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Hot/Street Rod & Custom Build off up to 1960 Back on
Posted by ADAMTEP on Sunday, July 27, 2008 5:16 AM

Gday guys, just wondering who is interested in a super cruise, show n shine? Rules are simple anything built pre 1960, any style, any shape, any scale. As far as streetability, it's out the window!! Tubs, methanol injected blown  big blocks, ground scraping stances it's all good! Cruise to start December 30 2008. Everyone involved casts one vote on their favourite model, the one with most votes wins. Builds can be partially started to date. Was thinking if I got enough entries, may be able to include best paint, engine etc. Or we can just keep it simple. Who is keen?

Cheers

Adam

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Posted by burlllee on Sunday, July 27, 2008 8:10 AM

  You can count me in Adam, sounds like a good idea.

  Earl Thumbs Up

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Posted by ADAMTEP on Monday, July 28, 2008 8:55 PM

Gday Earl I have changed the heading as you can see, may have to shelve the idea, see how we go

Adam

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Posted by burlllee on Saturday, August 9, 2008 6:13 AM

  Awww, I hope you don't shelve it Adam. If you get it started, I know you'll get plenty of interest. I've got an old '41 Plymouth I want to enter.

  Good luck mate, Earl Smile

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Posted by seboam on Saturday, August 9, 2008 10:03 PM

I have a 34 ford about half done.Is that too much?

http://s117.photobucket.com/albums/o62/easy5_bucket/ If there is no dust in the paint, then I didn't do it....
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Posted by ADAMTEP on Saturday, August 9, 2008 10:16 PM

Okay guys it's back on! Earl get building mate! Yeah half built not a problem, buddy. I will get the ball rolling with what I am going to build. hope to see some pics soon. I am going to build the Revell 37 ford coupe, One off my favourite rods, love the shape, haven't got anything in concrete yet, but I am thinking of painting it metallic orange or lime green, will have to get in to it and work out a plan.

Adam

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Posted by burlllee on Sunday, August 10, 2008 8:05 AM

  Woo hoo, glad to hear you're going forward with this project Adam, wtg mate.

  I like those '34 Fords Scott, good luck.

  I havn't built one of the '37 Ford's Adam, but I have a couple of them and it looks like a great kit.

  Here's a pic of my '41 Plymouth. All I've got done so far is opening the driver's door and trunk/boot lid. I'll be working out of town so work will be slow....lol. If this one goes well I may enter another one later.

  Good luck all, Earl Smile

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Posted by seboam on Sunday, August 10, 2008 3:50 PM

Thanks guys. I like it when there is a show and shine at the end.I better get by tail in gear.

http://s117.photobucket.com/albums/o62/easy5_bucket/ If there is no dust in the paint, then I didn't do it....
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Posted by ADAMTEP on Monday, August 11, 2008 4:29 AM

You better get your tail into gear buddy!lol!!! Mate if your the slowest, I am not far behind you! Earl nice start, another one of your trademark opening up jobs!!! Can't wait!! If it's anything like your mopars you just built!! Look Out! What style of build you going with Earl? Seboam hows the 34? I think amgoing with a modern hi tech rod, similar to style on the box art, yeah it is quite an impressive kit! Should know where I am heading within a few days!

Good luck guys

Adam

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Posted by burlllee on Sunday, August 17, 2008 5:42 AM

  Hi ya Adam, I'll be working out of town the next few months so my work will be even slower than usual...lol.

  I'm really not sure which way I'm going with the Plymouth, but it will probably be some kind of hot rod. I will be using some kind of Mopar engine.

  Good luck everybody, Earl Smile

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Posted by ADAMTEP on Tuesday, August 19, 2008 5:29 AM

Gday guys been in between projects, Earl, mopar engine I wouldn't expect anything less mate. Yep I am hearing you Earl. Anyway I have just been looking at various wheel combinations besides the kit supplied ones, which arn't to bad. The kit has a nice low stance which I love so have sat a set of pegasus 23's and also a set of hoppin hydro 24's which I love!! underneath so still can't make my mind up. And I will a nice set of aftermarket brakes as well. Thats about it for now.

Cheers and good luck

Adam

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Posted by burlllee on Saturday, August 23, 2008 6:56 AM

  Woo hoo Adam, that thing is going to look awesome,

  good luck, Earl Thumbs Up

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Posted by -Jeff- on Wednesday, September 3, 2008 7:14 PM

 Adam, Earl, how about I post progress on this one here instead of rods.  Maybe we can generate some interest in real(pre 65) rides.  Heres my entry...

 

C'mon everyone else, get in on this. 

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Posted by burlllee on Saturday, September 6, 2008 7:50 PM

  Woo hoo Jeff, man that is looking awesome. I'm looking forward to seeing how this one turns out.

  Good luck, Earl Thumbs Up

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Posted by ADAMTEP on Saturday, September 6, 2008 8:12 PM

Awesome Jeff, mate that looks hot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Keep it going buddy, Great start!! Should have some pics of my 37 this week.

Adam

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Posted by -Jeff- on Sunday, September 7, 2008 7:17 AM

 Thanks guy's, I have this and the Nomad Kustom pickup going at the same time.  I think I'll get some done on the 32 soon.  I'm trying to do something trick for the grill.  I'm leaning towards an Edsel grill center with some dual quad headlights.  Adam, your build is looking good so far, any updates???

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Posted by ADAMTEP on Sunday, September 7, 2008 11:19 PM

Should look good jeff, will have some updates this week.

