Fairmont drag car build - a couple small updates 2/4/14
Posted 28 April 2013 - 05:26 PM
I am using a much-modified Revell pan from the pro sportsman kit. I have cast a few, one of which I'm using for this build. I'm working on a master that I'm hoping Ed, my body caster, can produce for me. With it, we're planning to have the firewall separate from the rest of the pan.
Posted 28 April 2013 - 05:43 PM
Looking great Scott... Are those pieces available for purchase....
Posted 28 April 2013 - 05:50 PM
A few more pics for the night, then I won't be able to post anything for a couple days. I removed quite a bit of material on the outboard edges of the kick-up in front of the tubs. With the introduction of interior door panels, I am planning to make panels to fill the inside of the B-pillar down to the floor and it'll be cleaner to have one panel from floor to roof rather than fitting around that portion of the pan.
This shot gives you an idea of what the pan looks like with the additional material I added to incorporate hinges into the pan. It also gives it a bit more of an appearance of what a firewall/bulkhead area looked like on a Fairmont body-in-white (if you stretch your imagination quite a bit).
I've also started adding framing for the trunk lid. It will add a bit more realism, plus offer some support for the lower edge of the back window and forward trunk lid.
Here are a couple shots of door skins I've begun working on. I chucked up a Dremel bit in my drill press and raised the bed up to where there was about a .050" distance from bottom of the cutter to the table surface. I created a temporary stop so I could sort of control my line and "milled" some of the material away from three of the four edges of the door to make it more uniform. There's more to do, but this at least points me in the right direction.
Posted 29 April 2013 - 03:35 AM
Yes, those pieces will be available for purchase.
Posted 29 April 2013 - 09:15 AM
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Posted 29 April 2013 - 02:13 PM
i got some of your dragster pe parts VERY nice
Posted 29 April 2013 - 02:38 PM
Thanks Chris. I'm hoping to get up some momentum one of these days.
Thanks for your feedback Randy!
Posted 29 April 2013 - 03:43 PM
Every time I peek in on this one, I'm even more impressed!
Posted 30 April 2013 - 03:48 AM
Scott, that's gonna be a killer Fairmont!
Posted 30 April 2013 - 04:37 AM
This is real nice work Scott, I was wondering how to use the stuff I bought from you, now I know. Looking forward to future updates & seeing it finished. The US Fairmont is heaps different to any Fairmont here in Oz.
Posted 02 May 2013 - 10:43 AM
Hey Chuck - Thanks for your encouragement!
Thank you, Bill. I’ll try to keep it going in that direction... LOL
Thanks Jim! I need to send you a sample of some 1/16th PE rotors I just got in to see how they work with your hats.
Hey Thanks Charlie. I love your braided line. I’m going to use it as much as possible for this build.
Thank you, Phil. Yes - our respective Fairmonts are two totally different animals. I’m very preferential toward “ours”... They made for some neat drag cars in their day, and I still like the body style, even though they are pretty boxy. Also, I'm glad to hear that you're seeing how some of my stuff goes together. If you keep watching you'll get to see even more...
Edited by futurattraction, 02 May 2013 - 10:47 AM.
Posted 09 December 2013 - 12:23 PM
OK. I'm gonna pull this one by its bootstraps again and see if I can make some more progress. I'm working on some tinwork for it that I am hoping to do in photo etch when all is said and done. Still not quite finished getting the pieces done to my satisfaction, but I'm getting closer. I can add etch lines to imitate bead rolled work on them and the nose panel. I got a start on some roll cage work but don't have pics for that available to post yet. More later.
Posted 09 December 2013 - 01:05 PM
Good to see this one is still near the bench at least!
Posted 09 December 2013 - 02:04 PM
WOW, Scott it looks outstanding so far, keep up the good work and I will catch ya on the next update!!
Posted 09 December 2013 - 02:38 PM
Thanks guys. I'll try to keep it within arm's reach of the bench. LOL