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#1 CWD

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:42 AM

Just picked up this model from fee-bay, relatively cheap, with all plans to build.  Then, I looked at it, and I'm not sure I want to build it; all the parts are there, including decals, and the bags are still sealed.  I built it as a kid when it came out, still have the built kit.  Now, I'm wondering if I want to do something else with it.

 

Should I trade it away?  Build it?  Box-stock or mod?  Dare I say, kit-bash it?  Strip it and use it for parts?

 

Inquiring minds want to know... looking for input...



#2 Doobie

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:47 AM

What does it look like Ive never heard of it ?



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Posted 25 February 2013 - 12:43 PM

I say build it. Kits are made to be built! Different paint job maybe, or super detail it, but don't leave it collecting dust in the box!!!



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Posted 25 February 2013 - 01:12 PM

I believe this is it. I say build it. No sense in letting it collect dust. If you built it as a kid, revisit the time and build it better. 

 

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 01:13 PM

I built that kit as a kid also...it's a wild one, lots of parts...



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Posted 25 February 2013 - 01:40 PM

I would do a kit bash with it and swap the body for something else unique. I never did care for the real car. To me,it was just too impractical and over the top. IMO, it was one of the cars that put the pro street treatment over the edge.  



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Posted 25 February 2013 - 01:43 PM

Build the sucker:)

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 01:50 PM

Yeah - build that puppy.



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Posted 25 February 2013 - 02:06 PM

I'm feelin' the build comin' on... 
One thing I never did like was the body. I get it, going for something different at the time.  Now it needs something else different.

 

Thanks for all the feedback!



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Posted 25 February 2013 - 02:23 PM

Un-tub it and make it a salt flats car :)

 

I was a very impressionable teenager when that car was built. At the time, it was the shizzle d'bizzle. Then again, so were hair bands. Thank the Gods my tastes matured quickly. :D

 

I think I'd still build it as a salt racer. Actually, send it to me if you get stumped, and I will. :P



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Posted 25 February 2013 - 03:23 PM

Build it as the car its supposed to be, but like it was parked behind the shop and forgotten after the fad wore off.....rusty and neglected, with the engine in a stage of disassembly.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 04:12 PM

That's a fun kit.  I built one a long time ago.  It's really nicely detailed.



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Posted 25 February 2013 - 04:56 PM

Build it as the car its supposed to be, but like it was parked behind the shop and forgotten after the fad wore off.....rusty and neglected, with the engine in a stage of disassembly.

 

Yes! I like the sound of that. Build it, but rob some of the go fast parts off, fade the paint a bit, throw a tarp over part of it. These wild pro-street cars will be barn survivors some day too!



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Posted 25 February 2013 - 05:18 PM

I say build it if you deside not to use the decals I would love to buy or trade for them,I need them for mine,This kit was my holy grail of models then I got one but ruined the decals spilling coke on them.



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Posted 25 February 2013 - 05:59 PM

Build it as the car its supposed to be, but like it was parked behind the shop and forgotten after the fad wore off.....rusty and neglected, with the engine in a stage of disassembly.

 

Now that's a great idea right there!



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Posted 26 February 2013 - 05:04 AM

loved this car and the model, Revell put like two more bodies on it, i jus got those for the parts!

those tires!!!!!!!!

i put this chassis under the revell anglia, i might even someday finish it!



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Posted 26 February 2013 - 06:09 AM

loved this car and the model, Revell put like two more bodies on it, i jus got those for the parts!

those tires!!!!!!!!

i put this chassis under the revell anglia, i might even someday finish it!

 

I did the Corvette as a kid also, same chassis, engine, etc.  Being as narrow as it is, the selection seems limited.  

 

The aged pro street garage find survivor and the salt flat car ideas are both smoldering.  Both will still yield some parts that aren't going to be used, like the tires, and most of the engine. Of course, that just means it'll end up in other projects.



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Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:45 AM

I have the Beretta version of it  and the corvette  but never got the j2000 kit.  I do like the barn find idea sounds really cool!



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Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:58 AM

I haven't seen this kit in person, but I remember when the 1:1 car came out, It was in just about every car magazine you could think of! It will be intresting to see what you do with it (build it any way you want but just don't trade it away, you may regret it later!)



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Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:20 PM

After reading this thread I dug out my copy of the kit and started comparing bodies, wheelbases and widths and discovered that size-wise its a close match to a Mustang II.... now I know what to do with it.  B)