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56 Ford banger - DD car!

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Posted by mini man on Friday, January 05, 2018 11:11 AM

Got the wheel,gear shift and batteries done black.

 

 

Threw some paint at the shell.

 

 

 

 

Together..

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

 

 

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Posted by mini man on Saturday, January 06, 2018 9:24 AM

Changed the colour..

 

 

 

Some of the decals.

 

Decided to use the 'hackney' licence plate.

 

Plus some 'computer cab' stickers - how 80s...

 

 

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

 

 

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Posted by mini man on Saturday, January 06, 2018 3:37 PM

Playing around with wheels,sometimes you see fancy alloys on an old beater!

 

Got the illuminated taxi sign onto the roof.

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

 

 

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  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Saturday, January 06, 2018 10:37 PM

Cool.  Looks proper bashed!!

Just keep picking away at it...

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Posted by mini man on Sunday, January 07, 2018 9:13 AM

Cheers Mark.

 

Here's a few taxi pics I took while living in Belfast.

 

Some geezer in green looking for a taxi...

 

 

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

 

 

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Posted by mini man on Sunday, January 07, 2018 11:21 AM

Got a few more decals on,next to the taxi is the Escort stock car - same scale!!

 

 

 

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

 

 

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Posted by mini man on Sunday, January 07, 2018 5:10 PM

Got the essie sprayed Tamiya british (racing) green.

 

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

 

 

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Posted by mini man on Monday, January 08, 2018 11:30 AM

Got the Cosworth BDA engine assembed.

 

She is sponsored by a garden centre.

 

 

Funny thing....The tyres are not centred properly meaning the wheel looks like it has a wobble on..

 

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

 

 

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Posted by mini man on Monday, January 08, 2018 5:13 PM

Filled in the mirror mount on the door( lhd ) and just touched it in,pics tomorrow.

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

 

 

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Posted by mini man on Tuesday, January 09, 2018 9:29 AM

Changed the wheels.

 

 

Some mesh for the screen.

 

Wheel sponsorship..

 

How she  looks.

 

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

 

 

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Posted by mini man on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 9:58 AM

Got the 4 wheel discs Molotowed,

 

Interior is done apart from the harness.

 

 

Engine and cooling system in.

 

 

How she looks now.

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

 

 

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  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 12:27 PM

I am digging the progress on the escort.  Carry on sir.

Just keep picking away at it...

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Posted by mini man on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 12:31 PM

Thanks Mark.Big Smile

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

 

 

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  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 9:38 PM

You have given me a great idea with my Mk2 Escort . I thought I'd be clever once ( and only once..) & cut out the door & hinge it as to see all the nice detailing inside , I lost the damn door Tongue Tied ! Do a TINFOIL one - bashed in - DUH ! LOL Love them big wheels ....

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Posted by mini man on Thursday, January 11, 2018 11:23 AM

Thanks Spencer,they come from Hiroboy.

 

Got the driveshaft,traction bars and exhaust on.

 

Molotowed the fire extinguisher.

 

Fitted the engine bay brace bar.

 

 

A few decals plus one light - dropped the other one...

 

Headlights and blue oval!

 

Not much left to do now.

 

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

 

 

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  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Thursday, January 11, 2018 1:07 PM

The Escort looks great.  That one isn't going to be a demolition derby car is it?

Just keep picking away at it...

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Posted by mini man on Thursday, January 11, 2018 3:08 PM

No way Mark,it is a euro stock car.Big Smile

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

 

 

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Posted by mini man on Thursday, January 11, 2018 3:32 PM

Going to do a mk3 Escort too,another race car.

 

 

The body in white..

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

 

 

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Posted by htown3 on Thursday, January 11, 2018 8:48 PM

Very interesting builds.  Nice to see something not done everyday.  Just a humble suggestion but the zombies about double the time it takes to scroll through your threads. They're getting a bit stale.  Maybe it's time they rest in peace.

 

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Posted by mini man on Friday, January 12, 2018 7:13 AM

ok

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

 

 

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Posted by mini man on Friday, January 12, 2018 9:28 AM

Got the harness done,it took LOTS OF PATIENCE AND TIME!

 

 

 

Decided to make  A feature of the lost lamp,so plastic card and Molotow...

 

The mk3 has been primed,

 

 

And masked for a fancy race car scheme...

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

 

 

  • Member since
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  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Friday, January 12, 2018 9:43 AM

Dig the harness.  What kind of fabric is that?

Also, cool progress on the mk3.  You call it a mk3.  That's the only escort we saw over here.

Just keep picking away at it...

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Posted by mini man on Friday, January 12, 2018 10:15 AM

Mark,I am guessing a nylon...

 

The mk1 was available in 2/ door,wagon and sedan delivery guise.

 

Same with the mk2 and3,the real diff was that the mk3 was fwd.

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

 

 

  • Member since
    August, 2016
Posted by mini man on Friday, January 12, 2018 3:35 PM

Here is a  shot of the three amigos!

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

 

 

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Posted by Tom Louis on Friday, January 12, 2018 5:08 PM

Lookin good, MM, congratulations on getting them finished!

Thunderbass Shufflemaster

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Posted by mini man on Saturday, January 13, 2018 9:37 AM

Thanks Tom.Big Smile

 

Did the rough N ready winch for the GMC.

 

 

The mk3 wheels are gloss black and Molotow.

 

The first colour is champagne gold.

 

 

 

 

I am taking my cue here from the WW1 naval dazzle pattern..

 

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

 

 

  • Member since
    January, 2008
  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Saturday, January 13, 2018 2:44 PM

Cool progress Nigel.  I was going to suggest:  one time I went to a DD, and I remember a super bashed 72 chevy.  It had steelies all round and one of the rears was painted like one of those giant lollipops, with the spiraling lines.  The net result was that when he was nailing the gas, that one wheel looked like one of those hypnotic pinwheel effects from the old movies.  Really cool.  I can see your old Chevy that way.

Just keep picking away at it...

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Posted by mini man on Saturday, January 13, 2018 5:13 PM

Like this Mark?

 

Just sprayed the mk3 so wait and see...Laugh

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

 

 

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  • From: Douglas AZ>
Posted by littletimmy on Saturday, January 13, 2018 9:13 PM

I was just catching up on your progress and I ..... suddenly..... feel ... sleepy..... very.... sleepy...........

When I awake.... I will buy more kit's....... MUST BUY   ...... kit'sssss.......

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What's going on ???   What happened ???    Why am I in this hobby shop ??? 

Dont worry about the thumb print.... paint it rust and call it battle damage

 

 

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  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Saturday, January 13, 2018 10:51 PM

IndifferentSmile, Wink & Grin OOH MY EYES ! 

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