Speedfreak

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  • Birthday 11/13/1954

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  • Location KC
  • Full Name Gene Ahart

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  1. Speedfreak added a post in a topic 1961 Buick Invicta Hardtop, Update, 9/2 Interior Work.   

    Looking great Steve, this is gonna be a beauty, love that body style, very cool.
  2. Speedfreak added a post in a topic AMT Mustang-GT Funny Car Update shots; 9/02/15 Down under!   

    Thanks Andy, it was Kevin. There was a bug on my interior earlier, flew over by my PC, weird.  
  3. Speedfreak added a post in a topic AMT Mustang-GT Funny Car Update shots; 9/02/15 Down under!   

    Ace, that sounds ace, I'll try the mask thing, thanks.
    Thanks Ray, can't wait to see the big Ford. 
    Carl! I can't believe I've inspired you to want to build a kit, yes! Have you built one of these before?
    Andy, they are the kit stacks, I de-chromed them and did a lot of sanding/prepping and then shot them with Alclad chrome, out of the spray can.  
    The engine has been uninstalled due to forces beyond my control, stay tuned! 
  4. Speedfreak added a post in a topic AMT Mustang-GT Funny Car Update shots; 9/02/15 Down under!   

    Andy, I certainly believe that about your cat. Cat's love playing with things that are 'not' cat toys. My black cat is quite the pistol. 
    Ace, I think I might hang on to this when I get it done! Thanks for the positive words my friend. 
    Kevin, I think it's a classic too, how can you 'not' like a AWB '65 Mustang funny car?
    Here's what I've got so far: 
    One of the rear tires looks kind of crooked in the pic but it's the camera, bends it weird somehow. And I've still got a couple of places to touch up as you can see. 
     
     



  5. Speedfreak added a post in a topic UPDATED 8/23 - 1968 Hemi Dart - Some Suspension Work   

    Those are some tiny parts. they look very well done though. Cool work Cameron. that rear end looks great.
  6. Speedfreak added a post in a topic AMT Mustang-GT Funny Car Update shots; 9/02/15 Down under!   

    One other thing that is 'off' here is the front axle. The drivers side wheel/tire are off the ground slightly. I didn't catch this when I epoxied the piece on, so , that means the other side is further extended which could be why I had some difficulty attaching the trailing link to the chassis on that side, I couldn't figure out why it wouldn't stay in place when I was attaching it. Here's a pic of how things lay underneath, there are still a couple of things to finish up: Like the brake disk that has slid out on the passenger side rear wheel. Man, taking photos sure does let you know where you're at.  
     

     

    There is no adhesive on the rear shocks. The fit was 'just' tight enough that for me to place the shocks into the chassis then just 'slid' the tops along the axle housings(?) until the tabs slid into the holes. Tricky little buggers those shocks. 
  7. Speedfreak added a post in a topic AMT '36 Ford Roadster   

    Very nice, love those blue mufflers, looks great with all the green.
  8. Speedfreak added a post in a topic 41' Willys Custom   

    Nice work Billy, love the wheels and the tires look great. The paint job is awesome, what did you use for paint? And the front end looks great. Go chiefs! 
  9. Speedfreak added a post in a topic AMT Mustang-GT Funny Car Update shots; 9/02/15 Down under!   

    Thanks Kevin, hope this thread helps on your build, love your signature. 
    Ace, the headers are from this kit, the engine lines up just like the kit engine, the oil plug, (that used to be there) , sits halfway across the cross-member, but that doesn't help line it up side to side, or , the angle. Looks like I'll have to get out my eyeball tool from Micro-Mark.   I hope I get it right, 'cause right now the stacks fit just fine through the cutout in the hood.
  10. Speedfreak added a post in a topic Custom Vette   

    Cool project! Nice work.
  11. Speedfreak added a post in a topic MPC AMX   

    Kevin, I make mistakes all the time, and , my current build has all kinds of mishaps, just keep going, the next paint job you do will turn out great! 
  12. Speedfreak added a post in a topic AMT Mustang-GT Funny Car Update shots; 9/02/15 Down under!   

    Hey Carl thanks, and, good question! I used Dupli-Color Hot Rod Gray ( I love that color!) primer, and , then Tamiya Light Gun Metal (TS-42) , then Testors Dull Coat clear. Three brands! It's fairly close to the color that some of these valve covers came in, should be a little darker for a closer match. 
    The trailing links are in, I'll have pics shortly. 
  13. Speedfreak added a post in a topic AMT Mustang-GT Funny Car Update shots; 9/02/15 Down under!   

    Thanks Ace, and , Tom. I'm putting the trailing links back in now, one down. 
    Anybody have any tips on how to center the motor, since there are no motor mounts? Just eye ball it and pray? 
  14. Speedfreak added a post in a topic 1966 Ford Galaxie   

    Cool project Ray, Make it one of those REALLY bright colors Tamiya has, not sure what they call them but they look florescent.  Knock this one out of the park!  I like this kit.
  15. Speedfreak added a post in a topic AMT Mustang-GT Funny Car Update shots; 9/02/15 Down under!   

    Wow, thanks for the encouragement you guys. 
    Bob, thanks. There are plenty of weird things about the way this car fits together, that make sense with what you say. I think I've got the tub issues solved at least to the point that I put on the body and get things lined up moderately well, I'll find out in a few days!
    Alan, thanks, glad you're liking it. Ha, ha, on the paint thing! I'm always looking for the easy way out, and , it never works! I had another of these kit, so , I just used the other rear panel and filled it in, not the greatest job but now I know something new. I used to hate the very idea of using putty. I had thought of the plate idea too.
    Ace, I got those tabs in for the rear valence, (redid both the front and rear) , it looks like it's going to work. Then it will be time to polish the body. 
    Here's the most recent progress shots:
    Here's the panels and the engine: