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#521 Lunajammer

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 06:16 PM

only bad thing so far is the side vent windows didn't survive the filing and grinding process to get the parts to mate.

 

Which is why on similar projects I prefer to make the cut behind the windshield frame and mate the tops. The kit glass will fit right and the roof seam is easier to fill & work than fiddly detail areas. I like what I see though and am very interested in seeing this materialize.



#522 TFchronos

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 08:16 AM

Here's a quick run down on the GTX starting with a custom frame incorporating the Viper's front and rear end. The tires are from the Viper and the rims are from a 09 Challenger SE by Revell.

 

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Did a far amount of modding to the body removing all emblems, window posts, trim along the wheel wells (to open them up a little), and the trim alone the bottom of the body. It can't be seen from the picture but I also recessed the gas cap so it's flush with the body. This idea was barrowed from the Daytona in Fast and Furious 6. The most notable change is in the grill, I shaved out the insides and replaced it with some wire mesh.

 

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I'm also changing the back end a bit. I'm going to body most of it in getting rid of the chrome, I think I'll leave the bumper chrome though. I'm also bringing the tail lights all the way across and relocating the back up lights into the bumper or something. I may put them in the center of the tail lights like a Challenger too, haven't decided yet.

 

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The body of a GTX has got a little bow to it, the roof however is flat so it doesn't really follow the body line it goes up hill a little towards the front. I always thought it looked a little off so I thought I'd change that on mine and lower the front just a little, not to give it an angry squinted look or anything, just lower it enough to keep it consistent with the body.

 

Now it should be noted that this is the first time I've ever tried lowering a roof and my inexperience showed. Using a lighter to warn the posts to bend them a little the plastic got to hot to quickly and curled all around. With one ruined I just cut the other side off and proceeded to make my own posts, hopefully I can make them look good, if not I'll have to locate another body. I wont be doing that again, at least not the way I did it.

 

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Anyway that's the past month in a nut shell for the GTX, the hot rod hasn't changed any, doing some planning right now mostly on colors.

 

Opinions, idea's, criticism it's all welcome.

 

Keep up the great work you guys! :)


Edited by TFchronos, 21 June 2013 - 08:17 AM.


#523 maltsr

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 09:47 AM

That looks awesome Jonathan :o.  I hope the pillars work out OK.  If you attempt this again, try just bending the posts without applying any heat.



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 06:56 PM

I don't think it's too far gone to work the problem. I'd hate to see you toss out what you've done and start over. I'm on board with everything you've done so far and the posts are still manageable.



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Posted 12 July 2013 - 04:11 PM

Anybody get any building done ?? I have most of the painting done but haven't glued anything other than the engine halfs together. I've also had a few problems with my kit. After stripping the chrome off of some parts I managed to lose 1 of the carbs, also I noticed the engine doesn't have a water pump, alternator or any belts other than the blower. Seems I'm gonna have to raid my parts box when I finally get back home. I'll try to get the chassis together in the next few days and post some pics so you can see what you'll be up against.



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Posted 12 July 2013 - 05:01 PM

I got some done, working on many unfinished projects when a bump in the rode pops up. Got some turbos, but they still look too big, have'nt located a good scale fit yet, need something in 1/25. May have to make them myself.

I found another section of the body that needed a little more straightening and jammin' this Vette motor into the Impala from another kit proves interesting!



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Posted 13 July 2013 - 12:40 AM

I'm on a bit of a hiatus from the bench. So nothing new to report.



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Posted 13 July 2013 - 12:42 AM

I've got my Celsior engine mated to the 'cruiser transmission and sorted engine mounts but i'm stalled as I need wheels before I can go any further with the suspension and chassis and i'm waiting for Hobby Link Japan to get in the ones I want from Fujimi.

It's also too cold & damp to paint so I can't do that either.

However, this does mean i've been able to mate the spare 6 cylinder turbo diesel 'cruiser engine to a C6 for installation in a '70 Super Bee tow truck i'm also working on.



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Posted 13 July 2013 - 04:44 AM

Sorry i havent posted in a while but the Audi took s fall so i was going to switch over to a 68 dart and a 59 caddy

#530 TFchronos

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 05:52 AM

I'm getting stuff done too, I've been working on the GTX I got the window posts to work to my liking so I'm not trashing the body or anything, I painted the engine's on the hot rod that's about it. I'll get pic's up sooner or later. I'm glad the forum up a running again, I look forward to seeing updates from everyone.



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Posted 13 July 2013 - 04:52 PM

 

However, this does mean i've been able to mate the spare 6 cylinder turbo diesel 'cruiser engine to a C6 for installation in a '70 Super Bee tow truck i'm also working on.

 

Zen, a turbo diesel 6in a 70 Super Bee tow truck ????????????...........That is just SOOOOO wrong on so many levels. :D



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Posted 13 July 2013 - 05:02 PM

 

 

However, this does mean i've been able to mate the spare 6 cylinder turbo diesel 'cruiser engine to a C6 for installation in a '70 Super Bee tow truck i'm also working on.

 

Zen, a turbo diesel 6in a 70 Super Bee tow truck ????????????...........That is just SOOOOO wrong on so many levels. :D

 

I couldn't help but think that too Ron,

 

anyways, glad we are all still atleast thinking about our projects :P

 

I'm trying to finish 2 mopars I started then I'll get back to my 502 powered '57 Chev....................ooooppps did I let that slip.

 

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 02:33 AM

A japanese turbo diesel 6 with a Ford trannie in a Dodge.  And sitting on a Chevy chassis ('70 Monte).

Something for everyone there.

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 08:10 AM

ok...so while the forum was down there was an accident in the body shop while the'bee was in for colorsand and decaling,

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so now as many 'bee parts as possible are going into this entry(hoping to use enuff to still be the same entry),

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i'm calling it the super integrabee type R and here's some progress,

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 02:05 PM

Man that bites, but I really like the new car you're working on. Hope it works out for you.



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Posted 14 July 2013 - 05:40 PM

Dang, what the heck happened?  That really bites but at least your new project is looking good!



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Posted 14 July 2013 - 05:46 PM

ok...so while the forum was down there was an accident in the body shop while the'bee was in for colorsand and decaling,

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An accident? Yikes it looks like the mob had it taken out.



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Posted 15 July 2013 - 12:44 AM

thanks for the kind words guys :)  i dropped it while decaling it and then stepped on it when i went to pick it up...that really ticked me off(not a strong enough word but not cussin here right?).   this integra is almost falling together believe it or not and i've been wanting to build it as rwd and v8 powered since i received it as a glue bomb.  so far the only integra parts i['m using are the body and part of the interior tub.



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Posted 15 July 2013 - 05:38 AM

Interesting what turns of events come up as the year plods on. Then to go back in the thread and see where everyone started. Kind of fun.

 

It's summer hours at the Cormaro shop and it's impossible to get anyone to show up so I just swept and locked up until it's cold enough for dregs to come around again looking for a place with a heater. Maybe then they'll figure out how to convert the whole front clip to tilt without making it look clunky.



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Posted 15 July 2013 - 11:28 PM

 

An accident? Yikes it looks like the mob had it taken out.

I was with 2 bishops, the state premiere and a high court judge and I challenge anyone to prove otherwise... ;)