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#1 Romell R

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 07:12 PM

I know i said this will be an exact copy of my 1:1 chevelle Hot Rod but truth be told my 1:1 will be an exact copy of this model because it will be done a few months before the real thing....any way i'll post pics of both during the build. for anyone who wants to see the 1:1 build its posted at the end of this build. ok so lets get on with it.

I started with the revelle monogram 1967 Chevelle my plans are to build this project with full working suspension so i need a complete frame. The kit frame just wouldnt do so i went diggin thru my junk yard and came up with a AMT Ertel 67 impala frame its a tad too wide and a bit too long so its gonna have to be channeled and chopped.
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My 67 Chevelle before it was sent to the body shop
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If you look closly at the frame you can see that I have already filled the right side of the frame rail with squadrans white putty. this frame is ideal because its a seperate piece and not a part of the floor pan.
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heres the two frame next to each other..
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here the new frame has had about 5 scale inches removed to make it narrow enough to fit the chevelle body
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Stay tuned for more progress pics tomarrow............. :rolleyes:

Edited by Aftashox, 18 May 2011 - 08:36 AM.


#2 Jantrix

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 12:55 AM

Off to a great start. Looking forward to more.

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 05:12 AM

No doubt! Lookin good an makein sense so far!!!Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 07:57 PM

Heres the frame all filled in and sanded smooth, I also made some lower tubular A-Arms which are pictured below. I made them from brass tube and piano wire wielded together with rosin core soder
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come back tomarrow for more updates...
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Posted 12 May 2010 - 05:05 PM

welcome back .... to those of you who come back LOL! And welcome to those of you who are here for thr first time. Anyway i finished fabricating the upper and lower tubular A arms and i was able to put the shocks together I have three pairs done because Im not sure of how I want the stance of the car and all three pair are a slightly differant size. I'll be making the 2" drop spindles tonight so i'll have more pics for ya tomarrow. I hope you enjoy these.....
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Yes the springs do work ...!!!
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see ya tomarrow.... :rolleyes:

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 05:34 PM

Lookin' good! Great attention to detail! It's always exciting to see someone build something from scratch like this. Keep them updates a comin'!! :rolleyes:

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 05:57 PM

Very Nice work on those suspension pieces :rolleyes:

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 06:00 PM

Lookin' good! Great attention to detail! It's always exciting to see someone build something from scratch like this. Keep them updates a comin'!! :rolleyes:

thx for your comment Tumbler and i will keep em commin :lol:

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 07:16 PM

That is looking Aweosome.
After seeing your Truck, I don't think anything is past your skills..
Keep on builing on.. :rolleyes:

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 07:19 PM

Thx Zuk nice to know I have a new friend on the forums :rolleyes:

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 07:23 PM

Nice job on the little springy things!

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 05:39 AM

Nice job on the little springy things!

I like the springy things too DanielGthx for the compliment :rolleyes:

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 06:27 AM

Wow! Very nice work on the A arms and struts. Did you turn the struts? I will watch this one closely. Keep the pictures coming.

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 08:51 AM

Wow! Very nice work on the A arms and struts. Did you turn the struts? I will watch this one closely. Keep the pictures coming.

Hey Pharr usually I would say "yes i turned the coil overs" but this time I cant take credit for it. My good buddy Robert of RB Motions turned these and i must say I am impressed with them.

I wanted to show these Rims From Dr. Model I have purchased rims from this make on a few other projects and im never unhappy with there products I was gonna modify them but there really close to the rims im puttin on my 1:1 (in the bottom Pic)
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Posted 13 May 2010 - 09:11 AM

hey bro nice work on that susp..... i thought mine was ruff .. were did you get the shocks, i made mine from plastic,aluminum tube, and an inkpen. thats gonna look sweet....plastic an the real one...lol

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 09:51 AM

WOw Great stuff. Very nice attention to detail.

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 11:53 AM

The suspension components are looking good.....Love all the extra work going into this one...Great work!!

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 01:45 PM

Whoa!!! Those coilovers are amazing! Nice stuff aftashox. This I'm gonna follow closely. I feel I'm gonna learn a whole lotta stuff. Cheers!

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 01:47 PM

Where can I get some of those MR Model wheel sets?

Nothing like that available in this neck of the woods that's for sure....

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 06:55 PM

Well I was able to fabricate all the components for the front suspension today I finished one side so i could show you guys. And yes it all works. Its just set up temperaraly, it all still has to be cleaned up and painted. I hope you enjoy.....

this is a pic of the bottom of the A arm with the coilover attached
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I facbricated two 2 inch drop spindles
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Heres a pic of the parts together
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heres an early mock up
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