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#21 Draggon

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 06:35 AM

Some nice craftsmanship going on here.



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Posted 19 April 2013 - 07:02 AM

Man this is some nice work! Very clean build so far...

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 07:13 AM

Looks great so far......



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Posted 19 April 2013 - 11:46 AM

Thanks for the great comments guys. I got a bit of work done today during my lunch break. I started the work on the rear airbags. I was moving along so nicely that I didn't want to stop when lunch was over. Pictures some time this weekend.

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 08:00 PM

Well, still no pics. Perhaps tomorrow. Tonight I got the rear floor boxed in for the suspension and airbags. It sits low enough now in the rear to look right. I also began molding in the firewall. Not a lot of visual progress for the amount of time it takes, but it should start coming along a little quicker now. Next will be to finish the firewall, build a hinge system for the front clip and lower the front suspension.
I am trying to decide what to do for an engine. The 1:1 uses a 350 but I had envisioned a hopped up 6. However, with the tilt front end I'm not sure the 6 would fill up enough space to look right. What are your thoughts?

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 02:07 AM

A well detailed flat head would look cool.



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Posted 24 April 2013 - 02:11 AM

why not a nice 409w /or a smallblock with a six pack carbs B)



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Posted 24 April 2013 - 03:34 AM

I thought that a 409 would look good too. I may go that route. I've got a spare from a 62 Bel Air floating around.
I think a flathead would not be the era I'm looking for. Thanks for the input guys.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 03:40 AM

I thought that a 409 would look good too. I may go that route. I've got a spare from a 62 Bel Air floating around.
I think a flathead would not be the era I'm looking for. Thanks for the input guys.

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 I agree with the 409! Funny how most modelers don't seem to care for those old mill's for some reason.    Revel 59 & 60 Chevrolet Impala kits had the 348/ 409 engines with the tri power set up not sure about the  AMT 62 Bel air what did that kit use for carburation?  just curious... 


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Posted 24 April 2013 - 03:49 AM

Somehow I missed this - not anymore, though.  Cool build.



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Posted 24 April 2013 - 03:54 AM

you guys have crazy talent to think this stuff up , amazing



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Posted 24 April 2013 - 04:41 AM

Gramps-

The 62 I have I believe has a dual carb set up. I won't be using that. I do have a few 59-60 Impalas that I'll have to check out. Then again, I may still go with the 6, if I can find some cool parts.
BTW- does anyone have a spare Caddy style air cleaner they'd be willing to get rid of? That is what the 1:1 has.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 10:36 AM

Here's some shots of this week's work. I've been working on molding in the firewall last night and today.
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The background is the magazine photo of the area that I am "approximating".
Next up is the boxing in of the rear floor and the airbag suspension.
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It's coming along. Thanks for stopping in.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 11:43 AM

Nice !

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 03:42 PM

I'm enjoying this .. I love bodywork. Can't wait to see it in primer!



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Posted 24 April 2013 - 04:10 PM

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Me too. I can't wait to throw some primer on it.

Thanks.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 05:46 PM

Just found this thread - the work so far is awesome, Tom, especially the roof chop, very neat. Did you simply lay down the rear window to bridge the gap?



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Posted 24 April 2013 - 06:51 PM

Maltsr-
This pic is about the best to show where I made my cuts.
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If you look at where the putty is it should give you an idea. I cut across the top above the back window and then took out a pie shaped cut from the bottom corner of each rear side window to right about where the trunk begins to curve downward to the rear bumper. That allowed me to push the rear section down into place. I can't guarantee this was the right way to do it, but it worked for me.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 07:16 PM

Maltsr-
This pic is about the best to show where I made my cuts.
http://i486.photobuc...0407_102753.jpg
If you look at where the putty is it should give you an idea. I cut across the top above the back window and then took out a pie shaped cut from the bottom corner of each rear side window to right about where the trunk begins to curve downward to the rear bumper. That allowed me to push the rear section down into place. I can't guarantee this was the right way to do it, but it worked for me.

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It worked very well, Tom ;)



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Posted 25 April 2013 - 01:08 AM

Nice work on the rear suspension!