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#21 lmtdconnectivity

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:40 PM

This might make it easier to understand....

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That's how I figured it would be. Thanks for the pic Bill!



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Posted 07 February 2013 - 08:17 PM

I made it to the hobby shop and some other places today. I now have primer and can start playing with the colors. I still need to build my spray booth before I do any serious spraying. I might try and get the parts tomorrow but will probably be Saturday.

 

Also got a Dremel drill press. I can't wait to get it set up.

 

I should have some pics either tomorrow or Saturday of what ever progress I get done. Probably some paint on some spoons and some primer on the body and engine and stuff.



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Posted 08 February 2013 - 08:56 PM

I was able to get most of the parts for my paint booth today. I will get the on/off switch and filter tomorrow and get it built and tested. Still need to get my workbench mats though. I'll probably get that next weekend and get it built.



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Posted 09 February 2013 - 04:05 PM

So no painting yet today. I got my Dremel Drill Press put together and my paint booth most of the way together. Its functional just no on/off switch hooked up yet.

 

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I have the switch just need to wire it in. I'm waiting to do that until I get a spot where I am planning to keep the booth semi-permanently.

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I'm not sure what I'll be able to get done tomorrow, I'm going to a concert. I should be able to paint some on Monday though. I might throw on some primer tomorrow that way it'll be ready Monday to lay down some color.


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Posted 09 February 2013 - 07:35 PM

So I just went and threw some black and white primer on a couple of spoons so I can mix and test the paint tomorrow before the concert hopefully. Then I can prime the engine and some other parts once I know which primer I want to use for best shade of purple.

 

I also need to get some shade of yellow and some silver nail polish.


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Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:53 AM

So I got the purple thinned out enough I think for airbrushing. I had to stop there though since the ol lady wasn't feeling good. I don't have enough time to do anything else before the concert. Everything is ready for tomorrow to lay some paint on some spoons at least. I want to at least figure out which primer I want to use, white or black (I'm figuring white) for this purple and get the primer on the motor and some other parts tomorrow. I want to start putting the engine together and get it detailed. It'll be my first time wiring the distributor on a model. I already have the firing order for it and got the wire and boot material for it.



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Posted 12 February 2013 - 06:12 PM

Ok so I ended up having to work and won't get to do anything until Friday or Saturday. Boooo



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Posted 13 February 2013 - 07:13 PM

Small update. Here is what I will be using to wire the distributor.

 

The red wire is wire from a phone cord and the paperclip i'll pull the wire out of it and cut the yellow part to size for boots.

 

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That is all. :)



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Posted 16 February 2013 - 05:13 PM

So I still haven't had a chance to do any painting yet. I did get to the hobby shop and get some BMF, aluminum tubing (thinking about scratch building the shocks. may try to make bags since i have some heatshrink tubing), and I also got some nail polish for the accent colors and some lacquer thinner.

 

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Pic isn't the greatest but it'll have to do for now.



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Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:59 PM

Still no painting yet. I'm kinda irritated at this point I haven't been able to get anything done.

 

Here is a pic of all the colors I'm using. Black will be used as well but didn't feel like including it.

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I also picked up a dodge charger srt8 uptown and since I don't plan on building it, I'm using the speakers, amps, and lcd screen for this build.

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I have them sitting in LAs Totally Awesome to dechrome them. That way I can paint and detail them.



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Posted 23 February 2013 - 05:14 PM

I have the speakers and stuff de-chromed now and ready to prime. Plans are tomorrow to actually get something done. Snowed almost a foot here and I had to work because my boss got snowed in where he was. We shall see how the day pans out.



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Posted 24 February 2013 - 09:27 AM

If it were me I would get some sheet plastic and make the shape you want from the Challenger (??) hood on the El Camino hood. It wouldn't be difficult to mimic that design in sheet plastic. Then you won't ruin the Challenger hood.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 07:03 PM

I don't plan on using the hood at all for anything so it doesn't matter. Anyway i think I'm going to go with a 3 inch cowl for it instead. Just have to order it, probably next weekend.



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Posted 25 February 2013 - 05:55 PM

Ok I finally got to some painting. I got the color laid down on the spoons.

 

Top is the black primer and bottom white primer.

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left white and right black primers.

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Not sure which color I want to go with. I really like the one with black primer, but it's a little dark I think for this build. I don't know.

 

I have to thin down the nail polish a little more when I actually start spraying. That brand is pretty thick.



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Posted 26 February 2013 - 11:53 AM

I like what you are doing here Shawn ,  looks really cool !

 Idea -   If you prime the body with white on top and black on the bottom  you can do a two tone paint job in one shot !



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Posted 20 March 2013 - 05:53 PM

any updates?



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Posted 20 March 2013 - 06:18 PM

Sorry no real updates at the moment. I have been crazy busy with work and other stuff and haven't had any real time to get anything done. I did get some black primer on the body the other day. That's about it. I hope to be getting some time to do some work here probably Friday or Monday.



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Posted 21 March 2013 - 04:40 AM

So no painting yet today. I got my Dremel Drill Press put together and my paint booth most of the way together. Its functional just no on/off switch hooked up yet.

 

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I have the switch just need to wire it in. I'm waiting to do that until I get a spot where I am planning to keep the booth semi-permanently.

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I have mine pluged right in a surge proctector, an use that as my on/off switch.



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 03:03 PM

So after some speed bumps in my life, I will be starting on this project again. I might even have some pics tomorrow.

 

I left off with it primed and needing some sanding then another coat and sanding. I'm going to try to get some primer on the engine, tranny, and various other small parts as well.



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Posted 22 August 2013 - 10:38 AM

So I got started today but it is really windy and my booth is only really suited for airbrushing size-wise.

 

I was able to get some sanding done on the body, just not another primer coat due to the wind.

 

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Got the engine and a couple other pieces done and ready for detailing.

 

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And finally dechroming the valve covers, air breather, carb, and shifter.

 

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Didn't get as much as I had hoped done but at least its a start. I work the next 2 and a half days so won't be any updates until at least Sunday, probably Monday.