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my absolute favorite part is the engine.  this engine is based on a 5.2 inch bore space 822 cube Gene Fulton nitrous motor.it is all scratch built and fairly accurate. 

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rear and susp. i seem to have lost my photos of the rear housing assy. the entire rear is put together like a real  one.   each plate is a separate piece and soldered together. rear axle spindles are turned brass and soldered in place on a small fixture i made. 

 

 

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here's some random parts. 

dry sump system / vacuum pump / frame clevis' and batt. shutoff/ upper rear shock mounts

 

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Thanks for showing us all these fantastic parts Dave, your attention to recreating the true details is unquestionable. 👌   I love the engine block machined in Renshape, one day I'll have to try this material if I can end up getting a small piece of it at a decent price...

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Francis, renshape is a treat to work with. i got so tired of breaking my small end mills on aluminum.  it machines great, sands and files great. a little primer w/ filler and you're good to go.  sent you a PM.

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Wow - I'm sorry that I did not see this earlier! Viewing this build is like taking an online master class in the art of car model building. Thank you very much for posting!

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On 4/21/2022 at 2:05 PM, comp1839 said:

i promised to give some earlier shots of the camaro's build. if you want more details on any thing ...just ask.

one of the parts i enjoy the most is doing the wheels. fronts are 15x3.5 spindle mounts and  were black anodized and then machined. talk about pressure. zero room for error here. then the were the back wheels 16x16 double bead locks.  i'm hoping the effort shows through. 

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Couldn't imagine doing that in the mill. I have a cnc engraver sitting here I'm going to try out when I get to my beadlocks. See how well it works. Its designed for pet tags and many other things so it shouldn't be a problem with the anodize and with a 12"x12" table, it's big enough for my uses!

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Awesome work, I've always been really impressed with your building skills. On a side note I saw some online photos from a car show

on Bang Shift.com that I think is your car I've seen in some of your past posts. Am I correct? It's an incredible looking ride too!

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Ron, thanks.

Paul, ALWAYS a fan of your work. if you need anything, let me know!!!

Jimmy, thanks! you are correct about that being my ride (actually me and the wife's). we had  a blast at that show!  so many good friends in the car / pro street  world!!!

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so, i got some more stuff done. i'm working a lot faster than normal. some of the details may or may not get put into the car. i'm just really dis appointed in the thickness  of the body and i don't want to put an extreme amount of effort into a build that, in the end, will not look right with body that is 1" thick in scale. any way....

 

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plug wires

 

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more interior panels

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fire bottles

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bonded the scoop to the body

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WOW Dave, your real toy is a piece of art, It helps to understand your obsession for the creation of all these details on your model, a logical continuation I would say!

Even if the body walls are thicker than desired, I don't think they are going to be the focal point considering the amount of detail that enthusiasts will have to deal with... 😉

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