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Nicolas

Member Since 24 Mar 2012
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1/12 Camaro 69 conv - back in the game

25 March 2012 - 01:25 AM

Hello everyone,

i'am Nicolas, french, recently moved near Geneva (Switzerland), 26.

i stopped doing model cars some years back but as i recently moved, i decided to sell all my models, almost 90 cars, finished or not, some collectors. I was sure i won't do anymore again... Buuut, it reminds me some good memories, some of the models are not sold such as a 1/12 57 Bel Air i bought almost 10 years ago and an old 69 Camaro i worked on 7 years back and never finished...

The aims of the project is to see if i am still good at doing models and/or if i still enjoying doing that.
i bought this 1969 Camaro second hand 6 years ago, some parts were missing such as the wheels and some engine parts, interior parts, seats, dash was brocken and the roof was crack on 5 good cms from front to back.

i decided to make it a convertible and do a lot of scratch build, i had the opportunity to work on a lathe and on CNC machine so i did the wheels, some brake parts and other little parts...
Anyway, enough talking, some pics here from where it stopped 6 years ago:

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I am on the board since two days and i take good measure of how much the new technologies have changed the game, it is juste awesome!!! i can't wait to get back at my bench!

reading all the threads, i saw a lot of parts providers with insane parts and skills!

Anyway, the project for the Camaro is doing a sort of street legal race car, two seaters, caged, 3 links rear end, coilovers.
new paint, i was thinking to a dark grey and black wheels, speaking of that, the wheels actually on the car will go.

i am not sure of what i exactly want, some wide 16" Nascar steelies (diamond racing wheels...), some sort of 18" Minilites, or something from my self design, 18" or 19", 10" and 12" wide, 5 spokes, really concave, center locking... i don't know yet but i want them black.

i want the car really, really low but drivable without air ride.

About the Engine, i am still wondering if i use the stock one, boosted with one or two turbos or a compressor.
Currently i am collecting pictures to see if i can make from scratch a LS1 Engine with a 6 speed transmission...

Enough to read, basically i want something more or less classical to look at but efficient enough to race on track with modern cars and import cars...

Any comments are welcome,

it is perhaps not your cup of tea, no big deal!
I love all i could see in this board, some projects are stunning by the details, i land here thanks to the 1/12 57 chevy from Badgass that i saw on another forum then with some hours of researches i found this awesome place and you all make me want to come back in the game!

I promise i won't talk (write?!) as much in my next posts!

Excuse my english.

Nicolas,