Beautiful paint and foil work, on a beautiful car. Well done and congrats. Yeah those doors are a pain, I spent a lot of time fiddling with them for a better fit only to achive a marginally better improvement over oob. If I build another one, I'll glue them shut like you did.
I'm so saddened by this. It was the first thing I heard when I woke up this morning and have been bummed all day. He was such a tremendous talent and had an incredible voice, one of the best. I've always been a huge fan of Soundgarden, and Audioslave as well. He'll be deeply missed....RIP Chris.
Went to a car show in Eau Claire, WI today and couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this beast....never imagined I'd ever see a Laferrari up in these parts. And yes, it sounded amazing when he fired it up and left.
Thanks again for your comments fellas. Oh yes, Ace, those carpet gremlins always seem to be hungry Lol I was thinking about the roll bar height situation, and some of that was probably my doing when I shorten the height of the rear deck of the tinwork to get those wheelwells tucked into the body as I'm sure that allowed the body to sit down onto the chassis a little lower. Either way, I still think the bars would have been a bit too high.
Lol thanks again Ace. I think i'ts safe to say that this build contributed a little to my receeding hairline and the gray that starting to filter in Lol! Glad to share the info regarding this kit. Wouldn't you know it, I had the car sitting in front of me while I was typing all that to help me with all the references, and proceeded to break the said weak body mounts off the frame. Got it fixed now.......probably till I decide to open it up again Hahaha!
Thanks for those comments Ace and Dave. Thanks Ace, sorry it's taken me a few days for a reply. You know I was originally tempted to paint it white and build it like the box art, but when I was rummaging through my paint cabinet that Mystic Emerald Green really caught my eye and, as they say, the rest is history. Yeah this kit has issues, but with some work they can be overcome. The biggest hiccup I came across, along with the tin work I mentioned in the opening post, was the roll bar assy. It was warped/misshapen? and really didn't want to fit well at all. The rear roll bar braces seemed to be the culprit. I did a little tuning and got an ok fitment and called it good......till I did a mock up with the body and found it to be too tall as well as it was contacting the rear window. So I trimmed it down some accordingly, thought it was good, and when final assy came along I found it still contacting the rear window a bit. So instead of poping it off the frame again I just filed down the top backside of the bars until it wasn't a problem anymore. The main steering shaft needed some trimming to fit decent, and the headers interfere with the steering rod that leads down to the tie rod. Most of the suspension parts have pretty vague mounting points. Oh yeah, the body pivot mounts are pretty weak and leave a lot to be desired as well. Those were the main culprits I encountered, maybe it is this kit or maybe just my dumb luck Lol. If you're up for a bit of a challenge I say go for it and pick one up. Probably not the worst kit out there, but it's not all that great either.
Oh that's nice. Glad to hear it goes together pretty well. Two thumbs up on those fender flares, you can bet I'll be putting those on mine, too. I still have to purchase the Bronco and the flares yet though Lol.
That is a great looking build! Just beautiful. Thanks for sharing the fit issues this kit is plagued with....ugh, doesn't sound like much fun. I've always loved the Esprits, and have been thinking of bringing mine to the bench lately for something different, but now I'm gonna push it back for a later time.