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Pro Mod 69 Chevelle

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Pro Mod 69 Chevelle
Posted by mrgts1 on Sunday, June 14, 2020 5:03 PM

This model has been in the works for a looong long time! Its a 69 Chevelle using a body from TDR in 1/16 scale. The rest of the parts started out as Shapeways parts I modeled and uploaded. It has progressed from a plastic tube chassis to a brass chassis. From a turbo 481x to a supercharged 481x. Fab 9" rear end to a McAmis billet rear end. Changes and more changes have been made. Wheels have changed. It went from a fairly complete mock up to practically starting over. I bought a 3d printer and have had to re print all the shapeways parts over as the quality is far superior to anything I've ever received from them! The is no kit parts in this model at all. It is either machined, 3d printed or scratch built by me with exception to the body!

Paul

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Posted by mrgts1 on Sunday, June 14, 2020 5:06 PM

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Posted by mrgts1 on Sunday, June 14, 2020 5:13 PM
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Posted by Tortuga Kustomz on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 4:10 AM
Looking good man, looking forward for more
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Posted by mrgts1 on Sunday, June 21, 2020 9:29 AM

Thank You. I've been working on more files here and there so not much to add. I will be adding more pictures of the process up to this point however.

Paul

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Posted by mrgts1 on Sunday, June 21, 2020 9:37 AM

More pics.

Penske style shocks. I will be 3d printing parts of it and machining the threaded body and colars. Biggest issue is trying to figure out best taps to use so that the threads dont seem so out of scale. I know which ones I need now, just need to order them up!

Paul

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Posted by mrgts1 on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 7:56 AM

This is the break down of the crank supercharger pulley and support mandrel. 

I machined the crank snout in aluminum to scale and it registers in the block to locate everything properly. (like a real crank would be in a block.)

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Posted by mrgts1 on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 8:15 AM

The modular 4 link brackets that are properly scaled. Biggest issue with most photoetch sets and such is that with the models sitting as low as they should the brackets are not tall enough to clear the driveshaft under the roll cage. So the simple fix for most is to lower the pinion angle so its facing the ground more. This is not the way it is done. Correcting the parts used will correct this issue and the pinion angle is correct and now the driveshaft will clear the roll cage.  " alt="" />  " alt="" />

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Posted by mrgts1 on Monday, July 6, 2020 9:10 PM

More Parts Printed. I need to reprint the bell housing as I forgot the inspection covers....grrr....I guess it's a setup peice now lol!

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Posted by mrgts1 on Monday, July 6, 2020 9:22 PM

Reprinted the heads just to seehow they print with the new resin. I have the exposure time down pat with the transperant green I was using (still have some left and I relly like that resin!) but wanted to try out with this dental resin and see how they printed. I am still running exposure test validations to check time, but I'm close thanks to a good friend of mine. (we bounce stuff back and forth as he has the dental version of my printer)  " alt="" />  " alt="" />

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Posted by mrgts1 on Saturday, July 11, 2020 10:48 AM

Rear end parts. The list of parts to print still is getting shorter but there is still so much to do before I can start maching the rest of the parts. Then the scratch building the rest of it. (chassis ect.)

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Posted by mrgts1 on Saturday, July 11, 2020 10:50 AM
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Posted by mrgts1 on Sunday, July 12, 2020 9:08 AM

Printed the 9" Strange Ultra Housing (pumpkin) and the belhousing yesterday. They have since been cleaned up and ready for paint. Next up to print is the Lenco transmission. I have tried several times to print it. While they"re not really failures, they are not up to my satifaction so I will try again with different orientation and see what happens this go around!  " alt="" />  " alt="" />

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