Post by stevegt738 on Oct 18, 2013 23:42:56 GMT -5
Here is a glue bomb from the early '80s rebuild. Monogram's 427 Cobra. When I first built this I polished the metallic blue plastic, swirls, glue marks and all. This time around it's getting modern wheels, some body shaving, engine transplant and some other refinements. A bit more like a kit car.
First thing done was a new engine. The stock 427 side oiler
Replaced with a 427 S.O.H.C. from Ross Gibson
Did some work on the bonnet to fill the large gaps, and some shimming to bring it up level with the body
Modified the broken window frame (top bar missing along with the glass)
Filled any unwanted holes and removed body emblems
Modified the foot wells to fit the new engine
Made some new mufflers out of alloy tube
That's where I'm up to with this. Since these pics were taken, I tried to open the fender vents and stuffed them up completely. So I have decided to not have the vents at all, now filled in.
Post by Bernard Kron on Oct 19, 2013 9:02:19 GMT -5
Nice! I love the way the modern wheels fill the wells and enhance the killer stance. They go well with the big pipes. The Ross Gibson Cammer looks miles better than the POS Chrsyler 392 from them I recently used. I had to discard half the parts! I've heard they are terribly inconsistent from one design to another... Looking forward to seeing more.
tooold: Sorry Bob . . . I was looking at my calendar wrong , I thought it was the 4th already . Too many gray hairs !
Jul 2, 2014 7:02:40 GMT -5
RodBurNeR: will get polls up tonight and try to have winners on home by Monday
Jul 3, 2014 20:18:07 GMT -5
misterdhilton: Want to thank everyone here on the Drastics forum for viewing and voting on the 62 Chevy Bel Air! Special thanks Bob Black for providing the smoking woody decals. And also a thank to my son Steven for helping out with the photos.
Jul 7, 2014 19:48:20 GMT -5
misterdhilton: Side note: The wheels appear a little to far forward on my 62 Chevy as I overlooked positioning the body before the photo's were taken. I forget some of my models require careful attention any time they are moved. A check list in order lol.
Jul 9, 2014 18:18:53 GMT -5
tooold: Hey misterdhilton ! How 'bout some more photos of your " Very Fine " 409 ? All I see are the 3 in the entry thread .
Jul 13, 2014 19:07:01 GMT -5
fordrodnkustom: I agree with Tooold. I'd like to see and know more about it. What paint did you use? I like that shade.
Jul 27, 2014 14:29:53 GMT -5
RodBurNeR: hey folks, family came into town last minute, so entire weekend was taken up.....will get MOM winner up!
Aug 3, 2014 23:37:10 GMT -5
RodBurNeR: working on MOM right now....I am sorry folks My life has become some what busy since i started back to work, THAT and my computer mouse is posessed and it's so annoying to get on here.
Aug 10, 2014 18:42:46 GMT -5
RodBurNeR: annoying because of the mouse.
Aug 10, 2014 18:42:59 GMT -5
tooold: If it's a wireless mouse . . . dip a Q-tip in some rubbing alcohol and stick it in the hole on the bottom . Twist it all around and clean it really good . Once it dries the mouse should behave !
Aug 12, 2014 11:37:03 GMT -5
fordrodnkustom: Good tip. I'll remember that the next time mine messes up.
Aug 22, 2014 20:41:45 GMT -5
misterdhilton: Aug. busy month working OT and basement flood 3 weeks ago. All is well now almost. Will return with 409 info. Thanks guys.
Aug 31, 2014 2:57:57 GMT -5
RodBurNeR: Sorry folks....haven't had internet. I am going to teach our friend and moderator Ron how to post MOM photos.
Sept 4, 2014 20:57:18 GMT -5
fordrodnkustom: A big welcome to all our new and recent members. Please remember to put your real name in your signature.
Sept 8, 2014 8:07:09 GMT -5
shelby429: You all have some great stuff in here,,I need to get online more often!
Sept 23, 2014 18:30:05 GMT -5
tooold: Voting this month for the MOM is going to be really tough . Wow there's some nice looking models !
Sept 23, 2014 18:37:52 GMT -5
fordrodnkustom: Agreed. Very impressive turnout this month! There's still time to post, I'll be closing the entry thread in the morning.
Sept 25, 2014 13:21:57 GMT -5
wylee: good for you!!!! ya hung in there. it came out great!! of all my models since age 5, not one is perfect. and not one will be!! I just do the best I can and have fun, that is the most important thing. have fun!!!its a hobby. cant wait to see your next build
Oct 12, 2014 8:42:51 GMT -5
fordrodnkustom: Time to get your entries in for November MOM!
Oct 17, 2014 13:17:05 GMT -5