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Old 05-22-2018, 07:33 PM   #91
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Thank you! I'll bring it whether it is done or not...

I thought I could get away with only machining the snaps, (male and female) for the lower front parts of the seats. Until I installed them and realized that since I polished the rear panel it acted as a mirror and the back snaps (or lack thereof) were clearly visible in the reflection.
So I went back to the lathe to make another eight parts…
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Old 05-23-2018, 12:13 PM   #92
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I see...but, I guess you have more than plenty of time to finish it since now we are almost a year before to the GSL date...I know will have this on time...Its turning out great!

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Old 05-29-2018, 01:03 PM   #93
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There is still a lot of fabricating to do. I'd like to have it done in time, but it gets done when it gets done. "Real" work comes first...
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Old 07-08-2018, 01:15 PM   #94
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The start of a scratch-built brass removable "fiberglass" hardtop. See the June 2018 issue of Scale Auto magazine for the step-by-step how it was made…

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Old 07-08-2018, 04:37 PM   #95
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Wow, brass roof is super cool. Absolutely love it.
How many of these have you built now? Just curious.
Superb work all around.
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Old 07-08-2018, 07:51 PM   #96
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How many Sevens...? Who counts... Good question though.
I think this is the 8th one in 1/12 using a Tamiya kit in some way, and there's the last one in 1/12th that was 100% scratch-built. (One was built and given to Mr. Tamiya Sr, another was done for a prominent collector, so I only have Seven 1/12s.)
I just built one for Scale Auto magazine as a Prisoner Edition.
I've done at least four 1/24 scales and at least two 1/64ths.
So that's 15.
But for some reason I think there may be more...
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Yeah, I remember some of the ones you mentioned.
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Test fitting to the body.

Added some flanges and mounting points…

I acid cut the opening for the rear window.

I also acid cut the frame that will hold the rear window in.
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Could you please elaborate a bit on acid-cutting or point to where I could read about the technique?
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Page 28 of the July 2018 Scale Auto magazine.
The article is six pages starting on 24 with about 45 photos showing step-by-step how it was done.
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Page 28 of the July 2018 Scale Auto magazine.
The article is six pages starting on 24 with about 45 photos showing step-by-step how it was done.
Thanks, will try to hunt it down.
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It's the one with two Ford Broncos on the cover, if that helps...
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I started the dash when I did the basic conversion to left-hand drive. It was intended to be just a blank place holder but I decided to use it anyway.
First I trimmed out the bottom edges and then I started making the holes for the gauges.
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I decided on three different sizes of Auto Meter gauges.
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Looking great!
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