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1/16th 57 Chevy Turbo ProMod (03-14-13) Finished Bull-Horns with V-band clamps


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 01:16 AM

glad your back from the dead Joe!, fabulous work man!!

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:06 AM

Thx. guys, it was alot of work. I can't believe this build has been going on a little over a year now , Geess i work slow lol.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:11 AM

Though the work you've been doing recently has been tedious, it looks fantastic, so it's worth the time... Keep up the great work!

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 12:42 PM

Beautiful work .

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 02:05 PM

This thing is SICK! You guys take modeling to a whole nother level! Awesome Build!

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 12:41 AM

Thx. Guys, not going to be able to turn down a clutch bell and trans like I wanted to. My chuck on my lathe doesn't hold the part tight enough so I need to get a new one, will have to go with the resin one for this build.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 04:58 PM

I was a little bored tonight and dissappointed with the way the resin clutch can and trans looks, So i started fiddiling with my lathe and was able to get the stock good and secure and turn down the clutch can. I think it turned out pretty good, i still have to drill the holes and add the access covers. I think i may leave it raw aluminum instead of painting it titanium, still up in the air on that. I think at this point i may wait for some extra funds and get the TDR lenco or i may just use the resin part and put a blanket on it. Does anybody know a good way to attach decals to aluminum? With my fire bottle i had to hit them with dull coat for the decals to stay on.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 05:52 PM

Joe.... killer work man!! that bell housing tured out great. Nice lathe work. feel free to send.it my way ;). also the electronics turned out fantastic too. did you scratch build all of it? loving.this.build and.keep up the great work

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 12:45 AM

Joe.... killer work man!! that bell housing tured out great. Nice lathe work. feel free to send.it my way ;). also the electronics turned out fantastic too. did you scratch build all of it? loving.this.build and.keep up the great work



Thx. Chris, scratch built all the electronics and turned down the aluminum parts except the little bolts, working on getting a mill soon after that I would like to get a newer lathe. The can turned out better than I thought it would.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 01:24 AM

thats sweet Joe! that turned out beautiful!, I used a slixx decal on my scatter shield and didn't seem to have any trouble, nice work man!

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 05:53 AM

thats sweet Joe! that turned out beautiful!, I used a slixx decal on my scatter shield and didn't seem to have any trouble, nice work man!


Thx. Bill, Did you use any microset? Couldn't get the slixx decals to stick to my fire bottles.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 06:03 AM

Thx. Chris, scratch built all the electronics and turned down the aluminum parts except the little bolts, working on getting a mill soon after that I would like to get a newer lathe. The can turned out better than I thought it would.


Joe... thats awesome on the electronics parts. I am.gonna have to do the same thing.when.i get to my pro mod. did you just use reference pics for them? Man i have to tell you I am getting closer to buying myself a mini lathe. I want one so bad. I jist need to spend the money lol. I have really been enjoying this build. I am heading to.the races in Vegas this weeked and am stoked they will have a pro mod field. so needless to.say I will be taking lots of pics lol

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 06:46 AM

Chris, I can't wait to see what you can do with a promod, You should definitely pick up a lathe if you can, it is a lot of fun. For the electronics I just went off reference pictures and tried to duplicate them to the best of my ability . I actually used slixx 1/25th decals for them.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 12:58 PM

hey Joe, I didn't use any decal set , just put em on, who knows maybe it will fall off soon, lol

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 06:47 AM

Bill, going to try it tonight and if they don't stay I think I may try masking off where the decals go and hit it with dull coat to give the decals something to bite on. I love the slixx decals but they seem to not have a lot of adhesive or maybe it's just me..

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 03:55 AM

Another small update, Yesterday since work called off i decided to get the trans done. I rounded off the back of the clutch can more, I made the access cover out of a piece of renshape. It turned out a little bigger than i would have liked but i think it still looks ok, I made the shifter pods out of various aluminum and brass tube. The blanket was made using sports tape collored black and the straps are electrical tape with some photoetched buckles i had lying around. also used various RBmotion hardware, Starting on the shifters now and hope to have it finished and installed tonight.
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Posted 30 October 2012 - 04:09 AM

Your trans and clutch can look fantastic, Joe. I'll look forward to seeing more progress soon!

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 04:15 AM

TOP NOTCH !!! work Joe... keep it going....

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 05:27 AM

Joe.. that Transmission looks great. Killer work on ot. I love how you used different materual for the cover blanked and the straps. great contrast.

also wanted to let you know I need to email you a few pics I took at the Vegas Drags this past weekend on the seat belt mounting. didnt.get as many as I was hoping because most of the guys doors were on in the pits when I went by or i couldnt get a good angle because of the trailer in the way. but was able to get a few good ones

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 05:53 AM

looks fantastic, joe. clutch cover came out great! whole package is awesome.