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#1 Scuderia

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 08:37 AM

As I mentioned in a research thread, I hate the nose appearance of the SVO. With that being said I looked for options. I tried a radical piece from Martinfan that didn't look like it'd work and settled for this idea. I took a nose from a 93 cobra ebay gluebomb, modified the body by cutting off a lil extention on the body and gluing it on. It'll need sanding and putty to fill. The Hood is a Fox good with vents cut from the 1990 Grand Prix Turbo hood. It's there for test purposes mostly, although i may use it. I'd like to get it resin-cast but we'll see.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 09:55 AM

I like the direction of where the hood is going. Keep up the good work.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 11:04 AM

I just about fell out chair when I saw you started a WIP thread :lol:

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 11:18 AM

Lol i know right? i told you i was getting back to the bench soon. I even did a lot on my 70 Boss this weekend.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 11:19 AM

did you get that kit at the hobby lobby in fayettville nc.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 11:21 AM

reason im asking is they had one of those ferraris marked down because it had been opened and a ton of those svo kits

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 11:27 AM

No I didn't i've never been to N.C. actually. I got it at a HL or a Michaels up here with a coupon a few months back.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 11:34 AM

sorry. the one i was talking about had a tag on it that said opened, all parts included. it sounded like every part had been cut off the trees so i passes. the tag looked just like the one on your box. any way, good luck on this build.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 12:19 PM

Well LG, its nice to see you back, I am thinking about giving it up myself :angry:

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 12:33 PM

That's what we all say. Without knowing, I'll guess: just dunk it in the purple soup, take a day off and revisit the situation later lol

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 01:04 PM

That's what we all say. Without knowing, I'll guess: just dunk it in the purple soup, take a day off and revisit the situation later lol


Yeah x3 different builds, its just been really frustrating, but whats adding to it, is trying to strip Tamiya paint, its a pain

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 04:45 PM

What are the plans for this one?

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 04:54 PM

Looks good so far.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 05:00 PM

What are the plans for this one?


Building the rest as normal, except for the wheels. The SVO wheels are ugly as butt. It'll be red with a black interior probably. I don't know off hand what colours SVO's came in I haven't looked it up yet.

I see what people were saying about the 87 Turbo coupe engine and things being better for this. This engine in here looks bland in comparison.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 05:50 PM

A small bit of progress here. Got the hose sanded up and some panel lines deepened at the rear, on the hatch. Got it in primer to check out what i need to do on the driver-side to sand up. Did some touch-up on the custom hood as well.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 03:52 AM

Looks like it is gonna be a cool one! Do you have plans for the SVO four cylinder?

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 06:08 AM

Right now I'm undecided. Its either the box SVO engine, or the 87 Thunderbird TC engine which looks better. (IMO)

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 06:17 PM

Was able to get some focused progress in this evening. Fixed up my nose to the best of my ability and laid some red down. Chassis and exhaust are in, but seem simple. I'm considering SOME wiring underneath but don't know where to start.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 06:20 PM

Looking good

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 06:23 PM

Thanks... There's like NO parts to this kit. It could be a weekend builder really lol. I'm trying to find other ways to spice it up a bit.