The Gumball Rally- GUMBALL HAS STARTED
Posted 03 April 2012 - 07:23 AM
And Matti's Rambler looks very good so far.
Posted 08 April 2012 - 06:28 AM
Posted 08 April 2012 - 08:38 AM
That Cross Ram Intake is installed, I guess it's from Monogram '57 Chevy. Carburetors are from that kit too, and so is the air cleaner, but it's still in progress... Paint scheme of it will be shown later. Valve covers are from this Camaro kit. Chassis is painted flat black too.
Posted 08 April 2012 - 09:30 AM
Posted 10 April 2012 - 08:52 AM
Posted 10 April 2012 - 01:39 PM
Posted 21 April 2012 - 04:01 PM
I actually like them a lot more as Painted Rallye II's.
Edited by Nick Winter, 21 April 2012 - 04:02 PM.
Posted 21 April 2012 - 04:49 PM
Posted 21 April 2012 - 04:59 PM
Posted 29 April 2012 - 08:57 PM
Starting with a body from the "Prestige" release of the AMT 1969 Corvair Monza coupe kit, I removed the Monza emblems to clean it up a little and the side marker lights to backdate the body to a 1966 model. I used masking tape to show me where to scribe the cuts for the radiator air outlet, using the back of an X-Acto blade (I used this older body because it's molded in a harder plastic than the more recent one from about 2006. That one is in the newer AMT gray plastic that I find more difficult to do bodywork on):
Now that the outlet is cut in and bent down, I've taped out the cutline for scribing the horizontal cut for widening the fenders. I warped the plastic in the outlet by using too much heat when bending it down, but it isn't so bad that I can't putty it back into shape. Once that's done, I'll install the sides of the outlet:
I scribed the horizontal line with the back of an X-Acto blade, then cut vertically from the center of the wheel arches to meet the horizontal cut with a razor saw. Then I carefully bent the plastic out to the new shape I wanted. First I bent it outward from the ends, then back in at the wheel arches. That left a small gap in the middle, but that will be easy to patch up later on:
Here I show the filler pieces that go at the top of the horizontal cuts. These are basically just to give the fenders form; they won't be visible in the final build:
Here the filler pieces are installed and sanded down to conform to the new shape I want for the sides of the car:
More filler pieces. These will go between the fillers that I put on in the last step and the tops of the fenders. they are curved top and bottom and chamfered from behind to be mounted at the correct angle to blend in with the body:
This makes what I was describing above a little more clear. I didn't want a flared fender look for this one; I thought a widened fender look would fit the lines of the Corvair body better:
And finally, I cut off the front pan to mount a custom spoiler, made from a section of the custom nosepiece from the kit. It will eventually have an air intake in the center and covered driving lights beneath the stock headlight location. Those headlights will have flush covers too. Finally, the spoiler will have a aero splitter at the bottom to keep as much air as possible from going under the car and direct it through the radiator. Also, the car will have a full belly pan, and I'm even thinking about building in a ground effect tunnel in back!
Posted 29 April 2012 - 09:01 PM
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Posted 30 April 2012 - 08:37 PM
(I'm still considering chopping the top and laying the windshield back some for extra aerodynamics!)
Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:04 AM
Gotta get me some bench time...got a couple to finish up before I get my '77 M-II to the bench.
Posted 02 May 2012 - 08:59 PM
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Posted 12 May 2012 - 08:08 AM
Its been a long time since i put any updates here but Rambler is getting closer and closer to get finished. Only things what i had to do is paint hood,put ignition coil and lots of small details on it. Here's some progress pics and couple of pics whats is going now.
And what is going now.