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1965 Chevy w.i.p.
Posted by texwardfan on Thursday, March 12, 2020 12:12 PM

Starting a new project. Have the decals ready to be printed . just need to get laser decal paper and a ghost white toner. 

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Posted by texwardfan on Thursday, March 12, 2020 12:16 PM

Also need to build the model. Ive had this kit for eons. bought at an ipms show many, many moons ago.

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Posted by texwardfan on Thursday, March 12, 2020 5:06 PM

Not that much to do to the body. just fix the fender openings . close up the tailight holes with sone styrene sheet from the back. I will have to add quite a lot of bmf to this car. They didnt remove a lot of the emblems and such.

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Posted by texwardfan on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 5:44 PM

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Posted by Bainford on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 10:28 AM

Looking cool, Mark. I assume this is a stock car project. She'd be a big, ole battle wagon.

"It would be unusual, if the unusual didn't occur."

- Steamboat Gariepy

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Posted by texwardfan on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 3:24 PM

Yes Trevor. One I've always wanted to do and finally found some good ref pictures to do it. Thanks for your question.

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Posted by texwardfan on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 5:10 PM

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Posted by texwardfan on Sunday, March 22, 2020 5:20 PM

I had to locate the engine in the body with firewall with masking tape so I could take a picture from above so I can make a snorkel from the air cleaner to the firewall. I will make the picture the same size as the model so i can use the picture as a pattern to make the snorkel. Ive  done this on  other models and it works out very well. 

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Posted by texwardfan on Sunday, March 22, 2020 5:26 PM

I had to make alternator brackets because they dont come with the kit. It really bugs me seeing an alternator hanging out in space with no visible means of support. The magic alternator so to speak.

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Posted by texwardfan on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 4:36 PM

I took an overhead picture of the engine area and scaled the picture to real size. I then drew in a snorkel from the air cleaner to the firewal with a pencil. I then cut out the freehand snorkel drawing and used it on some styrene sheet as a pattern. the picture shows 3 layers but i actually did 4. I do layers because its easier to cut the snorkel from the styrene sheet if it is thin. then i glue the layers together and sand the outer edges smooth and round. you end up with a scrartchbuilt snorkel. Nascar racers from this era had snorkels from the air cleaner to the firewall to get high pressure air into the carburetor off the vent screen area in front of the windshield. i also had to add a strip of styrene around the air cleaner to make it taller. If you look close you can see the difference from earlier shots to the last shot.

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Posted by texwardfan on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 1:07 PM

Well , I believe the engine is done except for paint and wiring. I guess I'll move on to the frame.

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Posted by texwardfan on Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:41 AM

Changed my mind. I will be doing the interior next.

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Posted by Bainford on Thursday, March 26, 2020 7:26 PM

Nice work on the air intake. Interesting technique for determining the spatial dimensions. 

"It would be unusual, if the unusual didn't occur."

- Steamboat Gariepy

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Posted by texwardfan on Friday, March 27, 2020 6:50 AM

Thanks , Trevor. I use that method for sizing my decals so I figured it would also work for making parts. Thank you for your reply.

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Posted by texwardfan on Saturday, March 28, 2020 5:31 PM

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Posted by texwardfan on Sunday, March 29, 2020 8:34 AM

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Posted by texwardfan on Monday, March 30, 2020 7:45 AM

Had to re think the seat. Luckily there was another one in the kit. Sometimes you start down the wrong path on a part and have to change your approach. Should look a lot better now.

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Posted by texwardfan on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 5:26 PM

More tub work done hope to start on the cage soon.

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Posted by Tortuga Kustomz on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 3:00 AM

Amazing worj on the interior my friend, lot of work...

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Posted by TarheelRick on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 7:11 AM

Truly enjoy watching your builds come together.  Just wondering if you have ever worked in a NASCAR garage; your build skills seem to reflect such an experience.

I build models because I can't afford the real thing!

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Posted by texwardfan on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 8:23 AM

Thanks, Rick. Sorry to say i did not work in a Nascar garage but that would have been my dream job for sure. Just an avid fan of old Nascar, when the sport was all I ever thought about.

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Posted by TarheelRick on Thursday, April 2, 2020 8:19 AM

texwardfan
Just an avid fan of old Nascar, when the sport was all I ever thought about.

  And what it really needs to be today if it has any chance to survive.  Keep those updaes coming.

I build models because I can't afford the real thing!

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Posted by texwardfan on Thursday, April 2, 2020 5:00 PM

TarheelRick

 

 

 
texwardfan
Just an avid fan of old Nascar, when the sport was all I ever thought about.

 

  And what it really needs to be today if it has any chance to survive.  Keep those updaes coming.

 

 

Ok, Rick . And I totally agree.

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Posted by texwardfan on Friday, April 3, 2020 5:06 PM

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Posted by Classic Plastic on Friday, April 3, 2020 7:01 PM

Mark, Great work on the project! You are doing some fine work on the interior. Love NASCARS/Race cars of all kinds.....keep going full speed!

 

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Posted by texwardfan on Saturday, April 4, 2020 9:14 AM

Thanks, Classic. Just a few more bars and a couple other things and the interior will be done.  also needs some paint.

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Posted by texwardfan on Monday, April 6, 2020 4:23 PM

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Posted by texwardfan on Thursday, April 9, 2020 5:20 PM

primed some stuff.

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Posted by texwardfan on Saturday, April 11, 2020 11:12 AM

Painted the body yesterday. had an unusual low humidity day so it came out pretty good. Can't show any pictures cause it might give away the subject matter.

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Posted by texwardfan on Monday, April 13, 2020 4:47 PM

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