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Post by Morrie on Wed 17 Aug 2016, 5:57 pm

So after watching DeeCee  descend into madness, with his crazy Hot Wheels Car, I thought I might join him in building something wild and crazy.

This is what I'm starting with. A pack of styrene sheet and a reclaimed Ford Cobra chassis. This one might actually drive me crazy LOL..



Thinking I might try to build my very own 60's style Show Rod, these things where pretty crazy and weird so I could be heaps of fun try to make a body totally from scratch. Or I could through it in the scrap heap. Here's what I'm using for inspiration.









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Post by DeeCee on Wed 17 Aug 2016, 6:34 pm

Glad my craziness can rub off and inspire some off beat building mate.
Those Inspirational pics are some sweet looking rods too, with that modern style chassis, it could be a real beast..

Best i settle in for the show.
popcorn popcorn popcorn popcorn popcorn Now, where is the beer....??
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Post by Antwon on Wed 17 Aug 2016, 7:55 pm

Man O Man Morrie, this could be one wild build with all that for inspiration.
I'm watching, but I gotta ask......Where do you get all the spare time?
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Post by Tony on Wed 17 Aug 2016, 8:05 pm

I would go the Ccab delivery look mate and with that cobra chassis it would be perfect.

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Post by Morrie on Wed 17 Aug 2016, 8:20 pm

Antwon wrote:Man O Man Morrie, this could be one wild build with all that for inspiration.
I'm watching, but I gotta ask......Where do you get all the spare time?
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I usually build at night after work until about 9.30 or until I get over it, I don't watch the rubbish on TV, I would rather be creative and I work fast when I get the build sorted in my head, so smash things out pretty fast.  Do a bit on weekends if the weather outside is average.

I'm single at the moment and don't have kids so that helps. Lol.
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Post by Morrie on Thu 18 Aug 2016, 8:47 pm

I got stuck into this one last night for a few hours after I come up with a plan, got a lot more done than I thought so going to share what I have so far, also did a couple hours this arvo too.

Worked out the profile of the body, I liked the style of the blue one so that was my starting point. after I cut it out it looked a lot like my moto helmet..lol.

Sorry about the crappy photo's there done with my older iPhone.
 

Then cut out a floor and a middle wall that will be behind the seats, this acts as a brace to hold it all together and get the shape into the side walls where the body line is. Also cut a bit of a door opening to get a bit more detail into the body.



Then the roof and front panel was cut and glued on. Yes there is glue and pen everywhere, but that will be sanded off eventually.





Next up was to cut out the bracing wall to start to fit it onto the Cobra Chassis.



I didn't like how high it sat on the chassis so I built a higher floor to get the body to sit over the chassis and closer to the ground.



Then came the transmission tunnel, I made this a bit boxy so it will be like a centre console for the interior. also made it a snug fit to give me more room inside the cab.



I glued the console in and cut out the floor for the trans and driveshaft, also finished the top of the firewall. Fits perfect with an engine in.







Next job is to build the back of the cab and start on the custom seats, got some cool ideas for those so hope they work out.

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Post by Cols56 on Thu 18 Aug 2016, 9:01 pm

That's cool let your imagination run !!!

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Post by DeeCee on Thu 18 Aug 2016, 9:49 pm

HOLY COW!!! Day 2 and it looks awesome already mate.....

It's fun, isn't it.. Smile I know what you mean being single, you get to do what you want, WHEN you want,
and that usually is modeling.. Razz
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Post by 70cudatj on Thu 18 Aug 2016, 10:11 pm

I don't have enough words bigthumbsup bigthumbsup bigthumbsup bigthumbsup bigthumbsup

This is cooool  Cool Cool Cool
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Post by Tony on Fri 19 Aug 2016, 7:20 pm

Nice work mate that is really taking shape.

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Post by allan on Sat 20 Aug 2016, 8:13 am

hellyeah looksgreat
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Post by mgy125 on Sat 20 Aug 2016, 11:48 am

Nice.
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Post by Antwon on Sat 20 Aug 2016, 1:23 pm

Excellent stuff Morrie.........This is looking super cool, and coming on quick too.
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Post by Jerry Ol'55 on Sat 20 Aug 2016, 8:33 pm

I'd like to build what's sitting on the right rear tyre of the "Pizza Wagon" and I'd call it Sweetie!... rolf rolf rolf
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Post by Deaf as on Sun 21 Aug 2016, 7:34 am

Awesome work here. I feel like I'm not having a go at all, mind you I usually only get time on a Sunday arvo. twothumbsup
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Post by Morrie on Sun 21 Aug 2016, 7:04 pm

Thanks guys, it is coming along nicely. got a little bit done over the weekend, woke up Saturday morning with some BS cold or flu so spent most of the weekend sleeping or watching the Olympics, but still sat at my table for some building.

