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#81 Custom Mike

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 05:21 PM

This one's not dead yet guys, I just haven't had time to work on it lately. I did find that the back seat/package shelf is up too high, so I've got to find a way to get it back down, and possibly add a bit to the back edge, but I won't be sure of that until I get it at the correct level. Hopefully I'll have some updates on it this weekend, wish me luck!

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 05:29 PM

Mike, you are doing one hell of a job on this one



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Posted 17 March 2013 - 05:08 PM

Thanks Jonathan! OK, we have solved the problem with the rear package shelf, and it took all day to get it right! I started out by using my panel scriber to cut a groove at the point where the rear seat and package shelf meet. I got the package shelf to about half it's normal thickness, then ran some Tamiya cement to the groove, softening the plastic enough to bend it downward....

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I still had a big gap to the window, so I cut a pair of .030 strips, and glued them to the back of the package shelf....

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Still not enough, I've test-fit it about 20 times at this point, I've gotten really good at getting the chassis into the body by now!
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Posted 17 March 2013 - 05:13 PM

We have our 3rd .030 strip added, let's see how it looks now....

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Much better, I can work with this!

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A bit of sanding to get the strips to match the package shelf...

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And a quick coat of Flat Black, not bad, but I've gotta do something about that nasty seam!

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 05:17 PM

And here's the fix for the seam, more embossing powder! I masked off the speakers and the rest of the chassis, and laid down a nice coat of embossing powder, the seam is now gone, another problem solved, all I have left now is the foil on the sides and door handles, side windows, gluing the front wheels on, adding the P.E locks, back bumper, and the valve cover bolts and she'll be finished!

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 01:25 AM

super nice work Mike!!



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 01:33 PM

accidently found this its awesome if i had money to spend id say cast me up one. seeing how you did it professionally my attempt would have ended in failure. Great job.



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:09 PM

Nice work mike!

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 02:23 AM

Looking Good!

 

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 06:00 AM

How is this one coming Mike?
At this rate Sam is gonna finish that 75 Nova before you finish this lol

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 08:47 AM

B)

Nice problem solving Mike, very clever!

Looking real sharp!

Where did You get your scriber from, I am looking to get one.

What and where did you get the embossing powder from too?

Thank You for sharing with Us here.

Later
Russ

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 11:38 AM

How is this one coming Mike?
At this rate Sam is gonna finish that 75 Nova before you finish this lol

 

James, you know as well as I do that I'm gonna finish this before Sam finishes the NOVA!!  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol: 

 

B)

Nice problem solving Mike, very clever!

Looking real sharp!

Where did You get your scriber from, I am looking to get one.

What and where did you get the embossing powder from too?

Thank You for sharing with Us here.

Later
Russ

^_^

 

Russ, I picked it up from Hayes Hobby House in Fayetteville, NC, but I'm sure you can find it online somewhere, just look for a Trumpeter Panel Scriber, you'll love it! The embossing powder came from Michaels, but any arts & crafts store should carry the stuff.

 

I've gotten tiny bits of work done on this, but nothing worthy of being posted yet, I hope I can get some done tonight, we'll see!


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Posted 20 April 2013 - 05:25 PM

OK, let's bring this baby up to speed again. I got my side window in place on the driver's side and did a quick test-fit with the chassis and interior to make sure I didn't have any issues, thankfully it fit like a glove! I didn't get so lucky with the six-pack air cleaner though, it was still a bit too tall. So I cut a huge groove i the bottom of it, and it finally fits and allows the hood to close properly. Then I got all the foil work done, all that's left now is the door handles, PE locks, front tires and back bumper and this baby will be done! If the on-call phone settles down tomorrow, I might be able to finish her off!

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 05:29 PM

Looks real good Mike!!

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 05:35 PM

Thanks James, I'm trying to get it done so I can hit at least two contests with it this summer before it goes back west to Sam!



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Posted 20 April 2013 - 05:38 PM

You gonna try to make it here to Atlanta in November for the NNL?

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 05:54 PM

Nah, I wish I could make that one, but I've only got enough extra cash for a couple that are closer to home. Maybe if gas keeps dropping I can make Atlanta, God knows I want to hit that one one day!



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Posted 20 April 2013 - 05:58 PM

That sucks... Would be cool to see you bro... One day maybe lol

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 06:28 AM

:)

Thank You for the scriber info Mike!

I will be looking for one!

Build is looking SUPER!

Thank You for sharing

Later

Russ

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 10:26 AM

OK, we have an update...with pictures even! 

I got the chassis and body mated, exhaust mounted, and then got the front tires in place. Then I found that the master cylinder would not go where it was supposed to, since the 496 is in the way! So I added a drop of superglue to the newly smoothed back side of the master cylinder, and put it up higher on the firewall. And after test-fitting the air cleaner for the 1000th time, I still need to trim a bit more! 
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I've got a bit of touch-up to do on the oil pan, way too much handling of the engine wore the paint off!
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Rear bumper in place, it's getting close now!
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The new location master cylinder, this may impact the valve cover bolts you wanted Sam, we'll see!
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And the *%#@ air cleaner, this thing is gonna kill me!
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