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  1. Greetings, Sort of marooned within the plastic works in progress section, this is a stitched-in thread relating work on a 1:18th ERTL-based 1970 T/G Racing Jerry Titus Firebird Trans Am SCCA Trans-Am racer. Staring down some very labor intensive projects across weeks given COVID-19 movement restrictions, I'm trying to step up to a few of them. Noticed will be the rear flares that have taken literal form across the past few days. A bit taste challenged in the wheel flare department, but in essence what I'm trying to reproduce. Still reducing the rear flare mass and subtly reshaping here and there, it's coming along. The front flares reflect older application, and constitute cast resin brows grafted into a filed out standard shell. The rain gutter trim has been ground off and flat, the cage is again scratch built. Happily the A-pillar roll cage members terminate forward of the dashboard, this fact easing the task of fabricating such. Drilling through a thick Zamac shell to help house the countersunk refueling ports was no fun at all. I applied stacked lengths of duct tape to prevent damage to the top surface when the drill bit used walked again and again. Hood pins are GMP '67-'69 Penske Trans-Am Camaro, the fuel cap a Hwy. 61 '68 340 Dart item. The instrument panel is incomplete, being a sheet plastic insert alone, while two steering wheels are combined given I had to grind off the honeycomb center trim while retaining the padded rim detail. As seen, ERTL plastic 'glass' can be polished up to a nice shine. In brief, a Lane '68 Firebird Pontiac 400 engine has been fitted and dressed to suit, the radiator is a GMP '70 GTO Judge item, while other additions can be made out in white including discreet upper control arm detail, a remote oil filter mount, and a coolant surge tank situated along the firewall. Thanks... Mike K./Swede70
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