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    1. Kit: revell/monogr/TDR, by (VIP/Sponsor) chassisdude is offline
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      I started a new build a few weeks ago..A much needed change from the Deuces and dragster....I picked up a "garage find" gen 3 Camaro and a used TDR Something a little different..3rd Gen Camaro "Pro Touring" big block Chevy along with some other parts in a trade...the Camaro was an assembled car..Solid platform and not a glue bomb Something a little different..3rd Gen Camaro "Pro Touring" ..It was assembled fairly well and [I]unpainted[/I] which was a big plus plus...I also got some Ferrari wheels and tires from a Pocher kit ..The rims are aluminum and I modified the original Camaro wheels to fit inside the aluminum rims...
      I tore down the big block for a repaint and refit and added some additional TDR Something a little different..3rd Gen Camaro "Pro Touring" parts.( a bunch actually)..Several surgeries were performed on the engine bay to accommodate big block. The big block has been adorned with cross ram fuel injection, Nitrous oxide injection, twin symmetrical turbos.with intercooler, electric water pump, Dart valve covers and other goodies.. The rear end will be a 9" with an Ultra case and metal brake disks on all 4 corners.. I will also be using a TDR Something a little different..3rd Gen Camaro "Pro Touring" 4 speed and scratch building a "Gear Vendors" style over drive unit for the transmission...Here are a few pics of what I have thus far....

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  1. JunkGTZ's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    Looks great so far. Looking forward to seeing it finished!
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    So you finally woke up and put on a BOW TIE! OORAH!!!
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    Thanks guys..And sarge..Its good to see you back..(with appropriate comments as well)


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    I have done so much, With so little, for so long, I can do anything with nothing...
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    Now, that is awesome looking. Can't wait to see more.
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    looking good mate. i have a virgin kit with complete blown engine from somewhere i dont remember.lol. will be starting soon. cheers.
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    Mike I love it..... all those BIG block goodies are really wicked dude!
    Too bad you couldn't have put a BIG block Ford in her Mike just for a few viewers...lol

    Gary K
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    They would burn down my house......This thing has been a ball so far..Working on the body today and ill post some pics this evening....Thanks bud...


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    Finally got some bench time so I started cutting up the body.. I made some pockets for the turbos and I opened up the grill area (similar to the 66 GT 350's) so as to get better air flow to the intercooler. Ive added a longer spliter and roughed in the opening .. Im also doing a new rear spoiler as well...A few progress pics
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    These will be the intakes for the turbo's
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    I did a quick mock up of the roller this morning just for a preview of what it might look like...Will need some wheel well work for the larger tires and different wheel offset but all in all im happy with it thus far...
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    Did a little more surgery in the engine bay.. Made a bit more room for the intercooler and cleaned up the pockets for the hair dryers no pics to post tonight so ill try to post some tomorrow..I think I also scored some new glass for the Camaro as the original pieces didnt fair to well during removal...if it doesnt pan out im going to try to form some from .030 poly carbonate. As I said..Try


    Something a little different..3rd Gen Camaro "Pro Touring"
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    Mike, I have formed 1/8" thick acrylic Something a little different..3rd Gen Camaro "Pro Touring" sheet before using a positive and negative form covered with felt and put all in the oven with a little weight on top, until it all settled down in place. The felt helped keep from marking the clear acrylic Something a little different..3rd Gen Camaro "Pro Touring" . You could probably do something similar with thinner Something a little different..3rd Gen Camaro "Pro Touring" pieces.
    "Success and failure are the same choice; only attitude determines the difference." Ross A. Halliday
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    Quote Originally Posted by strevo View Post
    Mike, I have formed 1/8" thick acrylic Something a little different..3rd Gen Camaro "Pro Touring" sheet before using a positive and negative form covered with felt and put all in the oven with a little weight on top, until it all settled down in place. The felt helped keep from marking the clear acrylic Something a little different..3rd Gen Camaro "Pro Touring" . You could probably do something similar with thinner Something a little different..3rd Gen Camaro "Pro Touring" pieces.
    I was going to try to use the original glass as a buck if possible...heating slightly to relax the poly and form it that way...Before I even attempt this,, is it a waste of time? If I need to make a positive and negative from the originals what do you recommend to make them from...Thanks in advance


    Something a little different..3rd Gen Camaro "Pro Touring"
    I have done so much, With so little, for so long, I can do anything with nothing...
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    You might be able to use the originals as a buck. I think the only issue of not using a negative and positive form is you might get some waviness in the polycarbonate. If you have a good way to apply heat just to the areas you need to bend though, I think it would work. You may need to support the original glass to keep it from deforming from the heat. I'm guessing that the "glass" from the original kits is crystal styrene Something a little different..3rd Gen Camaro "Pro Touring" which will melt at a much lower temp than the polycarbonate. It's also fairly brittle. One thing you could try is to put a good coat of mold release Something a little different..3rd Gen Camaro "Pro Touring" or maybe some reynolds wrap and fill in the inside with plaster or bondo or something that will cure Something a little different..3rd Gen Camaro "Pro Touring" fairly hard. Then you could use that as a mold to form the polycarbonate over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by strevo View Post
    You might be able to use the originals as a buck. I think the only issue of not using a negative and positive form is you might get some waviness in the polycarbonate. If you have a good way to apply heat just to the areas you need to bend though, I think it would work. You may need to support the original glass to keep it from deforming from the heat. I'm guessing that the "glass" from the original kits is crystal styrene Something a little different..3rd Gen Camaro "Pro Touring" which will melt at a much lower temp than the polycarbonate. It's also fairly brittle. One thing you could try is to put a good coat of mold release Something a little different..3rd Gen Camaro "Pro Touring" or maybe some reynolds wrap and fill in the inside with plaster or bondo or something that will cure Something a little different..3rd Gen Camaro "Pro Touring" fairly hard. Then you could use that as a mold to form the polycarbonate over.
    That makes sense ... Thanks buddy


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