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Jungle Jim Vega

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  • Member since
    August, 2016
  • From: Wisconsin
Jungle Jim Vega
Posted by jwrass14 on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 2:43 AM

My first full build in 25 years.

I purchased this new back in the day.. Note the date.

I saw this car run many times at Great Lakes Dragway Union Grove WI. Looooong smoky burn outs... And of course Jungle Pam.

Out of the box stance

Modified Stance

A couple of the chassis. 

Thanks for looking.

rass

 I wasn't going to post the can of worms I opened up by changing the stance, However since you mentioned you liked the stance I thought I would share.

The process of the stance I found in a modeling magazine and the article was based on a 1/16th kit. The issues I ran into were not covered in the article so their must be a difference between the 1/16 and the 1/25th.

I looked at a couple more of my Revell F.C. kits and it appears I would have to do the same thing when I build those kits to get the proper stance...... Here go's







To lower the stance I cut the rear end perch and then moved it as high as I could on the chassis down tube. This is where it went south..... By lowering the mount on the chassis the seat and tin didn't fit so some surgery was in order.




I had to cut about 3/16 from the bottom of the seat to get it to fit back in the chassis, the problem was by raising the rear end the seat hit the rear end housing not letting the seat fit back in between the rails.



The seat with 3/16 cut out and glued back together. I also extended the seat tin to make it more period correct



I sanded away the molded in seat belts and re-scribed the rolls in the seat with a less linear pattern as if it had been sat in. I also added more material on the top and rear of the seat pan.



The injector bulge in the interior tin also had to be modified so that the body would come down all the way. Again just some more surgery.













I hope this helps..... when I went to put the seat back in I was like really!!!! It turned out to be a gift really as I got to do some minor scratch building of which I hadn't done in many years.

"RASS" Very Happy Very Happy
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"I Have Flying Monkey's And I'm Not Afraid To Use Them"

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 9:14 AM

Cool project, and one of my favorite funnies of the period. ...and of course Jungle Pam.

Here is an old post on correcting the ride height on these Revell funny cars that may be of use http://cs.scaleautomag.com/sca/modeling_subjects/f/31/t/27129.aspx?page=1

Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

Trevor

  • Member since
    August, 2016
  • From: Wisconsin
Posted by jwrass14 on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 1:24 PM

Bainford

Cool project, and one of my favorite funnies of the period. ...and of course Jungle Pam.

Here is an old post on correcting the ride height on these Revell funny cars that may be of use http://cs.scaleautomag.com/sca/modeling_subjects/f/31/t/27129.aspx?page=1

 

Thanks for the link, however it would not open!

My method to fix the stance came from a article in a modeling Magaizine (can't remember which one) and the car was done in 1/16 scale... I opened up a whole can of worms doing it in 1/25. I'll post what I had to do tonight.... It wasn't what had planed, however it was fun to do some minor scratch building.

"RASS" 

"I Have Flying Monkey's And I'm Not Afraid To Use Them"

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 3:39 PM

Unfortunately since the last forum renovation you can't hot link within the site. It's a pain in the pills and reduces the usability of the forum, but that's progress I guess. You need to copy & paste the link into your browser to open the page. I merely post this just in case you're interested. Looking forward to your build.

Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

Trevor

  • Member since
    August, 2016
  • From: Wisconsin
Posted by jwrass14 on Thursday, February 23, 2017 12:43 AM

Thanks for the info Trevor..... Fairly new to the site and just started posting.

I don't know how I did it ????? I accidently deleted someones comment which is a bummer as I value any and all input. I appologize!

Jimmy "RASS"

 

 

"I Have Flying Monkey's And I'm Not Afraid To Use Them"

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