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#1 Mbloes

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 01:20 PM

I've got these random parts, so I thought I'd start building:

 

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 01:24 PM

I've never seen these wheels before:

 

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Although 1) every company seemed to have their own version of telescopic wheels at the time and 2)  stuff was repackaged among companies, so who knows.

 

 


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Posted 03 January 2017 - 01:31 PM

Looks like fun!  :)


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Posted 03 January 2017 - 01:47 PM

The story so far:

 

Just your basic plumber-on-the-drop arm chassis.  Wheelbase is equal to 4-3/8" as this fit the body best. I just extended a pair of Parma pans instead of cutting a new pair from scratch.

 

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 02:28 PM

:good: :popcorm1: :heart:


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Posted 03 January 2017 - 02:47 PM

Very cool. Reminds me of the stockers we ran "back in the day" with Grp 15 motors.

 

Love those fronts. I've never seen any like that from Riggen.


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Posted 03 January 2017 - 03:37 PM

Very sweet-looking stocker chassis.  :D



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Posted 03 January 2017 - 04:37 PM

Motor is a nice B motor, with an NCC 20 arm refurbished by Alpha:

 

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Remember to click for a big pic.

 

And apologies in advance for my photos. I've really got to figure my lighting out.  

 

Right now I'm in my garage and my lighting is 4' neon light cans in the ceiling, which gives everything a weird color.

 

I need more "natural" lighting.


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Posted 03 January 2017 - 05:42 PM

Now that is one sweet B can all ready to punch the bank in the stocker chassis!

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 06:11 PM

The Force is strong with this one.....  :heat:


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Posted 03 January 2017 - 08:44 PM

Cool project, Mike.

 

Thanks for sharing it.  :good:


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Posted 03 January 2017 - 09:20 PM

Hubba, hubba!

 

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 05:55 AM

I probably should clean and polish this 44-year old relative:

 

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 08:03 AM

I probably should clean and polish this 44-year old relative:

 

Nice - they're gonna be twins.


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Posted 04 January 2017 - 11:57 AM

Chassis pics:

 

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 01:39 PM

Wow, very nice!  :shok:


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Posted 04 January 2017 - 01:53 PM

:heart: :heart: :heart:


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Posted 05 January 2017 - 10:21 AM

Looking great, Mike!

 

I didn't know that Riggen made any stock car bodies. What stock car is it going to be? Is it wide and low like the Camaro and Mustang?  


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Posted 05 January 2017 - 10:28 AM

Wait a minute while I put my sunglasses on...

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 10:51 AM

Very cool build but those pans look way too close to the rear tires.  With the pans being hinged it could cause a major issue.

 

I speak from experience.  Happened once and it wasn't pretty!  Bent up a lot of stuff that took a long time to make.


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Posted 05 January 2017 - 11:54 AM

Ha, thanks Bobby, but:

 

1)  They are close, but everything does clear, and

 

2) This car will NEVER see track time, at least while I own it!


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Posted 05 January 2017 - 11:57 AM

Looking great, Mike!

 

I didn't know that Riggen made any stock car bodies. What stock car is it going to be? Is it wide and low like the Camaro and Mustang?  

 

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 12:05 PM

I would give this car a B-, except for my unbelievable body by Joe, which brings it to an A triple +.  

 

Check it out:

 

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 12:06 PM

More.  My photos just can't convey the total bitchiness of this body:

 

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 12:57 PM

Very nice!  A++++

You might even inspire me to finish my Riggen Trans-Am racer.  :good:


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Posted 05 January 2017 - 01:38 PM

Amazing work. Congratulations.


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Posted 05 January 2017 - 02:00 PM

WOW.  That is sweet looking.  Love the body and the paint work. 


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Posted 05 January 2017 - 02:21 PM

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 02:26 PM

That came out GORGEOUS!  Well done!


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Posted 05 January 2017 - 03:08 PM

Booty-full :good:

 

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 12:39 PM

First, thanks for all the excellent comments.  And especially thanks to Joe for the excellent body work (btw, despite the photo, that body did NOT cost me $1.89).

 

I'll leave you with a couple of stockers on the track:

 

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 01:38 PM

Mike, you did it to me.
Last night I pulled my "All Riggen Trans-Am Mustang" out of it's cigar box storage and started painting.  
Please, keep up your beautiful posts.  :good:


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 01:50 PM

Thanks, I'm excited about it.  They are my favorite "classic" company and they really had some good bodies.


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 02:36 PM

Nice build Mike! :love:   I Wish someone would reproduce these bodies they are real nice!  Great for vintage style! :good:

 

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 05:03 PM

That looks amazing! Totally love that squished low pro Riggen stocker :D

Someone pull this please!
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Posted 09 February 2017 - 07:20 PM

Mike,

 

 Super work, thanks for sharing !


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