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 Post subject: CVD #126 "Tribute" I guess... (pics update 12/6/09)
PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 9:52 pm 
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One of my decal customers sent me this 80's style modified body (I'm not dis'ing the guy, I just didn't want to
mention his name so he doesn't get blasted with requests for bodies... feel free to chime in, you know who you
are)...

Any ways, the term "Tribute Build" has been seeming to be the buzz word lately for builds that don't represent
any one specific car... So I guess this will fit into that category as a Craig Von Dohren tribute build. I took elements
from what seems like three different cars from the same time frame, whipped up a set of decals, and I guess I'm
going with that.

The body was cut to fit the Tobias kit chassis, so that's what I'll be using... modified quite a bit of coarse:
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This is sort of a gap filler project so I don't expect it to go anywhere too fast, plus it's a bit out of my comfort zone :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: CVD #126 "Tribute" I guess...
PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:05 am 
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Looks like this will be a pretty sweet little build, please keep up with the pics when you have it done.
excellent so far!
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It's nice to get out of the comfort zone now & then. Looks great from the start.

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 Post subject: Re: CVD #126 "Tribute" I guess...
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Wow Mike! Those cals are clean and crisp :bowdown:

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 Post subject: Re: CVD #126 "Tribute" I guess...
PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:07 pm 
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Dogfish_7 wrote:
Wow Mike! Those cals are clean and crisp :bowdown:


Thanks!, there's some additional striping for on the hood but those won't go on until
I figure out the chassis and see how the hood's gonna sit.


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 Post subject: Re: CVD #126 "Tribute" I guess... (pics update 12/1/09)
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Well I kind of got going on the chassis (Hey! I did say a modified Tobias chassis...),
now I'm sort of "running with scissors and a blindfold" on this chassis, I haven't got
a single picture of a naked frame from this era... But you know what? Nobodies gonna
see it any way with the body on it!
Also finished the decals, again kind of wing'n since it really doesn't represent any one
specific car.
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Let's just see where it goes...

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 Post subject: Re: CVD #126 "Tribute" I guess... (pics update 12/1/09)
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This is really coming along quite nicely. I have always liked that era of dirt cars and this is a sharp one.

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 Post subject: Re: CVD #126 "Tribute" I guess... (pics update 12/1/09)
PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 6:23 pm 
THIS LOOKS GREAT MIKE. LIKE YOU SAID, NOBODY WILL KNOW ANY DIFFERENT ONCE THE BODY IS ON IT. KEEP CHUGGING ALONG.

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 Post subject: Re: CVD #126 "Tribute" I guess... (pics update 12/1/09)
PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 7:04 pm 
I'm liken that chassis Mike!


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 Post subject: Re: CVD #126 "Tribute" I guess... (pics update 12/1/09)
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sweet lookin Mod! I like the chassis as well.
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 Post subject: Re: CVD #126 "Tribute" I guess... (pics update 12/1/09)
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Very nice Mike!!! :bowdown:

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 Post subject: Re: CVD #126 "Tribute" I guess... (pics update 12/1/09)
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Very pretty modified, Mike. Love the red and gold.

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 Post subject: Re: CVD #126 "Tribute" I guess... (pics update 12/1/09)
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The body is probably my favorite era for modifieds. I like this one a lot.


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 Post subject: Re: CVD #126 "Tribute" I guess... (pics update 12/6/09)
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Just a quick update...
Got all the nerf bars added... IMHO, the rear nerfs really pulled it together :wink:
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Starting the interior sheet metal, the fuel cell and radiator brackets next. I have
decided that I'm goin' with the mud plugs on the rear rims... Let's me use some of
those rims I have that have been floating around with no targeted use...

I may have burned myself on the side nerfs, they come back too far... :oops:
There may be some reconstructive surgery on the agenda, little lipo on the "luv
handles", so to speak :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: CVD #126 "Tribute" I guess... (pics update 12/6/09)
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looking good !!!

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 Post subject: Re: CVD #126 "Tribute" I guess... (pics update 12/6/09)
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Looks Cool! Really liking this one Mike. 8)
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 Post subject: Re: CVD #126 "Tribute" I guess... (pics update 12/6/09)
PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 12:17 pm 
THIS IS COMING ALONG GREAT. NICE LOOKING FAB WORK AS USUAL.

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 Post subject: Re: CVD #126 "Tribute" I guess... (pics update 12/6/09)
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Looks great Mike. The rear bumper is a fantastic model itself. I will agree with your own assessment on the side bars.

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Understeer/push: you hit the wall with the front of the car.
Oversteer/loose: you hit the wall with the back of the car.
Horsepower: how fast you hit the wall.
Torque: how far you take the wall with you.


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 Post subject: Re: CVD #126 "Tribute" I guess... (pics update 12/6/09)
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Mike, This car brings back memories of Grandview back in "85. We used to sit next to Bonita Hyneman which her and her husband Glenn owned this car. They were really nice people.
I like what you have so far, but those nerf bars would even make Kenny B. jealous. :D
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