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  1. Hi Tom - Thanks for the reply! I'm aware of these (and even like that they are the actual rear window style I need), but all the other items I've collected for the build are 1/25... If nothing else comes to light when that project comes on deck, one of them will be my "victim", lol... On another subject, what's up with the model club? Are all meetings suspended indefinitely? There's no updated schedule...
  2. Hello everyone...it's been awhile since I've posted any updates: basically, life got in the way... I've also been suffering a bit of a block with regards to the build: the doors have been cut out, and I've cut sub-frame connectors into the floor pan, the Nova has been back-burnered in favor of a "simpler" build that I had been collecting parts for... "SIMPLER" - 🤣🤣🤣...I just can't seem to bring myself to do a box build: one modification leads to another...gotta figure out where I can create a thread for the current WIP, a custom rollback... Anyhow, thank you to anyone who has ch
  3. Greetings everyone...resurrecting an old thread here in hopes of finding new info about the promo, or even better yet, a lead on a resin kit! (I really just don't have the heart to destroy this one: I want to build a replica of my buddy's big tire drag truck) I've had no luck at all finding any info at all on this promo, other than a couple of other pictures of different colored ones... I did track down a company developing a master for a resin kit offering, but, they closed the doors, and will not consider selling the master, a mold, or any prototypes, so the search continues...
  4. They look great Glenn! Sweet builds...
  5. Now THAT is an interesting idea that hadn't occurred to me, especially as I know someone that purchased a well respected resin manufacturing company (that has been inactive for several years). He's been building inventory, and is scheduled to open within the next 30 days... I wonder if the tiny bits of brown clay that are stuck all over it in the nooks and crannies are from somebody doing exactly this...
  6. Please accept my apologies in advance for the long-winded post... I have been (unsuccessfully) trying to find a 58-59 Apache Fleetside pickup w/small rear window for a few years now...I apparently missed the boat on Modelhaus Resins, (as my search didn't begin until after they retired), and those kits rarely come up, and are pricey at best... I had looked to see if there had been any promos made, but wasn't very successful at finding any mention of them, as most of the promos of the era seem to be passenger cars...until I stumbled upon one (at a GREAT price), which I snapped up...
  7. Tim, you are correct that the minimum spec is 1 5/8", although early in the BHRA General Regulations (pg 21 in 2019 - easiest to find on line w/o a rulebook on hand) they state that "All materials must be 1 3/4” O.D. x .118” mild steel or .083” 4130 chromoly tubing, except A, which is 1 1/4” O.D. x .118” mild steel or .065” 4130 chromoly tubing." (specifically in illustration 4:10)...very early on, when the build only required a roll bar (in the intial build before the current upgrades), we stayed with the 1 3/4" spec....The decision was made to stay with the slightly larger material in CM as
  8. Hello everyone, it's been awhile since I've been here...our short shakedown and racing season is over, and Old Man Winter's icy grip is becoming firmer...Our home track (Atco Dragway) is still doing some pop-up test and tune sessions, and our secondary track (Cecil County Dragway) is done for 2019, so our season is done...Traction with a 10.5" tire is at a premium in good weather with this combination, and dicey at best in the 30-40 degree range...The car consistently set ET and MPH bests every single time we had it out, eventually surpassing our goals, and, we're sure there's at least another
  9. Thank you Tim! We were aiming for the "looks like somebody cared" appearance, but not excessively so, y'know? So far, it looks like I'll finally get some bench time tonight, as there are no commitments except to go home after work and relax ?
  10. Tom Gieger - I'd love to take you up on that, but probably won't be able to until October's meeting...I'll know better over the next few weeks...probably have to mooch a ride too, (as NJDMV is currently holding mine hostage)...hopefully someone willing to ride share lives close or passes close to me on their way there... _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Well, the 1:1 project has finally been fired up, and it's just a little rowdy, lol...I'd LOVE to post the video for y'all, but can't figur
  11. Evenin' everyone...The 1/25 Nova model project has been on a short hiatus for the past few weeks as we have been re-assembling, re-plumbing, and re-wiring the subject of my build...The fresh 565 BBC, custom Lemons Headers, FTI 'Glide, Pro-Torque converter, custom radiator & electric fan are all new mechanicals for the car, so it is very much like building a full scale model: fit - modify - refit -remodify - final fit...We are also installing an ARC 12-switch panel with satellite switch panels in the engine compartment (for valve adjustment & tuning), a RacePak datalogger system and LCD
  12. Deathgoblin And misterNNL, thank you both for your input...I'm obviously gonna have to do a little more research into adhesives...
