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New project. This is going to be my first time diving into a twin turbo Hemi powered engine combination. It will be going into a 70 Cuda Pro Mod. 

 

Here's the beginnings of the build. The body is a resin piece that I created. I spliced in an AAR scoop for added height for the turbo setup. The chassis is a 3d printed piece available from Shapeways in the TDR Innovations store. It is designed to fit a 68 Camaro body but with a few small adjustments it si going to work just fine here. The turbo components are also 3d printed items created by Ron Olson. The engine shown here is strictly for mockup. It will be powered by  a modern style pro stock Hemi. 

More to come soon, including a wild paint scheme that I've cooked up. 

 

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Nice project Wayne.  This will be a fun one to follow for sure.  That body is phenomenal.  Cheers

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You never disappoint Wayne. Looking good.

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On 2/20/2019 at 3:26 AM, jasoncamaro said:

Wayne do you think those chassis are worth the cost? 

For what you get yes, I think the cost is worth it. Will I go crazy spending money on 3d chassis? No. I can create the same thing for a lot less. It takes a good bit of time to scratchbuild your own but for me that's the way to go. 

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A bit more progress. Bodywork is done, primed and the body is based in white. I've got all of the clearance issues with the engine squared away so I'm moving along with the paint at this stage of the build.

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Significant update. Paint and decaling is well underway. I mentioned that the color scheme was going to be wild and I think that I accomplished that. Only a little added paint work and the rest of the scheme is decals from multiple sources. Slixx, Powerslide, homemade and a few other sources supplied all of the decals that I layered to create the look. I still have to complete the passenger side. I use a lot of sources for the contingencies and some of these came from a Slixx Warren Johnson decal sheet and if you look closely at the front fender you will see a mistake that I have since corrected. In the middle of the fender decals there is a Grand Am logo that I missed removing before applying.

I'm kind of partial to a lot of the wild pro mod paint schemes seen today which is why I went this direction. 

 

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You're on point as usual with this graphic scheme Wayne. Sort of reminds me of the Clanton car from a few years back called Big Money.

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On 21/02/2019 at 10:22 PM, 1320wayne said:

A bit more progress. Bodywork is done, primed and the body is based in white. I've got all of the clearance issues with the engine squared away so I'm moving along with the paint at this stage of the build.

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Great so far as always what do you like to use for body filler?

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2 hours ago, Mister Twister said:

You're on point as usual with this graphic scheme Wayne. Sort of reminds me of the Clanton car from a few years back called Big Money.

Thanks Daryl. Clanton's car was the inspiration for this scheme.

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Here's more progress. All of the graphics are done on all sides. I also tacked all of the body panels together for the sake of the graphics job and now that it's done I was able to separate everything again. Now I can dive into what's under the body panels.

 

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Started the work on mocking up the engine and turbo setup. First time doing a turbo engine. I scratched a couple of mounting brackets for the turbo locations. 

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Really impressive, Wayne! I love the decal work that you did! Can’t wait to see the finished model!

 Thanks, 

Jim Kampmann 

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I'm really liking the turbo mounts ya did.... I've always just mounted mine to the hot side piping but I'm definitely gonna give this a shot in the future! 

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