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...just maybe...

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Dare to dream big Alex.
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I for one am not closing down this thread until the finished product is shown........
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Like they said about Steve Austin...'We Have the Technology' :P
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Watching with great interest....
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Nooo, you'll never do that :D ;)

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It would be cool if you do!

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Oh no!

The gauntlet has been thrown. Will I never learn?

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I've done the demolition and cut down the Solido chassis:

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I've made a couple of flatbeds out of 1x2 pine. I used a dado blade on my table saw and cut them to length. I plan to use auto body filler to smooth them out and then sand them to the final shape. At this point I am thinking that I'll cut the wheel arches using a sanding disc on my rotary tool. If that doesn't work out I'll set up the router table with a round nose bit and "zing, boom". If the pine doesnt work out I've got some maple that I can use as well. One good thing is that now that I have the measurements I can crank out over two dozen of these in about 20 minutes from a single piece of 1x2, so I've got some wiggle room.

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Looks like you have it well under way!

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If you can bang out 20 of these, you might find there is a market for some of those both here on S143 and eBay.
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Fun project, will follow this.

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The wheel arches are carved out. I used a rotary tool and a hobby knife.

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I know that wood is an unusual choice, but I am what I am, and when faced with a dilemma I ask myself:

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What would Norm do?

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Don't you mean "What wood Norm do?"
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Just make sure you treat the timber for woodworm...

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Fan-tas-tic project :!: Of course I would never had the idea of making the platform of wood :shock: , but I know you are familiar with that kind of scratchbuilding, so I'm thrilled to follow this topic! Although I'm quite sure, but did you build the car yourself, too? Otherwise it might be tricky to match the metallic burgundy paint, doesn't it?

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Interestingly, I got an email from ABC Brianza with this 1930 Ford AA kit https://abcbrianza.it/negozio/BR ... 623582 too bad its a tandem axle, it would be perfect for anyone that didn't want to scratch build. Yours is going to look fabulous!

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Jean B. wrote:
Mon Mar 29, 2021 8:03 am
Fan-tas-tic project :!: Of course I would never had the idea of making the platform of wood :shock: , but I know you are familiar with that kind of scratchbuilding, so I'm thrilled to follow this topic! Although I'm quite sure, but did you build the car yourself, too? Otherwise it might be tricky to match the metallic burgundy paint, doesn't it?
I've thought of that as well. Decals are available for the car so I may find another car to build or modify just for display with the truck.

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Great project, looking excellent so far. Solido are excellent base for projects, built well, modular and cheap.

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This is great Alex. A good education for us folk on the other side of the pond.
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I'm assuming you watched the Dinner With Racers episode on Amazon Prime about the Boyle Special. If not, worth the time.

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LM24HRS wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:40 am
This is great Alex. A good education for us folk on the other side of the pond.
Thanks. I had some other project around the house but I'm goint to get back to the models this weekend.

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csl143 wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 3:16 pm
I'm assuming you watched the Dinner With Racers episode on Amazon Prime about the Boyle Special. If not, worth the time.
I'll have to check that out.

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