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Crusher Camaro


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This will be my first try at a replica of a known car. I am a big fan of Roadkill and Roadkill garage so building the Crusher Camaro was at the top of my list. Wish me luck! I will be using the AMT kit as a base with liberal use of my parts box. I will post up my progress so far..

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Base color on the chassis parts. Lots of detail paint left to do. I scratch built the subframe connectors and the trans mount. I also had to cut out some material in the rear wheel wells to fit the rear tires. The rear diff is from a Monogram Nascar kit and the springs are from the AMT 66 Fairlane. The chassis pan is from the Revell 69 kit btw.

 

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The roll cage is together. Main loop is from the Monogram 78 Camaro kit with the rest from styrene.

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The basics of the engine are painted. Transmission is from the Monogram Monte Carlo kit with a scratch built pan. The oil pan is from the parts box(the flip nose 53 Ford truck kit I believe) with a deep sump added. Heads and valve covers are from the Firebird Prostock kit and the block is from the AMT 69 Chevelle. Parts box to the rescue! :D

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The inner fenders and firewall from the 67 kit need to be removed to allow the 69 chassis pan to fit. The firewall and radiator support fit well as is. I do have my work cut out regarding the body though. I removed the emblems and the trim around the wheels and rocker panels. In doing so I also removed some of the stamped detail below the trim which I will need to repair/replace. 

 

 

 

 

 

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This'll be sweeeeet!!!!........great start!!

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Me likey!

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Wow, that's gonna be great!

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I'll be watching! Great car.

Actually, one could build a series of cars, all based on the Crusher Camaro

Magnuson supercharged, Blueprint Engines-built 427 ci LS3 delivers with over 700 hp, and 770 lb-ft. at the wheels.:

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Or:

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Afbeeldingsresultaat voor crusher Camaro It was built as seen here http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/108721-the-hot-rodroadkill-crusher-camaro-finished/

 

 

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Can't wait to see more.

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This should be a fun build with a lot of pictures on line for reference. I would have suggested starting with the Revell '67 Camaro kit since it contains many of the parts you have gotten from other kits. The chassis looks good so far.  

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This should be a fun build with a lot of pictures on line for reference. I would have suggested starting with the Revell '67 Camaro kit since it contains many of the parts you have gotten from other kits. The chassis looks good so far.  

That shows how long I have been out of the hobby. I didn't know it was released. :(

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I'll be watching! Great car.

Actually, one could build a series of cars, all based on the Crusher Camaro.

 

 

 

 

Absolutely. If this goes well I may use the newer Revell kit and  build the newest version with a SBC and tunnel ram. I wish Photobucket still worked,I would love to see the finished build that J Talmage did.

 

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  WOW!!  Yellow is a very popular color!

      David S.

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Absolutely. If this goes well I may use the newer Revell kit and  build the newest version with a SBC and tunnel ram. I wish Photobucket still worked,I would love to see the finished build that J Talmage did.

Hi,

Do you have a link to that build?

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Thanks Aurf!  

It looks like the Camaro has an aftermarket fuel tank so the stocker will have to go. I found a good donor on a stock car that will work. I covered the hole in the chassis with styrene sheet.

 

 

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After putty,prime,and paint. I still need to paint the hold down straps.

 

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Wheels and tires are ready as well. The Centerlines are from the Monogram 70 Chevelle,and the tasty rear tires are from Fireball Models. Do not delay,buy some!! Excellent quality. I used a Molotow pen on the center caps and added valve stems while I was at it.

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Engine detailing started. Added the idler pulley assembly and spark plug boots (from Crazy Scale auto parts for dirt cheap-get some). I need to tackle all of the fuel lines before I install the distributor and plug wires.

 

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I wanted to ask about the valve covers reguarding what kit had them. Looked at a 1/24 65 corvette black rat kit but those didn't look in thier. 

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I wanted to ask about the valve covers reguarding what kit had them. Looked at a 1/24 65 corvette black rat kit but those didn't look in thier. 

BNL resins has them too.

Here

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Wheels and tires are ready as well. The Centerlines are from the Monogram 70 Chevelle,and the tasty rear tires are from Fireball Models. Do not delay,buy some!! Excellent quality. I used a Molowot pen on the center caps and added valve stems while I was at it.

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Hi,

I totally love the profile etc of this!

Not too big like drag slicks would have been, just perfect.

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BNL resins has them too.

Here

Ok thanks, but I'm a caster myself an looking for where to find original kit parts.

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