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Don Prudhomme Army Vega Funny Car

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#1101 Mooneyzs

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:38 AM

Scott...Thanks man. I have been pushing myself to buikd better. When this kit is done it will be the best I have done to date with this level of detail and the most I have ever spent on a build.

John... Thanks bud!! Was hoping to have a lot more done by the Desert Scale Classic. but its ok I don't wabt to rush it. I did want to make progress with the engine but not sure if I will be able to in time. we will see what I can accomplish between now and the show.

Clay... You are totally right about being tired of tabs and brackets lol. I can't wait to jump back onto the engine. As you mentioned all of the hard work will pay off in the end. Thanks for the encouraging words.

Danno... Thanks buddy

Joe.. Thanks man. it felt good to finally button up the little detail on the puke tank and brackets for it last night.

Rom... Thanks buddy! I think you are right about needing to get some paint ob this bad boy. I promise that I will have the chassis in primer before the show next week. I started thinking this morning what all I need to finish up andI remember I need to add two more tabs for the motor plate to bolt too. As well as I need to cut off the bolt heads on the front axle set up that mounts to the chassis. then drill and tap the chassia for the bolts I will be using instead. Other than that I just need to add a little bondo in a few spots and she is ready for primer.

Mike... Thanks man feels great to be working on it again. I can't waitto getoff work so I can go home and work on this :)

Edited by Mooneyzs, 11 April 2012 - 08:42 AM.


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Posted 11 April 2012 - 01:10 PM

Been watching every step. Your getting close! Continues to be like a little show for our visiting enjoyment.

#1103 Mooneyzs

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 05:48 AM

Thanks Jack.... For following along and watching this build come together.


I got the lower two mount brackets done for the mid plate last night. now just a few more odds and ends of clean up and it can finially see some primer. I have been waiting for that day for a while now.

Edited by Mooneyzs, 12 April 2012 - 05:48 AM.


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Posted 12 April 2012 - 07:19 AM

"I have been waiting for that day for a while now."

So have we all, Chris... :)

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 02:28 PM

Hey Chris, I LOVE all these little fiddly fabrication bits you keep adding. :wub: :) The tank and tabs look ace buddy. ;)
Don't mind the looks of those rims either......very nice indeedy......

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 04:04 PM

keep pluggin along Chris, you bout got that chassis whipped man, looks fabulous!

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 09:10 PM

Scott... Looks like tomorrow (Saturday) will be the day that primer will get shot on it ;) all I have to do is drill some holes in the front axle set up and remove the molded in bolt head and drill for a scale hardware bolt.

Greg... Thanks Mate! It has been fun but I can't wait to move on to the next portion of this build. I have had enough fun with the chassis so far... :lol:

Bill... thanks man. The chassis is pretty much done now ;)


Ok so a little update for the night.... I sad down and did a little more work last night and tonight, pretty much have the chassis where I want it before I shoot my initial primer coat. I got the last tabs that I could thing of made and glued on which were for the motor mid-plate lower mounting points. Then I cleaned up the chassis a little bit and added some bondo to fill a few little spots. now all I need to do is drill and tap holes in the chassis where the front axle assembly attaches. then its Primer time!! here are a few pics for ya....


Here are the Lower Motor Mid-Plate mounts I added to the chassis:

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Then it was time to lay some bondo on the chassis, just showing the brackets that the rear end mounts up to:

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The Other side:

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Here it is after being sanded down:

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The Other side:

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Stay tuned... will have more updates tomorrow :)

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 07:57 AM

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 12:17 PM

So I have been working on this today and have a little treat for you. I have got the chassis where I am happy with it but for some reason I think I will have to add a few more tabs lol :lol: . I was able to button up the front end axle mounts. I ended up cutting the molded in bolts and tapped and threaded a bolt in. Looks way better now. I mocked up this build one last time before I shoot some primer on the chassis. Here are a few pics of what I did as well as some mock-ups. This will be the last time you see the chassis in bare plastic ;) B) .


I started out the build session earlier by drilling and tapping the Axle mounts:

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I then had to mount up the pieces on the front end to see how it looked. Way better now!:

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Now for some various mock up shots to share with all of you one last time before Primer:

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Other side of the car:

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Front View:

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Rear View:

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 12:19 PM

Here are some other views as well....


Cool view of the rear meats:

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Driver Area:

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Another View:

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Fuel Tank:

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Another Angle:

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Stay Tuned I will have pics of the chassis in primer later..... B)

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 12:20 PM

Chris.....AWESOME man!!!!.......BAD ASK!!!!!!!

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 12:22 PM

Thanks John.... Feels great to finally get over this chassis hump I have been on for a while now.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 12:40 PM

The chassis looks superb Chris!, get 'er primed!

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 12:42 PM

Chris,

The mockup looks great.
Looking forward to more progress.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 12:42 PM

Chris that chassis shows how much talent you have. That thing looks wicked man

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 12:53 PM

Holy ######! One amazing build, nothing else to say.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 01:20 PM

That looks sick without any paint Chris, You are doing an amazing job.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 01:51 PM

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 03:03 PM

Chris.....buddy..pal..................maaaaaaate, I only got 1 thing to say to you.................
You have my mailing address now. :D



Mate, take a well earned break, straight after you primer it of course. ;)
That is the closest thing to real, I have ever seen. B) FANtabulous work on a rolling piece of ART !

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 05:13 PM

all that hard work to get it right paid off Chris It's Awesome....