Jo-Han 1/25 scale Dyno Don Maverick 1 Year Project-Finished

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    That's pretty much what I did ol' buddy. Corrected ride height....

    The front got some re-positioning of the front spindles, a little sanding here and a little drilling there. All the rear springs needed was a slight re-arching. Now it's starting to look more like I want it to with a slight forward rake.

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    The chassis and proper stance has been the topic of building over the course of the last couple of months. One of the things that surprised me was the Fords use of red oxide primer on the bottom side of these cars. Never saw any of that on any of mine but hey…by the time I got those cars it was a good 25 years on down the line. lol

    Just an FYI. I did end up getting ahold of Round 2 and asking for the proper Wide Oval white lettered tires. I talked to what sounded like a kid on the phone and it didn’t appear that he knew too awful much about the product but was willing to help out. We’ll see what I get in the mail.

    Chassis in progress without the exhaust on just yet:

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    Speaking of exhaust systems, I’ll be starting on that next so I can get the chassis part of this build behind me. One thing I notice alot of times on the bottom side of completed auto builds is the presence of seams on the exhaust pipes. These tend to be overlooked by some modelers so I thought I’d point these seams out on the exhaust pipes in this kit.

    This is freshly cut from the sprue so you can still see the sprue attachment point but check out those nasty seams on the exhaust pipes. Those…will be disappearing soon. More updates coming over the next few days on this subject…

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    Thanks for the "likes" fellas!

    Today saw the completion of the chassis. I recreated the body color overspray on the bottom as well. I should be able to start on the engine now.

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    Got some work on the engine done. Still need to come back over the engine with a semi gloss coat though. Here's a quick mock up of where I'm at right now.....

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    Managed to get the engine all put together. I used the base engine and replaced the OOB carburetor with a 1/25 scale Holley Double Pumper from Shapeways 3D Printing services, the cooling fan& throttle & pivot levers are from Detail Master, Photoetch & Resin Air cleaner is from IceMan Collections on Ebay and spark plug wires are from Lex's Scale Modeling. Fuel lines are scratch built as are the wiring harness. Fuel fitting is from RB Motion and the retaining nuts for the alternator and coil wiring are from Detail Master.

    Glamour shots before she gets tucked away till a later part of the build.


    It's pretty close to my original 351W that I had waaay back when:



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    Amazing!!!
     
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    Thanks Hotrock!!

    Engines and interiors are my favorite parts of car building however I'm not liking the interior of this one as much as others. This one has some rather difficult spots particularly when it comes to the replication of some of the chrome/ aluminum plating trim.

    The door panel for these cars with the deluxe interior package looks like this:

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    Started with the OOB door panel. Here it is mocked up in my GT-350 spare kit just to show what we're working with here.

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    That door handle presents a nasty obstacle when trying to apply BMF to the brushed aluminum insert. After two failed attempts botching it up I just decided to remove the dang door handles and re-create the pockets that they go in so I could insert the metal ones that I ordered from Teds Modeling Marketplace later.

    As you can see...the efforts paid off.

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    Then came the addition of the chrome strip around the perimeter of the door panel insert as well as the addition of the mirror control lever and bezel/ retainer. Now we're just waiting on those door handles.

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    Got my goodies in that I was waiting on. Outside door handles from Fireball Models (They're GM handles but they are going to work out great in place of those solid/molded in door handles) and then the inside door handles that I was waiting on to finish the door panels up with from Pro Tech.

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    and then after installing the handles just this morning. I polished them up, since they're metal and installed them. Gives the panels a great 3D look and you can see the reflection of the handles in the door trim which I thought was a good touch.

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