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Monogram 1969 Camaro SS-PROJECT COMPLETED-07/20

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Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, March 10, 2017 1:22 PM

PANZERJAGER
 
Mopar Madness

I love the rocker covers!  Those manifolds look quite convincing too! Nicely detailed.

 

 

 

would look better with some bolt heads though...

 

 

Thanks fellas. Yes

PJ: I'm going to be using some wing bolts. See those holes in the rocker covers? They'll be going in there. Stay tuned.................

 

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Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, March 11, 2017 6:13 AM

Looking great Joe. The body issues, that is called ghosting. To avoid it, apply very light mist coats of primer, 3 or 4, then a couple of medium coats, then your wet coats. No guarentees, but it will lessen the chance.

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Posted by JOE RIX on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 11:03 PM

That is definitely a shame concerning the paint job. Yet, I have no doubt that you will have looking sharp in no time. That "ghosting" effect is a new one on me. Never seen that before. The engine is looking absolutely terrific. Looking forward to your next update.

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Posted by DUSTER on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 1:49 AM

Dont worry Joe you have this paint thing in the bag.

I've been takin' notes so I can apply those good ideas as I hack and slog my way toward completin' something some day.

I do really like how the interior and engine came out (even with out the wing nuts Wink )

 

Steve

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Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 4:57 PM

Thanks for the input and the replies folks and after a long absense from this thread we'll crank 'er up again.

After a botched attempt at the first coat of paint and having to restrip and reprime it I've got COLOR!!! I ended up applying another coat of primer and smoothed all the imperfections out (a couple of freekin' dog hairs and some dust particles) and dispensed the paint into a paint jar and shot it through my airbrush. I had ALOT better results this time around fellas, however this paint does not play well with the air brush. Even after thinning the crap out of it I had difficulty in getting a uniform spray pattern to come out. I can't complaint too much as I'll be able to make this work out good in the end. These pics were taken after the results from my Badger 200. After these I decided to break out the much simpler Badger 350 and had a lot better luck with the pattern and a more consistent coat. I'm really going to be very happy with this color on this car is all I've gotta say:

 

 

 

Engine is still coming along. Resin Holley test fitted onto the motor complete with throttle shaft and throttle lever.

 

 

 

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Posted by DUSTER on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 5:41 PM

  way to go, GREAT color.  

 

Uh did ya notice what seems to be a "slight" overspray on the windows? an' that they are wrinkled too      Ha Ha got 'cha

Steve

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Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 8:48 PM

Thanks Stevie. lol. Yeah................... I noticed. lol

 

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Posted by JOE RIX on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 11:28 PM

Excellent paint job Joe. It looks right nice. The engine is also looking absolutely fantastic. Good to see you back at it on the Camaro.

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Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, April 20, 2017 9:45 AM

Thanks brutha Joe!

I've managed to get the carburetor on with the fuel lines and fuel filter as well as the ignition system all taken care of. Looking back I wish I would've included the barrel nut for the fuel line to fuel pump connection but it's installed now so there's no going back now. I'll be coming up with a throttle return spring and bracket soon.

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Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, April 20, 2017 9:54 AM

hey thats outstanding job ! but what happened to the metalic teal ?

 

 

 

Nick

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Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:35 AM

crown r n7

hey thats outstanding job ! but what happened to the metalic teal ?

 

Thanks Nick. That is the metallic teal.............just wait......

 

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Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, April 20, 2017 11:30 AM

Ok after 35 years of xerox  i didn't think I was color blind  lol

 

 

 

Nick

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Posted by JOE RIX on Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:40 PM

That's the engine detailing we know and love from you Bro. Sweet!

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Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, April 24, 2017 1:37 PM

Nick: LOLOLOL!!!

Joe: I really appreciate that good buddy!!

I've got the chassis as done as it's gonna get. I spent a lot of time removing seam lines and injector pin marks from the replacement rear leaf springs and axle. I tossed the original rear diff cover in some brake fluid and sanded it to a more realistic scale thickness and Alcladed it and also cleaned up the traction bars and chromed those. I cleaned the replacement front suspension up and outlined the front spring detail with a Molotow chrome pen. The base chassis assy is all original and has only been touched up with paint. I touched up the raised brake line and fuel line details with some Aluminum paint using a detail brush and applied a wash over the original silver painted fuel tank just to bring out some of the details.

