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  1. Old Busted Hotness's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    Whatever it is, it gave me a bad case of cranial flatulence.

    This thing has been lurking on my workbench, mocking me for more than 3 years. So I decided to do something with it. Again.



    Step one, a new styrene What's in those crayons? body and bed. I was thinking nasty rat rod/junkyard build. The 3-speed is kinda wide, so I made a V8 engine shell...



    Valve covers right on top like an old Buick Nailhead



    This could be from a '50's International truck, or a tractor. Same thing, really.



    Remember those horrible aftermarket turbo kits from the 1980's? Bet the junkyards are full of them if they haven't been crushed by now.



    I built this just to see if I could. Don't know if I'll use it or not.
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    OBH, it's always amazing what you are doing with styrene What's in those crayons? sheet. Will save my coins and do my pilgrim trail to you guru, to learn a little piece of this art. Bring my own food, drinks and will be sleeping next to your workbench, so I will just work in your house and garden to get some teaching.

    Cheers
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    Michael, you can sleep on the floor but I hope you've had a tetanus shot



    Intake manifold, second try at a distributor, turbo hose (with clamps!)



    Sophisticated compressor plumbing What's in those crayons? ...


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    You scare me sometimes but I love how you just wipe this stuff out like its nothing. You really need to so some styrene What's in those crayons? tuts for us someday. Heck that scoop would have taken me weeks to do.
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    I'll see what I can come up with. The problem is I forget to take pics. Once I get in the groove, it's hard to stop for pictures.

    If it makes you feel better, the scoop took about 4 hours.


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    Ever thought of mounting a cheap video camera above the bench?Just hit record then edit out all the curse words and upload it to the SMC gallery then link it in a post.

    Yes you can actually upload video to the SMC gallery. I bet you didn't know that.
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    I did not know that!

    I'll give it a try


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    More progress:



    Timing cover, water pump, generator, starter. The belt is 1/16 half-round styrene What's in those crayons? .



    Radiator hose and clamps. Hose clamps are actually pretty easy, wrap a strip of .001 styrene What's in those crayons? around the hose, cut a slot (razor saw works well) in a 1/16 rod and glue together.



    Rear tires and wheels. You never know where you'll get some inspiration; this time I was buying cat food. Had to walk by the dog toys and spotted these chewy tires:



    The center seam caught my eye. Hells bells, I says to me, that's a DOT slick. A lot of Dremel What's in those crayons? work later, and they are.



    Overall shot with the turbo on



    I like the yee-haw vibe with the shaker way up there.

    Tried to do a video tutorial, but holding the camera requires a third hand What's in those crayons? , and I couldn't keep the work in focus using a tripod. Plus the memory card fills up every 15 minutes and ruins my mojo.


    What's in those crayons?
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    And a little junkyard weathering What's in those crayons? job:




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    Styrene What's in those crayons? tutorial: http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/...html#post57361



    Exhaust system with clamps, cheesy flex pipe, hangers and muffler



    Plug wires



    I've never seen Halibrands in the junkyard, but you could get lucky if it's a really good junkyard.



    Painted the shaker. Looks like a Tenth Anniversary T/A died so this heapster could live. There's no justice in the junkyard.


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    It occurs to me that any junkyard with Halibrands is likely to have a big pile of Moroso hi-hat air cleaners. You might even find one with good chrome...





    ... and a halfway clean element.



    Weathered the exhaust.


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    Damn man, you blow me away with the quality and how prolific you are. It would take me 12 months to get half that done!!
    Great work and its going to run!!
    Love it,
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    Wondering, WHY ME? since 1972.
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    After the little bitty letters on the air cleaner, I thought the tailgate script would be a breeze. It wasn't.



    Buckets aren't known for copious legroom, even more so when half the interior has to hide electronics.



    Some attention to the front tires now. I dremeled out some circumferential grooves to make these offroad tires more streetable.



    I could have painted these, but then they wouldn't be RAISED white letters. And no, I'm not compensating for anything.



    A shiny aluminum frame was inconsistent with the character of the rod, so I painted it.


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



    Some people see and old car in a field and think about fixing it up. Some people take potshots at it with a .45 Sometimes it's the same car.



    Grille painted and weathered



    Paint's coming off the radiator.



    Join my fan club!



    Overall progress.


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    Back seat from a Vega fits in there. Microballoons dumped on the wet paint gives a nice fluffy texture.



    Grant steering wheel and Hurst shifter...



    ... complete with green metal-flake rim...



    ... and engraving :D


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