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#1 Jaak

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Posted 27 November 2014 - 08:22 PM

Inspired by the Champion of Chamblee Jail Door but downsized to 1/32. Painted by Lupo Lupazzi. I'm making this for my friend Allan Wakefield.

Artin 1/43 rear wheels Dremeled until they fit on the custom Kai wheels.

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Sleeved the wheels to fit on a 3/32" Slot.it axle.

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The finished result.

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Modified the Sam Stephen Weldon custom Cobra style guide tongue to 1/32 size. This is a mock up the front axle tube has been shortened a bit after this picture.

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Drilled out the Al Penrose (BWA) bracket to fit a tube to match the Champion of Chamblee style.

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The photos do not do this body any justice. The wonderful paintwork is done by Lupo Lupazzi. The 1/32 Mini Dream body was made by Lucio Cocchi.

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Posted 27 November 2014 - 08:32 PM

Nice project, Jaak! Awesome 1/32.
 
The hot lady model on the Lopazzi painted body is something to behold. Is there a 1/24 Cocchi Mini Dream body?
 
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Posted 27 November 2014 - 10:00 PM

X2 on everything!

Is this for that 1/32 Thingie Proxy you're looking running next year, Jaak?

1/24 version of that Mini Dream body would be something to behold!
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Posted 27 November 2014 - 10:45 PM

Awesome, Jaaaaaaak, I love it - beautiful body - nice job loading up the jig and modifying the BWA bracket - that is going to be a very cool car and I know it's going to be a handler. :good: :good: :good: :heart:
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Posted 28 November 2014 - 03:08 AM

Hey Max,

Yes, there is a 1/24 version of it and that will be project #2 of 2 with a similar body at least as good as this one.
Lucio Cocchi is the Mini Dream man, he has a lot, if not all, of the original molds and makes good repros.


Paul, watch this space will post here a similar thread on the 1/24 after I complete the 1/32.
I will not be running this in the 1/32 as I am making this for Allan Wakefield AKA Swissracer but it will be conform the rules* and he is contemplating running it but most likely with another body.

*Which is easy as the rules will be very open... struggling what to do with the tire choices, I think it will come down to two sets: one sponge for wood and one rubber/urethane for plastic tracks.


Thank you, Pablo. :victory: 

I modified the SCD Jig to be able to make my life a bit easier.
Just received my DVD Rom and the Steube DVD works a charm.

Thanks to you, Steve Lowrider, Jairus, Mike Z, Gene ZR1, Steube, and others in the scene I have been learning a LOT and am now able to put that into practice.  :good:

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Posted 03 December 2014 - 12:52 PM

Some progress, more to follow soon.

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Posted 03 December 2014 - 12:57 PM

Very nice, Jaak. :D

Love the look of the jail door in 1/32. Very tough little frame with that stout motor bracket.
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Posted 03 December 2014 - 12:59 PM

Very cool, Jaaaaaak.  :good:
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Posted 03 December 2014 - 01:24 PM

Thanks, Paul and Pablo.

Stout and sturdy just the way I like it.

Not Pablo-esque stout and sturdy but close to it. :)

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Posted 03 December 2014 - 01:26 PM

Good thing my name isn't Ruben.  :)
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Posted 04 December 2014 - 09:06 AM

Wow!! A simply gorgeous build and very sanitary. The chassis does literally look like the Champion Jail Door chassis many of us ran back in the day. The painting on that body is fantastic, literally taking Lexan painting to an art form.
 
Please tell me there was a real life model he used for female form, and find out if she has an older sister. LOL.
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Posted 04 December 2014 - 01:46 PM

... Or younger sister <@@>
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Posted 10 December 2014 - 11:45 AM

Nearly finished now!

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Posted 10 December 2014 - 12:37 PM

Beautiful job, Jaak! It looks real nice. :)
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Posted 10 December 2014 - 12:45 PM

:D Top notch brass work, Jaak. :good:
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Posted 10 December 2014 - 02:11 PM

Thank you, Bill and Paul.  :victory: 

It is nice to hear it is being appreciated, makes the pictures uploading and posting worthwhile!

Always like to hear from people what they think; any constructive criticism is also always welcome.

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Posted 10 December 2014 - 02:14 PM

X3, way to go, Jaaaaak. :good: :sun_bespectacled:

I can't find anything to gripe about. :)
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Posted 10 December 2014 - 02:30 PM

Thanks, Pablo!

Good to hear that from an accomplished chassis builder.  :D

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Posted 10 December 2014 - 02:34 PM

Please keep posting your projects and progress, Jaak. They are most definitely worthwhile and give inspiration for future builds.
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Posted 10 December 2014 - 03:11 PM

A jewel!
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Posted 10 December 2014 - 04:56 PM

Thanks, Paul.

I hope to inspire someone as I was inspired by seeing some of the brass creations made by the old school guys.

Dennis, this is exactly what I thought when I saw Bob Suzuki's Jail Door he built for Edo (SF 2007). It set me off to investigate and learn how to do that.

Was blessed with a lot of help along the way from people in the know and owe them a lot.  :victory:

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Posted 10 December 2014 - 05:39 PM

Jaak,

What motor is planned for this chassis? I know the PM bracket will fit several, but your motorbox size appears to eliminate 16Ds.

I've saved your photos in case I want to build similar chassis in the future. :)
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Posted 10 December 2014 - 06:05 PM

Hey Bill, this one will be powered by a Falcon 7 similar to the one in the first pictures.

I test fitted a Mura 16D just now, for that to fit the guide tongue would have to be cut where the droparm stop begins.

If Photobucket stays as it has been for the last seven to eight years these photo's will stay up forever.
 
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Posted 10 December 2014 - 06:12 PM

Good question, Bill, it looks like it will be an FK style for sure, since he used an FK as a jig motor.

Could be a Falcon 2, Falcon 7, TSRF D3, TSRF Falcon 7, or Slick 7 Mini Brute. All great motors for a 1/32 car.
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Posted 10 December 2014 - 08:59 PM

If I had looked at the early construction photos, I'd have answered my own question. :dash2:  

Thanks, Jaak. Be sure to show us this car when you have it completed.
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Posted 11 December 2014 - 03:15 AM

Bill, 

The only stupid question is the one you don't ask. :yes3:

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Posted 11 December 2014 - 08:45 AM

Jaak, it must have been a "senior moment."  :laugh2:  :laugh2:


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Posted 18 December 2014 - 12:27 PM

The chassis weighs 74 grams all in and the body 5,9 grams


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Posted 18 December 2014 - 01:52 PM

It's going to handle, I can just feel it.  Keep feeding us photos, Jaaaaak. :good: :)


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Posted 18 December 2014 - 02:00 PM

What rear tires will you use?

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 03:50 PM

Hey Dennis the rear tires will be sponge for this one.
Am awaiting there arrival.
 


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Posted 18 December 2014 - 05:28 PM

Thanks Pablo  :victory: 

One more set of photo's coming soon!


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