Really bashed vehicles.

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by Dave Harris, Oct 4, 2008.

  1. Dave Harris

    Dave Harris Member

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    I don't remember if I'v shown my wrecked cars here before or not. These are 1/64 cars (S scale) I'm building to do a junk yard. I just bought a BUNCH more & will show one in progress. The finished ones were done about 20 years ago & now I'm going to do enough to build a diorama of the kind of yard we used to be able to play in about 40 years ago -- remember them?? Here we go.

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  2. Dave Harris

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    Because these were built so many years ago no one made a Cord sedan at that time-- this one was made of 2 VW front halves spliced back to back & the rest made from aluminum disposable baking tins , the tan sedan was also a VW to start. The model A pickup started life as a sedan delivery.

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  3. Dave Harris

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    A few close ups for some details .

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  4. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    that is some very nice work. very, very nice!!

    Kevin
  5. Dave Harris

    Dave Harris Member

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    I had not looked at 1/64 cars for years & recently had a friend tell me that there were so many more being made that I could really expand the number of cars enough to make a really fantastic diorama ------ Sooooooooo -- I went looking . WAS HE RIGHT!! I'm glad I don't have a wife to ask where 300 bucks went last weekend!! :eek::rolleyes:
    This is a few of what I now have to wreck!! sign1
    It's not going to be easy to mutilate some of these --they are so darn nice!!:cry: Not to worry tho , it will take a long time & I have duplicates of many so I can keep one to pass on to my granddaughters!! :mrgreen:

    Also here are some pics of one under the "torch" --the crumpled panels are first duplicated in the aluminum baking tin , the the real part is cut off & the new one put on & crumpled . Most of the cars you buy have aftermarket type wheels that were not around 40 years ago so I have to make more stock looking wheels , I Use trim washers & round headed nails , see what you think of that.

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    OOOOOWWWWWWCHHH !!!! that hurts just to look at !!! I hope you'll be showing MORE later !! :twisted: Bob C.
  7. mauther

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    Very cool, Mr. Harris.
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    I like the junk yard look. Very nice!
  9. Dave Harris

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    I do too. But tell me how I am going to find the nerve to make something like this into a resident of the yard , it's one I just got yesterday.

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  10. tetters

    tetters Rail Spiking Fool!

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    This is going to be one of those hurts to watch threads...ooohhh...those poor models.

    LOL!!!
  11. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    WOW HOLY COW!!!! You do some AWESOME work to make em look good Dave!!!! I love all the weathering and RUST!!!!! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  12. Dave Harris

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    "Life is not a journey to the grave with intentions of arriving safely in a pretty well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out and loudly proclaiming...
    WOW! What a ride!" -Anonymous-

    Well ,with a signature like yours , you of all people should understand demolishing something like this Merc. I'll do a few others first just to get warmed up to something like this --- I've got a 53 Oldsmobile & a 55 Pontiac by the same maker that are just as nice-- then there's the Yat Ming models -- you ever seen them ? WOW--- Nice!
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    tetters Rail Spiking Fool!

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    Hence the laughter at the end of my post. Don't get me wrong, I'm looking forward to your "demo" work.
  14. Colton_modeler

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    Maybe instead of a resident of the yard, it could be parked out front as the restored vehicle of a customer of the yard that's standing next to it, discussing some old parts he's just purchased from the yard for the restoration.
  15. Dave Harris

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    Sounds like a good idea---EXCEPT if I don't have a 54 Merc IN the yard how did he buy any parts for one?
    Don't fret it will be quite a while before I work my way down to a sweet car like this Merc of the other stablemates by the same maker.
    Here are a few of the ones I plan to work on ( & am working on) before the Merc gets it.

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  16. Dave Harris

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    The blue truck Hot wheels calls a customized 40 ford .
    Take a look at the pictures I found when I searched for Hudson Trucks --because thats what the truck reminded me of. Notice that the 51 hudson is at a NEW car showing -- It was a production model!! Looks like a homemade jobbie doesn't it --- guess the El Camino & Ranchero wern't so "new" after all , Studebaker made a coupe pickup in 1937 --slick looking rig too. Then take a look at the work in progress on the " 40 ford custom".

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    Progress pictures.

    I've been asked to post progress pics on the junkyard. I did a few last night, today here is a couple of grills I made. The one in the pickup I made with the spatter screen I showed on another thread last night. I soldered the grill surround to the screen, then with a dremel cut out the verticle strands of the screen , leaving only the horizontal ones for the grill. The 40 grill was made of an aluminum tube with slits cut in in with a .006 thick cut off disk.
    Remember these are JUNK cars so it's OK for the grills to not be perfect.
    The Truck before the grill job.

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  18. Colton_modeler

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    Good looking modelling. Replacing a few of the thick die-cast pieces with the thin metal does wonders in improving the realism.
  19. Russ Bellinis

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    Dave, you don't need to have a Merc in the yard for the guy to find parts for it. The mechanical parts would be the same as a Ford. I think the Merc might have had a bigger engine, but that would be strictly internal, externally the flathead would be identical. I can't remember if Ford was still using the flathead in 1954 or if that was the year they came out with the "y-block." In the case of the original y-block, I think Ford and Mercury would have used identical engines except for the script on the valve covers.
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    1953 Was the last year for the Flathead... and the largest CID of the flatties too...

    Dave