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rjfk2002

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  1. Thanks for relaunching this project on the forum. I will be following along. Thank you for posting so many details too - this will a great reference for other Alfa builders! Rich
  2. thanks for the before and after shots. It is hard to imagine that the big hunk of Pocher nylon plastic turned into that beautiful frame. Incredible work and determination Wayne.
  3. It is amazing how much planning needs to go into this build. You almost have to go through every step of the instructions and mentally build the whole car. Hopefully the body modifications are not severe and can be easily touched up. It seems like this will be pretty well hidden on the final car.
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    Pocher Ducati

    Ron I am sorry to hear about this. Your build was the finest example out there. I hope things turn around soon for you.
  5. Very meticulous work there Wayne! It really is a lot of material to remove but the final product will be worth it. I didn't appreciate how extensive the modifications are to the frame. I like your reference bible. With a build this complex you need lots of pics to figure out where all the PE/struts go. Unfortunately there is no Paul Koo DVD to guide builders. You have to create your own
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    Aoshima McLaren f1 gtr long tail

    I am looking forward to this build. The F1 is one of my personal favorite cars. Your first build was great so can’t wait to see what you do with the second. Rich
  7. Very tidy work. Thanks for the explanation too.
  8. rjfk2002

    Pocher Volvo F12 Build

    Interior is Done The build is not dead, just moving at a glacial pace. With all the various interior pieces complete, it is time to fit them all together one last time. Everything went together well until I realized I had glued the seat stand on backwards to the driver seat. The map pocket was facing the interior and not the door... I was able to chisel the CA and get the stand off the seat without any damage which was a small miracle. Here is a shot of the complete interior.
  9. Looks great Wayne! That is a Herculean paint job. You would never know it didn’t roll out of the factory gloss black
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    Top 1/8 kits of all times

    What a great thread Roy! Your research and presentation is incredible. It has me really thinking about what my favorite 1/8 kit is. Rich
  11. rjfk2002

    BUGATTI T46 "Surprofilée" 1:8

    That is a really clever solution. How do you intend to upholster the front and back of the seat? Rich
  12. Truly incredible work. It is amazing how little details like this really bring the car to life. I can’t wait to see how you tackle the lettered end plate!
  13. That is nice, clean work with the PE. Are you going to paint the parts or leave the PE in stainless?
  14. You need real force to get the seat into the floor. Don't worry the parts are sturdy! As as for the engine lid I had fit problems too. The countersink screws helped as did not using some of the screws that held the side of the body to the main cockpit. I don't recall which set it was but when I left them off the lid fit fine. I think the screws were squeezing the frame too tightly, distorting the rear deck and throwing the alignment off. Rich
  15. It is not obvious to me how to bend that piece. Perhaps you can trace it on paper and practice. That way if you make a wrong fold you won't ruin the part
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