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Post by slowlylearning on Sat 16 Apr 2011, 12:48 pm

onwards! this is looking really sweet!

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Post by ShawnS on Sun 17 Apr 2011, 7:43 pm

Don't worry about my sanity guys it's always been MIA. I'm still having fun and thinking about new ideas for this long term job and I am glad that it's keeping y'all interested. Not much accomplished this weekend but it's still full steam ahead. I managed to install some mounting areas for the bonnet and boot.
Front.

Rear.

I also cut out some windows and spacers for them. The spacers will increase the thickness of the C pillar and increase the area between the body and the windows allowing me a place to put some trims.


Hopefully I'll have the windows and frames in place some time this week.

A couple of other things that I have been working on for the Falcon are the Steering wheel.

I'm fairly happy with it so far and I just have to blend the spokes into the rim and she'll be done. I'm not looking forward to casting it though, it'd be a fiddly mould to make.
And the wheels . I took two 12 slot wheels, kept the centre out of one and the rim of the other, drilled out the centre cap and the slots and put some 2mm rod in the holes. Before I glued the rods in I drilled out the centre of the rod so there would be a hole through each one when I was done.

It's got the old Monogram Michelin TRX tyres on it. I still need to make the centre for it too. When it's done I'll cast it straight away so I can get an indication of how the whole thing is looking.

Well that's it for now. More updates soon.
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Post by Shoey on Sun 17 Apr 2011, 9:47 pm

This is great, I am enjoying this. Keep the pics comin!
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Post by Bear on Mon 18 Apr 2011, 12:03 am

Going great guns, just make sure when you do the door handles three of them are broken as per the 1:1 Laughing
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Post by stoongee on Mon 18 Apr 2011, 7:17 pm

Bear wrote:Going great guns, just make sure when you do the door handles three of them are broken as per the 1:1 Laughing

thats funny, 3 of the outside door handles dont work except for drivers and 3 inside handles are stuffed to except rear passengers lol. been tring to find some cheap enough to fix them
but the wreckers want 25 per handle (thats $150) Shocked Shocked

and brand new theyre $42 each so expensive for such a common car


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Post by ShawnS on Mon 18 Apr 2011, 7:29 pm

Bear wrote:Going great guns, just make sure when you do the door handles three of them are broken as per the 1:1 Laughing

rolf HA. Well it took 4 pages by it finally arrived. Bear wins the internet. winner I figured it would take til at least the end of the first page. My parents had their XE for 5 or so years, My grand father had his for 20 years and my dad drove numerous XF work utes and owned a XF Fairmont Ghia for a few years and there was not even one broken door handle amongst them. Apparently we were just lucky. Laughing

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Post by mgy125 on Mon 18 Apr 2011, 10:00 pm

Loving this post...you are a creative genius ShawnS bigthumbsup
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Post by Bear on Tue 19 Apr 2011, 12:31 am

stoongee wrote:

and brand new theyre $42 each so expensive for such a common car


Where from? Last time I saw them for sale,a few years ago, they were $10 each at somewhere like supercheap. They might be common but they are gattin old.

Shawn, yes, yes you were. I don't personally know of anyone who hasn't had handle problems.And ball joint problems. How were their balls? Suspect
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Post by Tillerman on Sun 24 Apr 2011, 10:40 pm

Inspiring work! Looks great so far. Keep going. This will be great to see finished. Once you have the shape finished you really should mould it if for no other reason than having more than one body if something unforseen were to happen.... You have put in too much work. I'm sure there would be a level of profit margin in it for you too if you were to start selling them. Great work.
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Post by ShawnS on Mon 25 Apr 2011, 5:17 pm

Tillerman wrote:Inspiring work! Looks great so far. Keep going. This will be great to see finished. Once you have the shape finished you really should mould it if for no other reason than having more than one body if something unforseen were to happen.... You have put in too much work. Great work.

Thanks Tillerman, Yeah I'll definitely have to do that as I'm prone to random acts of clumsiness and unforseen doofusness. Laughing

Ok an update. Didn't get much done during the week so I've been playing catchup over the course of the weekend.
I was comparing the last version to the current one and I discovered that the nose was longer than I wanted it to be so I had to trim it a bit. You can see how much I had to trim off of it. You can also see that on the older version (top) the upper body crease line had disappeared over time, that was another reason I dumped it.

Got all of the window frames and trims done.

When I was doing the wheel arches I discovered that the front ones were set too high. Using the upper body crease as a reference point, you can see the front wheel arches are closer to the crease than the rears. It looks close but with the stripes in the equation it's not good. So tomorrow instead of joining the two halves together as I had planned, I'll have to rectify that problem first.



