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#1 Gene/ZR1

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Posted 01 July 2019 - 05:56 PM

Well in 2017 Don Siegel sent me this Very, very ugly wanna be thingie body, I never seen this much paint applied to a body.

 

History of this Very, very ugly wanna be thingie body is unknown.

 

Soon the body will be restored and a new mold made and the excitement of pulling some history.

 

This is the beginning of the restoration.

 

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Lot of thick paint

 

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Sticky globs of paint

 

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After 2 years off and on removing paint and almost done some details start to appear. 

 

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regards gene

 

 

 

 


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Posted 01 July 2019 - 06:08 PM

Very cool.

Maybe it was supposed to be a Harvey Aluminum coupe. Lol
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Posted 01 July 2019 - 06:22 PM

..........or the box it came in!


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Posted 01 July 2019 - 06:24 PM

I think the last time I got a fish sandwich it came in something like that!!!


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Posted 01 July 2019 - 06:55 PM

Roof almost has a Suburban / Nomad feel to it.


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Posted 09 July 2019 - 10:18 AM

V.V.U.W.B.T restoration update.

 

Established a flat base to remove body twist and a base plate, also blocked out open body wheel openings

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Clay used to form a seal

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High strength medical plaster will be used 3,500 psi

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Plaster placed, demold time approx 10 minutes 

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Work mold ready and wheel openings are sized

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Starting to clean body lines and rework of body wheel openings 

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more to follow;


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Posted 09 July 2019 - 11:20 AM

Awesome work Gene!


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Posted 09 July 2019 - 12:19 PM

Not only talented, but patient!


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Posted 10 July 2019 - 03:22 PM

Yep... who'd a thunk it Gene? 

 

Beginning to look very good. 

 

The Harvey Aluminum was my first thought too, but ... 

 

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Posted 15 July 2019 - 10:00 AM

V.V.U.W.B.T restoration update no.2

 

Quick update.

Feather filling edges and wheel openings and surface defects prior to primer.

 

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Maybe someone took a GP30 locomotive cab idea ?

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 05:15 AM

Roof line kinda reminds me of a German tank.  :laugh2:

 

Just out of curiosity Gene,how difficult is it to "fill in" those wheel well openings at the top before you pull bodies off of that mold? 

 

Is it something that could be done temporarily and then removed for other bodies that one would want to have an open wheeled body????


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Posted 16 July 2019 - 09:49 AM

Roof line kinda reminds me of a German tank.  :laugh2:

 

Just out of curiosity Gene,how difficult is it to "fill in" those wheel well openings at the top before you pull bodies off of that mold? 

 

Is it something that could be done temporarily and then removed for other bodies that one would want to have an open wheeled body????

 

Mike

The original body was an open wheel body and I'm putting the body back the way it was originally. Most likely no one will want one of these ugly bodies :cray: anyhow.

 

This original body may be the last one in existence as with the rare only one Savage Bat Body, except the VVUWBT body will be available.  :laugh2:

 

Now as far as closing up the wheel openings this can be done after the original female mold is done and cast a new plug with closed wheel openings .

With a body that has the wheel openings closed you will have to cut the body anyhow to allow room for the wheels unless you use 3\8" tall wheels.

 

g.


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Posted 16 July 2019 - 04:22 PM

V.V.U.W.B.T restoration update no.3

 

​Out of the paint shop and a 3 day cure followed by a paint rub out. 

Next step a female silicone mold so the resin plug can be cast after that clear bodies can be pulled.

 

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Original body along side of the new master. Notice how over cut the rear wheel openings are.

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Posted 01 August 2019 - 07:54 PM

V.V.U.W.B.T restoration update no.4

 

Just about ready to cast the female silicone mold then followed by the resin mold to pull a few bodies.

Raised mold base made of clay.

 

Next week will be casting about 12 new molds for the fall line up.

 

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Posted 01 August 2019 - 10:34 PM

 

 

Next week will be casting about 12 new molds for the fall line up.

 

 

 

Exciting News! Can't wait...!

 

 

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Posted 02 August 2019 - 06:20 AM

Painted black with yellow & orange or blue & purple flames, it'll look tough! :victory:


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Posted 06 August 2019 - 11:18 AM

V.V.U.W.B.T restoration update no.5

 

Still have to drill vent holes and then pull a few bodies.

 

 

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Silicon mold

 

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Resin mold

 

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Posted 06 August 2019 - 11:22 AM

You do some very very clean work Gene! Never thought you'd be able to save this ugly duckling... 

 

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Posted 06 August 2019 - 11:46 AM

You do some very very clean work Gene! Never thought you'd be able to save this ugly duckling... 

 

Don 

 

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It only took about 2 years, so i'm getting faster. :laugh2:

Some bodies and the original will be heading back to you soon.

It was a fun project.

 

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Posted 06 August 2019 - 07:09 PM

I'd just call it "cute."  It reminds me of the GRC Spitfire from the 60s.


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Posted 07 August 2019 - 09:31 AM

V.V.U.W.B.T restoration update no.6

 

First pull 0.030, really isn't that bad a looking body. :laugh2: 

 

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regards  g

 

 


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Posted 07 August 2019 - 09:51 AM

Right you are Gene, 

 

Please keep the original if you'd like, I don't really need it. 

 

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