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#26 TSR

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 08:43 PM

Bill, did you keep any of your old bodies by any chance? :)

I mean SLOT CAR bodies... ;)




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Posted 15 March 2006 - 09:11 PM

I do have a couple that are painted, a few others that are still clear. :) Should I ever get beyond using the Brownie, I'd post photos of what I have. :)

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 09:40 PM

If you enjoy doing cars like these do it! I think you do a heck of a job and should be proud. Some people always criticize, you can't let them kill the joy of creating something you like. Obviously a lot of people enjoyed and respected your recreations.
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#29 Jairus

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Posted 17 March 2006 - 07:09 PM

Here's another customer's car. This one I had the pleasure of mounting on a genuine Rick Thigpen-built chassis!!!
Learned a lot by just examining dc-65x's work....
You cannot tell me that Cukras, Steube and the other racers of the period built cars like this!
NO WAY!
Anyway, here is the car...
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Posted 17 March 2006 - 07:13 PM

I love it. :mrgreen: 8)
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Posted 19 March 2006 - 03:10 PM

Incredible.......true masterpieces.

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Posted 26 March 2006 - 08:12 PM

Another one!
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BOY, mounting bodies sure can be a study in patience!
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Posted 27 March 2006 - 09:35 AM

Beautiful! :mrgreen:
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Posted 31 March 2006 - 04:59 PM

New stuff from....
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Posted 31 March 2006 - 05:59 PM

Pretty fancy looking! :) That interior detailing looks pretty sharpola, too. :up:
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Posted 31 March 2006 - 06:03 PM

Great looking car as usual! Did cars of this vintage cut out the body to expose the front wheels? By the time I came back to racing in 1975 you either had to have the body clear over the wheels ( masking with Avery labels dots) or cut out the wheel wells.
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Posted 31 March 2006 - 06:06 PM

Body has not been cut yet. This is going on a 1968 Tony P chassis... and back then, they cut out the front wheel openings, as God intended them to be!

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Posted 31 March 2006 - 06:17 PM

By 1975 we had gotten pretty far removed from scale and it just kept getting worse. The thinner the body the more likely you would sustain damage around an open wheel well so I guess thats why rules tended to get relaxed. Thanks for the info!
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Posted 01 April 2006 - 12:41 AM

Jairus,
WOW! :shock: the paint job is perfect! Very nice!

Thank You a million times over.

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Posted 02 April 2006 - 05:08 AM

Body painting like that shown on these pages should not be allowed to be displayed :( :( :( :(

It makes "hams" like me want to go jump off a bridge.

Man, this stuff is art! :) :)

I'll never achieve anything 1% as good.

Congrats. Beautiful work.

I'm envious and as jealous as hell.



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Posted 02 April 2006 - 09:13 AM

Did he punch the holes first or did he make the same mistake I did?
If so he will need one of these:
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And a Champion body mount block.
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Posted 02 April 2006 - 11:02 AM

Pablo,
I did indeed punch 'some holes' with a nifty little punch tool. Hope they are in the correct spots. :?

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 01:22 AM

Oh ye of little faith! Of course Brian punched some holes... and I shot the rockers lightly as well. With a desk lamp and patience he will be fine!

As an aside... Brian’s car, in this thread, has inspired me to start my own '68 A-can car using the directions found in Oct. '68 issue of Car Model magazine and ArrowDynamics wonderful plans. Body to be a Ford GT40 Mk4 produced by the Aussies...
Film to follow at 11....
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Posted 14 April 2006 - 05:14 PM

Just finished this and was hoping to entertain you all....
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Posted 14 April 2006 - 08:18 PM

Jairus, nice work. You have WAY too much aero on this thing. To make it handle great without losing a ton of top speed, trim it like this:

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Yep, that's all it needs. Also make sure that the back of the body is completely trimmed off otherwise it will retain air and cause... LIFT! Also make large holes behind the front wheels on top of the fenders, and a smaller one below the rear spoiler. Cut large arches on front of the rear wheels like on the real Ferrari 312P to let the air out.
Then the car will really rock and will also look prettier... :)

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Posted 15 April 2006 - 02:01 AM

Couple more:
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Now, I get to work on my car for a bit.... 8)

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Posted 15 April 2006 - 08:13 AM

Where's Adam getting all his Lancer Porsche bodies? Did Ron H. finally find the molds? :)

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Posted 15 April 2006 - 11:33 AM

That's because Ron has it labeled as a Honda XR! Not Porsche.....
Here's the link to Fast1Ron's eBay store:
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Posted 15 April 2006 - 09:22 PM

Thanks for the link. I'd actually prefer the Lancer Porsche coupe but the open cockpit version will work. :)

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Posted 19 April 2006 - 09:52 AM

Thank you to Jairus for the fine job that he did on the Red Fox GT-1 bodies that I sent him for painting.

His work is top notch and all communications were friendly and professional; the turn around from sending date to the day I had the finished bodies in my hands was very quick indeed.

It will be a while before I am able to work with them due to other obligations, but when I get them mounted and ready to rock, I'll post some pics here.

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