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This is a rebuild of a failed attempt from about 12 years ago. It was so warped and bent on top of the poor hood and glass fit, that it got scrapped and recycled for other projects at some point. A few years back, I acquired a Monogram '92 ZR1 (molded in red) cheap in a club auction that not only had a horribly gluebombed body, but was also badly twisted with a broken section near the trunk area that made it unusable for anything else. However, the rest of the ZR1's contents were untouched and still on it's trees, and that inspired me to locate the body, front bumper, and glass glass of the Callaway for a possible restoration. I didn't have the Callaway's original hood, and the ZR1's warped and messy body had the hood heavily glued shut. But I recalled having a unpainted yellow molded ZR1 hood from a parts box I was given at a club meeting. I tracked that down and added trimmed side scoops from the AMT '69 Covair's custom parts as hood scoops. The Callaway's one piece glass snapped on the drivers and passengers side windows, but the rest was salvageable by making it with a windows down look. I also didn't have the Callaway's original taillights, so I made custom two piece ones cut from sheet styrene and painted transparent red over silver. Callaway's body was still warped, but I did the best I could with correcting some of it's horrible fit it as it would probably break and snap further after it's purple bath. Otherwise, the bulk of the Red '92 ZR1 filled in for the interior, motor, chassis, and suspension stuff. I also did other modifications as followed: Custom twin turbo setup using resin turbos, intercoolers from Mustang Mach II, and styrene scrap trees bent as intake tubes ZR1's exhaust was used with slight modifications to where it connects to the turbos and fabricating the rear exhaust to exit out the center of the Callaway's body NOS tank and steering wheel gagues were leftover parts from a Revell Mathew and Debby Heys Thunderbird Pro Street Mesh screening was used to replace molded rear bumper vents that were broken from storage Revell '09 ZR1 wheels, disc brakes, and rear tires were used with front tires from the AMT F&F Supra Interior paint is Rustoluem Painters Touch True Blue dullcoated with Rustoluem Matte Clear. Exterior is Tamiya TS-52 Candy Lime Green over Rustoluem Silver cleared with Pledge
A couple of weeks ago I managed to get this kit from Evil-Bay & thought I'd share the contents. When I got the kit it was still sealed :-) so I just had to smell that smog laced 1992 air that was in the box :-) The box cover models look really good, I give kudos to the person(s) who built them. One side showing the red "custom" version and 2 of the 3 engine options.. The other side giving the specs of the car and kit. Cool huh? The sheet is not too bad, two sets of stripes in red and black, the trunk lid "25th anniversary" decal, and some under hood markings. Not to shabby although I wish they had included a dash decal as well. The stock wheels are molded closed, so I'm going to have to open up those slots by sanding down the back of them. A pretty good set of Goodyear tires. The only bad place on the body after a quick examination. Shouldn't be too hard to fix. One of the better small blocks AMT/MPC made, lots of detail and separate parts :-) The funky "O Ring" equipped exhaust manifolds are for the turbo installation. Yes, they were still putting on a single exhaust system on Camaros in 92! Roll cage & car phone! Remember those? A fairly decently detailed suspension system with pose-able front wheels, cool! To do the nose right, I should cut out the driving lights and open those slots up. Not sure if I will or not though. Some choice selections from the instructions. The basic engine assembly, here you choose which intake to use. We can't forget that radar detector now can we? Cool place for the car phone. Thanks for joining me in this trip down memory lane :-)