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#121 slusher

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 03:18 AM

Awsume project,keep up the good work....

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 05:05 AM

Thanks guys, I appreciate it. Im on hold for the moment while I wait for the paint to dry on everything. I figure at this stage letting it sit for a few days to ensure I dont damage all my hard work will be worth the time. So, now I play the waiting game.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 03:44 AM

Well, I hit a HUGE set back. I was trying to get the chassis finished up and get some things finalized and when I was working on the inside of the body, some of my bodywork on the roll pan area cracked. So, I have to strip the body, fix that area, and repaint. I also notice my hood scoop bowed in, which made it so my engine wouldnt fit. So, that has to be stripped and redone. And honestly, the more Ive messed around with this model, the less happy I am with the chassis. So, a rework may be happening there too.

So, basically Im thinking Imma have to pretty much start over on this thing. Ugh....

#124 JasonFL

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 02:10 PM

Man, that really blows. I know how you feel, I'm going through some similar problems on a 57 Belair I'm working on. Just think of it as a trial run. Now go back, fix the f-ups , and the 2nd time around will come out looking even better then the first. Good luck with it, keep us up to date.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 10:14 PM

That really sucks man. I had a similar problem with my Shelby. I was sanding the clear coat and ended up sanding through the color really badly. At that point, I had to strip the paint and start over again from scratch. I feel your pain. Jason is right though. The second time will probably be better then your first.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 10:41 PM

Uea, I like to think set backs are the mother of creativity. Now I know what it looks like in color. So, now I know where to go. Still not sure if I want to redo the frame yet, thats a big step backward, but I feel I could make it sooo much better.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 09:58 AM

AWWWWW MAN!!! I've had those problems too. I do love the car though, don't give up on it. I really like the fab work. The bodywork is killer too. What kit did the suspension components that weren't scratch built come from? That is exactly the look I need for the chassis on my Merc (49 Merc Extreme Custom). I'll be looking forward to seeing more progress. Hope you can get her ironed out.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 12:50 PM

Everything in the suspension was scratchbuilt. I should be able to get her ironed out, I just need to shake this flu or whatever it is.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 09:34 PM

Brandon what color did you use?

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 02:32 AM

It was Krylon brilliant silver as the base with testors clear red as the top coat.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:44 PM

Alright, back from the dead. Ive done some work and got it somewhat back to good. I decided to redo the frame and Im much more satisfied with the results, tho getting there has been very frustrating. For every thing I redesigned, something wouldnt line up and that would have to be redesigned, which would then cause something else to not work. But, I got her there. And, imho, it came out alot better than before. I also wasnt happy with the interior tub I did, so I am gonna redo that too. Ive not gotten much done there, mostly in the design phase right now. Anyway, thats where Im at. New frame, new suspension, and new interior in the works. Ill get pics up tommorrow. I dont have any good lighting right now, so I wanted to wait.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:17 AM

Ok, heres your pictures guys. Some with the rolling chassis and some with the body on the chassis. The motor I think will end up sitting a little lower, which will be a huge help. Just gotta figure out the hood scoop.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:19 AM

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:57 AM

Your Camaro is lookin mighty fine Brandon!!!
Can't wait to see some paint on this baby.
Great scratchin' skills too I might add.
Everything looks top notch in my book.
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Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:07 AM

Thanks dude. Im pretty happy with the result. The new frame seems to be so much straighter. I was working on the interior last night and everything is lining up alot better, Im not having to force things. Lesson learned. I guess sometimes having to start over may not always be a bad thing.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:45 AM

I'm glad to see this back on the bench! The new frame looks great, I can't wait to see how it turns out this time.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 12:47 PM

Great looking...very nice scratch building skill! Not sure what your plan was for that hood scoop, but maybe a tip of the hat to the ZR1 corvette and do some type of see through hood scoop, or a shaker style hole in the hood?

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 05:58 PM

looking great brandon!!

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:50 AM

find a L88 vette and use the hood scoop and cast one of clear see through plastic. :wub:

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 04:23 PM

That is one super recovery man. It looked wicked before and even better now.