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


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#841 Prostreet

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 02:01 AM

I like the detail of the supporting brace for the turbo/header assembly - well executed.
How did you get such a centered and straight hole in the end of the bullhorn?


Thx. Ted, I knew I wasn't going to be able to get the hole nice like I wanted it, so I cut the rod down short hollowed it out some then glued a short section of tube on top, you can see the seam where I joined them. I will put a weld decal over the seam. Hope to finish up both sides this week, need to make the O2 sensors that go on them also.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 02:19 AM

wow Joe, that is freakin awesome!!!!!!!!!! outstanding work!!!! all of the hard work is paying off, everything is just perfect, I can even live with the bull horns with the way everything else looks, again plain wicked!



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Posted 05 March 2013 - 04:51 AM

Hi Joe, I've been following along for quite some time now. Your doing an amazing job here. Love how everything is turning out. Your attention to detail is beyond impressive. My ONLY criticism, and its not really criticism (lol) is that the turbo's are mounted low at the rear and a bit hard to see. Its just preference, would love to have seen the snails mounted higher so they are more visible! Regardless, your doing a stellar job and appreciate your sharing this wonderful build with us.  



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Posted 05 March 2013 - 04:58 AM

wow Joe, that is freakin awesome!!!!!!!!!! outstanding work!!!! all of the hard work is paying off, everything is just perfect, I can even live with the bull horns with the way everything else looks, again plain wicked!



Thx. Bill, I appreciate it coming from s talented builder such as yourself.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 05:00 AM

Hi Joe, I've been following along for quite some time now. Your doing an amazing job here. Love how everything is turning out. Your attention to detail is beyond impressive. My ONLY criticism, and its not really criticism (lol) is that the turbo's are mounted low at the rear and a bit hard to see. Its just preference, would love to have seen the snails mounted higher so they are more visible! Regardless, your doing a stellar job and appreciate your sharing this wonderful build with us.  



Thx. Mike, I agree about the turbos , I wanted to put them out front but didn't think I could fit them originally .

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 06:29 AM

Right-on execution, Joe.  That was a really smart/wise way of adding tubing to the end of your bullhorn so you didn't have to try to drill it out.  This is just such a fantastic build.  I always look forward to your updates.



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Posted 05 March 2013 - 09:08 AM

Joe you've done everything just right ,very impressive build..........................

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 02:07 PM

Thx. Scott and Leonard. :)



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Posted 05 March 2013 - 03:01 PM

Joe, I am so jealous! It just keeps getting better and better! That exhaust is a work of art. Keep going man!!!



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Posted 05 March 2013 - 04:44 PM

Totally wicked, Joe! This project/build is definitely a favorite of mine!

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 05:44 PM

Joe, I am so jealous! It just keeps getting better and better! That exhaust is a work of art. Keep going man!!!

 

 

Totally wicked, Joe! This project/build is definitely a favorite of mine!

 

 

Thx. so much guys especially coming from 2 great builders such as yourselves. Thx. for the help again Clay i can't thank you enough.

 

 

Couple more pictures just for fun. I have the other side roughed in so now i can get to finishing them.

 

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 10:06 AM

Nice!!

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 07:20 PM

Couple more pictures just for fun.

Hey, the more pics, the more fun (pleasure) for us too Joe. :D

Man, you have been busy since my last visit mate....GREAT work! B)  That exhaust system and inlet plumbing are to "die for" man....TOP shelf work. (insert thumbs up here)

The whole package is truly a remarkable build Joe, a real credit to you my friend. :wub:



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 11:15 AM

Nice!!

Thx. Man



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 11:16 AM

Hey, the more pics, the more fun (pleasure) for us too Joe. :D

Man, you have been busy since my last visit mate....GREAT work! B)  That exhaust system and inlet plumbing are to "die for" man....TOP shelf work. (insert thumbs up here)

The whole package is truly a remarkable build Joe, a real credit to you my friend. :wub:

 

 

Thx. Greg, I'm trying hard and it frys my Brain once in a while lol.



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 04:40 PM

hey Joe? more please!! no time for fried brains lol



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 11:07 PM

incredible work joe. have you given any thought to paint yet?



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 03:09 PM

Thx.

 

hey Joe? more please!! no time for fried brains lol

 

LOL., I'm working on it, i havet he Bull horns painted just witing for them to cure so i can attach the V-bands.



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 03:12 PM

incredible work joe. have you given any thought to paint yet?

Thx. Dave, As far as paint, i have decided it won't have the big trim in the back. i have seen 1:1 promods like this and it looked fine. For colors, I have German silver,white,red and black in mind. Just not sure on what's going where and which ones i'm using lol.



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 04:11 PM

Finished up the Bull Horns, Painted alclad high polish aluminum with some transparent yellow where they exit the turbo's to simulate heat. i added a styrene ring to the exhaust where it exits the turbo's  then added a piece of printing plate to simulate the main part of a V-band clamp. I used some aluminum tube,brass wire and a nut on the end to finish it off. I wanted to do it another way that would have looked more realistic but the plate kept kinking, so after 10 tries i gave up. Still need to add the O2 sensors.

 

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Edited by Prostreet, 14 March 2013 - 04:12 PM.