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1/8 scale salt flat roadster.

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no, i haven't abandoned the mike hill '69 camaro. hopefully i'll be able to get back to it soon. in the mean time i started this roadster. it will be a salt flat car. it may not be 100% correct. it's mostly a fun kinda build.

i already started the motor. it's an ardun headed v-12 w/ a 16-71 roots blower.

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next i cobbled up this liberty 5 speed trans.

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the project will have my own custom front and rear wheels and hubs.

the front.

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the rear.

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the rear hubs.

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here are the rear wheels and hubs together.

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here's the start of the brass chassis.

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a mock up shot.

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Dang Comp, looking awesome so far. Should be a killer build.

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wow!

edit to add: after seeing this i went back and revisited my thread asking about the ardun v-12 and realized it was you who posted those pics of the fantastic motor. great to see what its going in and that brass chassis ought to be something when its done!

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wow, this is really looking good,

what do you do with all these beatuiful cars you build?

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Dave.... this is one awesome build my friend. Man this looks killer. I can't wait to see more. Keep up the great work!!!

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thanks for the comments guys!

joe, i have a large metal cabinet with sliding glass doors (it's not as nice as it may sound) in my basement. i keep them in that.

two of my cars and one engine were built specifically for very good friends of mine.

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WOW Dave, awesome build man.

I always enjoy your works very much, especially with the detailed explanation you give.

Curious to see what's up next ?

Mark

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thanks mark. when this car is finished. i'd really love to get back to the '69 camaro pro mod. i'm waiting for some custom photo etch to get finished. then i can start the chassis building on that car.

this really was supposed to be a kind of "fill in" build. of course it got way outa control. LOL.

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with the arrival of the

spring weather the '37 is now out of the deep freeze and requires heavy amounts of feeding. so, the salt flat car will have to be streamlined a little. i was going to make an all aluminum quick change. that will now be a modified kit rear. i like the look of gussetted side bells. that's where i'll start.

added a proper length of 1/2 styrene to the center and filled it with JB weld. this was done i could properly machine it and not have it turn into a projectile.

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machined the slots.

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added the fins.

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primed it up.

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also got some work done to the body.

moved the rear fenders up to the line thingy.

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also narrowed it a little.

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the car at ride height will be 36" at the top of the trunk. the top of the roll cage will be 44"-46" at ride height.

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rear veiw.

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Dave.... Excellent work Dave. That rear end is starting out great and looks killer. That body is off to a great start too. You always leave me wanting to see more of your builds. Love your work.

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