Post by Spokeshave on Oct 29, 2014 20:02:38 GMT -5
This spring I finally finished my new room in the attic for modeling and someday another HO train layout. It is fully insulated with lots of natural light, Pergo floor and Ikea cabinets. As I start to gear up for this portion of our build off I realized this great room isn't as comfy as my old corner in the leaky basement. My intended build of the 1/32 Cadillac is a pretty labor intensive model and I needed something to get myself comfortable with the new surroundings. Enter the old AMT 62 Corvette I posted in the model category. An old casting of the AMT Trophy series the chassis' and engines in these models weren't the best detailed. The chassis hasn't got a full suspension and it has molded in exhausts. Normally I would bash some together to solve this shortcoming but this is going to be a quickie. If you don't see it why model it so I'll leave the chassis as is sans for a few notches for the new motor. Speaking of motors I put together an old blown 409 15 plus years ago I don't remember what for but it has sat on my bench for years. It will get a bit of touching up ( the plug wires are telephone wire that the paint has worn off of ) and that's it. Keystone mags and tires from the parts box and away we go. The color will be what ever rattle can lacquer I have hanging around in the basement. Stay tuned.
Last Edit: Oct 29, 2014 20:05:32 GMT -5 by Spokeshave
The 409 got a freshen up yesterday. I dechromed the headers in windex. I cobbled up a new idler pulley and touched up the wires and belts. I wasn't feeling the chrome fan so it got one from the parts box. The painted stranded electrical wires will become the radiator hoses. I also removed the chunky suspension cross members for some thinner ones cut from styrene strip with bits for motor mounts so the big motor could fit in the tiny frame.
Last Edit: Nov 2, 2014 20:59:28 GMT -5 by Spokeshave
Post by Desertguns on Nov 12, 2014 19:12:36 GMT -5
That's only the third 409 Chev I've ever seen. I owned the other two, one of which was in my '57 Chevy 2 door Bel Air hardtop. Az car- no rust. Dual Hollys, Jahn's pistons, hand polished alum intake, custom headers...Shit I miss that car. Got desperate for cash after I got out of the Air force & sold it. I clearly remember thinking, "I'll just build another one someday". Right. What you're doing now is as close to a 409 or a classic Chevy as I'll ever get. Nice model to get comfortable with the hobby again.
Post by Spokeshave on Nov 13, 2014 20:59:36 GMT -5
Okay I got some progress done today. I was going to to run it with the roof but as I expected with the old AMT trophy models it fit like crap. Even my best attempts to make it semi fit came up short. Some mock up pics. Engine sitting in it's new home. Notce how much I had to cut away from the chassis to get the tail of the trans to fit. I had to mount some wheel backs off set on the chassis as the rear is molded in and I needed more clearance for the new slicks to clear the wheel wells I recessed the fire wall to fit the 409.. The Testors gold flake is a bit more yellow than I like but I owned the can so on it went. Notice the new hole in the hood for the blower. Different tires than originally thougth give it a better stance.
Post by Spokeshave on Nov 19, 2014 20:13:38 GMT -5
Okay boys it's done. If you want to mess with a cool but sometimes ill fitting (especially the glass) model try an old AMT trophy kit.
I'm throwing this in the build off. Time is running low and I don't think I can finish the Caddy in time. I know I did a blown vintage Chevy last year but tough shit. I did learn one thing never buff paint with a new towel. There is all sorts of annoying lint and dust on this thing now. Too cold and dark to go out and hit it with compressed air. Maybe this weekend.
Last Edit: Nov 19, 2014 20:27:34 GMT -5 by Spokeshave
blown240: Kingsnova: I have a couple of those hubs.... Ill sell you a hub or parts or whatever. Send me a PM
May 30, 2018 12:32:08 GMT -5
kingsnova: Hello all, I just bought a used 26" Mongoose Beast fat tire at a garage sale $140.00. Good deal till the rear bearings were loose and broke the axle. Anyone know how I can get parts to fix it?
May 28, 2018 15:55:56 GMT -5
blown240: IM selling my boys Fatbike it anyone is interested....
Mar 30, 2018 14:48:19 GMT -5