I have been wanting to build up several of the S&M cars for many years now. I had a Jo Han S&M Cuda that was missing the body and the AMT 71 Duster for the project. Starting with the Jo Han Hemi the first thing was to plug the hole in the block for the original kits axle. I ended up hacking up the oilpan to get it to clear the steering and add capacity. Turning it around would of been much easier if it had not been assembled 30 some years ago with tube glue.
I also sawed off the molded on bell housing and used a "lakewood style" from a "Rampage Camaro" kit , added some strip styrene to cover the open frame rails.
The Trunk floor was cut out to eliminate the spare tire well and molded in fueltank. Also the rear frame rails have been moved in to accommodate the narrower Jo Han Cuda Axle Housing
Lots of test fitting has been needed
Thanks for looking in till next time.
Sean DMember Since 26 Jan 2010
Offline Last Active Apr 09 2010 09:44 AM