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Well , the title say pics of anything we model can go in here --so here goes!

  I am building junk-wrecked S scale (1/64/ cars and trucks --hot wheel size - to put in a diorama of a junk yard like many of us wandered about in in our younger days.

  Here are a few I have built --.

 














 This Cord ( I hope you saw it as that) I built before HotWheels made a Cord --this is made of the front halves of 2 VW glued together and the rest formed from aluminum from disposable baking pans. 

Dave

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 A closer look at some ---- First the Cord ---



 Then ,the model A Pick Up -- this was built from a Model A sedan  and the motor is scratched --all the motors are -- hot wheels don't have motors.




A closer look at the Cord Motor --The A motor and a Fire truck too.



 



 



 How about a closer look at a burned out 49 Ford ragtop --- got burned on the showroom when the dealership burned.





Dave

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 This post can run a LOOOOOOOOOOOOng time -- I have a good many more done or in progress and this is just part of what I have to "junk"

 




 



 

 Since this was taken I have bought about 3 -4 times this many and have also gotten some  a bit more "upscale"  than Hot wheels. I model mostly in Ho but this diorama will be S because there are a LOT more cars and trucks in that sixe and even the expensive ones like this 53 Merc. are only about 6 bucks. ASny thing decent in HO is 126 or more --a bit pricey when you need a couple hundred!






 Next is a picture of a 40 ford coupe.

 I have a number of pics of this car in the process as well as some others --that I can show in stages of transforming.





Dave

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WOW!


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Here are some photos of old autos & trucks found on the Mogollon Railway. All were modified from 1:32 and 1:35 kits



While not a large assortment, there are many more examples along the line. And there's always Tillman's Model T Parts yard.

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Pretty darn nice Woodie-- but then your whole railroad is!1

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Dave-I didn't mean to hijack your thread. You are welcome to the Mogollon Railway thread anytime for off topic craziness! I love your junk cars...

Woodie

***PS-check out the selection of 1:32 die cast antique cars, that's where I get a lot of my cars.

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Dave,

That first close up of the Cord has gotten modified VW written all over it.:P

Just kidding. Nice job on making those cars look so relistic. I bet if you took a picture when they are all stacked side by side in the yard a few feet away it look very real.

@ Woodie,

Also nice looking cars. Looks like you've got real cob webs on that one half track. :2t:

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Bernd wrote: Dave,

That first close up of the Cord has gotten modified VW written all over it.:P

Just kidding. Nice job on making those cars look so relistic. I bet if you took a picture when they are all stacked side by side in the yard a few feet away it look very real.

@ Woodie,

Also nice looking cars. Looks like you've got real cob webs on that one half track. :2t:

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 I already asked Woodie to catch and send me one of his scale spiders-- so far no answer.  Looks like I got a bit of interest in 1/64 junk -- so I'll post a few more and kind of show how they get that way.  the Hapless 40 is shown basking in the sun --totaly unaware of the dremel approaching in the night!
  The Dremel has attacked! So far it has whacked off a door , fender, the floor, and cut a big hole in the roof! There has been a fenderwell panel in, and the hole in the roof turned into a dent with aluminum from a disposable baking tin put in to turn the hole into a dent--a bit of body putty will blend and hide the edges. Also the deck lid is gone , and it and the left rear fender replaced with crumpled aluminum.





 

 Here is a shot of the rear "crunch" with the deck lid cut off.






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 OK bare aluminum deck lid installed.



 OK again I hit the 5 pic limit. --To be continued==

  Dave



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Bernd-the US mail nixed the plan to send you some "cob" spiders. In 1:35 scale, the little fellows are about the size of a small tarrantula. Real scale spiders, can't get better than that!

Dave-really neat work on the cars. It appears that you have scratchbuilt motor blocks, etc. Fine stuff, please send along more photos.

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W C Greene wrote: Bernd-the US mail nixed the plan to send you some "cob" spiders. In 1:35 scale, the little fellows are about the size of a small tarrantula. Real scale spiders, can't get better than that!

Dave-really neat work on the cars. It appears that you have scratchbuilt motor blocks, etc. Fine stuff, please send along more photos.

Woodie



Woodie-- Yes the motors and many other parts are scratched, rear ends transmissions, frames , axles. etc.

  Photos? --PHOTOS?  We GOT stinking photos!!

  


      A little color on the new decklid and some rust starting here and there.




