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PostSubject: Re: '34 Cabover   Thu 30 Jun 2016, 12:16 pm

Nice work...! I dig it..! If you want to you could section the diesel engine down to size maybe..? I have seen some 2 cylinder engines with a side mounted blower that were very old before.
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PostSubject: Re: '34 Cabover   Thu 30 Jun 2016, 2:09 pm

I am sure you'll sort it out Clay, you are a plastic surgeon after all.

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PostSubject: Re: '34 Cabover   Thu 30 Jun 2016, 7:32 pm

My original enthusiasm for these truck parts has been dampened a bit. Everything's too big for what I'm wanting to do. I have too much work involved already to end up with something dorky like the last roadster I built from salvage. So. these neat truck wheels ain't gonna cut it !!



A long search for compatible wheels, tires, and backing plates finally  got me something I like and will make the model look half way presentable.

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PostSubject: Re: '34 Cabover   Fri 01 Jul 2016, 1:22 am

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PostSubject: Re: '34 Cabover   Fri 01 Jul 2016, 11:53 am

Stick with it Clay, the build is looking great!
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PostSubject: Re: '34 Cabover   Fri 01 Jul 2016, 1:50 pm

Hang in there, dude.

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PostSubject: Re: '34 Cabover   Fri 01 Jul 2016, 2:15 pm

I see what you mean, the wheels/tires don't belong there. Unless you can find some pickup truck tires (offroad pickup truck tires maybe?) that look larger than car ones but smaller (and wider) than the tall semi tires, maybe those old style "pie crust" 8 inch drag slicks could be modified if not too large.
Another possibility is opening the radius of the "small" wheel openings of the fenders. Maybe getting that right sized could make bigger tires seem normal.
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PostSubject: Re: '34 Cabover   Fri 01 Jul 2016, 2:30 pm

I herd 1/32 rigs kits offer a great option for a tire size that might work for you Clay. This has some really great potential.

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PostSubject: Re: '34 Cabover   Fri 01 Jul 2016, 5:38 pm

Maybe a Notch in the back of the cab and the engine back there? Rockin' this build, I really like it.
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PostSubject: Re: '34 Cabover   Sat 02 Jul 2016, 11:03 am

So. waiting on filler to cure....you know what the saying is about idle hands.
Planned to install an oval rear window salvaged from some C  cab. Didn't want to conform to the curvature, and  ended up being FUBAR!



Plan B. Heated a piece of plastic in boiling water and pre-bent a curve to match the rear of the cabover, cut out a window, and installed it w/ no problem.

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PostSubject: Re: '34 Cabover   Sat 02 Jul 2016, 2:26 pm


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PostSubject: Re: '34 Cabover   Sat 02 Jul 2016, 2:29 pm

I really like that window Clay 
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PostSubject: Re: '34 Cabover   Sat 02 Jul 2016, 3:02 pm

Why not heat it to create a curve Clay? p.s. what bondo do you use?
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PostSubject: Re: '34 Cabover   Sat 02 Jul 2016, 6:32 pm

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Why not heat it to create a curve Clay? p.s. what bondo do you use?

I have never been able to heat plastic with an open flame, hence boiling does it safely for me.
The bondo I use is ©️Bondo. A brand of body filler in the USA.



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PostSubject: Re: '34 Cabover   Sat 02 Jul 2016, 6:35 pm

Nice work on the cab Clay...I like the little window treatment fits it well...
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PostSubject: Re: '34 Cabover   Sat 02 Jul 2016, 7:09 pm

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Why not heat it to create a curve Clay? p.s. what bondo do you use?

I have never been able to heat plastic with an open flame, hence boiling does it safely for me.
The bondo I use is ©️Bondo. A brand of body filler in the USA.



Me either, plus I don't like how it shrinks.

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PostSubject: Re: '34 Cabover   Sun 03 Jul 2016, 3:33 pm

Igor and I finally have the grill shell pretty good. There will be a lot of additional cab work before anything can be made permanent. Notice the stepplate cutout ?

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PostSubject: Re: '34 Cabover   Sun 03 Jul 2016, 6:24 pm

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PostSubject: Re: '34 Cabover   Sun 03 Jul 2016, 7:08 pm


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PostSubject: Re: '34 Cabover   Mon 04 Jul 2016, 12:14 am

Wonderful work! Loving the 'mad scientist' approach to modding this one!
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PostSubject: Re: '34 Cabover   Mon 04 Jul 2016, 5:15 am

FRom one update to the next I never know what will come. Keep it coming!
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PostSubject: Re: '34 Cabover   Wed 06 Jul 2016, 11:13 am

Cab is pretty close now, but not going to attach it to the fender assy. just yet. Time to figure out a chassis setup. I'm glad I held off chopping off the rear. Thinking I want to keep the rear fenders. Just have to widen them for dualies.
Intended to use the trucks 5th wheel, but it's (of course) too big. Scratching a smaller version.
Stubborn old goat that I am, I AM going to use the trucks huge differential (it's almost as big as the Hemi), just because !!

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PostSubject: Re: '34 Cabover   Wed 06 Jul 2016, 11:34 am

I think it would look better with the rear fenders too Clay. Great work!! 
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PostSubject: Re: '34 Cabover   Wed 06 Jul 2016, 12:28 pm

It would look cool with fenders, but the width problem needs solving and the finished look may not be as hoped. Dunno how you'll "massage" plastic with this one.
Am surprised BONDO both adheres and can be smooth enuf for small scale models. Interesting!!
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PostSubject: Re: '34 Cabover   Wed 06 Jul 2016, 5:09 pm

I was looking at the photos, Have you thought about narrowing the rear end and tubbing the rear fenders? Just a thought from the left coast.
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