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ShakyCraftsman

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  • Scale I Build 1/16,1/12, 1/8

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  • Location Michigan
  • Full Name Ronald G. Gardner

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  1. ShakyCraftsman added a post in a topic My 1/12 scale 57 Chevy gasser 4-26-17 update   

    Hey fordboy
     If you mean the chassis and roll cage. Well since this is a 60's Era gasser it is going to be semi gloss black. The engine block is red with aluminum heads and the blower is black with aluminum covers. The carbs are Holley brass with aluminum bowls and the headers are flat white. I think I'm going to make the valve covers and oil pan gold. That's as far as I have got so far.
    Thanks  RonG 
  2. ShakyCraftsman added a post in a topic My 1/12 scale 57 Chevy gasser 4-26-17 update   

    Hey all 
     Just a little update for everyone. I still have to paint the chassis, but I did get the motor and all its parts painted. Boy... long day at the bench 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. I was a drilln' holes and a slopn' paint...lol. I was to tired to take any pictures. So maybe I can take some tomorrow. Short but sweet... good night...ZZZZZ......ZZZZZ.....ZZZZZ...LOL
    THANKS  RONG 
  3. ShakyCraftsman added a post in a topic 65 Mustang promod /streetracer coming soon   

    Thanks Dave 
     I'm busy working on the 57, washing parts before painting. Those pics sound assume, I'll get back to you when I have a chance.
    Thanks  RonG 
  4. ShakyCraftsman added a post in a topic 1/12th scale parts   

    Hey Sixx
     Try TDR.INOVATIONS and 3d specialties there both on shapeways. Both have lots of stuff, can be a bit pricey.  Take a look at my 57 Chevy gasser build in the drag section it's mostly scratch built the 392 hemi and 9" Ford rear end are from tdr inovations . If you have any questions please let me know I'm glad to help.
    RonG 
  5. ShakyCraftsman added a post in a topic 65 Mustang promod /streetracer coming soon   

    Hey Paul 
     That's pretty cool, I'm a long way from building the stang, still trying to get the 57 Chevy gasser done. Working on the motor as we speak. Get'n. it ready for painting, I'm drilling holes for fasteners right now and modifying a few parts to what I want. Chassis is pretty much done, I have to make all the interior sheet metal, actually aluminum. I need to figure out how I want to do the tilt front end and the steering and dashboard and gauges. So as you can see it will be a while before I get started on the mustang.
    Thanks  RonG 
  6. ShakyCraftsman added a post in a topic 65 Mustang promod /streetracer coming soon   

    Hey Mr68gts
     I know TDR.INOVATIONS has the 427 FE motor and the SOHC Ford motor, that's one of the ones I had planned on using. The other block I was going to use is from 3d specialties (Ron Olsen) he has a Sonny Leonard type mountain motor with verious intake setups, was going with the twin 4" turbos setup, but every thing for the motor and turbos is $265.00!! So saving my pennies till I can afford them. Plus I also need about another  $200.00 or so for wheels, frt. tires, radiator, fuel sell, battery etc...etc...etc. Plus I think I may use his promod chassis which is around $170.00 bucks!!! So lots of mullah or lots of scratch building...lol
    Thanks  RonG 
  7. ShakyCraftsman added a post in a topic 65 Mustang promod /streetracer coming soon   

    Thanks Dave 
     That's kinda what I was looking for. I went on Sonny Leonards site and saw his mountain motors, especially the Ford ones. Do you know what blocks he uses? I have a custom 460 block I started in 1/8 scale probably 20 some years ago. It has siamezed cylinder bores, don't remember what size I made them, big as I could. I also made a crank shaft, connecting rods and pistons. I made 1 SCJ head, I was going to resin cast the other one. I made a oil pan and timing cover to. The block has all the detail of a real block except the oil passages. I scaled em up from a real block and head. Now if I could just remember which packing crate it is stored in I will dig em out and take some pictures. I had planned on using them in a 32 Ford 3 window coupe with a blower and dual Holleys, but life changed and it never came about. If I can find another 32 kit I may restart the build, but they are scarce and expensive, plus I think the guy who made the 3 window coupe bodys is no longer around, and I haven't seen one on ebay in awhile.
    THANKS  RONG 
  8. ShakyCraftsman added a post in a topic 65 Mustang promod /streetracer coming soon   

