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#1 59 Impala

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 10:09 AM

Here are some pics of a jet fighter that I'm converting to a land speed car. Hope ya like.

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this last pic is one with the name that I chose for her and a kabuki mask that I want to make a decal of and use it on the nose of the car. Any comments are welcome.

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Thanks fer lookin. Dan

#2 Daniel Peterson

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 01:38 PM

Man, I can't wait to see where this goes. A warped mind is the hobbyists greatest tool!!

Oh, and I mean that in the most complimentary way!

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 03:48 PM

From one Dan to another, yep warped and old in my case :lol: This is for my club meeting in September and I can't wait to get it done. I'm going to do some painting for this build that I've not tried yet. The base color will be metalic red with a bluish-green pearl powder mixed with clear and painted over the red. How much pearl I use is yet to be determend. We'll see how this turns out. :lol: Dan

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Posted 08 August 2006 - 05:21 AM

Man, I can't wait to see where this goes. A warped mind is the hobbyists greatest tool!!

Oh, and I mean that in the most complimentary way!


Fergit the "warped mind"! We just BIOP! :P

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Posted 08 August 2006 - 06:24 AM

Pretty cool , do you plan on lowering it down?

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Posted 08 August 2006 - 08:03 AM

Darin, this is as low as I can get it without the front wheel hitting the body underneath. If I go any lower, the bottom will hit the ground. I need to take a better picture of the belly to ground I think to see how low it really is. Thanks for your comments. It makes me think that maybe I can lower it some more, I'll see when I get a better look at it tonight. Dan

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Posted 08 August 2006 - 08:10 AM

Yeah its hard to see if there is much curvature to the belly, you may have it as low as it can go. If there is room however maybe you can recess that front wheel some.
Cool project any way you look at it though

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Posted 08 August 2006 - 01:32 PM

Yeah, I know what ya mean bout the front wheel. It is almost touching the bottom of the body now, so I don't know what I can do cause I'm getting kinda strapped for time. I'm going to take a look at it tonight and see if I can do something with it. Thanks again. Dan

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Posted 04 September 2006 - 04:09 PM

Here are some more pics of where I'm at now. Hope ya like. I'm almost done.

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Posted 04 September 2006 - 09:00 PM

Awesome concept Dan, I'm liking it!

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Posted 05 September 2006 - 03:33 PM

Thanks Billy. I'm almost finished with it. I have to be done by this Sunday for my model clubs meeting and this thing is giving me fits. The stabalizer on top cracked on me today and I have to redo it. It's been one thing after another with this build. It's like it doesn't want to be finished, but I'll get 'er done one way or another. :) Dan

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Posted 05 September 2006 - 03:43 PM

I've had that happen too Dan! The closer a project gets to completion, the more things go wrong! It's one of the Modeling Laws of Physics! :)

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Posted 05 September 2006 - 03:55 PM

Yeah, I guess so, but it really bums me out. Anyway, I'll ger 'er done by this weekend. :wink: I hope. :) Dan

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Posted 06 September 2006 - 10:01 AM

Nice.That has Craig Breedlove's name all over it!.. :)

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Posted 06 September 2006 - 05:05 PM

Rowdy, if ya look on the tail you'll see A.R.Fons. I did that for Art Arfons. I met him and he is a great guy. So, I thought that I would show recognition for him and his legacy and ledgend. But Breedlove is another good choice. :lol: Thanks for the comment. Dan

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Posted 07 September 2006 - 02:16 AM

Rowdy, if ya look on the tail you'll see A.R.Fons. I did that for Art Arfons. I met him and he is a great guy. So, I thought that I would show recognition for him and his legacy and ledgend. But Breedlove is another good choice. :lol: Thanks for the comment. Dan



Dan,Sorry I didn't catch the decal of Arfons.No disrespect intended. :wink:
Your build quickly reminded me of one of Breedlove's earlier rides.

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Posted 07 September 2006 - 06:51 AM

Cool idea, nice work so far.
Heres my LSR built several years ago... Its a Seaquest sub with F16 canopy, intake and exhaust.
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Posted 07 September 2006 - 04:17 PM

Rowdy, don't wory, I didn't take it that way. I enjoy anyone who remembers any of those guys back in the day. I remember Breedlove's car well. And Steve, what can I say other than WOW your car looks great. Here are three more pics of mine. I'm almost finished with it. Hope ya like.

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Thanks fer lookin. Dan

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 02:56 PM

She is finished. Here are some pics outside. I also took home 2nd place in my clubs monthly contest, which was a surprise to me. Hope ya like.

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Thanks fer lookin. Dan