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Jalopy
Posted by james2 on Thursday, June 24, 2010 9:15 AM
This, I hope, will be a fully detailed "34" Ford Short Tracker circa 1955. Not sure on colors yet, just getting started. I've actuality jumped the green flag for a CBP. Lets see if they let it go or not! Flemke front end... My rendition...

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Posted by james2 on Saturday, June 26, 2010 7:46 PM
Not sure if any one is interested in this build or not, but here is a small update.

"LIV2DIEDIE2LIV"

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Posted by Iborg on Saturday, June 26, 2010 11:02 PM

 I'm interested in it. Looks like some great scratch building.

 

Mike

 

 

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Posted by Lowlife ! on Sunday, June 27, 2010 5:34 AM
Yeah Im following it too... Great start should be an awesome model. Keep posting updates i love seeing your scratchbuilding stuff, it looks very realistic, you are a talented man ! Lowlife !

If it moves, Chrome it !! .....  If it don't move,  Chrome it anyway ! ! ! !

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Posted by Iborg on Thursday, July 01, 2010 8:34 AM

 Just checking in to see if you've made any progress. I could use the inspiration.

 

Mike

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Posted by james2 on Thursday, July 01, 2010 7:53 PM
I have, thanks! I've got the chassis nearly done. Hope to get some pix up this weekend.

"LIV2DIEDIE2LIV"

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Posted by showersg on Friday, July 02, 2010 8:52 AM

Nice sctratch building.  Looks like it is going to be a cool build.  Keep the pics coming.

Cool

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Posted by james2 on Tuesday, July 06, 2010 7:52 PM
Here is an update. Just about ready for primer. I need to do a few more detail first. Thanks for looking!

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Posted by Iborg on Tuesday, July 06, 2010 8:18 PM

 I have two complaints about this build.

1. I'd like step by step directions including your source for the wheels etc.

2. It not my build...... Cool

Absolutely astounding work. Great inspiration to get me to raise the bar.

 

 Mike

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Posted by Lowlife ! on Wednesday, July 07, 2010 6:30 AM
James2.......No complaints from me ! ! Been waiting for you to update this one, looking very good and again, excellent scratchbuilding. . . Although i agree with Iborg, can you give any details on the wheels, seat etc etc . . .Thanks.......Lowlife !

If it moves, Chrome it !! .....  If it don't move,  Chrome it anyway ! ! ! !

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Posted by showersg on Wednesday, July 07, 2010 6:59 AM

I have to agree with Low Life.  WOW that is the first time I ever said that!  Great build so far, and I too am waiting to see more updates.

 Cool

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Posted by james2 on Wednesday, July 07, 2010 2:45 PM
Thanks very much, for the interest and nice comments. This is all I used for the springs. I use sheet stock and 1/16 styrene rod. You can adjust width and length to suit your needs. The metal wire is used as a strap. The two pieces taped to the bench is a jig for shaping. I assemble the pieces, bend and place between them. Then apply a small amount of Tenax7. You can make up your own shackles and mounts with scrap the pieces all over the floor under your bench. At least that's where I find mine! The wheels and finned brake drums along with the dash panel are from Fred's Resin Workshop. He has many short track items and is a real stand up guy. Good to do business with.

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Posted by james2 on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 1:36 PM
Made a seat out of sheet goods, fuel tank out of 1/4" tube w/ brass straps and brass battery tray.

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Posted by jim3 on Wednesday, July 14, 2010 9:02 PM

Lookin awesome James... The brass work is pretty cool ...

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Posted by james2 on Sunday, August 08, 2010 7:03 AM
Finished last night. Some wiring, plumbing, scratch building and parts box. Tamyia paint and weathering. Slixx decals too!

"LIV2DIEDIE2LIV"

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Posted by james2 on Sunday, August 08, 2010 7:05 AM
Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

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Posted by Lowlife ! on Sunday, August 08, 2010 4:01 PM
James.......Very nice job on the jalopy, great authentic paint too ! Enjoyed watching this coming together, whats next ?........Lowlife !

If it moves, Chrome it !! .....  If it don't move,  Chrome it anyway ! ! ! !

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Posted by Lugi31 on Sunday, August 08, 2010 6:09 PM

Beautiful. Amazing scratch building talent!!!

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Posted by james2 on Sunday, August 15, 2010 7:19 AM
Thanks guys. Fun little project. It is amazing to me what these guys use to race! Think Kyle Bush would climb in one of these with a leather helmet and a lap belt?

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Posted by SLUSHER on Sunday, August 15, 2010 3:40 PM

great talent scatch building. really enjoy your progress on your build. very realistic..slusher

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Posted by ace-garageguy on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 4:36 PM

 Beautiful beautiful beautiful work !. I LOVE to see someone who takes the time and effort , and has the understanding, to get the engineering of a model right. After all, these are MODEL cars, not toys...big difference. Really nice. Exceptional. First rate. Fine fine fine.

Plan your work, work your plan.

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  • From: Williston, ND
Posted by Pro Stock on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 3:37 PM

James...Hope you're well. Happened onto to this build the other day. Building a 1930 Model A Modified. Using a Big Donkey resin body. Can't find a frame that it will fit over was wondering if the 34 Ford frame is what you used. Is it narrower that the 32 Ford frame. Loved your build...brings back memories of watching them when I was a kid in the late 60's.

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Posted by oldnslow on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 10:09 PM

You did a great job , love the old dirt track cars , these are what I watched growing up in the 60s .

Robert Lightsey

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