  13. Not too much progress on the 1:25 project this week...got the second mini tub fitted, and removed the gas tank (along with the "box" Revell had it sitting on)...now I need to create a correctly contoured trunk floor...although the fuel cell, fuel pump/filter setup, and their mounting frame will cover much of it in the trunk, the underside has hydro-stamped detail that I'll need to try replicating...thankfully, there are plenty of pictures of trunk floorpan repair panels available online that should help with this, despite the "artistic license" Revell took with the model in this area...the pic
  14. Thanks for your input Fat Brian & Dave Van...sounds like there's going to be several CA glues and an accelerant in my arsenal...time to do a little glue research I guess, lol
  15. Hello everyone...having recently "returned to the fold" after 30+ years, I find my options are seemingly endless now...aftermarket detailing options are everywhere, and therein lie the questions I'm posing here...When I was first into this hobby, it was pretty much the Testors Red or Blue tubes, or the small square bottle with the tiny brush on the lid...generally, you were only glueing styrene together...today, the choices are endless, and I'd rather not experiment with the parts for my current WIP...so, here goes: What glues/adhesives are you using for: 1) Basic styrene assembly
  16. Thanks gasser59...I really hope the build turns out as I envision... Well, here's a little "how I'm doing it" regarding the 1:25 Nova's mini tubs... The very first thing you want to do is RESEARCH!!! I surfed the 'net for a week or so, watching videos, and saving pictures from multiple sources for reference...access to your 1:1 subject would be ideal, but in my case, that really isn't possible, since the owner of my subject vehicle has no clue I'm doing this (and the Nova's mini tubs and other upgrades are just being finished up now)... I measured the width of the Revell 69
  17. So a quick update on this week's progress...my time at the bench each night has been pretty limited this week...I did a bit more research on mini-tubbing the 1:1 3rd Gen Novas, mainly to get a better feel for the minor frame rail modifications that it entails...I expect to have one side fit by the end of the weekend, and will post details then... Moving along to another issue I need to figure out how to overcome...because the kit has a chassis pan, and an interior pan, cutting the doors open will leave the inner rocker, and the floor too high...perhaps more brainstorming is needed (sugges
  18. I guess I'll find out if I do JC, lol...so far, I'm not displeased with my efforts, but, for me, patience while traversing the learning curve will be the key...
  19. Thanks afx, I really hope my haphazard progress can hold your interest...there are so many talented modelers here, I can only hope to approach their quality of build (this is my first build after a 30-year hiatus)...I chose to fab from brass because of the first item I bought when I was considering this project...at that point, I was undecided as to whether I would even take this project on, and was simply surfing, seeing what was available to enhance the build...then, I ran across the item that made my choice for me: 1:25 scale WORKING ball joints!!!...a limited production item made by RB Mot
  20. So, as anyone who's been watching this build knows, my chosen fabrication medium is brass for the rollcage, front clip/subframe, A-arms, transmission crossmember, (and now, a rear anti-roll bar setup)...I plan on fabbing, the trunk mounted fuel cell, front & mid mount plates, front accessory mount plate, and subframe mount bushings from aluminum (the same material those items are fabbed from on the 1:1 car)...thankfully, I'll get to replicate the rear firewall/bulkhead and package tray from styrene, since they're getting painted: I was racking my brain trying to figure out how to do the "p
  21. I've made a little progress: one of the extra chassis pans I tracked down has been sacrificed to the "Gods of Modification"...using the same method used to open doors and trunk lids (repeatedly scribing the cut line with the back of a #11 blade), I removed the rear wheel wells, and the front subframe along with the trans crossmember... The rear wheel wells will be used to mini-tub the chassis pan I'll be using in the final build, and the front subframe will be used to determine the dimensions of the tubular front clip and trans crossmember that I'm going to fab (once I make a jig to build
  22. Thanks for the encouragement on both fronts Dave...hopefully the 1:1 car will be back in our hands in a couple/few weeks, and we can begin the re-assembly and finish the planned upgrades...I might reach out to you for a tip or three on the 1/25 doppelganger, if that's ok with you...on to the build... After initially purchasing the AMT #1142M/12 "Old Pro" 72 Nova kit at a not so local LHS, I was disappointed in it's quality...the first issue I had with it, is that there is no "not-SS" option in the kit (the [deleted] is a plain Jane)...even worse, (since I will be doing a highly det
  23. As some of you may have seen in my introductory post, my planned project involves recreating the 1:1 car that I "crew chief" on...it is a 72 Nova, that, (up until the end of last season), was a naturally-aspirated 421 SBC/TH350 powered car running 9.60s in the 1/4 mile on a 275 tire... When she returns from the fab shop, (with mini tubs & rear firewall, a rear wing, 'chute & mount, and SFI Spec 25.5C updates to the rollcage among other things), we'll put the 565 BBC/'Glide in, finish this season's upgrades, and see if she'll go 8.50s on a 10.5" tire (with license plates) ...
  24. Mark, Richard, Jim, and Larry, thanks so much for the warm welcome!...I'm going to try and chronicle my build (and the related trials & tribulations) in the "Drag Racing Models" section...
  25. Evenin' everybody...been lurking here for better than a month or so, reading about how this hobby has changed since I last built a model (alittle over 30 yrs!)...what a difference in the detailing supplies that are available! (I haven't built a model since thread, stretched sprue, fishing line, and telephone cable wires/strands were the extent of detailing supplies)...I can't wait to finish collecting the needed supplies to begin my planned project, a 1/25 rendering of the 72 Nova street car that I "crew chief" on, affectionately known as "the Turd"...capable of high 9.60s - low 9.70s last sea
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