1/16 Scale Army Vega Funny Car - Updated 5/24/2015, Body Latch TabsDon Prudhomme Army Vega Funny Car Vega Funny Car
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Paul.... when I come home for Thanksgiving I will have to bring this build with me to show you and your dad the progress.
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Art... thanks buddy. i have been hoping to get some bench time this week so i can get more progress done. hope to have some update pics for you guys soon.
Posted 01 November 2012 - 05:36 PM
And looking at those parts from Mark, he sure does some extra special work too.....very nice indeed.
Posted 08 November 2012 - 06:33 PM
Amazing work, I have to say when I look through the "master" works to get ideas (and motivation) I usually wind up looking at this thread. Looking forward to seeing the chassis w/ some color and this bad boy sitting on some rubber while the engine gets its due diligence.
Posted 08 November 2012 - 07:51 PM
Joe... Thank you for the Kind words. I don't know if I would call myself a master but I am striving to be able to build with the best on this board. Let me tell you there are many and I mean many talented builders here. It means a lot that you would want to use my work as motivation. Feel free to save any or all of the pics for reference. I will tell ya that I am hoping to have the chassis sanded back down and ready for another few coats of primer this weekend and then It will be ready for some paint. It's actually getting exciting thinking that I am so close for paint on the chassis. So stay tuned.
Ok Guys.... I know it has been long over due for an update on this project. The past few weeks has been hit or miss for me being able to get some bench time. I was out of town two weekends ago at the vegas drags then last weekend was out at the boat drags here for one day and got many great pictures. I took a lot and I mean alot...lol Anyway I have felt that I have had a little builders block the past few weeks. I have got the new heads and valve covers all finished with the prepping of drilling holes for the valve cover bolts, got the holes in the heads to mount to the block as well as getting the header bolt holes drilled to hold the headers on. I need to scuff the heads up and will be ready for primer tomorrow. I have a couple small things to do to the valve covers before primer goes on them but in the mean time i have had a really big hurdle with the seat.
when I fabbed the seat a while back I was pretty happy with it but I had one area of it I wasn't completely happy with. The seat fit pretty good in the chassis but in the corners of the hoop on the driver area I had a few gaps and was trying to figure out the best way to fix it. The thought ran thru my head to make a completely new one but didn't want to and after a few ideas I came up with this one yesterday. I started on it yesterday and think I am happy with it. It will also be seeing its first coat of primer on it then I will finish a little bondo work and then it will be ready for paint.
Ok guys so apparently photobucket decided to do some site maintenance right now. I loaded the pics and now I can't get to them to post them. Stay tuned and I will post them in the morning. I need to get to bed since I am tired. talk to you guys tomorrow.
Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:29 AM
Here is the gap I was not happy with on the seat around the Hoop of the chassis:
and the other side:
Here is the updated Seat with the pieces that I made to fill in those spots. As well as notching the seat for the 5th point harness to mount tot he chassis:
Here is the plastic pieces I glued and shaped to fill the gap in. I also opened up the hole for the shoulder belts as well:
Here is is installed into the chassis to check the gap:
the other side:
I will be spraying some primer on the seat as well as a few other parts when I get home. Then I will jump back to doing some work on the Chassis and Engine.
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enjoying the greatest motor sport in the world. Have a great weekend and hope to see more on Monday.
Posted 09 November 2012 - 05:12 AM
Charlie... thank you for the kind comments. man I wish I could be at Pomona this weekend. going to be some great racing as well as I belive they are supposed to have a bunch of the cackle cars out there. I would really love to see all of those in person. I am hoping to have some great progress over the weekend.