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  1. brian11to1

    brian11to1 Senior Member

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    Im building a Model of hte ITR by Revell. That isnt the hard or complicated part, Im building it as a all drag, full race model with side exit exhuast, fat front tires borrowed from a nascar model, the roll cage borrowed and modified from a nascar model. However Im confused as I also want to build the engine and Trubocharge and make it look as real as possible.

    my questions
    1. what to use for the turbo (i really dont want to buy antoher kit just for this peice)
    2. how to get the stripped interior look (im thinking of buying the thin sheets of plastic and makin it look like the inside of hte door w/o panels and rear paneling...etc...)
    3. what tires/wheels do i use for the rear
    4. what do i do about the ex/ manifold

    Any suggestions would be nice... I called in sick today cuase I had bad taco bell last night. Anyhow, I have some time on my hands. Thanks

    Brian
     
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    Loco Honkey Banned

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    1. Heat up the round tree and bend it around a nail or other small round object. This weill make the scrolls for the turbo. Same thing with the manifold.



    Is Taco Bell ever good?
     
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    brian11to1 Senior Member

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    Can you elaborate a little?


    Nevermind I understand on the turbo, but what about the manifold...
     
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    Loco Honkey Banned

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    Just heat the tree up and bend it a little at a time to make individual runners, and then glue them all together. Just be sure not to make it look like a Full Race manifold, or Geoff will get all pissed that you're copying his design. :)
     
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    brian11to1 Senior Member

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    haa haa thats what I wanted to do... and since it doesnt work can he really get mad?
     
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    I'm joking about him getting mad at you. After he came out with the equal length manifold, a few people copied the design, and he got all butt hurt.
     
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    On my model I built of a CTR that I boosted, I used an extra radiator for the intercooler(you can figure out how) and the silver round shit that all the peices come attached to I used for the turbo, manifold, piping, rollcage and what not. I had to build the car for a class in school called Model Cars, and the point was to do something to the model car that wasn't part of the model. So while everyone was putting DUBS on their S-10 models I bought a single cam model of an EK hatchback and bought a model of a Type-R Integra, put the motor from the integra in the civic along with full suspension, type-r wheels, turbo, and I made the type r lips fit on the civic. Too bad my damn teacher wanted to keep it so I have no pictures. :(
     
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    brian11to1 Senior Member

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    Damn, I was just about to ask about that... will you make me the turbo and such?
     
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    brian11to1 Senior Member

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    Well after days of searching I found an article of how to build your own cage out of aluminum. Here is a picture of the finished product:

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    Let me know if you have any input or tips/tricks of model building.
     
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