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#21 Pro Tech

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 03:52 AM

Aaron, great looking build! and nice change-out on the tank, I never knew/seen a tank in that configuration. Thank goodness for vintage pics.

 

Keep the old funnies alive :).

 

Charlie

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 04:46 AM

Thank you Charlie! Agreed...I never saw a tank like that before either, and I never want to see another one like it again! :)

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 06:21 AM

Wow just a fantastic build. Stellar job Aaron!



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Posted 30 March 2014 - 06:27 AM

Aaron…….Excellent job………which mine would have come out this good……..I built mine about 7 years ago…….I need to build it again…….one of my favorite FC`s :)



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Posted 30 March 2014 - 07:03 AM

Aaron,great job on the car!!! Fantastic paint!!!

I built mine a few tears ago when I was getting back in the hobby.

I love the old funnies.I am trying my hand at the Candies & Hughes now.

Very nice attention to the details.What did you use for the chute lines.Looks REAL!!!!



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Posted 30 March 2014 - 07:20 AM

Steve, John & George - Thanks guys! Knowing well how respected you all are as builders, I really appreciate the compliments! George, the chute line was just some elastic cord I rescued from the trash. Not real accurate, but a reasonable representation of a bundled chute line.

Aaron

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 07:24 AM

Nice job. Would you give some more details on the issues you had with the kit?

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 07:40 AM

Absolutely Bob..and thanks for your comment. The main issues I ran into are the engine mounting to the chassis, and the driver's cockpit / floor pan. The floor pan on mine should've been a little further set back on the chassis before I glued it into place. As a result, the engine mounting plate (attached to the engine) didn't fit into the mounting grooves on the chassis. Therefore, the engine actually sits just a tad forward of where it should be which could've presented fit issues with the interior tinwork and of course, the body.

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 12:09 PM

Well done,

 

I've done several of the Polar LIghts cars. And even though they  can be a tad tempermental to build. They sure do  make for a nice looking shelf piece.



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Posted 30 March 2014 - 12:47 PM

Thanks Bill! I agree totally with you, and at least I'll know what to watch for the next time around.

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 12:52 PM

Aaron, excellent job. love the paint job. Yes bring it to show along with your Raici & Wise Vega. I would like to both of them.



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Posted 30 March 2014 - 04:19 PM

An outstanding Charger, Aaron. It sits perfect.

Great job on it as we all have come to expect from you !!

Always thought it was interesting that that car had a "solid" windshield and no air inlet per se for the blower.

But, a lot changed as the evolution progressed.....

Got a few old PL kit. Need to get up enough nerve to crack one open.

 

Again. a great looking build, my friend !!



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Posted 30 March 2014 - 05:07 PM

Steve and Jim - thanks VERY much! You know I hold both of you in high esteem when it comes to funny car builds, so your compliments are much appreciated!

Aaron

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 05:25 PM

Very nice. I hope mine looks that good whenever I get around to building it.

 

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 03:00 AM

Thank you Dave!

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 05:46 AM

Spectacular looking F/C!  Very nice work.  I actually got to see this car run when I was a kid.  Good memories for sure.



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Posted 31 March 2014 - 06:48 AM

Thanks Ken! I was a regular (spectator, that is!) at US 30, but my memories are a little fuzzy when it comes to this car. I remember Norm's Challenger much clearer than this car.

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 08:34 AM

Great build on fiddily kit

What colors did you use on the body

Randy Ludi



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Posted 31 March 2014 - 09:06 AM

Thank you Randy. I used Tamiya silver as an undercoat, and their clear red on top.

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 02:40 PM

You sure did a great job, as it looks amazing.  I've pulled this kit out of the stash only to put it back far too many times.  This might just be the inspiration I need to actually start it, maybe sometime this year. Thanks for mentioning the issues you faced with this kit, I'll definitely keep them in mind.