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Project: "Inferno" 49 Merc - *Small update p16* 2/6/15


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#181 geemoney

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:53 AM

nice!



#182 JasonFL

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:36 AM

That stuff call Totally Awesome is THE best chrome stripper Ive ever used. It strips chrome clean in under 30 minutes. And its pretty good on paint too. As for your fuel tank, you dont really have to open the trunk, it could just be one of those trust me its there sort of things. Thats what Im doing for my Camaro since there will be a rear diffusor covering that area up. Just keep it simple, thats almost always the best solution.

Yeah, a lotta people remove chrome with it. Others use oven cleaner. I like glass cleaner like Windex because I always have some and it usually works quickly.

Thanks guys for the advice. I'll have to try some of these when I'm ready to strip some chrome. I haven't been to the bench lately but I've worked a little on the 4 link. I might not run the exhaust through the back, not enough room so I might run them out the side and use the cone things on the rear for tail lights. We' ll see, thanks for all the help

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:45 AM

Ive gotta copy that faux bag idea...maybe not exactly..I had a different idea,but same concept..lol..if that makes any sense,but this car you're building is looking far superior to mine...you've got quite a skill set at this bro

Thanks man. This is the first time attempting any of this so I'm just taking my time.

nice!

Thanks.

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 12:09 AM

First off thanks everyone for their help and input so far. Its been a lot of help so keep it coming, its much appreciated.

Haven't gotten to much done lately. I finally figured out what I'm doing with the rear so that's being finished up as we speak. In the meantime I did a few simple mods to clean it up a bit.

I started by moving the mirror down onto the door. Thought it looked better then were it was so I made a tiny hole with a thumb tac (only thing i had small enough to make the hole).
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I use black marker as an etching guide
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Then I made it flow with the body.DSCN6537.jpgDSCN6535.jpg

Edited by JasonFL, 16 March 2013 - 12:10 AM.


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Posted 16 March 2013 - 12:12 AM

Just to clean the interior up a bit I shaved the dashboard smooth of the clock, radio, glovebox/lock, and those lines, not to sure what they are.
Then I followed that nice body line all the way through.
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Edited by JasonFL, 16 March 2013 - 12:23 AM.


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Posted 16 March 2013 - 12:17 AM

I also shaved the tires down a bit to help with clearance and get it down a bit lower.
Weapons of choice: power drill, bolt, 2 wing nuts, a spacer, and some sanding materials.
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I used wing nuts with a smooth side so the ridges didn't dig into the tire.
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They also fit perfectly into the tire.
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Left side: unshaven
Right side : shaved
Not much difference but you can see its a little smaller then the original.
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That's it for right now. I'll try and get some progress photos up of the rear frame section soon. Thanks for looking.

Edited by JasonFL, 16 March 2013 - 12:19 AM.


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Posted 16 March 2013 - 03:36 AM

Every thing is looking great Jason !   I really like the smooth dash ,  what a difference ! 

 Nice job with the tires too ,  I've been doing it that way for a long time .

 Keep up the good work !



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 10:17 PM

Every thing is looking great Jason !   I really like the smooth dash ,  what a difference ! 
 Nice job with the tires too ,  I've been doing it that way for a long time .
 Keep up the good work !

Thanks Bob, I appreciate it. Glad you like it

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 06:19 AM

Sorry for the lack of updates but its a pain in the a$$ to get my photos up.

After some broken parts and a lot of trial n error, I finally finished the rear set up. This was the first time ever scratch building this small so it took a lot longer then expected but I'm pretty satisfied with the results.

I decided to go with a 4 link. The first thing I did was make a cross member so I can attach the tabs to it.
I found this piece of old parts tree that fits perfectly.
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Then I made a bunch of tabs out of some old bread plastic clips.
First making rough outlines/cuts then I shaped them and last I punched some holes through.
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Wasn't going to make the holes but I figured the extra step was worth it. I didn't have a drill bit small enough so I had to tap the holes out, then slowly push it through the rest of the way so i didn't split the tabs apart.
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I also made tabs for the shocks out of the old cross member they used to attach to.
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Posted 16 June 2013 - 06:20 AM

When I finished making the tabs I figured out where everything had to go. Keeping the clean look of my bridge I decided to attach them to the cross member and rear end. After that I did the body work and more shaping. Still have some touch ups to do.
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I made a backing plate so I can attach some more tabs. I made it line up with the lines that were already on the rear.
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Thought it looked a little empty and weak so I added filler plates and rounded the back edge off to
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**If anyone can please tell me why these keep showing up as links instead of photos? I copied the photobucket IMG link but it keeps showing like this.**
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Edited by JasonFL, 16 June 2013 - 09:23 PM.


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Posted 16 June 2013 - 06:21 AM

I cut the shocks down and cleaned them up a bit to fit into the scheme of things.
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I finally found the only thing in my house that comes even close to the size I needed for the link bars and it happened to be the straw off the 3M Dust Remover can.
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In order to get the bend I wanted and not have it move out of place I used a piece of paper clip to stick inside.
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Did a little body work and its good to go.
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I have to run out but here's a little teaser. I'll post photos of the complete set up later on tonight.
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Posted 16 June 2013 - 06:24 AM

Super nice details going on.  The smooth dash looks great.



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Posted 16 June 2013 - 06:54 AM

This is amazing work!!! Cant wait to see more!!!



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Posted 16 June 2013 - 07:17 AM

Wow amazing detail. Thanks for sharing, this is really sweet.



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Posted 16 June 2013 - 09:11 AM

Good to see you back at this one Jason, more great work! That 4-link is shaping up nicely indeed.



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Posted 16 June 2013 - 09:12 AM

Great detail,,



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Posted 16 June 2013 - 09:14 AM

Real Nice Work Jason!

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 08:30 PM

Here's the first 2 link bars installed
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The finished rear with everything installed outside the frame.
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Posted 16 June 2013 - 08:38 PM

And this is everything installed on the frame. I was going for that smooth flowing look with nice lines.
Still some touch up work to do but you can see the look I was trying to achieve.
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This is everything mocked up on the frame with all 4 wheels, motor, and drive shaft.
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Thanks for checking out the build. I have more photos to load with some other things going on with the build that I'll be posting soon. I think you guys are gonna dig it.

Edited by JasonFL, 16 June 2013 - 08:53 PM.


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Posted 17 June 2013 - 04:00 AM

Love this kind of work and patience.  Good stuff, keep it going.