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#1 Magic Photos

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 11:11 AM

To keep my sanity doing customer cars, I have decided to start a personal project. I have started a 1/16th scale Newstalgia dragster. Here is the start and I will add more as work on it. This is a jig I made to do a customer car awhile back and got it out of the cobwebs. I am doing this chassis using 3/32 tubing, I have the first side started and will get the other side done soon. Then I will start putting the 2 sides together.
Here is a start.
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Posted 15 October 2012 - 02:10 PM

that is a great idea using the jig Mike, frame rails look great, ready to see more of this one!

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 11:21 AM

Mike you are off to a great start and its looking great so far. I am glad to see you get to enjoy doing one for yourself. i really like the jig you have made. keep up the killer work and i look forward to more on this project..

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 10:45 AM

Got a little more work on the dragster today. Got the other side done and started putting it together. Got a mocked up fuel tank and a dummy motor set in for alignment .

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 10:50 AM

Looking good Mike!

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 11:41 AM

Thanks guys. Charlie I will be using Pro Tech hardware on this build. Bill the jig has made building the dragster chassis alot easier. Chris thanks buddy just need to do a little for myself, 18 cars in 2 years for customers and just need a break.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 12:42 PM

Mike i am excited for to to be building one for yourself. You deserve it and I will be following along on this build. its gonna be killer!

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 05:25 PM

That's outstanding Mike I cant wait to see you accomplish more. Keep up the good work



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Posted 21 October 2012 - 01:28 PM

Looks great. Will this be a replica of a real car?

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 08:04 AM

No I am doing a car for myself.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 09:23 AM

Got some more work done on the car. Cross bars are in and front axle, plus started doing the seat and rear end.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 01:06 AM

very nice craftsmanship Mike, this is going to be awesome!

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 03:15 AM

Mike... you are making some great progress on this one bud. That chassis looks great and nice job on the seat. Keep up the great work!