Then we come to my Lil` Gasser.... Well, this one is ALSO on top of the list.... Heck, ALL my show rods are on top of my favorite show rod list, otherwise I would not build them Again, a box stock built model - allmost... The front tires was replaced with a pair from the parts box... Paint is - as usual - Motip spray cans, except for the orange, which are Peugeot orange candy...
Here are the old Milk Wagon... I moved back the engine, replaced the rear tires (cant remember if I also replaced the front tires), and since the decals were no good, I found some decals from the parts box. I am not really pleased with this one, and the way it looks. I am thinking about repainting it some day... Well, time will tell...
Here are my Rattler.... Finally I was able to put in an original engine, and I owe a thousand BIG thank you`s to Brandon. Brandon, I am SO SO happy, and I cant thank you enough Well, the seats were missing from my Rattler, so I replaced them with seats from the parts box. I left out the roof wing, an placed a green piece of clear plastic sheet, in the roof window. Otherwise box stock.
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Well, I will post another of my show rods, Tom Daniels Ice-T... As you can see, I made some changes on this one. (Sorry Tom ) I changed the handlebars with a steering wheel, changed the rear tires with a pair a little smaller, I replaced the scoop with the one from Monograms Challenger street machine, and I closed the rear door. It is of course painted ice blue.... I love this car
I based this build on a Depth charger. I used 2 DC helmets to make the tiki head. It took a lot of work to close/alther the openings, in the DC helmets. After I cut the new eyes and altered the side holes into door openings, I made the lips and eyebrows out of Evergreen half-round strip. I engraved the teeth, and made the top out of Evergreen sheet, edged by Evergreen half-round. The nose is made of FIMO clay or putty. I dont know if its a danish thing, but it is a form of putty you can form, and then you bake it in the oven to make it hard. The Tiki head (and the headlights) were then covered in putty, which I contured to make it look a bit like wood.
Since the Depth Charger has the rear Corvair engine, it took some work to convert it into a rear wheel driven, front engine car. I used the rear axle from a Boot Hill Express, and a rear leaf spring assambly from my parts box. The engine is the tripple blown engine from the Creepy T show rod. The front grille (its there, behind the big head lights ) is from a Switchers T rod. Steering wheel from a Barris T bucket, and finally bits and pieces from the parts box. The wheels and tires are of course, from the Depth Charger.
Okay. I started with a frame that I believe to be a Chevy frame. It was quite big, and I had it in my parts box for years and years. I modified it a lot. Then I used the front axle and front wheels from a Horn Toad. Since the rear axle from the Horn Toad is off-center, I used the rear axle from my parts box. The rear wheels are also from the Horn Toad. The engine is the straight six from Monograms `53 Chevy, I used the kit provided custom carb setup, and the exhaust are a heavily modified exhaust from the Horn Toad. The grille is from my parts box, and its been there for many years. I dont know from which kit it came, it was quite big. (Dusenberg?) Anyway, I cut it down a lot, to make it fit better. Then the body... I had this Gunxe Sangyo Fiat 500 lying around. I knew I was`nt going to built it anyway, so why not cut it up. So I did.... I used the front of the Fiat for the torpedo, and scrathbuilt a C cab body, from Evergreen plastic sheet. On the back of the C cab body, I put the rear end of the Fiat, and molded it in... The headlights, front ornament, blinkers and cut-down front bumper, are from the Fiat, as are the rear lights, rear license plate light, and rear bumper.
The steering wheel, the gear shifter, and the seats are also from the Fiat. To sparkle a little Little Italy feeling on tha car, I added a Fedore hat and a Tommygun to the interior. Of course the paint reflects on the Italian theme, with the green frame, white engine, and red body. The decals is made by Pegleg (Hotwheels Bob) Thank you my friend Also a big thank you to Brandon, for the Horn Toad parts
Here is the MPC Street Beast `26 C cab. I allways liked and wanted this kit, and I was lucky enought to find it on Ebay, at a very reasonable price. I built it allmost box stock. I changed the rear tyres, and I used some modified decals, making it a coffee delivery truck. A VERY important utility vehicle Paint is as usual Motip automotive spray bombs. I have to admit that I was not impressed with the fitting of this model, its not very good quality. But I like it anyway