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TheGIantTribble Avatar
Chelmsford, Essex, UK   GBR
Good afternoon all.

I'd thought I'd post a few pictures of my 1934 Maserati R1 V8 build.
It's a hopefully simple build, plywood fibreglass box, two steel rails.
But it is a bit long...100" and that's with the end of it's tail cut off!
But it was the only way I felt I could get a sense of it's proportions.

Currently trying to shape the nose...lots of tiny bobbles of polystyrene flying around the garden.
I'll post a few more when I've got the nose done...

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carChips Victor Harnish
Kelowna, BC, Canada   CAN
1933 MG Magnette
1973 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Chip"
1989 GMC Sierra 1500 "Bush Truck"
Very nice, do you have a pic of the inspiration car for comparison?

I really like the all wood thing.

Kelly Wood Avatar
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA   USA
1927 CycleKart Pre War "Sargette"
That's a great start there. Especially since it's in the house. Nice.

What is that black exhaust pipe made out of?

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CmdBentaxle Silver Member Dave D
Federal Way, Washington, USA   USA
1950 CycleKart Italian "1950 Ferrari 166 F2"
That will be a beauty!
Nevermind the length though. Get it to look right.
My Ferrari is 106". There's just no way to fake those long tails


Dennis Thomas Avatar
phoenix, arizona, USA   USA
1919 CycleKart Lightweight "A.V. Monocar"
1925 CycleKart Speedway Racer "Old Number 27"
1930 CycleKart German "The Boulevard Cruiser"
1937 CycleKart American "37 Studebaker Modified"
TheGIantTribble Avatar
Chelmsford, Essex, UK   GBR
Thanks guys.
Inspiration picky should be attached.
The exhaust is nothing more than black, solvent, 11/2" or 40mm waste pipe and fittings.
I will admit it took me longer than I expected to file/sand off all the manufactures' name, symbols and part numbers.
Re the tail my plan is when I've finished to make the end of the tail as an attachable extra.

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