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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 echos the paintwork well  :-))
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Re: 1/8 Citroen V8 traction maybe?
« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2018, 08:45:21 PM »

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 #15 on: April 27, 2018, 11:03:18 PM »


This is going to be another kpnuts classic, super job Ken.  :-))


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Re: 1/8 Citroen V8 traction maybe?
« Reply #16 on: April 30, 2018, 07:34:40 PM »

Well my skills are not up to converting it to a 2 door so will this do.


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Re: 1/8 Citroen V8 traction maybe?
« Reply #17 on: May 02, 2018, 06:59:41 PM »


Well I thought I would weld the doors shut and de-seam it




As you can see from the last pic it was a huge mistake it will need a load of sanding and resanding to get anything like a smooth finish (and that's before any custom paintwork)
Anyway I couldn't resist trying it on the chassis, I must say I'm quite excited I think it looks great, at least it's a good framework for a great hot rod.


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Re: 1/8 Citroen V8 traction maybe?
« Reply #18 on: May 02, 2018, 10:27:55 PM »


A bit more filer and some more sanding and you will get there. You probably have less filling and sanding to do than on some plank on frame hulls, so a few sessions and the sides will be as smooth as.


A new roof could be made as a vacuum forming using a solid master to get the shape, and you can make vacuum formers with a wooden box and a Hoover.
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Re: 1/8 Citroen V8 traction maybe?
« Reply #19 on: May 05, 2018, 07:30:04 PM »

Hi all well paint job is done (needs a few clear coats and rubbing down to smooth it) I quite like it.








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Re: 1/8 Citroen V8 traction maybe?
« Reply #20 on: May 05, 2018, 09:44:05 PM »

Very nice conversion it looks like something Boyd Coddington would have done  8)
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« Reply #21 on: May 05, 2018, 10:09:37 PM »

Nice  :-)) The red stripes really tighten the paint job up.
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Re: 1/8 Citroen V8 traction maybe?
« Reply #22 on: May 06, 2018, 03:51:45 PM »


I wonder if that V8 would fit a M4 Mondeo Estate, on second thoughts the cost of petrol and all that  %%   Lovely job Ken.


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Re: 1/8 Citroen V8 traction maybe?
« Reply #23 on: May 06, 2018, 03:55:55 PM »


Two blokes in Shropshire have been busy shoehorning a 2 litre Celica engine and drive train into a mini, so it is possible to put larger engines into normal cars.


Look up 'Project Binky' on YouTube, the main man Nick is a master fabricator and welder, the car is exactly the same length as a normal Mini as well! There's a new episode due soon.
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Re: 1/8 Citroen V8 traction maybe?
« Reply #24 on: May 11, 2018, 07:40:12 PM »

Hi all just a quick update before we're off on our hols I've fabricated the exhausts for it.




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