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#201 LAone

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 08:52 AM

Wow! Amazing work on that 4link.
One question, that paper clip u used to bend. That stays inside the tube after you cut it right?

#202 Mooneyzs

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 10:03 AM

Very Nice work on the chassis to get it to sit that low. I am gonna take some notes for my '49 that I would like to start on soon. I have a vision of pretty much having mine just about sitting on the rockers.



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Posted 17 June 2013 - 06:15 PM

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

Thanks Jim, glad your liking it.

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 06:24 PM

Love every bit of it. Thanks for sharing the work.



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Posted 17 June 2013 - 07:25 PM

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

  
Thanks Zac. I appreciate it. Glad I finally got the rear all figured out, it's almost done.

Great detail,,
  
Thanks Andre

Real Nice Work Jason!
B)

Thanks Ira. One day I'll have the balls to cut my projects up and be able to put them back together like you do.

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 07:29 PM

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

 

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

Love every bit of it. Thanks for sharing the work.

Thanks Chris & James, I really appreciate that. Ill try and get more photos up soon.
Welcome to the site guys.

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 07:44 PM

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


Thanks Doc.

Wow! Amazing work on that 4link.
One question, that paper clip u used to bend. That stays inside the tube after you cut it right?
  
Thanks Luis. Yea, the paper clip fits pretty snug in there. I cut the clip smaller then the straw to give me room so I could cut the straw back to fit the endings. But once it's bent the clip doesn't move at all.

Very Nice work on the chassis to get it to sit that low. I am gonna take some notes for my '49 that I would like to start on soon. I have a vision of pretty much having mine just about sitting on the rockers.

Thanks Chris. It's more work then I expected but well worth it. Can't wait to see yours laying rocker. I'll keep my eye out for the build.

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 05:52 PM

As you can see, there's no room for an exhaust to run out the rear so I had to change the plans. Instead I'm going to go straight pipes right out the side.

I started by taking the old exhaust, flipping them to opposite sides, and piecing them together.
How the exhaust is supposed to sit stock:
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The exhaust flipped to opposite sides going out the fender.
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Posted 22 June 2013 - 05:53 PM

I needed to shorten this pipe to clear the rim on the passenger side.
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So I cut the pipe down.
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Then I tapered the ends to fit the clamps. First I made a slight cut with the saw all the way around the pipe (ex:top part of pipe right side) then sanding it down to the right thickness (ex:bottom of pipe left side).
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I used the clamps off one of the extra exhaust ends, drilled out the center, and used it to cover were I attached the 2 pipes.
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This is the clamp and the piece of pipe (pass. side) that connects to the header.
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Edited by JasonFL, 22 June 2013 - 06:03 PM.


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Posted 22 June 2013 - 05:54 PM

Since I'm making the side pipes thicker then the rest of the exhaust I'm going to use the clamps off the muffler to help blend all the pipes together.
Started out by running a drill bit through the center.
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Then cut the end off with the clamp and attached it to the pipe.
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The 2 pipes connected (still need cleaning up)
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Posted 22 June 2013 - 05:56 PM

I was going to use this R/C antenna cover for exhaust, bend it into place and then use a piece of plastic pipe to attach it but that was a big flop.
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So i resorted back to my parts tree stash and decided to make my own exhaust
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I cleaned them up and used a drill bit to make holes for a more realistic look.
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You can see how far I drilled in the light.
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I also rounded the edges off to flow better out of the fender.
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And there you go, custom side pipes.
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Posted 22 June 2013 - 05:57 PM

Having to go with side pipes was a big game changer for the Merc. All original plans went out the window.
Instead of the small skirts I'm going to go with the big ones, extend them a bit, shape them to flow with the body lines, and flatten the bottoms.
Then I'm going to drop the front/rear bumpers all the way flat on the ground and this will give me that aggressive slammed clean look I was going for.

Here's a mock up, let me know what you all think. Thanks for looking.
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Edited by JasonFL, 25 July 2013 - 04:11 PM.


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Posted 23 June 2013 - 05:12 AM

Wow Jason, I'm floored. Great work all around. This is shaping up to be one of the best Revell Mercs ever. I'm digging the fact that the sled is still grounded with the side pipes. Nice call on the cruiser skirts. Too bad you have to lay the body over that great chassis, That beefy 4 link is nuts!

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 05:35 AM

I love it!

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 12:30 PM

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 01:20 PM

This is a great build. Looking forward to see what your going to do with the front valance and grille area. Keep the updates coming!



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 03:31 PM

Wow Jason, I'm floored. Great work all around. This is shaping up to be one of the best Revell Mercs ever. I'm digging the fact that the sled is still grounded with the side pipes. Nice call on the cruiser skirts. Too bad you have to lay the body over that great chassis, That beefy 4 link is nuts!


Thanks Albie. I really appreciate that. A lot of the inspiration comes for you guys. I have a few more cool details I think will really make this Merc set apart from the rest. After its all together you'll still be able to see the notch from the back window, I think you'll like it. Thanks for sticking with the build, I'll try and update more.

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 03:33 PM

I love it!

  

killer ride

Thanks James and Todd.

This is a great build. Looking forward to see what your going to do with the front valance and grille area. Keep the updates coming!

Thanks Joe. I think your gonna dig what I did with the front, look mean.

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 03:46 PM

Wow ! Talk about a ground scraper. Very cool !



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 03:55 PM

WOW, unreal detail....