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  1. Since the Riviera is nearing completion, it is time to begin plans on the next cars to reach the workbench. This time I want to build something completely different for me. I am planning a couple Bonneville salt "What If's" fantasy builds. First up is a body that I created many years ago for the Norman E. Timbs Special I built. This is a body that I vacuum formed which I intended to build his roadster from but after careful inspection rejected because the rear contours were not correct. I corrected the buck and remolded the body, so this is a one off body that is slightly different from the final Timbs car. Here is a link to that posting from a number of years ago............ I always thought that this shape would make a great Bonneville race car so now I think it is time to get it built.Just from the "yellowing" of the plastic, you can see I have had this for some time now.I am thinking maybe twin Hemi engines sitting side by side and a single seat way up front...... could work. right? The second car is from a clay mold I sculpted many years ago with no particular plan for the final body. It is kinda'' like a Group C race car and kinda' futuristic. It sat around for years and the other day while molding some roofs (one for the Riviera) I figured I would knock one off of this car too. After looking at it the idea of a Salt Flat car hit me. Especially because of the body from the Timbs car I thought why not. If building one salt flat car is good, two would be even better, right? For this car I am thinking an Allison Engine since the car is bigger and beefier, so the engine should fit in there. Here is the clay master. And here is the body molded from the master Rear view.Front view You can get an idea of what I am thinking for the cockpit area and where the body will separate to open the engine bay. Think scratch build tube chassis and full independent suspensions . I want the wheel areas to be enclosed and louvered areas to allow air to escape. Could work. right?
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