Pro Touring/ Low Rod Cadillac updated 1/27/13

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I've had this on the bench for the last few months so I figured it was time to make a WIP for it.

Progress so far:

  • I started with a Jimmy Flintstone 59 cadillac resin body
  • custom taillights modified from a Revell 70 Challenger
  • upper grill from Revell 59 Cadillac Eldorado
  • Ross Gibson "Alley Rat" 502 engine with scratchbuilt motor mounts
  • I scratchbuilt the frame by following Marcus Jones' how to article in the 'How Do I?" section
  • started planning out the interior
  • started on rear suspension


heres the pics..
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Let me know what you think! feel free to ask any questions you may have.

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I think, it looks cooler then hell! Nice job!

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That is one bad cadillac. Love how that body line goes right into that side scoop and the work you did on that frame is clean.

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Looks great ! That will be one sweet ride when you finish her up.

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That's looking very cool.

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Yup, that's gonna be cool!!!!!!!!!!!

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I've had this on the bench for the last few months so I figured it was time to make a WIP for it.

Progress so far:

  • I started with a Jimmy Flintstone 59 cadillac resin body
  • custom taillights modified from a Revell 70 Challenger
  • upper grill from Revell 59 Cadillac Eldorado
  • Ross Gibson "Alley Rat" 502 engine with scratchbuilt motor mounts
  • I scratchbuilt the frame by following Marcus Jones' how to article in the 'How Do I?" section
  • started planning out the interior
  • started on rear suspension

heres the pics..

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100_2402.jpg

100_2410.jpg

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100_2417.jpg

Let me know what you think! feel free to ask any questions you may have.

Is there a link available to this `How do I` article from Marcus Jones?

I like the way your frame turned out!

MG

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That is one beautiful chassis frame. I can't wait to see this one painted.

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That is a cool looking start, love those taillights, awsume chassis and body. going to be a killer build..

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Wow, I like!!! :D

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cool

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I used the same tutorial for my frame on my 70.5 Pro Touring Camaro. Beautiful work, this should be awesome. I will be watching this one.

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Not a fan of that body. But Im likin what your doing to it.

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Wow! thanks for the great comments guys! at first i really wasnt sure how this was going to turn out since it's only the second time I've started a build with a resin body, but I'm really happy with it so far.

@ matthijsgrit, heres a link to the tutorial i used for the frame http://www.modelcars...showtopic=58900

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Wow! thanks for the great comments guys! at first i really wasnt sure how this was going to turn out since it's only the second time I've started a build with a resin body, but I'm really happy with it so far.

@ matthijsgrit, heres a link to the tutorial i used for the frame http://www.modelcars...showtopic=58900

Thanks!

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Nice job on this! :)

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Hi billy did you get this caddy finished ?

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I've been working on it slowly, it's taking a while since I'm scratchbuilding almost everything except the body and engine. Right now I'm trying to figure out the best way to make the floor and engine bay, I'll have an update sometime in the near future.

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I've been working on it slowly, it's taking a while since I'm scratchbuilding almost everything except the body and engine. Right now I'm trying to figure out the best way to make the floor and engine bay, I'll have an update sometime in the near future.

Thanks it looks fab i want one of those flintstones bodies

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Looking forward to a update what color are you thinking.

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This will be the color scheme.

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Nice start!!!!

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Cool build. I like the way you think.

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nice

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I've got this one back on the bench now and I decided to tackle the front suspension. upper and lower control arms and spindles are scratchbuilt out of aluminum tubing. I still need to make a rack and pinion setup and coilovers. I also decided to use the center of a Corvette ZR1 Hood and part of it's engine cover to bring some shape into the boring flat hood.

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