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#41 Shelby 427 1965

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:53 AM

Really digging this build, the work on it is brilliant.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:23 AM

Thanks, fellas. Heres a small update. Getting the engine finalized and all the detail work finished up.

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Thanks for checking her out and as always, comments a criticism is welcome!



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Posted 23 January 2013 - 03:43 PM

that paint looks awesome. love that color. that thing kinda looks like an r32.
great build. cant wait for more. motor looks great too.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 05:46 PM

Yea, its funny how much the S13 coupe and the R32 favor in looks. Even the real thing, the proportions are only slightly smaller from the R32 to the S13. The roof line, and silhouette is almost identical. I know some tuners who have turned an S13 into a poor man's R32. It looks very convincing. Anyway, small update. Trying to get the interior finished up. The only thing missing here is the cage, waiting on the primer to dry so I can sand and paint. Anyone have any suggestions for color? I dont want to do body color since I think it will blur the line of the a pillars and roof and I dont want to do black because I want the cage to stand out. Maybe like a sliver or polished aluminum?

 

Dash is detailed with a popular mod for 240s, replacing the center heat vents with a twin gauge pod. R32 cluster (my S13 cluster decal disintegrated in the water) and a Nardi wheel. Passengers seat is the stock seat since I wanted to maintain a budget racer sort of look. Rear deck lid is flocking, first time using it and the type I got was way too fine imo. And got the decal into the FPR for the engine. Small, but it makes a difference. And last I built the under structure of the hood. Anyway, on to the pics. Thanks for looking.

 

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 06:00 PM

Looking good!



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Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:04 AM

Coming together nicely!



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Posted 28 January 2013 - 03:41 AM

Beautiful work here!



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Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:01 AM

Thanks to a midwinter 60 degree day, I decided to shoot my clear. After first coat:

 

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And completed interior:

 

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Thats all for now. Thanks for checking her out!



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 05:12 AM

Alright, this should be my last update before I post this as a finished build. Finished up my chassis detail, ran my fuel lines, finished detailing the motor. Adding the radiator and intercooler and ran the piping. Adding a throttle cable and wiring for the O2 sensor. All Ive got left to do is get the engine permanently placed into the bay and make an exhaust for it.

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 09:59 AM

i can just about here that turbo spool and the pop off's pop. keep it up. the interior looks great and all the rest makes me want to start another model

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 08:43 PM

Thanks for the comments, guys! A small in progress update. Did some work on the motor, finished up the scratchbuilding on the turbo side of the exhaust, scratchbuilt a new intake manifold, throttle body, and radiator. Also shot on the final coats of color a few days ago, so this is the final color before its cleared. Just gotta finish up the mods before I shoot the clear on. Anyway, thanks for checking her out!

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What did you use here for the fuel rail?  It looks like styrene but is it square or hexagon and what size is it?



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:52 AM

some very nice work Brandon



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:53 AM

Yea, its just some square styrene rod with some hex rod on each end to simulate the pressure fittings.

 

@Vintage; from the master himself! Thanks!



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 04:28 AM

Beautiful build, Brandon!   Some great bodywork & paint.  The engine bay is turning out really well.  Love your scratch work as well.

 

This is one very cool ride & well done.  Thank you for sharing it with us.