That kit would not do me any good because this car is a rear steer car and those are front steer. I would need the 1983 monogram thunderbird kit and he has 0 of those. I'm just going to keep modifying this chassis to look some what like a banjo rear steer because even if I used the 83 thunderbird rear steer kit it would not look anything like the real car I'm building any way. And stretching this nova body over it would not turn out very well either.
Like I said, if I was able to get one of those old kits I would not want to canabalize it just to get some parts. This is just going to be a shelfer so it does not have to be an exact duplicate of the real car which was scrapped a long time ago and nobody knows what it really looked like inside and underneath anyway. You just have to make educated guesses.
it was pointed out to me that the real car had a Banjo chassis. Well this is going to be a highly modified version of a Banjo chassis. I'm not going to try to find an amt 1/25 scale nascar ford kit from that time and rob the chassis out of it and then try to squeeze It under this body and get everything to line up properly. Its way too much trouble. So when the model is finished you don't have to let me know that the real car had a banjo chassis. I already know. Or I guess I could just scrap the whole project and move on to my next build.
I found this picture during my research for the build. It is a 1:1 representation of the car I'm building. Its not the actual car. It was scrapped a long time ago. I'm hoping the builder had a good idea what the actual car had under the hood so that's what I have been using for reference. You can only see the top portion of the engine so the rest is just a guess.
The only problem is the car I am doing was run in 1978 and that kit is a 1989 Pontiac cup car. I would hate to waste a whole nascar kit, especially that vintage, just to use the engine out of it. I actually used that kit a short time back to build this car.