I think that's all for now.
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Post by Bear on Mon 25 Apr 2011, 10:50 pm

Inspiring work Shawn, i am a Ford man by the way.
If you do mould it an flog it, i can see a group "C" build in the future Cool
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Post by ShawnS on Sun 01 May 2011, 6:56 pm

Bear wrote:Inspiring work Shawn, i am a Ford man by the way.
If you do mould it an flog it, i can see a group "C" build in the future Cool

Yeah I've got the same thing in the back of my mind Bear. It's the lack of available decals that will hold it back though.

Update time.
I put in some B pillar supports on the interior and bogged up any big gaps. Then I got the body lined up and braced using the same methods as previously posted.

Started the rear end.

Added the rear valance.

Cut and shaped the top of the boot lid and scribed in the panel lines. Also added the support for the back part of the boot lid.

and glued it in place.

Then I made the back part of the boot lid and glued that too.


At the moment I'm just chipping away at it and trying not to rush it too much. I should get the rear end bogged sanded and shaped this week. I haven't decided wether I'll do the bonnet or the roof next or just do the whole rear end with the bumper and tail lights etc.

Thanks for your ongoing support and don't be too shy to add your my2cents.
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Post by sports850 on Sun 01 May 2011, 7:09 pm

"just chipping away at it" ???? Shawn , you're doing this faster than most professional modellers do and at a exceptionally high standard . Words can't describe how amazed I am at what you've done so far .
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Post by Tillerman on Sun 01 May 2011, 7:53 pm

Keep it up mate. Let us know if you plan to mould it and sell them. ;-)
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Post by Paul on Sun 01 May 2011, 7:55 pm

Coming along beautifully........... popcorn
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Post by slowlylearning on Sun 01 May 2011, 9:34 pm

top notch stuff, im loving seeing how this is coming together, so bloody inspirational for me to get off me bum and do some scratch-buildin! thanks Smile

oh and i rekon do the bonnet next, so its a solid kinda platform for you to do the roof methinks. great stuff mate, cant wait to see more!

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Post by Alfaholic on Sun 08 May 2011, 9:34 am

Very cool build like many have said ,i could watch this for ever and a day.(As a saying i have heard alot when i was younger,not so much now) it seemed to fit with what i was trying to say.
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Post by HAMMOSZED on Sun 08 May 2011, 4:24 pm

great work Shawn, I admire your courage attacking a project of this magnitude. keen to see the outcome of this one.
Put me down for a casting if you deide to go down that track
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Post by Shoey on Sun 08 May 2011, 5:29 pm

From where I'm lookin, it's lookin spot on. Everyday I check to see how this is coming along. can't wait for more updates.
This gives me inspiration to get back to my Landcruiser trayback
which I havn't touched in nearly 2 years.
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Post by allan on Sun 08 May 2011, 5:33 pm

been watching its jaw dropping what you are doing so far popcorn A+
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Post by dv8v8 on Sun 08 May 2011, 5:35 pm

by Shoey Today at 5:29 pm

.From where I'm lookin, it's lookin spot on. Everyday I check to see how this is coming along. can't wait for more updates.
This gives me inspiration to get back to my Landcruiser trayback
which I havn't touched in nearly 2 years..

neva mind the cruiser wot about the kingswood !
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Post by ShawnS on Sun 08 May 2011, 6:46 pm

Shoey wrote:From where I'm lookin, it's lookin spot on. Everyday I check to see how this is coming along. can't wait for more updates.
This gives me inspiration to get back to my Landcruiser trayback
which I havn't touched in nearly 2 years.

Thanks Shoey, That Cruiser Trayback was actually the main inspiration for this project. It seemed to flick a little switch in the back of my mind that maybe it is possible to make a car from scratch. A seed was definitely planted that's for sure. Laughing I'm sure that between us we are draining the world of evergreen sheet Smile

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Post by mopar68 on Mon 09 May 2011, 2:43 am

Only just come across this and wow
This has gotta be one of the best projects I've ever seen (even though it is a ford Razz ) Very well done, and I've gotta hand it to you for the patience you must have. Very inspirational work, I'll be watching this one!! yourock
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Post by Bryce on Mon 09 May 2011, 9:56 am

Fantastic work Shawn - keep at it mate.

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Post by slowlylearning on Mon 09 May 2011, 4:10 pm

brilliant stuff, i got my evergreen out again and started playin around with it on the weekend.... great to see it coming along so bloody well, that vent part looks the bees knees!

cant wait for more on this one!!!!! Very Happy

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