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The team have made progress the cage have been rattle can sprayed black so it won’t be seen as well made a huge contrast to the chassis being white on the race car. And they made the masking as easy ass possible and some spaces could not be reached.

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On 10/11/2021 at 2:27 PM, disconovaman said:

 

I keep goin back and forth on what to do for the look of my Police crusier... Unmarked car or Full Police Uniform? 🤔

Just catching up on this thread. If it helps, the Arizona Highway Patrol runs some cars with low-vis markings. The car is silver with flat black markings.

On another front life, parts, & making things realistic from the mundane point of view ( windshield wipers, mirrors, alternator, AC compressor) has slowed down the #22-'41 Willy's project, but it has given me the opportunity to brainstorm & try a few things. I am not ready to post anything yet. I  have a new front end in place to replace the straight axle and am working out some clearance issues.

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Just as I hit submit, I thought of another option for markings. How about an ex police car sold at auction with the original markings over sprayed with primer? It would have the police car look, but not be tied to a particular area.

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8 hours ago, kermn8r said:

( windshield wipers, mirrors, alternator, AC compressor)

Yes... Thanks, those are great ideas. 

 

I'm gonna black out the windows, add spotlights, Washington DC licenses plates, and all the fancy trim to disguise the race car although it will still have the stance of a Nascar, at first glance it will appear as an unmarked police unit. I'm actually working on the Matador now, this kit is pretty Awesome for those who have turned their backs on it like I have... I recommend it!

 

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Hey guys,

glad to you´re still moving on.

Anton, I hope you´ll find the time to finish the Supra.

Here some progress on my Impala. Side windows were made out of blister. Wheels and mirrors got color and I couldn´t resist to mockup...😁 Only thing that I don´t like is that the drivers side mirror stand up to the sky???

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23 minutes ago, camaro69 said:

Here some progress on my Impala.

Right on! That's Killer! I love the way the tires just slightly stick out! 😁 Nice job... I hope you'll join the next CBR, I really enjoy seeing your work...

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Thanks Anthony !!!

I still hope to get over the finish line this year. If yes I definitely will join again next year although less spare time is still the biggest issue...

There are so many 3d printing projects on my to do list. 😇🤪

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5 hours ago, camaro69 said:

Anton, I hope you´ll find the time to finish the Supra.

Here some progress on my Impala.

Thanks m8! I have goten quite far in paint at least. Will try to push the body through prep and maby paint this week. 
 

great progress! Look Finnished from here! As I said before, best looking Impala of that generation that I have seen. And it have the right layout! 
Btw.. I think one of my ‘94 Impala bodys will get the same treatment as yours 😉

 

 

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Time for another update on the...

"Uh-Oh,Gotta Go,it's the Po-Po" Nascar turned unmarked Police unit...

Gotta say, I'm really hot and cold on this build but despite the lack of interest I'm really excited about how it's coming along... I'm really making some great progress... I'm leaning towards the Hot side at the moment! 😆 

I sorted through all my late model Ford engine parts (Coyote, Cobra 4.6, 5.0 GT etc...etc...) ,only to find that the best option was to go with a HELLCAT! Hemi power for all those Mopar guys!

I gave it a 4 door appearance and  added window trim... Next I'll black out the side windows, so you won't see the rollcage. Pretty much completed all the chassis work with paint and details. All that... and I'm working effortlessly on that Matador too! Stay tuned for the Big Reveal on "Aunt Linda's AMC turned Cross County Cannonballer" More Later...

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5 hours ago, disconovaman said:

 

I gave it a 4 door appearance and  added window trim

Man that looks like a stock car 😝😎 great work really looks more like a stocker! I kind of miss the roof latches they have, would have been a cool detail to notice when getting close! How  about adding a nascar style rear wing in corvette fashion, see through?  

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2 hours ago, Fat Brian said:

really like that

Thanks bud, it's about done...few more details left yet to do...

27 minutes ago, Mattilacken said:

How  about adding a nascar style rear wing in corvette fashion, see through?

