Bill... Thanks buddy. I am planning on working on this build for most of the day and hoping to make some good progress today. Was going to primer some stuff but It started raining last night. So we will see if I get a break on the rain and be able to primer on my patio...lol
Rob... Thanks for the kind words. I sure know what you mean on how you can get burnt on a build. I am feeling a little that way at the moment with this but I am having tons of fun with it. It's one of the reasons I started a curbside build which i will tinker a little here and there on so I can finish something since its been 2 years since I have completed a model and how long I have been working on this funny car. I have learned a lot though through out the process of this bigger build that when I do my next one. It will go much faster.
Jeff.... Thanks for the encouraging words. It means a lot. You are right that I have a vision with this build and its getting there, its been a little slower than I have wished for but with the out come that I want I feel its best not to rush it. But I am getting really close to finally be able to get the chassis painted and basically have a rolling chassis. Once I get my gas pedal stuff ( throttle cable...etc done) all really that is left for the cockpit area is to work on the searing gear box, make a fuel shut off lever (which I will probably draw up today and make out of printing plate). Then I need to get the mounting hole drilled into the chassis. Then it is clean up work on the chassis (sanding the primer and fixing a few blemishes and a little bondo work) then I should be good to go for a last coat of primer and then ready for paint. Also my front Axle is pretty much done I just need to primer it again and then its ready for Alclad chrome. Although I am going to do a spoon test with the alclad Chrome because i want to see how it looks with and with out their specific clear over it. I have been wondering if it would knock the shiny down on it or not because I really want to have clear over it to protect it from touching it, so it doesn't loose its finish.
I will also see what I can do about a mock up shot for ya.
Ok Fellas.... little sneak peak of what I though of last night and started and messed a little more on the Morse cable ( the throttle cable). I think I have really found a great way to make these look realistic. anyway gonna show you a quick pic and when I get a little more of it done I can break down some pics to show you all how to make it and what exactly I used on it.
Here is the Morse cable, now its not completely finished I need to get the length correct and make the connecting fitting. I have only worked on the side that will connect to the gas pedal but the opposite side that hooks up to the linkage on the injector hat should pretty much be the same:
Edited by Mooneyzs, 26 January 2013 - 06:42 AM.