Hi just going to start a project I have wanted to do for a long while as I have been a keen modeler for a long time and it's a Pro Mod as we call them in Australia (Top Doorslammers). I am basing my build on a vehicle that raced in the 1989-99 era Peter Gratz Dodge Daytona very fast car so if you want you can see photos of it on the Web but i will try to put some photos on later. So far I have got the layout done and some photos of the Chassis to date as I have been working on it for about 2 weeks. It's lots of fun and frustrating. So here we go. pro mod models setup 043.jpg 64.78KB 93 downloads Start the build. 20130213_184250.jpg 92.65KB 141 downloads This is the stance it will sit when finished. daytona build 218.jpg 126.27KB 145 downloads Do hope the photos are good and the chassis so far. daytona build 225.jpg 79.45KB 100 downloads This is the chassis so far and i am using a small butane torch to weld thanks see you soon.
1/16 Dodge Daytona Pro ModScratch building.
Posted 02 March 2013 - 03:49 PM
Awesome!!! I'll definitely be watching this build! That is too cool!!!
Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:50 PM
Hi , I have been busy with my work but were on the move again and before i go any further i will put some photos on of the vehicle I am baseing my build on but it will be built with a 2013 style as we all know how P/M & T/D are today. (Wild looking ). pro mod 2.jpg 19.72KB 67 downloads pro mod 2 006.jpg 101.7KB 82 downloads pro mod 2 024.jpg 13.96KB 79 downloads pro mod 2 009.jpg 111.47KB 70 downloads
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Have been doing a lot of set up the last week checking that it all fits and build the Lenco three speed and starting on the diff .I will be running a PSI and the hat i have been messing around with will stay . pro mod 2 015.jpg 128.83KB 77 downloads pro mod 2 017.jpg 116.12KB 71 downloads
The M/W rear end is starting to look good . I am just waiting for some parts to come from Jim at Micro Nitro to finish off the diff. The parts from M/N are awsome stuff.
So that is it for a while will be back soon Darryl. pro mod 2 023.jpg 148.06KB 47 downloads
Posted 17 March 2013 - 08:49 PM
Hi back again with some more progress on the build. Made the engine mounts on the chassis and a plate for the motor to bolt to and a plate for the Blower restraints under the injector hat , and a base for the hat a little different . I made some brackets at the back for body mounts and a part of the firewall so pictures . louisessss photossssss photosssssssplus 466.jpg 73.51KB 14 downloads louisessss photossssss photosssssssplus 469.jpg 82.67KB 13 downloads louisessss photossssss photosssssssplus 470.jpg 84.21KB 17 downloads louisessss photossssss photosssssssplus 474.jpg 87.02KB 27 downloads louisessss photossssss photosssssssplus 478.jpg 92.23KB 32 downloads louisessss photossssss photosssssssplus 482.jpg 83.64KB 27 downloads louisessss photossssss photosssssssplus 486.jpg 96.41KB 25 downloads louisessss photossssss photosssssssplus 490.jpg 84.12KB 23 downloads louisessss photossssss photosssssssplus 506.jpg 87.99KB 23 downloads
Posted 17 March 2013 - 09:05 PM
Hi some more photos front bars for struts waiting for them from Jim at Micro Nitro he does some incredible work. louisessss photossssss photosssssssplus 508.jpg 119.55KB 21 downloads louisessss photossssss photosssssssplus 514.jpg 151.92KB 24 downloads louisessss photossssss photosssssssplus 515.jpg 144.48KB 19 downloads Also assembled the Lenco and did a fit all was good. louisessss photossssss photosssssssplus 516.jpg 76.63KB 23 downloads louisessss photossssss photosssssssplus 517.jpg 120.38KB 25 downloads louisessss photossssss photosssssssplus 518.jpg 120.86KB 24 downloads louisessss photossssss photosssssssplus 520.jpg 85.98KB 20 downloads
Posted 17 March 2013 - 09:25 PM
More photos as the work continues waiting for parts. more td pm TDPM. 005.jpg 116.64KB 9 downloads more td pm TDPM. 006.jpg 119.78KB 14 downloads Ading top part of firewall. more td pm TDPM. 011.jpg 129.49KB 15 downloads more td pm TDPM. 012.jpg 139.3KB 16 downloads more td pm TDPM. 014.jpg 139.41KB 17 downloads more td pm TDPM. 015.jpg 112.5KB 23 downloads more td pm TDPM. 021.jpg 104.64KB 19 downloads Well thanks for looking and i will be back again as soon as i can but when you have stand by truck driver job its not easy some times to do the things you want to do Darryl.
Posted 18 March 2013 - 12:41 PM
Thanks Bill its coming along slowly. I think one of the hardest part of the build will be the paint scheme and decal placement . Their is a little trick i had a custom painter show me a long time ago and that is if you get a photo (has to be the right type of paper) of what you want and put one or two coats of Lacquer clear on it (thin) place it in water till the paper is soaked , then gently rub off the paper and you are left with the rest (the clear takes out the colour ) looks just like a decal and then you put it on what you want and their you have it a decal that wont never crinkle,shrink,crack ect. I have done lots like this as large as bike tanks and little cartoon capers on edge of panels of Hot Rods . I still recon your Hemi engine will start up with a little fuel .
