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83 Hurst Olds , put a fork in it , done

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I just received the Slixx Warren Johnson Black 83 Olds decal . Started mockup of wheel / tire to body . Using cut down Monogram Goodyear Frontrunners on old MPC front wheels . Backs are nylon with aluminum rims and an old AMT center from the 55 Chevy sedan . I got rid of the hump on the hood and enlarged the back wheel wells and reastablished the flair . Using the Charles Carpenter 55 for the rest .Hope it turns out ok .

Thanks for looking Jeff .

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That's going to be very cool !

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Looking good there. Definitely has the look of an 80's Pro Stocker.

Is that Dykem layout fluid on the fenders? I always assumed it would attack styrene.

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Looking good Jeff. I'll be watching this build. Thanks for sharing...ware are the rear tires from?

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Looks great! 

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Great job so far.Warren Johnson,the professor was a great racer.Battling Bob Glidden through so many years in pro stock.Can't wait to see the finished car.

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Im glad i checked this out, gonna be a real bad ass ,keep the updates coming.

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Excellent start to it Jeff.  The stance is oh so right.  cheers, tim

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Thanks everyone , I machine my slicks from nylon . I was shown this tip by Dave Fletcher at Portland Modelfest this spring . Mix liquid glue and bits of evergreen to make a filler . Awesome , No shrinkage at all . You can teach an old dog new tricks ! The scoop is Monogram with the droop removed .

Thanks Jeff .

 

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Hi Jeff, looking very good.

Question, if you don't mind.  'Machining slicks'....what do the beginning object look like?  The tires look just great.

Also, the metal rims.  Can you give some insight to the origin?

Greetings, Michael

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Looks pretty good so far!

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Michael , I'll do my best explain . I use plain back nylon round stock , drill and bore to size . I E , 15 " is 15.75 to 15.875 lip to lip = .634 in 1/25 scale . Part off and mount on an expanding mandrel , then finish OD . I made some form tools for the sidewalls . Also make the OD slightly curved like a tire with air in it .Last I mill flats across the OD to show weight on them . 

 The rims are made from aluminum bar stock T73 7075 .

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Very nice work on tires and wheels.

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I agree with Ray. The wheels and tires are awesome. Car is looking great also!

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Bodywork looks great. Can't wait to see more.

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How big of a lathe?

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This is some nice work all the way around. 

 

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Impressive work here. I really like the fender flair. The glue and evergreen, that's a good tip for me. Thanks for sharing.

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Yea ill buy 50 sets lol.

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A small update , chassis pan and dash fitted . I weathered the tires , fronts more so . Tipped the back of the scoop downward  , still need to fill in as needed to match windshield . I robbed the valve covers from the 88 Olds PS kit . It looks like the Monogram Camaro PS roll cage side pieces will work out as a starting point . Thanks for looking in , Jeff .

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Looks great.I love the stance of this car.Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

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Weekend update while at Lake Chelan enjoying the vintage unlimited hydroplanes . Pretty happy with the stance and tire placement in the wheelwells . I really like the valve cover and axle decals , thank you Slixx .  Time to start painting .

Again thanks for your time Jeff .

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The car looks great.Again the stance is dead on perfect.The cage is coming along really nice too.Keep the pics coming.

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That looks bad ass! 

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Looking great so far!!!!!!!! Can't wait to see more!!!!!!

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