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Lowlife ! !

FOOSE Styled 69 Camaro !

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After taking a bit of a break from the modelling, i treated myself to this big Camaro recently ! 

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Theres a lot of things i like about this kit, and a few i dont !   The main thing is its supposed to be a FOOSE edition, except the only Foose stuff is the wheels, and the decals !

So the idea is to build a proper Foose car, using the majority of the kit supplied parts, and see if i can come up with something I can be pleased with !  

First off is the engine bay, as standard and mocked up it looks like this.......

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So i spent the afternoon chopping up the firewall, removing every lump and bump, in order to smooth it out !

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Didnt like the floating battery etc either, so i cut the top frame rails off and will add smooth ones.  Firewall is now plated in plastic and is getting smoothed along the bottom where there was a gap.  More soon.......B)

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Looking forward to this build, got one in the stash for the future so hoping to pick up some tips along the way.

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Well more cutting.....I realised this was not going to sit that low, especially using the big inch wheels.

So i chopped out the inner fenders, smoothing the bonnet opening near the hinges, and cleaned up under the front arches.

The firewall is resting in place, it fits tighter than this !

 

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I think i can get this thing resting on the sump now, hmmm might need air bags ! !

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And this is the idea for the inner wings. I wanted it in one piece so theres no joins, and i think this will work out ok. Ive put a hold on building them in plastic because i need to assemble the front suspension, headers etc and check for clearance before i can add this.

Problem also is the 69 Camaro body sides slopes inwards so much you have to be careful when adding or removing the body. Im thinking the engine should first be finished, and added, then build up the inner wings and radiator etc around it.

Heres the idea , more soon.....

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Thanks Guys....

Front suspension is together, had to hack it about a bit as I wanted this car Low ! 

Not going too detailed as the inner wings will hide a lot of detail. Also Im adding brake discs so the wheels are not glued in yet.  But Ive got the sump resting on the floor !   ;)

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Also ive been pm`d by Blackbeard regarding bits on this build, heres a pic of the rear shock you asked for !  And there 54mm if that helps !

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