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Colin HD 24th February 2018 20:21

Agent Thor - 60s Show Car
 
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AGENT THOR

Well after a couple of false starts, life choices, work commitments etc etc. I have finally started my 60s Show Car Tribute build!
Have been a massive Ed Roth fan for years, luckily to have meet him back in 1983.
One of my favourite was his Road Agent, built around a Corvair engine, fibreglass body and Perspex dome roof.
I’m building a ‘tribute’ to this car, not a clone or copy, just my ‘take’ on the car.
Using a 1971 VW Beetle and totally ‘Road Legal’ (honest) using the ‘rebody’ RAV Rules.

Purchased this Beetle of EvilBay, no engine for 320. Pulled the body off today (makes it sound easy!!! – it wasn’t) and happy to find out only one of the floor pans needs repairing.
http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...6&d=1519506975

Colin HD 24th February 2018 20:23

How do I set the attached photos to 'show' and not be 'attached images' in the post?

Colin HD 24th February 2018 20:26

If anybody wants a 1971 VW Beetle shell (NO paperwork/V5) please come and get it!

lancelot link 24th February 2018 22:06

good luck , sounds interesting ..love a Roth-esque car ...I did a couple of Beetle engined 32 Fords a few years back ...what body are you starting with ? a Bucket ?

Colin HD 24th February 2018 22:23

With be using the plaster & vermiculite method.
Create the basic shape with boxes, mile crates etc.
Cover with a 60/40 mix of Plaster/vermiculite.
Carve to the desired shape and then cover in fibreglass.

redratbike 25th February 2018 08:19

Quote:

Originally Posted by Colin HD (Post 93563)
With be using the plaster & vermiculite method.
Create the basic shape with boxes, mile crates etc.
Cover with a 60/40 mix of Plaster/vermiculite.
Carve to the desired shape and then cover in fibreglass.

Proper then!!!!

lancelot link 25th February 2018 08:27

excellent ...

Barber 25th February 2018 09:23

I am looking forward to seeing this progress. Good luck.

Paul L 25th February 2018 15:22

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Originally Posted by Colin HD (Post 93560)
How do I set the attached photos to 'show' and not be 'attached images' in the post?

Use [img] before and [/img] after the code for the photo.

http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...7&d=1519506975

If you 'Quote' this post, you will be able to see the code 'in action'.

Good luck, Paul. :)

Colin HD 25th February 2018 16:58

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Thanks Paul.

Started to clean up the floor pans today.
Only the drivers-side rear is rusted out, ordered a new 1/2 pan.

Not a great deal of room, so need to get rid of the body ASAP.
Got it up on EvilBay, but if it doesn't sell, will have to get the local scrappy to collect next weekend.

Colin HD 2nd March 2018 13:58

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Floor pan arrived today, good effort Mr Postman, but the so called 'Volkswagen Experts' supply, don't know the difference between a LH & RH floor Pan!!!

"Send it back and we'll send the correct one"

"We'll refund the postage this time" !!!!!!!

Colin HD 2nd March 2018 14:01

Oh, did 'Click & Collect' from Stoolstation, wife did the collecting and they only supplied 2 of the 3 wire brushes ordered.

AND I still can't get the images to 'show' on the page!!

Paul L 3rd March 2018 06:43

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Originally Posted by Colin HD (Post 93632)
AND I still can't get the images to 'show' on the page!!

I think that has something to do with attaching them to the forum, rather than linking them directly to a 3rd party host (E.g. Flicker).

It is a bit of a long winded fix, but once you have attached the photo, click on the link, then copy the address and paste into another post use the IMG codes.

http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...1&d=1520002554

Hopefully, someone will know a better way of doing it.

Good luck, Paul. :)

Colin HD 3rd March 2018 07:15

http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...0&d=1520002554

WOW look at me!!
I'm an IT expert!!!

THANKS Paul

Colin HD 3rd March 2018 17:07

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Got the front beam off today and started stripping it down.
http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...4&d=1520100441
http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...5&d=1520100441
http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...6&d=1520100441

Looks like a monster ready to eat somebody!
http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...7&d=1520100441

Paul L 4th March 2018 06:50

Bonus points for working outside with snow on the ground. :eek:

lancelot link 4th March 2018 08:55

Keep those pictures coming mate ...

micky1mo 4th March 2018 14:54

I just had to google, Ed Roth ROAD AGENT :icon_eek:

https://i.imgur.com/rSKHKUi.jpg

I also found this link.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNz1lhrWQoY

Looking at the original I can see why you've started with a VW chassis.:icon_cool:
I watch this with interest, good luck :photo:

Colin HD 4th March 2018 16:21

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Was hoping to get off lightly with the wheel & master cylinders, maybe just rebuild kits.
But all were completely shot!!

http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...1&d=1520183569
http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...1&d=1520183569

One of the brake 'Star Wheel' adjusters id broken, I think you can buy these and weld them in.

http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...1&d=1520183860

Going to put theses backing plates in my electrolysis tub.

http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...1&d=1520184038
http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...1&d=1520184038

Colin HD 4th March 2018 16:33

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Pulled the leaves out and cleaned them up.

http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...1&d=1520184513
http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...1&d=1520184513
http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...1&d=1520184513

Both front wheels have two nuts/studs that just will not undo!!
Tried heat (butane blowtorch) and impact gun.
Might have to purchase a propane blowtorch
http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...1&d=1520184513


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