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1/8 Citroen V8 traction maybe?
« on: March 30, 2018, 07:14:01 PM »

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: March 31, 2018, 06:05:16 PM »

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 02, 2018, 05:29:09 PM »


Hi all no going back now.











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Re: 1/8 Citroen V8 traction maybe?
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2018, 06:06:35 PM »

More work than it appears as the Citroen Light 15 was, if I remember correctly, front wheel drive.
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Re: 1/8 Citroen V8 traction maybe?
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2018, 06:48:38 PM »

Still is I've turned the engine round and mated it to the Citroen transmission a mechanic mate of mine said it was possible (he reckons the transmission wouldn't Last a mile)  but is possible so I've gone that route, after all it's only a model. Citroen actually produced a c22 which had a 3.8 litre v8 in the same configuration.
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Re: 1/8 Citroen V8 traction maybe?
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2018, 07:45:57 PM »


 :-))   :-))   :-))   :-))


Go for it!
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Re: 1/8 Citroen V8 traction maybe?
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2018, 10:11:42 PM »

Have fun! Will it involve off road tyres and other naughty bits?
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Re: 1/8 Citroen V8 traction maybe?
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2018, 08:00:11 PM »

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 #8 on: April 08, 2018, 09:21:49 PM »

it isn't that daft an idea, i've seen a v8 old citroen at santa pod a couple of times! it's a noisy brute.
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Re: 1/8 Citroen V8 traction maybe?
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2018, 09:37:29 PM »


At that scale you are nearer doing it like a real vehicle, so much more fun. I have been watching Project Binky on YouTube but cannot see the point in making and fitting lots of wee plastic panel parts just for the sake of it on a model.


It will be interesting to see how she turns out Ken.
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Re: 1/8 Citroen V8 traction maybe?
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2018, 06:11:41 PM »


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 #11 on: April 16, 2018, 07:57:12 PM »

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 #12 on: April 17, 2018, 01:35:28 AM »

Pimped Out!   Lookin Good :-))


Maybe some light green window tint?
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Re: 1/8 Citroen V8 traction maybe?
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2018, 07:57:55 PM »

Sorry Ken, I missed this. I have seen wheel arches cut back to accommodate larger wheels so that is an option if wanting to keep the original tinwork. What you have chosen to do looks good though. Regarding your brass work. I can only see one joint that would be sorted by a good file, otherwise, it looks pretty good, and echo's the paintwork well  :-))
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