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FordGuy1984

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  • Birthday 09/21/1984

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    Yukon, OK
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    Grant Weaver

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  1. I decided the other day that I had a few too many project started and needed to get some of them wrapped up, starting with this one. Finished up the interior and got it put together. Painted the wheels. And shot the body with a base coat of silver, top coat will be a red. Just wanted to see what it would look like with a silver base coat.
  2. Body 1 Chassis 2 Chassis 4 IRS 1
  3. I purchased the AMT kit first at a local hobby store. Got it home, opened it up and threw it all back in the box after cutting the motor off the trees. Other than the motor that is pretty much a garbage kit. So then I ordered the Revell kit on eBay, it is the 'Donks' version which was fine with me since it included all the original parts from the 'Streetburner 3 n 1' Not sure why the pics didn't load the first time, I'll try loading them again. Also, I'm not gonna lie to you guys... I forgot that Gran Turismo Sport is being released in a few days so this will probably be a slow build considering I have been waiting almost two years for it!
  4. I will be building this one as a highly modified Grand Tourer Rest-Mod featuring independent rear suspension, custom front suspension, a ProCharged LS3 with a custom engine bay and custom interior. I started by filling all of the random unused holes on the chassis and cutting out the section of the trunk floor above the axle (seemed easier to cut that piece out and replace it rather than trying to cut out the control arms and fill the other random holes). I found the independent rear suspension setup in the parts box, I think it came from a Supra kit. Still debating on the front suspension if I should go with a typical coil over setup or maybe the front end out of a Shelby Cobra. So far with the body I have shaved all the marker lights, door handles and badging. I'm waiting to get the engine, intercooler and seats that I ordered from clearly scale before I get too wild modifying the front of the chassis and engine bay. Body 1 Chassis 2 Chassis 4 IRS 1
  5. I've built a few of these with all the carbon fiber, and PE parts sets. The last one I did, I used both the ScaleMotorsport and the Studio27 PE sets. This kit build a great model and you're doing it justice so far!
  6. That's the only reason I have this one, got it off the hobby lobby clearance rack for 8 bucks. Hard to pass on that.
  7. They aren't bad kits. I built the roadster version of it several years ago. There are some improvements to be made but overall not bad. Better than most of the 'cheaper' kits.
  8. Yeah, I didn't have a clamp big enough to keep it in place and it moved before the glue dried. I'll try and fix that one of these days.
  9. Sorry, I know the lighting could be better. Built this one box stock. Stripped all the chrome (not really a fan of chrome) other than the wheels. Interior is a light almond, most everything else is classic white and green metal flake, fitting for a hot rod I think.
  10. Interesting, the different kits come with different decals. I did the Lindberg kit and it didn't come with those flying 8 decals, also mine did not come with the foil for the chrome strip that is molded on the the back of the body. My only complaints about the kit was the headlights and tail lights. I would have liked to see the tail lights as a separate piece from the body and a better thought out headlight lenses instead of just making it one piece out of clear plastic. Other than that its a great kit.
  11. Man, that thing is cool! It's not full detail though, is it?
  12. Ok, took me a while due to moving my modeling station to a different room and some home improvement projects and just life stuff. But I have managed to get the interior done. Here is a shot of the dash, notice the air vent to the left of the steering wheel has an nGauge tuner mounted in it. I just took an image from google, shrunk it down and glued it in. The dash is from the 2014 mustang kit because its like the dash in my car (non touch screen). dash Here are the door panels with added seat belts. door panel Engine bay minus the firewall. engine bay And a couple shots of the completed interior with it flocked. int1 int2
  13. Hey guys, I decided to build a model of my car, its a 2012 Mustang GT which makes it a little bit of a paint since they made a model of the 2010 Mustang and of the 2014. The 2010 is the same body as my car but it has a 4.6L, the Coyote 5.0 came out in 2011 so I had to buy both of the kits to make my car. Here are a couple of pictures of my car, don't mind it being dirty. Notable things I have done so far, had to cut out the rear wheel wells so that the wheels I am using would fit and I had to cut out some of the chassis to fit the differential with it being lowered (my 1/1 car isn't lowered yet but I have all the parts, just waiting for cooler weather). I made a rear seat delete and had to do some filling in the middle of the package tray, I guess the 2010 had two small humps in the package tray but my car just has one large hump. Started making the window louvers today, daunting task but hopefully they turn out okay.
  14. My first car was an '84 300ZX 5 speed, non turbo. That car was an absolute tank. I have a very healthy respect for Nissan, as far as imports go they are my favorite. As far as me being a Ford fan, yes I love Ford, hell my boat has a 302 in it. Although the new F150 and Mustangs are a bit on the ugly side. Oddly, my daily driver is an '07 Tahoe... Mainly because the Expedition has always been a bit lacking in almost every way in my opinion. The only thing it has over the Tahoe is independent rear suspension. And yes, there may be no point in putting a big HP V8 in a 300ZX because I'm sure you could get the same 540 HP out of that twin turbo 3 liter... But the twin turbo 3 liter just doesn't have the cool factor that a supercharged V8 has.
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