Hey my names Chad and I made this account tonight. Before deciding to post these pics I had no Idea that people were doing things that are happening on this forum. Before knowing, I thought of myself as a crazed drug addict for trying a motor swap on a plastic model car. Thanks to you guys maybe now I can fit in somewhere, and no im not a drug addict, maybe a model car addict! When I was 16 years old my girlfriend at the time told me to throw away all my model cars that I had worked on throughout my life. I threw away 16 model cars including some my grandfathers that he had put together in the mid-60's. I know, stupid me. Luckily I decided to get a zip-lock bag and keep a few cars and mostly parts that i was attracted to at the time thinking I might throw something crazy together later on when she's gone. Well shes gone now so here it is. Yes im new and im def behind all of you guys. Sorry if ive disrespected anyone with a chevy engine in a ford if thats right..?.?. Also I havent quite mastered my camera with these cars so the quality is extremely poor, Heres my first build since when I was way younger. Im 24 now. I have a few more that are in progress and ill try to post them soon. Heres the mustang. Idk what year it is or what brand of kit it is. Its not the prettiest youve ever seen but with this forum ive now discovered I no longer feel like an idiot for spending so much time on a piece of plastic resembling a car. Tell me what you think. Im just now beginning to get the feel in the extreme details. Most of my distributors are red to try and resemble an MSD. Let me know what you think im all ears! It has an engine out of a random #6 Mark Martin valvoline ford that I dont have the box to so I have no idea what it is. I had to do alot of cutting to the firewall and bottom of the floor boards to make this work. Everything on the engine was previously been painted and has a few missing parts. One of my friends had given me the Mustang with a missing engine and multiple parts that I had to make myself including the battery which was made out of an off brand cigarette lighter. Painted yellow to resemble an optima...idk thought it would be cool. Chrome oil catch can in the front rad support that I made out of the frame your parts come from in a kit from the Cobra im trying to post. Hell it even has a gear shift I'd found from a lamborgini diablo model. Wheels and tires are from a 32 ford coupe that I have no idea the brand of kit. I really liked how the headers show under the car real well. I had to heat the plastic to bend the headers so they wouldnt rub the bottom of the floor pan and look level. I did not paint it I believe the car came this way right out of the box. Its prety much done I have more that need finished including a 67 426 Charger, Shelby Cobra and an Audi R8 I got for my birthday. Both are over half way done, I can wait to show you guys and see what you think
Edited by Scanduhless, 31 March 2013 - 06:25 PM.