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#25 Race Team---Sprintcar nerf bar update..11-6-17

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  • Member since
    September, 2013
  • From: Tacoma, Washington
#25 Race Team---Sprintcar nerf bar update..11-6-17
Posted by Gary Davis on Sunday, October 15, 2017 4:47 PM

Here's the start of the #25 Sprintcar. The Body is from OVAL TRACK LEGENDS ( Gary Doucette). I've removed a lot of the molded on detail as I want to make this car from a different year. There still needs to be a little more work done on it...but it's getting close. The windshield pattern is in mockup for a look at the right height and shape. I just finished grooving the rear wheels and these are the masters for future builds. The Fronts are going to be the master also. I'm still on the fence about closing the cockpit off with the leather snap-on cover ooorrr..leave it open and detail it. It will have an OFFY engine(or a representation of one...it's basically a curbside). Here are a few pics of the mockup of progress to this point...thanks for looking in folks....







  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Sunday, October 15, 2017 4:49 PM

Very cool Gary. It's got a great look.

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

Trevor

  • Member since
    September, 2013
  • From: Tacoma, Washington
Posted by Gary Davis on Monday, October 16, 2017 12:10 AM
Thanks Trevor. This is the car that goes with the Truck and Camper that I just finished. The trailer is coming up next.
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    March, 2017
  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Monday, October 16, 2017 8:57 AM
Love it so far Gary , after seeing said camper I know this will be incredible ! Those rear tyres look fantastic
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    September, 2013
  • From: Tacoma, Washington
Posted by Gary Davis on Monday, October 16, 2017 2:08 PM

Hey Spencer...Thanks for the compliment.

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    May, 2017
Posted by Tom Louis on Monday, October 16, 2017 2:18 PM

anxious to see how this turns out!

Thunderbass Shufflemaster

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    September, 2013
  • From: Tacoma, Washington
Posted by Gary Davis on Monday, October 16, 2017 2:28 PM

Hey Tom...thanks for stopping by. Things are starting to move along on this bad boy. This type of resin is not that esy to work with as it really turns to powder when sanding and cutting. Have to wear a mask and tight fitting sleeves so it don't make a person itch. It's definietly not the same resin that I use..that's for sure. But...there are no other bodies like this any where...so...just gotta dive in and "GET ER DONE"....

  • Member since
    September, 2013
  • From: Tacoma, Washington
Posted by Gary Davis on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 12:49 PM

 I've got a little more accomplished on the interior. The I/O box has been cut off of the block and a mount was made to go onto the firewall. The firewall had to be ground down to be somewhat smooth and square( some what).The seat bottom was also work on to get it into the right shape. Material was added to the bottom of it to raise it. Here are a few pics for a look...
The pan with seat bottom showing..




I/O box...the mount...and in place..






  • Member since
    December, 2005
  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 9:38 AM

I know this will be awesome. Everything you build is.

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    September, 2013
  • From: Tacoma, Washington
Posted by Gary Davis on Thursday, October 19, 2017 1:11 PM

Thanks Mark...still working on that body to get it like it needs to be.

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    September, 2013
  • From: Tacoma, Washington
Posted by Gary Davis on Saturday, October 21, 2017 6:31 PM

Here's an update. quite a bit of the inside of the body had to be removed in order to get somewhat of a level area to place a backing plate( head) for the intake tubes. All is in mockup....







  • Member since
    September, 2013
  • From: Tacoma, Washington
Posted by Gary Davis on Wednesday, November 01, 2017 3:59 PM

Here's a progress update. The mounting brackets for the front axle and the shock/nerfbar bar has been fabbed. I still have to do a smidgen of body putty and that will be ready for primer. It's starting to look like the idea I am shooting for. Here's a few pics of the front end...





  • Member since
    September, 2013
  • From: Tacoma, Washington
Posted by Gary Davis on Monday, November 06, 2017 8:54 PM

Here's a small update...the nerf bars are in mock up and the roll bar body mounts are setting up for tomorrow...Her's a few pics to look at the progress..







Thanks for stopping by and looking in folks.....

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