Posted 22 March 2013 - 05:44 AM
Thanks for the feedback and your suport as this is the first i have ever posted anything on my modelbuilding and i am not to good with words at all . I have done a bit more but progress is a little slow as i redone some parts i was not happy with . I made the seat frames today and just have to fit to the seat when i get some bolts and solder the brackets to the chassis . I have just about finished the chassis just waiting for the rear shocks and front struts so it is a rolling unit . It sometimes seems its not going to end with all the chassis work and all the bars to weld in but i am thinkin it will turn out alright .On with the photos. finishing PM chassis 064.jpg 126.17KB 25 downloads finishing PM chassis 068.jpg 116.15KB 30 downloads finishing PM chassis 069.jpg 134.95KB 23 downloads finishing PM chassis 074.jpg 100.5KB 27 downloads finishing PM chassis 079.jpg 126.8KB 27 downloads pm seat brackets 012.jpg 77.44KB 29 downloads pm seat brackets 018.jpg 97.15KB 30 downloads pm seat brackets 020.jpg 114.52KB 22 downloads
Hope the photos are okay and will have more progress soon . I think i will do some on thr engine thanks guys Darryl.
Posted 22 March 2013 - 06:16 AM
Wow thats cool Darryl It will be a shame to paint that chassis you've done a mind blowing job so far keep on building n posting . your brass work is great I only wish I could do that
Posted 29 March 2013 - 12:14 AM
Hi guys . It has been a bit slow lately but still pluging along. I recieved my parts yesterday and they are some amazing work , so i started to build the controll arms for the front struts figure out the location for the R & P and top bracket . It took a while to think how to make the arms so here is a few photos . Their is so much planing on this type of build and chassis building but it is fun and i just love the look of a tuff Drag Car especially Doorslamers thanks Darryl. front struts PM Daytona 001.jpg 125.95KB 24 downloads front struts PM Daytona 003.jpg 127.02KB 38 downloads front struts PM Daytona 007.jpg 91.51KB 39 downloads front struts PM Daytona 013.jpg 104.33KB 43 downloads front struts PM Daytona 014.jpg 125.81KB 46 downloads
Found some old tyres in the parts box and thought they might be good so I had to cut them down as they were to big (round in size) even the Revell F/Car tyres. Done a lot of these over time . front struts PM Daytona 016.jpg 106.02KB 55 downloads
Posted 29 March 2013 - 03:17 AM
Thanks mate i like all the feedback and especialy when it comes from a top builder like you Bill. I think I am going to buy myself a Milling Machine and a Lathe and with time i might be able to build a Pro Mod engine in
1/16 like the motor you did it is unbelivle se you guys soon im off for 14 days holiday three states away from home Darryl.
Edited by Hotrod28, 29 March 2013 - 03:22 AM.
Posted 29 March 2013 - 05:31 AM
Yes, you have to admire a guy that builds his own chassis, that's champion mate.
Posted 17 April 2013 - 09:56 PM
Hi juys back with some more work and photos . I got some work done on the rear end 4 Bar and wheelie bars made some spacers for the 4 Bar brackets on the rear end and made the 4 Bar so on with some photos. pro mod wheelie bars and 4Bar 027.jpg 81.94KB 13 downloads pro mod wheelie bars and 4Bar 036.jpg 97.41KB 18 downloads pro mod wheelie bars and 4Bar 052.jpg 93.09KB 20 downloads pro mod wheelie bars and 4Bar 063.jpg 93.86KB 21 downloads pro mod wheelie bars and 4Bar 093.jpg 102.41KB 20 downloads pro mod wheelie bars and 4Bar 095.jpg 112.18KB 18 downloads pro mod wheelie bars and 4Bar 101.jpg 82.42KB 20 downloads pro mod wheelie bars and 4Bar 109.jpg 115.93KB 17 downloads pro mod wheelie bars and 4Bar 116.jpg 113.28KB 25 downloads pro mod wheelie bars and 4Bar 128.jpg 98.98KB 24 downloads
Posted 18 April 2013 - 01:47 AM
Hi guys again I posted a lot more before i went out to dinner and when i came home i lost it all so i am going to have another go so full speed ahead captain. pro mod wheelie bars and 4Bar 129.jpg 94.05KB 12 downloads pro mod wheelie bars and 4Bar 209.jpg 75.86KB 16 downloads pro mod wheelie bars and 4Bar 116.jpg 113.28KB 20 downloads pro mod wheelie bars and 4Bar 218.jpg 114.75KB 18 downloads pro mod wheelie bars and 4Bar 057.jpg 102.6KB 20 downloads pro mod wheelie bars and 4Bar 223.jpg 121.74KB 13 downloads