TWEEDY PIE WAGON
MONOGRAM PIE WAGON AND REVELL TWEEDY PIE
BUILT BY IRA DAHM (7/02)
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The Tweedy Pie Wagon was built with the parts
from a Monogram Pie Wagon and a Revell Tweedy Pie 2. The rear wheels are
from a MPC Mail Box Chopper. The rear inner wheels are from the Pie Wagon.
The asymmetrical taillights are red rhinestones.
The Pie Wagon body was sectioned about 3/8"
right down the middle sides, (3/16" off the bottom half and 3/16"
off the top half of the body). The rear interior platform was cut off and
replaced with sheet plastic and the floorpan was narrowed to fit inside
the sectioned body sides. The front of the body was cut off right at the
engine compartment. The bottom of the body (wood grained area) was cut out
to make more room for the lowered, modified floor pan. A new belly pan was
cut from sheet plastic and glued in place.The body halves were glued together
(with the floorpan in place) with Zap-A-Gap glue. This is a little tricky
because the body sides don't line up perfectly. Then I made 2 cuts to the
bottom of the body so I could mount the Quick Change rear end up to the
flat area behind the seats. The area's sides were filled with sheet plastic
to finish the tunnel shape for the rear end.
The top was chopped about 3/4" at the
windshield tapering down to 1/16" at the rear above the rear door.
I removed about 1/4" from the front edge of the top to increase visability.
The rear window area was cut out about 1/2" larger than stock. The
window rear frame was sliced vertically in half and each side was glued
in place. Two small rectangles of sheet plastic were used to fill the enlarged
The Tweedy Pie 2 frame was fit to the body,
with the steering box located just in front of the firewall area. The frame
rails were cut off at a point so that they extended about 1" past the
firewall location into the body. The frame rails were then glued on the
inside of the new belly pan section. The Tweedy Pie engine was partially
assembled to check clearances on the belly pan and firewall. The firewall
was made from sheet plastic. Both were trimmed to clear the engine. The
oil pan was also modified for better ground clearance.
All of the sharp angles on the body were
rounded off with a sanding board. The body/frame assembly was then puttied,
sanded smooth and primed. The Pie Wagon seats were lowered by removing about
1/4" from the bottoms and the backs were filled with sheet plastic.
The Pie Wagon radiator shell was sectioned about 1/4" and fit between
the Tweedy Pie frame rails. The Tweedy Pie 2 headlights had sunken in lenses
so I filled them with Elmer's White glue which gave me realistic headlight
lenses. The quick change rear end is from the Pie Wagon. The rest of the
chassis is from the Tweedy Pie 2.
The Tweedy Pie Wagon body and seats were
finished in Testors Purple Metal Flake and the interior was done in Flat