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1-8 salt flat roadster
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    1. Kit: , by (VIP/Sponsor) comp1839 is offline
      Builder Last Online: Jul 2016 Show Printable Version Email this Page
      Model Scale: 1/8 Rating:  Thanks: 1
      Started: 03-21-13 Build Revisions: Never  
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      so, i got some work done on the salt flat roadster. it will be a blown ardun v-12 powered, '32 roadster. here's the what i got so far.

      plans for the car.



      the engine. still a wip 1-8 salt flat roadster .



      the trans and bell housing.



      start of the chassis.



      front wheels and tires.



      rear tires. working on the rear wheels. the wheels will be wide five bead locks.



      questions and comments are welcome.

      hope you enjoy!


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  1. kmeaders@q.com's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    Wow David, I didn't think you could top all the great cars you've built in the past but this one does it for me. You are a true master. Someday you need to share your secret (with me) on making welds look so real.
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    Thats cool Dave wasnt sure if you'd be on any time soon and your photo bucket is so informative and cool... so i shared the address you gave me..Hope it was ok.. Any more on the "salty" ? I havent done much lately, Ive been so slammed at work that I just plop down in the recliner when I get home ....
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    Alrighty then! Now I need to wipe a gallon of drool clean. Checked out your photobucket, saved it to faves. WOW!
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    Impressive amount and work in Dave's photobucket sitr. Always good for a look thru and say How the ____ does he do it! Must have elves come in at night and machine parts on miniature equipment when he is asleep.LOL
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    Between Dave's Oh My God models and xken's "jewelry" in brass and zimm's scratchbuild I feel like a caveman using a rock and a chisel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzy View Post
    Between Dave's Oh My God models and xken's "jewelry" in brass and zimm's scratchbuild I feel like a caveman using a rock and a chisel.

    Ditto
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    thanks guys!!!!

    so, the weather is starting to break and the '37 is waking up from the deep freeze. she's in need of some real attention so....we'll get to the bones of it.

    installed the rear fenders up to the belt line in the body and narrowed it a little. the rear deck will be at about a 36" ride height and the top of the cage will be 44"-46" at ride height.





    at ride height.





    hope you enjoy.


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    i was thinking of doing an all aluminum quick change rear but, the 1:1 1-8 salt flat roadster project put the kibosh to that. still, i wasn't happy with the kit rear so, it was modified. first i put the gussets on the side bells.











    hope you enjoy!


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    Now that's a lesson in how to make a kit part look like something totally out of the box. Been a big fan of your work for a long time Dave and always look forward to "What's he gonna come up with next". You never cease to amaze me with your work. Ted
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    Well Dave... As usual you have impressed me again...The addition of the support gussets and a coat of paint changed the unit completely.. A simple solution with outstanding results....looks great my man....

    Glad to hear your back on the 37..Cant wait to see some pics of the beast...
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    Nice! That is the same center section I used for my IRS. I agree that it aint much as RM delivers it but now I've seen two great uses for it! The other thing that I like is the stance man! You could call this one "LOW BLOWN".
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    here's a shot of the car at approx. wheel base.



    hoipe you enjoy!!!!!


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    Sweetness
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    With that stretch it ought to go straight as a string.. I have extra hoods and front fenders if you need some to extend the originals.(If you are using a hood and fenders) Just let me know...
    I have done so much, With so little, for so long, I can do anything with nothing...
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    Hey Dave, stupid question time. Have you ever heard of a Lenco being used on the street?
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