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Holy Grail build.....the INVADER!

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Thanks alot, guys!... for some reason my usual written descriptions didnt post, and now i have a TON more stuff done, and i'm having difficulty posting those too.....i will keep trying today.

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I can't wait to see what you do with this one Dann!  I'll be watching!

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Glad I found this thread! I have a Doyusha issue of this show rod. Never have looked in the box, tho.

Nice going, so far. Carry on!!

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On 10/24/2019 at 5:57 PM, bisc63 said:

Cool old show rod! I never knew this kit existed; I'll be watching with much interest!

    I  have to say that I have never seen one either!!  Should be cool Dann!!!

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Thanks again, guys!!....a bit later i will see if i can post photos yet....

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You're off to a great start!

I think stripping the old plating is an excellent call. You should be able to greatly improve the kit's final appearance with some good detail painting.

David G.

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Looking great Dann. From your pictures and what it looks like you were pointing out perhaps your rear axle isn't centered and the motors sit too far forward? Also the one looks to be hitting the body. A bit of adjustments in your future? No hill for a climber though. Keep it up.

Later-

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This is a very kool kit. I acquired some parts of this kit many years ago and I used the Jag rear (modified to single differential) on a recent build. Are you going to rechrome the parts? -RRR

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Well this a little different for you! I usually pay close attention when I see your posts, and I don't think I remember seeing you build anything but European exotics.

Safe to assume that kit suspension (and the rest of the kit for that matter) is going to be completely rebuilt to "Dann-spec?"

 

 

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Thanks, everyone!, i'm glad you're enjoying it!....i will now add descriptions to the last set of photos, then post my new update.

 

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On 10/24/2019 at 5:09 PM, Dann Tier said:

New update here, everyone!;

-Photo 1; These bits are all glued together with canopy glue so that i can SB everything else.

-Photo 2; This shows why the framing doesnt fit properly in the body...the tranny is rubbing against the interior tub rail...i will notch it out.

-Photo 3&4; These photos show how the tranny-rub messed with the allignment of things...

-Photo 5&6; better alignment starting...

-Photo 7;Now its time to change the rear axle...it may be like this on the real car, but i dont like it, so i'm gonna move it forward into center.

-Photo 8; Firewall is flush...

-Photo 9; Heres the notch for tranny clearance...

-Photo 10;  I also decided that i didnt want a Hot rod stance, so i cut off most of the bump-stops in order to lower the suspension.

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...forgot to add the photo of where, and how much i removed from the frame in order to pull the rear axle forward...

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Heres where i'm at now...

-Photo 1-3; Here is all the framework done. I tried to get photos of the real one, but only found unconnected bits and pieces.....so i decided to make my own -like thats a suprise, lol. I tried to make the kit shocks look better, but just couldnt bring myself to keep going...i modified Lamborghini shocks that i like way better -with waaaay less effort. 

 The differential covers were a joke, and all the parts ones i have were too big, so i still need to SB those. All these bits are still unrefined, and final sanding/tweaking is needed.

-Photo 4; It all fits great -not too loose, or too snug!

-Photo 5&6; Its all lined up the way i had in mind, and i'm going to be using my adjustible wheel spindle technique to get the perfect ride height/level.

-Photo 7&8; I cut open the mouth.

-Photo 9; Here are the engine mounts, battery tray, and radiator...

-Photo 10; To make things easier, as well as stronger, i added three alignment brackets. This photo also shows a SB gas tank, and the Sharpie markings denote where i need to grind a bit away for driveshaft clearance.

-Photo 11&12; I decided to add hinges to the nose cone.

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On 10/26/2019 at 9:07 AM, Modlbldr said:

Looking great Dann. From your pictures and what it looks like you were pointing out perhaps your rear axle isn't centered and the motors sit too far forward? Also the one looks to be hitting the body. A bit of adjustments in your future? No hill for a climber though. Keep it up.

Later-

You were right, lol.....and a little adjusting did happen, lol

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On 10/26/2019 at 9:09 AM, Rocking Rodney Rat said:

This is a very kool kit. I acquired some parts of this kit many years ago and I used the Jag rear (modified to single differential) on a recent build. Are you going to rechrome the parts? -RRR

I like the kit, its a fun build....when i redo the chrome parts, they will be finished with Spaz Stix Ultimate Mirror Chrome.

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On 10/26/2019 at 12:09 PM, iamsuperdan said:

Well this a little different for you! I usually pay close attention when I see your posts, and I don't think I remember seeing you build anything but European exotics.

Safe to assume that kit suspension (and the rest of the kit for that matter) is going to be completely rebuilt to "Dann-spec?"

 

 

You got that right, lol, and yes, i will do the Dann-spec thing. I do prefer exotics, but i also do have a huge muscle car collection as well....with Mopars being my favorite.

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Really needs V12s, with twin turbos, two intercoolers, two oil coolers hanging out front, two wings..... imagine that.  😜
Like what solutions you've done so far.

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I'm guessing this must be from the 70's, after my time, eheh. I'm more surprised there was a kit!

It'll be fun watching your touch on it.

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23 hours ago, Foxer said:

I'm guessing this must be from the 70's, after my time, eheh. I'm more surprised there was a kit!

It'll be fun watching your touch on it.

Thanks, bud!...you are close, its nearer to 1968-69....close enough for government work, lol

 

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On 10/28/2019 at 1:16 AM, 89AKurt said:

Really needs V12s, with twin turbos, two intercoolers, two oil coolers hanging out front, two wings

Didn't Tom Daniel do that car for Monogram?

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Man this is a cool kit.  Excited to see your end results, should be killer like everything you usually do!

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1 hour ago, lghtngyello03 said:

Man this is a cool kit.  Excited to see your end results, should be killer like everything you usually do!

Thanks, bud!!, I have some suprises in store!....i'm working on the body now, and i will say this; it WONT be red...anyone who knows me, knows that red is my least favorite kolor, lol

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On 10/28/2019 at 5:44 AM, Foxer said:

I'm guessing this must be from the 70's, after my time, eheh. I'm more surprised there was a kit!

It'll be fun watching your touch on it.

The actual car won the Oakland Roadster Show in '67 and '68, (America's most Beautiful Roadster.)

I think the kit came along from Eldon in '69. 

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