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#1 OFFLINE   SFRC

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:22 AM

A pizza racer is the next project.

This is the original car I am going to try to make a replica of.

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The base model by Minichamps

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First all the paint needs to be grinded off

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The doors didn't fit very well. And I am going to put a thick coat of car paint on the model. So this needed to be addressed.

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Removing all paint from the door areas.

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Then the doors are grinded off just a but so the door fits nicely. Then the doorskin is sanded down to get a smooth fit with the rest of the body.

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A bit further with the Fiat 500 conversion.

First a strip to make the outlining of the wheel arch extenders.

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The are now resonably the same.

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Some blue tape to indicate where the arch extention should start.

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A bit of putty.

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And a bit of sanding to see how it will turn out.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:23 AM

Nice project, I love these little rascals  :wavetowel2:

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 11:38 AM

This is an interesting project, must say I'm rather taken with these little things too!

Nice work on the doors, it's a simple mod but one that will make a big difference to the end appearance of the model

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:46 PM

Nice can't want to see the finished product. I had the opportunity to work on a 1:1 before and it's alot more roomier inside than it looks.


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Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:55 PM

You make the coolest cars mate.  I love these little 500's.
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Posted 05 February 2013 - 01:37 AM

I drove one a couple of years ago. Just to get some icecream. I found it hilarious.

Definately resect the people who took it on holidays to the Cote d'Aure of Italy from Holland. As far as I kown, in the 1960's there were hardly any motorways to cover the 1400 km journey. Only a couple in Germany and France. Must have been a challenge. Compared to the 500 my MGB must have been a really fast car.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 01:54 AM

Wicked! "Pizza Racer"! Love it!

Wicked! "Pizza Racer"! Love it!

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 02:38 AM

During sanding and molding the arch extentions I've made some changes to the engine.

Old vs new

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I'm not really happy with the Weber carb yet.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:43 AM

View PostSFRC, on 05 February 2013 - 01:37 AM, said:

I drove one a couple of years ago. Just to get some icecream. I found it hilarious.

Definately resect the people who took it on holidays to the Cote d'Aure of Italy from Holland. As far as I kown, in the 1960's there were hardly any motorways to cover the 1400 km journey. Only a couple in Germany and France. Must have been a challenge. Compared to the 500 my MGB must have been a really fast car.

WOW, that must have been quite a journey, can't imagine these doing more than 50-60 MPH.  There is a TV series called "Wheeler Dealers", and they restored one of these a couple of years ago, looked really cool, but the mechanic chap, is way over 6ft and he looked ridiculous in it !! LOL.

Engine looks good mate.  Looking forward to seeing this one finished.

There is also a cool looking one on Uli Nowaks website.
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:25 AM

Looks great allready, i'am following this one!
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 05:27 AM

View PostB1N9S, on 06 February 2013 - 03:43 AM, said:

View PostSFRC, on 05 February 2013 - 01:37 AM, said:

I drove one a couple of years ago. Just to get some icecream. I found it hilarious.

Definately resect the people who took it on holidays to the Cote d'Aure of Italy from Holland. As far as I kown, in the 1960's there were hardly any motorways to cover the 1400 km journey. Only a couple in Germany and France. Must have been a challenge. Compared to the 500 my MGB must have been a really fast car.

WOW, that must have been quite a journey, can't imagine these doing more than 50-60 MPH.  There is a TV series called "Wheeler Dealers", and they restored one of these a couple of years ago, looked really cool, but the mechanic chap, is way over 6ft and he looked ridiculous in it !! LOL.

Engine looks good mate.  Looking forward to seeing this one finished.

There is also a cool looking one on Uli Nowaks website.
I saw that, it was a normal 500 & they upgraded the engine etc to Abarth items, still way cool though. I actually want one as a 1:1

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:08 AM

View PostCraig T, on 06 February 2013 - 05:27 AM, said:

I saw that, it was a normal 500 & they upgraded the engine etc to Abarth items, still way cool though. I actually want one as a 1:1

Yeh, I expressed an interest to Mrs Jones, who told me I was on my own with it !! She hates them !

I guess the romanticism soon wears off though, when your driving it on the UK's bumpy A roads, rather than Turin or Rome backstreets !!
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:24 AM

I recon it will do great in the UK as long as you avaid the motorways and the bigger main roads. It is really small so that will give you a hugh advantage in carrying lots of speed into the bends. Of course some hill are really steap (my experience in East Sussex and Scotland) but for 95% of the time you'll be fine.

And I suppose this Abarth will make minced meat out of the hills. With the wider wheels it will stick to the road like honey in your eyebraw.

Back to the model:

Now the carb is changed and the extenders are sanded to a smooth finish. The body is nearly ready to get painted.

Big difference between the old and the new wheels.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:31 AM

The light blue paint looks really well on the model

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:46 AM

Looking good, the arches look sweet.

View PostB1N9S, on 06 February 2013 - 09:08 AM, said:

View PostCraig T, on 06 February 2013 - 05:27 AM, said:

I saw that, it was a normal 500 & they upgraded the engine etc to Abarth items, still way cool though. I actually want one as a 1:1

Yeh, I expressed an interest to Mrs Jones, who told me I was on my own with it !! She hates them !

I guess the romanticism soon wears off though, when your driving it on the UK's bumpy A roads, rather than Turin or Rome backstreets !!
I will do it one day, that or an Isetta.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:08 AM

The doors of the little Fiat still didn't. Now the plastic inside of the door is the cause...

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:16 AM

Okey, time to start on the roof. Minichamps made a nice canvas like roof. This model, however, will get a checkered roof. So I had to remove the fabric and glue. Now it is in primer.

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The dashboard changed to 695 dails and logos.

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The front with some blingbling

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 11:07 AM

The roof, although it is not fixed yet.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 10:27 AM

Finally a bit further with the Abarth. Seats (front and rear) partially in fabric.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:16 AM

I can't say it enough, I am blown away by the talent you guys who make custom models have.
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Posted 06 March 2013 - 01:55 PM

Cool mod Maarten!  :10:  Great replica of the 1:1  :clap:

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 03:53 AM

View PostMerkurKing16, on 06 March 2013 - 11:16 AM, said:

I can't say it enough, I am blown away by the talent you guys who make custom models have.

Me too. I can't wait to see this cool little car finished. Great work!
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 05:55 AM

So cool!!!

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 08:28 AM

Thanks all!

The bonnet in position:

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 01:06 PM

nice body work and detail mate




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