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futurattraction

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  1. You're doing an amazing job on this. Love the detail!
  2. That is looking absolutely fantastic, Marcos... Can't wait to see an update on this one!
  3. Paint turned out very nice, Ray. Guess I'll uncross my toes now...
  4. Will keep my fingers and toes crossed for you... LOL
  5. Knock that black paint job dead, Ray! Lookin' pretty so far...
  6. Cool projects, guys! This is one I hope to work on someday...
  7. Great pics! I've never seen some of those, Edgar. Thanks for sharing those! Scott
  8. Nope - I wasn't taking it that way, Tim. Not at all...
  9. I'll do whatever I can to offer suggestions, but I have very few critical bones in my body, so I don't think I'll say anything that can be misconstrued as truly critical. What you've seen, so far, is pretty much what you'll get.
  10. Yes - that's the one I was talking about. As long as it's not being passed off as his original, I'm okay with that, but if a scale builder is trying to find examples of the authentic car, this one's not a good one to use as reference.
  11. Exactly! The wheels are polished. I never once remember seeing polished S/Ts on that car. The stance, while close, doesn't look low enough in the front; it's got the wrong hood scoop (rear/upper portion of scoop top tapered down), but the biggest discrepancy is that IF it's his original car, then the quarter panels have been replaced, because the stock-appearing bulged/flared wheelwell openings are on this car and his '78 car had most, if not all, of that bulge removed, plus the wheelwell openings on his original car were more oval shaped. Notice that the "restored" car conceals part of the upper rear wheel, whereas if you look at any '78 vintage pictures of his car (see attached image), you'll see that the entire rear wheel is visible and a bit of the tire sidewall. The restored car, I just noticed this morning, doesn't appear to even have a 351C in it! I can't make out what it is. It looks like front distributor, but if my eyes aren't deceiving me, there are three upper valve cover bolts, which doesn't fit with a Cleveland or 385-series engine. I dunno about that one!
  12. I would add that you need to be careful about how much confidence you place in the authenticity of some of the replica cars out there. There is a very nice looking version of his '78 car that I'd bet my life savings isn't his restored original car, but a look alike. It has too many details that don't match Bob's car to suit me. If it is his original '78 car, then its restoration is all wrong, IMHO.
  13. Super! Looking forward to seeing you Nick...
  14. Hi Nick - Futurattraction Scale Products will also be there Saturday. Looking forward to it!
  15. Modifying a body to fit the Pro Mod category, if you're really trying to "do it right" is going to involve modifying pretty much every panel on the car. Wheelbase typically is set at 115" and it is fairly customary to have a 45" overhang, measured from the center of the front wheels, forward. This may be in the shape of the actual body, or can be accomplished, to some degree, with a splitter. I don't know if there are published dimensions per given body style or not. I haven't seen them, but that doesn't mean they aren't out there. For more regulated classes, such as Pro Stock, there are templates with published dimensions for various points on the car. I will post some pics of a pro mod body I've been working on, just to give you an idea of what I've done. With it, the roof has been chopped a scale 2-1/2"; narrowed and tapered front to rear; wedged front to rear; body sides were flattened from the belt line down, between the wheel well openings; front fender opening has been drastically reduced in size; hood will be molded into the front fenders and vents in front of the windshield will be filled; drip rail and all trim has been removed; bumpers will be narrowed and blended into the body. I'm not sure how I'm going to deal with the nose/grille at this point. I'm not a big fan of the long, sloping noses because they change the appearance so drastically. To some degree, at least with our modeling subject matter, it is, to some degree, a matter of what looks right, which is more the direction I'm leaning with the nose.
  16. Cool trick, Rickard, as far as the acorn nut is concerned. I love seeing your work...
  17. Sorry to hear about your primer setback. It looks like everything is well-recovered. Your hinge work looks phenomenal and the lid, itself, fits perfectly. Can't wait to see your next update, especially the interior panel for the lid!
  18. Your graphics are really cool, Wayne. Great progress so far!
  19. To confirm what was said above, my stock body Fairmont is on hold for the time being.
  20. Fantastic start, Clay. I'm looking forward to seeing what you have in store for us...
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