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Banger/DD circuit,a long term build inc the 56 Ford.Plus a Rolls ROYCE.

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    August, 2016
Posted by mini man on Friday, December 29, 2017 9:23 AM

Cheers Spencer,try a hot toddy.

 

Decided to use some jet exhaust for oil leaks.

 

The bronco lump.

 

GMC.

 

gOT SOME REAR LIGHTS ON.

 

Bumpers.

 

Seat.

 

Gave the wheels a wash to tone down the chrome.

 

Grille,lights and padding for the bumper!!

 

Nigel.

 

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    March, 2017
  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Thursday, December 28, 2017 8:42 PM

this lot go well together . Get well soon Nige ! & Happy New Year matey (I've got 'man flu' so not been able to move -or eat - much myself !)

If at first you don't suceed , don't skydive......... ! 

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Posted by mini man on Thursday, December 28, 2017 6:32 PM

mmthrax

Hello Nigel,

The foil technique is blankety blank BRILLIANT!  Just blew my mind. Such a great idea.  Cool progress on these projects.

 

Here is the foil after a light 'scrunching' the cheese has a slightly sharp taste and is great with either chicken or bacon,or both!Laugh

 

Nigel.

 

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Posted by mini man on Thursday, December 28, 2017 9:49 AM

The witches brew..

 

 

 

 

Lots of positive camber,but you wont exactly get a ticket on this!

 

Truckwise,got the intake on.

 

Dash..

 

Got the dash and screen in.

 

 

Had to lift the cab a bit to clear the transfer bit of the transfer box.

 

 

Nigel.

 

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Posted by mini man on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 5:06 PM

Cant think of a use for this,but I will enjoy finding out.Big SmileBeer

 

Nigel.

 

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Posted by mini man on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 3:21 PM

Thanks.Big Smile

Who says that cheap food is worthless,that tub of cheese is only 50cents!

 

Nigel.

 

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  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 1:42 PM

Progress is coming along nicely.  I dig the tractor.  Should be really cool weathered.  I also like the tip regarding the foil.  More outside the box thinking.  Cool stuff, Nigel.

Just keep picking away at it...

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Posted by mini man on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 12:09 PM

Here is another foil that can be used for damage,it is 'softer' and easily worked.

 

Nigel.

 

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Posted by mini man on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 10:48 AM

Sprayed the tractor silver in prep for rusting/weathering.

 

 

The bronco eng was washed and fitted.

 

 

Rolling chassis stage..

 

Same with the gmc engine..

 

 

Still a bit to do on the cab yet.

 

Nigel.

 

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Posted by mini man on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 5:58 AM

Just a quick pic of two of them.

 

Nigel.

 

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Posted by mini man on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 12:57 PM

Got the wheels done,there two types of front tyre so I am mixing them - one new one used..

 

The 'bodywork!' is coming along too.

 

Nigel.

 

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Posted by mini man on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 10:14 AM

First of all the cab- it went well and there no severe gap.I did this repair for the sake of it.

 

Got the engines sprayed silver.

 

The bronco interior is done in light yeller!

 

 

I decided that I needed another recovery vehicle a TRACTOR  my old local track had a couple of tractors...

 

The engine/transmisssion.

 

Pretty much the entire kit!

 

 

Nigel.

 

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Posted by mini man on Monday, December 25, 2017 3:56 PM

Sorted hopefully...Taped it together  and cement and a big dollop of ca - will check it in the morning.

 

Nigel.

 

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    August, 2016
Posted by mini man on Monday, December 25, 2017 3:31 PM

Hmmmmmmm a slight problem,the front of the shell has warped due to my cutting.It is (mis)behaving just like a real truck now,so I have two choices...

1.Leave it as it is,not a road worthy vehicle..

2.Try to correct the warpage - re secure the core support should do the trick.

 

Nigel.

 

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    August, 2016
Posted by mini man on Monday, December 25, 2017 10:04 AM

Firstly wheels of a different sort,I have arthritis in my spine and it has been 10/10 on a pain level the last week and even getting into the chair has caused me grief.

 

Got the wheels sprayed and Molotowed..

 

 

Got the engines assembled and ohhh...found something to moan about with the Revell bronco,yes I have nothing to moan about so am moaning about that!

 

Nigel.

 

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Posted by mini man on Monday, December 25, 2017 9:31 AM

mmthrax

Hello Nigel,

The foil technique is blankety blank BRILLIANT!  Just blew my mind. Such a great idea.  Cool progress on these projects.

 

Thanks,it has been used quite a bit and I dont claim it as my idea.Wink

 

Nigel.

