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#21 FASTBACK340

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 02:19 PM

John nothing better then building your 1:1. Any more updates on your build.

 

Unfortunately no updates. I'm a couch-potato tonight as I'm staying close to my Wife as she had some minor surgery yesterday and she's a bit sore. Tomorrow I plan on spending the day re-organizing the room as I need to set up my spray booth and throw out garbage. I also need to make some shelves too.

 

Then we drop the clutch and shift at the chip.... ;) 

 

 

Man, everything I touch turns into a #$%@^&^% project !  :huh:



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Posted 14 December 2013 - 04:50 PM

Mine is just a small block stick, you win.  ;) 
 
When you click "quote" scroll down to the reply box. It should be there. As for posting pictures, click on "reply more options" in the lower right of the screen and it will allow you to upload directly from your computer, provided that the file isn't too big. Click on ATTACH FILES and follow the prompts as you choose, upload, and post to reply.
 
Looking forward to seeing some cool car-porn.  B)


Here's a test, pic off my car.

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 04:56 PM

Here's a test, pic off my car.

Here's a test, pic off my car.

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 05:11 PM

A Hemi with drum brakes?  I admire your bravado!

 

Sweet car. How many do you have? I regret not swapping out to the big bolt pattern on the wheels. I love those Weld Pro Stars on Fastbacks. Sharp car you have there. If I was doing mine over, I would have went with the 6.1 Hemi/Tremec 6 spd. swap. If my wife see's me typing about replacing the engine she'll kill me......



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Posted 15 December 2013 - 04:13 AM

That's part of the upgrade disc brakes all around. I did coil over ladder bar rear end as part of the upgrade also. Car has been parked for two years now but we are getting close to having it back up and running. Hopefully have it back on the road this spring.
I have two of them a 68 and the 69, after I get the 69 back up and running I am going to put the 68 on a rotisserie and do the body then switch all the Hemi stuff over to the 68 and then make the 69 a play toy since its really a ten footer. 69 is an original 383 formula S 4 speed car.

I almost did the 6.1 swap myself but I have never owned a original Hemi so I just opted to go that way. My motor is an original not a repop crate motor. 550hp 515tq. Should be fun when I get it up and going.

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 04:19 AM

 

Nice Chevelle! Love those Colonade bodied GM's! Stock eliminator? What's she running? I haven't had the pleasure with mine yet.

 

Thanks. Yep it's a Stock Eliminator Drag Car with 350 SBC & TH-350 automatic trans. So far the best ET is 12,369 with 106mph top speed. For the next season, we'll change the final gear ratio from 5:13 to 5:38 and hopefully that will improve the ET...

 

Here is a video of me driving in my first race. That race ended up in break out, despite that I hit the brakes before the finishing line...

 

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 04:37 AM

I like your cars Bob. When I was a kid I had a `68 383-S 4 spd. and it was WAY too much car for a 17 yr. old!

 

<sigh....> Hind-sight is always 20-20. If I ever decide to re-do my car, big bolt pattern wheels w/ 4 wheel disc's would be up there with a Tremec 6 spd. conversion.

 

 

Anyway, before we get bounced to the off-topic section, today the hobby room get's some love, then we can start with the activities. Chief Joseph's resin drag radials are absolutely beautiful and fill the wheel wells out nicely. Hopefully I'll have some mock-up's tonight.

 

Niko, I'm hoping mine runs that well. I haven't run it at the track yet, but I am tempted to find a deserted stretch of late-night highway with my G-Tech meter and see.....               



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Posted 15 December 2013 - 05:48 AM

Can't wait to see the pics of your mock up with those wheels.

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 01:48 PM

Wow.... running out of steam. I can't crank away 7 days a week anymore like I used too.  :unsure:

 

 

I got the hobby room in much better order today. Never touched the actual workbench.... but got the room in order. Now when I clean the bench, I have space to organized and put away everything that's out now. The part that always makes me cringe is vacuuming. No matter how many times i get down on the floor with a flashlight and look, I roll the vacuum across the floor and it always sounds like I'm sucking up a 1,000 BB's. I have visions of half of the Model Car Garage's catalog going up the tube....

 

I'm going to try and drag my sorry old butt upstairs and have at it later. I really want to get this going!

 

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In another post I mentioned I found another can of MCW Turquoise Metallic stashed away. I also have the roached-out `67 fastback interior/chassis donor ready for some attention.

