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Added bolt detail to the chassis mount and a protection plate to the rear differential.

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One of my favorite builders!  Loved following this one so far - keep going! 

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On 3/26/2020 at 8:46 PM, CabDriver said:

One of my favorite builders!  Loved following this one so far - keep going! 

I agree 100%!!!!

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On 3/26/2020 at 8:46 PM, CabDriver said:

One of my favorite builders!  Loved following this one so far - keep going! 

I'm really enjoying you '50 Ford build Jim, love those flames!

9 hours ago, Dann Tier said:

I agree 100%!!!!

You interiors Dann are maybe the best I've ever seen. 

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  • Added corner braces and hood pins
  • Added reinforcement plates to the top of the strut towers
  • Added an angle to the core support to close the gap behind the grill and to more closely resemble the 1:1

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Dash detailing

  • toggle switches and heater control are bits of wire
  • printed out photo of a rally stop watch faces and glued them in place

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On 3/24/2020 at 6:09 PM, afx said:
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Was going to ask how you did such a fabulous job on weathering the exhaust. 🤭  Duh 🙄

Looking really good.  If it was me, those springs would be real and painted red, but then it would never get finished either.

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9 hours ago, 89AKurt said:

Was going to ask how you did such a fabulous job on weathering the exhaust. 🤭  Duh 🙄

Looking really good.  If it was me, those springs would be real and painted red, but then it would never get finished either.

Thought about replacing the springs but I think paint detail will be sufficient. 

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On 3/31/2020 at 7:11 AM, Dann Tier said:

FANTASTIC work on that dash, Bud!!!!!

 

On 3/31/2020 at 7:54 AM, David G. said:

The dashboard looks great!

David G.

Thanks Dann & David.  There is a ton of detail in a rally car interior that can be replicated but I won't be going all out. With full side glass and everything being shades of black it is very hard to see on the finished build as I found out on my Escort RS1800 build.

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Rally cars compete in all types of conditions from snow and ice to rocks and sand and everything in between.  I decide to make some varying width and offset wheels for a possible gravel spec version build later. 

  • Wheels on the far right are straight form the box
  • the two sets on the left are my modified versions

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I did some detailing on the wheels as well.  A hole can fool the eye to think there is a fastener there.  I may add fasteners later.

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Nice little details like that can really set a model apart...always look for the bolt hole👍

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I keep chipping away at it Bruce.

More chassis detail.  Everything in white I've added.

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JC your attention to detail is 2nd to none.. I've learned a few things following your builds. Great job

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2 hours ago, afx said:

I keep chipping away at it Bruce.

More chassis detail.  Everything in white I've added.

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First off I'm admiring you build and all of the details. I often watch some of the Rally Racing on YouTube and the above picture is what is often seen. You mention the color White for the Chassis bits and one thing I have noticed is that most of the cars seem as if the underside is often painted the same color as the top. I wouldn't suggest doing it any different than what you're doing, but I just found that interesting. 

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19 hours ago, espo said:

First off I'm admiring you build and all of the details. I often watch some of the Rally Racing on YouTube and the above picture is what is often seen. You mention the color White for the Chassis bits and one thing I have noticed is that most of the cars seem as if the underside is often painted the same color as the top. I wouldn't suggest doing it any different than what you're doing, but I just found that interesting. 

Thanks David and Shay.  Being of uni-body construction - meaning there is no frame and the floor is an integral part of the chassis structure they are typically painted the same color as the body.  This car will be painted white.

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14 hours ago, dublin boy said:

Fabulous stuff JC..

 

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Can't wait until the next club meeting to see it in person my friend......

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Fantastic work JC. There is a similar one in 1:1 that is still campaigned at the local race track. For interest sake how did you make that black collector for the header?

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1 hour ago, cruz said:

Can't wait until the next club meeting to see it in person my friend......

Thanks Marcos,. Hope we can get back to having club meeting again soon.

27 minutes ago, br67 said:

Fantastic work JC. There is a similar one in 1:1 that is still campaigned at the local race track. For interest sake how did you make that black collector for the header?

Thanks Brandon.  The collector is heat shrink tubing, I bought an assortment of sizes at Home Depot.

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Since I have most of my build strategy worked out I decided to jump into the gravel spec build.  On the right is the car I have been working on '77 Monte Carlo.  On the left is the '80 San Remo winner that will have a few different details.
 

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Very

very

klean  .....

just thinking about Ireland with pubs closed ....

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