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’73 Camaro

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Very nice I rember running tach like that in a lot of cars do u have any extra sets?

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Sorry Jason, no extras.  I only machined what I needed for this project.

 

Originally I planned to make the exhaust pipes out of solder, so I filled in the mounting holes in the chassis.  But after looking at the kit’s pipes, even though it is for the single crossover style muffler, I saw it would be much easier to modify those parts into what my car has.

I used the left over turbo mufflers from the AMT ’66 Nova (I used to build another one of my cars) and chopped and spliced the Camaro pipes to fit sans the single muffler. The cross-over pipe was made from a piece of one of the headers that didn’t work.  It is all pinned together with aluminum rod.

Base coat of silver ready for proper coloring…

 

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Exhaust system has been colored and weathered and dry installed with the suspension sub-assemblies.

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The water temp and oil pressure gauges I machined a couple weeks ago have been installed in their little under dash panel.  The switch for the driving lights has been added to where the cigarette lighter used to be.  A crush sleeve was machined from aluminum and added between the steering wheel and column.  I’m calling the dash done for now.

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Mark... Things are looking great on this build. That chassis looks clean and I like the little bit of weathering you have added to it. Nice job on the dash as well. Keep up the great work.

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Thanks Chris!

 

I made the Wink mirror by milling some smoke colored plexiglass to make the base for the mirror panels.  Then boxed them with some 0.010 sheet styrene.

The mirror faces are made of Mylar.

And a custom decal to replicate the stickers on the front side…

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Mark... That mirror is awesome... takes me back to the late 80's early 90's...lol

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Thanks Chris, when I drive this one sometimes I feel like I'm back in that time too.  In fact I'm just about to take a time trip in it after I post this...

 

I finally got around to polishing some of the body parts.  First I sanded the hood stripes smooth then hit it with some Tamiya wax.

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outstanding details and incredible work Mark!

 

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Mark.... that paint on the body is gorgeous. So smooth and shiney. You did a killer job on it.  Very nice!

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Best of Show Paint job right there !! 

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I agree with the others, that paint job on the body looks like the real thing. The details on the dashboard are remarkable.

Nice work!

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After a little hiatus, (and over fifty other models started and finished...) I'm back on this.

I made the harness for the driver's seat.  A couple different kinds of tape, some hand cut Mylar and some custom made decals.

They are Schroth ASM (Anti-Submarining) so there is an electronic inertia reel that mounts into the back seat.  I just took off the Momo pads on the real car, but since they were on it for 20-some years I thought I'd put them on the model.

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Outstanding. Glad to see this one back on the bench.

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Thanks Rob.  Yeah, it has been bugging me for a while now, just had to get enough time in one chunk to get on it.

 

Harness installed on the seat.  The fabric is velour and was replicated by adding talc to the paint.  I misplaced the head rest I already made so I made a new one thus guaranteeing the lost one will appear soon.  The headrest knob was machined from aluminum with the proper 9 notches in it.

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And now installed in the interior. 

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Also could now install the console with Hurst shifter and graphic equalizer…

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I really like what your doing here, very nicely done.

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Thank you James.

 

I forgot the fire extinguisher when I was finishing up the interior.  So I made one.  The bottle is aluminum turned on the lathe; the handle is carved from styrene with a stretched sprue nozzle and a piece of tubing for the gauge.  I used the art I already drew for a 1/12 scale extinguisher and reduced it and printed it.  The strap on the real car is Velcro; I used electrical tape on the model.

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Fantastic work on the fire extinguisher! What program did you use to create the printed label on it? 

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Thanks.  I use Adobe Illustrator.

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Posted (edited)

Cosmetic differences between 70-73 Camaros are so subtle. Except missing SS396

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