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alan
05-21-2012, 03:37 PM
I've been kinda smitten by the whole 'classic muscle' thing since Kevin brought out the Bel Air so I picked up one of Parma's other bodies and a couple more Cyclones on the cheap.

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa424/alanwernerphoto/IMG_0205.jpg

These fancy race chassis' are a little too bling for my taste but as the concentrated degreaser I got didn't do anything at all like Grease Lightning seems to, I'm going with the heat method of de-anodizing.

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa424/alanwernerphoto/IMG_0197-1.jpg

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa424/alanwernerphoto/IMG_0199.jpg

The various aluminum parts responded differently.

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa424/alanwernerphoto/IMG_0206-2.jpg

The high quality steering hubs came out totally clean while the titanium turnbuckles just got funky.

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa424/alanwernerphoto/IMG_0209.jpg

ChevyLuv
05-21-2012, 03:42 PM
very cool al im liking it

alan
05-21-2012, 03:46 PM
Inspiration:

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa424/alanwernerphoto/XDYNO-vs-BESWICK-1961.jpg

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa424/alanwernerphoto/drag-racing-chevy-impala-1961.jpg

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa424/alanwernerphoto/thumbphp.jpg

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa424/alanwernerphoto/5100-1.jpg

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa424/alanwernerphoto/157start.jpg

I love these old stripped out and chopped up short track beauties:

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa424/alanwernerphoto/BobbyAllisons1961ChevylatemodelbeforeThankstoGeneA tchleyforthephoto.jpg

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa424/alanwernerphoto/shorttrack025-vi.jpg

Inspiration for all:

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa424/alanwernerphoto/nanook_550x355-1.jpg

Little Guy
05-21-2012, 05:46 PM
the de-anodizing worked beautiful. Total custom. Great Choice on the Impala, sir. :D

matt c
05-21-2012, 07:27 PM
Ray left one of those Muscle Machine motors here less the scoop. I can ask him if you can have it? There's all the muffler pieces etc. also. I think it's the same one I have in the Cuda.

Oh, and I like what you're doing. I'm curious to see it in person. I've seen the '64 and it's a bit boxy. That one might look a little more proportionate?

Headquake
05-21-2012, 08:17 PM
:popcorn: :biggthumpup:

UNGLEWD
05-21-2012, 09:25 PM
This is going to be cool stuff buddy... can't wait to line up beside it!

alan
05-23-2012, 01:05 PM
My engine compartment won't be this detailed:

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa424/alanwernerphoto/1004sr_031961_chevrolet_impala_front_clipengine.jp g

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa424/alanwernerphoto/1961-chevrolet-impala-ss-409-4.jpg

And my interior will look nothing like this:

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa424/alanwernerphoto/1961-chevrolet-impala-ss-409-3.jpg

alan
05-23-2012, 01:09 PM
Sanded down the rear hexes to narrow things a little but the tires still rub on the body.:dry:

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa424/alanwernerphoto/IMG_0215a.jpg

UNGLEWD
05-23-2012, 01:18 PM
Paint on the outside and let it rub! evil

alan
05-23-2012, 01:25 PM
I think my final design is leaning towards the old stock cars. I've also left room on the chassis for battery relocation so weight distribution can be played with; If all goes as planned, this car should perform great in oval and trans-am style racing as well.

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa424/alanwernerphoto/GYI0061803014_crop_450x500.jpg

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa424/alanwernerphoto/NASCARTorino_01_700.jpg

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa424/alanwernerphoto/hardtops097.jpg

alan
05-23-2012, 01:31 PM
Paint on the outside and let it rub! evil

Amen!:horns:

tozrovr
05-25-2012, 05:09 AM
Dyno Don! Nice!

"My Four speed, dual quad, positraction four oh nine..."

Chaos
05-29-2012, 08:24 PM
Love those machines as well, great ideas...can't wait to see you come up with for a finished product.

UNGLEWD
05-29-2012, 10:35 PM
Any progress tonight Al?
I like the first one...

