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The 2015 /16 Red Hot and Rollin Automotive Group Build

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  • Member since
    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, March 09, 2017 7:52 AM

Man that's going to be cool!!! I've already discussed everything with my wife. It might just be me and Joseph going to that one though. My wife just aint up to it. She's still battling the fatigue factor.

 

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    January, 2015
Posted by MOPAR - D on Friday, March 10, 2017 4:33 PM

It's been a couple weeks since my last up date here I've been figuring out how to set up and run the exhaust system and air in let and filter. This is what I've come up with after going through by parts boxes. I'm going with the muffler on the frame and a straight pipe going up. Also worked on the trailer sides filling in the wheel area. 

 

 

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Saturday, March 11, 2017 10:38 AM

I don't know how anybody can build two kits at the same time. I've tried it but eventually have to concentrate all my efforts on one build. It ends up being sensory overload  with me. lol

 

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Posted by Seabe on Sunday, March 12, 2017 7:27 AM

Haaahahaha, and so our race was cancelled this morning due to extreme weather. Oh well... 

Either way, at last some pics of the finished Honda. I see some decal cresings on the photo's which I will correct. But ja, not happy with this one, really not one of my best end results. But then, if not for these, we don't learn and improve. There are some good things to it, but don't we always tend to stare at the errors?!

Front view.

Side view. I don't even know HOW that red got on the white section... Bang Head

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, March 12, 2017 8:02 AM

Looks pretty dang good to me Seabe. I don't know what you're talking about pertaining to the red in the middle of the white section though. The one thing that I'd look at a little closer on the next build is that seam line going down the middle of the front tire. No biggie and I'm no nitpicker thats for sure. Just giving a little friendly suggestion for next time is all.

 Which one of these do you want for the intro post, or do you want to put another one up? Let me know brutha! Yes

 

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Posted by MOPAR - D on Sunday, March 12, 2017 7:58 PM

Seabe your bike looks great. 

Joe the trailer is actually part of the over all biuld so it's not really 2 builds at once. But I'm with you 2 different builds at the same time is not for me either. 

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Posted by taaron76 on Monday, March 13, 2017 8:23 PM

Seabe - the bike came out great!!!

Dan - I love following your builds!!!

I'm prepping for the snow storm that is pouring down snow on us in D.C. right now, so I finally made some time on the '67.

After a few weeks, I was able to make some progress on the '67 Shelby. I got the wheels and the bumpers painted the same as the body colors. I am going to trim the two front bumpettes off of the front bumper though. Seems like it will flow better that way.

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Posted by MOPAR - D on Friday, March 17, 2017 6:32 PM

More progress on the exhaust system and the air cleaner. Still need to trim the stack on the air intake and build the air piping to the engine. 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Seabe on Saturday, March 18, 2017 10:56 AM

Mopar-D, you're killing that one - great stuff! 

Had a bit of progress (at last!) on the Ligier. Can't remember the exact last update I had, but recently added the refueling receiver. Today the wheels were added after building them in the time leading up. So here is where I'm at. Fortunately I prebuilt the front and rear wings, as well as some sidepod winglets, so from here hopefully not too long!

  

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Posted by MOPAR - D on Sunday, March 19, 2017 11:42 AM

 

Seabe thanks your Ligier is looking good  

Finished up the air cleaner system 

 

 

 

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, March 20, 2017 11:47 AM

Seabe: Love the work on the Ligier so far!!! BTW I don't think I have that one in the intro yet. If you'll give me the kit manufacturer and the whole make and model of your build then I'll get it there. Oh yeah and secondly there good buddy: Do you have a separate photo of your bike that you'd like on the glamour shot page? Let me know and we'll get that there too.

Dan: Man you're really throwing everything at this one aintcha? Good work all the way around. Yes

Everybody: Ok gang. It's been a little bit since I posted any updates here and I'm trying not to bore everybody to death with a picture of a floor mat here and a picture of foot pedals there so I'm waiting till I feel that I've got some substantial progress before posting. Additionally , if I spend all my time taking pictures then I don't get much done at the bench. I build slow enough like it is.

Here we are with the dash in place, carpet / flocking put down everywhere except where the seats go and floor mats down. Folks I'm doing the very best I can with what I have here so there was just no hope of getting the floor mat on the drivers side to go under the pedals unless I wanted to cut that area of the floor pan out and graph in a "blank" piece of styrene and drop the pedals down from the back side of the dash. That's more work than I wanted to do so I cut the floor mat just short of the pedals and did most of my fancy foot work with the pedals themselves to try to make up the shortcoming. I've got the shifter plate along with the shift pattern insert on the plate installed on the center console in this pic and will be adding the PE gauge bezels and gauges as well as the shifter lever soon to round out that console.

The two front seats with the chrome emblem picked out with that chrome pen:

and the back seat that I robbed from the spare kit since my original Camaro build did NOT have a back seat at all in it. Yeah ....the roll bars are going bye bye for the revamp and I'll be installing this seat along with seat belts for the front and rear seats. I'll also be filling in those openings for the roll bar with some sheet styrene.

 

 

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Posted by Seabe on Monday, March 20, 2017 1:14 PM

Mustang - that is looking kick-azz! Love the little touches on that interior - superb!

And really, I'm not at all impressed with that Honda. I did clean up the seam, which is something I'm usually quite anal about. Maybe shows my state of minf whilst finishing up that one. No glamour shot, just leave it off the front page in totality.

The Ligier is another 43rd - by Tameo. It's the Ligier Honda JS43 that Olivier Panis used to win the Monaco GP in 96 with - his only win. (I vividly remembered nearly crying in desperation when Schumi tossed it away from pole on the first lap in the rain - his speciality!) 

And I actually came here to post an update on that. Nearly ready for decals. Would have been, but the small sidepod winglets have been CF decalled - I did not want to attach them and decal after attaching. I had to re-attach the front wing. It's natural fit was just... skew. Straight and flat, but skew from the side.

So here's the current state of that one - starting to look like an F1.

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Posted by MOPAR - D on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 8:43 PM

Thanks Joe I'm going to see if I can get the cab done for the show at the end of April. Your interior is looking good. 

Seabe nice start on your F1

Little more work done tonight made a air deflector and cab mounted A/C from the parts boxes. Also cleaned up the front windshield and cut the glass for it. Also added the BMF on the Dodge letters. 

Looking to maybe get some paint sprayed on it this week end. 

 

 

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Posted by taaron76 on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 2:52 PM

Looking great, Dan!  I can't wait to see it finihsed!!!

Finished mocking up the rear 4-link and suspension. I still have to cut the axle tubes, but can't do that until I finish the rear hubs and disc brakes. Did a little bit more engine detailing as well. Went with the LeMans style carb for this one, being it was used on the '67 Shelby when it came out. Added line to connect the fuel bowls, fuel line, throttle cable and a vacuum line. Lots more to do, just waiting on parts.

Tim

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Posted by MOPAR - D on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 8:29 PM

Thanks Tim. Your rear suspension looks good are those part metal?

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Posted by taaron76 on Thursday, March 23, 2017 8:28 AM
Hi Dan, The modular rear (pumpkin minus the axles) is plastic and was done via 3D printer from Ron Olsen off of Shapeways. The rest of the material is metal. The 4-Link came from Futureattraction. The bolts, nuts, washers, tubes and rod ends came from RBMotion. Tim

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