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#1 LOBBS

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 11:28 PM

Kinda bouncing around between projects taking inventory of where I left off.

'69 Pro-Touring Camaro with one of the LS7 crate motors that I had cast by VCG. Everything will be shaved in short order and I've got a couple of cans of Hugger Orange in the stash.

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Right now, I've got it mocked up with some Aoshima Model F7 wheels which are my second choice. If I can ever find a good shot of the BBS F1s from the Revell Ferrari 599 GTO with some kind of reference piece for size I'll go that route. In 1:1, the 599 GTO setup is perfect for this project but I've come to not trust Revell with wheels and tires and sizing.

Opened up the grill.
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I picked up these airbags years ago from Arrowhead Aluminum. Bellows up front and conical out back. I'm going for a full Air-Ride system so I'll also have to fab up some control arms up front and the mounting system for the rear subframe.

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And finally, the LS7 with the T-56 manual six-speed from VCG.

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 11:35 PM

NICE start so far Kyle, I don't see anything wrong with wheel choice #2, this one is going to be sweet with either choice!! :D 



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 01:09 AM

good start Lobbs, looks like you have it all figured out



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 01:37 AM

Looks like a cool project Kyle.

 

Please tell me how you opened up the kit grill? That looks awesome!



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 01:57 AM

Very cool project. Real nice start and plan



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 02:01 AM

Very nice start! Ill def be following this. If I may ask what's the link for the LS7 Engine kit?

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 06:54 AM

Here's the website for VCG. For more info on what I've sent Manny to cast there is a thread in the Resin and Aftermarket section.

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 07:02 AM

Looks like a cool project Kyle.
 
Please tell me how you opened up the kit grill? That looks awesome!


I use sanding sticks from a local beauty supply store. They come in various grits. Just use the heavier grits to remove most of the material from the back then switch to the lighter grits once you get close. I don't like using power tools for this kind of work so it can be a long process but it's worth it.

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 07:24 AM

Ya, that's going to be cool !



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 10:18 AM

http://www.scaleprod...isting_count=96

Maybe there are some great alternatives from these guys ...?

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 10:59 AM

http://www.scaleprod...isting_count=96
Maybe there are some great alternatives from these guys ...?


Yep, there are a couple of sets from Scale Production that will probably end up in my stash. I like a lot of the Hobby Design wheels but they rarely come with tires. If I knew the Aoshima tires would fit reasonably well on the Hobby Design wheels I'd have a ton of those. Ma's Resin casts the Aoshima tires at a pretty good price.

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 11:04 AM

It's always good to see some pro-touring cars built, looking really nice so far.



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 12:16 PM

I look forward to seeing more



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Posted 01 August 2013 - 04:24 AM

Those wheels will look awsome on this car. and i like what you've done to the grill great attention to detail!