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410 Dirt Sprintcar....FINISHED!..... 02-17-15


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Here is an update on the body work...All panels are fabbed and mocked up in these pics....it's getting there...a little at a time....Thanks for looking in folks..

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Here's progress update...Putty is on the body panels that needed it. It looks like a lot of putty...but is really not. It sands off real easy. Also...All the body attachment points on the chassis have been completed and it will be ready for primer. A soon as this putty is dry...it will be prepped and it also will be primed...Hopefully...today. Here's a pic to show some progress....

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Thanks Jim.......


Here's an update...Every thing has been primed and the chassis has been shot the blue That Todd used. The Kirkey racing seat has been shot with Alclad and the pads added. The racing harness will be added when the seat is mounted permanently. here are a few pics....thanks for looking in folks....


The Seat...

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Here's some NEW update pics on the chassis. The Firewall is almost complete. I have to mount the small oil reservoir for the KSE steering unit. The paint was curing and I wanted to get an update posted before T-Day...LOL All gauges and toggle switch and the brake master cylinder are complete. The Q.C. is painted and ready to go. The REAR nerf bars are also in mock up to get touch up paint done....thanks for looking in folks....


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Here's an update....the Engine has been shot in 3or4 shades of Alclad. I was talking with Todd and found out that they didn't have the breathers on the Left Valve cover. Instead..they ran the tube setup that ran from the front of each valve cover with only one breather in the center. Of course....I had the first set of valve covers finished and ready to apply....LOL..no biggie...didn't have them on yet. I also got ALL the body panels and wing end plates painted the Metallic silver that they ran. Here's a few pics....The valve covers are in mockup along with the Tank.....


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The paint is finished on the body panels. The engine is just about finished...a few more small things to do with it and it will go in. Here are a few mocked up body shots to show the progress...Thanks for looking in and commenting folks...it's appreciated...


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I managed to get more done on the engine... I see I need to do a little touch up here and there...It is really starting to get there....Thanks for looking in folks.....

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That's KOOL Jim....just saying what you said is ah-plenty.... Hope to have a few more things finished this week. Trying to finish this build before Christmas. We'll see....

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Well...the Holidays are over and work on the Sprintcar has started again(finally...lol). The plumbing for the engine is finished with the exception of the upper and lower water hoses. Those will be installed after the engine is in the chassis. Here are a few pics to show progress...thanks for looking in folks...


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Thanks for the kind words Bob.


Here's an update to show that I have been working on this thing...LOL The seat is in. The Wheels and tires are finished along with ALL the wiring for the engine. The engine is mounted to the firewall and will go into the chassis today. Hope to get the Racing Harness completed and in today also....(well...tomorrow maybe...). The top wing end plate braces need to be fabbed and installed...hopefully that will be in a few days. This build is really headed down the home stretch now.

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just a spectacular build..... i am awestruck at the scratch building you do..just outstanding

Thank you for the compliment Bubba! I've got more finished on this bad boy...but I'll post pics when the chassis is on all 4's..permanently.I just finished the top wing Braces tonight and will get the racing Harness in the next few days. Then....it's go together time...

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Well folks....Here's an update on the chassis. The Racing harness was fabbed along with the two head nets(window nets) and added. Getting that accomplished was the key to finishing the chassis. Now...the firewall/engine can be mounted and the rest of the body panels will go on. Hope fully that will be done this week...Thanks for looking in folks....

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The engine is in( still need to finish the top end of it. that will be done today) and ALL the running gear is finished. The other body panels will go on today. All the decals should go on in the next few days...Thanks for looking in folks...

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Well..get the PUSH Truck...This car is finished. I will post a few finished engine pics with the wing and then without. The pics without the wing really bring back some great memories and also makes me want to build a 70's wingless car. Kinda along the GRANT KING style of car. Thanks for looking in on this build folks.

The finished engine...

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This is a beautiful example about why some models are worthy of Best-of-Show honors and others are not.

 

I may have no experience with this type of vehicle, but I can recognize outstanding model craftsmanship. Superb job!

 

Ed

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Thanks for all the compliments folks....That's what makes taking the effort and time to do a wip.

 

 

 

Gary- This is truly a Fantastic build! My wife and I will be in Salt Lake this year for the GSLIMCC, so we hope to see this work of art at the show? Dan King

​Hey Dan....My wife and I were thinking about GSL this yr. But....we have other commitments that will have to be done in it'

s place. Maybe in 2017? Good luck with any and ALL of your builds if you go...

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