I'm still trying to decide what to build for a Tribute , so I dug out something I started a looong time ago ! Back in 1982 I started a 1/16 Cobra modeled after the Steve Arntz Replica that was on the cover of Hot Rod in 1979 . Using the MPC kit , I scratch built the frame and suspension using brass tubing . I just unboxed it for the first time this past weekend and took these photos .
It's pretty banged up and the paint has yellowed . It was Bright Red with a Bright White stripe !
The interior panels are aluminum and have oxidized pretty badly .
Overall , I think it looks pretty crude and may not be worth rebuilding . I have anither MPC kit that hasn't been touched yet .
This shot shows the front frame extension is broken . Also the working suspension can be seen .
Bottom views showing the frame and all the plumbing . One of the lower control arms is broken . I'm not sure why the rear links are rect. tubing , and there are no uppers !
The braided hoses are the shielding found in electronic wiring . It looks pretty bad compared with what we have available today .
The fuel tank is an R/C item and the battery must be from the kit .
That aluminum floor is probabably the worst part of this thing !
Okay , like I said it's probably not worth saving , but I'm looking for ideas . Save all or part ? Or set it aside and start over .
I got carried away with the photos , didn't mean to take up so much space .
I really need some input on this one !
I know the paint yellowed but it still looks good red and yellow.