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    Shawn Westphal

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  1. AMT 1971 Duster Street Machine. Mini tubbed rear using medicine bottle, narrowed rear axle. Pegasus wheels. Createx Opaque red paint with 2 part 2K clear. Wired engine, though it doesn't show well. Not my best work, not my worst. Will look good on the shelf.
  2. Not my best, not my worst, but calling it done. I admit impatience and a bit of frustration over how long this one took me kinda got to me. Not a bad kit at all, but have to admit, I think I enjoy building box stock better. Tubbed the rear, cut down fuel tank, had to modify rear seat and deck. Narrowed rear axle, changed wheels. Stance didn't end up as low as I wanted, but it'll do.
  3. 340 V8 with a Viper-style intake, I believe.
  4. Finally got some paint on the body. Tamiya light gray primer, Createx Opaque Red (4 coats), and 2K clear (3 coats). Tamiya semi-gloss black for the hood, spoiler, and intake components, most of which will probably still get a coat of satin clear. Detail painted the engine and chassis.
  5. Finally started a little paint.
  6. Made some progress on my '71 Duster street machine today. Made something resembling a fuel cell and battery mount areas in the trunk floor. Engine has plug wires. Had to take some creative liberty as to where the wires go, because the coil packs on this engine are so small. Coming along.
  7. Haven't had much bench time lately for the '71 Duster. Crammed a bit in last night. New trunk floor is in, and rear axle is narrowed to make room for the Pegasus wheels.
  8. Been a couple weeks since having any time for this. Realized I will have to relocate the leaf springs, considering the wider tires. So I cut out the trunk floor to make room. May end up opening the trunk too, haven't decided yet.
  9. Having a builder's block with one of my other projects, so I decided to start this. Going for a Pro-Touring look with it. Rear wheel wells didn't allow my choice wheels and tires to go where I planned, as far as the stance I envision. So first order of business is to make some mini-tubs. Final stance isn't planned to be as low as the photo shows, but it shows how much more clearance the mini-tubs provide.
  10. Wheels are from the AMT 1960 Chevy street machine pickup kit.
  11. Just finished this, for a Facebook group 24 hour challenge. 23.5 hours start to finish. AMT 1994 Lightning. Came with incorrect tailgate, and didn't have time to source another, so I just scratched up some bed braces, so as to not look unfinished. Also lost an exhaust crossover pipe somewhere along the way, but overall didn't turn out bad, considering the time in it. My airbrush wasn't cooperating, so painted the whole thing with my full size spray gun. Changed the wheels, flocked the interior, otherwise box stock.
  12. Some progress today. Chassis finally getting something resembling a suspension under it. Stance and final ride height mocked up as well.
  13. After some builders block, the D100 is back on the bench. Having been a fan of airbagged vehicles forever,I finally have an airbagged truck! 🤣🤣🤣 needs a bit more fitting, but progress.
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