Adam

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Posted by ADAMTEP on Tuesday, September 9, 2008 6:05 AM

Just an update guys on my 37, was going to do a fairly easy build but have decided that I am going to open up the boot, Started by using the back of my honny knife to open up the boot. and have used some evergreen strip to make the gutter on the inside, all that needs to be done now is to sand and file to the shape I have drawn. Also guys I am thinking of going with black, don't know yet. Good luck

Adam

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Posted by ADAMTEP on Thursday, September 11, 2008 2:01 AM

Just an update on the boot, I made the hinge out of brass rod and used some styrene tube for the brass to run through. boot is just mocked up to check all is good. Updates guys???

Adam

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Posted by -Jeff- on Thursday, September 11, 2008 7:09 PM

I have been pinning and adjusting and have the stance exactly where it needs to be.  I'm waiting on a ala kart grill to cut up , but may end up running this one int he end.  

I know there are lots of people building pre 1960 rods, where are they???  May be let kustoms in and adjust the title to something like "30's - 50's rod and custom cruise".  You may be able to get some more action in here.  By the way that trunk looks great, wish I could build that cleanly.   

Time is an illusion, lunchtime doubly so. - Douglas Adams my photobucket
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Posted by ADAMTEP on Friday, September 12, 2008 12:52 AM

Speaking off clean builds, your rod is coming along sensational mate, nice work Jeff. Point taken Jeff will adjust it.

Adam

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Posted by burlllee on Saturday, September 13, 2008 2:00 PM

  Looking nice Adam. I'm glad you decided to open the boot. I think it really adds a lot.

  I think we'll get more entries Jeff. It still be summer time here in the States, a lot of people are doing "out-door" things right now....lol.

  I just get home for the weekends and my modeling time is very limited right now. Mostly cause I try to play a round of golf every weekend..lol. But I hope to get a little done in the morning and post some pics.

  Good luck all, Earl Thumbs Up

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Posted by LO51 MERC on Saturday, September 13, 2008 8:40 PM

My God Jeff, you're not gonna cut up the grill from the AlaKart are you? That's SACRILEGE to cut up a part of one of the most famous Barris kustoms of all time, right???   Gary Big Smile Smile,Wink, & Grin

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Posted by -Jeff- on Sunday, September 14, 2008 7:06 PM

LO51 MERC

My God Jeff, you're not gonna cut up the grill from the AlaKart are you? That's SACRILEGE to cut up a part of one of the most famous Barris kustoms of all time, right???   Gary Big Smile Smile,Wink, & Grin


Wrong...  Actually the Ala Kart is not one of my favorite Rods. STOP,don't firebomb my house.  I know the Barris boys could build, but some of their stuff is just too far out there.  I like my customs low and sleek, and my hot rods a little more subtle than that.

You can see that I cut the trans tunnel out of an old floor and attached it directly to the floor pan of the chassis.  This allowed me to fit the interior panels without cutting them even though the car is channeled.  It should make the firewall easier to deal with as well, as I left the floor around the trans tunnel in place as well.  I also converted the rear suspension to a transverse rear leaf spring and QC rear end.   If you look in the second pic you can see that I had to raise the front cross member to achieve the stance I wanted without a Z in the frame.


 

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Posted by ADAMTEP on Monday, September 15, 2008 2:09 AM

Gday guy, the rods coming along really nice Jeff, some nice work, great solutions on the suspension. How's the handicap Earl? Anyway I started working on the motor, I have ditched the kit supplied carb and aircleaner in favour of a setup from Arrowhead aluminium, it's a great set with a resin carb and filter element and a nice turned aluminium air cleaner. The linkage is from Detailmaster as are the fittings. My prolem is now I don't know what colour to paint the block????? Good luck guys

Adam

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Posted by -Jeff- on Wednesday, September 17, 2008 4:32 PM

Wow, Adam that carb setup looks fantastic.  Really top notch work, any more progress on the body work? By the way, as far as engine color goes you could always go with the color that will be the detail color of the build.  I usually pick something that will tie into the interior or the frame... 

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Posted by ADAMTEP on Thursday, September 18, 2008 3:50 PM

Gday guys, boby should be in finished ready for colour coats tonight. I was thinking of painting the interior an off white almost tan colour, If I end up painting it green I will probably paint the motor body colour, but if I paint it black, I don't want to go painting the block black, maybe a metallic grey or silver, decisions decisions. Good luck

Adam

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Posted by ADAMTEP on Saturday, September 20, 2008 2:27 AM

Gday guys the 37 is in primer, will have to wait to see wether I am happy, just a few pics, how r u guys going?

Adam

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Posted by burlllee on Saturday, September 20, 2008 7:09 AM

  Really looking nice Jeff.

  I don't think they have a number high enough for my handicap Adam..lol. I am planning on going golfing today and hope to get "something" done to the '41 Plymouth in the morning. I've been looking through my motors and I want something a little different for this one.

  I love the look of the intake system Adam, looks fantastic. Looks like you're crusing right along. The primer looks good.

  Good luck everybody, Earl Smile

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Posted by -Jeff- on Saturday, September 27, 2008 2:07 PM

Well I've just tinkered with the 32 a bit,  but have started some kustom projects as well.  A 55 Nomad p/u conversion with the rear roof section from a 55 Pickup, and a re-chopped Revell merc.

 

Time is an illusion, lunchtime doubly so. - Douglas Adams my photobucket

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