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Don Prudhomme Army Vega Funny Car

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#1601 Dyno Davo

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 01:53 PM

Shaping up nicely Chris, bring on the April completion. :)



#1602 Prostreet

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 04:02 PM

Awesome Stuff Chris, I love how much attention you give to each part.



#1603 GoatGuy

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 04:11 PM

Flawless work Chris. Looks great.



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Posted 18 December 2012 - 02:02 AM

yea Chris don't forget we have a dead line here! lol keep at it bro, looks great as usual!!



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Posted 18 December 2012 - 09:05 AM

It's good to see you back in the saddle, Chris.  Your pan turned out as nicely as everything else you've completed on this project...  Super job!



#1606 Mooneyzs

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 08:53 AM

Hey Everyone!! I want to thank everyone one of you for your kind words and support on this. i got a little more work done last night. to the floor pan and seat. i added a little more primer to the seat last night. now I just need to sand one more area and the seat will be ready for paint. Then i moved back to the floor pan tin work. I finished the fabrication on it and got some primer on it as well. i just need to add a little bondo to it, sand and then ready for another coat of primer, then paint. I will post a few pics tonight when I get home from work.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 05:27 PM

Hey Guys I apologize that I didn't get pics posted sooner. I just got back into town from visiting family for Christmas and wanted to share a few pics. I will be working on this build over the weekend. Here are a couple of pics of the floor tins in primer. Since these pics I have added a little bit of bondo to them which needs to be sanded and another coat of primer. Then it will be ready for paint. 

 

 

 

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 05:46 PM

Looks Awesome Chris....

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 06:54 AM

Thanks Tyrone!! I can't wait to have this piece done later today.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 07:20 AM

Smooth as a baby's butt, nice.



#1611 Mooneyzs

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 05:26 PM

Joe... thanks buddy!! 

 

Ok so I can finally say that I am done with the floor tin work. Been messing with it for a bit this evening and got the bondo sanded down and primered it. I am still debating if I should sand down one more time for another coat a primer but when I sand it I will see how it is and if it looks good I will leave it and it will be ready for paint. Now I am debating which part of the build I should move back too...lol I want to go back to the engine but I am thinking I need to focus on a few things in the drivers area....etc.... getting the steering gear box mounted as well as making the steering shaft and butterfly wheel, I am going to redo the gas pedal once again. Anyway let me show you some more pics of the floor tin....

 

 

Here is some bondo I added on the inside of the tin:

 

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Here is some bondo I added on the outside of the tin:

 

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Here are three views of it after I sanded the bondo down:

 

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And with primer back on it:

 

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 08:45 PM

Looks good!

 

 

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 02:51 PM

Very nice work Chris, so glad you are working on the build again,



#1614 Mooneyzs

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 03:55 PM

Thanks Danno ;)


Mike.... Thanks buddy. I am starting the steering gear box mount now. Hoping to have some pics up later if not tonight I will tomorrow.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:17 PM

Looking good, Chris! All that attention to detail will really pay off. Hope to see this in April in AZ!

 

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:32 PM

Nice progress Chris. Keep it going and maybe, just maybe, you'll have the chassis along with the engine done for DSC.



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Posted 31 December 2012 - 03:33 AM

that is sweet Chris! keep at it bro!!



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Posted 31 December 2012 - 06:58 AM

Art.... Thanks buddy. I will be working my butt off on this one to finish it for the Desert Scale Classic. I can't wait to get it done.

 

Brad... Thanks Bud....  I am thinking I will have more than just the chassis and engine done for the DSC  ;)

 

Bill... Thanks man. it feels great to be back on this and making progress

 

 

 

Ok Fellas I made a little more progress on this last night. I started on the steering gearbox mounting bracket and luckily enough I made it one shot and didn't have to redo it  :lol: . Now there is some clean up with the gearbox that will be done along with ditching the plastic steering shaft and kit butterfly wheel. I will be using aluminum tubing for the steering shaft and making my own butterfly steering wheel. Here are pics of my progress.....

 

 

I first started with a pic off the internet which I reduced on my printer and glued it to a piece of plastic to use as a template:

 

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Here it is after I got the basic shape cut out:

 

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Next I cut a lightening hole in the bracket:

 

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Here it is once I glued it in place:

 

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Top View:

 

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View from the other side:

 

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Another view:

 

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:44 AM

looks great keep the updates coming

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 02:01 PM

As I've said before....lets get ready to fire this baby up!