 

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    August, 2016
Posted by mini man on Monday, December 25, 2017 9:28 AM

justmike

O.K. So many questions!  lol  Well, a couple anyway. What does the tape on the windshield do and how does that assist in  putting in a crack?  And how are you putting in those cracks after the tape is on?  Also, how are you gonna be sure you ain't mixing up parts soon?!?  Sorta kidding with that question. Finally, which one are you in the mob shots?  

 

OK Mike,

1.The tape is only there to hold the screen for pics.

 

2.Easy..Laugh

 

3.I was not in that pic,it was taken after we knocked 7 bells out of the Argies in the Falklands..

 

Nigel.

 

  • Member since
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  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Sunday, December 24, 2017 10:41 PM

Hello Nigel,

The foil technique is blankety blank BRILLIANT!  Just blew my mind. Such a great idea.  Cool progress on these projects.

Just keep picking away at it...

  • Member since
    February, 2008
Posted by justmike on Sunday, December 24, 2017 7:15 PM

O.K. So many questions!  lol  Well, a couple anyway. What does the tape on the windshield do and how does that assist in  putting in a crack?  And how are you putting in those cracks after the tape is on?  Also, how are you gonna be sure you ain't mixing up parts soon?!?  Sorta kidding with that question. Finally, which one are you in the mob shots?  

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.
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Posted by mini man on Sunday, December 24, 2017 4:31 PM

A teaser shot of most of the bits.

 

Nigel.

 

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    August, 2016
Posted by mini man on Sunday, December 24, 2017 9:21 AM

First of all here is the GMC screen,a nice stress fracture from the corner!

 

One thing was bugging me last night,it was the core support..

 

The ( very nice ) chassis is complete and ready for paint.

 

 

 

Should go into the paint shop tonight,a Mr Clause has offered to spray it for me....!

 

Nigel.

 

  • Member since
    August, 2016
Posted by mini man on Saturday, December 23, 2017 11:54 AM

Makes a change for the spare or cover to be the same size as the tyre...

 

Not too sure about the wheel location though!

 

Got the screen fame and dash fitted.

 

You would think these guys are on bonus...

 

Nigel.

 

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Posted by mini man on Saturday, December 23, 2017 9:42 AM

Starting on the Bronco and first impressions are that it is a very nice kit,travelled in one while I was in Iceland btw.

 

The hood vents are nicely open.

 

While the tailgate has Ford in mirror writing to represent a steel pressing!

 

The firewall bottom actually joins with the tub ( always a letdown!..)

 

Got the interior mostly together,more shortly.

 

Nigel.

 

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Posted by mini man on Friday, December 22, 2017 3:35 PM

Got some bondo on the rockrs and tranny tunnel.

 

The windshield cracked nicely,one bit came out and it was glued back in place.

 

Nigel.

 

  • Member since
    August, 2016
Posted by mini man on Friday, December 22, 2017 11:22 AM

Cut away the door 1/4 lights and plan to do a stress crack in the screen from one corner..

 

I fitted the spare wheel to the cab rear  wall.

 

Cut away the floor for tranny clearance.

 

F & R roll (anti....) bars etc fitted.

 

 

Found a bucket for her!

 

Without hood.

 

With..

 

Nigel.

 

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Posted by Tom Louis on Thursday, December 21, 2017 4:04 PM

oh, I see

Thunderbass Shufflemaster

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Posted by mini man on Thursday, December 21, 2017 3:33 PM

Tom Louis

I'm a little confused here, Mimi Man, what is this post all about? That 56 Ford looks interesting, is it finished? Is it a racecar, demo derby?, tow truck? Having a hard time following.

Thanks,

Tom

 

Simple,it is a derby car with acouple of tow trucks with it!

Might use the bench seat or go for a single bucket? here is the durty due 'together..

 

Nigel.

 

  • Member since
    May, 2017
Posted by Tom Louis on Thursday, December 21, 2017 3:22 PM

I'm a little confused here, Mimi Man, what is this post all about? That 56 Ford looks interesting, is it finished? Is it a racecar, demo derby?, tow truck? Having a hard time following.

Thanks,

Tom

Thunderbass Shufflemaster

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Posted by mini man on Thursday, December 21, 2017 12:14 PM

Got  the tranny tunnel fitted and cleaned up the rockers,Lemmy protested!!

 

Next will be A and B post inners.

 

Nigel.

 

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    August, 2016
Posted by mini man on Thursday, December 21, 2017 11:15 AM

Going to add this as another recovery trucks.

 

Nigel.

 

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