 A grille of aluminum tube and the headlight taken out, some glass in and the cowl vent opened.



 there is the rear end , made of pop rivets and tube, the door is back on , look close , the window regulator is there too. More glass in.




  Now  a dash, steering, gearshift, the little green thing seen thru the hole in the floor is the bell housing of a flathead motor. Also seen is the frame and front axle . radius rod and spring .



 Here is the Forty in it's final repose , just waiting for a piece of real estate to sink into .

  I have a few more of this one showing the partially stripped interior that I will find in case any one out there needs a trim panel or two to restore their cherished 40.  

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 OK here is the final shots of the 40.

  A little interior detail, can you see the "jump seat" back there ? It was a fold down seat found in 40 Ford "Opera Coupes" -- guess Ford drivers were a bit more "genteele" back then , I don't know any Ford opera fans.

 










  Thats that!

  Next a beast that hot wheels called a 40 Ford pick up ,I saw something else, see what you think.




I think it looks like a starting point for something like this Hudson Pick Up.

 



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Woodie,

Thanks for the offer of the spiders, but I've got to many of my own. They let me know when a project has been sitting around to long. :P

@ Dave,

Same here. more pictures, pleeeeeeeeeeease.

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 Just remember , you asked for it!

 OK here is my idea of a Hudson Pick up.




  First the hood goes , then it gets a grill that looks more like a Hudson. There is the forty with the first grill I built for it , it is a piece of aluminum tube squarshed a bit then slit with a .003 dremel disk.  I know a  ----WHAT thickness dremel disk?---- naaaa  , but I do have some !



 A test fit of the interior floor and firewall , you can see the sides of the baking tin bed, the bed floor will be wood.





 

 The floor mat is the quilted foil from a cigarette pack, don't know where I'll get that now , I quit smoking.:glad:




 Got a little grungy paint on and a baking tin tailgate , probably the real Hudson did not have it written across the tailgate , but I decided on a little "insurance" that onlookers would KNOW what this wreck is!




 


 OK---- the running board covers are on , more cigarette foil , but run thru my N scale corrugator tool . The rear end made of pop rivets and  some sort of electrical connectors that I have no idea where I found them is shown . The Radiator is made from a ribbed section of a CD case with extra cross hatching and a piece of brass for the tank.


Decided to leave a rear end installed under the car -- I really liked the way the brakes turned out --- there is not much more to this rear end than you see --- " if ya can't see it -- don't model it" ! -- Lynn Austin. The other rear end will be put in the bed, so it won't go to waste.

 To be continued.............. hope you are enjoying these as much as I did!!

  Dave

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 OK  --getting close to completion----

Here is the wood bed of the truck and the weathered rear end and some 6x6 blocks of timber, the tail light is seen too.




Here is a better look at the taillight and tailgate.

 



 

 Another progress picture --- who knows what the doo-dad in the passenger window is?  Bet only greybeards will!

 





 




 The radiator mounted , steering linkage in and exhaust pipe  , almost done.

 

 Another look at the gizmo! Bet he would know! :old dude:

 




 OK THATS IT ------DONE !!

  Dave




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 Ok  --- want more do ya Bernd ?  More ya get.

First a real live prototype car!

 



 

  Fortunately Hot wheels makes a fastback Chevy this same year!  It's green and I need it totaly in rust, so a bit of trial and error is in store.




   Well this is not quite what I wanted, but if you look close at the hood you evan see I added a "swan wing" hood ornament made of the eye of a needle and some red cellophane , Valentine candy has really bright RED wrappings!



 

  OK --starting to look a bit better , rear fender looks decent crunched a bit. Eventually the wheels will have to go .



 

Ok thats getting closer , don't you think?  Ever see an old car without a droopy door handle?





I almost stopped here but decided MORE rust was in order!




 Pretty well got it I think . Next shot is from the front.

 




  Well did I capture the prototype close enough? Hey , just realized I was WRONG:bang: about a 5 pic limit!!:rah:
 

  Dave





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What can I say but....

:glad::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::2t::2t::2t::2t::apl::apl:

Ok I'm done.

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Bernd wrote: What can I say but....

:glad::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::2t::2t::2t::2t::apl::apl:

Ok I'm done.

Bernd



  Glad you liked them Bernd, seems like you are the only guy that likes rusty junk like me. Thanks very much , just for your pleasure I'll put up a little more rusty iron. :Salute:

 RATS I had a whole string going and hit some key wrong and EVERTHING VANISHED!!! :doh:

  I'll start over.............. Here is a prototype --- I found it AFTER I built the Packard  and this is a Buick ..... but thats close enough for the kind of girls I go with!