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa424/alanwernerphoto/GYI0061803014_crop_450x500.jpg

alan
05-29-2012, 10:50 PM
Had to take a few days to Spring-clean the house (my kidney-stone episode combined with my seized up back had left the place in rough shape). What little spare time I had today I spent trying to catch up to you and MattC in GT5 experience.;) ... Now back to the 409 (so beautifully sung about by Tozrovr)...

imthatguy
05-30-2012, 05:59 AM
Drink more water Al, and make more cars and trucks. There, that's my prescription. And more cowbell.

alan
05-30-2012, 12:29 PM
:laugh: I tried more cowbell but they're so hard to swallow.

alan
08-02-2013, 12:58 PM
I'm loving the platinum blue! Unfortunately it's the "easy-peel" coating with the body painted chrome on the inside... On the outside, I'll start by using up every nearly empty can I have.
http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa424/alanwernerphoto/x1.jpg (http://s1197.photobucket.com/user/alanwernerphoto/media/x1.jpg.html)
http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa424/alanwernerphoto/x2.jpg (http://s1197.photobucket.com/user/alanwernerphoto/media/x2.jpg.html)

alan
08-02-2013, 01:06 PM
Here's what inspired me to get back to this project:http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa424/alanwernerphoto/Bonneville4.jpg (http://s1197.photobucket.com/user/alanwernerphoto/media/Bonneville4.jpg.html)http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa424/alanwernerphoto/SpeedWeek2009-505.jpg (http://s1197.photobucket.com/user/alanwernerphoto/media/SpeedWeek2009-505.jpg.html)http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa424/alanwernerphoto/IM001702.jpg (http://s1197.photobucket.com/user/alanwernerphoto/media/IM001702.jpg.html)http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa424/alanwernerphoto/salt3.jpg (http://s1197.photobucket.com/user/alanwernerphoto/media/salt3.jpg.html)http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa424/alanwernerphoto/Bonneville-2010.jpg (http://s1197.photobucket.com/user/alanwernerphoto/media/Bonneville-2010.jpg.html)http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa424/alanwernerphoto/maxresdefault.jpg (http://s1197.photobucket.com/user/alanwernerphoto/media/maxresdefault.jpg.html)http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa424/alanwernerphoto/1G9P0262-mb-tz-gl-c-800pix-wm.jpg (http://s1197.photobucket.com/user/alanwernerphoto/media/1G9P0262-mb-tz-gl-c-800pix-wm.jpg.html)

sgl
08-02-2013, 01:54 PM
There all pretty good, but I really like the #3 Kennel Club car with the red accents.
I have never heard of the heat anodize removal tip. Looking at the how to picture, I'm assuming you apply direct heat and raise the temp slowly till you have the desired effect? Which vary depending on the aluminium and anodizing process?

alan
08-02-2013, 04:24 PM
There all pretty good, but I really like the #3 Kennel Club car with the red accents.
I have never heard of the heat anodize removal tip. Looking at the how to picture, I'm assuming you apply direct heat and raise the temp slowly till you have the desired effect? Which vary depending on the aluminium and anodizing process?

Correct! Some came totally clean, some didn't. Some vaporized during the process. USE THIS TECHNIQUE WITH CAUTION!

sgl
08-02-2013, 04:49 PM
Correct! Some came totally clean, some didn't. Some vaporized during the process. USE THIS TECHNIQUE WITH CAUTION!
Ha! Cautions my middle name! or was it incautious? Actually point well taken thanks for the input, I have been hesitant to use the oven cleaner trick, this looks more manageable and well safer.
Thanks
Scott

alan
08-03-2013, 12:09 PM
I'm not sure this is safer. I just didn't have the appropriate chemicals (cleaners etc.) at the time so I used plan b.

alan
08-06-2013, 12:11 AM
I think I've chosen a colour.
http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa424/alanwernerphoto/sucp_1004_061961_chevy_impala_ssrear_view.jpg (http://s1197.photobucket.com/user/alanwernerphoto/media/sucp_1004_061961_chevy_impala_ssrear_view.jpg.html )http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa424/alanwernerphoto/5259.jpg (http://s1197.photobucket.com/user/alanwernerphoto/media/5259.jpg.html)http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa424/alanwernerphoto/61_Impala_2dr_hdtop_004.jpg (http://s1197.photobucket.com/user/alanwernerphoto/media/61_Impala_2dr_hdtop_004.jpg.html)http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa424/alanwernerphoto/cut5.jpg (http://s1197.photobucket.com/user/alanwernerphoto/media/cut5.jpg.html)http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa424/alanwernerphoto/cut6.jpg (http://s1197.photobucket.com/user/alanwernerphoto/media/cut6.jpg.html)

sgl
08-06-2013, 06:34 AM
Good choice, white on the Impala make the classic lines pop and the red just fast!

crawl330h
08-06-2013, 07:07 AM
That's a good looking Impala, gotta ask though, in the last 2 is that the RC just photoshopped into a real picture or something? It looks incredibly real, but the front and rear look a little flat from the angle

imthatguy
08-06-2013, 07:49 AM
That's a good looking Impala, gotta ask though, in the last 2 is that the RC just photoshopped into a real picture or something? It looks incredibly real, but the front and rear look a little flat from the angle

Forced perspective at work.

