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69 Mustang (Home Built Special) Drift Car


Cool Hand

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On 1/11/2020 at 2:44 AM, misterNNL said:

Outstanding work. Thanks for sharing.

Thanks for commenting Tom, very much appreciated.

On 1/11/2020 at 9:17 AM, Rocking Rodney Rat said:

Beautiful scratch building work going on here.... -RRR

Thank you Rodney,  doing the best I can with the skills I have.

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Chassis painted Tamiya TS-29 semi gloss black.
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Broke one of the top link mounts whilst washing. Did not notice until after it was painted, eyes arent as good as they use to be.
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Repaired.
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Repainted the diff, so had to wait for that to dry which held up the chassis work. So moved onto something else.

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Done some work on the engine to help keep motivation for the build going.

Engine needed a better intake system, stock wont cut it.
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Used the poor mans milling machine to shave down the manifold. Had a bit of a mishap, the bit grabbed came loose and gouged a hole.
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But progressed along drilling some holes for the intake tubes. Smaller pilot hole first then to the required size.
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New intake tubes will be 3.2mm styrene tube.
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After the holes were drilled, manifold was shaped further down and blended towards the heads.
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Needed to cover the gouge, so a masking tape template was made and transferred to some .5mm styrene
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Not shown, but this piece was then attached the lower valley of the manifold
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Temporarily set the tubes in place.
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And created a layout on the edge of the work board, to help make some injectors.
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Injectors are made with 1.2mm styrene rod.
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Set them in place and glued, after that cut to length.
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Quick mock showing injectors in place.
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Also attached another piece of styrene over the .5mm.
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Fuel rails made from 1.6mm aluminium tube.
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Mock of rails temporarily in place.
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Will use these stacks to top of the tubes, but they will be cut down in size at a later stage. They are another The Parts Box item.
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Also added a few other details to the new intake set up. And pieced a few other parts together for a rough mock up.
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Wont be using the headers, just an idea of how they will look. Custom set will be made.
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Assembled all the painted suspension components to the chassis.
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Overlooked/forgot to paint the under side of rear suspension support plate. Will have to do some tricky brush work.

Started to get engine and some of the components painted.

Base paint for the engine is TS-44 brilliant blue.

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Injectors painted with T-29 semi black

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9 hours ago, 1/24DragAndStreetCars said:

Looks killer! I have a 1962 Pontiac Catalina body I've been wanting to give this treatment, I may have to do that now.

Thanks Joseph.

 Yeah give it a go, il keep an eye for your build.

7 hours ago, Jonathan said:

Dang, that is some nice craftsmanship! 

Cheers for the comment Jonathan.

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Started to work on the interior.

Measured the distance from the top of the chassis frame to the top of the door
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That helped to work out a rough height to trim the box stock interior tub. Turns out that the step in the side of the tub was very close to the measurement and a good place to start.
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Transferred the line around.
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And using a razor saw cut that section of.
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Also need to remove the rear seat etc.
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Made a temporary brace to support whilst cutting.
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Cut out using metal saw blade in the Dremel Micro.
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Cleaned up all the cut edges with a coarse sanding stick.
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And did a test in the body and over the chassis.
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Surprised it fit reasonably well.
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But will need to remove about 3-4 mm more from the tub, so lower edge of the rocker panel will be level with the bottom of the chassis frame.
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Not all things go as planned, hard to think everything all at one time. As something can be easily overlooked and situations arise.

Didnt think of the height of the engine in early mock up stages. 

Going to need to lower the engine by trimming the mounts a couple mm. Hopefully that will bring the rocker covers under the bonnet. LOL! If that dont work il modify the bonnet/hod.
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12 hours ago, CabDriver said:

This build is one of my favorites on the site right now - so clean and nicely detailed!  Keep up with the updates! ???

Thank you Jim, will keep trying to update daily after each session at the bench.

 

10 hours ago, 4cefed said:

Loving everything about this build! Cannot wait to see more

Ben

Cheers Ben, check in daily should be something new to see.

 

6 hours ago, Mattilacken said:

Looks killer with the body on! I guess the rear shocks will be displayed as they are now and thats gona look crazy good!

Appreciate it Anton, constantly mocking up helps with motivation and to think of a plan how to achieve the next task.

Yes, the inspiration car provided the idea for the rear suspension set up.

 

3 hours ago, stitchdup said:

Wow, the chassis looks awesome with the shocks on show

Not as scale accurate or as good as the inspiration car, but yeah it turned out to be a cool visual feature.

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Needed to sort out the engine situation, as it will have to be in the right place to make a fire wall and other parts of the interior. 

Made some adjustments to the engine mounts.
This is where it started
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Worked out the area that needed a notch cut into it.
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Used this carbide burr to grind the notch.
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Also needed to remove some material from the gear box mount.
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And to make sure the engine would be lowered enough, removed some material from the mount on the engine.
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Cut away with the chisel blade.
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Test fitted the engine, and the oil pan/sump was sitting on the cross member. Which left a gap between the two mounts. LOL!
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Using a sanding drum in the Dremel removed some material from the sump. Refined the surface finish in preparation for a re paint.
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Masked.
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Primed.
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Re painted
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Attached some 0.020 3mm x 2mm squares to make up some of the gap and lift the engine to clearance the cross member and touched up the paint with some decanted TS-29 applied with a brush.
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Moment of truth and the engine fits under the bonnet now.
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15 hours ago, wisdonm said:

 

Inquiring minds want to know what is this tool? Some kind of laser or robotic welder perhaps?

LOL! Have a look in the All The Rest section of the forum.

12 hours ago, Brandon Miller said:

Will you be using wider tires that fit the rims better?

Yes, hoping to find something more suitable. But has been challenging as low profile is the preferred look.

11 hours ago, Belugawrx said:

A robotic Pointer finger COOL !!!

Nice work going on here Luke ...

Cheers

Need to find something more human like.

Thanks

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More progress with the interior.

Set the drawing compass to 4mm and marked the bottom of the tub to be cut further.
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Also cut out the trans tunnel. And the small side panel that was behind the rear seat.
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Kit trans tunnel saved and will be used as a top for the new yet to be made tunnel.
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Need a new floor pan for the interior to be built up on.
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Using some yellow tape covered the chassis frame where the floor will be.
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Traced the perimeter of the frame and then transferred to 2mm styrene sheet.
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A piece to add some detail to the top back of the chassis frame.
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Cut of the side windows of the box stock glass.
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Used the metal saw blade.
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And cleaned up the edges with a sanding stick.
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Taped the glass and whats left of the interior tub inside the body.
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Positioned over the floor and using a mechanical pencil with lead extended so that it could be used to trace the inside edge of the front corner.GPtloVy.jpg

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Lift the body.
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Reposition the interior tub and trace the remaining distance on the sides.
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Spot glued to the floor on the outside side edge in a few places.
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Time to start planning some ideas and trying them out in cardboard.
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