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Old 04-23-2009, 11:37 PM
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Amazing work, I've had this kind of setup in mind(minus the stubby axle and wide tires/ dual link track bars) for months- now I just need to get my busy arse working on it. Thats dead on about the weight, its gonna handle like the real thing. Heck, my car is going to weigh a ton in the front, the engine I'm using is border line huge so I can't use long arm suspensions. I can't wait to see more, this makes me want to jump onto working on mine so much. Maybe I'll invest in a torch and have a nice setup like you instead of nutting/ bolting everything together. Do you think it will still work as well with square alum tubing? Keep on working at it- it looks great!

BTW- Does the original car have dual link track bars? My model has singles running to the axle and chassis- this setup looks more functional though.

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Old 04-24-2009, 07:48 AM
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im not sure about the OE suspension on these car. i just copied a prove race suspension design. the aluminum would be nice to use but you can't braze aluminum only weld it. i plan on using the model engine with a lot of styrer performance parts. im am not 100% sure im going to use the arms. i may make my own. they are long. once i get the model in hand monday i will be able to better layout the design.
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Old 04-24-2009, 08:06 AM
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Old 04-24-2009, 10:34 AM
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ok well a huge callenge was accomplished today. the rim inserts. styrene can be easy to work with but getting this proportioned right and making them smooth was going to be hard. i am very happy with how the first one turned out. thanks to careful layout, and a little luck i think i almost nailed them first shot. i still have to make the other three but man what a relief. now i can just transfer copies over onto more styrene and not have to fight witht the measurements. these will be getting 1.6mm or 2mm hardware for studs and lugnuts. not functional but will look scale as hell, plus check this, the metal shop up the road actually carries hardware that small i will have to get them super smooth, glue them up, spray them black and then start playing with the alclad chrome paint. tell me what you guys think?



weld racing draglite wheels







refrence material







initial layout











before i cut the hole in the center i replaced my cut-off wheel on my dremel with the center peice and on low speed sanded a bevel with some fine sand paper











notched for holes........







look pretty good but somethings missing......















ahh thats it...















mocked up in the rear but will end up sitting deeper in the rims. there it a slight taper so i will have to make the rears i little smaller







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Old 04-24-2009, 12:21 PM
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Looking very good buddy.


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Old 04-24-2009, 02:25 PM
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quick update befor work. i'll get back with details and steps in a few. all the wheels are done now just need paint.















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Old 04-24-2009, 03:28 PM
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Nice work! Looking forward to seeing the results of this special paint.
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Old 04-24-2009, 04:03 PM
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Loved the first...I know i will love this one too! Those are propulse shocks! I have a few myself! Subscribed!
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Old 04-25-2009, 12:23 AM
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Love the wheels! Ah, I didn't realize you were using steel- that thing really is going to be heavy lol. Its gonna look so clean though when the chassis is prepped/ painted if you eventually plan on doing that. Well thats a huge bummer about the alum.

BTW- Are you planning on having the tubes running under the body, or doing a unibody kind of thing by having a plate in the center and more tube in the front? The plate would help with clearance as to hiding the chassis under the side skirts.

You sir, are an inspiration...

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Old 04-28-2009, 06:59 AM
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ok well i got a little work done. going to get metal now so i can fab up the reast of the frame.





i went back and forth on whether to do it or not but i finnally added some filler.



some black enamel. ooooohhhh smooth



little flat black



paint disaster. i hate painting..........



luckily i was able to remove the paint and not have to redo the rims. plus i only painted the rears so the fronts were still safe.





looky what i got. there was some confusion as to what year it was but that will be addressed later.



fuel cell...... with as heavy as this car is going to be it will need all the help it can get launching.





neat tires, very scale, think i'll sell them............







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Old 04-28-2009, 11:15 AM
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you have an 82 z28...I have the exact one... the only other one available was the 87 iroc (the one I built the last one out of) the ground effects and hood are the differences. I have the 87's hood and nose piece and they fit the 82 body but it will still have the 82's shorter ground effects.
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Old 04-28-2009, 11:32 AM
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yea im going to try and find a nose piece to swap it over to the 87. there was one on ebay a little while back. other wise i will be modifiying it over to a cleaner aftermarket front lip.
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Old 04-28-2009, 01:52 PM
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if you clean your wheels up and send them to me I'll do em up in a VERY realistic looking chrome and send them back to you at no charge... I just wanna help. you will like them I promise.
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That is why I love this place. Everyone is always willing to help each other out.

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Just an idea to keep with the realism factor, why not use RC18 arms and mounts, and just cut and fasten the mounts to the chassis, the arms are short and they have hub conversion to fit 12-14mm wheels
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