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SCCeh Beretta - Frustration


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#1 turn1wonder

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 12:46 PM

This project has really frustrated me so far, and most of it has been my fault.

The concept: take a Beretta body and fit it to an SCCA 'Stang chassis, without altering the chassis at all.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 12:58 PM

Work on the sides first...

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 01:09 PM

The nose...

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The rear (first blood)...

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The main 'Stand body parts...

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Tape the main chassis to flat glass...

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Start bonding parts...

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 01:11 PM

Very interesting. Keep it going. And get a band-aid.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 01:13 PM

A little help to untwist...

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Start of bodywork using a product that I heard of...

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Looks like ######...

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...but it worked and I sealed it with clear nail polish...

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 01:19 PM

Start of rear bodywork...

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...and a small filler strip for the rear of the nose piece...

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Lower bumper done...

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Underside of the main body pieces...

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 01:19 PM

This is a cool idea, going to be watching this one

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 01:28 PM

Using tubing to mate the body pieces...

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Bumpers attached and smoothed...

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 01:33 PM

Modifying the rear to extract air...

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...using leftover parts from my CFCF-18 aircraft...

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Work on the hood scoop...

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 01:34 PM

More bodywork...

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 01:37 PM

Gathering my thoughts...and parts...

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 01:40 PM

DOOFUS! Frustration of my own doing (part 1), look at that rollcage in relation to the body...

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 01:44 PM

Moving the body back, or the wheelbase forward, take your pick...

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 01:50 PM

DOOFUS! Frustration of my own doing (part 2). I used to build real aircraft so why did I confuse inside diameter with outside diameter of the hole-saw for the rear opening? Now to fix things...

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 01:59 PM

This is pretty epic, i love this transformation

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 03:16 PM

I love the work and dedication to this project so far, but I got to ask, why a Beretta?

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 03:26 PM

Nice work so far although the hood scoop seems wrong for the car.

I'm looking forward to seeing this one progress.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 03:45 PM

I love the work and dedication to this project so far, but I got to ask, why a Beretta?


Why not?

I gotta say this is the first time I've ever heard of anyone using a hole saw on a plastic model. Keep it going. This is just crazy enough to work.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 03:48 PM

That is some MAJOR body modification going on ! When I saw the hole saws I thought "He's not going to . . " , but you did , and it worked ! Good job !
This is going to be an awesome build . Keep us posted .

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 06:36 PM

Been tweaking around the idea of useing a hole saw my self. Have to pick up on that now that i have seen that it s works