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#1 Pullin Gears

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 05:21 PM

This is one of my favorite builds. It is clean and simple. The body is painted Duplicolor Metal Specks blue with Testor's clear. The wheels and tires are from the parts box; Cragars with slicks on the rear and skinnys on the front.
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It took a little work to get the tailgate to line up, but the end results were worth it.
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Originally I had planned on a big-block swap, but after I realized the exhaust was molded to the chassis, I decided to keep the v6. I did of course add a little more horsepower so it could spin those slicks! The motor recieved a scratch built single turbo setup. The air cleaner and turbo were also parts box finds. All the piping is evergreen rod with painted tape bands/clamps.
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Interior was paint detailed, with the addition of a custom line-loc equipped shifter made from a pin.
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The underside is pretty much box stock. I trimmed the rear springs/shocks for the proper stance, and I painted the rear diff. cover like a checkered flag. You can see the bottom of the intercooler I made out of scrap plastic, in front of the front sway bar.
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I used the kit's "custom" grill, and gave it a blackwash. The underhood bowtie was hand-painted.
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Thanks for looking, Comments and criticism welcome!

#2 PBII

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 09:21 PM

Looks good - nice and clean

#3 slusher

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 02:36 AM

Really nice build. l like your personal touches....

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 06:33 AM

Nice job.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 10:32 AM

I like it.

#6 MichaelJ

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 01:21 PM

That is one sweet ride. I really like the detail. Good job!

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#7 crazyjim

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 01:55 PM

Clean and SHINY :) :) :)

#8 george 53

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 02:21 PM

Very nice. I like the homebuilt turbo!

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 03:00 PM

Good looking Elcamino...