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Revell 41 Willys "Demon II"-Completed 09/07

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Revell 41 Willys "Demon II"-Completed 09/07
Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, May 02, 2018 4:27 PM

I needed something that's going to go a little smooth for me with this Freightliner build looming in the background so I've decided to take on another "Demon II" project. I'll be taking the original gasser idea and slamming it to the ground for more of a Pro Street look. Paint scheme will be the original Street Demons theme with the flames on the sides.

Here we go:

 

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Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, May 02, 2018 4:34 PM

Cool! Will be watching.

BTW - do you have a demon?

Thanks,

John

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Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, May 02, 2018 4:40 PM

Thanks keavdog.

The actual car? No. But I thought it fit the whole Street Demons theme fairly well.

 

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Posted by midnightprowler on Wednesday, May 02, 2018 5:06 PM

Should be cool. Got the street machine version in the works myself. I challenge you to another stock build of something Joe lol.

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Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, May 02, 2018 6:23 PM

midnightprowler

Should be cool. Got the street machine version in the works myself. I challenge you to another stock build of something Joe lol.

 

Stock? That means I have to stay in some sort of guidelines......and I don’t like no stinkin‘ guidlines.

Thanks Lee!

 

 

 

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Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, May 02, 2018 6:26 PM

Thats interesting 

  

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Posted by JOE RIX on Wednesday, May 02, 2018 6:29 PM

Very cool subject Joe. I hope this goes as smooth as you wish. 

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Posted by Greg on Wednesday, May 02, 2018 6:37 PM

Looks fun .....and fun to watch.

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Posted by Hodakamax on Wednesday, May 02, 2018 7:24 PM

Wow! I'm a sucker for '41 Willys! Radical super-charged gassers, I couldn't get enough! First choice for a hot rod build. I need to calm down-----OK, watching for sure!  Geeked

Max

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Posted by littletimmy on Wednesday, May 02, 2018 8:14 PM

I have built more of these than I can count. Always a good choice to break the "boring" barrier.

I will be observing..... from over there...... by the Donut's .....

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Posted by DUSTER on Wednesday, May 02, 2018 10:19 PM

MUnch...mufph.....domuts...munmph.   AHHH----burp---sorry;  

littletimmy's donuts Are good.

OH, and the Willys will be a, Fine Scale Model (see what I did there?)Big Smile

to help you with your other "demons"  (OK I'll stop now)

Steve

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Posted by fox on Wednesday, May 02, 2018 10:32 PM

Love Gassers. Wanted to move up to them after running Stock for a couple of years but couldn't afford it. Our recent move to our new home has brought us only a mile or two from Maple Grove Raceway. They've had a few events since we moved here and we can hear the burnouts. Think I'll be spending a little time over there.

Looking forward to your build.

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Posted by midnightprowler on Thursday, May 03, 2018 5:22 PM

Lol. It's a challenge! I may try to turn it into a stock version myself.

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Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, May 07, 2018 3:45 PM

Thanks everybody for the comments. I've started on this one some and will post pictures when I get some substantial progress behind me.

 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, May 08, 2018 9:43 AM

This kit comes with a blown 426 Hemi but I don't like that nasty scoop coming up out of the hood. My aim is to fill in the hole in the hood and to change the induction up on the engine a bit. Gonna go with a Ramcharger 426 instead:

 

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Posted by JohnnyK on Tuesday, May 08, 2018 1:17 PM

I love that model. It is a fun build.

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Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, May 11, 2018 7:28 AM

Thanks Johnny. I am having some fun with it so far.

Just to let everybody know.............I am still working on this one. I've got the chassis mostly finished up except for the brake rotors up front and the exhaust system. I've also gotta tweak the toe in setting on the front end to keep the excessive toe in look from happening on the front wheels when fully assembled.
I narrowed the rear axle to get the wider tires underneath the rear fenders and lowered the front suspension a good 1/8" to make it an even drop all the way around.

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I did acquire the only PE piece made for this kit which will help the front end out ALOT. Sorry Revell..................that's good for OOB but it aint gonna cut it on this build.

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I'm currently working on the engine which will take me a bit because of the detail I want to throw at this beast. I'll be robbing a lot of the parts except for the base engine block and transmission (which I'll leave OOB) from the Revell Hemi Dart kit. I was going to post some engine progress pics as well but the Spaz Stix clear doesn't work well with Model Master acrylic paint. Turned it white in the crevices so I'll be shooting another thin coat of orange on the block and re-coating the clear with Tamiya clear like I usually do the next time around. Learning curve complete.   Wink

 

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Posted by Hodakamax on Friday, May 11, 2018 9:28 AM

Ah, the project is looking good! You may be influencing me to try one. Mine would have to have a big roots type supercharger. Does your kit have that option? Or, any ideas?  

