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#101 CorvairJim

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 09:36 PM

Nick, that looks great! I agree with Liam - Hal Needham may well have missed the boat when he cast the car in "Smokey and The Bandit" as a BLACK T/A! :lol:

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 07:02 PM

Very nice work on that T/A diggin the red. And the 70 cornet, i really like that color really pops.
got some nice work going on here and i have some pics of the Daytona. Ran into problems with my spot putty
not totally hardening so.......Also decided to add some projector HID lights for the front will make some clear covers
and have a few other driving light options also. And though it was said in the other movie by Brock Yates , Ohio does have a death penalty for speeding when caught with the last pic

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#103 Nick Winter

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 01:39 PM

Thanks guys,

Michael, Gret work so far, the light buckets look great.

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 01:54 PM

Nick, great looking T/A body, nice and shiney :D

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 02:29 PM

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 03:21 PM

Nice work on the Trans Am, Nick it almost resembles Red Dragon from the movie "Old School".

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 04:21 PM

I forgot about the red dragon, thanks Rick.

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 07:28 PM

Well sorry for no updates life intervened and a lil bit of builders block
but there is some small advancements . My lil 4 yr.old picked out the colour
Orange Blast pearl. A late model chrysler colour. Along with some candy orange
over top

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 08:00 PM

This is sad. Such a great CBP and it went for over a month between comments! My V-8 Corvair is in line behind a couple of other CBP entries that end sooner, but I know exactly what I'm going to do with it... BEAT Y'ALL TO THE FINISH LNE!!! :) :lol: :D :P

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 03:22 PM

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I am in on this build i love the movie but here is my problem i have a choice of 4 kits i need some input from you guys, The mustang and the Fiero are both 1985 kits no problem there, the Ford exp was produced from 1982 to 1988 this one has a tubo making it a 1984 and the Coyote was in the tv show from 1983 to 86. Let me know what you think. great paint job on that Trans Am nick awsome shine.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 03:27 PM

Any will work and all are unique.

no updates from me, been trying to clear my bench.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 09:55 PM

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I am in on this build. I love the movie but here is my problem: I have a choice of 4 kits. I need some input from you guys. The Mustang and the Fiero are both 1985 kits no problem there, the Ford EXP was produced from 1982 to 1988 (this one has a turbo making it a 1984) and the Coyote was in the TV show from 1983 to 1986. Let me know what you think...


For what it's worth, Robert, here's the way I see it: The EXP would self-destruct before making it halfway across Pennsylvania (3,000+ miles at top speed in a first generation ESCORT??? C'mon, think about that for a second... :rolleyes: ), and the Coyote is so cramped that you and your co-driver would be at each other's throats before crossing the Ohio River... if the little kit car made it that far. That leaves the Mustang SVO and the Fiero. Both are probably dependable enough to make the distance, and the SVO has the legs on the little Pontiac... unless you stuff the engine bay full of small block Chevy motivation! They won't see that coming, yet there are a couple of different conversion kits on the market to do just that. It's still kind of cramped inside, but at least there's a sizeable console between you and the other guy to give each of you your own private space. I'm more of a GM guy than I'm into Blue Ovals, so my vote goes to the Fiero. Still, a Mustang SVO is unusual enough to be worth considering, and it has more room for food and spare parts than a Fiero does.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 05:10 AM

Thanks for your input Jim i agree on the escort not known to be a good car in the first generation and i read that the coyote was so cramped the stars had trouble getting in and out of it i am leaning to the Mustang svo because it has the best performance by far i read in one of the car mags that the svo turned in better times in the quater mile than a v8 gt that year, i still have plenty of time to make a decision.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 08:46 AM

Finally found one Tunnel Ram manifold, and I can cast one from resin. Then I can continue building the engine for my Camaro project, and body needs to be sanded and primered too.

I've been having lots of other stuff in my life too, like school and 1:1 scale projects. I'm building two models with tight deadline too, so I'm bit hurry with them. I will post more information of them later.

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 06:45 AM

Since i got very little input on which kit to use i am going with the Mustang SVO below are 2 pics of the engine work i started lots more to do like some custom intake plumbing for the turbo and a vintage style cold air intake and some steel braded lines, all comments welcome.
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Posted 11 March 2012 - 08:57 AM

Looks great So far.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:01 AM

Is it too late to join in this rally? If its not i will join with this '69 Rambler American . The only things I've done for this are the engine wich is 426 Wedge and Scoop wich is from Lindberg's Dodge 330. The engine may change to 440 magnum but I'm not sure yet. Maybe i will do some kind of spoiler top of the trunk.

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This Dodge is the same style spoiler on what I maybe do to this Rambler.
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:23 AM

Sure, your in, see you in Long Beach ;)

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 07:50 AM

Okay, here's little update to Rambler. I glued some kind of spoiler (which is from my parts box) to top of the trunk and now the side line looks much better. I also found rims and tires to this project. Rims are casted by Marko Piironen and those tires are from my parts box. The engine will be 440 Magnum (which i have to thank "W-409").


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Posted 01 April 2012 - 06:04 PM

A 440? That little Rambler will be one SERIOUSLY fast "Granny-mobile"! I like the spoiler.