I made a seat, used half round styrene and styrene sheet for the frame, was a bit of dicking around getting it to fit nice, but it worked out in the end, it will be flocked for the velour look. I also worked on the inside of the back of the cab, cut the wall I had in there down so it opened everything up to make it lighter in there.



Then made up the back of the cab, I liked to look of the back of the blue show rod in the photo so I made my own version of it, not too different but will look cool when its finished. Also started putting on the putty to round everything up and get the boxy look out of the shell.



Some more putty, I put heaps on to give me more to work with, now I have to sand for a few hours then get the primer out, also want to work out a platform in the back to hide to rear suspension.



Now its getting close to the paint stage I have to work out colours and what designs to use. should be fun.
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Post by Antwon on Sun 21 Aug 2016, 8:49 pm

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Post by vcv8273 on Mon 22 Aug 2016, 7:53 pm

Looking forward to seeing more of this Morrie
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Post by Morrie on Mon 22 Aug 2016, 8:56 pm

vcv8273 wrote:Looking forward to seeing more of this Morrie

Here you go mate..lol..

So the progress goes on, finished up work the other day so got a lot of spare time now, going to be a life of Hobby's, bike riding, surfing and pretty much Leisure until I can hook up more work BUT I stocked up my kit stash in the last few months, so not going to run out of kits to build Very Happy

So today, I got back into the interior work and built a rear floor over the suspension, looks much better in there now, also snaped off the centre of the window so will have to fix that, but at least I have somewhere to stick my fingers in to work in there. The seat sits further back to close the gap.



I finished boxing in the floor pan to sit flush with the chassis, looks way neater now.



Next up I installed a steering column and found this kick ass chain steering wheel in an Impala lowrider kit.



It needed a new engine as the original Cobra one was looking pretty average and a show rod needs a perfect engine, I had a hunt through my pile of kit parts I bought off here and found a 428 Cobra Jet and I was stoked to find out that Revell got lazy and used the same mould as the Cobra's 427 for the block and gearbox, the engine fitted straight in not 1 mod needed, but it does need a blower so had to shave off the front of the engine to swop it for the one that goes with the blower set up.



Then I had a Blower set up in my parts box  from a Revell 427 engine parts pack, I bought a few boxes of these Engine kits a few years ago.



The set up fitted perfect on the 428 block and looks mean as hell sitting in the ROD.



The 428 had a radiator with it and it was also perfect for what I wanted to do, tomorrow I'm going to make a shroud for the radiator, something similar to the show rods in the photo's.



That it for this time, I have chosen a colour so I can start to prep everything for the paint stage now after the final constructing is finished, going with a 60's Show Rod theme colour and maybe some simple graphics. Very Happy
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Post by DeeCee on Mon 22 Aug 2016, 9:31 pm

This is looking just AMAZING Morrie.... All the scratch building is spot on, keep at it mate,
this is one of those awesome builds we don't see enough of..
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Post by Antwon on Mon 22 Aug 2016, 9:44 pm

Coming along just nicely......can't wait.
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Post by Al G on Tue 23 Aug 2016, 6:39 pm

bigthumbsup Great job,lookin good!...
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Post by Morrie on Thu 25 Aug 2016, 10:15 pm

Been slaving away at the show rod and got a stack done, looking for it to be finished this weekend if all goes well.

I got the body in primer, and it looks pretty good considering it started as a sheet of styrene.





I got a radiator built also, kinda in a T Bucket shape but a lot thicker.





I needed to work out a windscreen so I used some slimmed down angle styrene and some clear sheet, pretty basic screen but fits perfect and will look sweet once its foiled and in.



Wasn't 100% happy with the seat so changed it a bit with some bigger half round to give it more shape, looks sweet now.



Then finished it up with some flocking.


The time has come to start painting and I started with the engine, used Alcad chrome for the block and gearbox and Alcad Pale Gold for the air scoop.



Then mixed up the colour I liked for the chassis, its based on Surf Green off a 57 chevy. Also got the chrome out for the suspension, I think I may have finally worked out how to use Alcad chrome  Smile





This is how many wheels and tyres I tried to get to the ones on it, pretty happy, something like F1 tyres would have been perfect but I don't do F1 cars.



Finally it was time to start on the body, I started with the Surf Green as the base colour.



Then started the hour of masking..



I went for a darker green fade with a black pin stripe, tomorrow will be the clear coat  Smile



Looking pretty sweet on the chassis..





Then I started into the fiddly stuff with the engine detailing with wiring etc. also got some gold on the radiator. Looking pretty mean with that engine finished up.  Very Happy







So that's it for now, next for me is to clear coat the body so I can detail the interior, find some sort of exhaust pipes or make some. then I'm sure there will a few more hours of little things I always forget about.

Thinks for watching so far, I has been a hell fun project.
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Post by 70cudatj on Thu 25 Aug 2016, 10:37 pm

Love that paint work twothumbsup twothumbsup twothumbsup
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Post by Deaf as on Fri 26 Aug 2016, 11:04 am

This is unbelievably good, hats off to you Morrie.
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