Thanks Mike ! And Tom glad your following this, let me know if you start your bug build eh ? Ken, glad you remembered it, I just got a bit burned out building , but I'm back on it now !! Always nice to hear from you Shaun, think the undersides done for now, I'm forever changing stuff on this as it is ! By the way, who's Carl ?? And cheers Lloyd, glad you like it so far !
As for the rear I tried something new. Its a scratch built swing arm system with hydraulics , it looks cool so its good enough for me ! Rear is a little higher, giving a tiny rake, With the engine mocked up I'm pleased how its coming along !
Thanks Dan ! Onto the suspension, as with a lot of my builds its all about the Look ! The front 350z fitted but had to have scratch built spindles to get it low enough. It was put together using a 1mm sheet underneath, so this is the height ! I had to scrap a little off the edge of the tyres but it fits now !
Thanks Jim glad your enjoying it ! And thanks Chris, nice of you to comment ! Im just not into factory stock, its nice making it up as you go along, its like all my model spares are one big jigsaw, somewhere in there is the next bit to go on ! ! Now will you please get back to your funny car build ? Lol. !!
I'm really liking the blue one, personally I don't like that wing, but I would still use one ! The red ones a great colour , I also liked it in the first pic where its dusted red over the copper ! Keep it going, looking forward to more !
Basic chassis is complete so I built the 350z engine, its quite set back in the chassis so clears the VW front okay. Decided to paint it, as I wanted to try the finished body colours to make sure I was happy with them. Paint is Tamiya Lavender and Plasticote Lavender, and they match quite nice I think ! More soon....
Tried a few more body mods too ! The idea is for it to look beetle-ish, but more hi-tech street rod than cal-look ! Rear lights, door handles, boot lock etc. were smoothed out and I also removed the lower panel in the rear bumper. This will be filled with 2 big bore exhausts ! I added new front lights too, after many attempts I've got 1937 Ford lights and I love em ! ! Plenty more bodywork left, but I'm happy so far
Thanks for comments guys, and yes foxer it will be 350z powered ! ! Chassis was a pain as it has to slide in to the body, I tried a few attempts until I found a style that worked. The Viper front end now has a panel underneath blended in and the very rear part of the 350z chassis fitted to the rear. Now I could scratch built a section over the rear axle, and the whole thing can slide in and out. Pics will explain it better ! Also snapped the 350z axle so added new metal shafts with a rod through the middle.