OK…a little got done today. I removed the vent windows from the donor `Cuda, and decided to do some scratch building. I've officially crossed over into "project" territory with this brain storm…..
My biggest peeve with the horrible second generation Barracudas are the grilles. Absolutely horribly scaled and depicted. The front header panel has the trim molded in. Then you snap in the grill with that HORRIBLY thick inserts and now you have a scale grill trim grow from 3/4" to 3"…. and the headlights are NOT a scale 7".
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Solution? Make new headlight shells. I grabbed some .010 Evergreen and am going to fill in the inside openings so I now have a scale grille shell trim.
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And once it's all in, I'll trim off the boarder on the stripped grill, make new headlight bezels, and install some proper headlight.
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I found every piece I need to replicate my car (as a shelf model) except for a pistol grip shifter, which was custom cast for me anyhow, so that's next. More to follow…..