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GaryDavis

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  1. Here's a paint update...got the second color on this past few days. I decided to go with a darker red( Chrysler Clariet Red) instead of the Poppy Red. It still needs to be rub out and the separation stripes put on but....it's starting to get to the finish. I'm still working with the new molds for the tires. I'm trying a new RTV and there's a little learning curve. Getting there though. Here's a few pics of the paint...Thanks for looking in and commenting....
  2. Here's the first color of paint on shots. I some how missed a few little imperfections at the primer stage that really showed themselves in the Met. Silver stage... Soooo...had to do a little sanding and added more putty for the final fix( I hope). Waiting for the body to dry(washed it) and then I'll reprime the touch up area and then shoot more Met. Silver on it. Then I'll tape off and shoot the Poppy Red. All of the other putty areas did good Here's a few pics of the work that was done. ALL of the detail painting painting is finished along with ALL the re-chroming of the Nerf bars and suspension parts. Thanks for looking in folks...
  3. Hey Dave....Thanks for the compliment. Good to see you here. I've got more accomplished but need to take pics for an update.
  4. UPDATE... I've got the front and rear suspension fabbed along with the dash and steering unit. This puppy is almost ready for final sanding and then off to primer and paint...Here's a few pics of the suspension...thanks for stopping in and looking....
  5. Here's a progress update....the Roll bar and support has been Fabbed and is in mock up. When the joint dries on the support bar...I'll make the rear shock mounts for both sides. The torsion bar tubes still need to be fabbed and added to the body. Those(both sides) and the side nerf bars will be done then. Here's a few pics to look at. To me it's starting to give off that cool feeling when looking at these bad boys in the pits...ya know?? LOL Thanks for looking in...
  6. Here's a small update...the nerf bars are in mock up and the roll bar body mounts are setting up for tomorrow...Her's a few pics to look at the progress.. Thanks for stopping by and looking in folks.....
  7. Thanks for the compliment Gil. The Documentation is one thing I usually do for Shows. The other half of the TEAM build is started and is moving along a little slow. The resin kit I'm using for the Sprintcar body wasn't made for what I want to us it for. Sooo...it's a great challenge and it's getting there...
  8. Here's a progress update. The mounting brackets for the front axle and the shock/nerfbar bar has been fabbed. I still have to do a smidgen of body putty and that will be ready for primer. It's starting to look like the idea I am shooting for. Here's a few pics of the front end...
  9. Here's an update. quite a bit of the inside of the body had to be removed in order to get somewhat of a level area to place a backing plate( head) for the intake tubes. All is in mockup....
  10. I've got a little more accomplished on the interior. The I/O box has been cut off of the block and a mount was made to go onto the firewall. The firewall had to be ground down to be somewhat smooth and square( some what).The seat bottom was also work on to get it into the right shape. Material was added to the bottom of it to raise it. Here are a few pics for a look... The pan with seat bottom showing.. I/O box...the mount...and in place..
  11. This one is going on the trailer with the Camper /Truck build I posted on here. Not going to weather this one... Here's one that I did a few yrs back that's weathered...just finished Hot Lap'in...pretty wet track..
  12. Here's the start of the #25 Sprintcar. The Body is from OVAL TRACK LEGENDS ( Gary Doucette). I've removed a lot of the molded on detail as I want to make this car from a different year. There still needs to be a little more work done on it...but it's getting close. The windshield pattern is in mockup for a look at the right height and shape. I just finished grooving the rear wheels and these are the masters for future builds. The Fronts are going to be the master also. I'm still on the fence about closing the cockpit off with the leather snap-on cover ooorrr..leave it open and detail it. It will have an OFFY engine(or a representation of one...it's basically a curbside). Here are a few pics of the mockup of progress to this point...thanks for looking in folks....
  13. Well...this part of the RACE TEAM is finished. Now...it's time to build the Sprint car and then the trailer. I think I'll probably be building both at the same time. Here are a few finished pics of the truck. The Sun peeked out from the clouds just long enough to get a few pics.
  14. Hey Doc...I just happen to have those instructions. I don't see a way to PM you. Sooo..let me know your address and I'll mail a copy of them to you. I have to figure the page setup before I can copy it. Gary
  15. You did a GREAT job on this one Mark. 1/72 scale cars are not easy to do. This one looks good...
  16. Man Joe....You really did a GREAT job on this Camaro. That color of blue is killer...the engine bay is full of nothing but kick butt engine! Man...it looks good Bud...Great job!
  17. Thanks for the Kind words Mark and Joe.... Well...this truck is up on ALL 4s and ready for the camper. The tonnaeu cover is on there just for the update pics. The side mirrors and the rest of the chrome trim will be added last. The CB and Radio Antenna's are made and will be mounted then also. Here's a few pics of the interior and Truck. The interior... The Truck on wheels....
  18. The chassis is painted and ready for the rest of the story....
  19. Here's an update...the body of the truck has been taped,primed and shot with color. It's a duplicolor met red. The undercarriage has been shot with satin black along with the chassis. The front grill along with the rear bumper was shot with ALSA Mirror Chrome. It took a little bit to get the hang of shooting it but I'm happy with the results. It's a little tougher than Alclad. The camper has also been primed and I'll get to the main color(OFF White) with in the next few days. Detail painting is up next along with a few touch-ups on the body. I'll let this GAS out for a few days and then rub it out a tad. Not to much though as this is a working road track. Kept clean but far from a show Truck. Here are a few pics for a look at where it's at... The Primed camper....
  20. Here's an update: The side mirrors are finished. The lower bars and the mirrors themselves came from a parts truck. The upper arms and door bar were fabbed from evergreen stock. The gap between the front grill and the body has also been filled. The slots in the firewall where the interior tabs are supposed to click into have been covered. Here's a look at what's been done...thanks for looking in folks.... The filled Gap.... The slots on the firewall and Mirrors....
  21. Here's an update on the truck.... I wanted to hinge the hood and the kit had a set of "PLUG" hinges that really didn't work. I cut them off and used a pair of Lrg. Hinges from Scale Dreams that I got about 8yrs back. There was not any room at ALL to mount the body hinge under the cowl. The interior bucket took ALL the room. So...I decided to try and mount them in front on the firewall/fender. I also had to cut a longer rectangular slot on the fender so I could attach the tube to the hood thru that slot. Once both ends of the hinger tubes were super glued...I went back and boxed in the firewall side and recovered the fender side. I also noticed a few gaps between the front grill and the fenders on both sides that will need to be filled. That will come up next. Here's a look at what I did...thanks for looking in.... Before I boxed it in.... Boxed in... The Gaps that need filled..
  22. :lol: :lol: Welll...let me see.... I can't remember Joe.... :lol: It sure don't get much attention here on this forum...that's for sure. And I wonder why the heads of state can't figure out why more automotive builders don't come to the I.P.M.S sites and shows.
  23. An update on this puppy is overdue... The wheel wells are Hogged out and flares added from evergreen strip. The bottom of each flare will be tapered in towards the body. The chassis had to be opened up on each side so the duel tires would fit. The bottom chrome strip and all the badge chrome has been removed. The top chrome strip will stay. Here are a few pics to see what was done...Thanks for looking in... the box with the flared fender opened up the wheel wells on the truck bed(tubed..) With the wheels and chassis in mock-up.... All the TOP stuff on in mock-up for a look. The flares need to be tapered towards the body at the bottoms..but for the most part...it's working...
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