Author Topic: 1/8 Citroen V8 traction maybe?  (Read 1152 times)

Offline kpnuts

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1/8 Citroen V8 traction maybe?
« on: March 31, 2018, 02:10:25 AM »
Hi all some of you may remember this





Well I did it originally purple and gold but the sun turned the gold to chrome and I hated that sooo, I thought I would try and give it a second chance.

It's going (if my skills are up to it) get this in it 





It means a LOT of work (gearbox tunnel to say the least)

Encase anyone has not seen this beast before on top is a 1/32 humber snipe I'm working on.


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Re: 1/8 Citroen V8 traction maybe?
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2018, 01:04:13 AM »
Hi all well I've made a start on this 





And can you guess what this will be.


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Re: 1/8 Citroen V8 traction maybe?
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2018, 05:04:24 PM »
One big-mutha hot rod on its way!
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Re: 1/8 Citroen V8 traction maybe?
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2018, 12:27:25 AM »
Hi all no going back now.












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Re: 1/8 Citroen V8 traction maybe?
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2018, 06:01:40 PM »
Woo-hoo! ;D
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Re: 1/8 Citroen V8 traction maybe?
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2018, 02:58:21 AM »
Hi all I will have to move the battery (Not sure where maybe the boot)I think I may be able to shoe horn it in.










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Re: 1/8 Citroen V8 traction maybe?
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2018, 01:35:19 AM »
My, that's a beautiful shoehorn job.  Battery in the boot sounds reasonable, I know a number of US hotrods and custom cars have that.

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Re: 1/8 Citroen V8 traction maybe?
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2018, 01:09:29 AM »
Hi all been messing about with wheels just can't decide does this look ridiculous


I really like the small wheels at the front but the rear (although bigger) I think don't look right in the wheel arches (of course I could remove the wheel arches)
Or if I mix wheel rims what about this

Or keeping the same rims (Still smaller at the front)

There is surprisingly very little difference on ground clearance at the front considering how much bigger these wheels are


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Re: 1/8 Citroen V8 traction maybe?
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2018, 01:24:48 AM »
As itís front-wheel drive, bigger tires in the rear donít make any sense,
same size all around or, if you want to mess with people, put the larger
rubber on the front. Classic early days hot-rod style, big-n-little narrow
rubber, not Ď60s and on wides. With the bigs on the front, of course.
 ;D

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Re: 1/8 Citroen V8 traction maybe?
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2018, 10:47:52 PM »
Jon's idea works for me (if you can do it). 8)

Smalls all-around looks, well, stupid. :-\

Bigs all-around might work. ;)
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Re: 1/8 Citroen V8 traction maybe?
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2018, 02:55:26 AM »
Hi all well my soldering is world famous for being abysmally poor so here is my best effort at the headlight bar.



I've installed the engine and radiator also done the wheels with the large at the front and small at the rear. Loads of connections still to me made to the engine and got to figure out the exhaust system.












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Re: 1/8 Citroen V8 traction maybe?
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2018, 02:54:00 PM »
That's cool! 8)

And if you think your soldering's bad .... then mine's in the Abysmal-scale. :o
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Re: 1/8 Citroen V8 traction maybe?
« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2018, 03:42:47 AM »
Hi all I'm pretty crap at this sort of thing I want to change the shape of the cars roof first I thought of removing the roof completely and cutting the door pillars to level with the top of the doors.





As you can see I can't do that as the top hinge for the doors is incorporated in the door pillars, then I thought of cutting the rear pillar off level with the base of the rear window but I can't do that as there will be an ugly step at the back, what should I do.


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Re: 1/8 Citroen V8 traction maybe?
« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2018, 11:27:52 AM »
Hatchback with a large sunroof in front of the hatch?

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Re: 1/8 Citroen V8 traction maybe?
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2018, 02:32:43 AM »
Well my skills are not up to converting it to a 2 door so will this do.