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Don Prudhomme Army Vega Funny Car

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#1921 gtx6970

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 06:31 AM

These are 2 pictures I took of the JJ Nova last year.

 

2 double sided hooks mounted to the forward bulkhead

 

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 06:33 AM

Somehow they latch into receivers on the chassis

 

 ( my apologies for the slight hijak )

 

 

 

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 07:41 AM

Thanks Chris..

The first picture was quite clear to me on how it functions. Very simple design also. I don't think it should be to hard for you to duplicate..Probably going to be one of the easiest things you've done on this build..LOL

 

Bill...That second design looks way more complex! Although from a mechanical stance, it seems that it would be a more sturdy, strong application though.

 

Thanks for the insight and photos from you both though...Everything I see gets filed away in the gray matter and even the smallest design of something can be used over and over to create something else..



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Posted 27 April 2013 - 04:30 PM

Bill the body latches on the jungle Claire nova is pretty specific to Logghe chassis. There may have been a few that copied it but mainly Logghe used this style latch. When they went to the modern narrow chassis they went to a single style latch that grabbed the top front bar of the frame rail. mechanism was built into the nose framework/support for the body.

 

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 04:31 PM

All this is, is a over center style latch in pairs.

Thanks Chris..

The first picture was quite clear to me on how it functions. Very simple design also. I don't think it should be to hard for you to duplicate..Probably going to be one of the easiest things you've done on this build..LOL

 

Bill...That second design looks way more complex! Although from a mechanical stance, it seems that it would be a more sturdy, strong application though.

 

Thanks for the insight and photos from you both though...Everything I see gets filed away in the gray matter and even the smallest design of something can be used over and over to create something else..



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Posted 03 May 2013 - 07:36 AM

Hey Chris looking great!  Keep on plugin away  it will be done in no time....Cant wait to see it when its complete its impressive as is.



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Posted 03 May 2013 - 10:37 AM

Hey Dave... thanks man. It was great to meet you at the DSC.

I have started on the tin work for the body and hoping to have some pics up over the weekend on it.

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 03:02 AM

Looking forward to more of your awesome progress, and the pics from Mr Allphin are very interesting.



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Posted 04 May 2013 - 12:40 PM

Hello All.... I wanted to share the beginning stages of the body tin work I am doing for this build. So far I think it is coming along pretty good, it's a little tricky but trying to run it thru my mind how I will do it and I decided to first start with some sort of frame structure around the chassis that I will work from. Anyway here is the progress....

 

 

Here I have started with some angle styrene to build the structure that will go around the chassis:

 

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Next I placed the parts on the chassis to see how it was looking:

 

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I then glued the side pieces to the "U" Shaped piece that sits on the Mid Plate, Then I decided for fabrication purposes to add the two pieces of styrene on top to hold things together for support:

 

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Here it is mocked up on the chassis:

 

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Next I am planing on trying to figure out how I will tie the dash down to the "U" Shape piece as well as the side pieces and the rear. I will be getting more done on this tonight. So stay tuned and hoping to have more to show in a little while...  B)



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Posted 04 May 2013 - 01:04 PM

Looks fantastic, as usual, Chris...  Looking forward to your next update!



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Posted 04 May 2013 - 01:27 PM

LOOKS GREAT CHRIS



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Posted 04 May 2013 - 06:41 PM

Chris,

 

I don't think I have commented on your build before but I just want to join in with the others in saying that you are doing an outstanding job on this build.  I believe your build, once finished, will be what I call "GSL worthy"  and will be competing for many Best in Show awards.  Keep up the good work and I look forward to more updates.

 

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 06:54 PM

Chris,

 

I don't think I have commented on your build before but I just want to join in with the others in saying that you are doing an outstanding job on this build.  I believe your build, once finished, will be what I call "GSL worthy"  and will be competing for many Best in Show awards.  Keep up the good work and I look forward to more updates.

 

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 05:52 AM

Scott... Thank you my friend

 

Tom.... Thank you

 

Erroll... Thank you for the kind words and saying that this could be GSL worthy

 

 

Well Fellas.... I had gotten a little more work done last night but was too tired to post pics. So here is an early morning update for everyone on the tin work

 

 

I started on the side pieces of the tin work cutting material from some templates that I made:

 

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Once Done with both sides I had to set on the chassis:

 

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And well of course I had to mock it up with the body to check the fit:

 

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Next up was fabricating the firewall portion of the tin work;

 

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Next was to somewhat mock up the pieces to see how it all looked. I still have to sand the firewall portion to get it to fit inside of the body a little better:

 

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 06:03 AM

Good stuff, Chris.



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Posted 05 May 2013 - 06:03 AM

Chris, your build is incredible and I must say you are a brave man to have so many parts in primer and paint while still creating additional pieces. I would be afraid of scratching something while the process continues. Kudos to your efforts!



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Posted 05 May 2013 - 06:57 AM

James... Thank you!

Mark.... Thanks bud... Well I will be honest I have been wanting to paint the chassis so bad but wanted to get this tin work done before hand because of how many times I am test fitting parts lol. This tin work has been a little challenge but will be worth it when it's finished I think. I should have some more progress up later

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 12:20 PM

Hello All... a little afternoon update for ya  ;) ....

 

I started the Fire Wall section of the Body Tin work and I had scribbed a line in the panel so I could bend it at a certain angle:

 

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I then got the Fire Wall tacked into place with the Dash:

 

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View from another angle:

 

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I then threw the side pieces on to get a better idea of how things would look:

 

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Here is a side view to show the angle at which I made the fire wall:

 

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 12:24 PM

Here was a test fit with the Body on the chassis:

 

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The Dash:

 

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Here are shots of the body on with the side pieces laid on place. I still have to glue the side pieces in but I need to make a small change to the rear of this tin work to get the mounting  where I want it to go:

 

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Opposite side:

 

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 12:24 PM

Very nice work Chris, looks great.