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hi all,

going to attempt a tube chassis build on this one. never done anything like this mostly just used a doner kit. I wanted to try a more uncommon car as the 61 is a favorite thought I'd give it a shot. layed out the body on graph paper and made some basic rails and a hoop bar.

thanks for looking

 

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Hi!

Great project. When I built custom frames like yours, I often use clear styrene pill-boxes (or Crazy-Glue boxes) as the basic material for the rear tubs enclosures... They are avail in many sizes, and react well to styrene glue. Half-round styrene (Plastruct) in very small size can be used on it to replicate the beading/embossing usually done on aluminium tubs to stiffen them. 

The Revell Mat and Debby Hayes TBird is also a very good donor for rear tubs, but be advised that they are very tall, meaning the may interfere with the tulip panel at the base of the rear window. 

But I'm sure you may have your own plan. Oh, the joy of scratchbuilding! Keep going. Inspiring!

CT

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On 11/16/2019 at 7:09 PM, Claude Thibodeau said:

Hi!

Great project. When I built custom frames like yours, I often use clear styrene pill-boxes (or Crazy-Glue boxes) as the basic material for the rear tubs enclosures... They are avail in many sizes, and react well to styrene glue. Half-round styrene (Plastruct) in very small size can be used on it to replicate the beading/embossing usually done on aluminium tubs to stiffen them. 

The Revell Mat and Debby Hayes TBird is also a very good donor for rear tubs, but be advised that they are very tall, meaning the may interfere with the tulip panel at the base of the rear window. 

But I'm sure you may have your own plan. Oh, the joy of scratchbuilding! Keep going. Inspiring!

CT

hey claude, 

thanks for this idea I may have to look into that. I thought of using kit tubbs but most seem to be to narrow for this body. defenitly making some probably going to be decaled with carbon fiber. 

thanks 

jason

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7 hours ago, streetmachine11 said:

some more on the 61 impala. assembled the rear axle and 4link bars just to fit in the chassis. after the 4 like is in place I'll disassemble and paint.

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Hi!

Superb assembly, very detailed. Who makes them, because they look slightly "thicker" than average photo-etch... Just curious...

CT

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jason, just passing through and i saw your build. Awesome job! you are doing a fantastic job at scratch building.  this should be off the hook when you're done. i have a  comment or two for you. you're going to spend alot of time on this so, i'm guessing you want really good accuracy. you may want to build you're chassis with different sizes of tubing/ rod. tubing in a real cage runs from 1" up to 1 5/8". not saying bar placement needs to be perfect but,  varying the diameters will help with the "look". here's some drawings with some helpful info.  hope it helps.

 

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On 12/8/2019 at 9:12 AM, comp1839 said:

jason, just passing through and i saw your build. Awesome job! you are doing a fantastic job at scratch building.  this should be off the hook when you're done. i have a  comment or two for you. you're going to spend alot of time on this so, i'm guessing you want really good accuracy. you may want to build you're chassis with different sizes of tubing/ rod. tubing in a real cage runs from 1" up to 1 5/8". not saying bar placement needs to be perfect but,  varying the diameters will help with the "look". here's some drawings with some helpful info.  hope it helps.

 

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25-1E chassis spec.-25.jpg

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49633080-322-CE5710-Eliminator-XTR-Moly-Chassis.jpg

49633112-878-CE5710-Eliminator-XTR-Moly-Chassis.jpg

rearillust-6.jpg

hey dave thank you for taking the time to post those photos. the will be a great help. I'm really just winging it and going by other builders and pictures. didnt have much luck finding stuff like this and have learned alot being my first attempt. I've got some smaller tube sizes and will work on the chassis more tonight.

 

thanks again!

jason

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On 12/9/2019 at 9:29 AM, afx said:

Great looking project.

thanks!

On 12/9/2019 at 11:23 AM, Jantrix said:

Very impressive. I'll be following.

thank you rob

On 12/10/2019 at 10:11 AM, Dogfish_7 said:

Amazing details and attention to them.

thanks Bruce its coming along nice so far alot more to come

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hello all!

small update 

set the engine in place (temporarily) to set up the turbos, firewall and front rails. may move the engine back a bit depending how where the turbos and piping set. also cut a turbo scoop from a resin hood and fitted to the impala hood still a little work to go but I'm liking the look. engine is a sonny's 932 powergide trans.

 

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thanks for looking

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