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1964 NASCAR Dodge: Interior Completed

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1964 NASCAR Dodge: Interior Completed
Posted by SrMopar on Friday, March 05, 2010 9:44 PM

 Hi everybody!

 I'm converting a Lindberg 1964 Dodge Ramchargers into a NASCAR. Although it will not be a super detailed build, I'm adding important details such as double shocks at  all four corners, roll cage and basic wiring and plumbing to the engine and chassis.

I've done a lot of research -web and scale auto back issues- but haven found the exact location and kind of fuel pump and coil, so any help will be appreciated. 

Hope to post some pictures this weekend.

 Thanks in advance for your help and happy model car building! Big Smile

Gil

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Posted by B3rnardo on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 1:07 AM

 

 Emm, any news SrMopar? Whistling

 

 Saludos de tu amigo Lord Bernard.

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Posted by texwardfan on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 5:36 AM

SrMopar. Go to this site for help with your Nascar questions. http://randyayersmodeling.com/modelingforum/index.php?sid=dfe4f447fa393c0f4ae9b17518746590

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Posted by SrMopar on Saturday, June 19, 2010 12:46 PM

Thanks for your help texwardfan! This is THE link on NASCAR info!

 

Haven't post any pics because both my camera and computer got broken Boohoo  I just got it back, so I promise to post soon.

 

Happy model car building!

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Posted by SrMopar on Thursday, August 12, 2010 11:17 PM

 Here are some pics of the WIPS. Please remember that this is not going to be a super detailed build, just trying to give it the correct look and aproach to the subject theme.

 Interior: Parts Box and scratch Roll cage. Scratch dashboard.

 

Thanks for looking Smile

Tags: NASCAR , Mopar , Hemi
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Posted by SrMopar on Thursday, August 12, 2010 11:23 PM

More pictures. Scratchbuilt linkage for transmission.

 

 

Engine Bay

 

 

 

Thanks for looking.

Tags: NASCAR , Mopar , Hemi
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Posted by B3rnardo on Thursday, August 12, 2010 11:28 PM

 

 Nice Job SrMopar!!

 Tell us more about the dashboard, i like how looks the shine in the gauge bezels.

 The roll cage looks pretty good too.

 

 Saludos Gil.

Lord Bernard.

 

 

 

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Posted by texwardfan on Saturday, August 14, 2010 3:12 PM

Looking good. Can't wait to see the finished model.

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Posted by mopar68 on Sunday, August 15, 2010 12:42 AM
Looks good to me!! Cool

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Posted by SrMopar on Sunday, August 29, 2010 10:29 PM

 Hi Lord Bernard!

I used  the kit's dashboard and  scratch build the  instrument cluster with a piece of styrene cut to the same shape of the stock piece.

Before giving it the shape, cut the holes for the instrument faces, which were computer generated and printed on photographic quality paper.

The panel was aluminum foiled, instrument faces glued from behind and a drop of Tamiya clear added to each instrument.

 Bezels were  cut from previously polished aluminum tubing and the inside edge was cut in angle with a X-ACTO knife.

Will make more of this bezels for another kit, so I will post here pictures of the process.

Hope this works for you B3rnardo Smile

 

Happy model car building! Cool

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Posted by B3rnardo on Sunday, August 29, 2010 10:57 PM

 

 Nice info SrMopar. I hope to put in practice in a future.

 

 Saludos Gil.

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Posted by nascarkeith on Monday, August 30, 2010 9:53 AM

Those little details really set things off nicely.  Looks like a great model.

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Posted by SrMopar on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 1:20 AM

 Hi everybody!

Thanks a lot for your help and comments Smile

This is a build I wanted to do a long time ago, so I don't want to hurry things and end up messing with the quality and ending with a model I wont be proud of.

Hope to continue with this build by the weekend  and post more progres pics too.

Thanks again for your comments and happy model car building! Big Smile

Tags: NASCAR , Mopar , Hemi
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Posted by B3rnardo on Sunday, October 03, 2010 4:48 AM

 

 Don't worry SrMopar, and take your time.

 

 Saludos Gil.

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Posted by SrMopar on Thursday, June 16, 2011 9:07 PM

Hello everyone!

I'm back  with this build (finally) and will post pictures soon. Bad news is I didn't like the finish on the body, so the stripping process began.  What do you use to strip Tamiya paint, I'm fighting it, just doesn't want to come off.

Just bought my first airbrush  (Hobby Lobby, 30% off on kits, airbrushes and more, saturday last day) so I hope for better results  on the body.

Thanks for lookingBig Smile

Tags: NASCAR , Mopar , Hemi , Dodge
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Posted by B3rnardo on Friday, June 17, 2011 2:23 AM

Hi again SrMopar.

 For removing the Tamiya paint, i've got good results using brake fluid...and i was thinking all this time i have to know you that your paint jobs were done with an airbrush, good hand with the paint can.

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Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, June 17, 2011 5:13 AM

SrMopar, your interior looks great!  For a non-detailed build it has plenty of detail!  For paint and Tamiya is hard to get off but I use cheap brake fluid. A couple of days should do it!

