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Project: "Inferno" 49 Merc - *Small update p14-15* 9/26/14


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#221 Pat Minarick

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 06:57 PM

Very nice !



#222 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 01:36 AM

Keep up the good work.



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Posted 26 July 2013 - 01:55 AM

Awesome stuff man!!!!



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Posted 26 July 2013 - 03:57 AM

WOW! Nice work all around. The scribing, chassis and suspension work and the creative use of sprue ...

fabulous.



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Posted 27 July 2013 - 07:44 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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Those lines are the speaker grille.

 

The dash looks great shaved smooth like that- I'm gonna do that on my next Merc. B)



#226 Darren B

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 08:46 PM

wow very flawless and intricate detailing will be following this one for sure..............



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Posted 28 July 2013 - 07:48 AM

Man! This is some awesome work!

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 09:06 PM

Long story short, been having a lot of family things going on amongst other things so I put the project aside for a month or two.
I was able to upload some photos tho so I'll try and get this build up to date.

Like I said before I wanted the skirt to flow so I started by shaping the top part to match the body line but then it just drops off so I'm going to make it flow into to bumper as well.
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Started by leveling the bottom out and then used an old scrap piece from the hood to make it sit flush on the ground.
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Then I cut a rough piece of plastic out, glued it on, and stared shaping.
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This is the end result compared to stock. After using some filler I was pretty pleased with it.
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Posted 01 November 2013 - 09:07 PM

I got rid of the old brackets and made new ones so it would slide right in place and line up without thinking twice. I also put a bracket behind the new plastic for extra backing support.
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While doing the skirts I shaved the the tail light buckets and old bumper holes.
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Edited by JasonFL, 01 November 2013 - 09:08 PM.


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Posted 01 November 2013 - 09:09 PM

To help the flow I shaved down the corners of each bumper at the same angle as the body line and shaped them to fit the side skirts.
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Added a little curve to the front of the skirts for more attitude.
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I'll up load more photos to photobucket this weekend.

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 09:14 PM

Wow ! Talk about a ground scraper. Very cool !

  

WOW, unreal detail....


Thanks Ray and Carl

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 09:16 PM

Very nice !

  

Keep up the good work.
  

Awesome stuff man!!!!

Thanks Pat, Doc, and Marcos

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 09:17 PM

WOW! Nice work all around. The scribing, chassis and suspension work and the creative use of sprue ...
fabulous.

  

wow very flawless and intricate detailing will be following this one for sure..............
  

Man! This is some awesome work!

Thanks Michael, Darren, and James

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 09:19 PM

Those lines are the speaker grille.
 
The dash looks great shaved smooth like that- I'm gonna do that on my next Merc. B)

Thanks Mike. I was wondering what that grille was for.

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 10:55 PM

Wonderful lines, nice fab work. I'll be following along.



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 11:08 PM

whow awsome job ..

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 09:49 PM

Wonderful lines, nice fab work. I'll be following along.

  

whow awsome job ..


Thankyou James and Richard

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 09:51 PM

More Updates

I really didn't like the look of the rear end through the bridge setup so I decided to clean it up.
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The first piece was cut out then used my wife's hole puncher to cut the edges off. Works great when you unscrew the bottom, then you can see where to cut it.
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I wanted the second piece to look like a metal dimple die punched it out. The dimples had to be the same size and spaced holes as the ones cut out in the middle section of the frame.
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I used one drill bit to make the hole and another drill bit 2x bigger and turned it counter clockwise. Took a lot of test tries but that was the best way to give it a smooth look.
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Posted 02 November 2013 - 09:54 PM

This hole was already there so I figured why not make it match.
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Then I added this accent dimple to both sides just for the hell of it.
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Why not the upper control arms.
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Edited by JasonFL, 02 November 2013 - 09:58 PM.


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Posted 02 November 2013 - 09:59 PM

With such nice control arms now this area just looked ugly as sin so I cleaned it up.
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Much better.
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Edited by JasonFL, 02 November 2013 - 10:02 PM.