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#1 Lone Wolf

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 04:57 PM

Won this a couple weeks ago. In the 5 and 6th pics you can see the first Allard. Sorry, I do not know how to separate these pics from the others. As you can see, she was looking quite "care worn" Notice the price tag underneath, optimistic at best. The tires were shot, lots of dirt and missing paint. Also, don't know what was happening in the drivers seat. Not to realistic with that steering wheel position to say the least. I decided to do a cosmetic resto. After some careful fiddling cutting through a ton of 50 year old epoxy I exhumed the driver. I removed the arms and adjusted the right. The left one had to be cut apart and modified with a piece being removed. Shirt repainted blue, all else left alone. This was a fair amount of work and then a parts box steering wheel was added. After a careful washing the body was touched up from the inside using some 50 year old Pactra jar paint that was a good match. Chassis was disassembled, cleaned and the wheels and chassis were sprayed with Testors Metalizer. Fresh rubber installed. I took the liberty of painting the visable part of the motor black.

 

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Overall happy with the job as it retains much of the original feel.

 

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Here is the second one I've had for a while. Quite a contrast in building styles. Ask any questions about this one as I am tired of typing descriptions LOL. Amazingly, these are both the same exact bodies.

 

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 06:48 PM

Both of these *look* right...   Which is cool...   I especially like the front-fendered one, though...

 

Great work on each, Joe...

 

How does each mount to the chassis?

 

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Posted 23 March 2016 - 09:52 AM

I like that second one too Joe - oddly enough I also have an Allard with a front-mounted motor - not a lot of those around at the time. 

 

Did he do some grille work on the second one? Doesn't seem to be stock. 

 

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Posted 23 March 2016 - 04:32 PM

John, the one with the Cox chassis has handmade mounts made from thin aluminum and tapped for a 4-40 screw. The "fancy" one has pins in tubes behind the front wheels and the console area sits on the chassis at the rear and has a tight interference fit.

 

 

Don, the original builder cut the grille area open and formed some wire mesh to fit. I can post more pics if you like. This builder was extremely talented. If you look closely you can see the gent is smoking a pipe and the motor has spark plug wires etc.

 

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Posted 24 March 2016 - 09:56 PM

those are both really cool. 


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Posted 04 April 2016 - 09:42 AM

Awesome cars.  The detail on the second car is astounding!  I love the way he used the extended drive shaft to be able to enable all of the detail in the cockpit. 


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Posted 03 May 2016 - 09:46 AM

Joe,

 

 Just found this thread, awesome cars !  I know a fellow who drove one of those cars cross country. TWICE !!! :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: 


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Posted 12 December 2016 - 10:25 PM

Funny how most things get "invented" twice or more - about 15 years ago I put together a 1/24 J2X with a Pactra body over a Cox sidewinder chassis! Still sitting on the shelf - never been run.

 

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 10:29 PM

Joe,

 

 Just found this thread, awesome cars !  I know a fellow who drove one of those cars cross country. TWICE !!! :clapping: :clapping: :clapping:

 I had a close "personal" relationship with one 60+ years ago.  A trip like that is not adventure, it is martyrdom! (right there with that other paragon of touring luxury, the MG TC)

 

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 10:34 PM

Loving this thread!  :heart:


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