1/12th Drag Radial 69 camaro

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Time for another build, I have been very anxious to get this build moving. All though i like promod cars and drag racing in general my heart really lies in small tire cars. i was able to pickup this started kit off ebay really cheap and it's my favorite year camaro, Not sure how soon i will get more progress on it but just couldn't wait to share it. I was looking to get some Mickey Thompson drag radials in (275/60/15) done and mentioned it to Ted (Tedsmodeling) and he was in contact with Tim from TDR And he was able to create exactly what i wanted, Then i contacted Jim at mico nitro and he machined me the rear Mickey Thompson Pro-5 beadlock wheels. For the fronts i may narrow the front tires then get Jim to machine the front wheels. It will be bigblock powered with either a gear driven pro charger or nitrous. i will build a Fab-9 rear end and I'm gonna try to keep it stock suspension with mono-leafs, front suspension will be built out of brass and i will open the trunk, I think i may leave the doors shut on this one. Not sure if i will make it fit into a specific class or not, i may also try to make it have the RS front.

My insperation for the build.

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The tires and wheels.

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Ride hieght i'm shooting for.

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Oh yea Joe.... they did a hell of a job on those rear wheels... I wish I could get those in 1/24.... that blue one looks tight....

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This'll be great build! I like these cars too, what don't have huge tires but got still lots of power. It looks very good already, I can't wait to see the progress. B)

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That's going to be WICKED Joe. B) :)

Another great build to follow. ;)

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looks like the start of another killer ride, joe. if you need anything yell.

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Joe this is going to be another awesome build man!! Looking forward to seeing this one come to life.

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ya can't wait to see this come together!

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This is going to be a great build. The 69 camaro is one of my favorite body styles as well.

Those are some nice rims Jim did up for you as well and look right at home in the tires.

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Thx. Fellas, No real update but thought you guys might like to see the matching front wheels and i got some paint on the rear tires. I took a stock set of tires from the kit and narrowed them down to my liking then sent them out to Jim( micronitro) to get the front wheels made. Very happy with the job Jim did on these wheels. Now i'm trying to get some sizing info on a fab 9" rear so i can start building the rear, I'm trying to get the Promod's interior done first before i get to deep into this one. I may start trying to fit the leaf springs up this weekend to see if i can make them work.

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saweet Joe! Jim does beautiful work! great job on the tires too btw!!

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In person the tires are real nice, The tread does not look goofy like some of the narrowed tires I have seen. Like always I am proud to have my parts on one of your builds. It is unreal the talent on this forum.

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What did you use for painting those tires? They look Very good to me, just like rubber. I have few builds where I have to paint tires, and your painting looks just right.

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Thx. Guys.

What did you use for painting those tires? They look Very good to me, just like rubber. I have few builds where I have to paint tires, and your painting looks just right.

Niko, I primered them with Rust-oleum filler primer then hit them with model masters matte black.

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Alright, thanks Joe. I will pick one bottle of Model Masters' paint and try what I can do. :P

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Joe you are all over it bro... I love the stance......

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Beautiful 1:1 car there. Are you going to paint the scale model version the same blue? Need to build me a large scale blue car as I loved the Admiral Blue Metallic paint I put on my '96 Grand Sport Corvette in 1/24 scale. I can only imagine that a larger scale car would look even better in a deep metallic blue color. :D

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In person the tires are real nice, The tread does not look goofy like some of the narrowed tires I have seen.

Joe did a nice job of slicing and splicing so the cut is in the tire tread's grooves. It's a bit of a bummer that Monogram didn't see fit to make those Eagle ST tires as 15" tires, instead of 14".

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hey joe, i've got a drag radial 57 in mind. can you shoot some pics of the rear when you do it? I need some ideas. and how to get a set of tires and wheels myself...if you'd hook me up.

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Looks great so far. I'll be watching and learning.

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