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  1. Nortley's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    Hi OBH, Here's a prototype weathered and ventilated hulk. It now is the centerpiece of a friend's yard.
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    Scorpio - Builds models the way the prototype should have been built.
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  2. Barefoot gas pedal



    Installed with shifter (shift indicator, too)



    3D gauges



    Tried to get a wrinkle finish on the dash, but didn't.



    Gotta have a skull shift knob.


    What's in those crayons?
    This don't look like no expressway to me! - Jake Blues
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  3. I wasn't fully satisfied with the slicks. Even after re-profiling they looked too modern. So I vintaged 'em up a little:



    Could have saved a lot of time by just painting them, but where's the fun in that? Time I got.



    Also did a proper oxidized-magnesium finish on the front wheels



    Windshield frame is 3/32 tube, slit down one side with the glass inserted in the slit.



    Zero-airflow tranny cooler and two-dollar plastic fuel filter



    And with the carb up front, it looks naked without a throttle linkage.


    What's in those crayons?
    This don't look like no expressway to me! - Jake Blues
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  4. But wait, there's more!



    Throttle linkage painted, 50/50 mix of gold & silver to simulate cad plating.



    Boost gauge, 3D construction filled with epoxy What's in those crayons? . I found a little stub of cut-off brass tube, the tubing cutter gave the stub a nice profile so I used it as a housing. Also note the probe for the mechanical temp gauge; this is 60-gauge wire wrapped with a single strand of wire, then painted gold. It's not a big detail, but it sure took a while to make.



    Back side of the boost gauge



    I've always loved those big fishtail exhaust tips from 1920's race cars. This time I did the muffler clamp a little differently.



    Rear 3/4 view

    Had to add some bling




    What's in those crayons?
    Last edited by Old Busted Hotness; 02-03-11 at 07:30 AM.
    This don't look like no expressway to me! - Jake Blues
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  5. The fun never stops around here...



    Rear brake drums (my old Monster-can trick)



    Crankcase breather



    If this windshield could talk...



    Car-club plate from the Big Deuce kit, raising the molded-parts count to 7.


    What's in those crayons?
    Last edited by Old Busted Hotness; 02-04-11 at 07:42 AM.
    This don't look like no expressway to me! - Jake Blues
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  6. Well nobody's said it, but I know you're all thinking it: damn those front wheel hubs are ugly! I know you painted them silver to look like brake rotors, but it's not working. Do something with 'em. That's what you're saying, isn't it?



    Yeah, that's better :D



    Hood ornament. Yes? No?



    Overall progress


    What's in those crayons?
    This don't look like no expressway to me! - Jake Blues
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  7. Well nobody's said it, but I know you're all thinking it: damn those front wheel hubs are ugly! I know you painted them silver to look like brake rotors, but it's not working. Do something with 'em. That's what you're saying, isn't it?



    Yeah, that's better :D



    Hood ornament. Yes? No?



    Overall progress


    What's in those crayons?
    This don't look like no expressway to me! - Jake Blues
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    That looks seriously real. Beautiful weathering What's in those crayons? as usual.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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  9. Thanks! It's getting down to the little details now...



    Battery



    Rear-view mirror



    I cut two Pajero fog-light lenses in half to make one round one. Since there's a "crack" in the lens, I tinted the reflector. Also painted the white ball ends.



    Had to do something with that servo arm :D


    What's in those crayons?
    This don't look like no expressway to me! - Jake Blues
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  10. Mack bulldog hood ornament



    Taillight panel and license plate



    Starter and generator wiring. This project has officially gotten away from me.



    The shaker could still make it, if only because...



    ... it's so damn cool to see this.


    What's in those crayons?
    This don't look like no expressway to me! - Jake Blues
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    You and ken must be on something a little stronger the coffee and crayons. Where do you find the time????
    Last edited by Don Garrett; 02-06-11 at 08:07 AM.
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  12. Can't speak for Ken, but I know I've been off work for the last month or so, and when I get in the groove I'm like a dervish.



    Taillight panel in place, but the lights are temporary. They'll be replaced by the '59 Caddy bullets (when they get made).

    Looks like the left side slipped a little while the glue was setting up. I'll fix it when the new lights come in.


    What's in those crayons?
    This don't look like no expressway to me! - Jake Blues
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    OBH I know what you mean when you get on a roll your can really roll. Hope being off work is not a challenge for you. There seems be be a lot of that going around.

    Keep up the great work!

    Ken
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  14. Outdoor pics:









    Drives pretty good except for wanting to unscrew the left front wheel nut, and chucking the driveshaft out on big bumps. Tires work surprisingly well considering they're dog toys.


    What's in those crayons?
    This don't look like no expressway to me! - Jake Blues
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