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#1221 Ace-Garageguy

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 11:43 AM

Wow. Craftsmanship just doesn't get much better than this. I'm in awe.



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Posted 13 July 2013 - 03:21 PM

beautiful work! and oh boy that cage looks amazing!



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Posted 13 July 2013 - 03:25 PM

Very nice work, Bill!

Been looking forward to seeing the big pics here, after seeing them on your phone couple of weeks back.



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Posted 14 July 2013 - 06:26 AM

As always, WOW!!!!!!!!!!

The fit & finish is awesome. The level of build quality is stunning. I've seen nice stuff before, but this.... this..... this is friggen huge. Landmark build here.

Thank you for sharing!!!!

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 10:56 AM

thanks Tony

 

Bill, I really appreciate those kind words

 

Jason thank you buddy!

 

hey Ray, I hope the bigger pics don't make it look worse !  lol thanks

 

John, I hope all is well with you, I know you had a little set back, was sorry to hear that, all ways appreciate you checking in with your encouraging remarks, thanks brother



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Posted 14 July 2013 - 11:05 AM

got a little bench time in today, I got the rear tins all soldered together and pretty much done

 

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fooled around with the rear roll pan, thinking about cutting some slits in it or some thing, we will see, any ideas?

 

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 11:11 AM

took a break from the body work and made some mufflers out of aluminum tubing and sheet, added some welds, planning on exiting the exhaust out in front of the rear wheels with some cool tips that fit snugly into the body hopefully,  no room inside the frame so they fit nicely outside, was worried they would be seen but they are hid pretty well unless you look close

 

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thanks for looking



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Posted 14 July 2013 - 11:20 AM

Simply incredible...been watching this one since the beggining and its just...incredible



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Posted 14 July 2013 - 03:15 PM

Wow is all i can say, Amazing Talent Bill.



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Posted 14 July 2013 - 04:41 PM

Bill.... You have me speechless.... WOW!!! This work is incredible. You have set the bar at a whole new level. Love your work.

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 01:38 AM

MAGNIFICENT!



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Posted 15 July 2013 - 02:12 AM

This project is coming along amazingly well! Happy the forum is back up so we can keep track of your latest progress. Everything is looking fantastic!

 

Kevin



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Posted 15 July 2013 - 03:54 AM

with this kinda skill although itd be a lot of money you could probably replicate the real cuda in 1:1 scale.



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Posted 15 July 2013 - 05:20 AM

 
John, I hope all is well with you, I know you had a little set back, was sorry to hear that, all ways appreciate you checking in with your encouraging remarks, thanks brother



Yeah I'm doing great these days. Doctor adjusted some meds & I'm good to go! Been enjoying my Cuda as I'm along a little further than yours ;-)

Keep it up Bill. Your posts are the first thing I look for when I sign on.

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 09:47 AM

Looks very good Bill! can not wait to see this again in person!



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Posted 15 July 2013 - 09:53 AM

Bill...Looking very nasty!  Excellent Craftsmanship 



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Posted 15 July 2013 - 11:01 AM

Not to poop in the punch bowl, but.....

Bill. Have you considered putting this build on hold until the new Revell 'Cuda kit hits the streets? It's bound to be more accurate than what's availiable now. I had the test shot in my hands at NNL East. Aside from the belt line being a touch off , it looked really nice......

I mean, generations to come will be referencing this car as the definition of a Scale Model. :)

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 11:44 AM

I am in awe of your talents. Your build makes me want to be a better modeler but there is no way in this Gods green earth that I would ever be able to build anything anywhere this nice. Ever !



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Posted 15 July 2013 - 01:30 PM

Bill, the cage is coming along quite nicely. Looks like you spent some good time mitering the joints. They look tight..

 

Only thing is, I think one of your mufflers is upside down!

 

Duh !



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 01:26 AM

thanks Joel!

 

hey Joe how's the hand?? thanks bro

 

appreciate it Chris, these are all things that have been done before, just not by me, I am having a lot of fun with it

 

thank you Mike

 

appreciate the kind words Kevin

 

Jake I would love to, but as you said, would take a whole bunch of money!

 

John thats great to hear!  thanks so much buddy

 

you are too kind Ray, you never know untill you try, thanks for checking in

 

hey Alyn, yea all of the bars on the cage was fish mouthed, does make for tight joints, I will fix the muffler thing :huh: thanks brother