Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion

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    Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion

    Post  bcauchi on Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:43 pm

    Impressive

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    Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion

    Post  kpnuts on Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:09 pm

    Hi all here's the next update.


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    Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion

    Post  kpnuts on Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:19 pm

    Hi all next update.

    This also has working adjustable seats




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    Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion

    Post  kpnuts on Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:58 pm

    Hi all here's the next bit I decided to do something really different with the paint job then couldn't resist trying it all together I need to add a lot of lacquer to it yet but I'm quite pleased with it so far.




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    Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion

    Post  kpnuts on Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:55 pm

    Hi all the next update.




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    Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion

    Post  kpnuts on Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:42 pm

    Hi all another update, the canvas roof is causing me lots of problems, so much so it may end up with a non working roof and just have it displayed in the open position. The bonnet and wings are not fixed just positioned to see how much giggling I will need to do to get a good fit, the bonnet is supposed to be fitted with a piece of rubber on my first build it proved to be a very bad system which tended to come unglued after it had been opened a couple of times, I bought a piano hinge for that job instead, I'm having to keep shaving bits off the front grill to stop it fouling the grill (very slow job as I don't want to shave too much off and have a gap between the grill and the bonnet) with a little forethought I should have cut the hinge a little shorter.






    Here's my first build of this at a similar stage.




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    Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion

    Post  kpnuts on Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:36 pm

    Hi all here is the next update.





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    Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion

    Post  kpnuts on Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:21 pm

    Hi all got the doors on and made some door pockets for them, still have to do the catches to keep the doors shut but liking it so far.



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    Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion

    Post  kpnuts on Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:11 pm

    Hi all here is another update (I'm afraid I've given up on a working hood so it will be fixed in this position in the finished thing



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    Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion

    Post  bcauchi on Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:52 am

    Nice, man that thing is huge.

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    Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion

    Post  kpnuts on Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:05 pm

    Hi all here is the next update.




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    Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion

    Post  kpnuts on Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:11 pm

    Hi all, next update, nearing the end now.




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    Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion

    Post  kpnuts on Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:36 pm

    Hi all nearly at the end now, there are so many more things I could add to this but I think I will just finish it as it is, I must say I much preferred the first build of it and I think it's more interesting to look at when I build the next one it will be in more of a state than the first one.







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    Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion

    Post  kpnuts on Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:12 pm

    HI all well it's finally done I've posted some pics of the first build just to show the complete difference between them.
    Personally I think the more interesting build is the first one (it's by far and away the one I enjoyed the most)













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    Re: Hellers 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversion

    Post  kpnuts on Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:06 pm

    Hi all well after someone on you tube stole one of my wip builds and posted it as their own I decided to beat them all to it and post all my builds on there first so this is my first (thanks iceman on how to do it) obviously I'm new to this and this is my first post on there, here is a link to it
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