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PostSubject: Austin Gasser   Fri 07 Aug 2015, 1:45 am

This is 1 of 2 group builds that I have going elsewhere.
Started with the remains of a late '70's glue bomb build.


Not as much glue damage as I was expecting, must have learnt not to use half a tube of glue on one model by the time I built this.

After scrounging through the junk yard for bits and pieces, found some more Revell gasser bits.



Tried some engine options, most where too big like this without a lot of modifying of chassis and floor plan



Finally settled on this Hemi from the AMT '53 F100

The doors will need some twisting and shimming to fit properly. Might end up making them non opening to simplify things.


Primed the body too see how much more body work is needed



Not as bad as I initially thought.


Stance mock up



Removed the drip rail mouldings as they where terrible. New ones will be made.


Rebuilt the diff with styrene tube


And marked the chassis (white lines) for the axle centres



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PostSubject: Re: Austin Gasser   Fri 07 Aug 2015, 2:03 am

Chopped up some front resin wheels,



Fitted some AMT wheel adapters



Mixed some Testers Jet Exhaust & Silver enamel to finally end up with these



Created F & R suspension out of scrap pile pieces





Stance will be roughly like this





Drip rails still need some thinning.


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PostSubject: Re: Austin Gasser   Fri 07 Aug 2015, 2:16 am

Tacked 2 trumpets on to see if there was enough clearance for a Magneto, there was not so it will have a dizzy instead. Found some exhausts from a Willys coupe that I built about 35 years ago.


Preparing for the wiring


Nice snug fit




Filled the gaps in the doors and glued them in as I could not be bothered making new hinges





Some gap filler at the sides





Don't need the rubber band to hold it together now




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PostSubject: Re: Austin Gasser   Fri 07 Aug 2015, 7:05 pm

I like where you are headed with this Steve.

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PostSubject: Re: Austin Gasser   Fri 07 Aug 2015, 8:12 pm

Thanks Al.
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PostSubject: Re: Austin Gasser   Sat 08 Aug 2015, 6:36 pm

Great subject and you are doing a wonderful job on the restoration. I am liking this one a lot.
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PostSubject: Re: Austin Gasser   Sat 08 Aug 2015, 10:47 pm

Thanks Buck.
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PostSubject: Re: Austin Gasser   Sun 09 Aug 2015, 1:34 am

Silk purse in the making!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Austin Gasser   Fri 14 Aug 2015, 8:17 pm

Super job on the wheels. Looking very good so far.
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PostSubject: Re: Austin Gasser   Sat 15 Aug 2015, 8:22 pm

Nice work, The fit of the tip front end is spot on.
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PostSubject: Re: Austin Gasser   Thu 20 Aug 2015, 11:51 am

Zbuckster wrote:
Great subject and you are doing a wonderful job on the restoration. I am liking this one a lot.

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PostSubject: Re: Austin Gasser   Thu 20 Aug 2015, 6:56 pm

Great work, Steve - love the body lines and stance.
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PostSubject: Re: Austin Gasser   Sun 23 Aug 2015, 11:06 pm

Got the body in colour. Had to change the resin front wheels as they warped, found some chrome 5 slots that dull coated to look more alloy.







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PostSubject: Re: Austin Gasser   Mon 24 Aug 2015, 12:38 am

Excellent work. The fit of the nose is perfect.
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PostSubject: Re: Austin Gasser   Wed 26 Aug 2015, 9:41 am

Excellent resto. I had one as a glue bomb back in 1971.
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PostSubject: Re: Austin Gasser   Wed 26 Aug 2015, 12:04 pm

Great work.  I'm not crazy about the body design, but the rest you've really made interesting.  Am surprised it came with a back seat.
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PostSubject: Re: Austin Gasser   Wed 26 Aug 2015, 3:38 pm

Looking good Steve. Are you leaving it in satin?

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PostSubject: Re: Austin Gasser   Wed 26 Aug 2015, 8:39 pm

Some progress.
Ratted the scoop of a scrap Mustang bonnet


Found some 1/15th scale bike mirrors that will do as dummy headlights


Sanded the backs flat, some foil and some blue or red tinting, they will do nicely.


All one colour now, Yes Al final colour





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PostSubject: Re: Austin Gasser   Thu 27 Aug 2015, 5:27 pm

Very nice.
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PostSubject: Re: Austin Gasser   Fri 28 Aug 2015, 12:26 am

Very nice work. Too bad the first front wheels warped. Sure liked the old Halibrands.
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PostSubject: Re: Austin Gasser   Fri 28 Aug 2015, 7:20 am

Certainly looks mean and moody painted like that, great work so far
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PostSubject: Re: Austin Gasser   Fri 28 Aug 2015, 1:25 pm

It reminds me of the primered rods taken to the track for some shake-down runs before getting full paint job.  Kinda cool.
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PostSubject: Re: Austin Gasser   Fri 06 Nov 2015, 1:37 am

That is great work!!

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