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Started on the suspensions so that I can get the chassis sitting right before I go any further with the engine and the turbo plumbing. The rear suspension is made up of some resin pieces that I make along with photo-etch from Dirt Modeler. I ran out of chassis mount brackets for the four link so I decided to make my own out of styrene. I've also completed the first rear spring which is mostly scratchbuilt. The rear wheels are painted and mounted on the So Real slicks. The cool thing about these one piece 3d printed wheels is that when they are installed on the So Real tires the fit is so tight that they feel like they actually have air in them. 

 

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Scratchbuilt springs for the rear suspension. Mocked up for final fit. Once the painting is done the rear suspension will be installed using Scale Hardware.

 

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Wild,just wild.Great job..Where did you get those rear tires and wheels?

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20 hours ago, NYLIBUD said:

Wild,just wild.Great job..Where did you get those rear tires and wheels?

Thanks. The wheels are 3d printed from Ron Olson (3d Specialties) and the tires are from So Real(Pegasus).

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4 hours ago, 1320wayne said:

Thanks. The wheels are 3d printed from Ron Olson (3d Specialties) and the tires are from So Real(Pegasus).

Yea Ive bought some really nice real rubber slicks from Pegasus.Only problem is,they are getting harder and harder to find.However,I just lucked out,and found a set,with the wheels and Goodyear tire decals on eBay.Im going to check out those wheels from Ron Olson.

Thanks

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Since I was in the area I decided to knock out the wheelie bars as well. 

 

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I've a weakness for promods Wayne.  cool build sir!  I too like the way you positioned & secured the turbos.  Great idea.  cheers, tim

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15 hours ago, Mister Twister said:

Lookin' good Wayne. Are the wheels1/24 or 1/25?

1/25.

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A bit more progress. I've got one of the front spindles/springs built and mocked up. 

 

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Both front end spindles are complete.

 

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Rear suspension is painted and the wheelie bars have been attached.

 

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First time ever attempting to use Archer transfers. Added some styrene panels to the chassis and then the added detail of the weld seams. I painted one side with Testors metalizer titanium to see how it looks after paint. They are not the easiest things to work with but once you get it right I think it adds some great detail.

 

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On 4/6/2019 at 8:49 PM, 1320wayne said:

First time ever attempting to use Archer transfers. Added some styrene panels to the chassis and then the added detail of the weld seams. I painted one side with Testors metalizer titanium to see how it looks after paint. They are not the easiest things to work with but once you get it right I think it adds some great detail.

 

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So wait,how did you make the weld marks,which by the way,look great.

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They are 3d decals from Archer Fine Transfers. They make all kinds of detailed decals such as weld beads, lines of pop rivets and such. 

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Chassis is all painted and the suspensions have been attached.

 

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Oh man this thing is sick looking.Wow,it's coming along GREAT!!!!  I really like your tires and black wheel choice.Where did you get the rear slicks?

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On 4/15/2019 at 10:15 PM, NYLIBUD said:

Oh man this thing is sick looking.Wow,it's coming along GREAT!!!!  I really like your tires and black wheel choice.Where did you get the rear slicks?

Rear slicks are from Pegasus, or the old So Real brands.

Got started on the engine. Been searching a wealth of research photos to ensure that I get as much detail as possible in this one without having it come off too cluttered.

 

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Yea I actually have a few sets of rear slicks from Pegasus.I think they discontinued them awhile ago,and they are hard to find.I actually found and bought a new set on eBay a few months back.They are the biggest slicks I've ever seen.Great tires,with the wheels,and Good year decals.Just one question,what are u gonna do to fill in all that space in front of your engine?I know you have to build a radiator,and cooling system.

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On 4/18/2019 at 11:31 AM, NYLIBUD said:

Yea I actually have a few sets of rear slicks from Pegasus.I think they discontinued them awhile ago,and they are hard to find.I actually found and bought a new set on eBay a few months back.They are the biggest slicks I've ever seen.Great tires,with the wheels,and Good year decals.Just one question,what are u gonna do to fill in all that space in front of your engine?I know you have to build a radiator,and cooling system.

Ron, this engine will be using a twin turbo setup and that empty space will be filled shortly. I'm only hoping that I have enough space.

 

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1 hour ago, 1320wayne said:

Ron, this engine will be using a twin turbo setup and that empty space will be filled shortly. I'm only hoping that I have enough space.

 

All of the front suspension is complete and more engine plumbing completed.

 

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I gotcha,dumb question:P.The thing is looking wild.

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