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Working on a couple of things at once, but more progress on the Stude. Working on original cut out firewall, four seats, and opened the grill.

 

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Filled in more of original fire/fender wall area.

Made roll bars and after using an old can of Metalizer, it litteraly broke one in half after sitting for only a minute.

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Ok, well it's been a busy month, but I have tackled some detail issues. Interior essentially done, some pieces I have to mount after front of firewall is painted orange.

Also altered license plate indent, which actually is where the parachute goes. Had to recreate the trunk chrome, it was not filled out when it was cast.

 

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Started reworking the smallblock, it's ready for some color. Trans is done, and scratch built the headers.

 

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Decided to remake headers, almost done, added support plate for bolt up and shortened the height a bit.

Working on grill area, body first shot of primer to see everything I have missed,cast some parts... valve covers,oil pan, timing cover,etc.

 

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Got some engine assembly started so I could make the motor and trani mounts. Had to enlarge the trani hump and fill in the front frame rails to make them  straighter and functional.I have been tweaking the body work and trying to figure out the grill. The kit 'grill' was an insert, and is incorrect. I will have to set it and blend it, then make actual grill insert.

Have had trouble loading this update for a week or so. I found some mesh at show yesterday that will work for the grills. Also got driveshaft and traction bars made.

 

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What an awesome build! Very unique and well executed. Looks like great fun, too. 

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Today's update...

Body completely in primer ready for wet sand, chassis ready for paint, some motor preassembly and plumbing, remade magneto, detail one was junk, also made shocks and mounts.

 

 

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Nice looking engine.

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Well, had a set back...I had to rebuild the motor mount and refinish the stacks. Mount broke and stacks were being annoying, plus wasn't completely happy with the finish.

Got some plumbing and wiring done, also testing body color.

 

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Working on details, trying to get ready for our club show next weekend. I had to shorten the velocity stacks, make the catch cans, started making headlight bezels, and got it painted. Didn't come out as I wanted, had to wet sand everything.

First pic is base coat, second is after clear

 

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The whole thing looks very impressive- nice, clean work.

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Well after lots of mishaps/learning opportunities, I'm calling this done! Made it for our show today, not expecting a win, but showing for the owner and club build.

Realized wherever these decals came from, they are not great, incorrect in several ways, and incomplete by far.

Checking with new MCW owner here in town, he stated the decals may have been made for it.

I will add pics to Under Glass section later.

Thanks for all the comments!

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Turned out real nice Karl.

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I enjoyed following the progress on these. You did an excellent job with them! There is something so cool about extreme engine set back.

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I saw it in person at the Stark Club Show today and your photos don't quite do it justice, It really looks awesome !!!  I believe Karl already got his first award for it among tough competition.  Congrats Karl !!

-Steve

 

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