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#81 GrandpaMcGurk

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:21 PM

Okay guys I'm back....there's been so much water under the bridge with this body that I'm going to start a new thread titled "1/8th '71 Cuda" here on MCM.
Steveo was interested in seeing pics of the 5 piece mold and a show & tell about how this body is being produced...no problem.

I have to check into the hospital Friday...they seem to think that I may have an issue where the doesn't shine. At least they are only using one camera and not sending in a whole film crew.
I was in an area in the Nam where agent orange was used and cancer is a concern.
If all goes well watch this section for the thread I mentioned above as I'll posting pics of the molds, the bodies as they are laid up and so on. I reckon if you investors see first hand what goes into producing a body by hand you'll have a better understanding of just what's involved and how long it takes.
I'll show you how.......then if you want to tackle a new body yourselves, have a ball.

#82 comp1839

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:59 PM

i hope everything turns out o.k. don. darn cameras go everywhere now.

Edited by comp1839, 17 April 2012 - 01:59 PM.


#83 GrandpaMcGurk

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:55 PM

Thanks Dave, you're right about the cameras...they've already been down the other end, at least they let me watch the monitor with that one.
I think everything will be fine....if not, I'll just have 'em swap out my 9" for a M.W. eleven.

Edited by GrandpaMcGurk, 17 April 2012 - 02:56 PM.


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Posted 20 April 2012 - 08:46 AM

Fantastic project! On a different subject, I have always been amazed of the lack of hi tech street rod bodies and parts there have been considering the huge amount of rod builders I've seen at contest throughtout the decades. Do you think there is a market for a proper Boydster-like 32-34 style body? Not a simple 'ungainly' 32 ford...a stretched smoothed Foose design with all the correct minimalist panel lines. When I attended some NSRA or Goodguy events, it was those $$$ styles along with smoothed out '37 fords that turned heads and were the big draws to the shows. They all had Jag rear ends and twin A-arm front suspensions, No fuzzy dice, no giant superchargers, no mexican blankets or rat rods. Just pure simple elegant designed art-cars.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 09:58 AM

Can this be made into a stock Cuda? :)

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 04:27 PM

Fantastic project! On a different subject, I have always been amazed of the lack of hi tech street rod bodies and parts there have been considering the huge amount of rod builders I've seen at contest throughtout the decades. Do you think there is a market for a proper Boydster-like 32-34 style body? Not a simple 'ungainly' 32 ford...a stretched smoothed Foose design with all the correct minimalist panel lines. When I attended some NSRA or Goodguy events, it was those $$$ styles along with smoothed out '37 fords that turned heads and were the big draws to the shows. They all had Jag rear ends and twin A-arm front suspensions, No fuzzy dice, no giant superchargers, no mexican blankets or rat rods. Just pure simple elegant designed art-cars.


There's always room for more body designs, so have at it and get something interesting started, and then share it with the rest of the " biggy" world. All of the previously marketed kits are getting a bit stale, and it sure would be nice to see a couple of new kids on the block.
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Posted 21 April 2012 - 04:27 PM

There's always room for more body designs, so have at it and get something interesting started, and then share it with the rest of the " biggy" world. All of the previously marketed kits are getting a bit stale, and it sure would be nice to see a couple of new kids on the block.
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I'm not that talented!! But I'm still surprised the rod aftermarket never embraced the hi-tech scene. I'm enjoying the larger scales, but the cost of 1/8th is over the top for me.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 06:25 AM

Thanks Dave, you're right about the cameras...they've already been down the other end, at least they let me watch the monitor with that one.
I think everything will be fine....if not, I'll just have 'em swap out my 9" for a M.W. eleven.

Hope you're OK Don. Haven't heard from you in a while.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 05:59 PM

Here's a shot of a full size stock '71 interior, note the lack of a center console. As far as I know a console wasn't offered in this car for 1971. The red interior is a 1970 and it shows a console. Also note the difference in the pattern on the the seats.

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Consoles were avail all 5 years a Barracuda was produced 1970 thru 1974 . avail with either a slap stick auto or a 4 speed.

There are some slight differences though between 1970 only versus the 71 thru 74 versions.

In 1970 the console automatics had a round woodgrain shifter ball, 1971 thru 74 was a T handle style
1970 consoles had an empty cavity near the rear edge that allowed the seat belts someplace to be stored when not in use.
1971 thru 1974 consoles had a chrome ashtray there instead



ps - the black int shown here is a 1971 only interior style / pattern

The red interior pattern shown was 1970 only, BUT 72 thru 74 patterns were similar

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 06:08 PM

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ps,and just as an FYI - the overal length of a Mopar 4 speed trans with the bellhousing attached versus a 727 auto is the same not different lengths as shown

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 06:27 PM

Any news? The third anniversary of the project, August 20th, is coming up soon.

Edited by LDO, 09 August 2012 - 02:49 PM.


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Posted 09 August 2012 - 07:11 PM

DO YOU HAVE ANY TRANNY'S FOR A 1/6TH SCALE CHEBBY MOTOR YET???????

#93 Mr mopar

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 02:53 AM

What ever happen to this.................... is it still going to be made?



#94 GrandpaMcGurk

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 04:58 AM

Yes Doug....it is going to be made.........FINALLY!


Edited by GrandpaMcGurk, 27 July 2013 - 03:24 AM.


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Posted 26 July 2013 - 05:39 PM

Looks like progress:

 

http://largescalemod...ic.php?f=7&t=76



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Posted 28 July 2013 - 03:49 AM

Some very nice progress. Indeed.