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LHD Gulf Seven

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  • Member since
    March, 2017
  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 6:14 PM
Mark Amazing detailing as always ! I saw on another thread ( Transformers truck ) a builder used Scale train 3D decals of rivets & even louvers . The exact placement of your painted rivets is magnificent . thank gawd for rulers !
  • Member since
    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Friday, May 18, 2018 2:50 PM

Thanks Spencer!  I freehanded those rivets, no need to measure...

 

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

  • Member since
    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Friday, May 18, 2018 2:50 PM

 

 

 

The harnesses are ready to install.  Except for the reworked anchors they are fully scratch-built.  The driver's side lap belts are already in the car as I needed to use them to determine the lengths of the latched passenger side ones.

 

 

 

 

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

  • Member since
    May, 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Saturday, May 19, 2018 7:53 AM
I simply love this build, your vision and modeling skills are fantastic! Keep up the wonderful work as many of us are following this with great interest.
  • Member since
    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 7:39 PM

 

I thought I could get away with only machining the snaps, (male and female) for the lower front parts of the seats.  Until I installed them and realized that since I polished the rear panel it acted as a mirror and the back snaps (or lack thereof) were clearly visible in the reflection.

 

So I went back to the lathe to make another eight parts…

 

 

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

  • Member since
    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Sunday, July 08, 2018 1:17 PM

 

The start of a scratch-built brass removable "fiberglass" hardtop.  See the June 2018 issue of Scale Auto magazine for the step-by-step how it was made…

 

 

 

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

  • Member since
    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Monday, July 09, 2018 1:44 PM

 

Test fitting to the body.

 

 

Added some flanges and mounting points…

 

 

I acid cut the opening for the rear window.

 

 

I also acid cut the frame that will hold the rear window in.

 

 

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

  • Member since
    January, 2008
  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Monday, July 16, 2018 11:45 AM

Really great stuff going on here.  Carry on sir.  YesYes

Just keep picking away at it...

  • Member since
    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Friday, August 31, 2018 7:26 PM
I started the dash when I did the basic conversion to left-hand drive. It was intended to be just a blank place holder but I decided to use it anyway. First I trimmed out the bottom edges and then I started making the holes for the gauges.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

  • Member since
    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Friday, August 31, 2018 8:09 PM
I decided on three different sizes of Auto Meter gauges. 

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

  • Member since
    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Saturday, September 01, 2018 10:59 AM
After Swiss cheesing the dash I reinforced it on the back (front?) with .020 x .070 thick strips before risking a fracture.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

  • Member since
    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Wednesday, September 05, 2018 2:10 PM
The gauges will be Auto Meter brand.  I started off with the tach and speedo and a small vacuum gauge.
They are milled so the lenses will mount from the inside like the real ones.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

  • Member since
    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Thursday, September 06, 2018 10:52 AM
The water temp, oil pressure, volts and fuel housings were roughed out next…

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

  • Member since
    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Friday, October 05, 2018 5:40 PM
I made the needles for each gauge.  They are different sizes and proportions because the gauges are three different sizes and two of the mid-sized ones are electrical and two are mechanical.  (They are really small.)

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

  • Member since
    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Friday, October 05, 2018 7:45 PM
These are the lenses I made for the gauges.  The one for the vacuum gauge lens is already installed.  The hole in the one is for the reset knob for the trip meter.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

  • Member since
    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Friday, October 05, 2018 10:08 PM
These are the gauge faces.  I machined the parts and drew the art and printed them out.  The needles are mounted to shafts (like real ones).

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

  • Member since
    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Sunday, October 07, 2018 2:22 PM
The reset knob for the trip odometer.  Three pieces.
The largest part of it is .030 in diameter and has the ribs machined into it.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

  • Member since
    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Monday, October 08, 2018 12:08 PM
The gauges are done for now and loosely fitted to the dash.
 

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

  • Member since
    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Tuesday, October 09, 2018 1:08 PM
I started machining the switches for lights, blinkers, key, starter and windshield wipers.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

  • Member since
    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 6:56 PM
Key switch for the ignition is done.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

  • Member since
    February, 2008
Posted by justmike on Thursday, October 11, 2018 11:03 AM

Yup. Still can only come up with Wow. 

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.

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