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GaryDavis

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  1. 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...
  2. 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....
  3. 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...
  4. 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
  5. Here are a few more pics with the engine mocked up in the chassis....
  6. 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.
  7. 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...
  8. 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.....
  9. You're making great progress on this project Joe. I'm not a straight line guy...but this is looking pretty KOOL!!
  10. 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..
  11. This turned out really good Joe! I've enjoyed watching this build come together. Thanks for sharing it with us...
  12. 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....
  13. 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...
  14. 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..
  15. 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.....
  16. Here's a small update... I removed the upper "A" arms and prepared the new "A" arms(from a Petty kit) to fit this chassis.The shocks that I decided to use are also from the Petty kit. The pics show the shocks before and after. The coil springs were made by wrapping wire around the correct size rod. This is all in mockup and will be adjusted as I go. The "A" arms before and after being removed... front shocks with coil springs....
  17. I added fender flare material to the rear fender wells. They will be about 3" wide when finished. Also got the U-Joints fixed and the torque removed....
  18. Thanks Joe....Yes...it's quite the process to making these tires and wheels. But...to get the right look that I'm after...I just had to do it...LOL
  19. OH Yea....you did good Joe!! This build ( or RE-BUILD) deserves every bit of what you won and then some. Good build..
  20. Here's a small update...The fuel cell was finished today. The shocks are in mock up for measurements. I'll probably build all four shocks as it's easier to attach them if they are able to move in and out. here's a look at what's done...
  21. Hey Joe...I made them here in the shop. Made the masters and poured them in RTV rubber. The wheels are in Tan resin and the tires are made with a urethene black reasin.
  22. That's for sure Pete. I've learned that if a persons waits to long on a kit that they want....there's a good chance they're going to pay an ARM and a LEG for them later.... specially on EBAY.
  23. Here are a few update pics to show the fender wheels and the windows opened up. The Wheels and tires and the motor are in mock for measurements. The wheels and tires are also mastered and made here in the shop..
  24. Man Stang89....this is really looking good. The fire extinguisher/ door magnet idea was genious! GREAT work bud!! Looking forward to the next update....
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