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Jungle Jim vega flopper.Body painted

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Here is a start on my newest kit,I swear I have to stay away from my LHS,as it has about the same strength as a black hole for sucking the money out of my wallet! Anyway,I have lower the stance of the car by using the excellent instructions by Wayne Stevens Jr.Here is how it's looking.

Cheers,

Ron.

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So far, so good Ron! I adopted Wayne's lowering method a long time ago, and it really makes a difference in the finished product. Will you be using the kit decals?

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Hey guys,what hints are you talking about? I have been looking for a way to lower stance.

BTW,Great looking start on one of my favorite cars.

I will be following this build closely.

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Looking sweet. I wanna see this bad boy with all the makeup and decals. All dressed up an ready too go. Lol. Nice build,

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OK what's going on with the front fenders and headlight eyebrows? What is that (reddish orange stuff?) Could you give me the 1:1 wheelbase dimension of the model?

Thanks in advance,

Bill

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Bill, the front end (and tail too) glue onto the body, and there's a seam there that has to be smoothed out with putty / bondo. The typical funnycar from that era had a wheelbase of around 115 - 118 inches.

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George, there's a fellow member here named 1320Wayne who created an instructional PDF on everything you need to do to the Revell 'early' digger-style funnycar frame to lower the body and give it a more realistic stance. PM him, and I'm sure he'd be glad to share his methods with you.

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OK what's going on with the front fenders and headlight eyebrows? What is that (reddish orange stuff?) Could you give me the 1:1 wheelbase dimension of the model?

Thanks in advance,

Bill

Hey Bill,the red stuff is good old Automotive spot putty to fill some of the gaps and the wheelbase is 5 inches.Cheers,

Ron.

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Looking good Ron! :)

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Looking good Ron! :)

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Progress is looking good Ron.

George, if you send me a PM with your email address I can send you the PDF. The pictures in my album show you what to do but the PDF explains it as well.

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Thanks for the info on the putty. Do you use the stuff that takes no hardener? I think it's Bondo 930? Also thanks for the wheelbase dimensons.

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Thanks for the info on the putty. Do you use the stuff that takes no hardener? I think it's Bondo 930? Also thanks for the wheelbase dimensons.

Hey Bill,you are welcome.As far as the putty goes it is air drying so no hardener and I looked up Bondo 930 and that stuff cures with UV light so it is not the same.The stuff I use is more like Bondo 907 just plain air dry spot and glaze putty.Cheers,

Ron.

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Good stance. Looking forward to more.

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Looking good so far!!!

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Love those old funny cars and yours is no exception. Any idea what color?

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Love those old funny cars and yours is no exception. Any idea what color?

Thanks guys and I'll be painting it pearl blue.I have got most of the body work done so will be laying on the paint soon.I have most of the smaller parts and sub assemblies painted so it should start to come together very soon.Thanks for looking.

Ron.

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Nice stance on it Ron.

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Hello all,

I have plumbed up the engine fuel lines and ignition wires.The lines are a bit out of scale,but I just used what I had on hand and the LHS does not carry any scale line material.Ignition wires are from Detail Master.This kit is a real bear to assemble,I don't think any part can be assembled without having to modify or replace it! :angry: Probably will be OK once finished though.Thanks for looking.

Ron.

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Nice progress Ron. Keep up the good work.

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Thanks Aaron,and here is the body painted with Rustoleum bright coat base,Alclad II Candy Electric Blue,And Tamiya pearl clear for the top coat.While I wait for this to cure I will carry on with finishing the chassis.Cheers,thanks for looking.

Ron.

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Paint's lookin good, i always love blue on anything low 'N fast.keep up the eye candy!!!!!! shaun.s

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Love the color!! that really came out nice!!!!

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Looks great so far, Ron.

Can't go wrong with a JJ build.......

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