Great job so far and good luck with the new airbrush. I would suggest using an old body and practice a little first!  In a hot and humid climate, lacquer tends to want to dry more quickly and might give you a fuzzy looking finish if you're painting outside. I try to paint in the morning before it gets really hot!

Good luck! CoolThumbs Up

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Posted by SrMopar on Friday, February 10, 2012 8:59 PM

Hello everyone!

I just decided this is the time to get working again on this kit until completion, and put a deadline for it:

Model Car Show LAP6, a contest held by the club NEXTIA, that will have place on March 17 and 18, on Mexico City, THIS year. You can find pictures from the contest in the recent editions of Scale Auto Contest Car.

OK, now, during the past weeks I went crazy and disassembled the interior to ad two very important details:

-The asbestos mat. While researching for more details, found this video with a lot of info and details:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7e17p_i-gE&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PL9EC6C28D9132C531

And then, received my copy of the February 2012 Scale Auto, with the Smokey Yunick Chevelle by Clay Kemp, showing how to do the mat.

This article also turned on my AMS (Advanced Modeler Syndrome), so I ventured, for the first time in my life, into the amazing world of Photoetched details, and I'm very pleased with the result of the seat belts.

 

Disaster zone:

Mat in place:

 

Thanks for looking! Big Smile

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Posted by SrMopar on Friday, February 10, 2012 9:10 PM

I added a bar to the cage, behind the seat to hold the seat belt:

Testing fit on the cage:

 

Checking plates position behind the seat:

 

Thanks for looking! Big Smile

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Posted by SrMopar on Friday, February 10, 2012 9:23 PM

Seat belts done, Woohooo! I love photoetched details. It took me about 5 hours to get it completed.

I used the Model Car Garage Seat Belt Hardware (MCG 2089) which is kind of a generic set, so I had to modify a couple of items to resemble a racing harness. Belts are painted paper with a marker felt.

OK, I know it began as a not so detailed build, but as I said before, I went crazy and got AMS (Advanced Modeler Syndrome), so I'll try my best effort and also enter it in the NEXTIA Lap 6

Next: rear end detailing.

Thanks for looking! Big Smile

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Posted by SrMopar on Friday, February 10, 2012 9:36 PM

Thank you every one for your comments on this build, I'm really glad you like it

Texwardfan: your great AJ Foyt Dodge  and your other NASCAR builds were the motivation to get this build completed, thanks again.

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Posted by B3rnardo on Friday, February 10, 2012 10:07 PM

Awesome job you're doing SrMopar, the seatbelts really add a plus to the finished product, it's very tedious working with photoetches (in my case) but the results are more convincent.

A question: What you are using for the asbesto shield in the floor?

 

 Waiting for more action.

 

  Saludos.

 

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Posted by texwardfan on Monday, February 13, 2012 2:00 PM

SrMopar

Thank you every one for your comments on this build, I'm really glad you like it

Texwardfan: your great AJ Foyt Dodge  and your other NASCAR builds were the motivation to get this build completed, thanks again.

 

SrMopar, I'm  glad your back at it and can't wait to see more. Which driver are you doing or is it going to be a fantasy build?

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Posted by Too Old on Monday, February 13, 2012 5:04 PM

Hi SrMopar.  The belts look great !  Wish I could do that .   TooOld

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Posted by SrMopar on Monday, February 20, 2012 6:57 PM

SrMopar, I'm  glad your back at it and can't wait to see more. Which driver are you doing or is it going to be a fantasy build?

[/quote]

 

Hi texwardfan,

Since all of the pics and videos I found show Dodge Polaras and any 330´s, it´s going to be a fantasy build.

The original idea is to build a kit with the "flavor" of the era.

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Posted by SrMopar on Monday, February 20, 2012 6:59 PM

Too Old

Hi SrMopar.  The belts look great !  Wish I could do that .   TooOld

 

Thanks for your comments Too Old.

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Posted by SrMopar on Monday, February 20, 2012 7:09 PM

Hi B3rnardo!

As mentioned before, I enjoyed a lot working with PE; put my favorite radio station (Jazz music):

http://www.horizonte.imer.gob.mx/

and went for it. It took 3 sessions, about 5 hours total.

 

For the asbestos mat: Adhesive tape for first aid:

 

 

And just because you asked for it, more action right now.

 

Thanks for looking!   Big Smile

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Posted by SrMopar on Monday, February 20, 2012 7:18 PM

Something else I noticed in the video, is this "gate" on the floor, to give the driver the chance to check the tire wear:

 

Checking size:

 

Attached to a cable and painted:

 

 

Thanks for looking!  Big Smile

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Posted by SrMopar on Monday, February 20, 2012 7:33 PM

While the paint dries, attached an eyebolt for holding the cable, and added a PE nut:

 

And gate is ready:

 

Also added some PE fasteners to "hold the mat in place" and a washer for the cable:

 

Thanks for looking! Big Smile

 

 

 

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Posted by SrMopar on Monday, February 20, 2012 7:37 PM

The steering wheel received some tape to improve grip at high bank corners:

 

This is Tamiya masking tape cut and painted with a felt tip black marker, and patience too.

Thanks for looking!  Big Smile

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