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1982 Penske PC-10 WIP

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    January, 2015
1982 Penske PC-10 WIP
Posted by Mikeb3313 on Friday, April 14, 2017 11:21 AM

I bugged Bill Jorgensen for years to do this car with no luck one day he told me to start one and he would finish it I never did but I'm going to try to do it now I'm taking his advice of using an AMT Lola as a base at 1st I thought that would be crazy but after looking at the kit I can see why he suggested it 

This is going to be a long WIP that will probably go nowhere but I thought I would give it  shot 

 The goal

The Base

Marking the 1st batch of changes 

A lot of progress got done today now it's my least favourite part waiting for the putty to dry before I can do anything else 

Tags: 500 , amt , Indy , mears , penske , rick , wip
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    February, 2008
Posted by justmike on Friday, April 14, 2017 11:25 AM

This is going to be a very educational build, I can tell. Watching wih interest

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.
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    January, 2015
Posted by Mikeb3313 on Friday, April 14, 2017 1:29 PM

A small update the body is pretty much the way I want it so now comes the part I've been dreading the front suspension covers FML

Seat and wastegate are done working on the engine a little as well

  • Member since
    March, 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, April 14, 2017 5:26 PM

Good luck, Mike! I am reminded or the time that I wanted to build the 83 Texaco Star March of Tom Sneva, the 1983 winner of the Indy 500. I bought an aftermarket kit that I waited for weeks for. What I got was a clay body that was poorly shaped and some vacu-formed side pods, metal axles and some poorly molded tires and wheels. I got it out of the box and looked at it several times wondering how I could make it work. Finally I just threw it in the trash can.

Looks like you have a better approach than I did! Good luck!

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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    January, 2015
Posted by Mikeb3313 on Friday, April 14, 2017 5:44 PM

modelcarjr

Good luck, Mike! I am reminded or the time that I wanted to build the 83 Texaco Star March of Tom Sneva, the 1983 winner of the Indy 500. I bought an aftermarket kit that I waited for weeks for. What I got was a clay body that was poorly shaped and some vacu-formed side pods, metal axles and some poorly molded tires and wheels. I got it out of the box and looked at it several times wondering how I could make it work. Finally I just threw it in the trash can.

Looks like you have a better approach than I did! Good luck!

 

 

Sounds like KG Models   there was a resin 83 done a few years ago but to me the nose just didn't look right 

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    January, 2015
Posted by Mikeb3313 on Saturday, April 15, 2017 12:42 PM

The start of the suspension covers  I used some .030 sheet to get the shape then glued, puttied and sanded one  still a lot to do but I'm pretty happy with them so far 

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  • From: Tacoma, Washington
Posted by Gary Davis on Monday, April 17, 2017 4:44 PM

This is sure looking good Mike. Good fab work.

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