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WIP: 1/16 '68 Mustang Pro Mod


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#21 vintagedragfan

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 01:43 PM

this is awesome Clay. so glad you joined us here for this build, you know I'm a big fan of yours, and I can't wait to follow along !

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 06:54 AM

Can't wait to see more. I appreciate all the info shared on here. I'll have to build a Pro Mod sometime.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 02:32 PM

Man Clay, I am glued to the screen with this build you are playing in my sandbox and ready to learn from someone I have been following for quite a long time.

I would like to know what type of photo box you are using.

Plus that chassis is to die for, definitely be taking notes as you put this one together.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 03:40 PM

Great work so far! Thanks for sharing.

#25 ClayK

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 03:23 AM

Man Clay, I am glued to the screen with this build you are playing in my sandbox and ready to learn from someone I have been following for quite a long time.

I would like to know what type of photo box you are using.

Plus that chassis is to die for, definitely be taking notes as you put this one together.


Thanks Bart.....my photo set up is pretty simple. I have one of those fabric photo tent boxes that Walmart sold at one time. I use rolled up paper, usually white or gray, and just my bench lights bent down to the sides. I set a flood light on top, and use a tripod for my camera. Have the camera on the tripod with a remote really helped my pics a lot.

#26 ClayK

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 03:24 AM

Thanks fellas! I appreciate it!

I've been feeling sick for the past week, so I haven't got as much done lately as I'd like. But I did work on the pedals all weekend. My layout is pretty much just like how the R2B2 cars are. The brake/clutch assemble is all made up of brass tubing, styrene rod, and RB rod ends. The gas pedal was bent up from brass wire and soldered together. Six pieces in all. I'm not that fond of soldering and all that, but it came out pretty cool, and wouldn't have been possible to do in plastic and still be sturdy enough. The other pedals are styrene rod with plastic pads, with PE mesh for some traction. All the brass tabs are from dirt modeler PE sheets.

Here's the layout. Once assembled into the chassis, everything will work independently of each other. I gotta thank Bart for the motivation and the video of how he did his. After seeing his in action, I knew I had to do the same. I changed the layout some, but the basics are the same. So thanks Bart!

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I also made up a set of Lenco slide mount bars, and then craddles on the chassis.

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And after my first post, my man Sherm pointed out i had installed my front body supports incorrectly. After going back though my pile of ref pics, and seeing how it should be done, I corrected them, and added the small braces as well as the fire line tabs.

Thanks Dave!

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With all this fiddly stuff out of the way, now I can get back to chassis building. Thanks for looking!
Clay

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 05:01 AM

Looks great Clay!, the chassis is coming along beautifully!

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 05:04 AM

clay,your work and detail is awesome.looks like a person can get alot more detail out of a 1/16 build compared to a 1/25.....looking forward to learning more about details........ps wre can i find this video bart put out?

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 07:21 AM

AWESOME work keep it commin.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 07:50 AM

I love the clear and concise explanation that accompanies the photos. It's like a Tips & Technique along with a documentary. A picture may be worth 1000 words, but your descriptions make it that much better.
Thank you for sharing this build with us.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 07:54 AM

Thanks fellas! I appreciate it!

Once assembled into the chassis, everything will work independently of each other. I gotta thank Bart for the motivation and the video of how he did his. After seeing his in action, I knew I had to do the same. I changed the layout some, but the basics are the same. So thanks Bart!

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Here's everything in place.

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I also made up a set of Lenco slide mount bars, and then craddles on the chassis.


Man Clay, this looks very awesome and I really like how you have your R2B2 set up. Looks much cleaner than the reference photo's that I used for my build. By chance do you have photo's of how the lap belts and such are mounted up? I like that set up you have for the restraints, been wondering how that should look.

clay,your work and detail is awesome.looks like a person can get alot more detail out of a 1/16 build compared to a 1/25.....looking forward to learning more about details........ps wre can i find this video bart put out?


Lou, if interested you can go here for my 70.5 ADRL Camaro build http://www.modelcars...opic=47419&st=0
Post number 184 is where the video is located that Clay is referring to.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 08:18 AM

Thanks guys!

Bart, PM me your email address, and I'll show you what I've got for pics.

CLay

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:42 AM

Clay,

Looking really good.

How do you fishmouth the tubes for the chassis?

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:53 AM

Clay,

Looking really good.

How do you fishmouth the tubes for the chassis?

bobthehobbyguy


I just use my hobby knife. Cut down at a 45 degree angle half way into the tubing, roll it over, cut the other side, and basically take out a triangle chunk out of the piece. If it's bigger rod, I'll do that, then hit it with a round file to open it up.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 10:32 AM

Beautiful work...

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 11:13 AM

just super impressive work, clay!!!!!

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 01:02 PM

Absolutely incredible detail.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 02:14 PM

intense!!!!!!!!

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 02:33 PM

Clay.... Very Impressive. Man those pedals look great, Nice job on them. I am definitely taking notes on this build for my Pro Mod I want to do. Thank you for sharing with us.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 05:53 PM

Pretty intense stuff right here Clay......