in one ' though LOL
 

 

Hey, step right up,  join the club . I am unemployed now so i am running on shoestring budget more than before in years. 

Mine might be not so far from your concept, i guess. Three kits, all bought in 12 months, after saving and eating more porridge.Big Smile

Theres pretty much around 50 years between the kits i am using, and i guess some will say it wont be making sense ,the parts i'll be using but i think its something you could see running around in 1:1 scale today. 

Not so much real scratch building, but some bits need to be made and theres one area, thats kind of new to me so i guess it challenges me enough though its a concept i've liked a lot in 1:1 world.

 

 

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Posted by mini man on Tuesday, June 05, 2018 4:29 PM
Three kits, all bought in 12 months, after saving and eating more porridge. I once combined a bulldog tank,a catalina,a mustang car and a road roller in one mad build.

 

Nigel.

 

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Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Wednesday, June 06, 2018 7:04 PM
I'd check the added contents of your cigarettes Nige!! , that sounds mental even for you !! LOL
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Posted by mini man on Wednesday, June 06, 2018 8:27 PM

Spencer Mopar Fan
I'd check the added contents of your cigarettes Nige!! , that sounds mental even for you !! LOL
 

Laugh

Something a little different now,elsewhere I took part in a *** Dastardly challenge.The main components are a '67 Ford Mustang,P.B.Y.5A Catalina and a Walker Bulldog tank.Chuck in some plastic card,a few different colours and you get this... :D  :D  :D 


 

Nigel.

 

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Posted by Gluecipher on Thursday, June 07, 2018 1:36 AM

Starts to feel that i'll be using ;

-1950 Ford PU

-1972 Chevy Blazer.

-1967 Mustang gasser...Malco, that is.

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Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 6:19 AM

So "here we go then" Wink

I've got a starter model to use most of the parts from in the post from a guy who's building a Tribute version .... Roth's Road Agent !!

There are no box or instructions , but its free so "beggars can't be choosers" LOL ( Ed Roth signed them in the '90's  , so he's keeping those !)

Not too sure of the body I'll use yet , I'm thinking a T bucket or similar , it all depends on the chassis shape & form .

I did have quite a nice collection of Roth models , but if I said " Ex Girlfriend had a temper ..... " Zip it! 

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Posted by Gluecipher on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 10:23 AM

Spencer Mopar Fan

So "here we go then" Wink

I've got a starter model to use most of the parts from in the post from a guy who's building a Tribute version .... Roth's Road Agent !!

Not too sure of the body I'll use yet , I'm thinking a T bucket or similar , it all depends on the chassis shape & form .

 

 

What on earth is that bubbletop,manYes

Never seen such but i like its unfinished rough looks....with fiberglas showing ?

 

Mine is done from parts of '72 Blazer , Malco Gasser and '50 ford pickup.

I havent done a thing yet, but as weekend comes , i'll post a pic here, with all the parts i am using, if u r interested. 

-cut off the Malcos front part of frame, save it. Gather its engine front suspension and axle hairpins as well, to be used. Also the rollcage might be used.

- cut off the front part of Blazers frame, discard it. Gather up its axles, tires,wheels,rear suspension, transfer case to be used.

-take the radiator, cabin, dash, maybe springs.

-Weld the Malcos frames front part to Blazers frame thats missing its own front.

-fit Blazers 4x4 driveline with Malcos front suspension and engine somehow.

- Do what it takes to drop the '50 pickup cabin, on the Blazers frame, most likely channeled a bit. 

-Ride eternal, shiny and chrome.

 

 

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Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 4:39 PM

Colin , the guy who's doing the Road Agent only started with a chopped up beetle ( Just the chassis really ) in Febuary !! Its been built the traditional way,  with plaster over wood frame then lay on the glass & resin !!! ...... That photo above is an early build photo . He's mad on Roth stuff & wanted to do it "RIGHT"

LaughEww itchy fibreglass!! 

I'll just post a link to his "blog" on the UK site .....

Apparently , he knew my parents back in the early 80's when they ran the UK Mopar Club ! 

Here's the link :- "enjoy! " 

http://www.rodsnsods.co.uk/forum/garage/agent-thor-tribute-538089

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Posted by Gluecipher on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 5:07 PM

Spencer Mopar Fan

Colin , the guy who's doing the Road Agent only started with a chopped up beetle ( Just the chassis really ) in Febuary !! Its been built the traditional way,  with plaster over wood frame then lay on the glass & resin !!! ...... That photo above is an early build photo . He's mad on Roth stuff & wanted to do it "RIGHT"

LaughEww itchy fibreglass!! 

I'll just post a link to his "blog" on the UK site .....

