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#1 richcrabman

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 08:27 AM

Me again guys............

 

Ok I'm halfway through building the US revell 69 z-28 camaro.

And i need some help and ideas to finish it off.

 

What's the beat way and how to make a racing style dash.

Just want to panel off the car dials area.

 

I've lost some parts of the kit engine,so what other Chevy engine would fit this kit,or is there any resin ones available.

 

I don't want to use the kit exhaust,and want somthing better looking.

Somthing eaither side exit or straight through rear exit.

Any ideas as I'll need to use somthing with a replaced engine.

 

I will put some pics up in the build section so you can see what I've done so far.

Will title it my z-28 camaro police car

 

Thanks,

Rich


Edited by richcrabman, 24 September 2013 - 11:52 AM.


#2 mnwildpunk

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 06:27 PM

I would go buy a sheet of thin evergreen I think the thickness of mine is .02 lot of folks would probably use .01 for the dash but it's a bit thin for my liking and just play with it and the dash till you find something you like.
Now any 1/25 chevy engine should work with little mods. I'd suggest maybe going to the wanted section and seeing if anbody has the parts your missing. As for aftermarket resin there are a ton of options.
As for exhaust I would use acid free flux core solder very easy to bend in the shape you wish and you can drill out the core for pinning and realistic exhaust tips. If you have any futher question or need a better explaination of something feel free to pm me

Edited by mnwildpunk, 24 September 2013 - 06:30 PM.


#3 LDO

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 06:31 PM

Use the engine out of the Tony Foti LAPD Camaro. It's a big block, it has replica Milodon cast aluminum valve covers (super rare in the real world), it also has a blower. Who could ask for more?



#4 richcrabman

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 01:40 AM

Thanks guys,I'll give the solder ago and have a play around with the dash to get the desired effect I'm after.



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Posted 27 September 2013 - 10:11 PM

I can maybe play around with my 69 dash to see what sort of ideas we can brainstorm?

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 01:21 AM

Yes please Dave! Want it to have the metal sheet style over the instruments with racing type dials.



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Posted 28 September 2013 - 02:36 AM

I am doing a Pro Street Style dash in my Nova, and I went to the home improvement store and bought a piece of roof flashing. It is thin Aluminum and is in a "L" shape that measures 6"x6"x5". Can be cut with a knife(score and snap) or cut with scissors, alot of material to play with and cost about 50 cents a piece.  You can use hole punches to make places for gauges. Just another thought from outside of the box...



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Posted 28 September 2013 - 02:44 AM

If you drink out of a can, beer or soda try that material for a trail run . Than buy the flashing if you like the look. Some times it is hard to get the can to the can to flatten out. .



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Posted 28 September 2013 - 10:08 AM

Ok my problem is with the camaro dash part.

The issue is how would i work around the instrument panel funny shape.

Meaning how would i go about plating it off for a flat surface.

Sorry I've made this sound difficult.............