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Project X ----- NEW PHOTOS ON FOTKI

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Project X ----- NEW PHOTOS ON FOTKI
Posted by Anonymous on Friday, April 02, 2004 11:55 PM
Here's the link to some pics of the very beginning stages of PROJECT X:

http://public.fotki.com/NoMercyMotorsports/project_x_-_67_pro-1/

All feedback invited and expected.
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  • From: north georgia
Posted by roadhawg on Saturday, April 03, 2004 5:48 AM
looks very interesting! keep us posted. is that AMT or Revell body? and for some strange reason, when i saw the headline, i expected to see a 57 chevy!!!( remember Popular Hot Rodding Magazines Project X from back in the 60s-70s????)

I went to a "gentleman's club" because the sign said they had all the hottest models. I thought it was a hobby shop. Man, was I ever disappointed.

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Posted by flahotrod on Saturday, April 03, 2004 10:23 AM
Cool. Keep us posted on the progress.

Roadhawg: ME, TOO!!!!!!!

Big SmileBig SmileBig SmileBig SmileBig Smile
I married my wife for her looks, just not the ones she gives me when I bring home new model kits.
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, April 04, 2004 5:27 PM
I'm hoping to get some time to move ahead with this project. I have yet to decide on the final color and the extent of the interior mods to be done.

Thanks Guys for taking the time to look. I look forward to sharing the progress with the forum.
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  • From: north georgia
Posted by roadhawg on Sunday, April 04, 2004 6:53 PM
we`re looking forward to SEEING the progress....good luck.

I went to a "gentleman's club" because the sign said they had all the hottest models. I thought it was a hobby shop. Man, was I ever disappointed.

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  • From: Foothills of Colorado
Posted by Hoser on Sunday, April 04, 2004 8:20 PM
Yah Road, I was expecting the PHR '57 too. Trouble is, which variant to build? [:0] Big Smile

Lookin' good No Mercy!
"Trust no one; even those people you know and trust." - Jack S. Margolis
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, April 04, 2004 8:47 PM
It looks great!! if you have the incleing take a look at some of my stuff, http://public.fotki.com/curtw944/ , all are inprogress as I dont have a one finnished yet....

Take care,
Curt
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, April 05, 2004 10:26 AM
LOL.... at all the 57 Chev references. I initially called it project X on my workbench, 'cause I couldn't come up with a suitable name. That was 5 years ago before I took my leave of absence from the hobby. Now the name has just stuck and I'm likely to incorporate the name on the project. ie. on the rear panel between the tailights and possibly on the valve covers.

Curt, I suffer from the same situation lots started...... none finished!

Most progress in the next while will be on the chassis and possible converting the vehicle to an automatic transmission.

It's tough to get anything done right now between work and planning a wedding. But the enthusiasm on this board keeps me motivated.

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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, April 05, 2004 1:46 PM
CAN'T WAIT TO SEE IT FINISHED...KEEP US POSTED DURING CONSTRUCTION
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  • From: East Tennessee, Hillbilly Country
Posted by crzyhorse on Monday, April 05, 2004 3:21 PM
Lookin HOT HOT HOT No Mercy (your screen name seems kinda appropriate for this project!!)
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, April 05, 2004 4:11 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by crzyhorse

Lookin HOT HOT HOT No Mercy (your screen name seems kinda appropriate for this project!!)


Thanks crzyhorse,

The finished project will also have a photoreduced copy of my Manitoba licence plate that reads " NO MRCY".

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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, April 17, 2004 5:53 PM
Hey Everyone,

Progress is slow, but I've managed to hack away at the front part of the chassis. I hope to get picks up tomorrow.

Anyhow, maybe someone can give me a hand!? I'm looking for any information on the 1966 Nova that made the Great 8 at the 2004 Detroit Autorama. My search has been fruitless!

