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Fun Smart Car Cabrio Street Rod.

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Fun Smart Car Cabrio Street Rod.
Posted by treehuggerdave on Monday, March 8, 2021 1:13 PM

As the title says, this was a lot of STRAIGHT UP FUN Balloons.

The skirting on the sides are handmade, and I cut a piece out of the roof to make it a "Cabrio."

It actually has a motorcycle engine in it that I fabbed up, and put under the rear seat, and added a fun exhaust tip.

I added some vintage wheels and tires after cutting off the front fenders and raising them a bit.

Just little stuff to make it more fun to build.

Phil. 4:6-7   Jer. 29:11-14  John 3:13

On the bench - Hand made '50 Lincoln "Tail dragger"  1956 DeSoto 'vert., Resin '60 Chrysler 300 , Modelhaus resin '58 Pontiac hardtop kit.

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Posted by TheModeler on Monday, March 8, 2021 1:49 PM

Wow!Never knew they made...Smart Car modelsConfused.What brand is it?

Thanks,TheModeler(Novice Mode{Just for nowWink})

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Posted by midnightprowler on Monday, March 8, 2021 4:45 PM

Very cool,  great job. 

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Posted by Back to the bench on Monday, March 8, 2021 7:08 PM

Awesome! "Smart Car" and "street rod", there are two terms you don't hear in the same sentance every dayBig Smile , and yours looks great. I have enjoyed the videos out there of the Hayabusa engine swaps on the 1:1 versions.

Gil
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Posted by Don Stauffer on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 8:44 AM

That is cute.  Love it!

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 9:33 AM

Very cool and well executed. 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by treehuggerdave on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 7:04 PM

TheModeler

Wow!Never knew they made...Smart Car modelsConfused.What brand is it?

 

 

Hey, "Modeler."

Revell made these back in the 90s.

I used to see them pop up on eBay several years back, but haven't seen anything the last few years.

It's a nice little kit that I don't remember seeing built except for mine.

They didn't seem to sell very well Sad.

Phil. 4:6-7   Jer. 29:11-14  John 3:13

On the bench - Hand made '50 Lincoln "Tail dragger"  1956 DeSoto 'vert., Resin '60 Chrysler 300 , Modelhaus resin '58 Pontiac hardtop kit.

Been a "Plastholic" all my life. Love this stuff.

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Posted by PatW on Sunday, April 4, 2021 6:49 AM

Superb we have quite a few Smart Cabrio's here on the streets in the UK, Well Done!

Remember , common sense is not common.

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, April 4, 2021 7:21 AM

Now!

     That is a " Smart for Two" that I Might Drive.That thing is so durned cute I would like to have one. Who makes the Kit? Job Well Done, by the way!

 After reading the rest of the thread-Revell, Hmmm. Hey ! got to add to this. I parked next to one yesterday. I have a Kia SOUL remember? Geez, my car looked almost monstrous next to the " Smart"?

   As I re-read this I am thinking I have one somewhere in the stash.

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Posted by treehuggerdave on Monday, April 5, 2021 7:21 AM

Tanker-Builder

Now!

     That is a " Smart for Two" that I Might Drive.That thing is so durned cute I would like to have one. Who makes the Kit? Job Well Done, by the way!

 After reading the rest of the thread-Revell, Hmmm.

 

They sure are cute.

I have a second one put away in my stash for a project later, as they were pretty hard to find when I found these two.

Phil. 4:6-7   Jer. 29:11-14  John 3:13

On the bench - Hand made '50 Lincoln "Tail dragger"  1956 DeSoto 'vert., Resin '60 Chrysler 300 , Modelhaus resin '58 Pontiac hardtop kit.

Been a "Plastholic" all my life. Love this stuff.

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Posted by Bakster on Monday, April 5, 2021 10:58 AM

Fun build that looks great.

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Posted by wpwar11 on Monday, April 5, 2021 6:44 PM

What a great model.  The real car isn't much bigger.

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Posted by treehuggerdave on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 8:15 PM

wpwar11

What a great model.  The real car isn't much bigger.

