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  • Building a Showdown Buick "Super-Sportsman"

    Building a "Summer Slam" sportsman.
    Started with a Harry Wise 80 something Buick from a couple or three years back.

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    In the Strangebrew tradition, had to cut it up.
    Took off the doors & quarter panel. Removed about 1/8" from the rear deck.
    Glued some styrene angle widening the body about 1/8" on each side.

    Cut some pieces from a prescription bottle for fender flares after removing a large
    chunk from the hood area,then added some .030 styrene sheet to make up the side panels.

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    Using good old 2 part Bondo, liberally smeared the whole mess with the stuff.
    After some sanding, re-applying, sanding again & a couple heavy coats of primer.......
    Here's what I had to work with!

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    Next I built the usual "Strangebrew-Lite" chassis from about 30" of 3/64 brass rod, square adjust-a-bushing oilites,
    Professor motor guide tongue & acouple bits here & there.
    I just soldered the Piranha motor in there with Cox gears, Parma guide, Big Mama braid, Pro-Track wheels &
    some urethane tires.
    Nothin' fancy here, just functional.....

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    Rebuilt the interior to fit, finished the body with Ace Hardware black enamel, Dupli-Color silver, home printed
    graphics on adhesive backed vinyl & a coat or two of Ace Hardware clear enamel.
    Hope there's a "Showdown" in the future ......................... Sportsman's READY
    ................................THE END: Brew...........................

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    Last edited by strangebrew; June 9, 2020, 06:26 PM.
    Dave J
    Millstadt, Illinois

  • #2
    i love the pill bottle fender extensions idea!


    • #3
      Jeezzz Brew, thats crazy cool!
      Scott.....War Eagle River......Tampa, Florida, USA


      • #4
        WOW! That is an impressive transformation sir!
        And livery color combo looks great on there!


        • #5
          That's really nice!
          Go fast, turn left. Now in tiny HO size..


          • #6
            Absolute Genius!