Project Phoenix: Custom '61 Dodge Dart resurrection: Still ticking, Sept,1
Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:53 AM
Just for fun, I tried an earlier wheel / tire combination to backdate the look to mid-'60s showcar, in the Barris Fireball 500 vein.
Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:49 PM
well, I guess you'll just have to make another one so you can have both versions..
Posted 22 November 2012 - 04:44 AM
Posted 16 December 2012 - 05:54 AM
A little at a time.....The trans I'm using is actually 1/24 scale in a 1/25 model (I know, but I don't care right now), and it's a big trans to start with, a ZF 6 speed, so making a trans tunnel to accommodate it, the engine setback, and still have room for the seats I want to use took a little thought.
On top, with a mark where the shifter will go...
The asymmetrical console that will tie in to the dash and tonneau designs....
....and a look at the semi-complete firewall setback to allow the engine setback.
Edited by Ace-Garageguy, 16 December 2012 - 06:44 AM.
Posted 17 December 2012 - 02:02 AM
I like where your going here. Going to keep my eye on it.
Posted 20 March 2013 - 02:30 PM
She's been resting while I've been working on some new filler techniques, but as of today is back in the rotation. There's a lot of sculpting to do on the tonneau, and I wasn't entirely satisfied with the polyester filler, as thick as it was going to be. The epoxy / microballoon filler I've been experimenting with solved the problem, though it takes an overnight cure. More pix shortly.
Posted 20 March 2013 - 04:35 PM
You have some great skill. I cant believe you were able to fix it and make it look as cool as it does now!
Usually, If a model was that far gone. anyone else would throw it out. Great job!
Posted 21 March 2013 - 12:01 PM
Posted 21 March 2013 - 12:25 PM
Posted 01 September 2013 - 04:44 PM
Had some pinhole issues in the f'glass patch-panels, finally decided how to kill them by forcing Squadron Green into them with a chisel-tip blade.
I also removed too much material from the rear corners of the chassis, so that's getting dealt with now. The fuel tank also gets modified to make room for pipes to run under it.
Posted 01 September 2013 - 05:01 PM
Thanks for the update. Nice to see an ambitious project return for round #2. Tough builds are tough builds. Especially when "life" interrupts. I have a project that's been kicking around under the bench for about 14 yrs. now...... I wish I had the time like I did when I was younger to build more.
Again, good to see the update. Looking good and we're paying attention.
Posted 01 September 2013 - 05:04 PM
This is shaping up pretty nice!!! Like what you have so far!!
Posted 01 September 2013 - 05:37 PM
I think I saw this at the patch panel post and that's when I had a computer meltdown. Nice to see this one come along so well.