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Don Prudhomme Army Vega Funny Car

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#1641 F/C NUT

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:47 AM

Great looking gas pedal. What are you doing for the throttle hook up?  



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Posted 07 January 2013 - 11:13 AM

Joe...thanks bro. i want to hurry up and get this chassis prepped for paint. i cant wait to see black on it lol

Brad...thankd buddy. hey do you know when tbe next model swap meet is at the postal hall?

Mike...thank you!

Scott...thanks man. the new pedal makes that one I did out of styrene look sad lol. I can't tell you how much happier I am with this new one.

Steve...I will be using a small cable for the throttle linkage that i have from Machined Aluminum Specialties but was tring to source the cable in a different color and i was planning on using RB Motion hardware for the cable ends I still need to add a mounting tab for the linkag.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:43 PM

Chris ~ I don't know when the next one is. I'll let you know once I find out.



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Posted 07 January 2013 - 03:17 PM

Chris ~ I don't know when the next one is. I'll let you know once I find out.

 

 

March 23.

 

 

 

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:43 PM

Danno....thanks for the info

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:52 PM

My pleasure.

 

 

B)



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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:03 AM

Freakin beautiful Chris! Don't Get any better bro!

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 03:21 AM

Pedal to the metal Chris, coming along nicely, superb detailing



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Posted 08 January 2013 - 06:39 AM

Chris, Thanks for the info. Can't wait for the end result.



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Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:09 PM

Bill.... thank you man. You set the bar high with your FED. I just wish i had my own lathe and mill lol  ;) ... one day haha

 

Dave... Thanks buddy!!

 

Steve... You are welcome. I will have to get a pic of the cable for you just to show what my initial thought was but still trying to figure out what I really want to do for it.



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Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:17 PM

Well guys I sat down and did a little bit of work tonight. Not much but did get a little progress one. I worked on some interior tins that mount below the seat. I am happy with them but I may redo one of them because the piece of printing plate I used had a little bow in it. Anyway here are a few pics....

 

 

I had first made a template from a 3x5 card to get the shape I wanted and then I transferred it to the aluminum printing plate and cut the parts out:

 

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Here I am just showing that I made it out of 2 pieces:

 

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Upclose view of the panel:

 

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Here it is test fitted into the chassis. I still need to determine where the drive shaft will be going thru the panel and cut the hole in for it:

 

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:36 AM

Meticulous and time consuming work, Chris, but the quality of everything you're doing is out-of-this-world...


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Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:45 AM

Looking good Chris, double check your list before paint, I know i forgot 2 things. Didn't notice till after. :(



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Posted 11 January 2013 - 03:49 PM

Scott... thanks buddy for the kind words on my quality. You are right that it is consuming work but it will be worth it in the end with what I am shooting for. This will be my best build to date. I can't wait to finish it and start on the next few projects that have been in the back of my mind for a while...lol.

 

Joe... thanks man. Oh yeah I am trying to think if there is anything else I need to do to the chassis before paint.  I know I have a couple of spots I need  to Lay some bondo and still thinking of a few other things.

 

Well Its that time to get to the workbench and make some more progress. My plan is to build as much as I can this weekend as well as try to squeeze a few house chores in if I can  :lol: ...lol Hope to have some updates and pics for you guys later.



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Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:42 PM

Great work Chris glad to see you working on this more



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Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:47 PM

As I've said before Chris....Isn't it about time to fire this baby up? Looking good and keep at it!



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Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:52 PM

Mike.... Thanks bud. Really feels great getting more accomplished on this.

 

Darryl... Thanks buddy. It sure is time to fire it up. You wanna flip the switch on the starter or would you prefer to sit in the seat  ;) .

 

 

Hola Fellas..... Well last night I tinkered a little bit but didn't get very far because I was digging thru parts and aftermarket Items looking for a few things and then I kept bouncing back and forth on what part of this build I wanted to work on But I realized on the two panels I recently made that I was going to need to put a hole in them for the drive shaft to go thru. So last night I was hand sketching out how I was going to make the couplers and drive shaft. So today when I got the time I sat down and worked on these for a good few hours tonight. So far I am happy with how they turned out. I made everything out of brass tube, brass rod and aluminum tube. Let me show you the pics

 

 

Here are all of the pieces cut to make two couplers, I originally was going to make them all out of brass and solder it all. Well I realized that I was out of 3/32" tubing so I had to settle for 3/32" aluminum tubing and super glue some of the pieces:

 

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I did solder these two pieces together, these two will be the "cup" portion of the coupler that the drive shaft sits in:

 

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Here are the couples after they have been assembled and they just need to be prepped for primier:

 

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this is the inside or "cup" portion as I called them earlier:

 

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Here is the Drive Shaft with I just cut out of 1/8" brass rod and cut to length:

 

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I had to take the parts and mock them up to see how it looked in the chassis and I am very happy with the results:

 

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Here is a side view of the mock up:

 

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Next up is to get the hole cut in the plates that mount below the seat for the drive shaft to go thru. Then during this process of mocking up the drive shaft and couplers I have realized that I think I have the gas pedal sitting to far back (close to the seat) and I need to move it forward and figure out how I am going to remount it. Better to have found this out now before I paint the chassis. After I relocate the gas pedal, I can get the rest of the chassis sanded and re-primered that way I can get some paint on it and have a rolling chassis done  B)  and thanks for looking.



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Posted 12 January 2013 - 08:04 PM

Nice work Chris, looks great.



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Posted 12 January 2013 - 08:37 PM

Outstanding stuff Chris. Everything on this build is incredible. You are going above and beyond on everything you touch. Nicely done.

 

I can hardly wait to see more.


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Posted 12 January 2013 - 08:59 PM

You nailed the drive shaft.    Glade to see it getting close to paint.