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#61 comp1839

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 05:05 AM

awesome work there, buddy! details are beyond super!

#62 AZ Boy

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 05:17 AM

It's inspirational to say the least, following your progress on this build Clay. I may not build ProMods myself, but I think the methodology and clean execution that you put into each of your projects is something the average builder can take away from following this thread. Great work, Sir!

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 05:22 AM

Clay - How do you get your technical info on a particular chassis builder (R2B2)? Do you have access to their facility or maybe one of their cars in the pits or something? Looking at what's available in magazines or on TV isn't enough. You show lots of photos at the start of this thread. Are they of one of the R2B2 cars and how do you obtain them?

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 03:50 AM

Clay - How do you get your technical info on a particular chassis builder (R2B2)? Do you have access to their facility or maybe one of their cars in the pits or something? Looking at what's available in magazines or on TV isn't enough. You show lots of photos at the start of this thread. Are they of one of the R2B2 cars and how do you obtain them?


Hi Ted,

I found a lot of R2B2's race car web page, as well as their Facebook page. They are one of the few chassis builders that puts out a lot of info. Lots of pictures during construction, and lots of shots of their cars. Makes my job a lot easier!

Clay

Thank you very much guys!

I was out of town all weekend, so I didn't get any new work done. But before I left on Friday a little box of goodies from Jim at micro nitro http://www.micronitro.net/ showed up!

I can't get over how good Jim's parts are. Most of you already know this.......I had some 1/24 wheels of his before, but to see what he can do in 1/16 scale is just amazing.

Here's the three piece rear wheels, and hubs. I need to open up my slicks a bit to get these to fit, but they are going to look awesome!

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And here's what I'm using for the fronts.....his new Gibson style front wheels.

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Thanks again Jim!
Clay

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 04:21 AM

The wheels are Awesome.... as is the rest of the build...cant wait to see what you have in store for the paint....

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 05:10 AM

Amazing, simply amazing in every detail.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 06:09 AM

Tyrone is right, those wheels look great!, can't wait to see more on this build!

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 06:23 AM

Clay awesome wheels. Jim does some killer work. thanks for the info on the R2B2 chassis's. I was wondering the same thing as Ted.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 07:18 AM

I agree with everyone else x2! Jim's work is really outstanding and his wheels are very easy to polish up. I just use 3M medium grit Automotive buffing compound and my dremel and then finish it off with detail polish and then you can see reflection. No need for sandpaper.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 11:08 AM

clay, all of this bling is hurting my eyes! will you be "anodizing" any of the wheels/ wheel parts?

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 05:43 PM

Back to work on the big Mustang......I reworked a few inner bars of the chassis, and it's kind hard to see down in there but I did get the mounting tubes on for the master cylinder. (Two brass tubes by the lower seat belt mount)

I also finally got to the main halo and a few support braces. I still need to finish the drivers floor panels, seat brace straps and a few other things before I add the a-pillar bars in there.

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One other thing I needed to get done before the interior sealed up was the simulated titanium tranny tunnel. I started with two pieces of .05 brass sheet to form the back part. Then I added the back loop, middle loop, and handle. I couldn't find any brass tube the right size for the front part so I machined one real quick. It was then added along with the front loop. A few strips of Aber PE welds finished it off.

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Still needs a bit more clean up, but it's getting there.

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Thanks for looking....Clay

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:35 AM

That trans tunnel is killer.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 03:16 AM

This build is out-of-this-world great, Clay. You have such an eye for detail with these builds - it's pretty amazing.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 06:53 AM

Clay that trans tunnel is amazing and looks killer. you have that eye for detail and to add the photoetch weld bead just tops it off. Nice work my friend. I can only hope to do work ad good as you one day.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 07:38 AM

C'mon Clay, you're building a real one man!!! You just painted it white & brass,and photo-shopped your hand in there!!!! LOL!!!!
Geez man, that is so dang cool man!!!! Can't wait for the next update!!!

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:15 AM

It all looks good Clay,This is gonna be 1 great build, along with Rom's Daytona & Chris's F/C.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:00 PM

clay, you, my friend, are from a whole other world. your attention to detail and correctness are beyond comprehension!!!!!!!! just smokin' work, boss! i can't wait to see that big, bad, blown, BAE motor. ya-ba-hooey!!

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:10 PM

Clay......always fascinating to watch you create a "Masterpiece"........thank you for sharing your AWESOME work with us.......always have been a fan and always will :)

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 01:01 PM

I swear Clay everything you build is some unspeakable work I cant say what I really want to say.... whatever " IT " is you have it bro.....

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 01:07 PM

So many incredible projects! This is so realistic and so well executed!