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#1 Hotrod28

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 02:07 PM

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.Attached File  pro mod models setup 043.jpg   64.78KB   94 downloads Start the build.Attached File  20130213_184250.jpg   92.65KB   142 downloads This is the  stance it will sit when finished.Attached File  daytona build 218.jpg   126.27KB   145 downloads Do hope the photos are good and the chassis so far.Attached File  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.



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Posted 02 March 2013 - 03:49 PM

Awesome!!! I'll definitely be watching this build! That is too cool!!!



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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 ).Attached File  pro mod 2.jpg   19.72KB   67 downloadsAttached File  pro mod 2 006.jpg   101.7KB   82 downloadsAttached File  pro mod 2 024.jpg   13.96KB   80 downloadsAttached File  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 .Attached File  pro mod 2 015.jpg   128.83KB   77 downloadsAttached File  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.Attached File  pro mod 2 023.jpg   148.06KB   48 downloads



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Posted 08 March 2013 - 01:08 PM

Lookin' good.



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Posted 08 March 2013 - 01:10 PM

This looks promising.



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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 .Attached File  louisessss photossssss photosssssssplus 466.jpg   73.51KB   14 downloadsAttached File  louisessss photossssss photosssssssplus 469.jpg   82.67KB   13 downloadsAttached File  louisessss photossssss photosssssssplus 470.jpg   84.21KB   17 downloadsAttached File  louisessss photossssss photosssssssplus 474.jpg   87.02KB   27 downloadsAttached File  louisessss photossssss photosssssssplus 478.jpg   92.23KB   32 downloadsAttached File  louisessss photossssss photosssssssplus 482.jpg   83.64KB   27 downloadsAttached File  louisessss photossssss photosssssssplus 486.jpg   96.41KB   26 downloadsAttached File  louisessss photossssss photosssssssplus 490.jpg   84.12KB   23 downloadsAttached File  louisessss photossssss photosssssssplus 506.jpg   87.99KB   23 downloads



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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.Attached File  louisessss photossssss photosssssssplus 508.jpg   119.55KB   21 downloadsAttached File  louisessss photossssss photosssssssplus 514.jpg   151.92KB   24 downloadsAttached File  louisessss photossssss photosssssssplus 515.jpg   144.48KB   19 downloads Also assembled the Lenco and did a fit all was good.Attached File  louisessss photossssss photosssssssplus 516.jpg   76.63KB   23 downloadsAttached File  louisessss photossssss photosssssssplus 517.jpg   120.38KB   25 downloadsAttached File  louisessss photossssss photosssssssplus 518.jpg   120.86KB   24 downloadsAttached File  louisessss photossssss photosssssssplus 520.jpg   85.98KB   20 downloads



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Posted 17 March 2013 - 09:25 PM

More photos as the work continues waiting for parts.Attached File  more td pm TDPM. 005.jpg   116.64KB   10 downloadsAttached File  more td pm TDPM. 006.jpg   119.78KB   14 downloads  Ading top part of firewall.Attached File  more td pm TDPM. 011.jpg   129.49KB   15 downloadsAttached File  more td pm TDPM. 012.jpg   139.3KB   16 downloadsAttached File  more td pm TDPM. 014.jpg   139.41KB   17 downloadsAttached File  more td pm TDPM. 015.jpg   112.5KB   23 downloadsAttached File  more td pm TDPM. 021.jpg   104.64KB   20 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.



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 01:03 AM

nice work Darryl, every thing looks great!!



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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 .



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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.Attached File  finishing PM chassis 064.jpg   126.17KB   25 downloadsAttached File  finishing PM chassis 068.jpg   116.15KB   30 downloadsAttached File  finishing PM chassis 069.jpg   134.95KB   23 downloadsAttached File  finishing PM chassis 074.jpg   100.5KB   27 downloadsAttached File  finishing PM chassis 079.jpg   126.8KB   27 downloadsAttached File  pm seat brackets 012.jpg   77.44KB   29 downloadsAttached File  pm seat brackets 018.jpg   97.15KB   30 downloadsAttached File  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.



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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 B)



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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.Attached File  front struts PM Daytona 001.jpg   125.95KB   24 downloadsAttached File  front struts PM Daytona 003.jpg   127.02KB   38 downloadsAttached File  front struts PM Daytona 007.jpg   91.51KB   39 downloadsAttached File  front struts PM Daytona 013.jpg   104.33KB   43 downloadsAttached File  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 .Attached File  front struts PM Daytona 016.jpg   106.02KB   55 downloads

 

Flashpoint tyres.Attached File  front struts PM Daytona 017.jpg   114.62KB   54 downloadsAttached File  front struts PM Daytona 018.jpg   139.31KB   40 downloads



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Posted 29 March 2013 - 12:50 AM

awesome Darryl, chassis looks fantastic, nice job



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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.


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Posted 29 March 2013 - 05:14 AM

That is some beautiful brass work!



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Posted 29 March 2013 - 05:31 AM

Yes, you have to admire a guy that builds his own chassis, that's champion mate.



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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.Attached File  pro mod wheelie bars and 4Bar 027.jpg   81.94KB   13 downloadsAttached File  pro mod wheelie bars and 4Bar 036.jpg   97.41KB   18 downloadsAttached File  pro mod wheelie bars and 4Bar 052.jpg   93.09KB   20 downloadsAttached File  pro mod wheelie bars and 4Bar 063.jpg   93.86KB   21 downloadsAttached File  pro mod wheelie bars and 4Bar 093.jpg   102.41KB   20 downloadsAttached File  pro mod wheelie bars and 4Bar 095.jpg   112.18KB   18 downloadsAttached File  pro mod wheelie bars and 4Bar 101.jpg   82.42KB   20 downloadsAttached File  pro mod wheelie bars and 4Bar 109.jpg   115.93KB   17 downloadsAttached File  pro mod wheelie bars and 4Bar 116.jpg   113.28KB   25 downloadsAttached File  pro mod wheelie bars and 4Bar 128.jpg   98.98KB   24 downloads



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 01:00 AM

excellent Darryl, looking fantastic!



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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.Attached File  pro mod wheelie bars and 4Bar 129.jpg   94.05KB   13 downloadsAttached File  pro mod wheelie bars and 4Bar 209.jpg   75.86KB   16 downloadsAttached File  pro mod wheelie bars and 4Bar 116.jpg   113.28KB   20 downloadsAttached File  pro mod wheelie bars and 4Bar 218.jpg   114.75KB   18 downloadsAttached File  pro mod wheelie bars and 4Bar 057.jpg   102.6KB   20 downloadsAttached File  pro mod wheelie bars and 4Bar 223.jpg   121.74KB   13 downloads