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1/16 70.5 ADRL Extreme Pro Mod Camaro Update: 6/4 addition of wheelie bar

Pedal Assembly and Hand Brake

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#21 brett

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 01:45 PM

Posted Image awesome fab work Bart

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 01:46 PM

Bart, those brackets look great, How thick is the aluminum you used and where did you pick it up at?

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 02:21 PM

Real nice job Bart what did you use t oshape the four link brackets?

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 02:35 PM

badgass, brett... thanks for the complements! I is much appreciated, I was beginning to wonder how I was going to pull it off because it started out to be a pain in the you know what!


Bart, those brackets look great, How thick is the aluminum you used and where did you pick it up at?

Joe


Joe, I am using K&S sheet aluminum that is .032" thick which works out to be roughly a little over 1/2" thick. In 1:1 they are 1/4" thick but the .015" stuff is really flimsy so I bumped up the thickness. I have a local Hobby shop in in Kansas City called "Hobby Haven" and I think Hobby Lobby may have some back in the hobby section where the Pine Wood Derby and Rocket section is located.

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 02:40 PM

Real nice job Bart what did you use t oshape the four link brackets?

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Thanks john for looking at my pain staking task that has caused me to have numb finger tips.. :D

To shape them was Dremel (cut off discs, sanding drums (course and fine grit), Jeweler's files, and sand paper) and A LOT of PATIENCE.... more than I wanted to put into it. LOL I think I spent over 10-12hrs on them in just cutting and shaping and checking hole alignment.

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 05:15 PM



Thanks john for looking at my pain staking task that has caused me to have numb finger tips.. :D

To shape them was Dremel (cut off discs, sanding drums (course and fine grit), Jeweler's files, and sand paper) and A LOT of PATIENCE.... more than I wanted to put into it. LOL I think I spent over 10-12hrs on them in just cutting and shaping and checking hole alignment.


Hey Bart!! Great work on the progress you are making. You did some great work on the 4 Link mounts. They are beautiful and turned out great. I can totally relate with you on all of the hours it took to make. You definitely have to have patience when you do stuff like this. The hard work paid off on this. I did the same thing when it came to building my headers for my funny car. and your right your finger tips get the best of it. Keep up the great work.

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 01:33 PM

Question, Do you Drag Car builders copy those mounting Bracket plates from a pattern. or are they from Memory or just thought up?

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 02:06 PM

My80malibu.... a little of both. I use a lot of reference photos and scan in 1/24scale stuff and resize print out and use as a templates. Just depends on what is needed.

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 11:07 AM

Thought I would post up some progress pics on the drivers door. Getting ready to mount it, just have to buy some some Steel rod since it is much more durable and wont bend easily when mounting and taking off the doors. I still have to build out the top of the door and add the functional latch lever and my functioning door mechanism to lock and unlock the door.... I have it all thought out, just need to make it happen.
Here are some pics based off of a pro mod door that I have been modeling after. The final pic is so you can see just how the door mates up with the Firewall and closes everything off really nicely.

one of the things about using Resin... is the darn thickness I hate that, so I thinned the door edges down to be more realistic. (left is original thickness... one on the right is thinned down)
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Pic of the inner door panel with the weight savings, and I will painting back behind a black and putting a fiber inside the door panel.
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With the door panel on.
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Posted 21 September 2011 - 12:01 PM

One Mean Machine, asome work

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 12:15 PM

I like how you done that

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 12:51 PM

SUPER NICE WORK!!! BART I like how you thinned out the inner door skins, I do that to mine also, don't stop the awesome updates, I'm learning, and enjoying this bad boy come together... ;)

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 01:46 PM

That's beautiful work, Bart...

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 03:12 PM

Doors look great bart, That's alot of sanding to thin the doors out. Definitely makes them look better.

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 03:16 PM

Doors look great bart, That's alot of sanding to thin the doors out. Definitely makes them look better.



Thanks everyone for the complements...

Joe... the great thing about using a dremel with a sanding drum, is it makes sanding painless with resin. You just have to be extremely cautious, because one slip and you will work right through the material and it will look like swiss cheese!. :D

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 09:29 PM

Holy schmolly.......FANtastic work Bart. B) B)

The 4-link looks absolutely spot on, and well worth all those hours spent grinding, sanding, shaping. Beautiful. :)
Great work on the door too...this is something I'll be referring to when the time comes to start mine, thank you. ;)

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 03:23 AM

Great project going! That frame looks really good, and I like how you did the doors. Engine looks really nice also, this topic is really interesting. Can't wait to see more. Now it looks like we got lots of Pro Modified projects going on, well, PM is a great group. :P

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 04:20 AM

Bart Awesome work on the doors. looking forward to seeing your work on the hindges. I am going to be taking some notes. Love the work you are doing, its turning out fantastic. I have a 1/16 scale Pro Mod build I am somewhat starting to plan for but won't quite get to it until I finish a couple of builds I have going and what I have planned after my 1/16th funny car. I will be using your work as reference.

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 02:10 PM

Here is an update on the Drivers door, hung and in its resting place.

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Now on to the mechanics in the door and then get the latch mounted to the chassis.

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 02:23 PM

Looking real good man