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  • #16
    coming along nice
    Good to see kit bashing is still done. We need more projects seen in the works.

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    • #17
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ID:	27266 The chassis fits the ole cuda pretty good. Now I gotta figure a good way to mount it to the body. I may just use post. Any suggestions?
      Eric Foster
      Port Republic Va

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      • #18
        I am following this thread because I plan on doing basically the same thing , but I plan on stretching the chassis using strips of flat brass .

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        • #19
          But with this I will know you will be able to shorten them also

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          • #20
            I have a few resin bodies . And the way I plan on mounting them is with popsicle sticks epoxy to the bodies . I have brass inserts also .

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            • slothead
              slothead commented
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              If you have a hobby shop around consider balsa wood strips instead of popsicle sticks. Balsa wood is very light weight, files easily to size, and accepts screws nicely after drilling a small pilot hole. I glue a few strips together to get the desired thickness (height) and use double sided foam tape to secure to the body.

          • #21
            Originally posted by one32 View Post
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            Using 3 posts is my preferred mounting method, 2 in the front and one centre rear and it's not too hard to change the chassis mount position.

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            Bram,
            CHCH NZ

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            • #22
              Fathead59,
              The "shortening" method will surely work both ways. I have a couple chassis's set up to do just that. Stretch
              I already have the brass cut for the first one. I'm gonna take Chrisguys advice and do the second one with styrene tube, and piano wire.
              Chris says the chassis should flex a little bit. I thought just the opposite. It makes sense to have some " give" in the chassis now that I think about it. (still learning)
              I have 2 resin 65 malibu chevelle's I got off 873chris on ebay a while back. I plan on using the bumpers, and grills off a diecast 65 malibu to give it a little shine .
              I will post progress with photos very soon.
              Here I am a Ford man, and building everything but Fords!!!!!!!!! Go figure
              Eric Foster
              Port Republic Va

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              • slothead
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                Building a few Bow Ties or Mopars now and then is good for the soul, after all the Blue Ovals are gonna need them to beat up on.

            • #23
              one32 , get all of the mistakes out on the Chevys , this way when you do your Fords they will be mistake free . And I am a Hot Rod fan , I do not have one particular brand of car maker that I like over the others . As long as it is fast and looks good .

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              • #24
                Roger that fathead59
                Yeah, every car I do, I learn new tricks, so I think your advice is great.
                Eric Foster
                Port Republic Va

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