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Lil' Harvey project - week 2


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#1 Lone Wolf

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Posted 24 February 2015 - 02:49 PM

GTO done, on to week 2's project. This was a body I found in a lot I bought. It was unpainted and pretty yellowed. Having nothing to do one night I tried some chassis under it. It had a slot cut in the back and a hole drilled in the hood so I figured go ahead and build it. Much to my surprise someone cut that slot and drilled that hole to fit a Monogram chassis under it. 

 

I brush painted it with some green acrylic and cut out the cockpit. Instead of having a screw going through the hood I turned a screw into a gas cap. Then it sat in a box for a few years. Here is how it looked since then. You can see the slot cut here.

 

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Here it is today after some fiddling. I will need to add another coat on the inside if I can find the paint I used.   :dash2: I made a simple interior from cardboard and the driver is one someone painted 40 years ago. I will probably change it out for one of my own. Still trying wheels out. These are Monogram with two-prong knock-offs. Pics of the real car show something like this. Or I can go with inserts to dress her up. I have a lot of details to think up and add. 

 

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Posted 25 February 2015 - 08:55 AM

The Harvey was always a favorite of mine as a kid Joe. I'm pretty sure mine were all 1/24 though and that FT16D looks positively huge in there!

 

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Posted 25 February 2015 - 09:27 AM

John, I agree, most of these you see are 1/24. Kind of an oddball and that's why I like it.  :)

 

That motor in red just as pictured is the standard motor for that chassis although the pics do make it seem larger for some reason.


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