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PostSubject: Re: Bantam II    Fri 21 Oct 2016, 1:41 pm

Finished up the engine with a fan belt, a blower belt, ignition wires and fuel lines. The headers will be installed after the engine is installed in the frame.





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PostSubject: Re: Bantam II    Fri 21 Oct 2016, 4:39 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Bantam II    Fri 21 Oct 2016, 9:11 pm

Looking good, nice detail work. The belt might not stay on when it's fired up though.

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PostSubject: Re: Bantam II    Wed 26 Oct 2016, 4:37 pm

Slowly ticking away at the punch list for the build and an update one some earlier comments and questions:  

Harron66 - I do plan on scribing the doors.  I have to wait until I see where the rear tires will be positioned in relation to the body in order to accurately scribe the rear line.  Also, when I first mocked the grill I noted it was too tall and took about 3 mm out of the top.  Below is a shot of it's current iteration with the narrowed brow and narrowing at the bottom to fit the frame rails.

Curt:  I noticed my angle of the belts were off too.  It looks even more unforgiving in the close up shots.  I've done my own belts on a few other builds and getting the spacing consistent for a straight line is a challenge.  I plan to adjust it the best I can without tearing it down.  

The progress:  

I used a rear seat from a Monogram Paddy Wagon for the dash.  I liked the curve and the slight lip that you don't find in plastic stock.  To it I added an "L" brace for mounting and some half round stock as a character line.    



Other updates:

Frame is finished with adding the interior rear floor boards by using scrap plastic and adding the front cross member that will mount the axel and radiator.  

The rear is monogram Chrysler unit (maybe from their Cuda) with the molded in exhaust removed and spring perches added.  




As always, thank you for the comments, suggestions and views ... they keep you moving forward.
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PostSubject: Re: Bantam II    Wed 26 Oct 2016, 6:32 pm

Great work on the engine and the frame is looking nice
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PostSubject: Re: Bantam II    Wed 09 Nov 2016, 2:03 pm

Random update ... Continuing to pull the components of the suspension together. The front axel is an AMT ford item that was damaged and repaired with scrap plastic and pins added for strength. I also re-added the rear fender line mounting body character line that was removed when I filled the body sides.





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PostSubject: Re: Bantam II    Thu 10 Nov 2016, 1:52 am

Yay! an update! Glad you could find some bench time.
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PostSubject: Re: Bantam II    Thu 10 Nov 2016, 9:39 am

Looking really good Chris. 
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PostSubject: Re: Bantam II    Thu 10 Nov 2016, 12:09 pm

You really know your stuff. Finding the right wheel/tire combo then getting them to fit and look correct takes time! Excellent update and super close-up views of the engine.
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PostSubject: Re: Bantam II    Tue 06 Dec 2016, 12:46 am

Making some seat belts from thin plastic stock.



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PostSubject: Re: Bantam II    Tue 06 Dec 2016, 9:47 am



Yeah, Man!! Bring it on !
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PostSubject: Re: Bantam II    Tue 06 Dec 2016, 8:58 pm

Got behind with this one.

It's looking good though Chris.

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PostSubject: Re: Bantam II    Thu 15 Dec 2016, 4:46 pm



body and frame are mounted.
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PostSubject: Re: Bantam II    Thu 15 Dec 2016, 5:15 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Bantam II    Fri 16 Dec 2016, 12:07 am

Looking cool.

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PostSubject: Re: Bantam II    Fri 16 Dec 2016, 12:41 am

I know how hard seat belt buckles are to make, back in the -80s when I lost the building bug I was making my own seat buckles. Thankfully, now excellent ones (photo-etched) are available. I luv your hard work on the engine. Best to you over the holidays!
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PostSubject: Re: Bantam II    Fri 16 Dec 2016, 3:58 am

Nice 'look' to the body, I especially like the very narrow slash rear window.
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PostSubject: Re: Bantam II    Sun 18 Dec 2016, 11:10 am


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