1/16 Scale Army Vega Funny Car - Updated 9/13/2014 - More Blower UpdatesDon Prudhomme Army Vega Funny Car
Posted 28 August 2012 - 04:23 AM
Is it time to get my JungleJim Vega on the bench too, this inspires me that much....
Posted 28 August 2012 - 11:59 AM
I've seen better rear ends......but not on a car.
your right.........my apology.......
Posted 29 August 2012 - 12:29 AM
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 08:55 PM
In this first pic was my many attempts at bending this wire in one shot. I first started with the idea of having the tubing bend in a half circle around the back part of the rear end only to find that I was not able to get a great half bend. So I then changed it up in bends with straight sections:
Here is what I ended up with after I was happy and tired of redoing this line:
Here is a view from the back:
Up close Left side:
Up Close right side:
Now the kicker to all of this....After I had this done I didn't pay attention and then when I was starting to take pics I realized that I forgot to put my T-Fitting along with the RB-Motion fittings on before I made my bends on the right hand side. So now I am contemplating on what do do. Either. I re-bend a whole new brake line again or do I cut this brake line and put my fittings where I cut the line. Which would you choose to do?? Thanks guys. Hoping to have more for you Tomorrow.
Posted 11 September 2012 - 12:52 AM
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Posted 12 September 2012 - 05:19 PM
Jim... You know I still need to add caliper bleeders to it. I need to check with Robert at RB motion. He has them in 1/12, 1/24 and 1/8th scale but none 1/16th scale. I was thinking of checking how big the 1/12 and 1/24 are see if i could possibly use them but If I can get Robert to make them in 1/16th I will go that route
Well Fellas.... I am stoked to say that I have redone my brake line and happy I re-bent it rather than cut and spliced the T-fitting in it. Here is a quick pic and hoping to get some more done on it tonight.
Posted 12 September 2012 - 06:00 PM
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Posted 14 September 2012 - 03:38 PM
Danno... Thanks bud!! You know I have a deadline for this build ......
Art.... Thanks buddy!!
Shane.... Thanks ma I appreciate kind words.
Update: Well guys I have been priming some parts since I got home and going to be working more on this all night...... Actually the whole weekend is going to be for this build. I am going to be painting some more parts tomorrow as well as repaint a few things. And working on some new stuff. I will hopefully have some pics up a little later. I need to draw up a few items for some template so I can fab up a few items tonight as well. So stay tuned guys.... I am super stoked about getting to work on it this weekend.
Posted 15 September 2012 - 05:48 AM
Here is the brake handled that I have drawn up on my CAD program and then laid it over plastic and cut away. As you can see I didn't fully cut the handle portion since I was trying to gauge for the height and over all appearance of it. Will change it with the new one.
Another View of the handle where you can see I am using RB Motion Rod ends and tubing for the rod that goes from the handle to the master cylinder:
Posted 15 September 2012 - 06:19 AM
Posted 15 September 2012 - 10:37 AM
Here is the start of scratch building it. Drew it up on Solidworks, Printed it 1:1, cut it out and glued it to my sheet aluminum and then Scribed and used a razor saw to cut it out:
Here it is after I was done cutting and sanding. Set it next to the plastic template I did first:
Then I had to mock it up to see how it looked with adding an extra 1/16th of an inch to the length. Think its a perfect height now: