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the FEROCIOUS Fiat - A 60's Altered!


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#1 Dennis Lacy

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 04:27 PM

This Fiat Altered was built as part of a community project on a Facebook group for drag racing. It started life as the veneriable Double Dragster kit with some personal touches added. I really enjoyed this one, the DD kit is just too much fun!

- Small Block Chevy engine from the FED in the Double Dragster kit.

- B&M Hydro transmission and shifter linkage from Revell's parts pack 283 Chevy.

- Finned timing cover, valve covers and oil pan from AMT's parts pack 283 Chevy.

- Scratchbuilt injector pipes, fuel block and fuel hose added to Double Dragster's otherwise boring Hilborn fuel injection.

- Kit magneto wired.

- Cut the kit header tubes off their flanges and made new header tubes from styrene tubing so they're not only free of mold lines and beefier, they're actually round too!

- Gauge face decals and photo-etched bezels added to gauge bracket on steering mount.

- Modelhaus T110 front tires and vintage AMT Firestone slicks.

- Tamiya "Mica Silver' with a mixture of Double Dragster decals.

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#2 W-409

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 07:10 PM

Very Nice and Old School style build! Makes me wanting to get mine on the bench... Yeah, anyway, nice to see Chevy Smallblock installed in Fiat Altered too, nice detailing on it also.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:41 AM

I like it. Cool build up of one of the all-time best vintage kits.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:52 AM

The Kat is Back! Nice.


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Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:27 PM

Sweet ! I love that old kit.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:35 AM

Really nice build on an old classic...

#7 Mister Twister

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 01:30 AM

Thats a real nice, clean looking build. Great work you've done on it.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 05:45 AM

Dennis ........FINE job on this build.........looks GREAT!!!!!!!

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 11:36 AM

REAL NICE BUILD DENNIS!

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 11:54 AM

I love projects like this, and this one perfectly captures the timeless appeal of this kit. Thanks for posting Dennis! TIM

#11 Chris in Berwyn

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:59 AM

Nice! And I like how you went with the pressurized fuel tank. I did that on two of my vintage drag builds. Great job!!

#12 Mike 1017

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:19 AM

I like it !!!!

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:05 AM

Awesome, what a tough looking Fiat, dig that engine! But I guess you already know how I feel ^_^