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On 10/20/2020 at 7:51 AM, Claude Thibodeau said:

Hi Jason!

Your jig is very clever. It seems to be made from styrene stock? I envy your surgical application of glue in such closed quarters. I would be too old to attemps that... Ah, the joys of youth!

Mine are made of wood, more forgiving for shakes. Getting older by the day, you know. 

Those struts are world class, they look 1/1. Keep on, impressive!


yeah just some styrene stock to make it. I did have a casually that got glue everywhere ? 

you'd really never guess seeing your builds thats for sure

On 10/20/2020 at 8:25 AM, crazyjim said:

Very impressive work.


On 10/20/2020 at 11:52 PM, Mattilacken said:

Very impressive indeed! Great scratch building! Love the wheel and tire combo, where can I get hold of a set. Have a 96 impala that I want to make into a drag car.

the wheels and tires are from futurattraction.

they are called Billet Specialties Comp7

scott really makes top notch stuff!

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some more progress on the chassis. decided to try and make a rack and pinion. i was pretty happy with the result 20201101_224731.thumb.jpg.d3159c8676e757a1b9760e5a4b53591e.jpg



also made some more tubes for the firewall. finished the lower control arm mouts and made some motor mounts and a new motor plate. finally able to remove the jig for the engine. 










started making a front spoiler for the body




and finally can set on all four wheels without the jig



thanks for looking!

comments welcome









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made some new valve covers for the 932






made some headders, downpipes and charge tubes and firewall panels. headders need some fine tuning and cleanup but they don't look to bad and they clear everything which was a task in itself.






might try to make my own intake and throttle body. going to start working on the front drive too. 


thanks for lookin!

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On 11/2/2020 at 5:54 AM, Claude Thibodeau said:

Hi Jason!

Top notch work all over, again. Bravo!

I build 1/1 street rods and Pro-Touring for a living... and I must say your steering rack is spot-on. Even the retainers on the pinion case are spot-on. World class, really!


thanks CT! I also build 1/1 cars for a living makes it easy when you can walk to the garage and measure! 

On 11/2/2020 at 8:07 AM, AmericanMuscleFan said:

I agree with Claude, you have done a really good job on the steering rack, it's very convincing.  This whole project is superb, you are going in the right direction Jason! ?

thank you sir

On 11/4/2020 at 6:44 AM, GeeDub said:

Very nice work!  Definitely will follow to completion.

might be a while! glad to have you

On 11/5/2020 at 2:11 PM, Codi said:

Some nice scratch-building for sure.   cheers, tim


On 11/5/2020 at 3:33 PM, Straightliner59 said:

This whole project is fabulous! I especially dig the rack and pinion. Very nice work!

thank you

On 11/9/2020 at 11:57 AM, NYLIBUD said:

Great job so far.

thanks bud!

On 11/18/2020 at 1:49 PM, DISKODEE said:

This is a great build.... It's nice to see more high detailed turbo cars on here! I'm def following this! 


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On 1/16/2021 at 9:52 PM, Tortuga Kustomz said:

You're doing an amazing work man, you have a good direction on this, i have a question, what size of styrene tubing or rod are you using, i did use evergreen #222 on my roll bars and chassis work, for me they are easier to work with at this scale...




marcos, my frame and main bars are #212 .080 the the supports/gussets are #222 1/16 and the rest is #221 3/64 and thank you!

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On 1/13/2021 at 10:34 PM, beeRS said:

I’m loving this build. Fantastic fabrication skills. This going to be one awesome Impala! 

thank you sonny

On 1/14/2021 at 5:10 AM, afx said:

Very nice.

thanks JC!

On 1/14/2021 at 7:45 AM, Claude Thibodeau said:

Hi Jason!

Like on a real car, tight quarters call for "packaging" magic. Looking at your exhaust/turbo combo, that makes the grade, bravo!


thank you CT always appreciated 

On 1/16/2021 at 7:53 AM, misterNNL said:

X2 :)

thank you Tom 

On 1/16/2021 at 12:44 PM, AmericanMuscleFan said:

Your new valve covers are very beautiful Jason!  They're 3D printed, I guess, if so what technology do you have FDM or SLA?   What do you use as CAD software?  You have a nice twin turbo setup by the way, as others have mentioned. ?

thanks Francis! they are 3d printed. I'm using a resin 3d printer had have been doing work with auto desk fusion 360. ended up making a whole new engine for twin turbo should have the final parts finished soon. may end up doing a swap 

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well I've gotten carried away with this project i decided to try and make an engine in CAD took a couple weeks and a few test prints but I'm really happy with it. I'll have to fix the valve covers because they have no bolts.















also changed from a power glide to a lenco






thanks for lookin!

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