1/16th 57 Chevy Turbo ProMod (03-14-13) Finished Bull-Horns with V-band clamps

904 posts in this topic

Posted · Report post

glad your back from the dead Joe!, fabulous work man!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Thx. guys, it was alot of work. I can't believe this build has been going on a little over a year now , Geess i work slow lol.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Though the work you've been doing recently has been tedious, it looks fantastic, so it's worth the time... Keep up the great work!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Beautiful work .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

This thing is SICK! You guys take modeling to a whole nother level! Awesome Build!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Thx. Guys, not going to be able to turn down a clutch bell and trans like I wanted to. My chuck on my lathe doesn't hold the part tight enough so I need to get a new one, will have to go with the resin one for this build.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

I was a little bored tonight and dissappointed with the way the resin clutch can and trans looks, So i started fiddiling with my lathe and was able to get the stock good and secure and turn down the clutch can. I think it turned out pretty good, i still have to drill the holes and add the access covers. I think i may leave it raw aluminum instead of painting it titanium, still up in the air on that. I think at this point i may wait for some extra funds and get the TDR lenco or i may just use the resin part and put a blanket on it. Does anybody know a good way to attach decals to aluminum? With my fire bottle i had to hit them with dull coat for the decals to stay on.

012-vi.jpg

014-vi.jpg

013-vi.jpg

015-vi.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Joe.... killer work man!! that bell housing tured out great. Nice lathe work. feel free to send.it my way ;). also the electronics turned out fantastic too. did you scratch build all of it? loving.this.build and.keep up the great work

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Joe.... killer work man!! that bell housing tured out great. Nice lathe work. feel free to send.it my way ;). also the electronics turned out fantastic too. did you scratch build all of it? loving.this.build and.keep up the great work

Thx. Chris, scratch built all the electronics and turned down the aluminum parts except the little bolts, working on getting a mill soon after that I would like to get a newer lathe. The can turned out better than I thought it would.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

thats sweet Joe! that turned out beautiful!, I used a slixx decal on my scatter shield and didn't seem to have any trouble, nice work man!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

thats sweet Joe! that turned out beautiful!, I used a slixx decal on my scatter shield and didn't seem to have any trouble, nice work man!

Thx. Bill, Did you use any microset? Couldn't get the slixx decals to stick to my fire bottles.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Thx. Chris, scratch built all the electronics and turned down the aluminum parts except the little bolts, working on getting a mill soon after that I would like to get a newer lathe. The can turned out better than I thought it would.

Joe... thats awesome on the electronics parts. I am.gonna have to do the same thing.when.i get to my pro mod. did you just use reference pics for them? Man i have to tell you I am getting closer to buying myself a mini lathe. I want one so bad. I jist need to spend the money lol. I have really been enjoying this build. I am heading to.the races in Vegas this weeked and am stoked they will have a pro mod field. so needless to.say I will be taking lots of pics lol

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Chris, I can't wait to see what you can do with a promod, You should definitely pick up a lathe if you can, it is a lot of fun. For the electronics I just went off reference pictures and tried to duplicate them to the best of my ability . I actually used slixx 1/25th decals for them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

hey Joe, I didn't use any decal set , just put em on, who knows maybe it will fall off soon, lol

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Bill, going to try it tonight and if they don't stay I think I may try masking off where the decals go and hit it with dull coat to give the decals something to bite on. I love the slixx decals but they seem to not have a lot of adhesive or maybe it's just me..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Another small update, Yesterday since work called off i decided to get the trans done. I rounded off the back of the clutch can more, I made the access cover out of a piece of renshape. It turned out a little bigger than i would have liked but i think it still looks ok, I made the shifter pods out of various aluminum and brass tube. The blanket was made using sports tape collored black and the straps are electrical tape with some photoetched buckles i had lying around. also used various RBmotion hardware, Starting on the shifters now and hope to have it finished and installed tonight.

004-vi.jpg

006-vi.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Your trans and clutch can look fantastic, Joe. I'll look forward to seeing more progress soon!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

TOP NOTCH !!! work Joe... keep it going....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Joe.. that Transmission looks great. Killer work on ot. I love how you used different materual for the cover blanked and the straps. great contrast.

also wanted to let you know I need to email you a few pics I took at the Vegas Drags this past weekend on the seat belt mounting. didnt.get as many as I was hoping because most of the guys doors were on in the pits when I went by or i couldnt get a good angle because of the trailer in the way. but was able to get a few good ones

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

looks fantastic, joe. clutch cover came out great! whole package is awesome.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

The tranny looks awesome. Great work on the clutch can and the blanket and belts are top notch. The electrical tape is a great tip that I will borrow from you.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited) · Report post

Your clutch can came out great, much better the second time with the rounded edge. Looks like you are coming right a long with using your lathe. I may have missed it, did you decide to hollow it our as well? The Air shifter pods look great on the tranny.

Keep them updates coming.. Makes me want to get cracking on mine again!

Edited by eviltwincustoms

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

now thats sweet right there Joe!! very nice work!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

That whole tranny is first rate Joe. All of the different materials you used really come to life.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Thx. Guys , this build is turning out way better then I expected.

Bart, I didn't hollow out the bell, I need a new chuck my old one doesn't hold tight enough . I did put it on my drill press and drill holes in it to lighten it up a bit.

Shifters are done , I will have some pictures tonight of it all in the chassis.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now