 


 This is a hot wheels Packard -------BD ----(before Dremel) 

 




  OOOPPPPS !

  

 OK --- How do you get a tear like that in diecast pot metal?  Easy , the whole fender is baking tin and the door has a big gash cut clear out and the side covered with baking tin.



 Raggedy top is tulle and cotton and tissue paper. The hood will soon find a NEW home on a Packard truck, bet you did not know they made any ?  Well another hot wheels custom 40 pickup is about to realize what it's like to be an ugly duckling!

 


 A little closer look at the roof.

 



 Oh -- hoods gone and a motor showed up!




 

  Timing gears------ from a bunch of watch parts I stole for about 6 bucks on E Bay -- I got little bits and chunks to last a zillion years, the 40 ford widow regulator is more of it , I even got some stuff small enough to put insude a pop rivet rear end like a ring gear!

 A few more shots of the scratched motor .

 




 







  Thats about it for the Packard , I am going to put glass in that is too dirty and nasty to see thru so I don't have to detail the interior.  Hey when ya, gotta do over a hundred or so you have to be smart --------  wait --a SMART person would not -------- Like  one cowboy said in the western remake of 7 samuri -- I forget the name they gave it that time around , talking about the young kid that was too stupid not to go home because to go on was certain death and , I think , Steve Mcqueen said  'Ya he ain't smart --like us!":dope:


 Hey------- has anybody figured out what the gizmo in the Hudson window is??

 Dave

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Naw, you ain't the only ones who appreciate rusty cars.

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 Ok , Woodie, I guess we could be a small army , you , Bernd and I !!

   I am a sucker for Hudsons -- take a gander. How many of you knew they made a Hudsun PU  in the 50's!

 




 Beautiful isn't it?

  Hot wheels has one too --sort of.







  Well , I did say --sort of. :us:

  Time to correct Hot wheels error.







 

 Got a good start on the Hudson PU.





  The bed is in , rail on ---------- new aluminum hood and fender.

 This car is now in Colorado , waiting for me to come trash it some more!  When I get my hands on it you all will be the first to know.


 Dave

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 Remember I said something about a Packard Pick Up truck in the Packard car thread?

 Well , I have one started from that Forty Ford beast  hot wheels thing, but my son has already taken it to Colorado when I was in the hospital.

  But , I found some pictures of a REAL one, a 1938 model , just to prove they did make one, pretty beast too --- I think.:bow:









   There you are , mine will also have the spare tire in the rear fender .AND the hood and grill from the already wrecked 34 -- they are almost the same.

  Dave

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Dave,

Just amzing work. I'm impressed with how real they look all wadded up. Talent.

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Bernd wrote: Dave,

Just amzing work. I'm impressed with how real they look all wadded up. Talent.

Bernd


 Thanks Bernd,

  It is nice to have folks who realize it takes work to make them look like they do--- I  have had many NON-modelers ask how many times and what size hammer I used to smash them , and a couple of people actually asked if I used lighter fluid or gasoline to burn up the 50 Ford ragtop!!  These people were not joking --they were completely serious!!

    

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I've also discovered that many people have no idea about anything. My problem is I have a very high curiosity index. I want to know how it works even if it means taking it apart with a hammer. :P

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Bernd wrote: I've also discovered that many people have no idea about anything. My problem is I have a very high curiosity index. I want to know how it works even if it means taking it apart with a hammer. :P

Bernd


 Yeah , but is that ART?? Or should I say is that AN art?L:

Dave

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Hi Dave :wave:


Nice work on the junked autos !

Hows things going ?


:moose:


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Well I never ! ... A '38 Packard pickup !! :shocked:

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your '49 ford looks a lot like the '39 i looked at after a garage fire at a friends place it was show room fresh until the fire it still ran but was in sad shape

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Packard and Cadillac sold funeral  "flower cars" that looked like very fancy pickups, but the bodies were built by Henny or Superior.

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hicountryscratcher wrote:  

 











Amazing work, Dave! I'd never thought of modeling a junk car with the hood open and the header removed from the block, though it's something I've seen in person countless times.
I would love to try my hand at this, but I model the WW2 years and you'd simply never see anything like this just sitting around as people rabidly collected and donated scrap metal for the war effort (most of which, sadly, was never actually used for the war effort, it turned out...).


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