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69 Daytona Pro Mod 1/16th scale updated 4/3/12 ..It's a wrap!

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#1001 Romell R

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 07:03 PM

In another post I was ripping on modelers that get it blatantly wrong. Not you Dude....

THIS is how to build an ACCURATE, well detailed replica. THANK YOU for blow-by-blow updates as this type of posting is priceless. Saying this is an awesome build is becoming redundant.


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Thanks John Ive been working on the body and getting all the small details like wiring and stuff like that done I'll post a bunch of pics of the work Ive completed tomarrow. And because I have to paint in my garage Im waiting on weather to permit. Thanks for following along and for not ripping me a new one LOL! :lol:

#1002 Romell R

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 07:42 AM

Heres a few final detail pics for ya , still waitin for a break in the weather. Doesnt get cold in So. Cal untill im ready to paint in my garage....Go figure :huh:

Power and data lines hooked up to the Racepack , shifter lines hooked up, and the steering wheel teather. Was also able to get carbon fiber on some of the rails and header supports made. I did a few other things to but cant remember what, maybe you can spot em. :) I also had to redo the carbon fiber on the injector hat and today i'll be touching up all the little nicks in paint on the chassis. Because over the course of a year its gotten some wear on it. But for the most part its all in good shape.

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Oh yeah I started on the display base too.....
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Just tryin to keep myself busy untill I can get some paint on the body. B)

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 08:13 AM

The car looks great Rom! don't know which pic I like best. Is it still raining in Southern California?, it started raining here yesterday afternoon & is going to continue today, it's only supposed to get to 49 or so out today, so like you no painting today, it is going (hope)to be back in the 70's by Wed. & the 80's by Thurs. do some painting then. Got some pics taken of the engines & a couple of shots of the Comet body & the Nova's front clip where I did some more work, I'll post them as soon as my niece ( who hides all the camera stuff so I can't do it) loads up the pics on my Facebook Albums, then I'll put them on my Photobucket then here. Wish I could make it to the Desert Classic this year & see you all but thats not in the books this year, hopefully next year.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 08:56 AM

Send some of that rain over to Florida, please.

The build is looking great and can't wait for paint.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 10:00 AM

Send some of that rain over to Florida, please.

The build is looking great and can't wait for paint.

crazyjim, a little saying I had back when I lived in Fl. & was working at a truss plant when someone asked me to do something I couldn't, "I would if I could,but I can't,so I won't" LOL!, don't worry,summers coming & I'm sure you will get some of the wet stuff soon.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 11:48 AM

We've less than half the rain we should have by now. The lawn is crunchy and we're not supposed to water except once a week. Same thing for washing a car. Pressure washing anything is a no no, too.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 12:53 PM

Rom, the detail looks great. That far off shot of the entire chassis, engine and suspension is awesome.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 01:35 PM

awe dude that thing is an animal ! just throw a log on the fire and get to painting bro!

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 05:17 PM

Rom.... Great pics buddy. Loving your display you have started for this and can't wait to see what else you have in store for it. The last pic is awesome with the angle its taken at.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 05:25 PM

Romell......looking good.......can`t wait to see it next month.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 05:41 PM

The chassis and engine work is brilliant......Good stuff!

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 08:18 PM

Hey fellas thanks for your sincere compliments ......

This update isnt really Part of the car but it is part of my display. I made a couple Projack jackstands at first I just wanted to make them from plastic but this model is heavy so I made them from brass. Also I was gonna make them static but I ended up making them so that they actually fold down so here are the pics for ya.....I also did this in tutorial style and you can do this in brass or plastic. Oh and before I forget Im not giving measurements because they would be differant for other scales , and you might want to get some rod ends from RB Motion Have fun!

I wanted to make them both at the same time so I made double of everything..... so start with two hoops like this solder them to the same size tube this is so you will have most of your hinge already made when you start cutting
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Next you want to cut 4 pieces of tube the smae size diameter as what you used for your hoops. Now solder (or glue if using plastic) these to your main tube like this...
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At this point you can cut the two pieces apart, Now solder a piece of tube on top of the two pieces that you just added, make sure its big enough for a piece the size of your main hoop tube to fit snuggly into. The black lines are where you will cut these apart later.
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now get a square pieces of tube and notch it on one end like I have. This is so it will fit over the center of your main hoop.
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The piece of square tube should be almost to the half way point on your hoop, but not quite touching the top of the last bar you soldered on. Oh by the way you can now cut on the black lines which will give you two seperate parts. Use a pieces of tube just small enough to fit inside so the two parts are now hinged together.
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Now cut the ceter of the bar out , then cut the small piece thats left over in half, this makes the notches that hold the resting bar inplace, which we will get to in the next part of this update. Also make a support bar from a smaller diameter tube and solder it to the hoop and the square tube as pictured.
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part 2 comming right up..... :)

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 08:39 PM

Ok now if you look close you can see that i cut a hole down the side of the square tube (i did this by drilling holes down the length of the tube then reaming them out) you will do this only if you want your jackstands to fold if not just drill a hole close to the end near the support bar.
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I didnt take pics of the process but you need to make a resting bar youll do this by soldering two tubes that will stretch from the resting bar post to just inside the support bar on the square tube.....This will be your lifting bar.
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Now you have to make a support bar that stretches between the two resting mounts, the bars are also hinged the same way we hinged the rest of the bars earlier. These bars have to be long enough to reach the lifting bars at about the half way point. And at that point you'll want to drill holes in the lifting bars.

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Now use the rod ends that you got from RB Motion in the lifting bar ends and the two hinged bars you just made to secure it all together. and it should fold like this, if it doesnt fold good just make the hole in the square tube longer untill it does.
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Heres how it should look once its all completed all you have to do now is add Alclad Chrome and some air hoses. I hope this wasnt to hard to follow along with. Oh yeah I'll show you how to make them stay locked in place tomarrow. Cya on the next update. B)
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Posted 19 March 2012 - 10:11 PM

Those stands are right on.....Excellent work Rom...I really like this build!

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 01:20 AM

look at you go Rom! that is some awesome work right there!

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 02:14 AM

Rom, my man this build has got " all the trimmings"..(lol).. those projacks turned out great and now you've got my mind churning... I just got a 3 axle 5th wheel of ebay, and a dually that I need to finish, but I've been wanting to make it a crew cab, so that's been on hold... I'm gonna save this tutorial and use it for a display for a car in the pits,... I plan on using the awning that comes with the trailer and have car on projacks all apart... now when all this gets done is another story...lol... thanks again Rom for the tutorial...

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 04:02 AM

Rom, very cool idea and folding at that! nice work :)

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 04:50 AM

Ah, now you've done it...those look awesome as does everything on this build.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 05:25 AM

Nice brass work Romell,kind of a question comment i hope you are wearing a mask with a charcoal filter in it solder fumes are very bad.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 06:58 AM

Nice looking jacks Rom!, don't know for sure but might make a set or 2 for myself using your tutorial. Great set-up!