Apparently , he knew my parents back in the early 80's when they ran the UK Mopar Club ! 

Here's the link :- "enjoy! " 

http://www.rodsnsods.co.uk/forum/garage/agent-thor-tribute-538089

 

 

I thought it was bug,due to its front axle.

In past ive done pretty similar glassfiber jobs, to motorcycle fairings, go cart and such. Plastic/foam/wooden mold and then i laminated the glassfiber on it and so on. Itchy indeed !

So you are doing more like something based on thr vw bug, not attempting to create any 100% accurate copy of Roths build?

I guess you are , for sure making a lot of scratch building Thumbs Up

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Posted by Gluecipher on Monday, June 18, 2018 11:20 AM

Here is my starting point. All parts come from only 3 kits. I might toss away some parts in this pic and use some that arent in the pic but only the stuff from these three kits,plus scratch built parts if needed. Thinking maybe the gearbox swap, to use Blazers tranny instead of Malcos...but we'll see.

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Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Monday, June 18, 2018 3:16 PM

Hi Gluecifer . You're off 'n' running already !! LOL

Is this the F1 kit with the Ardun "flatty " ? When I opened my one and saw those iconic rocker covers I almost wept . The wheels went straight into the spares box though LOL

I've managed to get a couple of spares boxes down & trying to sort a suitable body . I'm liking the idea of a vintage altered drag car at the moment …. might use the XK 120 Jag motor ….. !!

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Posted by Gluecipher on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 5:02 AM

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Hi Gluecifer . You're off 'n' running already !! LOL

Is this the F1 kit with the Ardun "flatty " ? When I opened my one and saw those iconic rocker covers I almost wept . The wheels went straight into the spares box though LOL

 

Yeah "already" 

It is the F-1 Ford PU you refer to, indeed. I own it only due to that Ardun Flattie it has, but i like the the cabin part of the body, alone as well, but i dislike its mask design, and i can only agree on the alloy wheels it includes. I wont ever use em i bet.

Tryin to get the frame mods done in 10 days so i can then start to mock up the other parts.

 

Too sad its like you and me who are in this so far but hey, maybe someone will get inspired and joins later Yes

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Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 10:33 AM

Stick out tongue Maybe it's not complex enough a task ..................

I'll be getting started on this one over the next two days , my Road Agent model is now  on a back burner , I'll tell you a secret , it's no longer needing wheels where it came from....  ~~{(((((   Alien  )))))}~~

The Idea has rooted now .... I just read the Topolino post & there is a photo there of a Circuit prepped Fiat with Zakspeed BBS deepdish alloys .. 

Plan 1 )

Tubular frame from the Road Agent

IFS /IRS ( tubular A arms from spares box ) 

Quickchange centre Front & rear is with the ... Indifferent 

Audi R8 mid engine ( The aft dif cover looks cast ally , so I'll put some detailing to age it a decade or three . The driveline shortened to a managable size . 

The Body ?? Try a fully fendered Model A roadster pick up with patina & pinstriping 

And a set of Deep Dish BBS obviously . 

A bit like an early Coddingtom resto rod I guess , but no updated paint ! 

Not a Rat Rod at all . 

Also got a pair of blueline Goodyears with Daisy mags that came off a broken t'rantula. 

They're going on a 4 door convertible A to use as a tow vehicle for the Track A Truck. 

As Hannabal , The one played by George Peppard ...!  said

" I love it when a plan comes together ! " Wink

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Posted by Gluecipher on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 9:35 AM

Spencer Mopar Fan

Stick out tongue Maybe it's not complex enough a task 

Fiat 

Zakspeed BBS 

Tubular frame from the Road Agent

IFS /IRS 

 

Audi R8 mid engine

Model A roadster pick up  

blueline Goodyears with Daisy mags

 t'rantula. 

" I love it when a plan comes together ! " Wink

 

 

It might be my reading skills ,but are all these parts coming from only 3 model kits...to build one vehicle that has body parts of Fiat and Ford?

 

 

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Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 5:58 PM

The Fiat was just the 'general idea boost'

I saw the photo of one & thought of doing my idea of the roadster . 

The Audi R8 motor , forget that too !! LOL (Thats now in something else)

Might as well , whilst I'm at it , forget the Road Agent frame too Smile

as the rear transaxle is way too far back for the pick up bed , & even a turtle deck T (Green Hornet Drag car body ! ) 

I am going to look through some other boxes tomorrow .

I hope to find something else actually useful !  

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Gluecipher on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 6:04 PM

Ok,i just got confused a lotBig Smile, sorry!

How many kits you have there..? Tens atleast i guess.

 

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Posted by Gluecipher on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 11:37 AM

No i havent forgotten this project at all.

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