WIP 1/16 70.5 Camaro ProMod
Posted 13 April 2012 - 06:12 PM
I've only titled it as a "ProMod" so far, as I'm not sure yet whether to go full ADRL rules, or one which would compete and be legal down here..
Body is from Terry @ Flashpoint Motor Sports, slicks, rims, chutes as well, motor come from eBay (Paul Rowe)..
After studying Barts awesome build progress, I have (and will be) following a lot of his fabulous ground work. If you see a few ideas/concepts show up
that might look familiar to some of your own work, that will be because I'm drawing ideas from ALL the great builds I've seen right here @ MCM.
So much greatness within this group, it's just so inspiring to be able to follow and share.
This will most likely get interrupted once in a while by the 1/12 build......we can only hope so,
Ok, slow start.........Body first. As delivered.....
Initial cuts..........Man, this was tougher than I thought it'd be.
I'm onto my second draft of plans, the first were a bit skewed.....guess you get that when you download free stuff.
Blocks are glued in place to help alignment this time. Lesson learned.
Posted 13 April 2012 - 06:25 PM
Fabricated 11inch rear housing
This is the awesome motor from Paul. BAE 521 "blown". They show up on eBay every so often....Keep an eye open in the 1/16 search.
NOT cheap, but well worth it IMHO. Cast in "Bondo" and are almost bubble free....+ a choice of scoops.
As delivered, all packed in foam, inside a ziplock bag. Even has decals included for dash, batteries and MSD.
Barrel valve and oil pump are old Revell items....
The small stuff.....
And molded leads/plug tops and a belt.....
Almost forgot....have some of DirtModelers awesome parts on the way. 4-links, engine brackets, tab set and a seat. Thanks Michael.
Stay tuned.....more to follow this weekend.
Cheers and thanks for stopping by
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Have added a couple more bars to the chassis.....slowly picking up the pace.
Posted 13 April 2012 - 07:49 PM
Posted 13 April 2012 - 08:51 PM
PM sent back atya buddy.
More bars added, plus I've started "honing" or hogging....out the body interior.
That sounds kinda weird I know, but these things are t h i c k ................ and I want the cage to tuck up inside nice and neat.
Should make it a good deal lighter as well.
I realize Terry had to make them thick to help hold their shape, but a little thinning won't hurt none.
Pics tomorrow with luck......
Posted 13 April 2012 - 08:58 PM
oh yea PS... send you a PM
Edited by Mooneyzs, 13 April 2012 - 08:58 PM.
Posted 13 April 2012 - 09:06 PM
Hey, you know.....you, along with all the other great builders (and builds) are solely responsible for my turning to 1/16.
Just watching you guys work has me sitting (drooling) in awe.......I don't wish to single anyone out, cause I think we're ALL doing fabulous work.
And NO !....................................You can NOT start your 1/16 ProMod just yet.
Kidding of course mate, as I don't want to distract you away from your amazing Funnycar build.
Posted 14 April 2012 - 12:54 AM
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Posted 14 April 2012 - 03:23 PM
Small update........weather has gone down the tube here today, so haven't been able to get out and tear into the body work.
So small bits of chassis and engine work have had to keep me occupied....
First off, the motor needed to be drilled right through...even the Lenco. This Bondo is tougher than I thought.
Found an old F/car seat which I have started to re-shape.
Test fitting the motor. Front motor plate is only for mock up purposes....
Added several more bars in place (as seen above), and started to think about mounting points....yeah, getting them in early. Thanks to Clay's
great build on his 'Stang, I have learned to plan ahead this time.
Pedal assembly started.
And a shot just resting in place. I need to make and mount the end locators before I go too much farther.
Working on the locator points now, along with some more bar work.....
Will try another update later if I can get enough done.
Thanks for stopping by, and hope you like so far guys.
Posted 14 April 2012 - 05:53 PM
I thought I saw an email for Paul Rowe as well on the 1/16th Facebook group... if anyone is interested you may be able to get Paul that way as well.
Posted 14 April 2012 - 08:08 PM
Bart, yeah, I actually have Paul's email onboard too, but finding names in this stupid Outlook is ridiculous... I think Rom is onto it.
Well, this is just a refresher update related to this morning. Didn't get as much done as I'd hoped, but it's some....
Clutch linkage, pedal box to can. Small brackets are flattened 1/16 tube and an old 1/24 plug wire loom.....RBMotion fittings.
Large diameter aluminium tube is just a "dummy" for mock up
Clutch and brake assembly almost complete. I'll add some kool tabs from Dirtmodelers set when they arrive, much the same as what Clay has done.
Finally got to use my new iron....had it well over 6 months. Forgot how much fun soldering was.
That's it for today, sorry guys. Will see how much I can push through this week......
Thanks for checkin' in, and please, throw any questions or critique this way.