I filled the mounting holes for the Nascar wing with the intent of excluding it, only because a factory stock Focus does not have one. Now the problem is... it may not draft exactly right at high speeds without it, bbuuuttt😁😄😁 and those roof flaps keep the car grounded if it ever loses downward air force (that's my understanding) I filled those too, decided the car didn't need those either. 😆 

I was about to ad the Nascar wing to the Matador before I painted it but ultimately I didn't want to disrupt the overall originality of how the original car looked. This is just my observation and interpretation of the Race Cars in disguise theme.

As I write this post I have an idea I'll share later. This may or may not solve the drafting problems caused by not having a wing... so thanks for the impromptu brainstorming. 😆

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On 10/6/2021 at 10:20 AM, stinkybritches said:

I would like to mention that somewhere within these 22 pages I switched my entry from the 34 Slammer Modified to the Revell Ford Thunderbolt with a Jimmy Flintstone 64 Fairlane 2 door wagon body.

That being said, I pulled the body out a couple of days ago and found it to look like someone had been storing a 20 pound dumbbell on top of it. I tried to straighten it, but it only looks slightly better. It had already been trimmed and primed and was just waiting for paint. Maybe I can try my first ever chopped top, but I'm really not sold on that idea. So I will probably be using the stock body and just saving the work that I have done for a different project.  

 

 

I figured that I would add a picture of my slightly twisted body. This is after I tried to straighten it. It's actually worse now.

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10 hours ago, stinkybritches said:

slightly twisted body.

Is that a Jimmy Flintstone body?? That is unfortunate... Resin bodies are prone to warping if they aren't stored properly. I've seen some that were disfigured to the point you can't even identify what kind of car it was. I wrap rubber bands around mine and store them in a cool place.

Just recently I bought two Chevy 4 door bodies. One of those was sitting on my desk as I was cleaning up the flashing. I noticed after a few days the driver side was starting to bow out. I put some rubber bands around it. The more I look at it, the top looks wavy and I don't know if it's worth using. 

Maybe you could use it as a rollover build, as a freshly crashed car up on a rollback. Add some weathering like it was turned over down a bank. Or you could build it as a rusted junkyard find. 

 

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14 hours ago, stinkybritches said:

I figured that I would add a picture of my slightly twisted body. This is after I tried to straighten it. It's actually worse now.

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Yep, build that as a wreaked twisted heap. Would look great behind a tow truck or on a flatbed. Junkyard dio?

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2 hours ago, disconovaman said:

Is that a Jimmy Flintstone body?? That is unfortunate... Resin bodies are prone to warping if they aren't stored properly. I've seen some that were disfigured to the point you can't even identify what kind of car it was. I wrap rubber bands around mine and store them in a cool place.

Just recently I bought two Chevy 4 door bodies. One of those was sitting on my desk as I was cleaning up the flashing. I noticed after a few days the driver side was starting to bow out. I put some rubber bands around it. The more I look at it, the top looks wavy and I don't know if it's worth using. 

Maybe you could use it as a rollover build, as a freshly crashed car up on a rollback. Add some weathering like it was turned over down a bank. Or you could build it as a rusted junkyard find. 

 

Yes, it's a Flintstone body. I thought I had put the body in a hard plastic container to keep it safe. I thought wrong. 

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#19 JGTC Supra trying to be anonymous.. 

The tires have been sorted now, 3 Tamiya tires for a 16” rim made the rears to look beefy enough under that fat body.

have also made 3 attempts on putting a kevelar/carbon backing on the seats…. We will se how it turns out to morrow when dry.

have also scraped allot of body lines.
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On 10/20/2021 at 9:13 AM, disconovaman said:

 

Maybe you could use it as a rollover build, as a freshly crashed car up on a rollback. Add some weathering like it was turned over down a bank. Or you could build it as a rusted junkyard find. 

 

 

On 10/20/2021 at 11:53 AM, Oldmopars said:

Yep, build that as a wreaked twisted heap. Would look great behind a tow truck or on a flatbed. Junkyard dio?

Those are 2 interesting ideas. 

I have a new body on the way. The thought of using the stock body just doesn't appeal to me, at least not for this build.

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22 hours ago, stinkybritches said:

I have a new body on the way

That's great, sometimes nothing will substitute your vision... I hope you can continue on...

