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My Dad got me this kit for my birthday about three years ago. I ordered the driver figure and some other bits and life got in the way. The recent availability of cheap avant slot chassis inspired me to get back into it. Not that i used anything from the avant chassis as they haven't arrived yet.

 

Currently running blackarrow motor, parma gears, cb design wheels, pg tyres, brass and piano wire chassis. Body is Revell. Driver figure is an ebay job. This is my first weathered style beastie, and happy with. Not perfect, but neither am i.

 

 

First up headers

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Part kit interior, part scratched up

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Test fit motor and body

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Huge nudge bar, front end fitted. Many hours in the front suspension for this guy, you don't see the leaf spring effort though as it's obscured by the guide mount

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Some paint on, a brass radiator fitted. Paint colour is random airbrush mix brown. Tyres are Carrera, just there for visual assistance

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I love this effect! I didn't go with it but regardless, awesome

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That's legendary, love the see through wheels :)

Look forward to seeing the progress.


Cheers Grant

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Sam watched selling houses australia, i made plug leads. Here you see the radiator better, and also the first glimpse of hand painting for numbers etc

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Steering arm scratched from brass. Driver painted up. I got the colour for his goggle lenses way wrong - too dark, but i'm not too fussed. At this point i was still considering fitting the nose grill valance thing

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Ol' mate says hi

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Photobucket is awesome......when it works

 

Now we're pretty much finished. The 'engine' needs to be properly attached, but i can't do that until the correct motor arrives

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Yep, in the 50's and 60's this was jalopy racing

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Yes, all the wheels are on, it's a perspective thing. Sorry for the image quality, the light is fading and i forgot the above and beneath shots. The gear knob is an eight ball, but i haven't put an '8' decal on yet

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165 grams of fun. Rear track is 68mm, front 71mm. Wheelbase approx. 102mm. Works well on all three lanes of my 1/32 layout. As mentioned the 'engine' isn't yet fixed in position, thus the wiring isn't so pretty yet

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Well that's about that. There's more to finish it off but nothing that'll be worth a photo. Next up to build another two to fill my grid ;)

 

Happy friday night guys,

 

Chris

 

 

 


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she is one cool machine well done


Holdens rule the rest just drool

 

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Great job, love it

 

Got a 1/32nd T bucket out side, have to get my finger out and start on it


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Wow, that's too much, excellent all round and the tired look is just perfect.


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Yep, there is some serious skills on display here.

We'll done.

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Love the paint job.

The brick wall might suffer some damage from that front end!


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(It wasn't me)

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Love the finish on this.

Great build thread, engine, paintwork, etc etc.

Impressive work Chris.


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Cheers :)

 

A '33 Willys 77 is currently in the Manimmal Skunkworks as this guys first playmate. I never thought unchopping a kit roof would be such a pain!


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This is really a great build. What pinion are you using on that BA motor? is it a sigma?


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G

 

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A sneak peak of the Willys. Number 1! I think that's what he's gesturing....

 

 

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WOW! the rusting on the model looks really convincing. I have seen many rat-looks that are so overdone.

Thanks for the info about the pinion.


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G

 

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I can't quite make out how the motor is mounted, I see how the bell end is mounted but not the rest.


Cheers Grant

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You've found me out Grant ;)

 

The motor is screwed into the mount, and the mount is braced forward and aft. There is no front mounting point for the motor. That said the motor shaft lines up with the output shaft on the kit gearbox, which of course has no structural integrity.

 

The car has done a fair bit of running now and has had some huge offs. The front axle has failed twice due to poor design, and of course there is less paint on the nerf bars.

Otherwise she's proven a very popular runner, everybody wants a go. With the motor so low handling is excellent. The black arrow motor is a hoot too, even pushing such a heavy car the motor sings happily and whilst it warms up it doesn't get hot. In my opinion a much better use than the Ferrari 458 it came from...


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I think that motor is insane for the BA 458. I have raced my BA 458 in big digital ninco tracks in europe and a scaleauto baby sprinter is more than enough (21K RPM).


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G

 

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I went 18k baby sprinter for mine, plenty enough for home use.

 

The Willys, however, has started life with a 30k nsr king, pffft, stupid! I've got a 21,400 king on stand by. It's drivable but dangerous, i don't need holes in my walls...


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