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    Default starting with a model car magazine and a plastic kit from toys r us







    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Default Re: starting with a model car magazine and a plastic kit from toys r us

    I wonder if anybody is keeping track of man-hours...
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    Default Re: starting with a model car magazine and a plastic kit from toys r us

    Big deal. Anyone can copy a car.

    Let's see them dream one up...

    I'm joking, of course.

    My cousin, by the by, the hotrod guy, he does that business. He's made some swank bits of metal, I recently learned. He showed me pictures of a fender he made, for example. It's amazing.

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    Default Re: starting with a model car magazine and a plastic kit from toys r us

    Dude made his own pedal swivel springs, otherwise they were $20 a piece from Superperformance. . .





    of course he made his own pedals as well

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    Nobody, nobody in their right mind would make something when they could just go buy one for $20! Geez.

    Making springs and pedals? What next? Hand carved clutch dogs?

    Keep them coming. This dude is inspiring your town out of me.

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    Default Re: starting with a model car magazine and a plastic kit from toys r us

    would have been even cooler if he had lofted it instead of just building a plug.
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    Default Re: starting with a model car magazine and a plastic kit from toys r us

    would that I was half as productive with my time ... I wonder how many hours he spent on the WBF ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    Nobody, nobody in their right mind would make something when they could just go buy one for $20! Geez.

    Making springs and pedals? What next? Hand carved clutch dogs?

    Keep them coming. This dude is inspiring your town out of me.

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    I've got close to 60 hours into the last bamboo rod I built could easily have bought a cheap one at a garage sale or ebay, do what you love.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Smith porter maine View Post
    I've got close to 60 hours into the last bamboo rod I built could easily have bought a cheap one at a garage sale or ebay, do what you love.
    You had me at bamboo rod...

    By the by, drop by the Edwardian Race Cars thread some time. Some bozo is scratch building a pedal car over there.

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    Default Re: starting with a model car magazine and a plastic kit from toys r us

    My next door neighbor says his uncle spent months of man-hours and close to $60K on a hot rod Chevy pickup and sold it for $28K. Said he would do it all over again it was so enjoyable.
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    Default Re: starting with a model car magazine and a plastic kit from toys r us

    What would Pete Brock say?
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    Default Re: starting with a model car magazine and a plastic kit from toys r us

    Quote Originally Posted by Gerarddm View Post
    What would Pete Brock say?


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