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3 East, the descent into madness. done. 100% Exhaust sorted and a little extra 09/29/17

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3 East, the descent into madness. done. 100% Exhaust sorted and a little extra 09/29/17
Posted by All_6s_and_7s on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 8:04 AM

"3 East" a nickname given to the old Psych ward at our General Hospital. It was the east wing of the 3rd floor, where all the people who had left reality went for a visit. 

 

This project reminds me of what a mental patient may have dreamed up when given paper and crayons, and I have dove into that alternate reality with this project. 

 

I have many questions, and I can only answer them myself when it comes to the vision, so I am going to do my best to think like this person and complete this car.

Starting with the AMT 1950 Ford Convertable. I made a few precise cuts

 

 

 

general mock up.

 

 

I will update with the state of both the model and myself as I do more. 

Thanks for looking. 

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Posted by justmike on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 9:19 PM

Dory and Nemo can cruise around in that! Call it " The Guppy" when you are done. lol  This is going to be a fascinating build to watch

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.
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Posted by Foxer on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 6:24 AM

I love Hack & Slash on plastic kits ... keep it going!!  :)

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Posted by All_6s_and_7s on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 9:53 AM

Here I go again with the foam. I'm adding some structure to sculpt and create an engine bay in the back seat. I will later fiberglass this on the top side of the car.

In real life there would be no way the wheels would turn and have leg room for the driver and pedals, so I have made this a center steer. the bench seat will allow for passengers on either side of the driver. (just like a McClaren F1 baby)

Being a mid engine car, I had to source a transaxle, and the only one I had was in a finished Corvair, sorry Corvair it was for the greater good. *the greater good*

 

 

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Posted by hachirokami on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 10:41 AM

Perhaps that's part of the reason the original "subject" has that 12 inch or larger gap  held together with rebar? In any case, I'm watching this one. Time for fiberglass jelly yet?  lol

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Posted by All_6s_and_7s on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 10:54 AM

Hi Hiro, do you think fiberglass jelly would be better then cloth, or could I use the jelly as a resin for the cloth. it would be a lot cleaner then resin. Or are you talking about the real car lol.

 

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Posted by hachirokami on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 11:05 AM

All_6s_and_7s

Hi Hiro, do you think fiberglass jelly would be better then cloth, or could I use the jelly as a resin for the cloth. it would be a lot cleaner then resin. Or are you talking about the real car lol.

 

 

 

The fiberglass jelly can be used in place of resin, it can also be used by itself for filling in small areas. Much like putty. Just keep in mind if your wanting to apply directly to a kit, rough up the surface our else it won't stick at all.

 

Fiberglass resin won't stick to the smooth side of masking tape but jelly won't even stick to  those glossy  junkmai flyers that come in the mail.

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Posted by hachirokami on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 11:15 AM
Check out this site for some more tips http://www.ehow.com/how_4588174_use-fiberglass-resin-jelly.html
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Posted by All_6s_and_7s on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 11:36 AM

cool I will give it a read

 

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Posted by All_6s_and_7s on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 6:06 PM

Some engine bay mock up. And work on the roof

 

I'm thinking speed boat headers...

 

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Posted by hachirokami on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 10:45 PM

That. Or you could go all swoopy cool like the No-Nomad

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Posted by hachirokami on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 11:52 PM

Here's some food for thought. .

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Posted by All_6s_and_7s on Thursday, March 30, 2017 7:57 AM

Easy now. I'm just going to find some nice, parts box headers lol

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Posted by All_6s_and_7s on Monday, April 10, 2017 1:36 PM

fresh back from vacation and time to get working on the car again. I've been thinking about it all week.

I was considering other mediums other then fiberglass, so a local club member sugguested that I try this pc-7 apoxy for my body work. So I did, and I'll let you know how it is to work with once it sets up.   

 

 

 

 

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Posted by GerN on Thursday, April 13, 2017 1:15 PM

Kneadatite Blue/Yellow Epoxy Putty Tape 36" "Green Stuff is an epoxy putty available from Amazon  ($17 for 36 inches) which I like.  Doesn't smell bad and is easy to handle with damp fingers.  This allows me to use a small amount with minimal finishing work and waste.  It does need to harden overnight.

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Posted by All_6s_and_7s on Thursday, April 20, 2017 8:59 AM

Very slow progress on the car. Most of my time is trying to figure out the interior pan in relation to the chassis. The front of the chassis curves up so it pushes the interior tub out of the car, so I've had to do some triming and some apoxy bracing to get the tub to sit right in the car.

 

 

It's not much to look at right now. Between being inebriated in New Orleans for a week and building a 1:1 plastic scale model of a shed and yard work, I haven't had much time to work on it.

 

Once the apoxy dries I can clean it up, but the tub sits right and I can move forward on the rest of the interior and body.  

I cut up the rear floor pan to make room for the new Corvair transaxle and started to mockup a spring perch. I'm not going to go crazy with detail on this as it will never be seen. I'm just making some supports.

Ride height check. CHECK!

 

 

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Posted by All_6s_and_7s on Friday, April 21, 2017 6:43 PM

funny story. I had set aside my Corvair transaxle and had it in a parts box waiting to be mounted up to an engine, then last night when I went to get it the transmission itself was missing. I cleaned the entire work and it was no where to be found... odd I know.

