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PostSubject: Revell chopped 49 Merc   Wed 08 Mar 2017, 1:07 am

Not planning to get wild on this one. Pretty straight forward assembly.
I did shave some old spinner hubcaps to match with the Merc stock fronts to get them so they don't look like they're a foot thick.



And, it'll have to  go lower, so, I raised the spindle location.



Went old school cheat on lowering the rear  .... heating the springs. (just cheated a little differently on the model.


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PostSubject: Re: Revell chopped 49 Merc   Wed 08 Mar 2017, 1:27 am


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PostSubject: Re: Revell chopped 49 Merc   Wed 08 Mar 2017, 1:23 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Revell chopped 49 Merc   Thu 09 Mar 2017, 10:02 am

Yeah, well here I go again. Was going for a simple kit assembly and assemble according to the instructions ( kinda). I assembled the engine and installed it in the frame. was supposed to lower the subfloor down over it, but it wouldn't clear the molded in protruding battery. I guess Revell didn't know who they were dealing with and that I have batteries in the salvage stash. So, I cut off their ##*$# battery !
Had to notch the tops of the inner wheel wells and forgo installing the upper control arms. but that's on me for fooling with the suspension.

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PostSubject: Re: Revell chopped 49 Merc   Thu 09 Mar 2017, 10:20 am

Warming the plastic of the springs then pushing them flatter Clay?
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PostSubject: Re: Revell chopped 49 Merc   Thu 09 Mar 2017, 11:09 am

[quote="GaryDainton"]Warming the plastic of the springs then pushing them flatter Clay?[/quot

Naw, Just cut them. I don't trust direct heat !!

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PostSubject: Re: Revell chopped 49 Merc   Thu 09 Mar 2017, 1:12 pm

It's going to be a worm burner. Looking forward to this one.

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PostSubject: Re: Revell chopped 49 Merc   Thu 09 Mar 2017, 3:34 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Revell chopped 49 Merc   Sun 12 Mar 2017, 10:26 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Revell chopped 49 Merc   Wed 22 Mar 2017, 11:56 am

The roller chassis is ready. Except for tweaking the suspension and replacing the battery with a 12 volt, this hs been a pretty straight forward kit assembly. So, now to start on the body. Nothing radical planned here either.

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PostSubject: Re: Revell chopped 49 Merc   Thu 23 Mar 2017, 1:15 am

Nice! The body lines look so cool, eagerly looking forward to further developments
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PostSubject: Re: Revell chopped 49 Merc   Thu 23 Mar 2017, 10:48 am

Looking good Clay.

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PostSubject: Re: Revell chopped 49 Merc   Thu 23 Mar 2017, 11:32 am

looks very nice Clay.
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PostSubject: Re: Revell chopped 49 Merc   Thu 23 Mar 2017, 12:15 pm

That is coming along brilliantly Clay, the engine detail is great.
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PostSubject: Re: Revell chopped 49 Merc   Thu 23 Mar 2017, 1:22 pm

Another great one Clay.

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PostSubject: Re: Revell chopped 49 Merc   Thu 23 Mar 2017, 4:36 pm

Looking good Clay, its going to have a killer stance but ride like a lumber wagon...
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PostSubject: Re: Revell chopped 49 Merc   Tue 28 Mar 2017, 9:06 pm

Looking good, I like these old mercs
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PostSubject: Re: Revell chopped 49 Merc   Tue 28 Mar 2017, 9:48 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Revell chopped 49 Merc   Wed 29 Mar 2017, 12:19 am

She's in primer, but I decided to permanently attach the scratched visor before painting.

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PostSubject: Re: Revell chopped 49 Merc   Wed 29 Mar 2017, 11:09 am

Looks brilliant Clay 
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PostSubject: Re: Revell chopped 49 Merc   Wed 29 Mar 2017, 12:44 pm

Clay...its looking very nice to me...and i am not a 40s,50s guy. Take that as a compliment..LOL..
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PostSubject: Re: Revell chopped 49 Merc   Sat 01 Apr 2017, 7:12 pm

Have a base coat of Duplicolor Mocha Frost. This seems to be just right for what I want to try. Ghost flames.



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PostSubject: Re: Revell chopped 49 Merc   Sat 01 Apr 2017, 8:31 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Revell chopped 49 Merc   Sun 02 Apr 2017, 3:03 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Revell chopped 49 Merc   Sun 02 Apr 2017, 6:22 pm

Again with the Mocha Frost - a gorgeous colour. Looking forward to the ghost flames popcorn
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