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1/8 Citroen V8 traction maybe?
kpnuts
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Posted: Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 11:38 PM UTC
Hi all some of you may remember this





Well I did it originally purple and gold but the sun turned the gold to chrome and I hated that sooo, I thought I would try and give it a second chance.

It's going (if my skills are up to it) get this in it 





It means a LOT of work (gearbox tunnel to say the least)

Encase anyone has not seen this beast before on top is a 1/32 humber snipe I'm working on.

kpnuts
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Posted: Friday, March 30, 2018 - 10:17 PM UTC
Hi all well I've made a start on this 





And can you guess what this will be.

kpnuts
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Posted: Sunday, April 01, 2018 - 09:47 PM UTC
Hi all no going back now.











kpnuts
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Posted: Friday, April 06, 2018 - 12:13 AM UTC
Hi all I will have to move the battery (Not sure where maybe the boot)I think I may be able to shoe horn it in.









ChurchSTSV
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Posted: Friday, April 06, 2018 - 12:33 AM UTC
Love the engine hoist!!

Looks great so far!
kpnuts
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Posted: Friday, April 13, 2018 - 11:28 PM UTC
Hi all been messing about with wheels just can't decide does this look ridiculous


I really like the small wheels at the front but the rear (although bigger) I think don't look right in the wheel arches (of course I could remove the wheel arches)
Or if I mix wheel rims what about this

Or keeping the same rims (Still smaller at the front)

There is surprisingly very little difference on ground clearance at the front considering how much bigger these wheels are

kpnuts
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Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 - 12:14 AM UTC
Hi all well my soldering is world famous for being abysmally poor so here is my best effort at the headlight bar.



I've installed the engine and radiator also done the wheels with the large at the front and small at the rear. Loads of connections still to me made to the engine and got to figure out the exhaust system.











kpnuts
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Posted: Friday, April 27, 2018 - 12:58 AM UTC
Hi all I'm pretty crap at this sort of thing I want to change the shape of the cars roof first I thought of removing the roof completely and cutting the door pillars to level with the top of the doors.





As you can see I can't do that as the top hinge for the doors is incorporated in the door pillars, then I thought of cutting the rear pillar off level with the base of the rear window but I can't do that as there will be an ugly step at the back, what should I do.

kpnuts
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Posted: Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 11:58 PM UTC
Well my skills are not up to converting it to a 2 door so will this do.



JClapp
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Posted: Monday, April 30, 2018 - 04:53 PM UTC
That is a mad project!

you do great work sir!
kpnuts
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Posted: Tuesday, May 01, 2018 - 10:49 PM UTC
Thanks Johnathon
Well I thought I would weld the doors shut and de-seam it




As you can see from the last pic it was a huge mistake it will need a load of sanding and resanding to get anything like a smooth finish (and that's before any custom paintwork)
Anyway I couldn't resist trying it on the chassis, I must say I'm quite excited I think it looks great, at least it's a good framework for a great hot rod.


kpnuts
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Posted: Saturday, May 05, 2018 - 12:06 AM UTC
Hi all well paint job is done (needs a few clear coats and rubbing down to smooth it) I quite like it.









kpnuts
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Posted: Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 11:51 PM UTC
Hi all just a quick update before we're off on our hols I've fabricated the exhausts for it.





kpnuts
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Posted: Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 12:40 AM UTC
Hi all well I'm back off my hols and after a huge amount of hacking and jiggling I managed to make the interior fit.

I changed the centre pillar from leather to wood I like the contrast between the leather and the wood (I think it looks more luxurious)

Still got the dash to do, thinking of adding rev counter and oil pressure gauge, wondering if I should add a more modern Speedo.







RussellE
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Posted: Monday, May 21, 2018 - 03:36 PM UTC
Wow!

Just like fully custom garage!

Following!
kpnuts
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Posted: Monday, June 04, 2018 - 07:24 AM UTC
Hi all well we finally got our internet and phone back.

More pics of progress so far.







RussellE
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Posted: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 - 10:06 AM UTC
Saw a few like these last saturday night at a car show
Joel_W
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Posted: Wednesday, June 06, 2018 - 02:42 AM UTC
Ken,
Just saw your incredible build. Impressive to say the least. I'm in total awe of your customizing skills.

Joel
kpnuts
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Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 05:44 AM UTC
Hi all well I don't like the bulge in the boot with the tyre so I'm doing away with it and am going to go without a spare. Not decided yet but I may add a spolier to the boot.



Szmann
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Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 06:02 AM UTC

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well I don't like the bulge in the boot with the tyre so I'm doing away with it and am going to go without a spare.



Are you sure, Ken? I don't know, but for me that's one element that adds tons to the classic looks...
Just a thought.

KUTGW!
Gabriel
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Posted: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 01:17 AM UTC
Ken,
The transformation continues to amaze me. I was never into the Hot Rod craze back on the 1960's as I preferred road racing type Sport cars. But your work is truly inspiring, and has that realistic feel to it.
Joel
kpnuts
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Posted: Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 07:25 AM UTC
Hi all well this is As far as this is going looking like this anyway, it's off the bench while I do a bit of research and catch up on some of my stalled builds.

When it returns to the bench I'm going to attempt to do it as a steampunk car.







Joel_W
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Posted: Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 11:30 AM UTC
Ken,
The conversion is really impressive as it stands now.

Looking forward to your next build blog
Joel
RussellE
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Posted: Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 02:07 PM UTC
ever evolving! always interesting!