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#1 abelaxe

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 07:27 PM

Thanks to watching Dr Cranky videos on Youtube I have been inspired to get back into car model building.  I have to admit I feeling over whelmed with the countless amount of options and ways to build. When I was kid I didnt spend anytime putting models together. Im seeing now that that is NOT how to build a model..... I was assembling NOT building.

 

Right now Im going to be doing mostly box stock builds to build my confidence and get confidence in building models.  I am interested in doing some lowering and tubbing.  Im curious in checking out different approaches to building.  Please feel free to give me advice on how to get started. Im also looking for advice on what tools to start with. 

 

Ive included a couple pics. These are my first 2 models in over 30 years.  I do have a real 68 Camaro in my garage.    :)

 

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 10:26 PM

Welcome Todd looking forward to seeing your builds. I also enjoy Dr Cranky videos...



#3 abelaxe

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 10:41 PM

Thanks MCM....I think I may have goofed already. I started gluing in my seats....I should have left them on the tree to paint them first....Oh well its my first build in about 30+ years.



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Posted 31 December 2013 - 01:05 AM

WELCOME to the forum Todd, the good Doctor is what inspired me to get back into modeling also, lots of valuable info on this site so just jump in with both feet, if you have any questions just post them in the question forum and someone will more than likely have an answer, glad to have ya!!  :) 



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Posted 31 December 2013 - 02:33 AM

Welcome!  funny you mention the cranky videos, I was just watching a whole bunch last night.



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Posted 31 December 2013 - 02:50 AM

Hey Todd, a big Canadian "Whatz Up"



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Posted 31 December 2013 - 05:34 AM

Welcome to the Forums!

 

Cranky is da man!



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Posted 31 December 2013 - 10:42 AM

Thank you all for the kind words.  Happy New Year to everyone. I just got back from Harbor Freight picked up some cheap tweezers and small clamps.  



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Posted 31 December 2013 - 11:01 AM

It's all about fun. Build em however you want. Sometimes I glue the whole interior together and paint it one color and call it done. I understand the desire to build awesome models,I have it, though I figure with experience they will continue to improve. So I just build. Welcome and nice Camaro.

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 08:31 PM

It's all about fun. Build em however you want. Sometimes I glue the whole interior together and paint it one color and call it done. I understand the desire to build awesome models,I have it, though I figure with experience they will continue to improve. So I just build. Welcome and nice Camaro.

Thanks for the encouragement and thank you for the compliment.



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Posted 01 January 2014 - 09:01 AM

Holy Smoke! Medford huh? im out of eagle point! I believe I recognize your Camaro from seeing you race at Champion Raceway?



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Posted 01 January 2014 - 09:23 AM

Howdy, fellow beaver-stater! You know there's a show in Albany this Saturday: http://laneautomodel...g/calendar.html



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Posted 01 January 2014 - 09:46 AM

Welcome Todd... Nice Camaro!!!



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Posted 01 January 2014 - 12:06 PM

Holy Smoke! Medford huh? im out of eagle point! I believe I recognize your Camaro from seeing you race at Champion Raceway?

Yes I raced at the drag strip for Medford Cruise.  I did a best of a 10.73 @ 126mph.  How long have you been building models?



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Posted 01 January 2014 - 12:09 PM

Howdy, fellow beaver-stater! You know there's a show in Albany this Saturday: http://laneautomodel...g/calendar.html

I didnt know that. I may try to come up for it. 


Welcome Todd... Nice Camaro!!!

Thank you for the nice compliment.  I love it...Lots of fun.



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Posted 01 January 2014 - 02:10 PM



Yes I raced at the drag strip for Medford Cruise.  I did a best of a 10.73 @ 126mph.  How long have you been building models?

I don't know if you'll recognize it, but my dad races his 72 Vega mostly friday nights and has raced at the Medford cruise drags.

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I also used to race this from '06 to '12, you probably didn't see me out there.

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I've been building for about 4 years now.


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Posted 01 January 2014 - 02:22 PM

I don't know if you'll recognize it, but my dad races his 72 Vega mostly friday nights and has raced at the Medford cruise drags.

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I also used to race this from '06 to '12, you probably didn't see me out there.

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I've been building for about 4 years now.

I have seen that Vega out there. It is fast! 



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Posted 02 January 2014 - 07:24 AM

I have seen that Vega out there. It is fast! 

He races regularly Friday nights,  if he loses a round he'll go run nitrous passes in test and tune. The track isnt prepped very good Friday nights so it wont hold much power, the biggest hit he can give it is a 150 on the bottle to run 9.26's  consistently.


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Posted 02 January 2014 - 09:01 AM

Welcome Todd!

 

Great to see another Drag Racing fans in here. Your Camaro looks very good to me, how about some more info, please? A Big Block car according to the 396 Letters on front fenders?

 

I'm 17 and I drive '74 Chevelle in K/Stock Automatic. It has 350 SBC and TH350 trans... Drag Racing sure is a lot of fun.

 

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 02:31 PM

Welcome Todd!

 

Great to see another Drag Racing fans in here. Your Camaro looks very good to me, how about some more info, please? A Big Block car according to the 396 Letters on front fenders?

 

I'm 17 and I drive '74 Chevelle in K/Stock Automatic. It has 350 SBC and TH350 trans... Drag Racing sure is a lot of fun.

 

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My Camaro is an SS clone. It has 396 emblems but the motor is a .060 over 454. It has Canfield aluminum heads, Comp cams .728 solid roller cam. Dart intake, Holley 950 HP carb. It has a turbo 400 with reverse manual valve body and a Hughes 4500 stall converter. THe rear is a 9" Ford with a spool and 3.50 gear.  I love drag racing and going to car shows and cruises.


He races regularly Friday nights,  if he loses a round he'll go run nitrous passes in test and tune. The track isnt prepped very good Friday nights so it wont hold much power, the biggest hit he can give it is a 150 on the bottle to run 9.26's  consistently.

Thant is WAY FAST!  Im hoping to get a mid 10 pass at Medford cruise this year.  Making some changes this winter so we will see.