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GT350-500. Skunkworks "Stealth". Or at least that is what im calling it


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#1 lanesteele240

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 12:52 PM

Well my convertable GT500 build is coming to a end and its time to start a new one.
Ok, first off, my goals always get twisted. My builds always take other paths than planned. So, here is what i plan. Forgive me if it varies . Take the body off a RM GT350, put it on a RM GT500, paint it black add the the stripes. I would like to tone down the engine and some how take the super charger off and just have a fuel injection engine. That would make me scratch a intake. That sounds hard.

Here is a basic view of the issues.
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The front and rear axels match the wheel openings. Score one for me
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The wheel wells will need to cut or the rear needs to be streched out (saw a awesome tute on the site) score one for the kit
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The spare will have to go and a fuel cell made. And the kit is winning.
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The engine bay is tight but should be trouble free.

Any thoughts comments are welcome

Edited by lanesteele240, 25 May 2013 - 05:16 PM.


#2 lanesteele240

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 12:58 PM

I also would like to cut the front and rear bumpers off the GT 500 and add them to the build

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 05:52 PM

Cool! I saw an article a while back where a guy did this with a 1:1 Mustang. I can't wait to see how this turns out!!

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 07:36 PM

thus could work...although the 2010 wheels will be way to big for the 350..
better to use the resin 1/12 wheels with 1/14 (or so) tires ...
i will be watching this build

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 07:39 PM

great starter project.



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Posted 25 May 2013 - 04:49 PM

Ok. I hacked off the areas above and the front fenders were still landing on the shock tower mounts. This was not expected. I cut the left wheel well off completly. I cut the right one off at a line that molded in the well
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I cut about a 1/4 off the bottoms and moved them in a 1/8 or so to totally clear the fender well
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Now i just have to get the 1/2 inch coat of paint off the glue bomb body shell that i bought off ebay for 30 bucks shipped.
Im gone keep a running tab on how much i spend on this model to better track just how much goes into a build

Glue bomb kit. $30
Gt500 kit $40 bucks. 40% offer at hobby lobby.
That is 70 so far. I really dont see it going much over the century mark but who knows

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 01:54 AM

I had to cut a little off the chassis wheel well part of the gt500 to get it to fit. This sucked up all the room for the tires. so i proformed a mini tub on the rear. I cut as much as i could and still keep room for the kit suspension to fit.
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I am going to use the kits front tire on the rear and front. Because it is much more narrow.
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Tight squeeze but it will fit. Now i just have to ge two fronts off some body
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What do you think. It is low in the rear but it is just propped up. It body should go up another 1/4 in the rear. I think the wheels are border line to large but i am open to criticism.

Edited by lanesteele240, 26 May 2013 - 02:01 AM.


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Posted 26 May 2013 - 02:07 AM

Here is another possibility
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This is a set of resin wheels tires off ebay. Im hoping the seller will sell me 4 front wheels because the rears are just to big. Since he cast them himself, i hope he will work with me. They are 25 a set.

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 02:52 AM

you could also use the 1/12 resin Cragar wheels available on Ebay..
but combined with the stock tires these will also be way to big....try and find some low profile 1/14 tires ..that will work
i'm thinking of using them for my Camaro ..if i get around to it..

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 09:14 AM

NICE!!



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Posted 26 May 2013 - 12:51 PM

Just my 2 cents, but as long as you are moving around plastic to fit the later wheels but would really like to fit those BBS meshes, why not move some plastic some more and do this up like it were a Ring Brothers creation?



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Posted 26 May 2013 - 01:03 PM

Just my 2 cents, but as long as you are moving around plastic to fit the later wheels but would really like to fit those BBS meshes, why not move some plastic some more and do this up like it were a Ring Brothers creation?


I thought the same thing but the more i cut, the further i go down the rabbit hole.
Those BBS rims kinda remind me of something off a old firebird or camaro.
I dont want any connection to any gmc product on the build. Am i correct in thinking these rims came on those cars or did alot of car guys put them on all types of rides.

I will be researching this ring brothers creations you speak of

Thanks everybody for your thoughts and comments.

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 02:00 PM

They were on all kinds of cars. When I saw your photo, I thought at first that they came from Fujimi's Koenig Testarossa, then I remembered that's a 1/16 kit. That style was a very popular aftermarket wheel in the 1980s.

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 02:31 PM

They were on just about every Group-A and Group-5 car out there in their day. They were seen on everything from Zakspeed Capri/Mustangs to BMWs to Porsche 930-variants. They were (and still are) a very nice wheel.



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Posted 26 May 2013 - 02:31 PM

Something similar was on the Trans Am GT and Buick GNX.  To me, a classic BBS mesh looks good on just about anything.



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Posted 27 May 2013 - 11:22 AM

I tubbed out the rear all the way to the frame and that gave me a lot more room
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I now have room if i have to use the kit wheels/tires.
The seller of the bbs rims told me he would sell me 4 front tires. They will fit but i will miss out on the deep dish that his rear wheels have.
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Edited by lanesteele240, 28 May 2013 - 12:02 AM.


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Posted 30 May 2013 - 05:05 PM

I boxed out the tubs. I have some more sanding to do and i am going to add some half round to diffrent spots to gi lve some more detail.
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Well she is yellow again.
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I am adding the parts to line out around the inner hood and trunk.
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The rear end parts dont fit up well so i am going to blend it in
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Im thinking the paint should look like this
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Edited by lanesteele240, 30 May 2013 - 05:06 PM.


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Posted 31 May 2013 - 07:23 AM

I REALLY like where this going Gary!



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Posted 04 June 2013 - 04:07 AM

Great Progress Gary!

 

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 11:21 AM

Ok, i have a little more progress.
Here i made a roll cage out of brass
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Here i integrated the 500 grill into the 350
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I whacked the 500 hood down to fit the 350 chassis.
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I had to make a piece because the 350 engine bay is longer than the 500's.
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Edited by lanesteele240, 09 June 2013 - 11:23 AM.