 

 



 

While I was on the subject of chassis , I thought I'd mock up the suspension one more time. I've changed the original tire layout up since the beginning and have decided to go with this stance with the rear tire juuuuust even with the upper part of the rear wheel opening. So far............I'm happy with this!



Here we are mocked up with the spare body:

 

 

 

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Posted by JOE RIX on Monday, April 24, 2017 10:36 PM

The chassis is looking great. Excellent job on the detail painting. Looks the part to me. I like stance with your new wheel selection. Sharp.

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Posted by DUSTER on Monday, May 08, 2017 1:32 AM

Joe This just gets better and better.

 

Steve

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Posted by crown r n7 on Monday, May 08, 2017 10:38 AM

I'll drink to that !!

 

 

 

Nick

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Posted by Greg on Monday, May 08, 2017 11:45 AM

Coming along great, Joe.

Which paint brand is it that you say isn't playing well with your airbrush (body blue)?

I'd never heard of that "ghosting" issue either. It must have something to do with the way the plastic flows in the mold. Sort of like metal castings?

-Greg

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Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, May 08, 2017 3:01 PM

Thanks Joe , Nick, Steve and Greg.

Greg: The paint I'm using is automotive body shop paint which is the correct General Motors paint code (79U) Mystic Teal Metallic used on 97-02 Camaros. It's lacquer based and if one isn't used to it can be fouled up real quick like I did on my first attempt at spraying the body.  The ghosting issue is a result of laying the paint down too thick. I think it has something to do with the way the emblems are molded and the fact that the paint is a little "hotter" than model style paint.

 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 12:00 PM

Ok folks. I believe that the 396 is done enough to where I'm going to put it in the chassis and get started on the exhaust system. I temporarily installed the center section of the fan on the front of the front just for picture taking purposes and will remove it so I can use it on the backside of the other fan I have for a future build. N E ways..............here she is:

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And this one I throw in for all my friends at work. They always tell me that I have a giant clothespin hanging out in my garage. :giggles:

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Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 12:19 PM

the valve covers wing nuts tight enough lol. thats the cats meow Joe

 

 

 

Nick

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Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 1:34 PM

Preciate that Nick! hat-tip-smiley-emoticon_zpslabb23ag

 

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Posted by JOE RIX on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 4:36 PM

DA-YANG!! That is some downright righteous work there my friend. Flat out awesome. You are an artist with fine minute detail. 

Remind me again. Exactly why won't you work in 1/72?Huh?

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Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, May 11, 2017 5:30 AM

Thanks Joe. Yes

You funny guy. Stick out tongue

 

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Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, May 13, 2017 6:27 AM

I quit!!Yes Steller engine Joe!

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Posted by SprueOne on Saturday, May 13, 2017 2:56 PM

mustang1989

Ok folks. I believe that the 396 is done enough to where I'm going to put it in the chassis and get started on the exhaust system. I temporarily installed the center section of the fan on the front of the front just for picture taking purposes and will remove it so I can use it on the backside of the other fan I have for a future build. N E ways..............here she is:

And this one I throw in for all my friends at work. They always tell me that I have a giant clothespin hanging out in my garage. :giggles:

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Love this shot.

Outstanding detail work on this Yes

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Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 9:27 PM

Thanks Lee and Bob. You guys do your fair share of inspiring me in my builds ya know.

I installed the engine / xmsn assy a couple of days ago and checked out the stance again with the spare body in place. I should be receiving my silver bearing solder in the next day or so and will get started on the exhaust system. I still need to lower the rear another scale inch I'll be happy

 We'll be moving forward from here though:

 




 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, May 25, 2017 2:35 PM

Well folks here's a weeks worth of applying bare metal foil and painting details on the body. I should have sanded those door key bezels off and used the PE ones I've got but hey, I'll chalk it up to a learning experience. I'm very happy with the outcome of the paint on this one. My hand can be seen in the reflection on the front fender.

 

 

 

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Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, May 25, 2017 4:05 PM

Very nice paint but wasnt it going to be a metical Aquaish?

 

 

 

Nick

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Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, May 25, 2017 4:45 PM

Thanks Nick. LOL. It still is a metallic teal/ blue / purple. Wink

 

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