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Vintage Revell 1/25. No major issues aside the side glass being severely warped beyond any us and the rear glass not entirely seating down. Went through two sets of the rear windows, the first one literally a slope due to warpage. The second one that's on here isn't a perfect fit ether but looks fine all things considered. First row of mods: Kit's seats were missing, so ones from a AMT 4th Gen Firebird Trans Am were used to fill that void. Exhaust tips of unknown source from spares bin Wheels are custom ones from Revell Acrua RSX, and painted Rustoluem Metallics Pure Gold Brakes are unknown ones from the spares bin and tires are sourced from a Revell SVT Mustang Cobra Front suspension has added upper A arms and springs, which the kit did not originally have Spoiler did not come with the GTP, but was sourced from a parts Revell 90 Grand Prix molded in white GTO/77 Trans Am style hood scoop is actually the optional roof scoop from a Revell Mitsubishi Eclipse Decals are from various sources, Lil Hustler ones being unused leftovers from the previous Datsun 620 build Interior paint is K-mart branded Grey Primer, and exterior is painted Tamiya TS-72 Clear blue over Rustoluem Aluminum cleared with Pledge And now the twist: LS1 motor from parts bin Revell 4th Gen 2002 Camaro SS LS1's T5 transmission was hacked off and replaced with a black molded FWD transmission. It was from an unknown source, but lined up with the LS1 block perfectly To fit this larger motor, some of the frame had to be shaved off and alt driveshafts were used instead of the kit's ones The left part of the engine bay had some work done with removing material and setting it back further so it wouldn't hit it. It was a very tight squeeze even with the work done Headers and K&N filter are spares bin pieces an unknown source, and the Turbo is a resin piece with the tubing from plastic sprue. Intercooler was also converted from a spares bin radiator
Guess I became possessed, obsessed, or perhaps the deceased previous owner helped me in spirit to finish what he started long ago. I was lucky all he did was spray the body and chassis parts with an off white paint that did not eat the plastic, and stored the kit in a dry place. This is a Industro-Motive Corporation (IMC) kit done in 1966(?), I'm guessing it came out when the J-car was starting to be developed. The instructions have: "... The Ford J-car is now the hottest car on the track, already recognized as another international champion." As I have learned, it became the black sheep of GT40 history. I took about a week, 30 hours, to build it box stock. It would take major modifications to make it accurate, and at which time would one pick since they must have been constantly trying to make it competitive? So that's why I used some of the decals that never appeared on the real car. Now I *have to* build the Ferrari P4 with HRM engine detail kit. Or the Porsche 917.