Junk Yard Progress Pictures

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by Dave Harris, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. Dave Harris

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    Here are a few pics of the progress of turning the "custom 40 ford truck into a hudson truck , which is what it looked like anyway
    Here is the truck stock , a Hudson truck & the wreck progress.
    This is the interior , hope the tattered seat comes off OK.
    OOPS wrong truck in the first picture .

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  2. Dave Harris

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    Here is the stock hot wheels.

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  3. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Nice work! How do you do the rotted upholstery?

    Andrew
  4. Dave Harris

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    Andrew : I make the seat spring base out of a piece of some kind of elastic, here is a pic of it. I have no idea what it's called or where it came from, probably something from a fabric store, I prowl them every now & then they have a lot of very interesting things for a modeler. You just have to learn to ignore the funny looks the clerks give you as you ooooooooohh & ahhh over things! :eek:
    Then I stick some cotton fibers in it from a Q tip,the upholstry is a Kleenex painted & installed wet so it will stick. The headliner is made of the same thing, I'll probably use Grosgrain ribbon for the door & kick panels.
    The seat frame is the aluminum baking pan covered with Kleenex. One nice thing about building junk cars --they don't have to be perfect.
    Before anyone asks, the rubber floor mat is the liner of a package of Basic cigarettes, other brands most likely use the same patterned foil tho. It makes great running board covers too.

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  5. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    That's terrific Dave! I really admire the detailed deterioration! :thumb:
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  6. Dave Harris

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    Thanks everybody!! Nice to hear from people who know that just taking a hammer to a model car won't produce a wrecked car ! Non modelers think that should do it!!wall1:curse:

    Take look at this -- think I'll have any problem passing this "custom 40 Ford off as a HUDSON now? Just wish that the 1/16 letter stamps had not cost 20 bucks!!:cry:
    The 39 chev in the background will be next after the two Hudson pickups are done & the 40 ford coupe , I'm building bumpers for it now.

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  7. Dave Harris

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    Rats, I had forgotten about the vehicle thread. I've been posting all these pics in the wrong place. I don't whether to delete them all or repost in the right place from now on?
  8. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Dave,

    Tell me the numbers of the posts you want moved (in the upper right corner of each post) and I will transfer them to the other thread if you want.

    Andrew
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    Great Modeling Dave......Jerry
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    Dave, a question for those of us who are non-smokers. Is the foil from a stick of chewing gum different from cigarette foil?
  11. Dave Harris

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    Well, for one thing it's going to be smaller, & I think it's smooth to boot.
    I have not looked at a gum wrapper since I got my dentures, :cry: ,cigarettes don't stick to my teeth. sign1
    I use them for running board covers & trunk mats too

    Here is how they look when they are used for running board covers. Also the 40 ford is progressing , hows this for a bumper --has to be rusted yet tho.
    You sharp eyed guys will notice the Hudsons headlight is gone, I dropped it & it broke off & now my carpet dust mites are looking for a bulb to put in it so they can look for all the other parts I've dropped. Believe me I'm not fond of cutting another little gold bead in half!!

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  12. Dave Harris

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    Andrew: That thread is almost 40 pages long now , might as well leave them where they are . Perhaps starting a new thread would make it easier to find something rather than wade thru all those pages to find something?
  13. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    I thought you were talking about the "really bashed vehicles" thread, which is only 2 pages/19 posts long.

    Andrew
  14. Dave Harris

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    Oh , Ok . I guess that whole thread could be transferred to this one if you would -- thanks.
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    NUTS!!! A while back I posted about making mud & such using Plaster of Paris mixed with Powdered tempra Paint --- WELL, I spent ALL day trying to find some Powdered Tempra --- several places I called had it --so they said on the phone -- when I showed up all they had was liquid tempra. Tried to see about ordering it- every supplier has discontinued it .
    So I am trying artists chaulks scraped into powder & mixed with POP ---- tell me how it looks to you?

    The third pic is one done the old way -- when I had tempra.

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    Looks good Dave. I wonder how it would work to mix white glue with crushed real dirt and put it on with something like a popsicle stick?
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    Thats a thought Russ , but I'm not sure that a paste like that would give a "splattered on" effect. I'm trying for a look of getting dirt & mud thrown up during driving. Thanks , I may try it & see.
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    The Hudson is getting closer, here are a few pics of the "almost done" truck.

    This is a shot showing the rear end I built for it & the radiator, rear end is a couple of electrical fittings( not sure what from) , half a gold bead & a reworked oval head screw. The radiator is a piece of the ribbed plastic from a CD case , with a brass "top tank" added.

    Next is another view of the rear end & the w/s glass.

    After that hopefully you can see the rest of the upholstry & last a close up of the gizmo on the passenger window --- anybody know what it is? I'll let you guess a while & see which OLD guy figures it out , you "youngins "probably won't. :cry:

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    The "gizmo" in the passenger window is an "swamp" cooler. They were popular in the desert before mechanical air conditioning became a popular option on new cars.
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    Where do I send the cigar? :thumb: I guess I copied it close enough if you recongized it!! I thought it would be a nice touch in the junkyard. Actually one would be quite a find , the hotrod guys are using them again , when they can find one. :mrgreen: