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  1. HI! I was blessed to find a Johan 72 Torino Track racer, mint, for 30$. So... Modified the platform, chassis, front & rear suspensions, shaved emblems, markers, door handles, and added Revell's 2013 Boss 302 powertrain and rolling stock. Amt 66 nova seats (4). Scratchbuilt: interior panels, firewall, console, arm rest, brake lever, shifter, cup holders, speaker enclosure, rear platform, radiator panel + hood inverted hinges & air filter. Hosed & wired. Tamya's Racing white & Testors Wet Look clear. BMF, Molotow & Krylon chrome finishes. I had a very busy spring, having to deal with an inherited estate... but now, it's back to the bench! Four other cars are waiting, so, excuse me, I gotta go... Hours of fun with styrene! CT
  2. I recently acquired a JoHan 62 Plymouth Fury in mint condition that I wish to modify into a Max Wedge Savoy 2 door sedan. Going thru the box there were very few parts that I would use. Certainly the body is the jewel of the kit. It will require a fair amount of work to turn it into the base two door sedan and to have the Lindberg 64 Dodge chassis fit. The interior tub is very shallow with most of the detail molded into the tub, it will be replaced with the Lindberg interior, complete with a bench seat. Additional parts from the JoHan kit will be the grill, bumper and headlight assembly and the rear taillights and bumper, plus the alternator. The body needed a certain amount of massaging to remove the mold seams and specially around the front and rear lights. I also thinned out the wheel well lips to have them more to scale. The photo shows the modified wheel well on the right. Removing the rad wall proved to be the toughest part to accomplish in order for the Dodge chassis to fit. Also shaved off the Fury nameplates, still need to deal with the chrome trim for the Savoy. The modification to a sedan will be accomplished with Evergreen plastic shapes, that's still ahead. The Dodge chassis has required some surgery to have it fit. The sides needed to be trimmed down to fit the JoHan body. The rear was a simple fix, cut and replace the rear cross piece and modifying the gas tank shape. The front required more fiddling to have the engine compartment sides to fit the somewhat narrower 62 body. Using Aleene's Tacky Glue I mocked up the pieces to ensure a proper fit once all was done. Started on the basic engine assembly and will have a look at how the interior will fit. That's about it for now. Cheers Misha
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