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


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#101 jasoncamaro

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 10:29 PM

Did you use any plans to build the chassis or did you just wing it from pictures?

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 12:59 AM

Man Joe!!!! I am so impressed with your work!!!

So just to clear up my confusion.. the seam on the tunnel is then on the bottom or the passengers side? And will you be putting the wrapped tubing on the bottom of the tunnel as well?



Thx. Bart i really appreciate that man, The seem is at the bottom of the tunnel, There is all ready wrapped tubing at the bottom. I can just pull that tunnel in and out of it, i made it that way so when i paint it i can leave the tunnel with the finish it has now. I will try to get a better picture of the tunnel out of the frame tonight.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 01:06 AM

Did you use any plans to build the chassis or did you just wing it from pictures?



Jason, I used the body to make my outlines and mark my door areas and center lines on the graph paper then just winged it. I used lots of reference pictures off the net, I learned no 2 chassis are the same, especially from body to body. I used ideas from all different chassis at the time because i couldn't find lots of good pictures of just a 57 promod chassis, My chassis is not 100% accurate but close enough for a model and i'm extremely happy with the way it is turning out so far, I'm learning alot from this build and the great builders on this board and will try to make my next one even more accurate. But i also believe there is a point where it is hard to be 100% accurate with a model in the smaller scales.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 06:31 PM



Jason, I used the body to make my outlines and mark my door areas and center lines on the graph paper then just winged it. I used lots of reference pictures off the net, I learned no 2 chassis are the same, especially from body to body. I used ideas from all different chassis at the time because i couldn't find lots of good pictures of just a 57 promod chassis, My chassis is not 100% accurate but close enough for a model and i'm extremely happy with the way it is turning out so far, I'm learning alot from this build and the great builders on this board and will try to make my next one even more accurate. But i also believe there is a point where it is hard to be 100% accurate with a model in the smaller scales.


Joe, if that's not the best answer/advise I have heard, I'll go bat for the other team...... :unsure: ;)
Very hard to find any 2 chassis, exactly the same, even from the same shop. Building it to suit the body is the best advise.

And I must say, you are doing one heck of a GREAT job here. B)
The tunnel, pedals, the seat loops.....ALL look fantastic, and match the chassis perfectly. :)

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 02:08 PM

I got the wheels and brakes done. You should get them in a few days.

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 02:37 PM

oooooohhh weeeeeee, those are gonna be fly on that 57.....

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 03:24 PM

Big thx. to Jim for nailing the wheels for me, Great guy to work with. I have a couple other little things i want to have him do for me also for this build.

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 03:33 PM

Those wheels are beautiful!! Jim does some Kick Ass!! Work. going to look great on your build.

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 06:54 PM

Little bit more done, Chipping at it here and there. Foot pedals and steering column done, finial assembly i will add the foot rest and photo etched parts on the foot pads.
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Posted 12 December 2011 - 04:04 AM

this build is really looking great Joe I love the pedals, they look awesome, your chassis work is TOP NOTCH...

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 06:12 AM

Oh... man Joe, Those front wheels look OUTSTANDING! I might have to pick up a set of those for my 65 Pro Mod Corvette, I plan on making.

Again, I am very impressed with your scratch building on the chassis and your pedals looks sweet! Keep up the great work.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 07:04 AM

One good looking piece of workmenship. IMPRESSURE!

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 05:47 PM

Thx. for the kind words guys, Gonna do the hand brake next, Then get the body mounted and start the top half of the cage and then the suspension, Then i can finally get the body cut apart. Not really looking forward to that part lol.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 07:58 PM

Joe... you are doing some outstanding work on that chassis of yours. Those pedals look great. This is sure coming along very nice. Keep up the great work and I look forward to your next update.

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 05:30 PM

Joe... you are doing some outstanding work on that chassis of yours. Those pedals look great. This is sure coming along very nice. Keep up the great work and I look forward to your next update.



Thx. Chris, Hope to have an update tommarrow, Been to drained to work on it last couple days, doing to much work.

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 07:32 PM

Joe... I look forward to your update. I hear you about being drained from work. I have worked about 23 hours the past two days and Tonight I sat down for a second and cut two pieces of tube and glued them into my chassis. Wasn't worth posting pics of that till I get some more done to it tomorrow night.

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 06:11 PM

Not much of an update, moved the reverse lever and made the hand brake. so all the interior stuff is done so now i can start the upper cage.

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 10:46 PM

Excellent work Joe. B)
This ALL looks fantastic, and is showing early stages of being a top shelf contender.. ;)
The reverse shifter and hand brake I like particularly well. :) The pedals and overall appearance looks spot on.

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 01:06 AM

Thx. Greg, Doing this little stuff is so tedious makes me feel like i'm going no where with it at times. I have only been able to gte a half hour here and there to work on it, hoping to get some solid days of work on it over the holidays.

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 10:57 AM

Joe.. your progress is looking great man. nice work on this. I can totally relate with the feelig of not making much progress. Some of the work is tedious and seems you get no where when you put alot of time in. there are times i feel I look at the model thinking more than getting work done lol.