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2006 Dale Jr. Richmond Win *Wip*

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another Dale Earnhardt Jr. build. this one is going to be his raced version richmond win where he blew out the right rear tire during his burnout. right now theres nothing that spectacular to see but it gives me some motivation. there just isnt enough time in the day to work on it and keep the misses happy haha just kidding hunny!

i integrated the roll bar into the body from a reference picture

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scratch built almost everything except side door bars and frame

front and rear bumper assembly built from .80 and .60 styrene rod

roll cage made from .80 styrene

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scratch built oil box after getting ideas from davids builds

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scratch built drivers door "steel plate"

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used another idea from dave and hollowed out the rear end and added square styrene stock for frame

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nice test fit

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the shredded wheel...might not look like much now but give it time!

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thanks for looking!

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havent had too much time to work on anything new but i did finish my hand made radiator and was in the process of working on the dashboard but i need some help...... the instrument panel looks like junk to me... any tips on more realistic guages? i was thinking about using actual aluminum tubing but im afraid it might be too thick i'll just have to look...any tips would be greatly appreciated!!

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Great job so far!

As for the gauges, your's look fine to me. I wouldn't change a thing...

Thanks Chris! i think i'm going to tweek a few things on the panel and hopefully i'll be satisfied then haha

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Ray, where did you get the C&R decals??

otherwise, I'd swear I'm looking at one of David's builds!! nice job!!!

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Hey thanks alot! well not much to report back about but it was my first time using timiya paints and i like the result! used a various amount of timiya paint to heat stain the exhaust headers that i formed from sodder wire... was my first time ever doing this or even making my own headers so sorry if it looks a little sloppy! and finished the ignition plate! thanks for checkin it out.

Ray-

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Hey Ray!! Nice engine and ignition plate look´s pretty nice! What type of red you use for the transmition and is this specific for Dale Jr. Cars?? or thay are other ones that have it!?

Thank´s again

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Hey Ray!! Nice engine and ignition plate look´s pretty nice! What type of red you use for the transmition and is this specific for Dale Jr. Cars?? or thay are other ones that have it!?

Thank´s again

hey jose, thanks a lot! well when i went to north carolina for a race i went to a bunch of race shops and actually went to dale earnhardt inc. and they had the engine on display but it didnt have the transmission on it... so im trying to be as accurate as possible but decided to paint it red to give it a little color variety!

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Awesome looking progress so far Ray!!

Are those headers going to have some sort of collector on them? (where it attaches to the exhaust dumps)

I'm currently working on the '97 T-Bird Winn Dixie driven by Mark Martin. I hope to have it finished one of these years!! :rolleyes:

John

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Awesome looking progress so far Ray!!

Are those headers going to have some sort of collector on them? (where it attaches to the exhaust dumps)

I'm currently working on the '97 T-Bird Winn Dixie driven by Mark Martin. I hope to have it finished one of these years!! :rolleyes:

John

thank you john!! and yes tonight im actually putting the finishing touches on the headers i added tin foil as collectors....my first time attemting any of this so i hope it turns out fine! that will be great to see you martin car, he's such a great person and driver. and yes i hope to have mine finished one of these years also haha

-Ray

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getting a little closer on the engine...created a collector for the headers but i have a question for anyonw who might have the answer! what size hex fittings look like they would work with the size of braided line.....i had extra line laying around so for the life of me i cant remember what size it is....

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alright, the engine is pretty much all finished! had to take a break from the project for a little while...it started to feel like work and thats never fun! first time using pro tech hex fittings and lines and they've worked great! im very satisfied with their products! since this is the "raced" version car i was leaning to a more dirty engine but there are a few spots in the pictures i noticed i'll have to work on, thanks for lookin!

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Looking good, but for further builds, the oil pump uses a dedicated belt that is a cogged "Gilmer drive" & goes from that little pulley in the front of the engine crankshaft to the oil pump only, just a little detail

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this Build is looking great!! I really like the detail that you have done to it so far. What did you use for the gauges on the dash they look good.

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hey thanks! i used decals from a "goodies" sheet and glued them to the back of the dash, thanks for checking out my build!

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Ok so here is the most updated pictures... *the car is not finished* i decided not to go ALL out the the detail because since this is the "race win" version with a flat tire you only need to see its good side :P haha i also decided not to install the engine and radiator because on this build i wanted to keep the hood down and secured with hood pins which in these pictures only one is installed haha...i'll save the engine and extra parts for my next project...a race shop diorama :D

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Ray very good looking, I al ready answered your message, but your car look very good, you need to put the camara on the roof and also the antennas.the post raced version like´s me a lot. congratulations.

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