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Don Prudhomme Army Vega Funny Car

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#1781 Mooneyzs

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 10:00 AM

Bill... thanks man... i am trying ti keeo making progress every day.

Mike.... thank you bud. I cant wait to have the back panel glued in and supports done. Its going a little slower than i was hoping. I thought I could of gotten it done yesterday

Dave... thanks man

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 11:13 AM

Nice work on the supports Chris.



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 11:17 AM

Take your time Chris and do it right, just the way you have been working it is coming out fantastic.



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 12:25 PM

Joe... thank you. They are still a work in progress and i am happy with them so far.

Mike... I agree with you on taking my time. I have a vision with them and need to keep going that direction....lol

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 04:13 PM

Looking great, Chris!



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 11:10 PM

gettin' closer all the time, chris. fantastic stuff!



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 06:00 AM

Danno... thank you bud.

Dave... thanks bud.... yeah I have to admit that I am getting excited with getting to some of the body details done. I think I needed a change up from the chassis or more so a break from it lol. Hope to have the rear done and start on the front pieces this week.

I really want to work on it tonight bit have some house chores I need to do when I get home. hopefully I will get a little bench time tonight.

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 03:04 PM

I didn't realize the body supports would pivot like that. I had to look close on my Sentry Olds FC pics to see them on there, too. But at 1/24 I'm not going to attempt it. Keep up the great work.



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Posted 25 March 2013 - 07:59 AM

Arron.... Thanks bud. I have been thinking about how I was gonna do this for a little while and what I have come up with I think will work pretty good. I didn't get it all done tonight but on my way there.

 

Alyn... Thank you for the kind words and glad you are enjoying the build up of this.

 

Greg.... How's my favorite Aussie Mate doing?? Its great to see you back here. Thank you for the kind words. I still have a ways to go but I am making some good progress that I have been happy about.

 

 

Ok Fellas.... Little more work done today. I was really hoping to have finished the body support for the rear but I didn't quite get there. I wanted to share a couple of pics to show a little of what was done.

 

 

Here is the Body Mount Pads and the start of some of the support Tube/Rod, I still have to shape one of them as well as make two more of these for the main rod that you see in the pic bellow:

 

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How excellent is that !

 

Great detail, Chris. You know no bounds



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Posted 25 March 2013 - 12:59 PM

Dave... i think it would be a pain to do in 1/24th but it could be done. Its a little easier in 1/16th ;). Little more room to work with lol. The body just pivots on the brackets on the chassis with the tubing.

Alyn...thank you. I am hoping to possibly work some more on these tonight and this week. I will have to take some better pics of the rod since i soldered a piece of tube on the end for the bolt to go thru. I am currently tryng to figure out how i will be able to solder the rods at the correct angle i need them to be in the installed position.. but i have an idea i hope works

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 08:28 AM

Hey Fellas.... I know this update has been way over due. I haven't been able to get to the bench much in that past few weeks. And I sure have missed working on this project and I actually was able to get a little time yesterday to work on this. I have got a little more work done on the rear body bracing. I was able to get a few of the pieces soldered together as well as getting the mounting point glued in. I now need to work on getting the rear body panel glued in so that I can finish the other two mounts that will go to the back body panel. I am hoping to get it done today or tomorrow. Anyway here are a few pics, they aren't the best pics but just a couple to show the progress. I still need to sand and file the solder joints down. Thanks for looking

 

Here is what I have done on it so far. Got the two support mounts soldered to the main brace. I still need to make the two that mount to the back body panel and then I need to make the mounting pads for the sides:

 

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Here is an up close shot of one of the braces. Solder joint is a little bulky but will get sanded and filed down:

 

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Here is a close up of the body mount pad glued in place. yesterday when I was working on this I said what the heck and just glued it in lol. Now I need to do that to the back panel...lol

 

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 10:35 AM

Looks great Chris I like this idea, will have to use it myself LOL



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Posted 30 March 2013 - 03:07 PM

Mile... Thanks buddy... Feel free to use any ideas from this build :)

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 03:58 PM

Chris.......look`s great........one of a kind that`s for sure.



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Posted 30 March 2013 - 05:44 PM

Nice work Chris.



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Posted 31 March 2013 - 03:09 AM

Nicely Done Chris. I'm really enjoying following this epic build.



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Posted 31 March 2013 - 03:41 AM

Looking good Chris!

 

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 09:10 AM

Hey guys.... thanks for all of the encouraging words. I got the rear body panel glued in yesterday and wanted to make sure it was good and dry before proceeding. So i had set it aside after i was done gluing.Tonight I will be able to finish up the rear body bracing when I get home from work. I cant wait to get this part of the body done. I do have to admit that I really happy with how it is turning out so far.

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 09:21 AM

Glad to hear you're making mucho progresso ...

 

Don't want to add any heat, but ... it's only 19 days away ... ;)



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Posted 01 April 2013 - 12:26 PM

Danno.... Thanks Buddy ;)....that deadline is getting close and i am gonna disappoint everyone because I wont have this build completed by then. I figured best not to rush it. But I will be bringing what I get done by then. :)