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comp1839

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  • Location pottstown, pa.
  • Full Name dave smith

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  1. comp1839 added a post in a topic BANTAM FUEL ALTERED - Completed Butterflies - New Pics 5-22   

    thanks for that info bob. i never thought about the number of parts on just this part alone..........makes it even more incredible........now my brain hurts.
  2. comp1839 added a post in a topic Making a Removable front end clip?   

    found another shot i took in the the shop. an older firebird pro stock car. it shows the front clip tubing in the "c" shaped brackets.

  3. comp1839 added a post in a topic Making a Removable front end clip?   

    bill's first comment is spot on.  
    " As is often the case with model cars, the best way to do this is like you'd do it on a real one." 
    so here is some real stuff.
    here's a shot of  jason lines car (i did not take this photo, i found it on the internet.) the red circles show the attaching points. the forward part of the front end is supported by a tubing frame work that slips into some "c" shaped catches on the lower frame rail. the ones you see on lines car are bolt on titainium. the back is attached with dzus buttons (lower backside of the front fender and across the cowl / windsheild area.

    this is a photo i took of jason lines car in 2013, when they still had scoops. you can see some of the support tubing in the front end.

    here's one from the race shop of a cobalt pro stock front end the support tubing is a little clearer.

     
    hope this helps.
     
  4. comp1839 added a post in a topic BANTAM FUEL ALTERED - Completed Butterflies - New Pics 5-22   

    wow tim!! you must need to rest your eyes for days after doing work like this. unbelievable detail at this scale. WELL DONE!!!!!!!!!!
  5. comp1839 added a post in a topic Making a Removable front end clip?   

    what level of accuracy are you looking to attain? in other words, are looking to make an accurate replica  or are you just looking to make the front end go on and off?
  6. comp1839 added a post in a topic 65 Mustang promod /streetracer coming soon   

    use google . it's a 1:1 car.
     
     

  7. comp1839 added a post in a topic 65 Mustang promod /streetracer coming soon   

    ron, before you stretch the body UN-neccissarily, you may want to check out photos from frank pompilio's '68 10.5 mustang. it may help.
  8. comp1839 added a post in a topic BANTAM FUEL ALTERED - Completed Butterflies - New Pics 5-22   

    i was all pleased with myself, that i got my tailights put in today.......then i saw this. so, now me and sailor jerry are gonna get up close and personal!!! ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL, TIM!!!!!!   man, that is impressive.
  9. comp1839 added a post in a topic Honda Accord, Muscle Car?   

    these "jap" cars, as you so eloquently say, each make more "muscle" than you have ever owned in your entire life......period. if they got more "muscle " why shouldn't they be muscle cars if they want?  you guys act like you own the words "muscle car". jesus, you all can't even agree on the definition.
  10. comp1839 added a post in a topic BANTAM FUEL ALTERED - Completed Butterflies - New Pics 5-22   

    sweet!  nice slice. i think you're going down the right path here tim. like the idea of no scoop. at least that's my opinion.
  11. comp1839 added a post in a topic Pro Stock wheels? 1/24 - 1/25 scale.   

    glad to help.
  12. comp1839 added a post in a topic Pro Stock wheels? 1/24 - 1/25 scale.   

    try googling  "slot car wheels".  a company called pro trac makes a very convincing looking aluma star copy. there are many other companies too. since i don't deal with 1/24 or 1/25 i can't speak to there quality. at least you have a lead to go on now.
  13. comp1839 added a post in a topic Pro Stock wheels? 1/24 - 1/25 scale.   

    fronts are weld aluma star spindle mounts.
  14. comp1839 added a post in a topic Honda Accord, Muscle Car?   

    yeah, tuners w/ fart pipes........
    5.77 @ 247 in the 1/4 mile

     
    5.50 @ 277 in the 1/4 mile

     
     
  15. comp1839 added a post in a topic My 1/12 scale 57 Chevy gasser build   

    looks great ron. loving the added details.   if you'd like a suggestion, you might try a couple of coats using a filler primer. a little wet sanding and you can lessen or remove those printing lines on your parts. i use dupli-color from the local pepboys. keep up the great work!