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So, I rolled out of bed and thought I'd just whip up an engine today in CAD........yeah, that's it..........SERIOUSLY Jason, that is pretty darn sweet not only that you can do such work but do it so quickly.  You're very talented.   Love the position of the turbos too.  The entire car looks great and has a realistic look about it that is hard to get in 1/25th.   congrats. tim

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On 3/31/2021 at 4:44 AM, Tortuga Kustomz said:

That is one beautiful 3d printed resin engine, love it man

thanks marcos  I appreciate it!

On 4/1/2021 at 4:54 AM, Codi said:

So, I rolled out of bed and thought I'd just whip up an engine today in CAD........yeah, that's it..........SERIOUSLY Jason, that is pretty darn sweet not only that you can do such work but do it so quickly.  You're very talented.   Love the position of the turbos too.  The entire car looks great and has a realistic look about it that is hard to get in 1/25th.   congrats. tim

hey Tim, it took some time to learn but really happy with the results. I have learned enough to fall down the rabbit hole of 3d. I appreciate your comments watching you and the others build these cars is really inspiring and always gotta get out of the comfort zone and try new stuff!

 

 

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made some small progress last week. printed up a set of mirrored turbos and some mandrel bends. made a new headder collector and assembled the headders, turbos, bov, and intake tubes. the headders look much better to me and are closer together. ill just need to do the bullhorns on the body to finish them up

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as always thanks for lookin

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On 4/21/2021 at 8:26 AM, Sal45 said:

Wow! Absolutely amazing work! For one getting back into making models, this is a gold mine of information and top notch building! Well done!

thank you for you kind words Sal!

On 4/19/2021 at 10:58 PM, Tortuga Kustomz said:

Love the engine Jason, i need one of those for one if my future builds, keep doing that great work man

thanks marcos! I've got a couple on hand.  if you'd like one let me know

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This is a fantastic build so far! I love reading posts like this to learn about new techniques and where to get certain aftermarket parts and pieces. Thank you for sharing! I do have a question. What is your method for bending the styrene for the cage and chassis? Do you localize heat it? If so, what tools do you use?  Thank you in advance. I will definitely be following along on this build.

 

Dave

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On 11/16/2021 at 8:19 AM, AmericanMuscleFan said:

Glad to see the Impala back on the bench Jason! 😊  It would be a shame to let this beautiful project gather dust... Obviously, it will move some when it is completed! 😁

thanks Francis! 

no plans on pushing this one aside just life has gotten in the way. now after the holiday season I can get back to this project and look forward to making more progress

On 12/26/2021 at 6:49 PM, Dave72 said:

This is a fantastic build so far! I love reading posts like this to learn about new techniques and where to get certain aftermarket parts and pieces. Thank you for sharing! I do have a question. What is your method for bending the styrene for the cage and chassis? Do you localize heat it? If so, what tools do you use?  Thank you in advance. I will definitely be following along on this build.

 

Dave

thank you for your wonderful comment Dave

 

when I bend my styrene rod, I use a candle. I hold the part 3.5 or 4 inches away just enough to make it bend without distorting the diameter or stretching the plastic. it takes verry little heat.

hope this helps!

 

JS

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2 hours ago, streetmachine11 said:

thanks Francis! 

no plans on pushing this one aside just life has gotten in the way. now after the holiday season I can get back to this project and look forward to making more progress

thank you for your wonderful comment Dave

 

when I bend my styrene rod, I use a candle. I hold the part 3.5 or 4 inches away just enough to make it bend without distorting the diameter or stretching the plastic. it takes verry little heat.

hope this helps!

 

JS

Yes it does! Thank you for the info! 

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