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#21 slammedi'am

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 11:48 AM

Havent got to mess with any of them much this week.Been getting my truck ready for Good Guys this weekend in Nashville...

 

 

But I finally decided on rear wheels ans tires.....Picked up the AMT 4 pack of M&H tires and using some wheels from the stash...May paint spokes gray on it...

 

 

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 12:34 PM

I certainly do approve of the wheel/tire choice. Nice work.



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 03:06 PM

Thanks man...Now to decide on some color for it



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Posted 17 May 2013 - 03:10 AM

kandy green or red would look killer on it but gold base.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 03:27 AM

Great wheel and tire choice Shane. love the stance..



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Posted 17 May 2013 - 06:40 AM

Good luck on the rear fender / body fit. I've built two and could never get it right. :( DSCF0065-1.jpgDSCF0012a.jpg


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Posted 17 May 2013 - 04:30 PM

Thanks everyone....Im just gonna open it up a lil bit.....And make a template for the other side



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Posted 25 May 2013 - 04:56 PM

Small update...Git in primer then got some color....Deleted the bumpers on it and opened the rear fender well up a bit.......Starting to get there....I still need to wet sand and respray the body.....It is actually green pics made it turn out bluish

 

 

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 05:05 PM

I like !

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 06:11 PM

yea i like the scoop too..........i would lose the headlights tho, they lightened gassers up any way they could, drillin holes everyhwere, removing parts that werent needed...
 
very cool project!
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Working headlights and tail lights were required in the NHRA for gas class cars back in the day when this car would have run. Here's a discussion over in Tips and Tricks on gassers.

http://www.modelcars...showtopic=75183

Any supercharged car would run a scoop.

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 02:10 PM

You need to step outside of your comfort zone more often..... this is some nice work....



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Posted 26 May 2013 - 02:21 PM

Lookin' good !



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Posted 26 May 2013 - 02:54 PM

Looking real good Shane!! :D 



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Posted 26 May 2013 - 04:50 PM

Thanks everyone....I love to build the pro touring cars but had to stepp away for a bit and this kit was the perfect one to change it up...Should have some done tomorrow on it



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Posted 27 May 2013 - 11:11 AM

Well the sun went away on me but managed to get a couple more coats of paint,decals on and got 1 coat of clear on it...Hopefully I can shoot another coat tomorrow and try to get the pics to show the actual color instead of turning bluish like its doing...I borrowed the decals from the 57 Ford....

 

 

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 12:51 PM

Looking really fine. These things make great looking gassers. I like your wheel choice too, but one thing about those skinny-spoke front wheels is that they were spindle-mounts, which would make it hard to mount front brakes, a required item on gassers. Seems like I've seen some early Halibrand or Airheart front discs adapted to run behind these wheels.

 

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 12:55 PM

Are you using the duplicolor clear?

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 02:34 PM

Looking really fine. These things make great looking gassers. I like your wheel choice too, but one thing about those skinny-spoke front wheels is that they were spindle-mounts, which would make it hard to mount front brakes, a required item on gassers. Seems like I've seen some early Halibrand or Airheart front discs adapted to run behind these wheels.

 

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Sweet thanks for the heads up on it...Ill figure out a way for some front brakes on it.

 

Are you using the duplicolor clear?

 

 

All my paint is from them



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Posted 27 May 2013 - 06:30 PM

 

All my paint is from them

 

 

are you airbrushing it? it looks quite glassy!



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Posted 27 May 2013 - 06:46 PM

VERY NICE!!! (where did you get the hood scoop?)