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Top Sportsman '69 Camaro WIP

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Here is the beginning  of a Top Sportsman Camaro. I'll use a modified Revell chassis pan and a heavily modified tube chassis. Very little will be left of the original tube chassis as I will scratch build a new one including coil over shocks. I have just a few small sub assemblies started as you can see in the pics. I expect this to take a little while to complete. I've been searching the web for some ideas on graphics that I have seen lately. I haven't built  a detailed P/M type car in awhile. I'm still contemplating cutting every thing open.

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Thanks fellas......a simple update. I did some work on the roll cage with just a couple of pieces left to put in and some wheelie bars. 

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Thanks fellas.....A small update. I painted the chassis pan and roll cage in a high gloss black. I installed the engine, rear end assembly and dropped in the seat. There is still plenty to do with four more bars to be installed on the front truss bars, radiator, fuel cell, all the interior components and so on. So stay tuned....more to come.

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A few questions.

Did you have the wheels and tires ? Or did buy them from a vendor.

Did you make the headers ?

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32 minutes ago, R.D.F. said:

A few questions.

Did you have the wheels and tires ? Or did buy them from a vendor.

Did you make the headers ?

The wheels and tires are from my spare parts box. The rear wheels were Drag Lites and I punched out the center and added the center from a Convo Pro. The front wheels are reversed torq thrust type wheels with a trim ring added.  The headers are parts box items from a past kit that I built. The collecters were  very small and short so I added a piece of tube plastic to each header to make them larger.

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Just curious, why is the carb on sideways. 'Is that something they do today ?

( Sorry, I dont follow modern drag cars very close )

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5 minutes ago, gtx6970 said:

Just curious, why is the carb on sideways. 'Is that something they do today ?

( Sorry, I dont follow modern drag cars very close )

I don't know if its modern or not but especially on dual carbed engines it takes less space than carbs that are end to end.

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1 hour ago, PappyD340 said:

Coming along quite nicely Darryl, you got a color picked out yet?

Thanks Larry....I do have something in mind but I'm not letting the cat out of the bag just yet...

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 Quite a bit accomplished over the weekend such as adding the shifter, delay box, shock adjustor, nitrous bottle, fire bottle, fuel cell, assorted wiring and plumbing and so on. I added some clear also to the various sub assemblies. I will move on now to work on the graphics  and some other small assemblies. Thanks.

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Thanks fellas.....A little more late night work done. I've removed all emblems, marker lights, door handles and smoothed the body. I got the hood to fit better and made a plug for the scoop . I scratched out a rear wing and enlarged the rear wheel openings. Paint and graphics are coming soon. 

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I've come along way in just a couple of weeks with this build. I spent the better part of today with this graphic/paint scheme from primer and base coats to  a light clear (mid coat) so that the decals can be applied to the flat white base coat without silvering. Still many thing to do including clear and polishing to gain a brilliant shine for this rust wrap inspired scheme. More later...…. 

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