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GaryDavis

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  1. Thanks again Joe...it's starting to look like a Dirt car... Here's an update....The dash and Gauges have been fabbed. Still need to do the three toggle switches. The front shock mounts have also been fabbed and are in the basic shapes in the pics. I will let them set for a day or so and then file them to shape. The seat is also in it's position along with the shifter. Here are a few pics...Thanks for looking in...
  2. Thanks for the compliment joe..... Here's an update....95% of the bar work is complete. The front shock mounts need to be fabbed along with the racing harness mounting points. The Dash also needs to be fabbed along with all the gauges. This chassis is just about ready for primer/paint. Here are a few pics of the bar work....
  3. Here's a little progress update....The interior sheet work is finished and Front and Back Hoops are in. The front hoop stress cracked when I put the top bars in with MEK, which of course made them weak. That also means that I didn't heat the rod enough to keep it solid. But...it's an easy fix and I'll do that tomorrow when I put the side and back cross bars in. This whole setup is pinned and will be removable to paint...thanks for stop'in in folks...
  4. This is really looking good. I like the final stance too. That idea of using gun metal over kit chrome is a good one. I also have used Tamiya Smoke ( X-19) thinned down a little. Light passes with an air brush just to knock down the Brightness a little. Keep post'in this great work you're doing Stang Man...
  5. Hey Bob...I'm glad this build has given you some inspiration. That's a pretty kool kit. Steve Kinser is the ALL time Championship winner. There are A LOT of Drivers that I like....A.J.Foyt,The Unser's, The Sneva Brothers, The list is a very LONG one. But...I don't think there's a Driver or Team out there that can come close to Steve's record of 20 Championships. What a Driver....
  6. Here's a little update...I changed the bolsters on the bottom of the seat...I like this a lot better. They need filled and sanded to shape as they are in their basic form right now.... Here it is sanded to shape....
  7. Here's a small update to show that I did build something today...LOL.. I took the seat from the 34 Rod kit and made it into a Racing seat. The seat is in mockup as I just finished with all the fab work. Now...it's sanding to shape time. Here's a few pics for a look... Thanks for look'in in.....
  8. The front wheels are poseable now...thru the rack that was built. It won't have a working steering wheel though. I thought about it but....I really didn't want to get into the gearing thing on this build.
  9. Thank you Bob...sure miss Johnny Here's a few looks at the interior floor and tranny tunnel. I took the seat out of the 34 Rod kit and it needs Modified. Now I need to get the firewall and the back wall built...then the bars will go in. Thanks for stop'in by and look'in....
  10. Here's an update for this guy....I did take a few scale inches out of the Grill surround. It sets higher and just in line with the front bars. The grill area.... The front push bars,cowcatcher,chrome horn or what ever it's called in your area :-D ...was fabbed and is in mockup...It's pinned so it can be removed for painting and then re-attached afterwords.... The rear bars were also fabbed and are in mockup the same way(pinned)... With that work completed...I can NOW concentrate on the interior floor and bar work...Thanks for stop'in by and look'in around...
  11. Here's an update...The radiator was sourced from a 65 Mustang parts kit. I didn't like the gaping hole on the back side so I trimmed down another radiator and slid it into that whole. Much better... The Distributor was also sanded and cut to give it a cap. Wires will be added with boots. The wire in this pic was a test shot... On the chassis... The front Grill was also worked on. It is in mock up and needs to be dropped down at least another inch..maybe 1 1/2 (scale). The hood will either be Vacuum formed (over a buck) which will give longer sides or...I can fab one from sheet and hand bend it to fit on the top only..Like the paper mock up is in the pic. The collectors on the headers were also put on.... At this angle...you can see what I mean about dropping the grill down more.... Thanks for looking in and commenting folks....
  12. Here's an update on the engine....I did get the collectors on the headers. They are ready for paint at this point..... The valve cover breathers were fabbed from Plastic rod and the bottoms and tops are punched sheet plastic... The front pulley assy. and Dist. from a 65 stang is being used for this engine. The Alt/Gen was cut off and a small belt fabbed. This car will not run with a fan. The water pump was cleaned up...bushing added(plastic rod) and drilled out for the pulley Assembly. This engine is ready for primer. Then the paint will be shot. As always...thanks to ALL who stop in to have a look and comment on the progress....more to come...
