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1930 Ford Model A Tudor Sedan Hotrod

Discussion in 'Scale Build Projects' started by lout, Feb 7, 2016.

  1. sweet rc

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    Wow dude!! It's amazing how you can make your own bodies and parts from a sheet of plastic! Thats Just AMAZING DUDE!! Its honestly leaving me speechless how well this build is going and how awesome it is!!
     
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    Thanks. Here's hoping. This build is going to use lots of plastic as I have to make it strong as there is not much opportunity for re-inforcement on the interior.

    Spose I could have build a brass frame for the body and sheeted it with plastic, but wasn't the route I wanted to go with this. Time will tell whether that was the correct thought!! :D
     
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    Well I have been very slack on the updates. But I've been flat out working and have gotten nothing done since last weekend. HOwever I did get a couple of still pics which I will share here.

    I've got the transmission tunnel in place and the firewall and front windscreen frame attached to the floor.

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    So next in the list is to smooth things down ready for filling (not filing) and then move onto the front cowl.....
     
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    looking great, gonna be awesome when you get it finished.
     
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    So we move to the body.

    I ended up making a wooden form for the lower body because any other way of getting the curves in was just doing my head in.

    Turns out that the 3mm Foamex I'm using has some stretch which made it much easier to make the curves around the back of the body.

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    And now I have the difficulty of getting the wheel arches cut to fit the wheel wells.

    Stay tuned!
     
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    Wow man, the body is looking sick! It's got all the right curves.
     
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    Amazing work...
     
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  8. lout

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    Thanks guys.

    Getting the curves right is what's been doing my head in on this build, but its finally going the right direction!
     
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    That car is huge
     
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    How come my local theatre doesn't have that size? It's perfect...
     
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    And after a little bit of work The body is starting to take shape. Need to redo the top half of the bodywork as the bends are not right.

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    Damn...you're like the Michaelangelo of styrene...
     
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    I really wish I had the space to do that. My work area's about 4'x6'. It's kinda tucked away in an unused, awkward little space off the living room. My wife calls it the Crawl Space. Not much more than a little nook. I'm dying to build a steel tuber cage with Wraith running gear, but due to the lack of space, it ain't gonna happen. Maybe if I win the lottery...
     
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    I know what you mean ... It's a bit hard to weld/braise steel inside LOL!
     
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    Yeah, but I'll have a spot to do it in the shop my buddy's setting up by mid summer...so we shall see.
     
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    I managed to re-form the top half o the body and get it attached to the lower half, so I now have a body that just needs some trimming and the windows cut out. There are a few mishaps with glue and soft plastic, but nothing that sanding and filling will not be able to fix.

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    One of the major issues on this build has been where the ESC and receiver and hopefully a light control box will fit. The plan has been to fit at least two of them behind the rear seat, but practice as shown that what is drawn, may not bee reflected in practice, so I'm moving on to the rear seat.

    Originally I was going to build up with plasti and then sand down ot the profile I wanted,but wiht the foamex sheet I'm using, getting bent with a heat gun over a previously made form is working quite well. So I've indented the stitching lines I wanted on the seats and then formed them up over a balsa pattern.

    The seat base and back have been cut to fit and then glued together, I am yet to glue them permanently in place as there is still mocking up to be done.

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  18. Mark Liersch

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    Really amazing...have you got a color in mind, yet?
     
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    I feel your pain. I work, live and rc in a space 6' x 8'6". But I manage
     
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    Looks great in impressed by your fabrication skills.
     

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