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Posted 14 March 2019 - 06:11 PM

I originally intended this body for my HR Jaildoor car, but have found a new Gene/ZR1 Cuc that doesn't have the wheel well cut lines that would look unsightly with the small wheels I used on it. So, what to do with the Billy Watson Cuc body?

 

Easy answer - dress it up with some trim tape and a Noose driver, then build a new car for it using full size wheels. Orange donuts on mag 3/32 rims will be trimmed to 7/8 OD and Orings on new Russkit Replica front wheels will be sleeved down to 3/32 and trimmed to either 13/16 or 7/8 OD.

 

This will be another "Cuc-on-a-budget" theme scratchbuilt with a toothbrush motor.

Like (almost) everything else here at The Wolcott Cockroach Ranch, it is for sale  :)

 

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 06:06 PM

WB 3 7/8, GL 11/16, rear wheels 7/8 x 11/16 , front wheel width 2 3/4", rear wheel width 2 7/8"
Clearance .032 front, .063 rear.
Pan width 2.7" no taper.

Gearing: 8/27

1" wide JK hypoid retro bracket, braced and tubed with oilites

 

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Posted 17 March 2019 - 09:07 PM

Jig motor and bracket assembly set in perfect alignment

 

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Steel tongue mini-torched atop .063 X 1" X 1" brass chunk with some lift to account for the .032/.063 clearance slope

 

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Posted 18 March 2019 - 05:36 PM

Body change of plans - the Billy Watson body is going back to the HR Jaildoor Cuc build, and the HRBW will be built to fit my new Gene/ZR1 body. The misstep was caused my not remembering the Billy Watson re-pop was based on a Victor Ferguson body, which is significantly wider than a standard Cuc. The new Gene/ZR1 body is same dimensions as an original.

 

The Gene is absulutely stunning quality

 

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