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Hi Dan been following the build with interest. It's good to watch a master at work. I was wondering what wood are you using? I have repaired 1/1 wood framed cars using ash do you use the same timber?

 

 

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Absolutely splendid bit of carpentry there, Dan. Good job, Sir.

So much character and exquisite detailing, to behold ..... LOVE IT!!

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16 hours ago, Stevejj said:

Hi Dan been following the build with interest. It's good to watch a master at work. I was wondering what wood are you using? I have repaired 1/1 wood framed cars using ash do you use the same timber?

 

 

Hi steve

I don't know which wood he used, but I can already tell you that the better woods to use for modeling are pear wood and boxwood :)

CC

 

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Thank you very much gentlemen! 


To Steve, I agree with CC, but I used... red cedar, easy to use too. For the large surfaces, plywood (poplar).

Well, wood frame is now completed. Ready to be aluminum covered recto/verso. A mix between 0.3 and 0.4 sheets... 

 

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Dan.

 

 

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1 hour ago, PROPELLER said:

Thank you very much gentlemen! 


To Steve, I agree with CC, but I used... red cedar, easy to use too. For the large surfaces, plywood (poplar).

Well, wood frame is now completed. Ready to be aluminum covered recto/verso. A mix between 0.3 and 0.4 sheets... 

 

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Dan.

 

 

Pear/boxwood easy to carve and bend I should of thought of them. 

Thanks for the info though now filed under "future reference" 

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Gentlemen, it's time to bodywork, really!

 

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Verso is OK now!

 

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For all parts, no secret. Template, setting and let's go!. Here, some (!) holes needed. In the real life

in fact it's screws. I can't find the good screwdriver, so, rivets (1 mm head) are used...

 

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Next step? Recto of course!

Dan.  

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Thank you very much Brian!

 

Today, after an hole party...

 

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One side is completed, only one!

 

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Boring, but I love this rough technic (screws or rivets) and appreciate the result...

 

Dan.

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Is somebody still there? 
I hear the sounds of silence...

 

But the work on  bodywork continue! Slowly indeed, some holes are needed,

and some rivets too.

 

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The trunk is done, it will be not functional!

 

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Hurry up guys, its time!

Cheers, Dan.

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46 minutes ago, PROPELLER said:

Hurry up guys, its time!

Cheers, Dan.

Well, I don't know what it's time for, but I'm gettin' hungry so I'm going to check out the smells coming from downstairs... time to eat! 🙂 

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Don't worry, Dan. I follow every step you take and always look forward to your next post. As I said to Mr C in private - your posts are always a source of inspiration and encouragement to keep pushing. Often a lesson in creative problem solving. Not that I have the time for any modelling. But not having the time hits me harder with every post of you masters around here.

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1 hour ago, Schwarz-Brot said:

Don't worry, Dan. I follow every step you take and always look forward to your next post.

As do I, dear Dan.

 

Rivetting can be a bit of a tedious task, but, the results make it all worthwhile. Great job!!!!

 

Cheers, H

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Thanks gentlemen, and you are all alive, good news!

 

Holes, rivets, help! Today, for a bit of change, dashboard.
Time at this time I suppose was very important, note the size of the clock... The same size that the rev-counter!

 

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Have a nice WE,

Dan.

 

 

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Nice one Dan.

 

I especially like the weathering around the central dial and switch. :clap2:

 

Cheers, H

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Some beautiful dials Dan. 

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Thanks gents!

 

Before doors installing, I have to do seats. Some leather is needed:

 

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How to, my way... With a mill is easier, but you can do the same thing with wooden slats!
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Then, CA glue and God help you!

Note the large thickness of the leather, and it works, not easily...

 

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Next, rear side of course...

Dan.

 

 

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A method to remember. Looks quite comfy too 🙂

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Dan, your range of skills is vast- now leather.

I had best results with thickness by skiving (shaving the back) down to about .005" thick. Makes it very pliable.

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15 minutes ago, PROPELLER said:

I agree Codger! My result seems really poor behind yours...

 

Dan.

Not at all Dan. It looks perfect for the type vehicle and time period.

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I agree again... It's not a luxury car. But your seat is really superb and to beyond my abilities!
Congrats sir.

 

Dan.

 

 

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Time to do doors... I thought that would be a challenge, not a nightmare... It's really a nightmare!

Just one... And is far from perfect, just acceptable, just.

 

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What are you expected? An opening door perhaps? To have a look inside?
No! In an other life may be...

 

What could I do without a mill?

 

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Dan.

 

 

 

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16 minutes ago, harveyb258 said:

I run out of superlatives,  dear Dan...……… Top notch :thumbsup:

Me too 👏

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