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#81 tyrone

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 05:27 PM

Looking good Wayne..keep it going...

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 04:41 PM

O.K., so I'm really starting to move the needle on this one. I guess it helps to be on vacation this week so I get some extra time at the bench.

Problem number one. Learn some patience when it comes to these scratchbuilt wonders so that you have the chassis and engine laid out and mocked up before you get into the paint. Sometimes I get so wrapped up in what the final piece could look like I get ahead of myself and make things more challenging than they need to be. The RG engine needs more room than I provided in the original designed resin body. I had to break out the Dremel and carefully open the hood scoop area more for the engine to fit. All's well so far but now I will need to add a new, wider hood bulge and be able to paint it and have it blend in with what is already done. It should work out just fine but I hate extra work that's not needed if I just planned these things out better.

Anyway, the engine mockup is coming along and fits in the framerails just right. I will be using a TEM bellhousing along with a TEM three speed Lenco. The nitrous bottles are also from TEM and as Tyrone had mentioned in his Camaro thread about fuel cells, I wish that I had loaded up on these before Chris shut down operations as they are pretty good tanks.




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Posted 27 March 2012 - 07:32 PM

Very nice , I get ahead of myself sometimes too. And its a pain to get back to where you need to be .....but usually it works out in the end. Keep up the good work.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 05:00 PM

I am sure its happened to all of us one time or another Wayne, really nice progress, keep up the great work!

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 07:08 PM

Wayne, you are a bigger man than I am... I don't think I could have brought myself to cut the nose off and the hole in the hood after painting it. :D :D Nice job on getting that front nose cut off with no casualties to the paint!

Those Ross Gibson blocks are sure nice, but some times I think they create more work for us.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 02:35 AM

Thanks Bart. The front end was already cut away from the body before paint. It was merely taped in place for decal placement. It was the extra hole in the hood that I had to work with after paint.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 03:32 AM

Looking good Wayne, I don't know how I missed this last update.. It's looking good buddy... My next project after I finish this one up, and the Nova, is a 57 chevy I got.. It will be a blown engine this time... I want to try another one of those... but the chassis this time will be all scratch built

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 04:21 AM

The 'Vette is looking good Wayne, the new hole looks like you won't need to do much repair work.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 04:28 AM

Looks really nice, Wayne. I just found this thread - sorry for being late to the dance.
I'm following this now.

Whose engine are you using?

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 04:58 AM

Looks really nice, Wayne. I just found this thread - sorry for being late to the dance.
I'm following this now.

Whose engine are you using?

He's using a RG (Ross Gibson) engine, Ross's engines are really good, I have 5 of them, the BBC Next Generation Semi Hemi (Nitrous), a Ford Pro-Mod Hemi (Nitrous)a RoadHammer (Mopar) Hemi (Blown) a B-1 Pro-Stock/Pro-Mod (which I misplaced & can't find!LOL!) & a McGee T/F motor.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 06:11 AM

Wayne... awesome work man. Looking forward to seeing the engine work. The rework on the body looks good. I know its tuff to have to go back and cut it up after its been painted. Keep up the great work

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 05:58 AM

Man this is nice.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 09:27 AM

Looks great Wayne! Always great work! I think someone posted they where looking for a TEM pro mod. I found this on ebay http://www.ebay.com/...=item4cfff4657e

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 10:31 AM

Your Vette is looking really nice Wayne. What does the TEM fuel cell look like? Just curious....

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 12:09 PM

Scott, go to my builds that I have posted (ADRL Pro-Nitrous Cars), I have pics of the 2 engines I'll be putting in my builds, I also have the Nitrous Fuel Cell from TEM pictured under the Nova & Comet stuff, also the Nitrous Bottles, Air Bottles, Bellhousings & Transmissions pictured are TEM.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 02:15 PM

Looking great Wayne...keep it up, loving it already!

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 04:43 PM

O.K., so I can't sit back and let everyone else have all of the Pro Mod fun so I figured it was time to get back to this and stick with it to the end.

The last update, back in March, I had to open the scoop area for the engine to fit better. Well, I was able to create a bew hood bulge area and seal up the hole. I still have a little bit of work to get some more rounded edges on this new area and then it will be ready for the scoop to be mounted. Instead of trying to paint it and get the orange to blend in I will most likely add carbon fiber decals to this new area as a contrast.

Also, this past weekend I was able to travel to South Carolina for a show, and to visit family and to stop at Chris Buck's house and pick up all of the supplies to possible re-start the Top End Miniatures business sometime down the road. Along with all of the body and parts molds, RTV and resin casting supplies, pressure pots and more Renshape than I know what to do with, I also acquired a number of parts and all of the masters for so many pieces molded for the business. Along with these parts was a set of wheelie bars that Chris designed that were going to be cast at one time but after careful consideration, decided that it would be too tough to cast something so delicate. So, the wheelie bars will be used on this build and look pretty awesome and they attach perfectly to the TEM resin cast rear end housing. I am attaching all of this with Scale Hardware nuts and bolts.

Thanks for looking and I will have many more updates soon to follow.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 05:34 PM

Looks like you've got another awesome build goin Wayne. Killer work, and craftsmanship as always.
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Posted 24 May 2012 - 05:40 PM

I've seen this build and all the items Wayne mentioned in person and its all amazing stuff....Keep at it Wayne and I'm well underway with the Camaro body.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 07:32 PM

Wayne... its great to see you back on this build man. It sure looks great. Your addition with the carbon fiber is just going to pop. The wheelie bars turned out great too. Seeing everyone working on Pro Mod builds is making me want to start mine so bad.