 

 

<sigh....> Just let me sit in the recliner for a few minutes....



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Posted 15 December 2013 - 04:42 PM

Can't wait to see the pics of your mock up with those wheels.

 

Here's the rolling stock. Rims are Replicas & Miniatures Hot Rod wheels, the `67-8 Plymouth dog dish hub caps are from Arrowhead Machine, front tires the parts box, and those beautiful drag radials are from Chief Joseph.

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And here she is propped up. If you squint real hard.....

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I still have to figure out my bench seat, I have the interior bucket & chassis (such as it is) to throw it together.



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Posted 16 December 2013 - 04:43 AM

Nice project and nice cars. Around 96 I had a 68 383/4 speed S notchback. Should have kept it. It had been a drag car all it's life. 4 k miles on a perfect rust free body. Springs moved inboard so it had lots of tire under it. I got it as a roller and installed a decent 383/727 combo. Had 488 gears. Fun car.

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 03:22 PM

The stars have aligned and the powers that be are smiling down upon me. My Modelhaus order arrived today

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And here's the corn cobb `67 skeleton for the interior and chassis

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And then I remembered I bought a bench seat from Harts Parts!!!!!!

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I have to re-work the patterns on the seats and fabricate all the body glass. I also have to dig out an Autometer billet tach for the dash and make the custom pistol grip shifter I have. The final detail is to make a set of polished exhaust tips and photoshop my license plate. Just wait until I do the full detail version. 

 

Looks like I got a model to build......  ;)


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Posted 16 December 2013 - 04:51 PM

Sweet that's gonna be a nice ride, just your 1:1. Have fun.

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 07:07 PM

OK, with the Holiday baking killing my weekend, I have a small update. Tonight we swapped out the aluminum hub caps for a set from Scale Equipment LTD. They look much better since they have the Plymouth emblem in the center. With a black wash they look really nice….

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I also made the window "glass" templates…..

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And I started cutting and fitting the `70 bench seat. The upholstery pattern still has to be modified. It was a bit too wide.

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And finally, I just had to test fit the Modelhaus trim. Perfect….

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I have a short day tomorrow, and I'm off Tues. & Wed. Should get some momentum now…...



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 11:03 PM

Very nice progress...



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Posted 24 December 2013 - 11:26 AM

OK…a little got done today. I removed the vent windows from the donor `Cuda, and decided to do some scratch building. I've officially crossed over into "project" territory with this brain storm…..

 

My biggest peeve with the horrible second generation Barracudas are the grilles. Absolutely horribly scaled and depicted. The front header panel has the trim molded in. Then you snap in the grill with that HORRIBLY thick inserts and now you have a scale grill trim grow from 3/4" to 3"…. and the headlights are NOT a scale 7". 

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Solution? Make new headlight shells. I grabbed some .010 Evergreen and am going to fill in the inside openings so I now have a scale grille shell trim.

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And once it's all in, I'll trim off the boarder on the stripped grill, make new headlight bezels, and install some proper headlight.

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I found every piece I need to replicate my car (as a shelf model) except for a pistol grip shifter, which was custom cast for me anyhow, so that's next. More to follow…..   B)

 



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Posted 24 December 2013 - 12:32 PM

looking good.  Those hubcaps look great



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Posted 24 December 2013 - 03:58 PM

Very cool John! B) 

 

So much for the 'quick build' eh? :lol: 



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Posted 25 December 2013 - 09:37 AM

Very cool John! B) 

 

So much for the 'quick build' eh? :lol: 

 

 

<Grrrr!!!!!> Yeah, quick build my asphalt!   :lol: Here's this mornings bout of insanity…..

 

This grille is killing me. Now we opened up the directional lenses and we'll separate the edging and install a thin boarder around the inner gills, which is supposed to be chromed anyway.

 

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Looking at the kit pieces compared to the actual thing is maddening!

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Back to the bench later. Time-out to feed the Mother-in-Law some of my absolutely SLAMMING home-made Lasagna and old family recipe meatballs.…. B) 



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Posted 25 December 2013 - 09:41 AM

Oh…and BTW: I sanded off all the door handles and wipers since the Lindberg pieces from the Dodge 330 are a direct swap scale-wise.  

 

 

Yeah, quick build…..    :rolleyes: