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#51 Paul Jurczyszyn

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 10:42 AM

Thanks Pablo.
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Posted 10 November 2013 - 07:32 PM

Roller completed tonight and in tumbler. Will post more pics tomorrow.
This ones for Duffy one of my good friends....
Hope you like it and hold up to your standards.
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Posted 10 November 2013 - 07:33 PM

Working for my own pages like the masters......
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Posted 15 November 2013 - 12:51 PM

Ok guys this is for Duffy. Vanwall raced around the track after finishing it. Here's the final picsimage.jpg image.jpg image.jpg
Brass chassie ,parma balanced motor,pro track drag wheels cut down to size,resin wheel inserts, Jon Dilworth repop body.
Enjoy guys.
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Posted 15 November 2013 - 02:54 PM

Came out looking real nice Paul :)

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 04:12 PM

TOO nice. Hand-lettered and all. Love it.


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Posted 15 November 2013 - 04:18 PM

I like the driver, the famous Duff Van Wall...  :D



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Posted 15 November 2013 - 08:51 PM

Ultra SANO WTG Paul
and the pics are right side up, also
Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeee !!!
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Posted 15 November 2013 - 08:58 PM

Damn, makes me want to revisit my own project. Yup, makes me want that real bad. Unfortunately, my racing schedule is interfering with my - hobby. Figure that one.

 

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 12:13 AM

I can just see Scott Stoddard lowering himself all stiff-legged down into that thing! Well done!


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Posted 18 November 2013 - 12:15 AM

Unfortunately, my racing schedule is interfering with my - hobby. Figure that one.

 

Duf

 

I understand completely! I'm looking forward to a couple of series' ending soon, so I can build some more. Besides building "race" cars, I'd like to build a project car, too.


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Posted 30 November 2013 - 02:33 PM

This arrived in my mailbox this week, and I am humbled. Thank you, Paul.

 

I won't have a chance to go play with it for a couple weeks, but it's really cool to have sitting here...here're a couple shots PJ didn't show, of the top of the sled:

 

PJ Vanwall 01.JPG

 

See around the backside, where there's a .032" tray; pretty trick, huh? I wondered why go to the trouble of popping holes in the thing (wull, 'TRICK' of course, wha'ya think?) but then it's a nice platform for lead if needed. The wire forming is just - cool.

 

PJ Vanwall 02.JPG

 

Good ol'-fashion plate droparm, with a downstop about far enough out there to allow for running on the track Randy Schmerkin's Dad built him - you know that one, the back straight changed altitude every time he moved it out of the garage, right?

We may want to start a discussion about how to do tyres, using curently-available stock. Warrants its own thread. I was PM'ing with Paul about the wisdom of rounding the sharp corners on tyres to prevent grabbing & chatter, and I'm betting there're lots more tricks we could chime in with. Chime, gentlemen?

 

Damn, what a cool model. ( - EDIT: I've used 'cool' like way too many times in this post. Deal with it, it's how I feel and it's my damn post anyhow.)

 

I'm struck with the "NOTHING'S Written in Stone" feel to this thing. There's this vibe of like hmmmm, how'll I put metal under this shell happening here, like sorta all-in-fun.

It's reminding me of what's always been my first reason for being here.

 

Thanks again, PJ, and I'm currently thinking up something even more quirky to bedevil you with!

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 03:56 PM

hey d man,

 

great pics and interesting chassis...I guess the solid guide tongue and the outer rail make it less than jail door ?

 

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 04:06 PM

Hardly less than. Dif'nt from.


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Posted 30 November 2013 - 04:07 PM

Nice arrival in the mail :D Really is a neat idea using existing tires commercially available for this and other cars like it. Just by cutting off some sponge and there you have the right size period stuff !



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Posted 04 December 2013 - 03:53 AM

Bet it's an interesting beast with a modern 16d....
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Posted 09 December 2013 - 06:51 PM

Got one on the bench right now too.

 

Gonna be old skool. RP77 in a Dynamic motor bracket. brass plate and, pin guide Strombecker 1/24 scale wheels. Pics to follow.


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Posted 09 December 2013 - 10:26 PM

Nice car Paul.   :good:  Duffy is someone that will put it to good use.

 

Al,

 

Either you need to move here to Oregon or I need to move to Ontario! I can't wait to see your old school beauty :)


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Posted 09 December 2013 - 10:42 PM

Thanks Rick.

 

I should mention that my Vac body is also smaller than the one you guys are showing. No way a 706/Ram will go in. 5-1/2" long and 1-15/16" over the fat part. Seems closer to 1/28 scale.

 

It also doesn't have the exhaust pipes molded in, just a molded indentation where they are supposed to go.

 

 


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Posted 09 December 2013 - 10:46 PM

Def not Jail Door, more like Bed Stead. Cool car for sure. Dammit Duffy, now ya got me doing it too.


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Posted 10 December 2013 - 07:37 PM

Duff,
Did you drive it yet?
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Posted 10 December 2013 - 07:57 PM



Duff, Did you drive it yet?

 

I'm always a little ashamed to have to respond to questions like this - uh, not yet.

 

I'm nowhere near a friendly track, and I seldom pull out my Scalie pieces - and right now I'm in the middle of furious thrashing for myself and another fellow, trying to put together TWO complete race campaigns of at least one car per class; so, no, I haven't had a chance to pop down and tear off some laps. I'll prolly take it along this weekend to FastTracks, 'tho I'd like to have a chance to set it up a little after its harrowing overland journey. (Any you guys remember the old radio Westerns? Whenever the announcer said "...the Wagon Train hastily drove into a circle..." I was the guy screaming at the radio "Look out for that CIRCLE!!...")

I'll post as soon as I have postable.

Same time, I'm intending to slap together a couple more Lost Cause-type cars for myself: a Maser Tipo 151 for sure, a couple others I'm dreamin' 'bout. Along with a couple of not-real-legal Jaildoor cars (yah, I hate the name too, Al, I've started referrin' to 'em as "RetroGate" - y'think it'll stick?) like this one-year-too-late Lotus 49:

 

JD JDS 02.JPG

 

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 11:50 PM

Careful Duf! There's enough lead on that drop arm to give you lead poisoning :) .Looks like fun

 

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