nice work !! looks great .. i did some fake woodgraining myself on a surfboard , tons of fun to do actually put it in my garage dio against real wood and hard to tell the difference , i love stuff like that tring to mimmick stuff like that looks great on your interiour !!!
i'm a bit further on the headers , glued them in / on the engine and started finetuning the position , it was hard to get them the same i got them positioned 90% the same way ... then i reshaped the rear of the wheel wells and made it slope , this way i have more room and you see more of the headers .. in the end it made the whole cxar look better visually , i didnt expect that
then made the rough base collectors , need more work .. the need to point a tad more backwards instead of towards the road .. i might considder making a small pipe from the collector in a bend just onder the bottom (?)
now i need to finetune them and repair some minour marks i made with pliars when bending them while on the engine ... and think about what color / paint ... either white from ceramic coating or chrome .. i think chrome because thats easy to paint .. the headers are fixed to the engine .. cant mask where they go in the block
started the final version(s) of the headers today . now made 2 at a time and mirrored every step to the other side to make them the same ... what i have at the moment , where it will go into the heads needs bending and at the bottom will need some finetuning on the bend later , then make collectors ..
also did some work on the front clip / flip front closed the gap between grille and hood and sanded the corners a bit more round .. i just liked that .. and since the idea is that its a poly molded light weight front , its not that bad tht the shape is a ta different from original
first 2 dryfit pics , just to show the stance .. all loose and not aligned
started on the second version of the solder wire headers .... now i will start version 3 because i screwed it up after the pics .. i made a plate from aluminium , glued in the rods ... wanted to glue that on the engine when the whole header was painted later on .. i already saw the alu did not glue that strong .. it holds but thats it no strenght to hold the whole header ..and i cut the rods short so the back of the plate was flush against the engine head now the new plan is to make a new one ... drill holes in the engine block so the rods go in and glue into the engine and the plate sits flush against the engine heads , much more stirdy tht way and easyer when dryfitting so i will make a 3th version tomorrow ..
here is version 2 ... bend new pipes , made a collector (already know i can make it even better) and the plate
thnx gene , tried it but it looked weird , something thick looks horrible and even worse then thin rods ..
but ... i was braining about headers .. i sanded more shape in the chassis , limited space .. how to make headers .. tried several styrene rods .. hmmmm , did a test with the brass wire i used for the window mildings .. way way to thin but bending that in shapes worked great . then i saw my roll of solder tin wire ... and tried that .. hmmm its very flimsy but the pro is its so easely bendable ... i bended a header , just simple as a test .. not what i want .. and tried to superglue the tin wires ... first sanded the wire , then bend and then superglued .. and whow it stuck and good ... so after it was hard and dry i tried to bend the 4 wires together and it was quite stirdy .. ot like it will bend over time or.. you can even finetune the bends after glueing all the rods together ... the plan is to make nice flowing and good looking shapes and use aly tubing and make a collector out of that .. if i stretch it a bit the 4 pipes fit and i might even be able to bend then around the pipes to get the indentations
so here is the test header , dont look at the shape i just made something simple
a piece of the alu tubing next to it (they are not in the alu pipe)
so i'm quite happy with the result ..i want to make some headers this weekend when i have all the time to tinker with them and in daylight .. now when the 4 rods are together i like the thickness .. again not a massive amount of room and maybe on a model going for thick pipes it might look out of scale ?? i do want to try nd make some sleeves to make then thicker where they are separate pipes and where they sit on the engine ... the plate they sit on i want to make from alu sheet
thnx guys and gene .. yes ...hmm but like said i figured with the beefy leaf springs , shocks it would be more of a extra .. i have an idea , cant get the pins out glued with superglue , but if i would use the right ball point penn filling wich is hollow , and the right thickness .. cut it open in length i could push it over the steel rods and glue in place , the cut seem at the bottom you might not see that .. will get back to that