  13. I was pondering using copper wire also....but opted for the solder. Solder is easier to take small bends out. These will be painted so the KOOL metal look will be gone. That's short track'in...LOL
  14. Here are a few more pics with the engine mocked up in the chassis....
  15. A little update here... I made the bending jig for the headers out of a 2x2x6 and a 5/16 dowel. It worked real well for making that final bend. Here are a few pics of the progress... The bending jig... Headers after the first bend(a 1/4" rod was used for this)... In the jig and after the second bend.... Mocked up on Engine.... The good thing about using solder is that small adjustments can be made pretty easy. I still need to drill out the heads where each tube hits as that will give me more "bite" when they are glued.
  16. Hey Tim...do you have a pic of the car that you're doing? I did a search and saw a few cars. One was Blue with yellow. Is that the car you're building. If so...I think that Dupli-color Med. Quasar Metallic #BGM 0438 looks like a real close match. I used it on the 57 chev build I did awhile back and it really looks good. If you want it darker...I'd prime the car with red of black....That will make it a lot darker. I used Grey primer on this build..... Hope this helps you some...
  17. I managed to get the bracket for the rack onto the chassis. The system is mocked up in these pics.The bolts are threaded and will have the nuts on them at final assemble.... The original idea for headers was the use of solder, but.....I found a set in a parts Petty kit I thought I might try first....After extending each tube and mocking it up...I really didn't like how they looked....Soooo...I went back to the original idea of using solder. This is solid solder so I don't have to seal the ends off to keep Rosin from leaking out yrs down the road. The Curved out tube was a Plastic coat hanger turned down and then bent to shape (with heat applied) and then the ends drilled out. The collectors will be made with heat shrink tubing. THE FIRST SET... THE SOLDER SET..... A jig will be made to bend the headers into the shapes that are needed to clear the body and be mounted parallel(as much as possible...) to the deck.....
  18. You're making great progress on this project Joe. I'm not a straight line guy...but this is looking pretty KOOL!!
  19. Thanks for the compliments BOB and JOE.... I did get the engine in it's permanent location and that enable me to set the correct length for the drive line..... I also finished the shocks up(built the inner body on all four) and they are ready for paint.... I also wanted to make the front wheels pose-able. So I decided to fab a Rack& Pinion steering system out of Aluminum and Stainless tubing. Rod ends are from RB Motion. I used the 34 ford system as a guide and over all lengths...here are a few shots of that progress.... I used .020 wire to make the ribs and also used Teflon Tape to make it look like the rubber covers them. I then painted them flat black..
  20. This turned out really good Joe! I've enjoyed watching this build come together. Thanks for sharing it with us...
  21. I managed to get a little building done during the Holidays. The coilovers(front and rear) were finished.The rear mounting bars for the coilovers were fabbed and they are mocked up in these pics. The white shocks are the front and blue are rears. As soon as the motor is set in it's permanent location( hopefully today) then I can get the correct length for the drive line. Then the interior sheet metal and bar work can begin... The fabbed coil overs.... Rears mocked up....
  22. Well...The 4 bar suspension is finished being fabbed and in mock up.The bolts aren't in as this is only temporary. After it's all painted...they well be added...Thanks for looking in folks...
  23. Got a little more done on the 4 bar rear suspension. The Axle and chassis brackets were drawn out on paper and then transferred to plastic and cut out. The chassis brackets aren't cut out yet. These are just in mock up to see how tight the bracket fit was on the axle. So far they look like they're going to work..
  24. Hey Joe...that's waaay OK...You're a STANG guy and that gets ALL the LEEWAY there is!!! LOL...Thank you for the compliment.... Well...here's another Chassis update. The front "A" arms on. Also the back bar and drive line hoop were built and installed. Then the cross bars were then fabbed and added. Now with that finished...I can set the Q.C. in place and build the 4 link suspension. The Back coil over shocks will be added(built) after that is complete. Here's a few pics of the progress..... The permanent "A" arms.. Back bar and drive line hoop... The X bars built and added... Thanks for looking in on this build folks.....
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