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Hi,

So I am revamping this bad boy completely and bashing it with a Kraco Indy.

My original idea, while met with much enthusiasm here, was a total buzz kill when I posted finished shots.

I love this project, or the idea of it anyways.

 

 

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    Hopefully this Chaparral will become a Phoenix and arise from the ashes!

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Always loved that car. I had a few slot car versions back in the day, and have this kit. I started building this back in the 80's but never finished it.

Some day I'll work on it again, but I'm afraid I'll mess it up.

 

Best of luck on your build, I'll be keeping an eye on it.

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Looking forward to more progress on this version  Brian !!!

 

Randy

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Hi,

Got the power plant mostly done.  Finished up the wheels too.  Did some work on the cockpit too.

 

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Did a quick re-paint/re-touch up on the axles and intake manifold.  The photos revealed a bit too much texture for my liking.

I got this awesome mini precision sander type handle from UMM-USA that lets me get in very small and tight spaces.

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Great so far Brian. and you know, the first pic on top, the blue body, the curve..it so beautiful!!

BTW, what kind of paint you used on the chassic and the wheels?? looking good!:wub:

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Thank you!

I spent lots of time making the curves/fenders just so.  Would have liked a touch bigger but it was hard enough.

The paint on the wheels is a combo of Metalizer steel and aluminum and the chassis is a combo of Tamiya bare metal silver with touch of Metalizer aluminum.

The power plant is from a Karco Indy and I since repainted the gold shocks as it was not smooth enough.  The exhaust and turbo are totally re aligned and modified.   The exhaust bits are Design Master black chrome.

The tranny looks off alignment but is one piece and is off center looking naturally.

This is a looooong term project and I'll have to stare at er for a bit to see whats the next phase.

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Thank you!

I spent lots of time making the curves/fenders just so.  Would have liked a touch bigger but it was hard enough.

The paint on the wheels is a combo of Metalizer steel and aluminum and the chassis is a combo of Tamiya bare metal silver with touch of Metalizer aluminum.

The power plant is from a Karco Indy and I since repainted the gold shocks as it was not smooth enough.  The exhaust and turbo are totally re aligned and modified.   The exhaust bits are Design Master black chrome.

The tranny looks off alignment but is one piece and is off center looking naturally.

This is a looooong term project and I'll have to stare at er for a bit to see whats the next phase.

Thx. am i right that the kit itself with no complete engine detail?

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Thx. am i right that the kit itself with no complete engine detail?

The body and chassis are from a Fujimi Chaparral 2D which has no engine detail.

But the Kraco Indy is a Ford DFV V8 Turbo so this kit is totally Frankensteined, more of a concept car. 

 

 

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Ok, I redid the chassis/tub as it was bugging me.

Although this may not look like much, it's been a lot of work.

I'm putting it down for a bit to do a stock box build.

This one will be on and off for a bit.

I may polish the inter cooler piping a bit more.

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hey Brian,,,, this is looking good! i like that u touch up the intake and the other bits .one thing, maybe i would think about would be that turbo? it seems a little underdressed for the level that you are building this one to.looks awesome bro!

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hey Brian,,,, this is looking good! i like that u touch up the intake and the other bits .one thing, maybe i would think about would be that turbo? it seems a little underdressed for the level that you are building this one to.looks awesome bro!

Great suggestion.

I'll detail up the turbo more.

I was thinking the same as I posted the pics, it was like "Hey, I can't really make out that massive Kraco Indy turbo, where is it?"

I have zero idea what color to do that turbo in.  Any ideas as there is already a lot of silver in that engine bay.

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Brian, theres a few tutorials on how to build your own and how to replicate a more realistic looking  trbo on you tube , maybe try there.

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I removed the inter-cooler and turbo.  Will replace with better more detailed units.

Well, I did say this is a long term WIP :)

 

 

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Take your time Brian, will still be watching when you get back to this one!

 

Randy

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Take your time Brian, will still be watching when you get back to this one!

 

Randy

Thanks Randy, I cheated and bought Hobby Designs turbo and inter-cooler kits :)

I should have em on and done by end of week.

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Brian, theres a few tutorials on how to build your own and how to replicate a more realistic looking  trbo on you tube , maybe try there.

Thanks Shaun, I went ahead and bought some really killer turbos/inter-cooler.

I'm excited, it should be very cool.

 

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Alright Brian that's what we like keep your enthusiasm high,and build on!.cool that u decided to upgrade,your turbo/intercooler, I was thinking you were gonna go that way.

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Hi,

A very long term project, got the engine done finally and added some cool plumbing to the body.

 

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         Your detailing and assembly show a lot of thought, planning and well done execution Brian. Good to see this project coming together.

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         Your detailing and assembly show a lot of thought, planning and well done execution Brian. Good to see this project coming together.

Thanks Crazy Ed!

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Hi Brian,     Great to see an update on this one.   You are killin' that motor:) Love it !!

 

Randy

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Hi Brian,     Great to see an update on this one.   You are killin' that motor:) Love it !!

 

Randy

Why thank you very much Randy!

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