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#61 W-409

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 08:28 AM

I found these two Carburetors from my parts box... What do you say about them, would they be more realistic than that one, I've already glued to the engine?

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 05:19 AM

HI, nice work. Can't wait to see the finshed car. Steve

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 10:18 PM

Thanks Steve, here's a little update.

I scratchbuilt Electric Water Pump, which is made from square styrene tubing and little piece of round styrene tubing. I'm pretty happy about the result. Well, could be better of course but good enough for me. ;)

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 07:55 AM

Interior work... The floor part needed some work, I had to remove the locators for rear seat. After little putty, I primered the floor, and painted flat black. I also painted the dashboard, door panels and seats are white. I wanted to make white interior, because black is seen so often, and I actually like white Interior on Blue car (Yep, this'll be Blue). Also modified the roll cage, now it's the same as NHRA minimum reguirement. It's bit rough still, but after I sand that putty smooth and cover it with paint, it'll look good.

Tomorrow I'm planning to move on Interior details, this is just a Mock Up.

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Little Chassis work too:
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 08:33 AM

Here's some more work. I painted the Roll Cage silver, and added some Roll Bar Padding, it's made from Tamiya Masking Tape. I built seat belts too, Simpson Logos are still missing, but I'm trying to install them tomorrow. I had to cut a hole to the seat, for one belt. I wanted to replicate Wrap Around belts, not Bolt On type. Those are installed just like real WrapAround seat belts. Not easy to do, but I'm quite happy about the result.
Also glued the Door panels, which have decals and details painted now, also panel lines are black, but they didn't turn out as good as I wanted. Dashboard decals are on too, and Door Panels & Dashboard are glued on their place. I have to add Tachometer, and Switch Panel yet.

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 07:49 AM

I scratchbuilt Electric Switch Panel. The Basis is styrene, where I drilled holes for the switches, and they are made from solder. I have to say that it looks terrible in the pictures. It's better in live, and small too.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 10:11 PM

That interior looks great from here Niko

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 08:12 AM

Thanks, Brett! And I do agree, the interior is one of my best ones so far. Of course it's not done yet, but I hope it will be soon.

I started building the throttle linkage for that carburetor. I made some parts from sheet aluminium and somekind of metal wire. I don't know if I have to redo it, let's see when I try to add more parts for that one. I also moved the hole for fuel line to right place. I will covered the old one with styrene tubing, I have to cover it with BMF later, so it will be same shade as the whole carburetor is.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 02:45 PM

Real nice attention to the small details....Keep at it!

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 03:45 PM

You've come a long way son! ;)

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 04:46 PM

Nice work! :)

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 11:50 PM

Thanx, Darryl, Terry and Bruno! :) Comments are really appreciated.

I got the throttle linkage almost done. Little cleaning and other minimal things need to be done, but otherwise it's pretty much there. It looks better than I thought, so I guess it will stay there too. Now I'm going to move to the other side of that carburetor, to work with the fuel line.

I also installed the tachometer. It's found from my parts box, and I scratchbuilt the shift light from plastic tubing. I wired it just like 1:1 tachometer is wired, just need to add the cauge decal for it and call it done. Interior needs some touchups and little details before it's done.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:25 AM

Niko,I don't know how I missed this,but its the first time I seen this W.I.P. ,I like what I see,interior looks great,I will be watch for sure!!!

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 07:12 PM

Niko... you are making some great progress on this build and it's looking great. Keep up the nice work!

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 02:07 AM

Your interior looks awesome!! Why didn't you use any flocking?

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 05:29 AM

Hey Niko . Car is coming along very nicely. You did a great job on the interior and the engine is looking good as well. Nice work !

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 11:42 AM

Looking good niko, Nice work on the interior.

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 11:09 PM

Thanks for the comments, everyone! They're really appreciated.

For the interior flocking, that's excellent question. I don't know why I didn't use it. It really gives nice finished touch, but don't know why I skipped it with this one. Well, I guess next time I will use the flocking for interior, especially when door panels are seperate pieces.

No progress yet, sorry about that. I've been building the Pro Stock Cuda now, but I'm getting back to this one too. I have to find cauge decal for tachometer. I know I have those somewhere, but where they are, is very good question. :lol:

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 08:37 AM

Excellent progress Niko. Looks really good.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 05:41 AM

Thanx Dave!

Sorry it has been a while since the latest update... I've been working hard with the '57 Chrysler at Cannonball Rally CBP, but it must be done tomorrow, so I'm finally moving my attention back to this one. Another slowing thing that has been on my way last two days, is that it has been snowing pretty hard outside, and I've been playing with an 1:1 scale toy. Very fun to go sideways with it. :D
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Anyway, I was able to put some more bondo to the chassis, sand it smooth, spray another coat of primer and then it looked smooth enough to be covered with paint! Since this is a Stocker, I could paint it black, but I wanted to paint it just like factory did, so the owner has painted Red Oxide primer and body colored overspray for the chassis. This is where I am at now:

Sorry the paint is still wet in the picture.
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