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    1. Kit: , by (VIP/Sponsor) comp1839 is offline
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      first i should say hello. i'm new here. my name is dave sherman. i build primarily 1/8 scale modern day drag cars. i like a touch of retro thrown in for good fun but, mostly, very high horsepower, very large rear tire cars. i've been working on this build for about 8 months. the car is probably 99% scratch built 1/8 aa/fa . i do all of my own work (i.e. machining, painting, etc.) i welcome all questions and/or comments. i hope you enjoy the car as much as i do building them.

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  1. 3.Star's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    WOWWW!! awesome
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    Hi Dave and welcome. Now that is impressive!! Could you do a little breakdown on the construction of the car, what was machined and out of what kind of material, how the frame was constructed etc., you get the idea.
    Thanks for posting,
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    Hey Dave. Glad to see you here. I saw some of your other builds and I think they're great. It's good to have someone of your caliber here on the site. :)'
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    thanks for the welcome guys. as far as construction i'll hit the major components.
    *the chassis is soldered brass tubing.
    *the engine long block was mastered in renshape and cast in resin 1/8 aa/fa . most of the accessoies are
    mostly machined aluminum (i.e. fuel pumps, belt guard, pulleys, etc.)
    *the rear is a combo of renshape and aluminum
    *the trans is aluminum and driveshaft tube
    *the wheels are machined aluminum
    *the tires are machined from solid neoprene
    *tin work and seat are aluminum sheet
    *body is extensivly reworked popular kit unit
    here are some construction photos. if you have any specs you'd like answered, please don't hesitate to ask.


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    a few more.


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    oops. forgot the wheels. also here's my photobucket if you like.

    http://s243.photobucket.com/home/comp1839


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  7. Therapeutic-Hobbies's Avatar Member
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    Welcome! That's one amazing build!..............
    Enjoy, Rob
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    Very impressive. Looks just like some of the cars that will be at Famoso this March! I like the blend of "new" and "old."
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    Now that the Barrett Jackson is over, click onto Dave's Photobucket album. Its huge and its very impressive.

    Welcome Dave!
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    Dave, welcome to the group. You bring some great modeling skills to this group of modelers. As you have probably already noticed, we have members with all level of modeling skills in all of the various model categories. That's what makes this group unique in it's own right. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your builds and the sharing of your ideas and talents. Isn't that what a group like this is all about.
    Again welcome and enjoy.
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    Ditto to that.......enjoy the SMC sandbox Dave, no hassles here. Thanks for sharing your amazing builds with us and welcome to the site, we really appreciate having you here.
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    Dave, welcome aboard! Glad to see another scratch builder here. I concur with George... let see some in progress build images.

    Again welcome!

    Ken
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    thanks for the welcome guys. i've been stumbling around the site and i must say, there is some extraordinary talent here. i look forward to sharing what ever i can. there aren't any secrets or voodoo in my builds.

    as far as build pics go,....i have a million of 'em (i just love sayin' that). is there any particular area or part of the build you'd like to see ? or just some random images?

    again, thanks for the warm welcome.


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    grabbed a few shots.


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