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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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Posted by MOPAR - D on Friday, March 24, 2017 7:33 AM

Thanks Tim I thought some of the parts were metal you sure do know how to build them to look so real. I enjoy watching you put them together. 

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Posted by Seabe on Friday, March 24, 2017 11:05 AM
I get soooo filled with joy and warm fuzzy feelings when they show to assemble everything and decal afterwards... only to find that there are decals that is IMPOSSIBLE to apply once assembled. Just had to get that off my chest. It has happened more than once already. And I've hardly started decalling. Joy... warm feelings... Anyways, as you were...

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Posted by taaron76 on Friday, March 24, 2017 7:21 PM

I had a heck of a time getting black BMF to stick to a matte finish. I used a mixture of BMF and a paint pen to finish up the trim. I still have some touchups to do, but I had so many issues with the BMF... I'm glad its almost over. I even bought a new sheet of it, but had the same luck. I usually have good luck with BMF, or at least the chrome type. I also finished up more of the suspension and just set it on the frame for a quick pic. I'll finish running the fuel line, brake lines and emergency brake lines this weekend, then I have mount the rear suspension in place. Still a lot of work left on this one.

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Posted by MOPAR - D on Saturday, March 25, 2017 8:29 AM

Tim the black trim really set off the gold nicely. I've had the same problem using the black BMF too. 

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Posted by taaron76 on Sunday, March 26, 2017 4:22 PM

Thanks Dan!  I have to redo a couple of pieces, only because I keep hitting them while handling the car.  The black paint pen works best, but black BMF just isn't any fun to work with.

 

I finished up some more of the rear suspension, brake lines, emergency brake lines and fuel line this weekend.

Tim

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Posted by MOPAR - D on Monday, March 27, 2017 8:45 PM

Looking good Tim as usual!

I was able get some paint sprayed on the cab last night. 

 

 

 

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Posted by Seabe on Monday, March 27, 2017 10:21 PM

You guys are really turning it on - looks good!

Did a lot of decalling this week! So here it is, 95% done! Nice thing about the photo, I get to see imperfections to touch up... 

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Posted by MOPAR - D on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 5:28 PM

Seabe nice decals and I agree with you on checking the photos its amazing what you see in the pictures that you don't see in person. 

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Posted by taaron76 on Thursday, March 30, 2017 9:31 PM

More details finished up on the '67 Shelby. The engine is just mocked up and none of the surrounding wires or brake line are hooked up. I have to cut the side of the front windshield off since I opened the doors up. I'm also waiting for my seats to arrive, but this one is getting closer to being finished by the day.

Tim

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Seabe on Thursday, March 30, 2017 10:15 PM

That's looking great, Tim! Love the colouscheme as well!

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Posted by lewbud on Friday, March 31, 2017 11:54 PM

There's some good work going on here!  Finally decided to get started on the Camaro.  Body color is Tamiya's Bright Red out of the rattle can.  Haven't decided yet on the interior, but the white interior pictured on the box is growing on me.  I might bin the small block, and steal the 427 out of a 68 Vette.  Here's where the body is at.  Shot the paint this past Sunday, so the paint should be ready to buff out next week.

The rear valance masked, ready for paint.

Rear valance painted.

Sorry for the crappy cell phone pics.

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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Posted by taaron76 on Saturday, April 01, 2017 11:45 AM

I like all of these Camaro's.  I working on a 69 SS next for a friend of mine.  It will be a scale of his car.

I swapped the battery out and buttoned up the engine and got it mounted.

Tim

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Posted by Seabe on Tuesday, April 04, 2017 1:02 PM

Okay, calling this one done. I lost some pieces... Embarrassed No prizes for spotting them. And just spotted another error which I think will do more harm than good when trying to rectify it. Not a front-row of the shelf exibition. But a nice and different car to have to display. And the errors (and missing parts) will most likely not be "visible" to most people who sees this.

Top-side view - error jumped out in this view. Bang Head

I tried to get a cockpit shot, but not very nice... so I left it out. not much detail in there but the steering wheel and dash.

And then the normal posed shot.

Horrible to see how much invisible dust and fluff it has already collected!

Give me a day or so to decide what will be the next victim. Hopefully it will turn out better than (esp!) that freakin' Honda...

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  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Tuesday, April 04, 2017 3:08 PM

lewbud - nice colour!

Seabe - that racer is lookin' good, at least in the photos. Don't be too shy about it!

Good luck with your builds and have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

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