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#81 Pro Tech

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 05:44 AM

Thanks guys, I got the engine/chassis completed (less headers). I scratchbuilt the side panels from air conditioning "metal" duct tape and added Pro Tech Dzus Fasteners. All of the engine detailing is from Pro Tech along with all the photoetch bolt detailing on the tin work/engine. On to the body for more tin work etc.

Thanks for looking!

 

Charlie

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#82 JPolli

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 07:43 AM

Very Nice Charlie.  Inspirational!!!!  Great job on those side panels.  Thanks for posting.

 

Jim



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Posted 06 March 2014 - 08:12 AM

Looks fantastic, Charlie.

Looks too good to cover up your great work with the body........

Awesome work !!



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Posted 06 March 2014 - 08:23 AM

Now that is pure gorgeousness Charlie. Love your work.



#85 John Teresi

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 08:29 AM

Charlie…….looks GREAT!!!!!!……..I love "Pro Tech" parts. :wub:



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Posted 06 March 2014 - 08:40 AM

Nice looking funny car chassis. Great work.

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 09:06 AM

Real nice, clean job on this Charlie.

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 09:52 AM

Great job Charlie.... Hope you get a "Good" Discount for all your Pro-Tech parts. ;)



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Posted 06 March 2014 - 09:56 AM

Charlie... That there is gorgeous my friend. I am a big fan of your work. I always admire your attention to detail and how clean you build. Top Notch work for sure!!

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 11:42 AM

Charlie, a common comment about your work is how CLEAN it is. I'm amazed at the lack of glue edges, paint scrapes or anything else we all usually suffer from somehow. Any tips on how to work so clean and excess free?



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Posted 06 March 2014 - 01:26 PM

Great work sir.  That looks fantastic!!

 

Steve



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Posted 07 March 2014 - 02:49 AM

Absolutely phenomenal Charlie .......... your work is always off the charts B)  B)



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Posted 07 March 2014 - 05:32 AM

Jim, thanks, those were more of a bear than I thought they were going to be.

 

Hondo, thanks, hey ya mean I didn't have to spend 50 hrs on doing the body, heck I could have already had this done by now lol.............

 

Brad, thanks, appreciate it!

 

Hey John buddy, thanks and I love you using them :D

 

Bob, thanks, much appreciated

 

Aaron, thanks bud and I love your avatar

 

Ed, thanks and yes I have connections :lol:

 

Chris, thanks man and I'm a big fan of your awesome work also.

 

Doug, thanks. All I could say on cleanliness of a build is to never rush any segment of a build. Always take your time and be pleased with the fit etc. before you do final gluing. Also on of amount of glued used you can get by with alot less than you think, as the old saying say's "less is more" Also take into account the best type of glue to use for a specific application, the assortment of glues I use for builds comes from - fast setting CA, medium setting CA, 5 min. epoxy, Testors liquid, Testors tube, Future (floor coating), used for setting all of my fuel, oil, etc lines and fittings, white glue for doing the complete mockup of the build before I ever put any paint on it. I look forward to you build as I love the vintage stuff!

 

Steve, thanks!

 

Hi John, how ya been bud? thanks and always love seeing your vintage stuff, I think we're cut from the same cloth for the love of the "days gone by" drag racing. 

 

 

Charlie

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 08:37 PM

Man that looks great Charlie



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Posted 10 March 2014 - 11:43 PM

gorgeous work Charlie, maybe you should just display the body next to it :)



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Posted 11 March 2014 - 03:42 AM

Stunning workmanship Charlie, well done. Your products are A1

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 04:14 AM

Charlie

 

   Can you describe how you got those creases in the roll bar padding? 

 

Jim



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Posted 11 March 2014 - 04:29 AM

Thanks guys!

 

Brett, I might just do that.

 

Jim, those R/B padding creases are the kits molded padding.

 

Charlie

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 03:48 AM

Hi Guys, got the tin-work/glass done on the body (added Pro Tech's .020 Nut and Bolts for the glass rivets). Onto the decals and adding some of Pro Tech's Drag Chute Kits :) . Thanks for checking it out.

 

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 03:50 AM

Charlie……..I Love It!!!!! :wub: