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#1 MoparMark

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 11:41 AM

Hi all , Posting a new build of the 84 C&H car.I'm gonna be using the Revell/Monogram trans am kit and the Slixx decals. I've passed it too many times at the NHRA museum saying I gotta give that a shot, so here it starts.For the body I've shaved off the rear spoiler of the Prudhomme Wendys car and pulled out the nose of the car to give it more of a point.

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I've started already on the frame painting it Arctic Blue Metallic with a pinch of magenta, adding fuel cell, front suspension, rear axel, and roll bar padding, seat, and some engine work done

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I'm using Pro-Tech plug wires and will use Pro-Tech braided line and hex nuts to plumb the car so it can look as accurate as can be.

Thanks for looking!!


Edited by MoparMark, 20 April 2013 - 11:47 AM.


#2 nitrorules

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 01:56 PM

Great work so far. I'm working on almost the same project. I'm building the War Eagle from the same era.

 

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 02:21 PM

Looks great!

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 02:38 PM

Great work so far. I'm working on almost the same project. I'm building the War Eagle from the same era.
 
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Posted 20 April 2013 - 02:46 PM

Maybe you can help me out , do you know where the fire bottles for the cockpit are.i think there behind the seat above the rear axel .I could be wrong. Help from anyone would be great

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 04:20 AM

Looking good Mark! can't wait to see that PT stuff on it :) .

 

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 09:15 AM

Excellent work so far. Looking forward to updates.



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Posted 22 April 2013 - 02:44 AM

Great work! As GoatGuy said looking forward to updates on your progress.



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Posted 22 April 2013 - 02:56 AM

Great start !  The wiring and plumbing is looking good already. 



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Posted 23 April 2013 - 06:29 PM

Graet start, looking to see it done

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 06:33 PM

This is looking great so far. Lookong forward to more

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 03:44 AM

Oh yea!!  Looks great so far. Your wiring and front end work are really well done. Does this have operable steering? Looking forward to more.

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 12:42 PM

Nice work so far. I love these classic drag cars!!!



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Posted 28 April 2013 - 12:49 PM

I was looking for an update and noticed this is 1/24. Excellent job. Excellent.



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Posted 28 April 2013 - 01:56 PM

That is looking great!

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 06:34 PM

I have an update for my build. Oh by the way thanks to all for all the great support.I did think about making the front axel movable but I'll do that on the next one. So anyway I put in the Mag and the oil filters in (supplied by Pro-Tech). Got the seat pad and seatbelts put in.

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I ran the front fire bottle cables in ans well as the extinguisher lines

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I attached the cockpit bottles above the rear axel as a guess as they would go there ,for I can't see them in reference photos on the interior boby tin,hope I'm right?

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I added all the side levers into the cockpit and now that I have all the braided line and hex fittings I need from Pro-Tech I can plumb the engine and get ready to drop it in.Thanks for lookin

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 03:58 AM

Mark, coming along nicely. Love the extra mile you've gone with the cables for hand levers (brake, etc.) that most don't think about. Also nice touch with running the harness/lap belts through the seat itself and tying it to the frame. Look forward to that engine work!!!

 

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 05:35 AM

Everything is looking great. I am loving the extra mile you have gone with the little details you have added with the cables and everything. Nice work.

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 05:35 PM

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Hi All , I haven't been on in awhile so I thought I'd post some updates on my project. I have put in the engine and checking to make sure everything is lining up good

 

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Have the engine finished and bolted in still using Pro Tech braided lines and fittingsaand the headers are brass with aluminum tips.

 

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I have the chassis done except for the wheelie bars,fuel cell cap,and front hub covers.

 

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Did all the body shop work ,pulled the nose out a little bit and took the Revell/Monogram rear spoiler off to put a more correct spoiler to the 1:1 deal. I laid down the paint using Testors aqua colors, Arctic Ice Blue with a little Kandy Scarlet and some PearleX Micropearl powder to give it a bit more of the violet feel I got when I saw the real Magilla at the NHRA museum. I custom mixed the lighter  base color on the bottom and dusted a clear coat over that with a Micropearl and a scoach of violet pearlex powders mixed in to the clear

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Well I can't wait to get into doing all the decals and tinwork,    Thanks for lookin'

 



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Posted 19 July 2013 - 05:51 PM

Absolutely great model. Can you share where you got the blower scoop from? I need several of these.

 

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