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  1. Thanks Guys I appreciate your responses keep em up Thanks again RonG
  2. Thanks nitrozilla I'll watch for Dave lol, I have all my pictures stored in an archive for future reference. Thanks RonG
  3. Thanks Guys Here's some more pics, so look em over and let me know what you think. Your comments are most welcome. If you see something I might have missed please let me know. Thanks RonG This is the 392 Chrysler hemi from TDR Inovations This is the 9" Ford rear end assembly I modifed it with a rear brace and 4-link brackets and track bar mount.picture of the rear slicks and centerline wheels.View showing the width of the rear slicks.View of the front tires and centerline wheels.View showing the width of the front tires.This shows how I narrowed the front tires.This shows how the rear suspension works. The coil overs are from a Tamiya Lotus f1 kit.This is a view of the front axle and springs the whole front axle assembly is scratch built except for the front calipers.another view of the front axle assembly. The wheels and tires actually turn and will be connected to the steering box.here's a shot of the headers the one on the right still needs to be finished. These are scratch built.This view shows the headers mounted to the motor.
  4. Comp1839 thanks I did some stuff in1/8 scale a long time ago. A 460 Ford block, 1 head (was going to cast the other one),Cobra front sump oil pan (the aluminum one) also a custom independent rear working suspension. I got away from 1/8 because I don't have the room to display them anymore, we moved into a condo and I barely have room for the 1/12 scale stuff I'm working on know. I always wanted to build a 1/8 scale 1932 3 window coupe with a 392 hemi maybe one day if I can find 32 kit for a decent price. Thanks RonG
  5. Hey all Posted this in Bigboys, not much action so I thought I would post it here. I dumped the date to much hassle to change all the time.This is the body, I started this about 20 some years ago, maybe more. I cut out the doors and deck lid so I could make them open. Plan on gluing the hood on and make a tilt front end. I have to figure out how to make the cowl and front door "A" pillar area. I have some pics of the real thing for a guide, so we will see how that goes.This is how it's going to look, I have it mocked up for picture purposes.These are the drawings to scale. I used these to create the frame, front axle, rear axle and numerous other parts. I was a automotive tool designer/draftsmen I made drawings of the machines and welding equipment that is used to assemble cars for the auto industry. I worked for all 3 manufacturers Ford, GM and Chrysler. I also built a few hot rods in my day. I had a 69 Z28, 64 Galaxie 500 390 tri-power and 53 Ford sedan delivery I planned to pro street with a 460 Ford blown motor, but I ran out of mullah, o well that's the way the cookie crumbles.This picture shows the frame, front axle, rear axle and the TDR Inovations 392 blown Chrysler Hemi with dual Holleys and 4spd Muncie. It also shows the TDR Inovations 9" Ford rear end. I modifed it with a rear brace and 4-link brackets and track bar mount. The front tires are Firestones from the 57 kit. I had to use 4 to make 2 witch gave me 4 narrow halves and 4 wide halves I used the narrow halves for my build and the left over wide halves I used to make 2 G-70ish sized tires that I will use on another build later. The narrow set are 6 1/2" section width and 4" tread width, the rear tires are the slicks from the old Monogram Red Baron kit. I had to use 4 of them to get 2. Remember I started this over 20 plus years ago when you could still go to your local hobby shop and get em off the shelf! I had to cut them down the tread area close to the edge in order to get 4 halves that I glued together to create two 16 1/2" section width by 13 1/4" tread width Goodyear blue streak drag special slicks. I have a ton more pics, so if you want to see more let me know what you think and I will post some more pics. Thanks RonG
  6. Don't forget the hot rods 32 Ford 3 and 5 window coupe 34 3 window coupe 41 Willys coupe 23 T bucket Just to mention a few.
  7. Hi all I've been modeling since I was 5 (I'm 66) off and on. I have decided to finish something I started around 20 years ago. It's a 1/12 scale Monogram 57 chevy. Going to make it into a 60's gasser. I will try to post pics as I go. Thanks RonG
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