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PostSubject: Re: 1/8 Citroen V8 traction maybe?   Thu 19 Apr 2018, 8:17 pm

Yes Mitch the paint job has to go but won't be black and flames (Not all hot rods were black with flames (personally not a favourite paint scheme of mine)) as for the sectioning I would find that a big problem as I've taken the roof off I'm not sure it would work with a cabriolet with the canvas roof up where would the rear passengers heads be (of course I could remove the rear seats) any suggestions on a simple solution.
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PostSubject: Re: 1/8 Citroen V8 traction maybe?   Thu 19 Apr 2018, 9:56 pm

There wouldn't be much point in putting a smallblock into a fwd Traction Avant really.

Unless you made it 4wd...with 4 equal sized tyres.
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PostSubject: Re: 1/8 Citroen V8 traction maybe?   Thu 19 Apr 2018, 10:47 pm

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Yes Mitch the paint job has to go but won't be black and flames (Not all hot rods were black with flames (personally not a favourite paint scheme of mine)) as for the sectioning I would find that a big problem as I've taken the roof off I'm not sure it would work with a cabriolet with the canvas roof up where would the rear passengers heads be (of course I could remove the rear seats) any suggestions on a simple solution.

Correct. The rear seat has to go. Take it from a saloon to a two seater coupe.
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PostSubject: Re: 1/8 Citroen V8 traction maybe?   Fri 27 Apr 2018, 8:49 pm

Hi all I'm pretty crap at this sort of thing I want to change the shape of the cars roof first I thought of removing the roof completely and cutting the door pillars to level with the top of the doors.





As you can see I can't do that as the top hinge for the doors is incorporated in the door pillars, then I thought of cutting the rear pillar off level with the base of the rear window but I can't do that as there will be an ugly step at the back, what should I do.

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PostSubject: Re: 1/8 Citroen V8 traction maybe?   Sat 28 Apr 2018, 3:43 pm

Use a piece of thin Styrene and convert the Hump Back look into a fast back look. It would be a one of a kind. You can get a better idea of the look by taping some paper onto it. I like what you are doing to this build.
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PostSubject: Re: 1/8 Citroen V8 traction maybe?   Sat 28 Apr 2018, 8:13 pm

I agree with Buck on this one. Looking forward to seeing what you decide to do.
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PostSubject: Re: 1/8 Citroen V8 traction maybe?   Mon 30 Apr 2018, 7:44 pm

Well my skills are not up to converting it to a 2 door so will this do.



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PostSubject: Re: 1/8 Citroen V8 traction maybe?   Wed 02 May 2018, 2:07 pm

A very nice color.
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PostSubject: Re: 1/8 Citroen V8 traction maybe?   Wed 02 May 2018, 7:17 pm

Well I thought I would weld the doors shut and de-seam it




As you can see from the last pic it was a huge mistake it will need a load of sanding and resanding to get anything like a smooth finish (and that's before any custom paintwork)
Anyway I couldn't resist trying it on the chassis, I must say I'm quite excited I think it looks great, at least it's a good framework for a great hot rod.


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PostSubject: Re: 1/8 Citroen V8 traction maybe?   Thu 03 May 2018, 10:07 am

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PostSubject: Re: 1/8 Citroen V8 traction maybe?   Thu 03 May 2018, 11:05 am


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PostSubject: Re: 1/8 Citroen V8 traction maybe?   Sat 05 May 2018, 7:36 pm

Hi all well paint job is done (needs a few clear coats and rubbing down to smooth it) I quite like it.









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PostSubject: Re: 1/8 Citroen V8 traction maybe?   Sun 06 May 2018, 1:05 am

Cool paint job. Indoor/outdoor light really makes a difference.
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PostSubject: Re: 1/8 Citroen V8 traction maybe?   Sun 06 May 2018, 1:21 pm

That is looking brilliant!
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PostSubject: Re: 1/8 Citroen V8 traction maybe?   Sun 06 May 2018, 5:13 pm

What a Hot Rod. Looking good.
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PostSubject: Re: 1/8 Citroen V8 traction maybe?   Fri 11 May 2018, 7:44 pm

Hi all just a quick update before we're off on our hols I've fabricated the exhausts for it.





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PostSubject: Re: 1/8 Citroen V8 traction maybe?   Sat 12 May 2018, 3:33 pm

Looking brilliant
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PostSubject: Re: 1/8 Citroen V8 traction maybe?   Sat 12 May 2018, 10:47 pm

Got the ackermann angle going on there! Nice touch.
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PostSubject: Re: 1/8 Citroen V8 traction maybe?   Sun 13 May 2018, 11:41 am

That engine is looking great in there !
Now, we're looking like a hot rod !

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PostSubject: Re: 1/8 Citroen V8 traction maybe?   Sun 13 May 2018, 5:49 pm

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PostSubject: Re: 1/8 Citroen V8 traction maybe?   Thu 17 May 2018, 5:11 pm

Excellent work! The body mods and paint look fantastic!
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PostSubject: Re: 1/8 Citroen V8 traction maybe?   Sun 20 May 2018, 8:19 pm

Hi all well I'm back off my hols and after a huge amount of hacking and jiggling I managed to make the interior fit.

I changed the centre pillar from leather to wood I like the contrast between the leather and the wood (I think it looks more luxurious)

Still got the dash to do, thinking of adding rev counter and oil pressure gauge, wondering if I should add a more modern Speedo.







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PostSubject: Re: 1/8 Citroen V8 traction maybe?   Mon 21 May 2018, 3:19 pm

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PostSubject: Re: 1/8 Citroen V8 traction maybe?   Mon 21 May 2018, 4:18 pm

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