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Cannonball Run 2015 " The Sleeperball"


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looks good Fred I had some doubt when you said you were extending the citation however it looks really good and stick a boring paint job and none will notice

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That's strange! I think, I'd took the engine and placed it a little more backwards and better worked at the floor and stuff of the interior. But: when you are done, it'll look like an original and it probably could be hard to notice, that the front of the car is a little longer than stock.

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The interior parts and the engine are just propped on top of the chassis to give some idea of where everything will sit in relation to everything else.

I probably should have said that.

I need to check the accessory drive but if it'll clear the front suspension then i'll leave the engine where it is. I then won't use the Prowler interior tub but will scratchbuild a firewall up tight to the back of the engine. This will then allow me to position the seats roughly where the B pillars are.

I hope.

;)

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  • 2 weeks later...

My update for June.

I've been working on the body a bit for the time I've actually had to work on a model. I'm adding a luggage rack on the trunk to mask the use of a spoiler. I'm sure you've all seen these on 1:1's. I just thought it would make an interesting and functional addition.

I have a fabricated piece that will attach between the two vertical supports (which I seem to have misplaced), which should give a spoiler-like appearance. I'll add that after painting the body. I used channel of course to make the trunk protectors, and ground down styrene blocks for the supports. It was tough trying to file those buggers down with these hands!

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Chisel another entry for me into the block.

Decided on the AMT '69 Corvair instead of the Ranchero. I want to do the Ranchero as a beater and not necessarily a sleeper, so I'll save it for a later date.

For color on the Corvair, I was thinking either flat black with worn patches or flat yellow with some red or blue replaced panels.

The front end will be dished way down for a more junky look.

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A little bit of progress,

i used the vents from the door of a Ferrari F40, to make air intakes in the roof to feed the engine.

Also made a partition with a window to separate the driver from the engine.

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So, still plugging away between other builds.

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Delahaye June.

Little progress. The engine is painted. Exhaust manifolds and turbos are made of plastic tubes. Floor has received a putty layer.

The engine comes with chrome parts, interior racing car-like. Body ... I do not know. Perhaps rusty.

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A little bit of progress,

i used the vents from the door of a Ferrari F40, to make air intakes in the roof to feed the engine.

Also made a partition with a window to separate the driver from the engine.

scoops%20001_zpsqeczkcnw.jpg

001%203_zpse7fdgqs8.jpg

int%20001_zpsx1xai9uu.jpg

int%20002_zpsno8eyo1l.jpg

So, still plugging away between other builds.

Nice work on the air vents!!

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It sits good! Nice processes here on the cars!


I have to announce, that my Mini is done :) The engine compartment isn't details this much. I cleaned it up. Ignition wires aren't visible on the Honda engine and so I didn't put in any cables except the throttle cable.

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Here some other pics.

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One tiny detail is missing on the pictures as well as the license plates. I will show it later ;)

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I'm going to go ahead and say I'm out. I can't force myself to build a particular car. I have to just go with what I feel like at the time. I finished 3 cars on a whim and it felt good to do. Two years in a row I can't bring myself to complete anything.

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