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#1 wraith

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 01:19 PM

I started this in 1993 when i was a sophmore in high school. never got finished and got put away.

I found it along with a stassh of old models at my parents 3-4 years ago and decided to finish it. got som work done on her and she again got put away.

And now I finaly am hoping to "FINISH" her for good.

these pics are how i found her a few years ago.

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All this work was done when I was 15 years old. paint and the 79 Camaro front suspension swap.

never had a motor for it. was never sure what I wanted in it.

I had to strip the paint on the hood as it was way to thick and oranged peeled. Testors spray paint for ya!

I stripped it buy slowly soaking it in thinner and wiping it off. that was a day well spent as a 15 year old.

then she got boxed up and stashed away.



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Posted 14 February 2013 - 01:32 PM

I decided against the slicks and the skinny front tires.

When I restarted her I was unsure of how to finish her. I just started digging in the parts box and came up with some pieces.

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i cut off the quick change rear end as I wanted something different. The SBC and trans were very badly messed up pieces from a older 79 Camaro I had gotten from a friend. took alot of reshaping to get it to work. the headers were from a long gone ZZ Top 34 Ford. They too need some work.

new rear end from a old Rampage Camaro.

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I found another hood i had for this kit. I had very badly mounted a hood scoop on it. i removed the scoop and grafted the cowl section fron the Rampage 69 Camaro hood.

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a lil sharpie marker magic.

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 01:40 PM

work on the SBC engine

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starter sourced from a AMT 55 Chevy pickup

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resin oil filter

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I also sourced the Edlebrock air cleaner and valve covers for it.


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Posted 14 February 2013 - 01:46 PM

Some work on the headers and test fitting

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 02:00 PM

Well maybe today I can continue with posting pics on her progress. Stupid computers at the library and maybe photobucket are not cooperating right now.



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Posted 16 February 2013 - 07:33 AM

some more previous progress pics

the exhaust coming together

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the traction bars are also from the Rampage 69 Camaro

 

here you can see the styrene strips on the rear crossmember that the exhaust will hang from

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the wheels and tires I sourced to use.

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they have since been replaced.

 

rear end shot.

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trying to find some suitable taillights as at this time I hadn't been able to find the kits taillights.

The rear bumber is from the AMT 72 GMC stepside kit. I narrowed it to fit my taste better. then just sanded it a lil smoother and out came the sharpie marker.

Most of the ehaust was hing at this point and the exhaust tips are aluminum tubing


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Posted 16 February 2013 - 07:39 AM

I finally found the kits taillights after looking in almost every model box i have.

stripped the chrome from them and then sprayed them and the rear bumper with some cheap chrome spray paint from Ace Hardware.

I was really impressed with how good the chrome look came out.

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The fuel cell in the bed is just sitting there. It the large resin  one offered from Scale Dreams.

Not sure if it will  make the build or not.


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Posted 16 February 2013 - 08:14 AM

And now on to the newest progress pics!

 

exhaust 99% complete. took me a lil while to make a H-pipe I liked

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the driveshaft is aluminum tubing with the u-joints ends pushed in.


Edited by wraith, 16 February 2013 - 08:20 AM.