 

:24:   :thumbsup:

Thank you!!

 

Phil. 4:6-7   Jer. 29:11-14  John 3:13

On the bench - Hand made '50 Lincoln "Tail dragger"  1956 DeSoto 'vert., Resin '60 Chrysler 300 , Modelhaus resin '58 Pontiac hardtop kit.

Been a "Plastholic" all my life. Love this stuff.

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Thursday, April 8, 2021 11:26 AM
I remember Revell Pro build or something like that made prepainted Smart Cars. Like a clear window on the box and you could see the car body on top.
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Posted by treehuggerdave on Friday, April 9, 2021 8:58 AM

Rob Gronovius
I remember Revell Pro build or something like that made prepainted Smart Cars. Like a clear window on the box and you could see the car body on top.
 

Good memory Rob Yes.

Actually, the "Painted Parts" were "molded in color parts" in 3 different colors so you could have a "Patchwork quilt" sort of effect, or just use one color for even different effects.

I thought it was a cool little kit, but evidently, not too many people agreed with me as it seemed to disappear pretty quickly.

Luckily I bought 2 of them and still have one left for a future project I have planned.

Phil. 4:6-7   Jer. 29:11-14  John 3:13

On the bench - Hand made '50 Lincoln "Tail dragger"  1956 DeSoto 'vert., Resin '60 Chrysler 300 , Modelhaus resin '58 Pontiac hardtop kit.

Been a "Plastholic" all my life. Love this stuff.

  • Member since
    March 2017
  • From: Oregon: Beautiful tree country.
Posted by treehuggerdave on Friday, April 9, 2021 9:02 AM

Back to the bench

Awesome! "Smart Car" and "street rod", there are two terms you don't hear in the same sentance every dayBig Smile , and yours looks great. I have enjoyed the videos out there of the Hayabusa engine swaps on the 1:1 versions.

 

The videos are great. I have seen several on Youtube.

Phil. 4:6-7   Jer. 29:11-14  John 3:13

On the bench - Hand made '50 Lincoln "Tail dragger"  1956 DeSoto 'vert., Resin '60 Chrysler 300 , Modelhaus resin '58 Pontiac hardtop kit.

Been a "Plastholic" all my life. Love this stuff.

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Friday, April 9, 2021 12:28 PM

treehuggerdave

Good memory Rob Yes.

Actually, the "Painted Parts" were "molded in color parts" in 3 different colors so you could have a "Patchwork quilt" sort of effect, or just use one color for even different effects.

I thought it was a cool little kit, but evidently, not too many people agreed with me as it seemed to disappear pretty quickly.

Luckily I bought 2 of them and still have one left for a future project I have planned.

 

I assumed they did some sort of painted, polished plastic combo. The Smart Car was the rage shortly after Katrina and Rita when the Gulf got creamed and gasoline shot up to over $4/gal.

It was a cute little car.

I remember fueling up my '03 Outback and an extra large US SUV (like an Expedition or Suburban) was in the pump behind me. The wife asked how much to put in, and the husband said $5. I remember thinking gas was like $4.24 and that would give them just over a gallon. Probably used more gas driving to the gas station than they were getting.

It was a nice SUV, probably cost twice as much as my Outback, which got around 30 mpg.

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Posted by oldermodelguy on Friday, April 9, 2021 1:15 PM

My knee jerk reaction was why ? But then why not kicked in. And it is beautifully done! Congrats on a great job well done.

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Posted by treehuggerdave on Friday, April 9, 2021 1:40 PM

oldermodelguy

My knee jerk reaction was why ? But then why not kicked in. And it is beautifully done! Congrats on a great job well done.

 

:24:

It was just for fun.

Thanks for the kudos!!!

Dave

Phil. 4:6-7   Jer. 29:11-14  John 3:13

On the bench - Hand made '50 Lincoln "Tail dragger"  1956 DeSoto 'vert., Resin '60 Chrysler 300 , Modelhaus resin '58 Pontiac hardtop kit.

Been a "Plastholic" all my life. Love this stuff.

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