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1976 Ventura ALMOST FINISHED 5/11/14


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#1 am73grand

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 03:21 PM

I am still waiting on the decals for my 'Cuda. I started working on my next build, a stretched '69 Camaro. I really wasn't happy with the way it was coming out so I dropped it in favor of this. 1976 Pontiac Ventura. 

 

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The hood is actually a Camaro piece but after some trimming it fit pretty well. Then I cut out the hatch:

 

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I started on the cage:

 

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I have not decided on motivation yet but you can be assured there will be a blower sticking through that huge hood.

 

Thanks for looking!


Edited by am73grand, 11 May 2014 - 07:33 AM.


#2 slusher

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 09:17 PM

Something you don't see much is a Pontiac Ventra, and that has the cool factor...



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Posted 21 March 2014 - 09:26 PM

All '76 Ventura's should become pro-mods. Very cool Ron.



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Posted 21 March 2014 - 11:11 PM

NICE!!  :) 



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Posted 22 March 2014 - 03:27 AM

Very cool subject.-Originality rules!!!



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Posted 22 March 2014 - 04:44 AM

Maybe this is where the Pontiac valve covers come in? :P  Looks like another good project Ron!



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Posted 22 March 2014 - 08:26 AM

Nice start. What donor chassis are you using?

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#8 am73grand

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 11:29 AM

Nice start. What donor chassis are you using?

Paul

 

Thanks Paul!! I'm using the Revell '55 Chevy Sportsman drag car for the frame and suspension.



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Posted 24 March 2014 - 09:34 AM

Thats a unique subject matter....Like a Chevy Nova ...Keep it going!



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Posted 24 March 2014 - 10:07 AM

I'm liking this!!! Hopefully PONTIAC powered!

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 01:37 PM

I'm liking this!!! Hopefully PONTIAC powered!

 

You betcha!!! Supercharged Pontiac power!!!!



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Posted 25 March 2014 - 10:25 AM

Keepin it real!!

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 10:55 AM

Got some more done on this one. I had to re-do the cage. It didn't leave enough room for the windshield. I learned a valuable lesson and will be building cages like this from now on:

 

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Got the engine painted and the blower stretched.

 

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Next up is painting the cage and floor and starting assembly of the engine.

 

Thanks for looking!!!!



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Posted 25 March 2014 - 12:33 PM

looking really good Ron, cant wait to see more



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Posted 25 March 2014 - 07:57 PM

Does look great Ron, nice progress..



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Posted 25 March 2014 - 08:22 PM

Gonna be keeping my eyes on this one...

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 02:57 PM

Very nice looking,and I will be following as you go on.



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Posted 27 March 2014 - 03:15 PM

what blower are u using :)



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Posted 27 March 2014 - 05:57 PM

Deff watching this build throwing a blower on this block has me intrigued. Migh help me save some money on rg motors

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 10:48 AM

Deff watching this build throwing a blower on this block has me intrigued. Migh help me save some money on rg motors

 

 

what blower are u using :)

 

I am using the blower off a McDonalds top fuel dragster. I stretched the rear of the case using some Evergreen plastic tubing. The "blanket" is medical tape painted black.

 

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The blower case is to wide to fit on the intake as it is from the kit so I added material all the way around to make it wide enough:

 

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I've also started modding the engine plate to remove the water pump and other accessories. I'll post pictures once it is done and in place.

 

Thanks for looking!