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PostSubject: Re: '55 Chevy Pro Sportsman Dragster   Mon 18 Apr 2016, 6:14 pm

Looking good Paul, really looking forward to seeing you bang this one out. I am waiting so see with the decals. You will kill this build.

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PostSubject: Re: '55 Chevy Pro Sportsman Dragster   Fri 22 Apr 2016, 9:37 pm

progress so far..........plumbed in the NOS bottles, wired up the engine but it dosnt show too well, wished id used red instead of black wire but too late now




this aint the greatest kit, lots of bits are slightly warped, i think the roll cage might take a bit of persuasion to fit

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PostSubject: Re: '55 Chevy Pro Sportsman Dragster   Fri 22 Apr 2016, 11:15 pm

I love it Paul, great stuff man. We need a close up of that engine for sure once you get it all buttoned up. Those big ass Dominator carbs look really great, did you paint the ventures? Fantastic work on the NOS set up.

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PostSubject: Re: '55 Chevy Pro Sportsman Dragster   Sat 23 Apr 2016, 1:44 am

I gather everything is white including the trunk? The NOS bottles and set up looks great, everything does in fat. Keep it up Paul!
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PostSubject: Re: '55 Chevy Pro Sportsman Dragster   Sat 23 Apr 2016, 3:55 am

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, did you paint the ventures?  

i have since i took that pic.........and the word pontiac on the rocker boxes

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PostSubject: Re: '55 Chevy Pro Sportsman Dragster   Sat 23 Apr 2016, 10:18 am

This is something of a departure for you Paul but it's looking real sweet. Nice one.

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PostSubject: Re: '55 Chevy Pro Sportsman Dragster   Sat 23 Apr 2016, 10:44 am

Hi Paul,

Looking sweet Sir, you can NEVER have too much NoS...

Which runway are you going to test her on...

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PostSubject: Re: '55 Chevy Pro Sportsman Dragster   Sat 23 Apr 2016, 1:23 pm

Johnag wrote:
Hi Paul,

Looking sweet Sir, you can NEVER have too much NoS...

Which runway are you going to test her on...

Andy...

funny enough i might be buying a runway base soon for photographic purposes lol



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This is something of a departure for you Paul but it's looking real sweet. Nice one.

ive always liked dragsters......not dragracing, just the vehicles, i can appreciate the engineering that goes into them and ive been wanting to do a funny car style one to go next to that Top Fuel rail i did last year, and since that was body off, i want to do this one the same.............mind you im not sure the body would fit!!....theres quite a bit of warpage on this one

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PostSubject: Re: '55 Chevy Pro Sportsman Dragster   Sat 23 Apr 2016, 5:09 pm

Lookin' very good. Nice work all the way around.
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PostSubject: Re: '55 Chevy Pro Sportsman Dragster   Sun 24 Apr 2016, 12:29 pm

i made a 5 point seat belt from some 3mm ribbon

the roll cage is a pain in the posterior .....the instructions are a bit poor so i can only liken it to doing a 3d jigsaw when you have lost the box lid!


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PostSubject: Re: '55 Chevy Pro Sportsman Dragster   Sun 24 Apr 2016, 1:11 pm

Looks good Paul.

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PostSubject: Re: '55 Chevy Pro Sportsman Dragster   Sun 24 Apr 2016, 4:37 pm

the instructions are a bit poor so i can only liken it to doing a 3d jigsaw when you have lost the box lid! wrote:

Or 3D chess!! LOL

It's looking good though.

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PostSubject: Re: '55 Chevy Pro Sportsman Dragster   Sun 24 Apr 2016, 5:09 pm

Looks good, I like the blck/white combo. I have built several of these over the years and yes, the roll cage is about the hardest part of the kit to get right. I always used a fast setting 2 part expoy to put mine together, once bonded they stay together well.
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PostSubject: Re: '55 Chevy Pro Sportsman Dragster   Sun 24 Apr 2016, 5:46 pm

This is starting to look the mutts nuts mate ... love the N2O setup.

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PostSubject: Re: '55 Chevy Pro Sportsman Dragster   Sun 24 Apr 2016, 5:54 pm

No need to lose your lid Paul. It all looks the part and cleanly done too.
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PostSubject: Re: '55 Chevy Pro Sportsman Dragster   Wed 27 Apr 2016, 6:52 pm




so thats the chassis finished......need to get all the decals on the bodyshell next

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PostSubject: Re: '55 Chevy Pro Sportsman Dragster   Wed 27 Apr 2016, 7:44 pm

can't wait to see the shell Paul.

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PostSubject: Re: '55 Chevy Pro Sportsman Dragster   Thu 28 Apr 2016, 5:34 pm

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PostSubject: Re: '55 Chevy Pro Sportsman Dragster   Fri 29 Apr 2016, 12:41 am

Awesome. Can't wait to see the body decaled.
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PostSubject: Re: '55 Chevy Pro Sportsman Dragster   Fri 29 Apr 2016, 1:16 am

Looking good!!
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PostSubject: Re: '55 Chevy Pro Sportsman Dragster   Sun 01 May 2016, 6:21 pm

and the shell is finished



more pics of it all together in the finished thread

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PostSubject: Re: '55 Chevy Pro Sportsman Dragster   Mon 02 May 2016, 6:16 pm

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