Viper powered charger/magnum New Update 6/15/12

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First of all I want to thank those who have traded with me to get it this far. VWDave for the magnum kit and Assa9 for the viper engine. I will be buying some other stuff for it like four racing seats and other decals.

I've got a couple other projects on the burners.. But this one I'm getting ready for shows.

I bought the jimmy flinstone body at the last show for 5 bucks. So far I have almost everything I need for this build. I'm going to do my best to finish this build lol because every time I post on the workbench I never finish. So here goes.

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It will have three screens with two 12" inverted subs, powered by two kicker amps, and a Ps2. The subs, amps and ps2 are from scale dreams. fc90b932.jpg

Here are the wheels. This is the custom wheel from the magnum kit. I have cut part of it out to open it up. Here is the before and after.

The Ps2 is going in the side panel when the back is opened.

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The viper engine fits like a glove

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Started on the center console

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O yea almost forgot. This car will light up to. With fiber optics and L.E.D.S. Thanks for looking.

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How much work is going to be need to make the viper engine fit?, I like the idea, now the PS2 is a little out dated lol, where is the PS3 in resin lol

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No work at all. Right now. The first pic has the block and transmission with the interior pan.

I would put an updated Xbox or Ps3 if they had one.

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So this is what you needed the engine for i was wondering what you were going to use it for. Very good im in for the show

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Yep, the magnum came without an engine so I definitely needed one either way. So why not go for a viper. I did have a crazy notion of making it a twin turbo.

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Just after I posted, you posted the pic of the engine in the chassis lol, I was teasing about the PS2, I think it would be cool to make it a twin turbo, If I could figure how to make turbos, I would make everything with turbos :D

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Shucky makes turbos. They are great, if he still sells them. I have one huge turbo and I may buy another for this build.

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way cool project! ill be watchin this one!!

cheers!

bryan

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No new update yet. I may have one on the chassis this afternoon. Anyone know what the chassis are like on the magnums? If not I'm going to leave it satin black.

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Good idea, but why leaving a viper without an engine? :D

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No new update yet. I may have one on the chassis this afternoon. Anyone know what the chassis are like on the magnums? If not I'm going to leave it satin black.

I think the chassis is either body color, or primer with over spray, I did one body color, but only part, I can post a pic if you want to see how I did it.

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Thanks but I'm going to leave it black. I need to concentrate on the major stuff on this project.

Got the engine painted and in the chassis. I still have to wire it and get the covers on.

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Very little modifications to make this fit.

Here is the transmission by itself and looks like its been worked on

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And then here is the engine block.

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You have some good details started, and that engine is excellent. Love how you've painted it. Keep it going.

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Looking good . Keep up the good work

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While I am waiting on my batteries, battery holders, and L.E.D.s Ive been working on the suspension and placement of the lights. I have also been working on the Exhaust with aluminum tubing. This is my first time working with tubing.

This is the top side where the L.E.D.s will be placed. I drilled out the wrong hole but its easily fixed, because its where the exhaust cross brace will be.

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This is the correct place for the L.E.D.s. It was an existing hole from the factory exhaust.

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Nice build! I had the same build plan, but without the LEDs and stereo stuff. You've stepped it up a notch.

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Joshua there are 4 heat shields on the underside that are stainless steel unpainted on the 1:1.

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Thank you, went ahead and painted them silver. The underside will be detailed but not like the interior or exterior.

Here is a minor update on the lights.

Make sure you have plenty of clamps lol I ran out.

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I may have to run two more lights for the middle

There are two in the middle where the exhaust was held in place I figured I would utilize those holes

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Here is the start of the exhaust. The top is sprue and the back is aluminum tubing. The tubing was not bending the way I wanted without kinks.

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This is freakin cool! Man I'm really gonna be watching this one.... I'm sure Rick has been hit up about resin PS3's....

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Here we go finally. I don't have it completely done, but here is an update anyway. I've had to wait to order some seats, I bought them from crazy scale auto.

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Center console

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Speaker box

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Not a big update but I had to wait to get the proper dimensions because the console will tie into the speaker box.....I think.

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Nice progress, this should be pretty cool when done. I like the idea of quad bucket seats rather that the rear bench. You might have to forgive me, I might use that idea in my Challengum build. Going to have to think about it...

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Looks good so far, keep going, I'd like to see this one when finished!

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