Above and left: I handmade the headers using heavy
copper wire with brass for the collector. I polished the
headers and then gave them a coat of clear so that
they will stay beautiful. Notice that I used real copper
wire for the brake lines coming from brake master
cylinder and the fuel lines to the big Holley carbs. I
build my V- 8 engines from a resin mold I made. The
engine block, heads, intake manifolds, and carbs are
all made separately to get a more realistic look.
Below, left: I wired the headlights, turn signals, side
markers, and taillights, so they all work.
Builds like Dan’s serve as an inspiration.
They inspire us here at RCCA by showing our
readers’ craftsmanship and creativity, and
we hope they inspire you guys out there to
push your own projects to the next level.
Dan started just like many of you: with a
passion for RC, a desire to create something
unique, and the dedication to hone his skills.
What he accomplished with the Blazer is
something special, but regular Readers’ Rides
is where it started and how we first got to
know Dan’s work. He emailed us a few hi-res
pics and a couple of paragraphs of info—just
like many of you do every month. But there
are tons more of you out there. All of you
guys who are building and customizing your
own rigs, remember to send them in to us
at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to
show your vehicle in Readers’ Rides. And who
knows? Maybe we’ll even do a feature story
like this one on your next project! ✇