24 Hour Build Project....Tim Richmond's '87 Monte Carlo

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This is what I chose for the 7th annual 24 Hour Build starting today. I don't build too many Nascars, I much prefer short trackers, but I had this in the stash and I had a set of Powerslide decals, so why not?

To me, this era of Nascar was the best looking cars. They still looked like their factory counterparts, but looked like a racecar too.

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Had Tim lived, he would probably have 7 or 8 Championships by now.

I won't be doing any plumbing or wiring, but I will be making a few corrections to the basic kit...IF I get finished at all, lol.

Waiting for the start in 21 minutes.....well, 20 now........hope to be back in a couple hours with updates!

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First hour.....working on the body, filling in all the door lines thats not supposed to be there. I also drilled out the fuel filler and overflow to be replaced with ones made from aluminum....

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4 PM....Body in primer, removed headrest from roll cage, since I'm using a high back racing seat. Getting cage together for paint. Looks like Testors Flame Red lacquer is going to be close.

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This is sweet looking, you work way faster than I do that's for sure haha. Can't wait to see the finished product Tommy.

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Oh, I normally take a long time! This 24 hour build is harder than I thought, time just flies by! I'm hoping I can finish!

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6:45.....most parts are painted, getting ready for assembly.....

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Body painted......

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looking good i just posted mine in on the bench. Look for the hurst olds

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Wow, you rolling right along, keep digging brother! I have nothing but respect for you even trying to complete this kit in 24hrs and it looks like your making great progress.

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10:45.....engine is close, just need a few more details. The kit headers aren't right, so I scrounged up some from the parts box. I think they're from a recent Nascar kit.

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Used one of my short track seats. Made up some belts from masking tape....

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Time for a short break and a bowl of ice cream, lol...

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Dang that looks good !!!! ^^^ lol not just the model ether!! I will be waching this one !!!!

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Go Go Go!!!!!!!!

Looking real good.

Bob

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Thanks everyone! Well, been rolling right along. It's now 2:30, and this is the last update till morning. Got the tires/wheels ready...

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These kits have a double shock setup, but by the 80s everyone was running single shocks. Simply cut one away....

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Another thing I like to do is cut away the window net, then glue it to the inside of the roll cage, like it's hanging down. I've never seen a real race car with no one in it and the net up.....

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Heres where I'm currently at......

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Im headed for the sack for a little nap, then start decals in the morning. Thanks for looking!

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Lookin awesome so far, question about the window net, shouldnt it be the other way around if it is hanging down? Like the long edge attached to the bottom bar?

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Lookin awesome so far, question about the window net, shouldnt it be the other way around if it is hanging down? Like the long edge attached to the bottom bar?

Ha ha! Yep, you're right! I got it wrong, thats what trying to hurry will do! Won't have time to tear it apart to fix it, so I guess it'll be our lil' secret! ;)

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This is an ambitious project, looking good so far.

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9 AM.....ready for decals......

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I'm loving these 24hr builds! Great work!!

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Thank you, its more work than I thought it would be!

Working on decals, got 1 hour to go!

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With a few minutes to spare, I'm calling it done! There's a few issues with it, but I'll take it for a 24 hour build. Already looking forward to next year!

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Looks very good. I myself wouldn't even attempt such a thing. I like the subject, Richmond running for Hendrick, last car he drove IIRC.

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I'm impressed! The decals alone would take me 24 hours. :lol: Nice work, cnngratulations.

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Very nice.........

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Thanks, everyone! This was the first model I've built in 24 hours since I was a kid....did it all the time back then, why is it so much harder now? Lol! But it was fun. I'm already looking forward to next years build.

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Job well done!

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That looks better than I could do in 24 days. Good job.

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