Green Elephant Vega started,


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Well no blue max decals so started my Green Elephant 1/25, don Schumacher Revell 1994 donor kit. Slixx decals, going to wire out, an do fuel linkage, 1st time for blower linkage and cables. Lever cables, etc. I have the chassie 80% and plumb, need to do some detail work, ad'ed a few bar supports to make it level. Hate the 2 piece tires. So replacing them with solid wreankle wall slicks. But its off..thank for looking, and any tips or input will help!

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Alan... This build is off to a great start. The chassis is looking great. I am looking forward to seeing more progress on this build.

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Alan... This build is off to a great start. The chassis is looking great. I am looking forward to seeing more progress on this build.

l Agree..

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Alan... This build is off to a great start. The chassis is looking great. I am looking forward to seeing more progress on this build.

Yep, count me in too!! :D

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Looks really good so far Alan. Keep the updates coming.

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OUCH! Ok, The Elephant was going well, I put the first 2-3 mist coats on the car, and was looking good still, Then I went for the 1st cover coat, and..as it dried, I noticed the little bubbles forming in the hood and side, yup, Moisture in the air! So no, Its into the SUPER CLEAN, and its not working too good, been in about 20 hrs now, and just now started peeling off, Sucks, Ill post a pic from my cell phone in a bit,Agh..

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Here are the pics of the super clean not working so well, lol

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Alan... Toss it back into the purple pond and take a tooth brush and scrub it after it has set in it for a little while. I had done a body while back and it worked quite well for me.

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SCRUBBING WITH GRAY OR WHITE SCOTCHBRITE WORKS GOOD ALSO

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Alan,

You probably know this, but incase you don't, Competition Resins makes the correct '77 body for this car:

Here is the link:

http://www.compresins.com/site/751597/product/CR-1031

You can also get the Crower injector here:

http://www.compresins.com/site/751597/product/CRC-059

Also, spray a silver undercoat before you add the green.

--Dave

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Thank you all for support and tips. The body cleaned up nice, moving on. I have modified the rear end and made some extra supports and a oil break fluid tank, thanks for looking, will ad a cpl pic's if I can.

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Picking up some candy green an silver today getting ready too lay a few coats down,

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Thanks,Dave, I ordered both today, and the 8 port blower, going to be sweet. Lol

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Hey Alan what Blue Max Decals do you need?

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Any,lol. No..I need a set for the 70's mustang, ?

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I may have another set I'll check my stash and let you know, do you have a specific car your building the polar lights kit the Revell kit or the MPC kit or the mustang II

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Have the rear break lines an booster in, also made a oil tank for the back too, will post a few pics if anyone wants too see an update, also, I got burnt on the blue max decals, have not heard a word. I have some off the wall old decals, maybe make up a sponsor just to finish it, lol take care all.

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Update, found and ordered the correct 8 port hilborn blower and hat, also got the new fuel tank coming, going to finish the body buffing tonight and start decals, oh,,got the break lines and oil tank mounted and punmbed,

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Little update Guys, The Green Elephant is coming along slow, But I did put the last "3rd coat of green down", now I'm back on the Former "Blue Max" Build, after 2sets of BLAH_BLAH_BLAH_BLAH decals, I went with a different guy, the thing bout buying Fred Candy decals, is Fred has been gone awhile now "rip" and some of his stock is Old, The last set I had cracked, "I EVEN Coated the last set" So now the B. Max, Is the "Keeling and Clayton Mustang F/c, It was a close fit, only had too change a cpl things, Will post a few pics later, I'm now waiting on the Hilborn8 port Blower setup I ordered about 8 days ago, should be here soon, Just wanted to update, take care an Happy Building, Oh,,,I also grabbed a 1/16 Keeling and Clayton TF Dragster for $34.99, heck of a deal,

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Here is the keeling and Crayton fc, this was the set back kit, now,,back too the green elephant,.

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The K&C is nice. I am looking forward to seeing the Vega when you finished with it

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Update, been awhile. But, I have the Vega for the Green Elephant F/c ready, painted the trim on the rocker panels, and back today, chassie and motor is getting close. Need to try the linkage next. Just have motor sitting in, need to finish the plugs. An fuel pump, hoping its all down hill now! Till the next part.won't fit, lol.

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Paint looks good Alan.

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Is there an easy way to glue the funny car chassis half's together without a mess?

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I have a vega f/c re-build in mind for an elephant build myself

What make/color of green did you use? what yellow do you have in mind?

Nice looking so far

thank You for sharing

Later

Russ

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