Later.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, April 30, 2004 9:47 AM
Hey Everyone,

Well obviously progress has been VERY slow. Life has got me on the ropes and haven't had much time to get into the hobby room. I've managed to make some headway in molding the front cross member to the chassis, pics will be up this weekend.

I need some feedback. If you look at the chassis, in particular what would be the trunk area, I need to add a fuel cell...should I:

- mold a fuel tank in between the tubs that would extend the outwards nearly to the end of the trunk?

- or -

- should I add an aftermarket racing style fuel cell?

Once again this is Pro Street kit, but I'm modelling it in the likeness of Troy Trepanier designed street machines. Just looking for some opinions.

Let's hear from ya.........everyone! ROADHAWG...very interested in your thoughts as you are also a Trepanier fan.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, April 30, 2004 10:23 AM
Is this a revell kit or a amt? so far it's looking good
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, April 30, 2004 10:52 AM
That's the Revell kit.

Thanks for the compliment. If I can pull off what I see on my mind's eye, I'll be very happy.
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  • From: north georgia
Posted by roadhawg on Friday, April 30, 2004 4:38 PM
at first, i thought your idea of molding a tank in would be the way to go, but after thinking about it, i believe the fuel cell idea would be better, just keep it neat and paint it the same color as the car. thats just my My 2 cents hey i know about getting busy!!! im thinking about quitting work so i`ll have time to build!!Big SmileBig SmileBig Smile

I went to a "gentleman's club" because the sign said they had all the hottest models. I thought it was a hobby shop. Man, was I ever disappointed.

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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, April 30, 2004 9:59 PM
Thanks for the input...I've been scratchin my head on that one for a while.

Pipe up people...more opinions and comments are welcome.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, April 30, 2004 10:39 PM
Some times I think pictures of the process of building the model is a great indicator of how the car is going to turn out. It gives us on-lookers a good insight how others build a model. No matter how differently some one else builds a car, we all seem to get to the same destination. Thanks for the look-see guys. Like the Bugster!


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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, May 26, 2004 4:25 PM
Hey Guys,

I've got some new photos coming soon. I've modified the interior tub to accomodate moving the firewall back. Also, found the time fit a template for replacement of the firewall. I'm starting to think I've bitten of more than I can chew. ;)

Whoever reads this, I want some feedback on the overall colour scheme. Should I go with a deep metallic red monochramatic with the only chrome accents being the horizontal grill bars and the rims....

or

a two tone silver(bottom section) and blue gray(upper section)

or

a two tone charcoal silver(top) and couple shades lighter charcoal silver(bottom)

Talk to me, I'm listening.
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  • From: North Carolina
Posted by Boss_Hotrod on Wednesday, May 26, 2004 4:43 PM
If you do a two tone you should do the darker color on the bottom. To me they just see to look a lot better than having it at the top.
http://public.fotki.com/69Hotrod/model_cars/ http://www.imagestation.com/mypictures/
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  • From: Canada
Posted by kevlar86 on Wednesday, May 26, 2004 7:48 PM
Sign - Ditto The two tone idea will be cool with the darker color on the bottom. Smile
Kevin check out My photoalbum http://photobucket.com/albums/v648/kevlar86/
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, May 26, 2004 8:52 PM
I have a 1-1 57' belair gasser in the back yard bought it in 69 with a hillbourn injection 401 Buick setback 10 percent 4 speed willys straight axle tilt steel front end alluminum interior plexiglass dark green side windows. painted 69 Cad firemist green on bottom and the same yellow as project X from chromeup with a green roof. Been sitting 28 yrs.SadSadSighSigh
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, May 26, 2004 9:24 PM
Thanks for your responses guys.....click the web icon, I've added a couple of new pics w/comments that show some of the ideas I'm incorporating.
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  • From: TRENTON, OHIO
Posted by FIREMODELMAN on Wednesday, May 26, 2004 10:07 PM
looks like it's coming along great..... keep us postedBig SmileBig SmileThumbs UpThumbs Up

Dave http://public.fotki.com/FIREMODELMAN/

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