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« on: December 31, 2010, 04:49:36 PM »

I will start with a thank you to all the help and advice so far. You folks are great. I will flesh this out a bit more with details as I have time and the car evolves. I do have some sketches, measurements, many notes etc.

This first set of pictures show the plug going together over the holiday break. Going off my sketches I decided I needed to build the foundation (frame) around the final look of the body. This way I am not trying to skin a chassis that was put together with no parameters.














The four above shots show the first shaping. Blue foam laminated with silicone, shaped with an electric chainsaw and cheesegrater







The two above show laminating extra material to get teh shape closer to my template







Last 3 above show me starting out with Rage Filler that did fine, did not attack the foam, but my hardner was bad. Decided after talking to a fiberglass pal to just use drywall mud to get the shape roughed in. Way cheaper than Rage!
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« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2010, 07:05:24 PM »

More detail. Along with the chainsaw for rough shaping one picture shows a Japanese Pullsaw. This is by far the most versatile tool in my shop! Use it for fine woodworking and many more uses. This one is my first, an Irwin. Kinda cheap, I will upgrade to a nicer one for my finish carpentry after beating this one up on a Christmas Tree and foam shocked

I started this part over Christmas when I could not buy the steel. Had a plan and some scrap blue foam. Used 3 different types of silicone/caulk to glue em together. Again, what I had. Used Big stretch, Some chimney silicone and basic Painters caulk. My hot glue gun was too smalll but showed priomise.

As for the car, those that have been in the chat and talked to me on the HAMB know we are doing XO/GL to start. My partner, Tom is into inliners. The plan is to build a well-built car that we can cut our teeth on while working up the CID for faster XO engines. Starting with a bored out 235, plenty of room to grow in XO.

On the advice of others and my own ideas, the car will be setup for anything from a small V6 up to a Jimmy in length giving us many choices down the road.

Any questions, thoughts or input is appreciated. We are new to the LSR world.

Thanks, Trent
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« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2010, 08:26:07 PM »

Glad to see you moving forward with this project Trent. Can't wait to see how your build goes.
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« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2010, 09:18:48 PM »

Thanks man, doing all the behind the scenes legwork right now, I always feel better on a project when I haul the steel hom and set up mu frame jig.
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« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2010, 11:52:00 PM »

Are you looking at XO/GL, or XO/BGL?
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« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2011, 12:01:01 AM »

Like to hear some details on the 235?
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« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2011, 12:01:56 AM »

Are you looking at XO/GL, or XO/BGL?

Why? you afraid?
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« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2011, 12:05:51 AM »

Like to hear some details on the 235?

If you are the same Panic that has been banned from th Jockey Journal, the HAMB and other forums I dont care what you wonder.
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« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2011, 12:08:48 AM »

Are you looking at XO/GL, or XO/BGL?

Our first goal is XO/GL Sorry I was flippant
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« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2011, 08:08:30 AM »

Thanks Tman---the LSR comunity is a little small for very much trash talking.
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« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2011, 10:25:05 AM »

What a charming remark, and an excellent way to solicit helpful comments.
I'm sure your competence is equal to your manners (6 posts, 2 insults = 33%).
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« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2011, 10:32:07 AM »

Are you looking at XO/GL, or XO/BGL?

Our first goal is XO/GL Sorry I was flippant

Flippant no arrogant yes
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« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2011, 11:12:25 AM »

Panic isn't it about the time you delete your posts and runaway.
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« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2011, 11:17:56 AM »

I'm sure I speak for everyone in thanking you for your valuable contribution.

(if anyone is curious about his preference for rude behavior instead of actual dialogue, I'll be happy to explain it privately)
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« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2011, 11:18:58 AM »

Now, now, now, guys.  Open discussion and disagreement is fine -- but let's please keep it on a level of  plain disagreement and not tending toward name-calling.  It's the first day of a new year -- let's please try to keep things on a pleasant keep this year.

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