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Thanks guys! I got a little more done on this. The engine is in and plumbed (with Pro Tech parts of course :)). Most of the cockpit is finished along with some mild weathering. Wheels and tires are next. Thanks for looking.

Charlie

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Fantastic detail and cleanliness. I only hope to be able to work that clinical on my builds. Just awesome.

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Thanks guys, I got the engine/chassis completed (less headers). I scratchbuilt the side panels from air conditioning "metal" duct tape and added Pro Tech Dzus Fasteners. All of the engine detailing is from Pro Tech along with all the photoetch bolt detailing on the tin work/engine. On to the body for more tin work etc.

Thanks for looking!

Charlie

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Very Nice Charlie. Inspirational!!!! Great job on those side panels. Thanks for posting.

Jim

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Looks fantastic, Charlie.

Looks too good to cover up your great work with the body........

Awesome work !!

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Great job Charlie.... Hope you get a "Good" Discount for all your Pro-Tech parts. ;)

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Charlie... That there is gorgeous my friend. I am a big fan of your work. I always admire your attention to detail and how clean you build. Top Notch work for sure!!

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Charlie, a common comment about your work is how CLEAN it is. I'm amazed at the lack of glue edges, paint scrapes or anything else we all usually suffer from somehow. Any tips on how to work so clean and excess free?

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Jim, thanks, those were more of a bear than I thought they were going to be.

Hondo, thanks, hey ya mean I didn't have to spend 50 hrs on doing the body, heck I could have already had this done by now lol.............

Brad, thanks, appreciate it!

Hey John buddy, thanks and I love you using them :D

Bob, thanks, much appreciated

Aaron, thanks bud and I love your avatar

Ed, thanks and yes I have connections :lol:

Chris, thanks man and I'm a big fan of your awesome work also.

Doug, thanks. All I could say on cleanliness of a build is to never rush any segment of a build. Always take your time and be pleased with the fit etc. before you do final gluing. Also on of amount of glued used you can get by with alot less than you think, as the old saying say's "less is more" Also take into account the best type of glue to use for a specific application, the assortment of glues I use for builds comes from - fast setting CA, medium setting CA, 5 min. epoxy, Testors liquid, Testors tube, Future (floor coating), used for setting all of my fuel, oil, etc lines and fittings, white glue for doing the complete mockup of the build before I ever put any paint on it. I look forward to you build as I love the vintage stuff!

Steve, thanks!

Hi John, how ya been bud? thanks and always love seeing your vintage stuff, I think we're cut from the same cloth for the love of the "days gone by" drag racing.

Charlie

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gorgeous work Charlie, maybe you should just display the body next to it :)

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Charlie

Can you describe how you got those creases in the roll bar padding?

Jim

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Thanks guys!

Brett, I might just do that.

Jim, those R/B padding creases are the kits molded padding.

Charlie

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Hi Guys, got the tin-work/glass done on the body (added Pro Tech's .020 Nut and Bolts for the glass rivets). Onto the decals and adding some of Pro Tech's Drag Chute Kits :) . Thanks for checking it out.

Charlie

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