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#21 gasser59

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 10:44 PM

A small bit of progress tonight. My Scale Hardware nuts and bolts came in and I think my eyesight has gotten worse overnight. These things are tiny!! I must have lost 10 or so of the washers by squeezing too hard with the tweezers. Boink. They were gone.

Was finally able to get the shocks mounted to the axle with the new hardware and I don't ever hope to do that again. I really got to get to figuring out how the nosepiece is going to mount so then I can get the frame painted.

Here's a stance shot with the MAS wire wheels. Wish they were a bit taller but they'll work out fine.

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 01:27 PM

A small bit of progress tonight. My Scale Hardware nuts and bolts came in and I think my eyesight has gotten worse overnight. These things are tiny!! I must have lost 10 or so of the washers by squeezing too hard with the tweezers. Boink. They were gone.

Was finally able to get the shocks mounted to the axle with the new hardware and I don't ever hope to do that again. I really got to get to figuring out how the nosepiece is going to mount so then I can get the frame painted.

Here's a stance shot with the MAS wire wheels. Wish they were a bit taller but they'll work out fine.

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Brad... Looking good man. Really loving this build. Love the front wire wheels. I have the same set of rims except in 1/16th scale for my Front Engine Dragster that I have on the work bench along with the funny car build. Keep up the great work. and as far as those bolts from Scale hardware goes.....I feel the pain of grabbing them with tweezers and have them go flying... not fun at all. I have picked up an OptiVisor and it totally helps for small items like that. It was worth the 40 bucks I spent on it too. I would highly recommend one of them.

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 02:04 PM

Wow Greg. I like where yours is headed. I'm having enough trouble figuring out a color for mine let alone yours. That's an interesting approach with the headers.

We going to see you at the next MM meeting?


That altered project of yours is lookin' really great

#24 gasser59

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 07:21 PM

Thanks for the comments guys. They're really appreciated. A bit of bench time last couple of days but not much progress to show. Got the anodized fittings painted, linkage set up, and am working on the hinge for the nose piece. Pictures to follow soon once the hinge is done.

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 04:10 AM

Brad... Looking forward to those pics man!! :unsure:

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 12:23 PM

Here's those pix Chris. First is a close-up of the linkage at the rear of the injectors.

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Next few are the front hinge for the nose piece.

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Just after these pics were taken, the frame and body went to the spray booth for primer. Thanks for following along.

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 01:42 PM

Brad: Two words: Wow and Wow!



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Posted 15 July 2011 - 02:14 PM

WOW!!! I Love it :rolleyes:

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 03:22 PM

Thanks Danno and Romell. I am really enjoying this build and wish I had more time to put into it. I suppose I could do less details and then I'd be......on second thought, nope!! Its the details and fabricating that I love doing so it'll continue to be slow going.

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 10:46 AM

Thanks Danno and Romell. I am really enjoying this build and wish I had more time to put into it. I suppose I could do less details and then I'd be......on second thought, nope!! Its the details and fabricating that I love doing so it'll continue to be slow going.


Thats OK Brad I'll watch for as long as it takes you. Slow and easy my friend let age like a fine wine. :rolleyes:

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 03:24 PM

i would like to give paint oppion pearl white with late 60's candy fog paneling. would be way cool..

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 03:33 PM

Awesome build so far Brad! :lol:

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 07:01 PM

Thanks for the comments fellas. I've been working around some different color schemes and have settled on HOK Tangelo Pearl with black sections. Now that the color is in place, been working on a name and graphic. Been toying with this for the last few hours. It sure looked better in my head than it ended up looking like. What do y'all think?

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 03:52 AM

Brad this build is sure looking good. The linkage detail Looks great on the motor and I really like the idea of the Tangelo paint color. I think Copperhead is an awesome name for the car. Keep up the great work.

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 12:49 PM

Brad brought the car to the club meeting Saturday night and displayed it on the project table; he won the balloting for Best Project!

It looks even better in person than it does in pix, although I must admit I like the option of looking at huge close up images!! Mine eyes aren't as young as they once were.



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Posted 18 July 2011 - 03:36 PM

Wow! Incredible work. I stand in awe!
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Posted 18 July 2011 - 05:07 PM

Thanks for the kind words fellas. The frame got a shot of metallic black before heading off to work so I'll have some more picture updates tomorrow.

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 09:38 AM

Frame's painted and dry and I've added the rear disk brakes. Painted the calipers Tamiya Clear Red and over the chrome, they look great. Now am finishing up the driveshaft. Am contemplating working U joints but they won't be visible with the belly pan I plan on putting on so I may not make them functioning.

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 12:33 PM

liking this one

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 02:38 PM

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