Today I was at my local hobby shop and picked up a car just for the engine alone as it fit the theme of this car to a tee and as luck would have it, it had a short transmission and I had a quick change rearend from the Mickey Challenger kit, so a short session of fab work had me the perfect setup for the mid engine, and it suits the car way better than adapting the corvair trans to another engine.

And look how well it fits in the engine bay. granted I am going to have to cut into the firewall to make room for the ancillaries.

 

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Posted by All_6s_and_7s on Sunday, April 23, 2017 2:24 PM

Lots of progress this weekend the rearend is mounted bodywork is getting done. Interior tub it coming along. I did however hit a snag. I was having some fun with the rag top cover and I really like it, but if I keep it that way it will detour my whole build from what it's supposed to look like. 

 

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Posted by All_6s_and_7s on Sunday, April 23, 2017 7:49 PM

The final product is really starting to show

The McLaren style seating lol. 

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Posted by All_6s_and_7s on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 7:11 AM

Interior is coming along. Since I have decided to make this a convertible with an optional carson top I needed to make a nice interior tub. simple yet very effective touches so far, I flocked the floor and used small anntenas for door handles and scratch built some arm rests for the passengers.

door gaps carved in

With each day it becomes more like the finished concept that I began with, but I couldn't just take someone else's design and build it I had to make it my own.

 

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Posted by Moparlover64 on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 7:48 PM

And I thought I was sick with my customs and chopping up kits but that's just totally Awsome absolutely love it 

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Posted by All_6s_and_7s on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 9:32 AM

Moparlover64

And I thought I was sick with my customs and chopping up kits but that's just totally Awsome absolutely love it 

 

 

haha yeah, I get a little crazy, sometimes they work, sometimes they don't.  I remember when I was a kid and I wanted to chop the roof on one of my cars, so I made salt dough (water flour and salt). My dad made laughed at me for using pastery dough, you would have thought that I would have been deterred from doing this kind of plastic surgery, but I Guess not.  Stick out tongue

I saw your shoebox in the gallery page, but I haven't had a chance to check it out.

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Posted by Moparlover64 on Thursday, April 27, 2017 8:23 AM

Same here I've always tried to modify and radify my cars even my 1 to 1s have original graphics of my own design or combination.  I'm picking up a 41 Chrysler new Yorker traded my 72 charger for it . it will be my first actual custom I'm doing for myself . now that I'm retired and disabled I won't be doing a car for someone else. Won't be looking at my stuff going neglected in the yard or driveway or driving down. The road . by the way anyone know where I can find a pair of 41rear fender and trunk lid? Lol may have to graft just like on my model bench, hmmm could be interesting. Oh well happy modeling we'll see what happens when it gets here.

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Posted by All_6s_and_7s on Friday, April 28, 2017 10:53 AM

I thought I had the car all painted except for the hood, I had to make a new hood as the first one was kinda mangled, the only problem being was that the hood peaks at the front and slopes down to the cowl, so I had to build up that area so it had the proper fitment.

since I have to do a repaint on the car I decided that I would continue with building a roof that fit, more putty work was in order.

normally where the roof transitions into the package tray the body is narrower then the body at the door area where the roof sits now, so I had to widen the roof out. yay more sanding.

 

 

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Posted by Moparlover64 on Saturday, April 29, 2017 12:57 PM

I see oriental blue house of color? Looks same as my 50 and my cover truck Awsome still in more into the lime green in previous update my son just saw the creation .he said knarley dude

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Posted by All_6s_and_7s on Sunday, April 30, 2017 11:52 PM

98% complete I decided to post up some pics as I was starting to become impatient and was making mistakes. So I said screw it post some pics and relax and finish the fine details later. A few little rain drops joined the show as I was taking the pics.

Not exactly as I planned, but I couldn't resist the Convertible version once I saw it.

I'm glad this went a little smoother than my shoebox racer build. I just have to paint the trim on the sides and finish some detailing in the interior and add an exhaust system which was giving me the most grief today. I would also like to add more detail to the engine as it is the center piece of this build.

It was definitly a delve into the madness of an insane man to be able to create this model. I'd like to finish the carson top, but it's been a tricky piece to get right.

Thanks for following along.

 

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Posted by All_6s_and_7s on Sunday, April 30, 2017 11:58 PM

Moparlover64

I see oriental blue house of color? Looks same as my 50 and my cover truck Awsome still in more into the lime green in previous update my son just saw the creation .he said knarley dude

 

Thanks Mopar. It's model master Olds engine blue, I really wanted to stick to the green as a lot of the members in my group really liked it, but once I put a low gloss clear and added some chrome to it, it was really missing the pop so I went with a high gloss colour that I knew would bring out the chrome.

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Posted by Moparlover64 on Monday, May 01, 2017 11:24 PM

Hit me up on email ill share a few pics with you dmbrickwood6404@gmail.com

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Posted by All_6s_and_7s on Wednesday, May 03, 2017 8:07 AM

A few more pics with the chrome trim and sublte exhaust done.

I'm considering moving the exhaust from under the car into the rear quarter panel just above, or make some crazy exhaust coming out of the engine bay with trucker flaps or something, as in real life that wouldn't last 10 mins on the roads. esp a Newfoundland pot hole. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dT_8r2b_i3o lol

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Posted by Old Geezer on Thursday, May 04, 2017 5:55 AM

SWEET !!! My kind 'a modeling !!

 I absolutely love the ratty inspiration car !!

Nice work !

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