I always loved the Daytona Coupes, and wished there was a full detail (with drivetrain) scale kit, which was straight forward to build, but also relatively inexpensive!?
There are some vendors bits that can be had, but still an all inclusive all plastic/resin kit would be ideal
Being that each of the Coupes were unique and individual, it'd also be great to have a selection so to build any of each?
I decided to start with using the Gunze kit as donor, and other kit parts for donor, then scratch build anything needed in between to complete, with the idea toward being able to easily cast also
I recast the basic body to work on variations, and the chassis will otherwise be the same one used between them, except perhaps a 390 version? and of course a factory five hotrod version would be nice too!
I was going to wait and start this post later, as I finish other projects, but in the meantime this can begin and further reference material added to it
There are actually no two Daytona Coupes which are exactly alike, each were different, and not just in subtle differences, so we will look at making 5-6 different versions of each CSX model
Despite starting with a donor scale kit, the degree of modifications & scratch building needed will not be small, starting with the chassis
Some kit components are reused, but modified & needing extensive cleaning to look right, some parts made from scratch
Many donor kit parts are poor or just plain unusable, so substitute as we go!