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Re: Chevy El Toucam
« Reply #30 on: August 19, 2019, 03:02:18 am »
Started work on converting the dash from wrong side drive to right hand drive.
First of all I cut out the asymmetric top and front leaving the curved back part that fits snugly up against the windscreen (from experience it is much easier to retain this part than to modify a dash from another car or make a completely new one)...
Toucam WIP 19-08-2019 01 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
...and then I cut and glued in a replacement top...
Toucam WIP 19-08-2019 02 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
...followed by the instruments cut out of the original front.
Toucam WIP 19-08-2019 03 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
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Re: Chevy El Toucam
« Reply #31 on: August 19, 2019, 08:58:29 am »
Ingenious method there Fred.  :thumbsup:

I'll make a note of that as I want to swap my Tamiya Volvo 850 Estate kit from LHD to RHD.
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Re: Chevy El Toucam
« Reply #32 on: August 19, 2019, 10:22:12 am »
The ol' slice 'n slide!
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Re: Chevy El Toucam
« Reply #33 on: August 20, 2019, 04:45:43 am »
I've tried to scratchbuild complete new dashboards in the past and always failed to get them to fit correctly against the windscreen.  Keeping the back and sides of the original solves that problem.
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Re: Chevy El Toucam
« Reply #34 on: August 23, 2019, 04:10:28 am »
More dash work and after hacking away great chunks of the interior tub to clear the transmissions I am now rebuilding it to enclose the drive shafts.
No pics though.
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Re: Chevy El Toucam
« Reply #35 on: August 23, 2019, 09:10:52 pm »
Hey Fred - a bit of an OT hijack (sorry for the inconvenience, Citizens) but have you ever found a source of the small-diameter vinyl tubing they often give you for eg sparkplug leads or m/c cabling?
I've been looking into heat shrink tubing, but I'm not convinced it's the same stuff and I'd like to have some on hand for the odd application.

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Re: Chevy El Toucam
« Reply #36 on: August 24, 2019, 01:55:18 am »
Rick answered via PM - but basically go to www.thepartsbox.com

More work on the dash and interior tub today.  Dash will need notching to clear the rear engines prop shaft housing.
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Re: Chevy El Toucam
« Reply #37 on: August 24, 2019, 03:58:39 am »
Rick answered via PM - but basically go to www.thepartsbox.com


Yup, I should have said - thanks for the info, much appreciated.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Chevy El Toucam
« Reply #38 on: August 24, 2019, 04:37:53 am »
Rick answered via PM - but basically go to www.thepartsbox.com


Yup, I should have said - thanks for the info, much appreciated.  :thumbsup:


I'd confirm how good they are, even at 12000 miles range.

I got some of their stuff, on Fred's recommendation  :thumbsup:,  for the RW Caterham Severn I did earlier in the year and it was superb stuff.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Chevy El Toucam
« Reply #39 on: August 24, 2019, 05:06:42 am »
Very nice people too.
Wiring and tubing are in the Engines section of the shop.

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Re: Chevy El Toucam
« Reply #40 on: August 25, 2019, 07:41:33 pm »
My goodness, I live about 45 minutes from the Partsbox!   :thumbsup:
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Re: Chevy El Toucam
« Reply #41 on: August 26, 2019, 05:17:24 am »
My goodness, I live about 45 minutes from the Partsbox!   :thumbsup:

I wish I did.

FInished the initial structural construction of the structure of the transmission tunnel today.  I hope it fits over the gearbox.  I couldn't test fit it because I used rather a lot of glue.
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Re: Chevy El Toucam
« Reply #42 on: August 26, 2019, 05:24:36 am »
My goodness, I live about 45 minutes from the Partsbox!   :thumbsup:

I wish I did.

FInished the initial structural construction of the structure of the transmission tunnel today.  I hope it fits over the gearbox.  I couldn't test fit it because I used rather a lot of glue.

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Re: Chevy El Toucam
« Reply #43 on: September 06, 2019, 03:09:13 am »
When I rule the world it will be compulsory (along with all parcels having to be sent in easilly stacked boxes) for all model car kits to have standard wheel fittings.

Today I sleeved the Monogram front wheels to fit the Revell axle stubs.  This required two sizes of styrene tube and an aluminium sleeve.
Toucam WIP 06-09-2019 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
Could have been worse, I could have been trying to use Tamiya wheels with male fittings.
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Re: Chevy El Toucam
« Reply #44 on: September 06, 2019, 05:11:54 am »

When I rule the world it will be compulsory (along with all parcels having to be sent in easilly stacked boxes) for all model car kits to have standard wheel fittings.


You've got my vote already Fred.  :thumbsup:
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