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#1 Scottnkat

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 04:02 AM

Here's my AMT '67 Mercury Comet.  The trunk was cut open and I added a hinge so it could lift open.  The kit was missing pieces, so I couldn't build it stock.  Hence, I decided to make it into a stock car.  I stole the engine from my parts box and modified it just a bit to better resemble the Ford engine.  I cut out the fuel filler door and removed the windshield wipers, as well as all of the trim from the body.  This was missing the firewall, so I made a resin copy.  I used athletic tape to simulate the heat shield material on the interior floor.  I scratchbuilt the rollcage, the side panels, and made a bolster for the seat.  I lowered the ride on all four tires just a little.  I then had to scratchbuild the fuel cell, filler pipe, and overflow hose.  Finally put on some decals and called it done.  Here's the pics:

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Here's the underside

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and here's the trunk

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Finally, one last finishing shot

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#2 PappyD340

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 03:08 PM

Very NICE job Scott! looks great!! :D 



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Posted 23 August 2013 - 04:06 PM

That is a sharp build...



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Posted 24 August 2013 - 02:15 AM

I like it Scott!  From an era when you could run a lot more variety of cars in NASCAR.  Great model.



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Posted 28 August 2013 - 02:09 PM

Nice!

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 02:38 PM

GREAT.......... OLD SCHOOL............



#7 Scottnkat

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 04:55 PM

Thanks, everyone - I appreciate it