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 Posted: Thu Aug 16th, 2012 01:43 am
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W C Greene wrote: Bernd-the US mail nixed the plan to send you some "cob" spiders. In 1:35 scale, the little fellows are about the size of a small tarrantula. Real scale spiders, can't get better than that!

Dave-really neat work on the cars. It appears that you have scratchbuilt motor blocks, etc. Fine stuff, please send along more photos.

Woodie



Woodie-- Yes the motors and many other parts are scratched, rear ends transmissions, frames , axles. etc.

  Photos? --PHOTOS?  We GOT stinking photos!!

  


      A little color on the new decklid and some rust starting here and there.




 A grille of aluminum tube and the headlight taken out, some glass in and the cowl vent opened.



 there is the rear end , made of pop rivets and tube, the door is back on , look close , the window regulator is there too. More glass in.




  Now  a dash, steering, gearshift, the little green thing seen thru the hole in the floor is the bell housing of a flathead motor. Also seen is the frame and front axle . radius rod and spring .



 Here is the Forty in it's final repose , just waiting for a piece of real estate to sink into .

  I have a few more of this one showing the partially stripped interior that I will find in case any one out there needs a trim panel or two to restore their cherished 40.  

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 Posted: Thu Aug 16th, 2012 02:26 am
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 OK here is the final shots of the 40.

  A little interior detail, can you see the "jump seat" back there ? It was a fold down seat found in 40 Ford "Opera Coupes" -- guess Ford drivers were a bit more "genteele" back then , I don't know any Ford opera fans.

 










  Thats that!

  Next a beast that hot wheels called a 40 Ford pick up ,I saw something else, see what you think.




I think it looks like a starting point for something like this Hudson Pick Up.

 





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 Posted: Thu Aug 16th, 2012 09:11 am
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Woodie,

Thanks for the offer of the spiders, but I've got to many of my own. They let me know when a project has been sitting around to long. :P

@ Dave,

Same here. more pictures, pleeeeeeeeeeease.

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 Just remember , you asked for it!

 OK here is my idea of a Hudson Pick up.




  First the hood goes , then it gets a grill that looks more like a Hudson. There is the forty with the first grill I built for it , it is a piece of aluminum tube squarshed a bit then slit with a .003 dremel disk.  I know a  ----WHAT thickness dremel disk?---- naaaa  , but I do have some !



 A test fit of the interior floor and firewall , you can see the sides of the baking tin bed, the bed floor will be wood.





 

 The floor mat is the quilted foil from a cigarette pack, don't know where I'll get that now , I quit smoking.:glad:




 Got a little grungy paint on and a baking tin tailgate , probably the real Hudson did not have it written across the tailgate , but I decided on a little "insurance" that onlookers would KNOW what this wreck is!




 


 OK---- the running board covers are on , more cigarette foil , but run thru my N scale corrugator tool . The rear end made of pop rivets and  some sort of electrical connectors that I have no idea where I found them is shown . The Radiator is made from a ribbed section of a CD case with extra cross hatching and a piece of brass for the tank.


Decided to leave a rear end installed under the car -- I really liked the way the brakes turned out --- there is not much more to this rear end than you see --- " if ya can't see it -- don't model it" ! -- Lynn Austin. The other rear end will be put in the bed, so it won't go to waste.

 To be continued.............. hope you are enjoying these as much as I did!!

  Dave

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 OK  --getting close to completion----

Here is the wood bed of the truck and the weathered rear end and some 6x6 blocks of timber, the tail light is seen too.




Here is a better look at the taillight and tailgate.

 



 

 Another progress picture --- who knows what the doo-dad in the passenger window is?  Bet only greybeards will!

 





 




 The radiator mounted , steering linkage in and exhaust pipe  , almost done.

 

 Another look at the gizmo! Bet he would know! :old dude:

 




 OK THATS IT ------DONE !!

  Dave




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 Ok  --- want more do ya Bernd ?  More ya get.

First a real live prototype car!

 



 

  Fortunately Hot wheels makes a fastback Chevy this same year!  It's green and I need it totaly in rust, so a bit of trial and error is in store.




   Well this is not quite what I wanted, but if you look close at the hood you evan see I added a "swan wing" hood ornament made of the eye of a needle and some red cellophane , Valentine candy has really bright RED wrappings!



 

  OK --starting to look a bit better , rear fender looks decent crunched a bit. Eventually the wheels will have to go .



 

Ok thats getting closer , don't you think?  Ever see an old car without a droopy door handle?





I almost stopped here but decided MORE rust was in order!




 Pretty well got it I think . Next shot is from the front.

 




  Well did I capture the prototype close enough? Hey , just realized I was WRONG:bang: about a 5 pic limit!!:rah:
 

  Dave





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What can I say but....

:glad::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::2t::2t::2t::2t::apl::apl:

Ok I'm done.

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Bernd wrote: What can I say but....

:glad::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::2t::2t::2t::2t::apl::apl:

Ok I'm done.

Bernd



  Glad you liked them Bernd, seems like you are the only guy that likes rusty junk like me. Thanks very much , just for your pleasure I'll put up a little more rusty iron. :Salute:

 RATS I had a whole string going and hit some key wrong and EVERTHING VANISHED!!! :doh:

  I'll start over.............. Here is a prototype --- I found it AFTER I built the Packard  and this is a Buick ..... but thats close enough for the kind of girls I go with!

 


 This is a hot wheels Packard -------BD ----(before Dremel) 

 




  OOOPPPPS !

  

 OK --- How do you get a tear like that in diecast pot metal?  Easy , the whole fender is baking tin and the door has a big gash cut clear out and the side covered with baking tin.



 Raggedy top is tulle and cotton and tissue paper. The hood will soon find a NEW home on a Packard truck, bet you did not know they made any ?  Well another hot wheels custom 40 pickup is about to realize what it's like to be an ugly duckling!

 


 A little closer look at the roof.

 



 Oh -- hoods gone and a motor showed up!




 

  Timing gears------ from a bunch of watch parts I stole for about 6 bucks on E Bay -- I got little bits and chunks to last a zillion years, the 40 ford widow regulator is more of it , I even got some stuff small enough to put insude a pop rivet rear end like a ring gear!

 A few more shots of the scratched motor .

 




 







  Thats about it for the Packard , I am going to put glass in that is too dirty and nasty to see thru so I don't have to detail the interior.  Hey when ya, gotta do over a hundred or so you have to be smart --------  wait --a SMART person would not -------- Like  one cowboy said in the western remake of 7 samuri -- I forget the name they gave it that time around , talking about the young kid that was too stupid not to go home because to go on was certain death and , I think , Steve Mcqueen said  'Ya he ain't smart --like us!":dope:


 Hey------- has anybody figured out what the gizmo in the Hudson window is??

 Dave

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Naw, you ain't the only ones who appreciate rusty cars.

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 Posted: Fri Aug 17th, 2012 12:47 am
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 Ok , Woodie, I guess we could be a small army , you , Bernd and I !!

   I am a sucker for Hudsons -- take a gander. How many of you knew they made a Hudsun PU  in the 50's!

 




 Beautiful isn't it?

  Hot wheels has one too --sort of.







  Well , I did say --sort of. :us:

  Time to correct Hot wheels error.







 

 Got a good start on the Hudson PU.





  The bed is in , rail on ---------- new aluminum hood and fender.

 This car is now in Colorado , waiting for me to come trash it some more!  When I get my hands on it you all will be the first to know.


 Dave

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