The Gumball Rally- GUMBALL HAS STARTED
Posted 27 June 2012 - 08:29 AM
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Posted 08 July 2012 - 03:57 PM
As it sits awaiting me to finish her up, well part one anyway
Sunshade, Real Llumar Tint.
Grille & Headlights
Posted 09 July 2012 - 10:07 AM
Edited by CorvairJim, 09 July 2012 - 10:12 AM.
Posted 09 July 2012 - 07:57 PM
I managed to spend about 3 hours up in my workroom this evening! I'm making strides on my mid-engined, ZR1-powered Corvair. I already had the chassis cut and had the front subframe from the 'Vette spliced into the 'Vair's pan, and had installed a crossmember for the front of the engine. I had to remove the custom crossmember that I had in place for the transaxle mount (too far forward) and fabricate another one. This required doing the basic assembly of the engine and attaching the Corvair's T10-based 4-speed transaxle. After cutting the rear springs one coil and tacking the rear trailing arms in place, I was able to slip the rear axle through the arms and the transaxle to get a read on where the rear transaxle crossmember had to go. I took some measurements and fabbed it up from Evergreen tube stock and some wire-core plastic rod for stiffness and bendability. I know what I want to do as far as hanging the mount from the crossmember goes, based on the original one that I had to remove. While I was at it, I reworked the interior bucket, removing the back seat and most of the package shelf area, just leaving the part that goes around te back - the hinges for the engine lid are attached there, and that section will also conceal the base of the rear window. Hopefully I'll think to shoot a few pictures of my progress tomorrow.
Posted 10 July 2012 - 09:10 PM
My Camaro needs just a little bondo, and then bit of sanding and (hopefully) the last primer coat...
Posted 11 July 2012 - 09:17 PM
Here's the model mocked up as it sits at the moment. It is shown with the wheels from the ZR-1 kit, but I plan on using a set of BBS-style lace spoke wheels on the completed model. The splitter for the front air dam, shown in front of the model, will be installed after the body and chassis are finally assembled, since it'll get in the way of assembly otherwise.:
Posted 13 July 2012 - 10:59 AM
will have some pics soon had some problems sanding panel lines and not being able to find a new body i
went and cut the door out . and didnt have anything to replace it . till i got a stashed promodeler 69 first issue
Cut that door out and it fit except for the vent window. so i am back to my conundrum.
Posted 13 July 2012 - 06:16 PM
Seriously, forget about the vent window and go for the aerodynamics of fixed side glass like on a pro mod drag car. You'll have to fab up a window frame to rivet the plexiglass to, but that shouldn't be too tough. On the other hand, it WILL make toll booths harder, unless you have EZ-Pass. Then you just blitz the booth at about a buck ten and dare the smokies to try to catch you!
Posted 14 July 2012 - 08:14 AM
who said anything about ez pass or stopping for tollbooths
make some late model glass work remove the front vents.
Posted 14 July 2012 - 06:55 PM
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Posted 21 July 2012 - 03:31 AM
Jim more than 3 times huh LMAO, what happens when you scoop up the first roadkill
HD wipers man .
Posted 21 July 2012 - 09:37 PM
Hmmm... Roadkill, huh? I guess I'd better reinforce the airdam and put a nice strong screen on the radiator intake!
Jim more than 3 times huh LMAO, what happens when you scoop up the first roadkill?
HD wipers man .
Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:09 AM
that way you won't miss any good bits of the varmit.
also in a related note Jim, i was discussing racing setups with a customer
and he would do what you are building was my response.
i will have an update this weekend with pics .
Posted 25 July 2012 - 07:49 AM
(I'll be sure to save you a plate of barbecue'd "Squirrel Split on a Spit" for when you arrive. It's sure to be very well done by then, even if I have trouble firing up the grill!)
Posted 25 July 2012 - 09:17 AM
I've been thinking of buying Spray Filler for this build Never tried it, but others have used it and they say that it's good stuff. Well let's see.
Posted 28 July 2012 - 09:54 AM