Max

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Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, May 11, 2018 12:41 PM

Thanks Max. Actually yes it does have a supercharger but I just can’t go that big horn sticking up out of the hood. I wanted to go the max with a normally aspirated engine that I could and this specific engine is one helluva known powerhouse. 

 

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Posted by JohnnyK on Friday, May 11, 2018 1:24 PM

Hodakamax

Ah, the project is looking good! You may be influencing me to try one. Mine would have to have a big roots type supercharger. Does your kit have that option? Or, any ideas?  

Max

 

Is this what you are thinking about?

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Posted by Hodakamax on Friday, May 11, 2018 1:27 PM

Perfect! Thanks Johnny and Mustang! When I was young, and at the local drags, a supercharged Willys gasser started up near me. Whistling, hissing with a volumous incessent chanting hi-speed idle. A blip of the throttle, Whooff!-- takeing off a bystanders hat and after that a second or two of almost complete silence before picking up that hair-raising idle once again. Etched in my brain! Mine would have to have a blower!  Indifferent 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, May 11, 2018 9:55 PM

That's crazy looking. Car looks fantastic but that engine sticking up out of there almost looks cartoonish.

 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, May 18, 2018 12:56 PM

Well guys I've been working on this one on and off this week. Engine build is under way. I've decided to NOT go the blower route and go with a dual quad super stock motor. I'll be using the heads, rocker covers, intake and timing cover out of the 68 Hemi Dart kit (which I'll have to replace because I do want to build a Hemi Dart) and retaining the block and transmission from the Willys Street rod kit so as to keep the mods to fit the engine into the frame to a minimum. I had to modify the timing cover and intake slightly to get them to fit together on this engine block. I've been doing a lot of studying on this particular powerplant because I want to replicate the fuel delivery system and throttle linkage.

Here's the base build up as of earlier in the week:

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and here we are with it as of now:

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another thing that has caught my interest are the two piece aluminum wheels that are available these days. I actually acquired these wheels some time back but the rear wheels were so wide that I didn't have a tire wide enough to mount them in. So I took both of the wheel sleeves into a machine shop and had them cut the sleeve to the depth I wanted and "Walla!" , I've got myself a set of usable Pro Street wheels now. I'll have the wheel studs and lug nuts coming by next Thursday. :wink:

Here's where we're gonna go with the tire and wheel set up:

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Posted by fox on Friday, May 18, 2018 8:12 PM

Really looking forward to seeing you do this build. I know it's probably going to blow my mind. I've gotten away from building cars over the years but watching your builds is getting the juices flowing again. 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Saturday, May 19, 2018 7:32 AM

fox

Really looking forward to seeing you do this build. I know it's probably going to blow my mind. I've gotten away from building cars over the years but watching your builds is getting the juices flowing again. 

Jim  Captain

 

Thanks Jim! I'd really like to see an auto build from you bud.Yes

 

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Posted by Hodakamax on Saturday, May 19, 2018 7:38 AM

Just stopping by. You are forgiven for not supercharging. Love that Fram filter. Wheels are awesome!

Max

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Posted by mustang1989 on Saturday, May 19, 2018 8:48 PM

Hodakamax

Just stopping by. You are forgiven for not supercharging. Love that Fram filter. Wheels are awesome!

Max

 

Thanks Max! I'm not much of a fan of supercharging street cars so you won't see many of my builds with them. I am, however, a fan of them on the strip and I do have one in the stash that I'd like to build. It'll be a while but I'll get to it.

 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, May 25, 2018 2:18 PM
I'm waiting on throttle linkage, spark plug wires and the like for any more progress on the engine.

Until then I'm marchin' on with the wheel construction. Since I've gotten the modifications to the rear wheel sleeves from my local machine shop , I've been waiting on the studs and nuts needed for the rear wheels.

I took the base wheel face and drilled all the lug nut holes out a little so the studs would fit.

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Here's the lug nuts that I acquired from RB Motion: (if none of you have checked THAT site out then you need to. AMAZING stuff on there)

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Lug nuts installed:

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And here we are with the wheel face adhered onto the wheel sleeve and a light wash applied to the lug nuts to bring out the detail. Before installing the wheel face I hit the wheel sleeve with some steel wool and then followed that up with some Mothers Aluminum Polish to bring a nice shine to the sleeves. Each of the rear wheels were 8 pieces in total. Fronts were 4 pieces each.

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, May 25, 2018 3:11 PM

Awesome detail.  Man did I loose an hour on that RB Motion site!

Thanks,

John

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Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, May 26, 2018 1:55 PM

Wow, that is pretty neat stuff. All that little detail really makes a difference. I'll go check them out as well.

BK

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