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1959 Imperial drag car. COMPLETED 5-26-13


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#21 gasser59

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 04:22 AM

Uniqueness plus ingenuity!!  Love this crazy thing. Looking forward to more updates this weekend.



#22 cobraman

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 02:12 PM

That is going to be one tough barge !  : )



#23 Chuck Most

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 03:47 PM

Love it- the idea and the quality of work being done.



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Posted 30 April 2013 - 04:51 PM

badass man.



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Posted 30 April 2013 - 06:39 PM

Really cool , Great idea!



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Posted 04 May 2013 - 10:01 AM

I promised you folks an update this weekend. I have been working on this all week. I am ALMOST ready for paint. Just need to decide if I want to put side windows in it..

 

Here's the chassis up on it's wheels

 

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Engine well under way.....still a lot to do......

 

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And here she is mocked up. 

 

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Still a long way to go but man am I having fun!!!



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Posted 04 May 2013 - 10:11 AM

That's really cool...an attention getter for sure.



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Posted 09 May 2013 - 01:09 PM

Spent about 6 hours on this yesterday. Finished plumbing the engine and wired the interior. Tedious work but I am happy with how it came out. On to the pics!

 

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Thanks for looking!!!!



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Posted 09 May 2013 - 01:22 PM

Lookin' good, nice detail .



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Posted 09 May 2013 - 01:44 PM

WILD as all get out!!!!!!!



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Posted 11 May 2013 - 01:58 PM

Thanks guys.

 

It is in paint. I did not go with the black.....I two-toned it blue and white.

 

Look for an update next week once I can clear coat it and start on final assembly. All that's left are parachutes, the top of the wing, bare metal foil and glass.......

 

My third drag car is on the bench now (a 1959 Dodge).....I'll be posting pics soon. I'm still learning from Tyrone's photobucket account for the Dodge build.



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Posted 11 May 2013 - 04:50 PM

Kool beans can't wait!!!!



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Posted 20 May 2013 - 10:04 PM

Great work Ron.

 

Please assit me, how did you do the barrel vavle and the Distribution Block / ports ?



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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:45 AM

Great work Ron.

 

Please assit me, how did you do the barrel vavle and the Distribution Block / ports ?

 

Thanks!!!

 

The fuel distribution blocks were very simple. They are just Evergreen strip. I drilled 4 holes for my fuel lines, painted them aluminum, and then glued a model railroad 00-90 nut on top. The nut receives the braided line from the barrel valve.

 

The barrel valve itself is 1/16 diameter Evergreen rod glued together to form a T. Once painted I added an 00-90 nut to each end. Then I glued the braided lines into the nuts. The linkage all came from the detail master blower accessories photo-etch set.

The barrel valve on this car has 8 pieces not including the lines......



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Posted 22 May 2013 - 11:31 AM

tHIS CAR SHOULD BE IN THE NEXT FAST N FURIOUS MOVIE



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Posted 26 May 2013 - 11:58 AM

Here it is. I need to add chute lines but for now I am calling it done!

 

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Thanks for looking!!!!



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Posted 26 May 2013 - 12:24 PM

Cool !  That is one wild ride. Nice engine detail.



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Posted 26 May 2013 - 02:25 PM

Sweet!



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Posted 26 May 2013 - 03:02 PM

Thanks Ray for building such a unique ride that one really stands out for sure, very nicely done!!! :D 



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Posted 26 May 2013 - 03:42 PM

very cool and well done