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#1 doomcrew

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 10:33 AM

Now, i have to give credit for this to Badgass (name may differ on other forums), as his build , along with other 1/16 scale pro-mods, gave me a lot of inspiration for this pro-mod. using badgass's method, i started to mark the board for the chassis. i want to use a hemi in this, and will try and scratchbuild it, but i need to do a lot of research first. i intend to use wheels from Micro Nitro with an array of after market parts and machined parts. and comments and advice are welcome. Here goes nothing...................


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thanks for looking in.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 02:01 PM

Great start

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 04:37 PM

Steve.... Awesome Start man. This is gonna be a great project!! I look forward to more.

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 06:41 AM

Great job on the jig.

#5 doomcrew

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 09:52 AM

cheers guys.

got the doors, boot lid and front end separated from the main body. like badgass, i kept the door window frames. made progress on the chassis to, with using 3.2mm tubing, i inserted an old electric guitar string in the upright to aid the bending. i have a small bending tool to help the process and reduce the prospect of getting a fold in the plastic. two holes were drilled into the rear of the chassis, and the upright had two small rods inserted, this was to hold the upright in place.

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#6 doomcrew

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 09:51 AM

well as my PS3 has died on me for a second time, i thought i would get on with the chassis. and you know what? i'm not bothered that the PS3 has stopped working for the time being, as i am enjoying this. got lots done as you can see, with a couple of adjustments being made along the way. still got plenty to do, but will have a break on sunday for NSRA Supernationals here in the UK.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 05:57 AM

Looking forward to more.

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 08:21 AM

Looks like a lot of work and I admire you for making this chassis. Keep it up.

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 11:00 AM

Looks like a lot of work and I admire you for making this chassis. Keep it up.


cheers. i will be getting some parts from your ever increasing stock to aid my eagerness for this build.


got some more done. here i have machined the gas pedal, along with the clutch and brake pedals, which all go on their scratched pedal assemblys. got the battery support, firewall, body mounts and the tops of the front suspension installed, and not forgetting the steering mount, also began building the steering rack.

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By metalhead6464 at 2012-08-03

thanks for looking in.


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Posted 03 August 2012 - 11:19 AM

Nice work, chassis looks good.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 07:00 AM

a little more progress. got the tops of the front struts in place and started the suspension mounts. also started on the engine, which is mainly made from chemiwood, body filler to fix any mishaps and plastic stock. the scale repros plus blower and manifold are in place for reference only as i will making them.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 07:04 AM

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 10:02 AM

You're making some really nice progress, Steve. Chassis looks great and your engine work looks super, too!

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 11:24 AM

Nice work on the engine Steve.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 01:25 PM

very nice work Steve

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 02:31 PM

Nice work Steve... Its looking good!! The engine looks awesome

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 12:40 AM

The scratch building is top notch.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 01:22 PM

cheers guys.

@ micro nitro. i will be after a set of your wheels and brakes for this, especially after seeing them grace other large pro mod builds.

got some machining done today, the front struts 90% done, as i still have to put the spindles in and paint the springs. also did a couple of engine components and made the bracket from sheet aluminium which is not fully finished.

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By metalhead6464 at 2012-08-10

plenty more to come.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 01:31 PM

Nice work, Steve!

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 09:44 AM

cheers art.


battled with my faulty lathe again, and managed to turn out the clutch can. i based it on the dimensions of the revell part and matched it up to a scratch built plate. i used my proxxon micro milling machine to get a straight profile, atop and bottom of the lip and also for the clutch access. i made an access plate from 0.5mm ally plate with six 0.8mm holes drilled into the plate and can. the plate was then fixed with threaded 0.8mm bolts. the cans lip, was also drilled along with the backing plate, using a 1mm drill bit. 1mm threaded nuts, washers and bolts will used to fix the clutch can to the engine.

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By metalhead6464 at 2012-08-14

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