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Seat and belts ready to install, this is the last module needed before actual assembly can start. The seat, floor pans and front bulk head all have to be installed in a specific order and in exactly the correct location otherwise none of it fits, as eact part overlaps the others and it all virtually snaps into place if it's correct.  The belt set is from Futureattractions and is probably the most accurate hardware out there, but it is a challange to get it to go together.   I would probably used the ProTech set on this model as it produces every good results with much less effort. I used the Futureattractions set as a test for my next project which needs to be finished to a much higher standard (this is just a fun build for me).  I am convinced it will be worth the effort of using another one, and I did learn some proeedures with this attempt and the next one will be a much better set of belts.IMG_0353.JPG.173ed0a219b6b013f6760935ad006897.JPG

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15 hours ago, John B. said:

Another master class build, for sure! Hope you're feeling better.

Thank you very much John for the kind remarks, and yes I am feeling better but still a ways from being completely back to normal. I realize it could have been much worse and I'm greatful for that but it still kicked our butts pretty hard as it was.

 

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Replaced the fuel control lever and cables to both the reverser handle and fuel control lever. Also added switch panel to the dash (Made with .125 evergreen channel, .050 detail nuts from Perfect Parts and .015 plated jewerly aluminum wire for the handles) as well as detailing the steering wheel and its switch , the cable from the wheel switch will be among the last detail items to be added

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On 1/28/2024 at 1:30 AM, Ian McLaren said:

Thanks Daniel, this is going to wrap up pretty quickly from here.

 

Not so fast, Ian. Please allow me to offer praise, too. Just checking in, you're doing it.  Real stuff, real metal. YES!  Mike..

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5 hours ago, AmericanMuscleFan said:

Another superb build Ian!  It may be a rather long project for you but given the date (end of August) on which you returned to this one I can only express my admiration for the quality and the rendering that you made of this historic competition machine. 👌

Francis thank you so much for the kind words, when they come from you they really mean a lot. As per usual with my projects this one took on a life of its own.  When I first started it three years ago it was a test piece with a view to building one of these with a brass chassis.  Then it sat for two year, eventually ending up in a box when we moved.  When I rediscovered it last year it occured to me that the generic chassis could with a few changes pass for Hills 4:99 car.  And we're off!  LOL

 

This has now been added to Finished drag race models.

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On 2/1/2024 at 12:11 PM, Mike Williams said:

Not so fast, Ian. Please allow me to offer praise, too. Just checking in, you're doing it.  Real stuff, real metal. YES!  Mike..

Thank you very much Mike!   Having seen the kind of work you turn out your words mean a lot!   The next car is more up you alley, full brass 1978 Swindahl chassis, funny car, it's also a (been thinking about this one for years kind of deal) project and is going to be my most ambitious.

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