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Fairmont drag car build - A couple update pics 08/19/14


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#21 futurattraction

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 05:10 PM

Thanks Tyrone. Maybe the next time I build one of these, I'll get brave and do a full tube chassis like you're doing now. That'd be something, but it'd be a another huge step for me... LOL

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 06:22 PM

Scott.... you are of to a good start and its looking good so far.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 02:09 AM

scott, i am amazed at the amount of dedication you have to "doing things right". rushing and hurrying will only lead to doing it over. great workmanship too!!!!!

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 04:12 PM

Nice Clean work Scott. I like were your taking this.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 04:35 PM

Dave - Thanks for your kind words. Given the quality of work you do, that is high praise...

Joe - I appreciate your support. I think it can be a pretty cool build if I just stay on-task... LOL

Do any of you guys who (may) have first-hand knowledge of chassis construction have any idea if a pro stock car of 1980-ish vintage would have had extra tubing under the driver side seat for mounts to attach to? It goes without saying that I've never been under any of Glidden's cars, so wish I had construction photos from way back then... Thanks for any insights you may have.

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#26 futurattraction

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 04:05 PM

Here is a progress shot of how the center frame section fits in the pan. Though the rail section may not be placed quite where it will be when finished, you can see how the rear, main crossmember intersects with the guides/uprights that will mount my photo etch 4-link frame brackets.
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I get a kick out of seeing new build mockup shots to see how they set, so here’s my requisite mockup. I’m still undecided about tires and wheels, but for the sake of having some type of rolling stock, here are Monogram Pro Stars from the ’87 Glidden T-Bird. I’m debating between them and some custom-made 15” Cragar SuperTricks with true-to-scale 14x32s. I’m sure I’ll post pics of those at some point in the future.

Not quite head-on…
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Lower side shot.
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 05:26 PM

She's looking good Scott... love the stance bro...

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 05:37 PM

Nice Scott i like it, Old school prostreet.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 10:50 PM

Coming along nicely, Scott, looking forward to seeing this finished.
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Posted 16 August 2012 - 05:04 AM

Looking tough Scott!!!!

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 05:24 AM

Scott... nice work so far buddy. It is looking great!!!

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 06:31 AM

These on line builds are fun, so don't sweat exposing all ... that's the fun of it. I've had a thread running since Sept. 2010 building my daughter's GMC van and it's still going on.

I can't offer much help with the type of vehicle you're building but I'm enjoying it just the same! :)

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 08:18 AM

Scott the car looks real sharp, how can I get one..................




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Posted 16 August 2012 - 08:23 AM

Very Nice!

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 08:41 AM

That car is looking sweet !

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 01:10 PM

Progress is looking good Scott.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 01:17 PM

great work and beautiful resin, I'll be in touch to get one of these...

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 08:08 AM

Hey Tyrone – thanks buddy. I think it sets pretty nicely…

Thanks Joe – it could easily pass for a pro streeter if there’s room under there for mufflers. LOL

Al – I’ll keep plugging away at it.

Thanks Jason! Appreciate it… J

Hey Chris – thanks for kind words, bro.

Thank you for the reminder, Mike. It’s real easy for me to let this get more serious than it deserves…

Hi Leonard – thank you for the compliment. I PM’d you about how to get in touch.

James – thanks for the compliment. I like your sig a bunch. Character is all-important!

Thanks Ray. I’m tryin’…

Wayne – I appreciate it. Got more pics I can post. Just hope I can keep up the momentum… LOL

Thanks Shane. The Lord gave me a lot patience to work through this project – and I have to give Ed Fluck credit for the casting work. He’s a great guy and does excellent work.

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 06:16 PM

With your attention to detail and superb accesories,this is going to be stunning indeed.

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 10:52 PM

Good stuff Scott!