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Jalopy How To; Start to finish Jalopy build.
Topic Started: May 6 2007, 09:30 AM (770 Views)
ronr
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I have been asked by several members to do a Flathead detail how to. I thought why not do a complete Jalopy build including the flathead detail. I have 3 body choices on hand and You are going to pick the one. Here are the choices,
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1-`32 sedan
2-`32 5 window coupe
3-`32 vickey sedan
I will let this thread run for a few days and you let me know which one the how to will be on. Then I will compile a basic list of what is going to be used. I will try to make it a list that can be found by everyone. It will will be built with 95% kit parts.
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Please let me say that the `32 sedan is only availible in resin, Coupe and Vickey are still avalible from the hobby shops.
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I vote for the Vicky ............. I love those bodies B) B)
I may have to grow old ....... but I refuse to grow up !!!
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Vicky, vicky, vicky..
I got my 2 cars waiting!! same bodys, silver and all.
I am 95% done with my 34 coupe..
I will be posting piks soon..just stuck in the engine..
A little rail rubbing never hurt nobody.!!!!
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Here is a few kits that I have found to be helpful in building jalopys
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All of these kits have decent chassis and ebgines , some better than others.
RON ROYSTON
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Whoops I left out one.....
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Next is a collection of chassis I recomend.
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Left to right.....AMT `32 coupe, Amt`32 Phaeton, A modified Phaeton chassis that will be used on the build and a AMT `34 Ford. the 34 coupe and sedan have the same chassis. Not pictured is the AMT `32 Vickey kit, it also has the basic componets for a Jalopy build.
I like to use the Revell Running Gear and engine , But the others will work fine with a little detailing.
RON ROYSTON
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Looks like i will be needing to send the types of wheels and tires to go with this build??
The Smell,Rubber Burning,Nitro In the Air...Never mide me im just looking for my Meds
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Might just have to have a set of narrow dirt tires and `36 type wheels
RON ROYSTON
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oh ya ron that will be an awesome build bud, can't till you start ... :D :D :D ...stormin norman
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Decisions.......Decisions :blink: Well since this will have to be one of my Atlanta builds.............I will be using the third chassis from the left in the pic and the complete drive train out of the Revell `40 standard kit.
But do not let this keep ya from going Jalopys riding :D . If you are just looking for a good shelf build use the AMT`32 ford coupe. The chassis has the rear molded in but fine for a display model. You could also use the kit engine and just dress it up a little. The same dress up priciples I use on the revell engine can apply to just about any flathead.
One more day on the poll.............But it looks like I will be going Jalopy racing in a Vicky....... :lol:
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Well the Vicky is the winner. Time to get to work.
RON ROYSTON
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ronr,May 9 2007
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Well the Vicky is the winner. Time to get to work.

Ok ............ you've had a whole day ............. what have you gotten accomplished :lol: :lol:

I just want to see the build on this ............... I have so much to learn :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

I may have to grow old ....... but I refuse to grow up !!!
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Yes Mr Teacher,lets see what ya doing :wacko:
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Geeze, I`m building the engine what more do ya want :)( :lol:
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Faster,faster you know how impatient we are!!!
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I will be watching this build. I need to learn all I can on dirt cars.
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What about this color combo for the jalopy?
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:bk: Do it up Pops!!!
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Great looking paint scheme ............. that'll be great on a Vicky *-* *-*
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Cant wait,and by looking at those tires i believe we have them just like those ;)))
The Smell,Rubber Burning,Nitro In the Air...Never mide me im just looking for my Meds
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Just a little update on the Chassis. Now dont get excited Dover , the white walls are just for display :lol:
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The rear cross member had to be replaced with the Revell `40 Member. The front Wishbones will have to be split to clear the engine and the Torque tube will be shortened on the Revell Columbia rear end.


RON ROYSTON
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Keep on "Ole Man" that is looking great :mellow:
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