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Hi,

That's looking like one cool pro-mod body! I'm probably showing my ignorance here, as the evidence might be already there in the hood area, but what type of engine are you planning to put in - blown, turbo or nitrous?

Cheers,

Jim

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Chop, cut, rebuild....repeat. Back at it with a few more updates. Jim, I'm leaning towards a Nitrous setup, not sure yet. Thanks for looking!

1) Top has been chopped 1mm in rear and 1.5mm in front so it will angle down a bit, think it matches the profile for this body mod

2) Remade A-pillars with a very slight arc, wanted to go with more arc, this is what i came up with

3) Nose has been lengthened 2.5mm, added about 1/3 of the way from lights to frt wheels

4) Filled in opening in hood and started defining the rear bumper

5) Did some filling/smoothing/priming, and of course more sanding

Some of the next items will be fine-tuning the nose, rear, fenderwell shape and hood-bulge. Once all that is close, I'll start adding a bit of flaring around bottom and inside of fenders.

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Beautiful work, Jeff. I see you've done some rework on the front wheel openings. It makes a noticeable difference too, to fill in the "gill" vents on the quarters. Very nice!

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Thanks so much for the comments guys, great motivation....been able to do a little bit more, just love doing this stuff. Taking a break after this body to build something finished, just a "plain ole dragster", maybe a '55 chevy??

Couple more mods

1) One grill half is in, light filling/sanding to go on it for that smooth one-pc look

2) Rear Bumper has been extended 2mm, more blending to go

3) Cut old C-pillars at their base, then narrowed rear 4mm

4) Reworked window area, from door line to C-Pillar start, going for that curve from headlights all the way to door line, then the rear fender curve.

4) After rear back together, replaced left C-pillar and pushed out 2mm towards side of car, lowered back of top 1mm more.

Next mods on the list...fine-tune proportions, smooth over rear end, more filling/sanding/smoothing and see where it stands, change from a 2010 to a 2012, thanks for looking!

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Jeff I want to be just like you when I grow up (gads!! did i just say I wanted to grow up? :huh: ) never mind that ....anyway your bodys are OUTSTANDINGLYAWESOME!!!! keep em commin Bro.

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Man that last current pic is off the hook, looks like it's screaming for that Al-Anabi Iceman paint job....

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Thanks for the comments guys....I had some trouble, for the good, I think? Well, I was moving right along with more front end work and managed to drop one of my steel plates on the nose, last count was broke into 6 different pcs, about as many sub-assy's as it took to make it. Bummer, goodbye Camaro!!! I'll try another one sometime?

So, instead of giving up, a friend emailed me a cool pic of a prototype 2012 Trans-Am production ride...guess you know where I'm going with this, he, he, he. New nose, new rear window area and new top from about halfway back. All of this is based on the 1978 T/A, and yes, I think it will be the "Blackbird" paint job!! The cool thing is I've never seen the 2012 T/A proto as a Pro-Mod, so I hope I'm the first....lol.

Hope you like it, planning some more work this evening....reducing headlight opening size, fenderwell flaring, light spoiler on the sides and doing something with the hood.

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I like it alot... but the Camaro was off the hook... hate to hear what happened, but you recovered nicely...

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Agree with Tyrone, the Firebird is looking good, would have liked to see the Camaro tho, as you said, maybe later!

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Sounds like someone has a problem with ReliableResin

Maybe some do, but they are right. His bodies don't sit right or even look right. Just seem kind of like a model body with things added to them.

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I'm glad I caught up with this one . . . you are creating an amazing canvas for what I hope turns out to be one killer paint job. The model is real beast, Congratulations.

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Man I can imagine your heart sank when it happened. As you said it happened for the best because you have a great start on something no one has done!

This time make sure it doesn't take a nose dive.

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I'm as amazed by your eye as I am by your incredible skill. I envy your ability to see how subtle angles influence the overall look of the build. I'm along for the ride Bro.

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Hello All....

I must be twisted....I'm back to the Camaro again, could not let it go. Many more mods have been made, quite different than when it was a Camaro 1st go-around and completely different that where it was heading as a T/A. Hope you enjoy and hope I can stay on track to make this one bad, bad 2012 Camaro PM master. Thanks.

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