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#21 phil hibbler

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 04:05 PM

U sould use a RG bigblock much more biger an way more details an since u like the big blowers RG has the superman

#22 am73grand

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 02:46 AM

U sould use a RG bigblock much more biger an way more details an since u like the big blowers RG has the superman

 

Thanks for the suggestion Phil. I've used a couple of the Ross Gibson Motors and to me they are not worth the money. It takes a ton of work to clean them up and then sand the surfaces flat so everything fits. Don't even get me started on the pinholes in the worst possible places. I've found it is a much better value to buy an entire dragster or funny car. I use the engine, wheels, tires, fire bottles, fuel tanks and other small bits. Then I can sell the un-used body to slot car guys. 



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Posted 05 April 2014 - 02:55 PM

 

Thanks for the suggestion Phil. I've used a couple of the Ross Gibson Motors and to me they are not worth the money. It takes a ton of work to clean them up and then sand the surfaces flat so everything fits. Don't even get me started on the pinholes in the worst possible places. I've found it is a much better value to buy an entire dragster or funny car. I use the engine, wheels, tires, fire bottles, fuel tanks and other small bits. Then I can sell the un-used body to slot car guys. 

 Good idea Ron, and that keeps a good stocked parts box. I had no idea those engines had those problems



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Posted 25 April 2014 - 10:13 AM

I've been sick the past two weeks so my building was put on hold. Managed to get back to this one yesterday and today. I got the interior almost wrapped up. I need to add pedals and a shifter. Then I'll get to work on the front suspension. Thanks for looking!!!!

 

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 10:15 AM

Few more pics with the body in place.

 

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again thanks for looking!



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Posted 25 April 2014 - 10:20 AM

AWESOME! which kit is that, i gotta have it!,btw great work on the ventura! shaun.s



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Posted 25 April 2014 - 02:21 PM

AWESOME! which kit is that, i gotta have it!,btw great work on the ventura! shaun.s

 

Shaun, it's the MPC '76 Ventura body on a Revell '55 Chevy Pro-Sportsman chassis with a scratchbuilt cage.



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Posted 25 April 2014 - 03:17 PM

Looking great Ron...



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Posted 25 April 2014 - 10:04 PM

Man that looks sick as you have some talent Ron 



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Posted 26 April 2014 - 11:17 AM

Very nice work, body and chassis fit looks really good.

Is that a "Jim Rockford firechicken" in the background ?



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Posted 27 April 2014 - 02:49 AM

Very nice work, body and chassis fit looks really good.

Is that a "Jim Rockford firechicken" in the background ?

 

Sure is!! 1974 Firebird Esprit from The Rockford Files here is the build thread: http://www.modelcars...topic=88220&hl=



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Posted 27 April 2014 - 05:55 AM

Hey Ron

I would like to ask a question, please,

Why make the blower bigger?

This is looking good.

Thank You for sharing

Later

Russ

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 09:21 AM

Yikes!   That's kool.



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Posted 27 April 2014 - 10:22 AM

Sick build cuz

#35 John Pol

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 10:30 AM

Looking good so far what did you use for seat belt material?



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Posted 27 April 2014 - 10:33 AM

Hey Ron

I would like to ask a question, please,

Why make the blower bigger?

This is looking good.

Thank You for sharing

Later

Russ

;)

 

Russ, the current pro-mod cars use a "Superman" blower. It has a longer case and is set back on the intake. I was trying to replicate that style.



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Posted 27 April 2014 - 10:43 AM

Looking good so far what did you use for seat belt material?

 

I used a set I got at my local hobby shop. I think the set was from Model Car Garage. It came with self adhesive belts and the hardware.


Edited by am73grand, 28 April 2014 - 03:01 AM.


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Posted 28 April 2014 - 09:30 AM

Got some more work done on this today. The blower belt is installed as is the front suspension.

 

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And here is how it looks sitting on the tires:

 

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Thanks for looking!!!



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Posted 28 April 2014 - 09:31 AM

Looking pretty sick! 



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Posted 28 April 2014 - 11:17 AM

OOOOh Cool :D

Thank You for the info I was curious

Now I can do it to mine!

^_^

The build is looking great!

 

 have a 72 GTO I am planing to Pro Mod

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Thank You for sharing

Later

Russ

;)


Edited by rustybill1960, 28 April 2014 - 11:19 AM.