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comp1839 05-12-2012 07:22 PM

1:8 scale '69 camaro pro mod (mike hill's car)
 
as most of you have figured out i have some friends at precision chassis in pottstown, pa. they recently completed mike hill's '69 camaro pro mod. i'm going to try to reproduce this car in 1:8 scale as to the best of my abilities. to start with there are no '69 camaro bodies available in 1:8 scale to even try to modify into the cynergy body that is on mike's car. so, i contacted a 3-d artist in brazil and with measuring tape in hand i got the basic dimensions and he proceeded to work up a 3-d drawing of a close proximity to but, not exactly like the cynergy body. next the drawing was sent to a company called TDR. tim at TDR worked the drawing so a 3-d printed body could be made. here are a few of the 3-d renderings from dan palatnik (the 3-d artist)

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...o%20mod/3m.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...o%20mod/42.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...o%20mod/4a.jpg

here is the 3-d printed body.

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...%20mod/012.jpg

comp1839 05-12-2012 07:29 PM

here are a few more of the body.

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...0mod/001-3.jpg

one with my hand in there, for a size reference.

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...%20mod/005.jpg

a little about the car. the camaro has a 5.20 bore space gene fulton motor in it with a bruno and a lenco 2 speed. front struts and a 4 link rear suspension coupled with a fabricated ford 9" rear. lots of titanium and carbon fiber everywhere.

so, i started by fabricating a ford 9" floater rear in brass.

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...0mod/011-1.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...odrearjpg2.jpg

comp1839 05-12-2012 07:30 PM

here is some more of the rear.

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...romodrear3.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...romodrear6.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...romodrear4.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...0mod/002-2.jpg

comp1839 05-12-2012 07:33 PM

here the center section of the ford rear.

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...%20mod/007.jpg

next came the lenco and the bruno torque converter drive.

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...%20mod/011.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...%20mod/008.jpg

shift pod.

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...%20mod/002.jpg

comp1839 05-12-2012 07:37 PM

next i had to machine a set of 4 braswell 2 barrel carbs from aluminum just 'cause they're so cool looking. they're not quite finished yet but i think you'll get a kick out of them.

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...%20mod/028.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...%20mod/029.jpg

now we get to the fun part. i started on the fulton power plant. the block is a dart billet piece so that's where i started.

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...0mod/001-5.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...0mod/010-4.jpg

comp1839 05-12-2012 07:41 PM

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...0mod/012-1.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...%20mod/027.jpg

next a jesel belt drive and an ATI damper with an MSD crank trigger.

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...0mod/004-2.jpg

a moroso 2 piece oil pan finishes the bottom end.

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...0mod/003-2.jpg

please remember almost everything you see here is hand machined by me.

comp1839 05-12-2012 07:43 PM

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...0mod/004-3.jpg

next came the heads and the valve covers.

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...0mod/006-1.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...0mod/002-5.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...0mod/009-4.jpg

comp1839 05-12-2012 07:45 PM

here's the finished block and heads.

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...0mod/001-9.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...0mod/002-7.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...0mod/003-4.jpg

and the finished oil pan.

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...0mod/004-5.jpg

hope you enjoy!!
any questions, just ask.

comp1839 05-12-2012 07:50 PM

i guess it might be a good idea to show you the car that i'm replicating. (duoh!) here's mike's car.

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...od/6711005.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...od/6711008.jpg

Billy W 05-12-2012 10:17 PM

Holy cow how much does it cost to have a 3D drawing done?.. i cna take those to make molds for the r/c drag cars.. or at least a version that can be modded to make some.... great work..very cooll...


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