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Don Prudhomme Army Vega Funny Car

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#1861 gtx6970

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 02:01 AM

Oh my,

 

I don't know what else to say that hasn't been said . Other than make sure to have the camcorder out when u fire it the 1st time. :lol:



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Posted 15 April 2013 - 08:48 AM

Bill... thanks man. I think I was able to get the stance I was looking for.

Bill...thank you sir! Man wouldnt that be cool to see an engine in 1/16th scale fire up lol

Well guys I had a lite set back with the frint bidy supports last night. While working th I sorta screwed up while using my solder iron and should of just super glued a support. Got it fixed and will hopefully be able to get more work on the rest of the supports tonight.

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 09:35 AM

Flipping back and forth on those 2 photos. You nailed this one right on the mark!

You still got a ways to go but your attention to detail has just proved itself.

 

Can you see the finish line?



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Posted 15 April 2013 - 11:50 AM

Steve... thanks for the kind words. You are right that I still have a ways to go but the light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter and I can barely see the finish line. I do have a bunch of parts ready for paint and i have been waiting on getting the chassis sanded down one more time to paint all these parts at once. I am trying to finish up this front body structure fab work before gettin the chassis painted. Then I can move back to the engine and hopefully be on the home stretch.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 02:43 PM

So how about packing it up and bringing it to NJ saturday to the NNL? I know a guy who knows a guy with a biplane in fair shape that is willing to fly you up here. You might want to wear that blue helmet and goggles.



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 09:38 AM

Stance looks spot-on, Chris! You almost have the "kit" done, now build it!  :D



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 01:20 PM

Just played catch up.........

 

 

As always bro......Fantastic...

 

 

Still taking bets on the page count!!

 

 

 

LOL

 

 

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 01:56 AM

WOW!!!

 

Looks like I have to go and catch my jaw, it just dropped on the Floor. B)  Excellent job, Chris. Every time I look at this thread, I'm completely blown away by these updates. You make it look so easy, are you sure it's not 1:1 scale instead of 1:16? :lol:
 

 

 

Still taking bets on the page count!!

 

:lol: :lol:



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 04:30 AM

Just went through this whole thread. AMAZING work man. I am definitely keeping my eye on this build! I'm learning alot about modeling AND the real funny cars!

 

Keep up the good work!!!

 

Ron



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 05:49 AM

Dave...i would love to come check out that NNL although our Desert Scale Classic is saturday too. But I could dust off my helmet that I have lol.

Art... thanks bud on the stance. I am very happy with it. You are right i pretty much have all of the fab work done and now I just need to paint and put it together lol. I thing i will be able to get the chassis painted in 2 weeks.

Bob... thanks for the kind words... i did crack up on the page count when it will be finished. I am really hoping to have this build done sooner than later. Once I get the rest of the body supports ffinished and chassis painted, I think I will be able to then make even better progress with it as a rolling chassis.

Niko... thanks man. It would oribably be easoer of it was 1:1 lol although it seems some of the parts I keep redoing to make it correct lol. I need to stop doing that so I can finish it haha

Ron...thank you for your kind words. I know there are alot of pages to go thru on this build.

Well I did sit at the bench last night for little over and hour and started working on more of the front end supports figuring ot how I wanted to go about with it and I came ip with a plan that would work. I started fabbing parts and I hope to have that portion done tonight after I get home from work. I will post pics when I get it done. So stay tuned.....

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 03:55 AM

Good Morning Fellas.... Got a little more work done on the front bracing last night. I still have two more pieces that will be added tonight when I get home from work. anyway here is what I have done

 

 

I first started out by getting the body mount pads glued to the front clip and worked on getting the length of the brass rod to connect to the other part of the structure first:

 

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Another View:

 

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Here is the support pieces running up to the front of the body:

 

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Another view of the finished supports running to the front. The next pieces that will go in are another straight piece that will just make the piece that runs to the front a little more rigid:

 

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Here is a view with the body down so you could see the saddle sitting on the chassis:

 

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 04:06 AM

Chris......that is so cool man........I love that last photo :wub: .........can`t wait to see it tomorrow........hope I don`t accidentally pack it away with me after the show tomorrow. :P



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Posted 19 April 2013 - 05:23 AM

John... thanks bud. I can't tell you how happy I am to almost have this front body supports done. I have a little more I will be adding to it tonight. I thought that last pic was pretty cool too and wanted everyone to be able to see how it sits on the chassis.

I am really looking forward to seeing you and hanging out tomorrow. Its gonna be a fun day and don't look at me if your Daytona Pro Mod is missing :P I promise I will take good care of it ;). I love that build but I can't wait to see what all you bring and hope you bring both snake and mongoose builds you are doing. I will be bringing my FED that s still in the works. I was going to try and get it done for this show but I got wrapped up with trying to get the body structure done on the F/C.

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 05:38 AM

There are no longer words I can think of to describe this build, Chris.  I have what is hopefully good news that I should have some PE pieces for your shortly.  I'm supposed to be getting an .016 order in hopefully today, and an .010 order in in the next couple weeks.



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Posted 19 April 2013 - 05:45 AM

Scott... thank you so much for the kind words brother. I can't wait to see what parts you are coming out with next. What ever it is I will order a couple sets of each. Or i should say put a couple aside for me lol.

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 06:50 AM

There will be at least hand brake levers in the .016 order.  There will be butterfly steering wheels and some lever sets in the .010 order.  Can't remember what else there might be that fits this specific build.



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Posted 19 April 2013 - 07:01 AM

Scott... that sounds awesome on those parts. Hey can you tell me again the CAD program you use i want to see if I can get that seat belt file to you in a format you can use and bring into your system. I will look it up on what formats it can import.

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 08:24 AM

Hey Chris,

The software I use is TurboCad.  I've already drawn up seatbelt hardware in 1/16th.  Some of those should be in the .010 order.  I forgot about belt hardware when I mentioned the PE stuff earlier.  I drew up both lever latch style as well as the more current design (can't think what it's called).  Hopefully they'll all work well as-is.



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Posted 19 April 2013 - 10:23 AM

Scott.. thank you on letting mecknow what you use i will look it up. That is sweet that you got the lever latch style and the what I will call cam loc style. I will want both of those too lol

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 10:45 AM

Yeah - that's it, camlock.  Thanks!  My wife told me I got a package today, which should be my .016 order.  Fingers crossed...