1/16 Dodge Daytona Pro Mod


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Hi just going to start a project I have wanted to do for a long while as I have been a keen modeler for a long time and it's a Pro Mod as we call them in Australia (Top Doorslammers). I am basing my build on a vehicle that raced in the 1989-99 era Peter Gratz Dodge Daytona very fast car so if you want you can see photos of it on the Web but i will try to put some photos on later. So far I have got the layout done and some photos of the Chassis to date as I have been working on it for about 2 weeks. It's lots of fun and frustrating. So here we go.post-11581-0-48108500-1362268187_thumb.j Start the build.post-11581-0-36202900-1362268550_thumb.j This is the stance it will sit when finished.post-11581-0-70122700-1362268602_thumb.j Do hope the photos are good and the chassis so far.post-11581-0-11787400-1362268681_thumb.j This is the chassis so far and i am using a small butane torch to weld thanks see you soon.

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Awesome!!! I'll definitely be watching this build! That is too cool!!!

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Hi , I have been busy with my work but were on the move again and before i go any further i will put some photos on of the vehicle I am baseing my build on but it will be built with a 2013 style as we all know how P/M & T/D are today. (Wild looking ).post-11581-0-75910100-1362780813_thumb.jpost-11581-0-95257200-1362781019_thumb.jpost-11581-0-71886900-1362781064_thumb.jpost-11581-0-19786900-1362781181_thumb.jpost-11581-0-94681800-1362781251_thumb.j

Have been doing a lot of set up the last week checking that it all fits and build the Lenco three speed and starting on the diff .I will be running a PSI and the hat i have been messing around with will stay .post-11581-0-81771400-1362781563_thumb.jpost-11581-0-74243900-1362781644_thumb.j

The M/W rear end is starting to look good . I am just waiting for some parts to come from Jim at Micro Nitro to finish off the diff. The parts from M/N are awsome stuff.

So that is it for a while will be back soon Darryl.post-11581-0-27342800-1362782036_thumb.j

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Lookin' good.

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This looks promising.

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Hi back again with some more progress on the build. Made the engine mounts on the chassis and a plate for the motor to bolt to and a plate for the Blower restraints under the injector hat , and a base for the hat a little different . I made some brackets at the back for body mounts and a part of the firewall so pictures .post-11581-0-52106600-1363588181_thumb.jpost-11581-0-73646700-1363588385_thumb.jpost-11581-0-34365800-1363588476_thumb.jpost-11581-0-67669900-1363588607_thumb.jpost-11581-0-96991400-1363588750_thumb.jpost-11581-0-54353600-1363588854_thumb.jpost-11581-0-53966700-1363588985_thumb.jpost-11581-0-40699800-1363589102_thumb.jpost-11581-0-30589800-1363589321_thumb.j

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Hi some more photos front bars for struts waiting for them from Jim at Micro Nitro he does some incredible work.post-11581-0-99261500-1363589581_thumb.jpost-11581-0-34450600-1363589682_thumb.jpost-11581-0-38607900-1363589832_thumb.j Also assembled the Lenco and did a fit all was good.post-11581-0-23241200-1363590008_thumb.jpost-11581-0-91290500-1363590121_thumb.jpost-11581-0-12229700-1363590217_thumb.jpost-11581-0-78882100-1363590334_thumb.j

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More photos as the work continues waiting for parts.post-11581-0-88284400-1363590551_thumb.jpost-11581-0-18889000-1363590689_thumb.j Ading top part of firewall.post-11581-0-91746900-1363590881_thumb.jpost-11581-0-13152800-1363590974_thumb.jpost-11581-0-41054500-1363591070_thumb.jpost-11581-0-50601100-1363591195_thumb.jpost-11581-0-01463600-1363591308_thumb.j Well thanks for looking and i will be back again as soon as i can but when you have stand by truck driver job its not easy some times to do the things you want to do Darryl.

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nice work Darryl, every thing looks great!!

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Thanks Bill its coming along slowly. I think one of the hardest part of the build will be the paint scheme and decal placement . Their is a little trick i had a custom painter show me a long time ago and that is if you get a photo (has to be the right type of paper) of what you want and put one or two coats of Lacquer clear on it (thin) place it in water till the paper is soaked , then gently rub off the paper and you are left with the rest (the clear takes out the colour ) looks just like a decal and then you put it on what you want and their you have it a decal that wont never crinkle,shrink,crack ect. I have done lots like this as large as bike tanks and little cartoon capers on edge of panels of Hot Rods . I still recon your Hemi engine will start up with a little fuel .

