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Well played J6.   
my photo 2 has a bracket behind the tire that appears to serve no purpose - but with your picture we now know it’s purpose - it would have held the left fr jack on this car - which was removed when ?  Dr Simione would probably know - but I don’t live in Philly - I would want to know if the Simione car ran the Salt Lake trial with jacks ….   Hmmm

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Thanks for highlighting that J6/David... And yes, the Daytona Coupes were the first cars ever to use those air jacks.

Here’s where I saw it.... great little video!

 

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On 9/8/2021 at 2:07 PM, MarkJ said:

The corvette grand sport I just built had the pneumatic jacking system and I installed it the best I could. it was a tripod setup with one jack in the back in the middle and 2 up front at the firewall. 

After I went to the trouble of putting the jacks on the model, I found out that the jacking system was not used in the car that I modeled from the Nassau tourist trophy race that he won in. All that work for nothing.

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Hi all...

I never really thought to re-post the parts pics from page one to show which parts were currently being used, so I’m doing it here.   ...I’ll give Jhedir6 (David) the nod for that idea👍

Installing the headers was a tad bit fussy, but actually easier than expected. For me, they fit so snugly that they held themselves in place without any glue at all. The side pipes along the body panel have two nubs that fit into the holes in the body which also were not glued. There are P/E metal straps that will wrap around the side pipes and hold them secure to the body- those pieces will be glued. I did glue the foremost header on each side just to add some rigidity.

The foot boxes fit so snugly between the firewall and headers that I thought they were going to be a nightmare. I did have to do a tiny amount of X-acto work on one of them so that it could sit straight, but otherwise they were quite painless getting into place.

Absmiami.... I did not have to curse your name after all.... The steering shaft was tricky and needed some trimming to fit, but I was able to get it in place on the 12th try.... escaping 13 by a hair.😅

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Having some trouble getting the hood installed properly. The front chassis brace (part 6D) which I already had glued in place snapped when I tried to remove it. The part has to be flawlessly positioned and cemented in order to have any hope of the hood opening and closing with accuracy since it’s what the hood hinge brackets ride on. Since the part is broken and unusable, I have ordered a replacement part.... I’m hoping to only have to post one or two more segments before calling this WIP done.... Meanwhile here’s what I’ve got for you all.... Thanks for your interests throughout🤠

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22 minutes ago, vamach1 said:

Glad to see it’s close to completion and thanks for documenting all the steps along the way.

Rex, I will be taking it offline after the next post or two so that I can focus on all the many little details. Since I was doing this WIP as an aid to those who wish to build it, most of the tricky things are now finished, except the hood, which I may only partially show in the WIP. Most everything that’s left, as far as kit parts are concerned, are pretty easy to figure out from here on out, but a couple more posts may be needed. Most further additions to the kit, if one desired to, would have to be scratch built and I do not wish to bore everyone with all the fussy little details, including decals that I plan to add. After I get everything done I will still need time to get photos completed for the “Under Glass” section, so don’t be expecting finished pics anytime soon.

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2 hours ago, Len Woodruff said:

Wow. Really good fit on the hood.

Len, the hood is not yet attached to the front chassis brace.... I can tell that getting a good fit once attached to the brace is going to take absolute precision.... I simply sat the hood on and propped it up with a clothespin for the photos. We will see how it goes once I get the new chassis brace.

........ Thanks Ray and Abs.... Still a lot to do.

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9 hours ago, Venom said:

Len, the hood is not yet attached to the front chassis brace.... I can tell that getting a good fit once attached to the brace is going to take absolute precision.... I simply sat the hood on and propped it up with a clothespin for the photos. We will see how it goes once I get the new chassis brace.

........ Thanks Ray and Abs.... Still a lot to do.

The brace seems to be the issue with the fit. I broke the resin one and made a new one out of brass rod. 

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On 10/12/2021 at 6:18 AM, MarkJ said:

Looking great, Josh. Will be awesome when finished.

Thanks Mark... Hopefully the hood alignment won’t fight me too awful hard.

 

21 hours ago, jaymcminn said:

I've been working on HRM's engine/transaxle kit for the Fujimi Ferrari 330 p4. It's given me an appreciation for what you've done with this awesome kit. Great work!

Thanks Jason... This has been the most challenging, patience requiring modeling project I’ve ever gotten into so far. Very different from what I’m used to. Doing a WIP online has been an experience in itself.

...I just went onto modelbuilderswh.com and checked out the Ferrari P4 engine kit you mentioned and it is very impressive. I think I counted 49 parts, wow! Take your time savoring every morsel of that one👍

 

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Hi all!... This will be the final posting for this WIP. Although there is still more work to be done, I will be finishing it up offline. I have shown all of the major build segments for this kit. What is left is mostly smaller details such as gluing headlight lenses into place and extra details such as engine compartment additions which would be up to the builder.

***This last post involves the hood/bonnet fit to the body along with the front chassis brace which it connects to in order to pivot upon for the opening and closing of the hood. I will simply say that this is a seriously problematic fitting issue. I tried to conquer this issue in my own way which wasn’t entirely successful. I wound up with a hood that can be propped open and can be placed in a relatively acceptable closed position, but in order to achieve this I had to render the hood hinge mechanism useless... In other words, it’s either opened or it’s closed.. there is no working hinge.

I added photos to sum up the work I did as best as possible, but in trying to explain any kind of step by step process for getting a good hood fit, I find it basically impossible. If you build this kit you will simply have to cross that bridge when you get to it, but definitely expect serious difficulty here.

One thing I can add is that the front brace will likely be slightly warped and it will snap very easily if you try and bend it. If you need to reshape it you can heat some water up in a microwave, but not overly hot or boiling. Keep cold water running on the side so that after you dip it in the hot water for about 3 seconds, you can quickly set it by running it under the cold water. The resin is surprisingly easy to manipulate this way. I used this method to slightly tweak the hood and the rear window also.

Id like to thank everyone who followed along for your kind comments and interest as well as those who shared valuable, hard to find photos. Everyone’s contributions during this WIP are greatly appreciated! I hope people who plan to build this kit will find this WIP useful along with the kit’s instructions.... I will be posting this in the “Under Glass” section as soon as it is finished and I have time for photos. Thank you all!🤠

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Josh, Thank you for the awesome wip. I will be looking forward to the finished model in the underglass forum. I have had a few models that you either have to pose it with hood open or not use the hinges at all, because they actually do not work. Usually on Nascar models, I just chunk the hinges

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2 hours ago, absmiami said:

Enjoyed the whole build.   Do you think that a trim of the radiator shroud will allow better use of the hinge system ?   I’ll try to show this to Harold in a few weeks …

To answer your question simply, I would say YES, that could likely solve the problem.

I did consider trimming it, but opted against it for fear of altering its appearance too much. The actual hinge hooks were binding between the radiator and the brace, so that’s why I trimmed them off. I tried to re-fabricate the hooks with wire, but it didn’t help. I did also trim the bottom lip edge off the radiator itself hoping it would allow things to settle down toward the brace more, but that also didn’t help.

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3 hours ago, absmiami said:

Looks cool with the paint jars in the backdrop ….

Wow! Thanks Abs... I don’t know for sure which one I like most... they are both super cool!🤠👍

.......Ok, I think I’m diggin’ the top one more.....

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