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    1. Kit: , by (Asst. Administrator) Don Garrett is offline
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      I was gabbing with Rick t'other evening and discussing what's coming up for '08 and the forum.......
      A valid point was brought up and we thought about it for a bit and here's what we wound up with...

      We have a number of very talented, experienced modelers that contribute a wealth of information and inspiration to the forum as well as new techniques....some of the best I've seen.

      Rick and I thought maybe we were so caught up in all this that we might be overlooking the guys that are new to large scale modeling and the folks that might be a little intimidated by tearing up a new kit to build something a little different than every other T kit.

      I need your feedback to determine if enough of you would like to do a step by step build along.
      Here's a quick overview of what you'll need if you want to have some fun....

      T-kit (any flavor)
      Hobby shop sheet styrene C-Cab/Surf Woody for the Big "T" and misc. plastic.
      Hobby knife C-Cab/Surf Woody for the Big "T" and blades
      Sandpaper
      Putty C-Cab/Surf Woody for the Big "T"

      I'll sketch out the patterns for the body pieces and post them...there will be a ruler at the bottom of the page so that you can size them and print them out. Use them as patterns to cut out the pieces....the rest is easy...I'll go step by step through the assembly and you will be able to use it with your kit built T chassis and suspension etc. Any modification to kit parts will be minor.

      So, as easy as pie. you can scratch build C-Cab/Surf Woody for the Big "T" a custom C-cab body or a custom C/cab Surf Woody....(balsa wood or craft store stuff, no exotic woods unless you want to personalize your version)

      We won't be using lathes, drill presses, computer drawings or any of that stuff....just old school modeling.

      So let me know and I'll pull up some of the old pics of the prototype I was working on to give you an idea of what it would look like.
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    Couple of additions to what Don said.....

    If any of you are haveing trouble finding T, Deuce, Jag, Vette etc kits at your local hobby store, try Ebay. There's been a lot of reasonably priced 8th scale kits, built models that you can kit bash and spare parts there recently.

    As Don mentioned, we have some very talented modelers here. They will continue doing what they do, but we also want those of you who prefer a simpler approach to also contribute. A model built out of the box, with a few minor changes is an inspiration to us all. Have a look at Franks Deuce, its a perfect example.
    I really like Don's C cab idea. A build like that will be a learning experience for all of us, and its simple enough that the typical modeler will be able to do it with minimal tools. And, we'll all learn something from those that get involved in this build.

    Our goal is to encourage more of our members to get involved. This is your Forum, lets hear from more of you.
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    I tried to do that with the Box Stock C-Cab/Surf Woody for the Big "T" Deuce but then I went off on the tangent. I got infected with the "can't leave well enough alone" virus and I apologize for letting you guys down on that. I'm still working on that deuce but I'm still fooling around with the engine details. I assumed that I demonstrated the principles of basic modeling techniques sufficiently when I built and documented the Poncho engine. I thought if I kept on doing that throughout the build, I would have bored the heck out of most of you with all the repetition of sand C-Cab/Surf Woody for the Big "T" , fit, glue, fill and whatever.

    One reason why I got off track was my desire to be a scratchbuilder, free of the kit. With the help of some very generous builders, I've been able to do that and get on track to the level I always aspired to. I felt I just had to take advantage of several opportunities when they presented themselves. Plus, I had my new rear end installed which put me out of action for a short while. Please accept my apologies.
    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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    Stevie's in.
    I'm just a soul whose intentions are good . . .

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    In that case.....I'll do it.
    Steve, let's have some fun with this.....I know you remember...the old magazines with the (always too brief) Modeler's section in the back. Mocking up cars with card stock and tape. Bubble tops out of Mattel's vacuum forming deal. I'm thinking....that going all the way back to square one would be fun and stress free, down right enjoyable in fact.
    Rick...why don't you grab an old dusty T and build one too.


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    As much as I'd like too, its my current projects that are dusty so I need to work on them. Also, some of our guys have enspired me to put a couple of fresh ideas to the drawing board. I'm also itching to build one of those....OOPS, thats yet to be announced.
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    Here's a few shots of the prototype I did in it's early stages...mostly card stock and paper at this point.
    What happened to it? When I had all the parts cut for the body, pan and cowl finished, I boxed up all the pieces and sent them to Donsrods1. He assembled and finished the car...later selling it on eBay. If I can find a pic of the finished model I'll post it.







    Kinda cool lookin', huh?
    We'll do the C-cab similar to the one above and a Surf woody version.....both will use the same lower section...only the (interchangeable) tops and radiators will differ.

    Here's the deal......
    From beginning to end, I'm starting with a new 3'n1 R/M T kit.
    I'll go step by step with photos and post scalable patterns that you can print out and use.
    No excuses about not having fancy tools or special skills.....you won't need them.
    I'll do this tutorial without all the super detailing, etc. If you are building along and want to add stuff to your build please do and post photos. Plain old school fun......call it therapy. :)'


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    Thats cool Don. I can also see a T sedan delivery in there.
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    This is really interesting and I recently purchased that kit, at least it would be something really different than the Lindbergh T I am working on now . The C cab has always intrigued me since I first saw one at the street rod nationals in 1974, here’s that car.
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    Let's get started........
    See the gusset where the frame rail kicks up? Remove it now (both rails), it will present a problem fitting the floor board later. If you are using an assembled frame, it still needs to be removed.






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    Rob, you and anyone else can enter this build, its not a contest. Don is going to show us how to build a C cab street rod useing the T cowl and chassis. If you want to build yours ala Deuce, go for it. You'll make this thread that much more interesting.
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    Thanks for letting me join in this build, as it will be a challenge to me, also the fact that it is something different from the norm.
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    Glad to have you involved Rob, you won't need a lot of space or any fancy tools for this project. It's going to be easy and you'll have a model that's custom built by you. Grab yourself a T kit , new or used, and join in on the fun. I'll even post patterns for a couple of surf boards you can make from balsa wood.
    If you guys enjoy this build along........we'll move on to an easy to build ski boat and trailer. I'll post the patterns and you can cut and paste the pieces...how easy is that?


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    Easy enough I guess.... I have a set of the B.F. Goodrich N50 tires and a set of the weed burner headers I could use for this build.
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    Guido...I'm going to make you an offer you can't refuse.
    If you can't print out the patterns....I'll do it and snail mail 'em to ya. So start gatherin' up the parts you want to use, you can work on this for fun and stress relief from the Citroen.


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