UNGLEWD
08-06-2013, 07:54 AM
Really cool Al, great choice on the color scheme.
I know that shop! ;)

Headquake
08-06-2013, 10:05 AM
Wow! Turned out great Al. ::starstruck

alan
08-06-2013, 11:10 AM
Thanks, guys!

And yes, Crawl330h, as Mr. Guy mentioned, that is the RC photographed using the 'forced perspective' technique.

Ikaros
08-06-2013, 11:23 AM
Thanks, guys!

And yes, Crawl330h, as Mr. Guy mentioned, that is the RC photographed using the 'forced perspective' technique.

Thanks Alan,
I needed these comments to notice that. Great job!

Honger
08-06-2013, 12:05 PM
http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa424/alanwernerphoto/cut6.jpg[/URL]

Oh snap! The way you included this photo with all the others I didn't even notice the forced perspective... so well done!

alan
08-06-2013, 02:24 PM
You guys are making my day! Thank you! :beerchug:

Wrencher
08-06-2013, 07:13 PM
I seriously thought they where still pics of a 1:1 you where posting for reference on the paint scheme.

Awesome photos Al

sgl
08-06-2013, 09:09 PM
Great photo, I had to look twice and it was the armature alley on the quarter panel that tipped me. Great job!

UNGLEWD
08-07-2013, 02:21 PM
I keep looking back to it, remind me so much of the old 409 BBW Chevys... bet it'll look rad off the line!

DRW-FJ40
08-07-2013, 05:28 PM
Thanks Alan,
I needed these comments to notice that. Great job!

Me too. you really gotta look to realize it's not 1:1. Love these old cars, I had a '68 convertable when I was a young lad.

sgl
08-07-2013, 05:57 PM
Me too. you really gotta look to realize it's not 1:1. Love these old cars, I had a '68 convertable when I was a young lad.
In 68 I was riding a Honda trail 90, You know the one step through frame ( like a girls bike) so I could touch the ground. That and my bicycle and your stylin in a convertible! No wonder you guy's have the old car thing dialed. So Alan what were you tooling around in? I bet it wasn't a Corvair convertible!

DRW-FJ40
08-08-2013, 05:18 AM
In 68 I was riding a Honda trail 90, You know the one step through frame ( like a girls bike) so I could touch the ground. That and my bicycle and your stylin in a convertible! No wonder you guy's have the old car thing dialed. So Alan what were you tooling around in? I bet it wasn't a Corvair convertible!

Well, it was in 1979, I was 16 years old when I had it. I do like the older styles better though.

Anyway, beautiful job Alan. I've always wondered where you could take that body and you've shown me. Would love to see some close up shots & would be cool to put it in some old actual race scenes.

alan
08-09-2013, 10:22 AM
Big thanks, everyone! You're all very kind!


I keep looking back to it, remind me so much of the old 409 BBW Chevys... bet it'll look rad off the line!

Let me know if you want the original photo to crop for the homepage, Kev. (Apologies for what I know is an arrogant offer)


In 68 I was riding a Honda trail 90, You know the one step through frame ( like a girls bike) so I could touch the ground. That and my bicycle and your stylin in a convertible! No wonder you guy's have the old car thing dialed. So Alan what were you tooling around in? I bet it wasn't a Corvair convertible!

These 'classics' are actually from before my time. I didn't start driving till the 1980's; It was a full sized Chevy party van.


Well, it was in 1979, I was 16 years old when I had it. I do like the older styles better though.

Anyway, beautiful job Alan. I've always wondered where you could take that body and you've shown me. Would love to see some close up shots & would be cool to put it in some old actual race scenes.

I've had a few race scenes in mind but they require extensive setup and extra hands. The next photos will likely be the closeups.

matt c
08-09-2013, 11:59 PM
Oh waow. Forced perspective got me again. I didn't even notice. So cool. Looks great.