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.
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
fordrodnkustom: One more day to get your MOM entries in!
Oct 24, 2014 7:50:52 GMT -5
baddgass: Y are my pics. taking down on model of the month ?
Oct 24, 2014 10:57:26 GMT -5
fordrodnkustom: Not sure what you mean BG? Your pics are there, I can see them fine.
Oct 24, 2014 11:56:51 GMT -5
tooold: Quite a variety of subjects in the MOM . I thought I'd get in on the fun but this is going to be a tougher vote than last month !
Oct 25, 2014 21:15:20 GMT -5
tooold: And I'm a sucker for a nice looking Red Baron !
Oct 25, 2014 21:16:10 GMT -5
fordrodnkustom: Can anyone see Joel Laforet's MOM entry pics?
Oct 26, 2014 11:52:49 GMT -5
fordrodnkustom: 6 hrs and no reply? Please I need some help here. This is holding up the MOM voting. I can not see any of the PICs in Joel's post. I just want to make sure it's not a problem I have here with my computer or the site.
Oct 26, 2014 18:44:34 GMT -5
RodBurNeR: i don't see any of Joel's model? I got an email that another member asked why his photos were taken down, but they are there.....might be a server problem?
Oct 26, 2014 21:50:54 GMT -5
tooold: I see the Drag Bike by Baddgass but not Joel's photos . Those little boxes look more like he has a problem with the photo site he uses but can't say for sure . I know I've seen them before . . . I'll do some checking and let you know .
Oct 27, 2014 14:54:00 GMT -5
fordrodnkustom: Thanks Bob and Bob. That's what I needed to know. Just wanted to make sure it wasn't something on my end.
Oct 27, 2014 18:20:54 GMT -5
RodBurNeR: you are welcome Ron and thank YOU for helping keep this forum fun!
Oct 28, 2014 9:45:36 GMT -5
misterdhilton: WoW awesome turn out for this month MoM
Oct 28, 2014 18:08:35 GMT -5
fordrodnkustom: MOM Poll is up. Thanks for your participation!
Oct 28, 2014 18:42:55 GMT -5