custom build boss 302 transporter

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custom build boss 302 transporter

Post by 65slotcar » Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:47 pm

i,m starting my boss 302 transporter project and will post pics as i build.

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Re: custom build boss 302 transporter

Post by JSB33 » Thu Dec 26, 2013 11:48 am

Wow, that is what I would call being fully invested in a project.
Was it hard to get it apart?

Please keep us updated.
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Re: custom build boss 302 transporter

Post by 65slotcar » Thu Dec 26, 2013 2:04 pm

it wasn't too hard to get apart. it has some very small phillip screws holding it together.

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some rough cuts so far, truck wheelbase has been shortened about 5mm and looks like i need to cut it just a little more.
was surprised to find everything made of metal, truck frame and rear truck platform.
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Post by JSB33 » Fri Dec 27, 2013 6:40 am

I think you are right about it needing to be a bit shorter. But its showing fantastic promise already.
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Post by zimbo » Fri Dec 27, 2013 11:51 am

Looking forward with great interest to see this liitle beauty take form :)
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Re: custom build boss 302 transporter

Post by 65slotcar » Fri Dec 27, 2013 4:34 pm

now i know why exoto charges so much for there 1/43 transporters, this is a lot of work!

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got this far and found the proportions where not right.

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started over ...somewhat

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back on track, starting the side panels. the problem with the exoto truck are the wheels. they are a bit too small and makes the wheelbase look too long. but it's all i have to work with
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Re: custom build boss 302 transporter

Post by 65slotcar » Fri Dec 27, 2013 8:41 pm

starting to take shape, need to still do details.

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Post by Rat » Fri Dec 27, 2013 9:44 pm

65slotcar wrote:starting to take shape, need to still do details.

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Comparing these two pics shows that you're really close and you're making a great progress. I too bought one of the Exoto trucks to convert into a flatbed transporter but I haven't decided which one to do yet.

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Re: custom build boss 302 transporter

Post by 65slotcar » Fri Dec 27, 2013 10:44 pm

yes , i kinda cheated. i took that exact same photo and held my 1/43 spark boss 302 up to the computer screen. i then adjusted picture
size until it matched the 1/43 car. from there i took measurements and made paper cut outs. the first flatbed i just eye balled and it
came out all wrong, too short in the front and too long in the rear.
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Re: custom build boss 302 transporter

Post by IsskaBase » Fri Dec 27, 2013 11:04 pm

Not that it might be of much help, but we were taught in design school to estimate the wheelbase of a car from the tire size.

Such as 3 1/2 tires in between the two axles or whatever the ratio was.

Anyways, great job so far and I hope it turns out right.

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Post by Rat » Fri Dec 27, 2013 11:33 pm

65slotcar wrote:yes , i kinda cheated. i took that exact same photo and held my 1/43 spark boss 302 up to the computer screen. i then adjusted picture
size until it matched the 1/43 car. from there i took measurements and made paper cut outs. the first flatbed i just eye balled and it
came out all wrong, too short in the front and too long in the rear.
That's not cheating, that's using your noggin. It was a good idea and it got the job done. ;)

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Re: custom build boss 302 transporter

Post by 65slotcar » Sat Dec 28, 2013 12:00 am

thanks Rat, your link to ( cougar trans am) ford race haulers has been very helpful. on the second page it shows the boss 302 hauler.
the ramps under the front tires are not simple, going to take some time on those.
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Post by scalainj » Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:28 am

Rat wrote:
65slotcar wrote:yes , i kinda cheated. i took that exact same photo and held my 1/43 spark boss 302 up to the computer screen. i then adjusted picture
size until it matched the 1/43 car. from there i took measurements and made paper cut outs. the first flatbed i just eye balled and it
came out all wrong, too short in the front and too long in the rear.
That's not cheating, that's using your noggin. It was a good idea and it got the job done. ;)
I can only repeat this. It's not cheating to use your noodle. It's looking great
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Re: custom build boss 302 transporter

Post by Jager » Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:41 am

That's progressing really well. Make sure you keep all the measurements as I'm sure you'll get lots of requests for commissions.
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Re: custom build boss 302 transporter

Post by THIERRY53 » Sat Dec 28, 2013 12:31 pm

Hello,

this is really good work continue like this! I really like !

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Post by guitardave_1 » Sun Dec 29, 2013 5:34 am

Fantastic project, and executed very well so far. The finished piece should be something to be very proud of. Takes some commitment to chop up an Exoto truck!
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Re: custom build boss 302 transporter

Post by 65slotcar » Sun Dec 29, 2013 2:37 pm

thanks for all the encouraging comments. has been fun so far.

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found some great items at the local hobby store, (train stuff) some chain to anchor car and some photo etch screen for ramps.

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some diamond plate for platform, not exact scale but not bad
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Re: custom build boss 302 transporter

Post by 65slotcar » Sun Dec 29, 2013 4:09 pm

need to find lights and air horn for truck roof, any suggestions ?
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Re: custom build boss 302 transporter

Post by 65slotcar » Sun Dec 29, 2013 6:46 pm

i have seen pictures of the car on ramps and also the car on a low platform

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Post by Rat » Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:53 pm

You sure work fast and the ramp is starting to look really good. My preference would be the lower blocks.

Could you use an "O" scale train horn? Even some larger "HO" horns could be the right size. I've been thinking about the amber clearance lights for some time now and all I can think of are orange, clear plastic beads from a crafts store that could be cut to shape.

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Re: custom build boss 302 transporter

Post by Jager » Mon Dec 30, 2013 2:14 am

Amazing progress in such a short period of time. If only Spark and Minichamps could work this fast.

I'm assuming this isn't your first custom modelling project judging by the skill and execution of your work.
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Re: custom build boss 302 transporter

Post by scalainj » Mon Dec 30, 2013 6:00 am

Impressive work and as the others commented this is coming along very quickly.

Where do we sign up to order one ;)
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Re: custom build boss 302 transporter

Post by zimbo » Mon Dec 30, 2013 6:21 am

You certainly have your hands full with building this piece of art and also working on your 1:1 stang in the garage :? definately a man of many talents, keep up the excellent work on both projects 8-)
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