    Hey Dave 
     Is that a big block Chevy or 429/460 Ford. It's pretty cool.
    Thanks  RonG 
  9. ShakyCraftsman added a post in a topic My 1/12 scale 57 Chevy gasser 4-26-17 update   

    Hey guys 
     Well I didn't get it painted yet, but here are a couple of shots anyway of the frame and roll cage. Oh that's me sittin in it lol....(maybe 20 years ago). But it gives the whole thing some perspective. He is a Tamiya motor racing team driver, that I modifed into a sitting driving postion and painted, it was a lot of work had to use a hot knife, putty and sweat equity, if you you get my meaning.This is kinda a overall shot, the sheet stock is only temporary. They are actually templates for the finale floor and firewall.Close up shot of me....he...he and some of the cage gussets.Side view of the seating position. I still need to 3d print out a set of racing seats for it. So look em over and let me know what you think. Please respond all input is appreciated.
    Thanks  RonG 
  10. ShakyCraftsman added a post in a topic My 1/12 scale 57 Chevy gasser 4-26-17 update   

    Hey guys 
     Well I didn't get it painted yet, here are a couple of shots of the frame and roll cage. Oh that's me sittin in it lol (maybe 20 years ago). But it gives the whole thing some perspective.This is kinda a overall shot, the sheet stock is only temporary. They are actually templates for the finale floor and firewall.Close up shot of me....he...he and some of the cage gussets.Side view of the seating position. So look em over and let me know what you think. Please respond all input is appreciated.
    Thanks  RonG 
  11. ShakyCraftsman added a post in a topic top dragster scratch build   

    Good grief Dave those are Frick n awesome man!!!!!!!!!! I wish I had your talent. I'm a retired automotive engineer with 30 plus years with the big three and I can tell you that is some fantastic engineering. Prass be to Dave the guru of 1/8 scale. 
    RonG
  12. ShakyCraftsman added a post in a topic My 1/12 scale 57 Chevy gasser 4-26-17 update   

    Well  gasser 59 I think I'm going to take your advice and change the floor from .02 stock to .03 stock the .02 is to flimsy, doesn't support the body very well. I had to start over on the roll cage it was out of wack. The new cage and frame are just about done. I'm on my way to the store for paint as we speak. Going to give it a first coat of primer so I can see if there's any place left to fix. I made a 1/12 scale driver for display purposes, and that led to the roll cage change, he was sitting outside of the cage, which we all know is a definite no no. I will post some pictures of the frame and driver. As soon as I get them painted. So keep watching to see all the progress.
    Thanks  RonG 
  13. ShakyCraftsman added a post in a topic 65 Mustang promod /streetracer coming soon   

    Hey Dave
     Thanks that sounds pretty close to what I want to do. So yea all the pics you can send would be greatly appreciated. If you could could you hold a scale or tape measure up to the items to help with scaling it up. I still trying to get the 57 Chevy gasser done. I have the frame and roll cage just about done and ready for first primer coat, on my way to the store for paint right now. Thanks, and keep that Sonny Leonard mountain motor in that rail. That thing is outrageous!!! You do some amassing work, way above my caliber. Were did you get the slicks and front tires that you have on that 1/8 rail? Did you make them? I need a pair for my 65 stang. loL
    Thanks  RonG 
  14. ShakyCraftsman added a post in a topic 65 Mustang promod /streetracer coming soon   

    Hey bamadon 
     Most are based on big block chevys, but are extensively different, mostly bore spacing and deck height. There is a Ford version also. Check em out on the Internet. And yea I meant 1,000 cu. in. Thanks Brett. I  have to order a bunch of stuff for this one. Probably going to be 2 to 3 hundred worth hopefully not more or I will be slipping in the dog house. lol
    Thanks  RonG 
     
  15. ShakyCraftsman added a topic in Drag Racing Models   

    65 Mustang promod /streetracer coming soon
    Hey all 
     Well as you can see by the heading I'm going to be making a 1965 Mustang GT into a Street Outlaws type promod. As soon as I get the 57 Chevy gasser done, which probably will take some more time, I will be starting on this. I'm not sure what I want to use for a motor, it's either going to be a fuel injected Ford SOHC cammer or a 1,000cc mountain motor with twin 4" turbos. Well what do you think? I'm kinda leaning towards the mountain motor setup. I think It will probably come down to how much each setup costs. Well here's some pics to kinda get things rolling. So look em over and let me know what you think.
    Thanks  RonG 
    PS by the way I need the instructions for this kit it's  Revells #H-1286
    Thanks again RonG 





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