Acura NSX - Updated 12-1

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My newest project is Tamiya's Acura NSX done as a sleeper tuner only I got ahead of myself and forgot to take pictures of the white styrene body posed on the kit wheels & tires.

Can anyone help out and post these so I can get on with my update? Thanx!

Edited by Steve Keck

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We can all picture it...if we can't, we'll pretend so you can move forward. B) I like those NSXs. Looking forward to watching this one.

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A picture of a plastic spoon painted with your chosen body color will suffice as an acceptable substitute...

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Just show us what you have done.

I mean really, how many times do we see an unpainted body set on some wheels and tires with a commentary of "my next build" just disappear into oblivion?

Sounds like you are ahead of the curve. Now show us...

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A picture of a plastic spoon painted with your chosen body color will suffice as an acceptable substitute...

Here ya go, Brett:

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:lol: so i take it that the choice of paint color is white?? :lol:

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Color coat is on - HOK Sunrise Pearl over white primer. Clear coat is next.

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I like it a lot so far!!! B)

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I wish my spoons turned into cool car bodies when I painted them...

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ooh, thats a nice color. looking forward to your sleeper. :D

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Clear coat is on. Masking's off.

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Lookin' good in those colors

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I've turned new brake rotors that fit over the kit hubs. This will provide more space for the offset required with the wheels I've selected. Replicas & Miniatures calipers look better with the larger rotors.

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The wheels & tires come from Tamiya's Mazda 787B kit. To achieve the proper offset I cut off the kit rims and turned new rims from PVC pipe. Next up: aluminum beauty rims.

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After adjusting the offsets I can see how it will sit.

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It's looking good. Glad to see you are getting more into machining.

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The wheels & tires come from Tamiya's Mazda 787B kit. To achieve the proper offset I cut off the kit rims and turned new rims from PVC pipe. Next up: aluminum beauty rims.

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Hey great idea on those rims, What size is that PVC pipe?

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Hey great idea on those rims, What size is that PVC pipe?

3/4" pipe, Mike.

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Beauty rims are done. One prototype and four good ones.

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Cool! General Lee wheels! Lookin' gooder now. ;)

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General Lee wheels! ;)

That, Danno Baby is an insult! You'd best show up at Saturday's contest with an apology spouting from your lips or I'll harm your precious emoticons!

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Lol!!! Those rings look great so far!! B)

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A short update:

With turkey day past and decorating for the next holiday I haven't progressed much on the NSX. The tires & wheels are done.

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the wheels look super sweet. those ring make a night and day difference on there.

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I like the contrast between the wheel centers and the trim rings. Makes me wish I had started mine when you asked now... Oh yeah, nice nuts too...

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I like the contrast between the wheel centers and the trim rings. Makes me wish I had started mine when you asked now... Oh yeah, nice nuts too...

Thanx!

I'm glad you like my nuts!

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