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PostSubject: '34 Cabover   Sun 26 Jun 2016, 11:25 am

OK, I think I may be able to pull this off now, after a small start.
Firstly, I've been thinking about this pile of cool truck parts ever since they arrived at the salvage yard. I knew that even if all the parts were there, I wouldn't have much of a clue as to how they'd go together.



Over a period of time I decided I'd like to try a cabover, 30's or 40's era.
But, I was reluctant to cut up the nice couple of bodies that I have. Father's Day brought a Snaptite '34 3 window coupe. Curbside, with no engine. That did it.
So, here goes !!




I first cut off the nose at the cowl. Gathered up some Ala Cart fenders from the salvage yard.



Cutting the running board risers to raise the cab up. (taped line is to trim the front)

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PostSubject: Re: '34 Cabover   Sun 26 Jun 2016, 11:45 am

Cool idea...Cant wait to see what you make from them. I like big truck kits...there is plenty to do with them.
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PostSubject: Re: '34 Cabover   Sun 26 Jun 2016, 12:43 pm

More Ala Carte pieces to edge the cowl front.
I'm beginning to realize that most of the truck pieces, like the engine, will be too massive for my build. Ill be using a Hemi. Hopefully, the trucks cool wheels will be ok !!

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PostSubject: Re: '34 Cabover   Sun 26 Jun 2016, 1:35 pm

Off we go again Clay!! popcorn
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PostSubject: Re: '34 Cabover   Sun 26 Jun 2016, 2:16 pm

Sounds really cool.

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PostSubject: Re: '34 Cabover   Sun 26 Jun 2016, 5:00 pm

more great stuff Clay. popcorn

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PostSubject: Re: '34 Cabover   Sun 26 Jun 2016, 5:02 pm

I like where this is headed.
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PostSubject: Re: '34 Cabover   Sun 26 Jun 2016, 6:23 pm

This is going to be so cool!
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PostSubject: Re: '34 Cabover   Sun 26 Jun 2016, 6:27 pm

Cant wait to see what you come up with Clay.
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PostSubject: Re: '34 Cabover   Mon 27 Jun 2016, 3:11 pm

I think I need more of the '34's runningboards that I impetuously cut off.


y' can't make an omelet without breaking some eggs. Here goes. That's a roof off of a junker muscle car laying ready.



Love it when a plan sometimes comes together !!



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PostSubject: Re: '34 Cabover   Mon 27 Jun 2016, 3:51 pm

Interesting Clay, good start.

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PostSubject: Re: '34 Cabover   Mon 27 Jun 2016, 4:12 pm

Looking cool Clay, taking shape. Love your creativity!!!
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PostSubject: Re: '34 Cabover   Mon 27 Jun 2016, 5:51 pm

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PostSubject: Re: '34 Cabover   Mon 27 Jun 2016, 10:38 pm

You're a brave man! The "no fear" decals on real cars years ago could apply to all your models!
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PostSubject: Re: '34 Cabover   Tue 28 Jun 2016, 1:03 am

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PostSubject: Re: '34 Cabover   Tue 28 Jun 2016, 6:37 am

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PostSubject: Re: '34 Cabover   Tue 28 Jun 2016, 12:06 pm

Ill be watching this...
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PostSubject: Re: '34 Cabover   Tue 28 Jun 2016, 5:54 pm

Interesting and different.

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PostSubject: Re: '34 Cabover   Tue 28 Jun 2016, 6:42 pm

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Ill be watching this...

Me too!
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PostSubject: Re: '34 Cabover   Wed 29 Jun 2016, 9:02 pm

Yesterday, I was digging out '34 grills from the salvage yard. Had a few 1:24s and another 1:25
The larger 1:24s will work better on this model (1:25).



So, this morning I tackled  enlarging the smaller grill shell to take the larger grill ! I will say, that of all of the butchering I have done, This was the most delicate because I would have only 1 shot at it. No more in the salvage piles.



while the filler was drying, I hogged out the center of one of the 1:24  grills.

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PostSubject: Re: '34 Cabover   Wed 29 Jun 2016, 9:18 pm

Great work Clay. 
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PostSubject: Re: '34 Cabover   Wed 29 Jun 2016, 9:25 pm

Pretty cool alright.
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PostSubject: Re: '34 Cabover   Wed 29 Jun 2016, 11:30 pm

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PostSubject: Re: '34 Cabover   Wed 29 Jun 2016, 11:45 pm

Looks like some more good progress. I have always wanted to do something along this line.

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PostSubject: Re: '34 Cabover   Thu 30 Jun 2016, 10:47 am

Looking at the pics, now I'm wondering if that's too much grill. The engine won't be sitting that high !!
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