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#1 mademan

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 10:48 AM

During discussion in the Cuda Review thread, Photos of this car were posted, and I immediately fell in love with it. I started gathering parts, and decided that I must use Fireball Modelworks 295/50/15 tires. I got a set of deep/shallow Scenes Unlimited resin Mopar steelies, and a set of Missing Link resin hubcaps.

 

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Problem now, is that the Scenes Unlimited Mopar steelies are 1;25, while the tires are 1:24  and I believe the steelies are also 14" , so first task was finding some scrap wheels, and cutting the Barrel to fit the steelies. Wheels will be all black with chrome hubcaps, pay no attention to the chrome lips. The wheels still require allot of work, but you se the basic concept.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 11:17 AM

Sharp car.



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Posted 09 January 2014 - 11:24 AM

Nice going to be very cool. I will be following this one.



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Posted 09 January 2014 - 12:11 PM

Sweet. If I ever am able to get this kit, mine will be white, red stripe, red interior, 440 and twin scoop hood.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 01:31 PM

I love this Cuda too! Keep us posted!

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 02:23 PM

NICE!!  :) 



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Posted 09 January 2014 - 02:33 PM

This is going to be a nice Cuda.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 02:34 PM

I am sure you will do it justice Mike

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 02:59 PM

I like that black 'Cuda. Seen that pic when I was looking for reference pics for my own 'Cuda build. Should look fantastic when you get it finished. Just wondering if the 1/24th scale tires will look too big on a 1/25th scale car.



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Posted 09 January 2014 - 03:04 PM

Great start! I also saw that car and am going to build one like it. Looks like you beat me to it. I did the same with the wheels on my 71 but machined my own caps and used the tires from the revell 32 ford. 016-8.jpg[/url
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Posted 09 January 2014 - 03:06 PM

I like that black 'Cuda. Seen that pic when I was looking for reference pics for my own 'Cuda build. Should look fantastic when you get it finished. Just wondering if the 1/24th scale tires will look too big on a 1/25th scale car.

I'm wondering the same thing



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Posted 09 January 2014 - 03:19 PM

while waiting on glue and filler to dry, I dug through my paint stash and found a pewter that is fairly convincing, for the shaker and grille surround.

 

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 03:28 PM



I like that black 'Cuda. Seen that pic when I was looking for reference pics for my own 'Cuda build. Should look fantastic when you get it finished. Just wondering if the 1/24th scale tires will look too big on a 1/25th scale car.

 

 



I'm wondering the same thing

 

 Not too bad actually.  compared to the kit tires.

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and here Mocked up on the car. I definatly need to massage the inner fenderwells to accept the larger tires, however I don't think it looks exaggerated at all over the photo in the first post.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 03:42 PM

I removed a bit of material from inside the wheel well, tires tuck a bit more like the reference photo.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 03:53 PM

Valve covers wrinkle painted. I used an aerosol "texture" paint from Rona. Texture is a bit out of scale, but overall im happy with it.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 04:17 PM

Convinced.....carry on



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Posted 09 January 2014 - 04:39 PM

Mike, that 'Cuda is "drop-dead-gorgeous" but I don't think that you can get 295 tires to fit on a 1:1 car, can you? Probably a 275 tire would be max I'd say.



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Posted 09 January 2014 - 04:46 PM

Mike, that 'Cuda is "drop-dead-gorgeous" but I don't think that you can get 295 tires to fit on a 1:1 car, can you? Probably a 275 tire would be max I'd say.

 Not totally sure to tell ya the truth. The black 1:1 looks to have wider that 275 though.  Although, I don't think there are any sources in 24th, or 25th for an accurate 275 BFG either.

 

Edit*  Found this one a Mopar site.

"15X8 wide, 4.5 inches backspace, 295-50-15 Cooper Cobras. Fit and don't rub on my car with stock suspension. If you want to run a 10 inch wide rim you will need to relocate the springs in"


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Posted 09 January 2014 - 05:16 PM

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 05:20 PM

Cant wait to see this one finished!