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Olds 442.
Posted by mini man on Monday, May 14, 2018 3:34 PM

Starting ths shortly.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4rvgzqVvUg

 

 

 

Nigel.

 

  • Member since
    March, 2017
  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Monday, May 14, 2018 4:26 PM
commented on it . I do like that colour .
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  • From: Canberra, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 4:28 AM
I have built one of these. it's a nice kit but a little plain. it needs a little detail to make it pop.
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Posted by Oldschool4x4 on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 6:53 AM

Those Johans are pretty nice, but need that little bit extra. And on your video, had my volume maxed out and still couldn't here what you were saying.

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Posted by mini man on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 10:57 AM

Oldschool4x4

Those Johans are pretty nice, but need that little bit extra. And on your video, had my volume maxed out and still couldn't here what you were saying.

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ct9sdVAelAk

 

 

A good reason you canthear me,I have a strong Belfast accent - add to which I have had two strokes which messed up my voice!!

OK a  problem,due to a longterm weakness I just cant get the tyres onto the rims so might need to change them...

 

Nigel.

 

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Posted by mini man on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 11:19 AM

The wheels.

 

Nigel.

 

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Posted by mini man on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 11:52 AM

Got rid of the mold lines

 

 

Nigel.

 

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Posted by Oldschool4x4 on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 12:32 PM

OK a  problem,due to a longterm weakness I just cant get the tyres onto the rims so might need to change them...

 

Try soaking the tires in hot water, its worked for me before.

Robert

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    August, 2016
Posted by mini man on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 1:25 PM

Oldschool4x4

OK a  problem,due to a longterm weakness I just cant get the tyres onto the rims so might need to change them...

 

Try soaking the tires in hot water, its worked for me before.

Robert

 

Fraid that wont work Robert,just dont have the strength in my arms..Oops - Sign

 

The wheel conversion is going nicely.

 

Nice fit.

 

They look nice methinks.

 

Nigel.

 

  • Member since
    March, 2017
  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 6:06 PM

Like the big ish diameter wheels , I empathise with the tyre fitment on the solid rubber tyres for the stock (15") magnum wheels . I used to wrap a medium thick marker pen in 240 grit until it was tight fitted & roll the tyre on the table . took a while & my room smelt like burnt rubber ,

but " burnouts are cool !"Whistling

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Posted by mini man on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 7:14 PM

Spencer Mopar Fan

Like the big ish diameter wheels , I empathise with the tyre fitment on the solid rubber tyres for the stock (15") magnum wheels . I used to wrap a medium thick marker pen in 240 grit until it was tight fitted & roll the tyre on the table . took a while & my room smelt like burnt rubber ,

but " burnouts are cool !"Whistling

 

Had the same prob with Monogram tyres before,before stroke worldDevil it was a doddle,just pres them in,but nowadys it is a diff matter!

 

On a lighter note am thinking of doing the spokes a body/contrasting colour.

 

Nigel.

 

  • Member since
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Posted by mini man on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 9:51 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yz92IkcICak

 

 

 

Got the core support,fan shroud and battery etc in.

 

 

Side view.

 

Does my bum look big in this??

 

Question time,there is a hood scoop included - do I use it or not?

 

 

Nigel.

 

  • Member since
    July, 2017
Posted by Oldschool4x4 on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 1:35 PM

Question time,there is a hood scoop included - do I use it or not?

 

Only because you asked.NO!! To me it just doesn't match the wheel setup.

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Posted by mini man on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 4:56 PM

Oldschool4x4

Question time,there is a hood scoop included - do I use it or not?

 

Only because you asked.NO!! To me it just doesn't match the wheel setup.

 

Laugh

Thanks for the reply,decided not to use it,got her sprayed now - pics tomorrw.

 

Nigel.

 

KWT
  • Member since
    July, 2015
  • From: Middle TN
Posted by KWT on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 6:55 PM

Coming together nicely.

Where did you get those wheels? I could use a set of those possibly.

Time well wasted, is not time wasted - John Lennon

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Posted by mini man on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 8:34 PM

KWT

Coming together nicely.

Where did you get those wheels? I could use a set of those possibly.

 

They come  from 

hiroboy.com

 

 

 

Nigel.

 

  • Member since
    August, 2016
Posted by mini man on Thursday, May 17, 2018 9:48 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMyAaVqMY88

 

 

 

Got her sprayed black,not  brilliant so will give her a wet coat later.

 

Going for a matt blue interior,black on black-YAWN...

 

Nigel.

 

  • Member since
    August, 2016
Posted by mini man on Thursday, May 17, 2018 1:13 PM

Tried some  T cut but will give it more paint in a  while.

 

Also gave the int tub a 2nd coat  of blue,once happy with it I Will do the  carpets black.

 

Nigel.

 

  • Member since
    March, 2017
  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Thursday, May 17, 2018 5:03 PM
Got another idea Nige ;-) Instead of doing the spokes , what about the inner rim between the spokes . just a thin ish mix & dab once . same blue as interior . ??
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Posted by mini man on Thursday, May 17, 2018 6:41 PM

Spencer Mopar Fan
Got another idea Nige ;-) Instead of doing the spokes , what about the inner rim between the spokes . just a thin ish mix & dab once . same blue as interior . ??
 

That's an idea,tried doing the spokes gloss black  but my dexterity...dogs dinner! so washed it off!!!

Got her resprayed and the engine done = crap pic with flash..........

 

Nigel.

 

  • Member since
    August, 2016
Posted by mini man on Friday, May 18, 2018 10:13 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7Xb-EFyQoo

 

 

 

 

Trimmed the wheel backs a tad.

 

The engine is part done.

 

The paint...It's as good as I can get it!

 

Nigel.

 

  • Member since
    August, 2016
Posted by mini man on Saturday, May 19, 2018 11:47 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HwQrRrErVg

 

 

 

Got the grilles in,using the custom f & r so no headlights on display.

 

Same with the rear,one BIG! light..

 

Was going to do the trim with a molotow pen but didnt feel that confident today....

 

The engine in place,again I want to molotow the valve covers..

 

Nigel.

 

  • Member since
    August, 2016
Posted by mini man on Sunday, May 20, 2018 9:59 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdPNcjEuWxc

 

 

 

Finished the engine,molotowed the valve covers and the filter housing is black.

 

Got the dash done,it is not fantastic but the best I can do..

 

 

The engine in place.

 

 

Nigel.

 

  • Member since
    August, 2016
Posted by mini man on Monday, May 21, 2018 9:39 AM

Done the foiling today...

 

Glass and interior in..

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Co3qHRnose4

 

 

 

Nigel.

 

  • Member since
    May, 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Monday, May 21, 2018 11:46 PM

Looking good... the wheels fit the 442 well and the blue black combination is nice.

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