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#161 W-409

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 08:29 AM

I didn't find good shifter from my spare parts boxes. So I took styrene sheet, and some red plastic tubing. Cut few pieces out of styrene, and there I had the basic components for building the shifter, as in first picture. I put those together, but after that I added still little styrene strips, and now the shifter is waiting for paint. Not perfect, but Okay for me.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 02:17 PM

Looking good, I'm hopeing to get some more done on the trans am

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 03:57 PM

Update on my FIREBird:Nearly Done Part 1 of this particular project.
As it sits awaiting me to finish her up, well part one anyway
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Sunshade, Real Llumar Tint.
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Grille & Headlights
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Posted 09 July 2012 - 10:07 AM

You sure like your red Trans Ams, Nick! This one is gonna look real nice parked next to Sammy's car on your shelf. I'll be waiting for you with my mid-engine V-8 Corvair when you arrive in California with your pretty red T/A!

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 07:57 PM

Glory, Hallelujah! :)

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.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 04:21 PM

Can Hardly Wait to see!

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 09:10 PM

Firebird looks good! Very nice paint job and stance is just right. B)

My Camaro needs just a little bondo, and then bit of sanding and (hopefully) the last primer coat... :rolleyes:

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 09:17 PM

I finally got around to taking a fer happy snaps of my progress on my "Widebody" mid-engine ZR-1/Corvair. The first couple of shots show the mid-engine chassis with the basic ZR-1 engine/Corvair transaxle assembly mocked in place with a nearly stock Corvair chassis for comparison purposes. That chassis is actually the one for my Flying Tigers Tribute model, and has been shortened 9 scale inches but it's good enough for comparison purposes. I've already installed the basic Corvette front suspension, but I still need to add springs, shocks and an anti-roll bar:

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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.:

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 10:11 AM

I like it a lot Jim.

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 10:59 AM

Dang Jim , looking good there i am impressed but you will still be seeing daytona taillights :D
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.
Later Guys

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 06:16 PM

The only time I'll be seeing Daytona taillights, son, is when I'm coming around again to lap your sorry butt, probably somewhere in Kansas... :) :lol: :D :P

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!

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 08:14 AM

going for the aero glass with the little sliding window
who said anything about ez pass or stopping for tollbooths :D
make some late model glass work remove the front vents.


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Posted 14 July 2012 - 06:55 PM

Sure, what was I thinking? You're blowing across the country at 2 to 3 times the speed limit (or in my case, considerably more than that!), so really, what difference does it make if we happen to, uh, "forget" to stop to pay any tolls? :D

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 10:48 PM

The interior for my Camaro build is pretty much done. I wanted to keep it as simple as possible, bit like Sleeper style. No Roll Bar, no tachometer or other that kind of equipment. There might be still some cleanup and paint touches needed before I can install it, but otherwise it's done. I'm pretty happy about how it turned out.

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 03:31 AM

Interior looks really good Niko,
Jim more than 3 times huh LMAO, what happens when you scoop up the first roadkill
HD wipers man .

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 09:37 PM

Jim more than 3 times huh LMAO, what happens when you scoop up the first roadkill?
HD wipers man .

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Hmmm... Roadkill, huh? :wacko: I guess I'd better reinforce the airdam and put a nice strong screen on the radiator intake!

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:09 AM

Naw just make shure you have a nice edge on that splitter.
that way you won't miss any good bits of the varmit. :D
also in a related note Jim, i was discussing racing setups with a customer
and he would do what you are building :lol: :o was my response.
i will have an update this weekend with pics .


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Posted 25 July 2012 - 07:49 AM

You know what they say, Michael... "THE CUSTOMER IS ALWAYS RIGHT"!!! :) :lol: :D :P

(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!)

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 09:17 AM

More and More BodyWork. Today I was able to spray another coat of primer, to see that it isn't ready for paint yet. Looks good from long distance, but when looking closer, it's not that good yet.
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.
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Posted 28 July 2012 - 09:54 AM

so can we enter as long as our car is done by the deadline?