Another small update on the "Not So Nascar" I designed some door handle decals and custom US Government issued police tags and I've added some black Limo tint to hide the interior!  I do realize the risk I'm taking here...If I get pulled over I'm quite sure I'm going to jail for impersonating a Police officer! 😆🤣😂 

But until then Y'all better watch out because the Cannonball Run Police Force is on your tails! 😉🤣😂

I'm rolling along and it shouldn't be much longer before I'm ready to hit the road!

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Baby steps on #19.

painted the A-arms with the airbrush, zero paints. First time masking more complex parts turned out ok. Also made some rubber and brake dust to the chassis. More dirt will come I guess. Also tried out Valejo metal color Steel, it’s nice but to dark for what I needed here, need to but stainless and aluminum.. layed out nice from the bottle but was a mess to clean in comparison to the stinky paint.0F7AD62C-C96A-44E6-95C6-E30E61B3D365.thumb.jpeg.0c3f1b3e46cc50e254244ca9559c4cfe.jpeg

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1 hour ago, Mattilacken said:

Baby steps

Coming along smoothly, I like the rubber weathering accents. 

We Officially have 30 entrys in this CBR and maybe more will join but who knows. We have about 5 Weeks til we have to get our builds to the starting line. It will be interesting to see who makes a mad dash to get finished on time. Here is the Roster as of now...

2021 Cannonball Roster

#1. Sam I am - Indy car disguised as a Gremlin.

 🏁#2. Oldmopars - Thunderbird Nascar disguised as a 60 Impala. Done

🏁#3. avidinha - Honda Accord.Done

#4. Jhedir6 - Ford Mustang GT disguised as a Shelby GT-350.

🏁#5. Pete 75 - 81 Audi Quatro WRC.Done

#6.  Intmd8r - 67 L88 Corvette.

#7. Snake45 - 70 Superbird & 65 Chevelle.

#8. Jantrix - Chevrolet Corvette.

#9. Erik Smith - Buick Regal Nascar.

#10. Danno - Nascar Truck Series Chevrolet 1500.

🏁 # 11. 89AKurt - Subaru Impreza WRC.Done

# 12. stitchdup - 1975 Ford Escort MK2.

# 13. stinkybritches - 64 Ford Thunderbolt wagon... New Project???

# 14. Pat Minarick - Pontiac Grand Prix Nascar.

#15. 426 pack - Ford Fusion Nascar disguised as a 69 Pontiac GTO.

#16. LouO - 90 Mustang LX.

🏁#17. spencer1984 - 1964 Dodge.Done

 #18. Misha - 1983 Camaro. 

#19. Mattilacken - Corvette C5-R disguised as Chevy Silverado. New project- JGTC Supra

🏁 #20. Fat Brian - IMSA Mustang GTO.Done

#21. Spottedlaurel - Skyline GT-R disguised as a Nissan Leopard.

#22. kermn8r - 41 Willys Gasser.

#23. Northwindcustoms - Toyota GT ONE disguised as a Lexus LS600hl.

#24. KWT - 82 Monte Carlo.

#25. camaro69 - Monte Carlo Nascar disguised as a 2003 Chevrolet Impala. 

#26. Chynese Randy - 2010 Camaro on a Nascar chassis.

#27. disconovaman - Ford Fusion  Nascar  disguised as a Police car.

#28. Belugawrx - Monte Carlo Nascar disguised as a 57 Cameo.

🏁#29. Meat Man - C7 Corvette.Done

# 30. tooltime-fan - Mustang.

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Hey guys,

first of all nice progress here.

@disconovaman Your Ford looks killer. Like a real sleeper... 😉

@Mattilacken Wish you get your Supra done till deadline...

Here´s my next update from the work of the last two days.

Worked on finishing the interior with the self casted seats and steering wheel

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3d printed shift lever housing, the knob is made out of a needle with a white plastic head.

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The Impala also became a working rear suspension...

brakes...

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and windshield wipers.

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The inner panels were disassembled and the dashboard rised again to get the engine in place. Once the engine sits in place all can be reassembled again.

That´s it for today. Still a lot more to do.

Model on, Rico

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