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Thanks for the feedback and your suport as this is the first i have ever posted anything on my modelbuilding and i am not to good with words at all . I have done a bit more but progress is a little slow as i redone some parts i was not happy with . I made the seat frames today and just have to fit to the seat when i get some bolts and solder the brackets to the chassis . I have just about finished the chassis just waiting for the rear shocks and front struts so it is a rolling unit . It sometimes seems its not going to end with all the chassis work and all the bars to weld in but i am thinkin it will turn out alright .On with the photos.post-11581-0-93554400-1363965969_thumb.jpost-11581-0-99610400-1363966087_thumb.jpost-11581-0-73727600-1363966198_thumb.jpost-11581-0-15216100-1363966300_thumb.jpost-11581-0-97842200-1363966453_thumb.jpost-11581-0-58723300-1363966747_thumb.jpost-11581-0-15874100-1363966860_thumb.jpost-11581-0-85085700-1363966962_thumb.j

Hope the photos are okay and will have more progress soon . I think i will do some on thr engine thanks guys Darryl.

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Wow thats cool Darryl It will be a shame to paint that chassis you've done a mind blowing job so far keep on building n posting . your brass work is great I only wish I could do that B)

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Hi guys . It has been a bit slow lately but still pluging along. I recieved my parts yesterday and they are some amazing work , so i started to build the controll arms for the front struts figure out the location for the R & P and top bracket . It took a while to think how to make the arms so here is a few photos . Their is so much planing on this type of build and chassis building but it is fun and i just love the look of a tuff Drag Car especially Doorslamers thanks Darryl.post-11581-0-44481800-1364551346_thumb.jpost-11581-0-26928700-1364551389_thumb.jpost-11581-0-39852400-1364551429_thumb.jpost-11581-0-78402400-1364551480_thumb.jpost-11581-0-52517700-1364551573_thumb.j

Found some old tyres in the parts box and thought they might be good so I had to cut them down as they were to big (round in size) even the Revell F/Car tyres. Done a lot of these over time .post-11581-0-47050800-1364551887_thumb.j

Flashpoint tyres.post-11581-0-39700700-1364551983_thumb.jpost-11581-0-41752600-1364552043_thumb.j

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awesome Darryl, chassis looks fantastic, nice job

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Thanks mate i like all the feedback and especialy when it comes from a top builder like you Bill. I think I am going to buy myself a Milling Machine and a Lathe and with time i might be able to build a Pro Mod engine in

1/16 like the motor you did it is unbelivle se you guys soon im off for 14 days holiday three states away from home Darryl.

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That is some beautiful brass work!

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Yes, you have to admire a guy that builds his own chassis, that's champion mate.

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Hi juys back with some more work and photos . I got some work done on the rear end 4 Bar and wheelie bars made some spacers for the 4 Bar brackets on the rear end and made the 4 Bar so on with some photos.post-11581-0-75567700-1366270740_thumb.jpost-11581-0-83573200-1366270867_thumb.jpost-11581-0-26056600-1366271022_thumb.jpost-11581-0-20960800-1366271092_thumb.jpost-11581-0-32641300-1366271246_thumb.jpost-11581-0-72961700-1366271339_thumb.jpost-11581-0-09538400-1366271433_thumb.jpost-11581-0-97074200-1366271540_thumb.jpost-11581-0-82132400-1366271627_thumb.jpost-11581-0-78985800-1366271702_thumb.j

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excellent Darryl, looking fantastic!

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Hi guys again I posted a lot more before i went out to dinner and when i came home i lost it all so i am going to have another go so full speed ahead captain.post-11581-0-56610600-1366285148_thumb.jpost-11581-0-45320200-1366285245_thumb.jpost-11581-0-05439400-1366285330_thumb.jpost-11581-0-04361700-1366285448_thumb.jpost-11581-0-57825400-1366285531_thumb.jpost-11581-0-77262200-1366285644_thumb.j

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More photos.

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Some more photos of the rearend .

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WOW... :blink:

That is just incredible... I have a project that I want to do, and this build is giving me encouragement to give it a try. I just need to order the stuff to do it.

Keep up the great work, I definitely am keeping an eye on this project! B)

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I failed to mention how awsome the rod ends from R&B are and how easy they are to join to the tubing . I will get some more work done on the weekend on the front end and Lenco mounts. Could anyone tell me where is the best place to get coil springs thanks.

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