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I've been work in partnership with Tim Stevens for about the last 6 months on trying to build a master of this car. Well we think it's done. The 76 Montego went on the back burner for this project.

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Got 7 of the 8 molds made  and samples cast. Tim did an outstanding job with the rear bumper and valance. Now to do the major mold of the body!

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2 minutes ago, DoctorLarry said:

I need to build a pot to do that in. Did you vacuum the mold rubber first?

I pressurize the rubber before I pour it and then pressurize the molds for 6 hour cure time.

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Very cool, one of my favorite stock cars and street car too.

Little rivet counting for you, the hood is incorrect. The center has a peak and the scoops are too short and narrow.

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On 3/24/2021 at 12:15 PM, Sledsel said:

Very cool, one of my favorite stock cars and street car too.

Little rivet counting for you, the hood is incorrect. The center has a peak and the scoops are too short and narrow.

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I think you are correct on both points!!

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On 3/22/2021 at 2:03 PM, gks1964 said:

I pressurize the rubber before I pour it and then pressurize the molds for 6 hour cure time.

I'm not a caster, I just may be confused, but I thought rubber was gassed in a vacuum pot, and as you said, resin is pressurized.

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14 minutes ago, Repstock said:

I'm not a caster, I just may be confused, but I thought rubber was gassed in a vacuum pot, and as you said, resin is pressurized.

Air pressure can also be used to force  air out of the rubber. The reason I pressurize the mold while it curing is to force the rubber on to the master to pick the details. The resin is force into the mold with air pressure to also remove air that cause voids in the casting.

Hope is understandable.

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To be honest the only sheetmetal forward of the doors that will interchange between 72-73 is the hood. And even then the latch is different. The grille and headlight doors are different too. The 73 frt end was much flatter to match the huge frt bumper.

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12 hours ago, yellowsportwagon said:

It has the big bumper. It’s been narrowed as they did on race cars

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Shows what I know about racing, I guess....

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