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#25 Sprintcar..... Paint update..1-14-18

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#25 Sprintcar..... Paint update..1-14-18
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....







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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

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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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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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Posted by Gary Davis on Monday, October 16, 2017 2:08 PM

Hey Spencer...Thanks for the compliment.

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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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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"....

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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..






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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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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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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....







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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...





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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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Posted by Gary Davis on Saturday, November 18, 2017 4:37 PM

Here's a progress update....the Roll bar and support has been Fabbed and is in mock up. When the joint dries on the support bar...I'll make the rear shock mounts for both sides. The torsion bar tubes still need to be fabbed and added to the body. Those(both sides) and the side nerf bars will be done then. Here's a few pics to look at. To me it's starting to give off that cool feeling when looking at these bad boys in the pits...ya know?? LOL Thanks for looking in...







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Posted by Tom Louis on Saturday, November 18, 2017 5:21 PM

You are quite literally turning a shapeless lump into a gorgeous racecar!

Thunderbass Shufflemaster

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Posted by Gary Davis on Sunday, November 19, 2017 2:40 PM
Thanks for the compliment Tom. It's starting to come together...
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Posted by Gary Davis on Sunday, November 26, 2017 6:28 PM

Here's a suspension update. I've got the front and rear suspension fabbed along with the dash and steering unit. This puppy is almost ready for final sanding and then off to primer and paint...Here's a few pics of the suspension...thanks for stopping in and looking....







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Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Monday, November 27, 2017 8:47 PM

Beautiful detailing as always Gary . 

I was a tad concerned at the red blotches , but realised it was filler , not smallpox !!! 

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Posted by Gary Davis on Monday, November 27, 2017 10:03 PM

Spencer Mopar Fan

Beautiful detailing as always Gary . 

I was a tad concerned at the red blotches , but realised it was filler , not smallpox !!! 

 

  LOL...ya...I did take it in for the SHOTS...no worries.. Thank you for the look in and compliment Spence.

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Posted by horsepower on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 12:43 AM
Looking purty good Gary. Too bad you're not building it as a small block, with a few white double O's and some pink paint it would make a great "Pink Outlaw". That should bring back a few memories.
There is more to the state north of San Francisco other than trees.
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Posted by Gary Davis on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 1:05 AM
Hey Del...yep...that sure does bring back some good memories. I'd like to build that car but have no good ref pics. But...I've got so many builds that are ahead of that...it would be yrs down the road...Oh well. It is good to hear from you bud.
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Posted by Gary Davis on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 8:55 PM

Here's a little update...the new hood flare is finished along with the shoulder harness attachment whole in the top of the seat. The headers and pipe are in the final setting also....


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Posted by Gary Davis on Thursday, December 21, 2017 6:01 PM


Here's the first color of paint on shots. I some how missed a few little imperfections at the primer stage that really showed themselves in the Met. Silver stage... Soooo...had to do a little sanding and added more putty for the final fix( I hope). Waiting for the body to dry(washed it) and then I'll reprime the touch up area and then shoot more Met. Silver on it. Then I'll tape off and shoot the Poppy Red. All of the other putty areas did good Here's a few pics of the work that was done.





  

ALL of the detail painting painting is finished along with ALL the re-chroming of the Nerf bars and suspension parts. Thanks for looking in folks...

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Posted by Tom Louis on Friday, December 22, 2017 11:13 AM

Coming together quite well, Gary!

Thunderbass Shufflemaster

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Posted by Gary Davis on Friday, December 22, 2017 1:28 PM
Thanks Tom...
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Posted by Bainford on Friday, December 22, 2017 2:17 PM

I am quite impressed with your work here, Gary. This thing is really looking the part.

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

Trevor

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Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Friday, December 22, 2017 5:11 PM
Looks nice in the silver , nice with poppy red too ! The shut lines are nice & uniform as well . Ironic (?) person I am , I've just 'pipe detailed' my V860 powered midget and actually removed all the panels - as it goes perfectly with a 1:32 Manx buggy from Revell . (Full size 50's Dragster !) Might use the trailer too !
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Posted by Gary Davis on Friday, December 22, 2017 10:40 PM
Thanks for the compliments folks! Appreciate you stopping in and commenting...
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Posted by Gary Davis on Sunday, January 14, 2018 5:42 PM

Here's a paint update...got the second color on this past few days. I decided to go with a darker red( Chrysler Clariet Red) instead of the Poppy Red. It still needs to be rub out and the separation stripes put on but....it's starting to get to the finish. I'm still working with the new molds for the tires. I'm trying a new RTV and there's a little learning curve. Getting there though. Here's a few pics of the paint...Thanks for looking in and commenting....









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Posted by Tom Louis on Monday, January 15, 2018 12:25 AM

Excitingly nice!

Thunderbass Shufflemaster

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