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On 4/24/2021 at 8:32 AM, Mopar - D said:

Dave I gave you the wrong paint number the correct number is #2084. 

Thank you

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Both Cuda’s are now assembled I just need to attach the wheels on #48 and wait on the second set of Minite Wheels to arrive. 
 

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On 5/3/2021 at 10:32 AM, drodg said:

Very nice.  They look real.  

Thanks Dave

On 5/6/2021 at 3:54 PM, Mattilacken said:

Beautiful work on both of them! 

Thanks Anton. 

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Now that you've built both roll cages...The full scale roll cages were built with 2" OD tube. That is closest to 2mm or .080 plastic rod in scale.

I've built roll cages for full scale Trans Am racers, though not for the AAR team Cudas.

Me working on a Penske-Roy Woods Racing 71 Javelin

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A view of the roll cage I was in the process of welding in a 1969 Mustang Transam Boss 302. Note that the 1/4 panel hole shows that this body shell was a replacement after the car had been rolled in competition.

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Same Mustang at Laguna Seca in Vintage Trans Am after our complete rebuild.

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Same Mustang and Javelin in the Paddock at Palm Springs in '92. Me in between the front fenders

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So trust me, I know what size the bars should be.

You're doing excellent work on this entire model assembly. I'm wondering where you got the Dodge tractor (resin cab on an AMT Kenworth or Freightliner chassis?) and what the source of the trailer was. It doesn't look like the AMT. BTW, the transport rig you see in the paddock views above is the original Canepa Designs rig that the AMT was based on.

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13 hours ago, DustyMojave said:

Now that you've built both roll cages...The full scale roll cages were built with 2" OD tube. That is closest to 2mm or .080 plastic rod in scale.

I've built roll cages for full scale Trans Am racers, though not for the AAR team Cudas.

Me working on a Penske-Roy Woods Racing 71 Javelin

1057285930_2ndRestore_12_RPPalmSprings_11-92.jpg.3d9b6365eb980c62ffa83ebbd225e460.jpg

A view of the roll cage I was in the process of welding in a 1969 Mustang Transam Boss 302. Note that the 1/4 panel hole shows that this body shell was a replacement after the car had been rolled in competition.

1011540791_Boss302_WeldingCage_03.jpg.325cf80c4133a63d69b0e6057735ed50.jpg

Same Mustang at Laguna Seca in Vintage Trans Am after our complete rebuild.

Boss302_FernandoLozano_70Boss302_LagunaSeca_01jpg.jpg.82097f9e15b93f44cc3fe7671e1353cd.jpg

Same Mustang and Javelin in the Paddock at Palm Springs in '92. Me in between the front fenders

Boss302_PSVint1192_04-vi.jpg.86463218ce8c40033dffc9330c45ec5d.jpg

So trust me, I know what size the bars should be.

You're doing excellent work on this entire model assembly. I'm wondering where you got the Dodge tractor (resin cab on an AMT Kenworth or Freightliner chassis?) and what the source of the trailer was. It doesn't look like the AMT. BTW, the transport rig you see in the paddock views above is the original Canepa Designs rig that the AMT was based on.

Richard thanks for sharing your knowledge I should of done more research on my roll bars before I started. I did end up using 0.08 rod on the #48 Cuda roll cage. My project has evolved into my first diorama build that is in the WIP Diorama section. If you have any recommendations on my diorama I’m open to making it as realistic as possible. 

 

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