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Thinking about going with a nitrous big block like some of the great drag racing Impala's like Nick Scavo's.

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Nice build!

What is the rear chassis section (incl. tubs) you used? 

 

MG

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3 minutes ago, matthijsgrit said:

Nice build!

What is the rear chassis section (incl. tubs) you used? 

 

MG

It's a BNL resins tub section I got off ebay.

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Looking good. I love a big, heavy, fast Impala. I built a 9 second 66 Impala, with nitrous a little over a year ago. 

I have a 70 kit in my stash. Is your body straight, or did it need some tweaking to get it straight? Mine is a bit crooked probably because of no fender or cowl support. 

Ill be following your build. 

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Mine was straight. It had bracing between the fenders but once removed it's pretty flexy!

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Posted (edited)

Sweet,

Where are the wheels and tires, intake and trans from?

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On 5/24/2019 at 8:45 PM, Alan said:

Sweet,

Where are the wheels and tires, intake and trans from?

Thanks. The rear wheels are slot car wheels I get from a guy on here, the tires are from www.futurattraction.com and the intake and trans are from the parts box, I believe they're resin.

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9 hours ago, bykr said:

Thanks. The rear wheels are slot car wheels I get from a guy on here, the tires are from www.futurattraction.com and the intake and trans are from the parts box, I believe they're resin.

I want a few of those intakes !! Think hard, where is it from?!?!   :)

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Cool project. Love me some old Impalas!

 

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On 6/3/2019 at 7:21 AM, Alan said:

I want a few of those intakes !! Think hard, where is it from?!?!   :)

Looking

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Cool project. 

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Some minor progress on the build. Shaved the Impala emblems , opened up the rear wheelwells and painted the interior tub and chassis-my first attempt with an airbrush! I got the big block from BNL resins with split dominators on a tunnel ram.

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On 6/3/2019 at 7:21 AM, Alan said:

I want a few of those intakes !! Think hard, where is it from?!?!   :)

From what I can gather it's a Nascar intake.

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Updated photos. Got the 700" Big Block together and wired. Installed front/rear suspension and mounted brakes/wheels and tires. Mounted engine and working on hood, interior,etc.

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Super cool project. I'll be watching. What are the new front wheels ?

I have a stalled project that's almost identical to yours. I used a modified Revell '67 Chevelle Pro St chassis under mine.

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2 hours ago, Fish_65 said:

Super cool project. I'll be watching. What are the new front wheels ?

I have a stalled project that's almost identical to yours. I used a modified Revell '67 Chevelle Pro St chassis under mine.

Thanks for the kind words.

The wheels are slot car wheels I got from a guy on here named Vince in the trader section.

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On ‎11‎/‎06‎/‎2019 at 7:29 AM, bykr said:

From what I can gather it's a Nascar intake.

Do you recall from what kit?  I would like to cast a few of those .....

Alan

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Great looking project Tim!

Impressive work.

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Update: Cowl hood finished, working on chassis, interior and engine detailing.

 

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Update:  Body painted using Testors Colors by Boyd Chezoom Teal and Testors enamel clear. Interior tub finished, radiator core support and firewall detailed. Currently working on final body detail, should be wrapping this up soon.

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Looked super bad in primer, even badder in paint. This is coming together very nice. 

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Getting close to finishing this.

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I’m totally blown away. Your details, especially under the hood are top notch. 

What did you use for your under hood plumbing? Styrene hex, or aluminum? Also what did you use for the braided line? 

This build is getting me in the mood to do another big, fast car, using my 70 Impala body. 

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