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#1 RancheroSteve

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 07:01 AM

The old Monogram curbside kit with a few upgrades.

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Comments & questions welcome - thanks for looking.

#2 simonr

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 07:06 AM

Excellent model of this classic racer...great photography too.


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Posted 05 June 2012 - 07:18 AM

Looks great, Steve!

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 07:19 AM

Excellent work!

#5 Jon Cole

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 07:31 AM

That looks great, Steve. Do like!

#6 cobraman

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 07:54 AM

That looks very nice. I always liked that car.

#7 Mike Kucaba

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 08:04 AM

Nice build,and photos. What were the upgrades? I have a couple of these and they appear very basic.

#8 RancheroSteve

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 08:18 AM

Nice build,and photos. What were the upgrades? I have a couple of these and they appear very basic.


Yes, it's a very basic kit, but the proportions are decent.

1. I made new wheels by casting the wheels from the LS Chaparral 2C. The Monogram kit wheels are too shallow, especially the rears.

2. I added the scoop and oil cooler on the right side. This was a crude, last minute addition to the car when it raced at Daytona, which is the version the kit represents.

3. I added the top portion of an SBC and made some stacks from aluminum tubing.

4. I opened up all the molded in screened areas and replaced the plastic with metal screen. I replaced the exhaust pipes with aluminum tubing.

5. I replaced the goggled driver's head with an un-goggled head from a Fujimi driver's set and painted him to look like Jo Bonnier.

There might be a couple of other minor things, but that's all I can remember right now.

#9 Draggon

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 09:32 AM

Looks fantastic, one of my favorite kits, ya did a great job on all the improvements!

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 11:07 AM

Very nice!

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 11:10 AM

Great build! Love the Chaparrals. You did an excellent job with a very basic kit.

#12 Steven Zimmerman

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 11:19 AM

This is one of those kits I always wanted to build, but never got around to.....GREAT job, and thanks for the memories....'Z'

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 12:20 PM

  • Nice build Steve, nice to see one built well. As as a basic kit they're a great starting point and with a little research build into a nice model.
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Posted 05 June 2012 - 01:25 PM

Oh! Now that's really nice! Great build.

LOVE those Chaparrals!


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Posted 05 June 2012 - 03:33 PM

Beautiful work on a great subject.

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 10:07 PM

GREAT BUILD!

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 11:07 PM

Nice job mate ;)

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 07:48 AM

Wow, great build. love those pics. Reminds me of Racer's X car on the old Speed Racer.

#19 Alyn

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 08:09 AM

Ah, the good old days.

Nicely done.

#20 Mark Kokoszki

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 09:16 AM

Great build! One of my favorite cars.