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  1. 3 hours ago, Lunajammer said:

    Peter, I was just looking at your pics on the finished builds thread. I'm glad you didn't tint the windows. That's a lot of greenhouse, it would be a shame to not take advantage of showing off your interior detail.ย ๐Ÿ‘

    Thanks Mike. Yep, I think imaginary tinting is definitely the best policy ๐Ÿ˜†. I have the Tamiya smoke clear spray can, but my tests wereย  unconvincing. No way I would risk it!

  2. #5ย  Audi Quattro WRC 1981

    The Italeri kit seemed a nice fit for my entry because, whilst I think Quattros are great, Iโ€™ve never been wild about the '81 Audi works livery. This was a good opportunity to ditch the decals, put my box stock builds aside, and dip my toes into the world of scratch-building.

    Rally cars are road legal by definition, so the exterior didnโ€™t require that much thought to blend it into the highway. Instead, I concentrated on accentuating the racing credentials of the interior by customising and updating what is a fairly unelaborate stock kit. (I had originally intended to tint the glass to keep prying eyes out, but then I decided it would also be hiding hard work!)








    Exterior mods:

    - Stock gravel wheels replaced with Ronal tarmac alloys.

    - CB antenna made from guitar string & micro spring.

    - Photo-etch grill badge & door locks.

    - Re-sized front indicators & altered surrounding bodywork to improve accuracy.

    - Smoked rear lightsโ€ฆ just because it looked cool!




    Underside mods:

    - Removed moulded exhaust system & replaced with scratch-built upgrade featuring steel exhaust tips.

    - Carbon-fibre prop shaft & Kevlar sump guard.






    Interior mods:

    - Rear roll cage (not featured in kit) built to match original rally car dimensions; ribbon/photo-etched harnesses.

    - Custom centre console under dashboard featuring CB radio and police scanner; tablet & GPS screens added to the dashboard; photo-etched dash toggle switches.

    - Re-shaped foot-wells for improved accuracy; SB pedal arms plus PE pedals and passenger footplate.

    - Also scratch-built: gear shifter & linkage; wiring loom & junction box; custom door levers & rally-style door pulls.

    - More carbon-fibre/Kevlar for a weight-saving.


    Thanks to Anthony for organising another great Cannonball! ๐Ÿ‘


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  3. On 11/14/2021 at 10:28 PM, Mattilacken said:

    #19 the team pushed through and finished the Supra respray and rebuild to be able to compete!ย 

    Congratulations Anton! Looks great and I love the backdrop.๐Ÿ‘

    Been away since spring doing outdoors stuff. Now it's dark and cold again, it's time I had a look back to see what I've missed. Looks like a good number of finishers already, and best of luck to the last-minuters; you can do it!! ๐Ÿ‘

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  4. 18 hours ago, Mattilacken said:

    #19 Corvette.. humm.. Silverado C5R..

    I made a start on the fuel cell increase to be able to run all the way cross country without a fuelstop! A 170L increase in capacity will make the total capacity at at least 250L(66 gallons). Ride on!ย 

    I reckon you'll have enough fuel for a chunk of the return journey!๐Ÿ˜†

    7 hours ago, Pat Minarick said:

    Well I wet sanded and polished the paint out as much as I'm going to. I don't do shiny very often. It's not perfect,ย  but I'm happy with it.ย 20210427_033503.thumb.jpg.7a801f30de6fe670567490f7a4e4d611.jpg

    Nice & glassy finish, Pat!

  5. On 3/16/2021 at 8:37 AM, peteski said:

    Back in the day, it was mostly the driver's skill, with the mechanicals of the vehicle not really contributing much, but nowadays it looks like it is all about the vehicle and the driver is mostly in it just for the ride.ย  I know I'm exaggerating, but all these doo-dads generated in a CAD environment are too much.ย  I haven't really followed F1 for many years. They even have automatic transmissions nowadays (or paddle shifters?), rigth?ย  Too much technology.ย  IMO, they have jumped the proverbial shark.

    ๐Ÿ˜† High tech development is the name of the game, for sure; it's amazing how quickly F1 innovations find their way into road cars nowadays. Re gears, I believe they are currently 8 speed semi-auto paddle shift with a two-stage finger operated clutch (for starting/stopping). ๐Ÿ‘

  6. On 4/13/2021 at 9:58 AM, avidinha said:


    The Accord is done. I got the last of the lights in and she's ready to cannonball.



    Congrats Andrew on getting your silver stealth machine to the finish line. Those wheels/brakes look badass!

    On 4/15/2021 at 11:26 PM, Mattilacken said:

    #19 Silverado C5R

    The team is making progress on the race truck. They are right now trying to build a dash for the cab.


    That's gonna be one mean truck, Anton. A strong contender for the most extensive re-engineering award! ๐Ÿ‘

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