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MarkJ

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Mark, looking forward to another cool NASCAR wip from you.

Check Ollie's. I was there today and picked up some Chase kits for $9.99. They also had some snappers too.

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Curious as to the differences between the snappers and the glue kits.

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12 hours ago, Jhedir6 said:

Mark, looking forward to another cool NASCAR wip from you.

Check Ollie's. I was there today and picked up some Chase kits for $9.99. They also had some snappers too.

Thanks, David. Sadly there are no Ollies where I live.

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11 hours ago, iBorg said:

Curious as to the differences between the snappers and the glue kits.

Snappers are a lot easier. But I still use glue to assemble them. Also you have to do some mods to the body to get them to look right.

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30 minutes ago, MarkJ said:

Snappers are a lot easier. But I still use glue to assemble them. Also you have to do some mods to the body to get them to look right.

Thought I remember seeing somewhere that the Snappers are based on the '13-14 cars and the glues are based on the '16-17 cars. Just some slight differences to the grills mostly.and some of the chassis bracing on the interiors.

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You're of to a great start Mark.  Looking forward to seeing how this turns out.

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7 hours ago, Jhedir6 said:

Thought I remember seeing somewhere that the Snappers are based on the '13-14 cars and the glues are based on the '16-17 cars. Just some slight differences to the grills mostly.and some of the chassis bracing on the interiors.

Whats cool about the arca fords is that the car run in 2018 has 2013 nascar grille, headlights, and taillights.

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4 hours ago, Jim N said:

You're of to a great start Mark.  Looking forward to seeing how this turns out.

Thanks , Jim. These snappers are always fun to mess with.

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2 hours ago, bigryan18 said:

Superspeedway car??

That's what I hope I'm making. If the ref picture is what I think it is.

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I think I have the body work done and the first coat of primer.

 

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Great body work Mark!  Superior work.

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Thanks, Jim. I really appreciate the feedback.

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Somebody asked me once how I lowered these kits. What I do is drill new holes in the frame 1/8 inch higher than the original holes and remove the front of the engine. Cut 1/8 inch off the metal axles.  In  the back you cut 1/8 inch off the posts that represent the rear springs. That's all you have to do. It lowers the car and sucks the tires in under the fenders.

 

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Got the chassis pretty much finished. Got the body painted but don't know if I should just leave it or polish it.  Thoughts?

 

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Looks great!  I vote to leave it, most race cars aren't that shiny unless they're show cars.

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Thanks, Bruce. I agree, its shiny , just not mirror shiny, which it doesn't need to be.

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Got the chassis and tires finished. Just need to paint the center hubs after the car is complete. Also, I have learned not to install the shark fin until the decaling is finished. I usually knock it off the car if I do it before. The tires wont be that shiny when the car is complete. I just finished applying the dull coat with a brush and they have not dried yet.

 

 

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Great work Mark.  I agree with Bruce, I don't think I would polish the body.

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Thanks, Jim. I'm about half way through with the decaling so it wont be too much longer before it will be finished. Turning out better than I thought it would.

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