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PostSubject: Wynn's Winder   Fri 22 Mar 2013, 8:45 pm

This is an older build I am posting. The kit was given to me by Shark, of Sharksrealm fame, in 2004 and built about the same time.
It is the first 1/16th scale kit I had built. I have plans to do some more soon.

This is a very famous car and is now at the Wally Parks Museum. It was raced from 1967 to 1970. Raced with a body and without a body. and A couple different bodies along the way. It was the last Front Engine Dragster, FED, to win the national championship in 1969 and this is how is was then.



It all started with a blower.









That done I did a mock up on the engine to see how it would all look.









Then it was the rear slicks and wheels. I stripped most of the chrome from this kit. The real car didn't have that much chrome on it. The slicks are so different. They are hollow and can of hard to get flat. I was afraid I would sand through them before I got them round. ::)





Well that's it for now. I'll be back in a couple days for another update. Thanks for looking in and as always questions and comments are welcome.

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PostSubject: Re: Wynn's Winder   Fri 22 Mar 2013, 9:02 pm

Hey everyone, thought I would update this one. Thanks for the comments guys.

Got the engine almost done. What I found out here is the kit supplied tubing is to small to go over the little nubs they give you. I fixed this by putting the end of the tubing in warm water, then while it was soft I stuck a round toothpick into it. Then let it cool. This made it very easy to get things hooked up without breaking the nubs.









With all that dome I did a mock up of the chassis just to see how things would fit.





Then it was time to start fitting the body panels to the chassis. It really wasn't that bad, took about 30 minutes of sanding and fitting to get it all like it should be.

That one thing about building the older kits. The molds were all in a lot better shape and things just flat fit better.



With that done I splashed some primer on it and rechecked everything.







So that's about it for now. I'll be back to update again in a couple days. Thanks for looking in. All questions and comments are welcome.
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PostSubject: Re: Wynn's Winder   Fri 22 Mar 2013, 9:28 pm

Thanks to those that are looking in on this build.

I have the body panels all painted.and they still fit the chassis. That's a big plus.





Time to start putting the decals in place.







With all that behind me it is time to start back on the chassis. Power train and seat installed.





Fuel cell, oil filters and some more of the plumbing installed.



Running the brake lines was a little tricky, if I had it to do over I would have put this on before I put the differential into the chassis.





Once I got them in place I could finish the cockpit.



Nice when it all still fits. ;D



Finished the oil and fuel line plumbing.



Installed the front axle and steering rods.







Installed the rear brakes and called it good.




And that's it for this one. Off to the New Model Announcement. I don't want to spoil the reveal. :o

Thanks for looking in and following along. All comments and questions are welcome.

These 1/16Th scale kits are good. They do take up a lot of display room but are worth it. I plan to build more in the future.
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PostSubject: Re: Wynn's Winder   Fri 22 Mar 2013, 10:13 pm

wow that's one nice engine...super detailing
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PostSubject: Re: Wynn's Winder   Mon 08 Apr 2013, 12:39 am

Reminds me of when I did the 1/16 "Preying Mantis" with added parts from the then "Aurora" detail kits. Big scale is soooo different to work on! Fine work so far, good luck!
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