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a couple sets of Pegasus wheels and tires donated to this build today. Cut the hoops off a set for the front, and used a set of sleeves in the rear. Added some trimmed up Revell Integra wheels and this was the result. I need to strip some chrome, but I'm debating if I should just do the centers, or go with a gloss/satin black for the whole wheel.

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Thanks!! Means a lot coming from a builder of your caliber.

Got a bit of the chrome off, the wheels were molded in Grey, so that helps visualize for now.

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So I guess I couldn't leave well enough alone, the "old" straight 6 wasn't going to cut it anymore..

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What did I do?......

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Hot rod GM vortex 4200 inline 6?

Sound like the right engine to me..

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This project looks pretty cool. Will you aging the HotRod like your example on page #1 or would it be a shiny thing (related to the fine new wheels)?

Looking forward to the progress.

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Pretty sure everything but the body will look new, used but not to crazy weathered.

The body will look like the reference, in progress.

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Making progress.. Hopefully I can get it close enough that once everything is on the motor it is convincing.

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Started on the other side.

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Andy, how did you get the engine sides so smooth ??

shaved them with a file then skinned it with some thing styrene.

I'm at that point where I have to decide if this is working... What do you guys think? Obviously everything is just roughed out. Still need a valve cover and oil pan.

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pressing forward..

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I am going to have to cut the firewall and push the engine back, I had a feeling I was going to need to, the 1:1 inspiration is sunk pretty good up under the cowl.

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So dimensions were bothering me a bit, everything seemed a little tall, I dig and was able to find some dimensions online for the vortec 4200. Turns out I was close, just needed to move the block lower on the bell housing.

Everything seems to fit better now.

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