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opinion on scale and kit. Side by side with AMT body and wheel base are the same 

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The Sunny kit is basically the old AMT 289 Cobra with a new body.  It is 1/25th scale.  It has the AMT 289 with different headers.  A little kitbashing with a good big block and some better wheels and tires does give a fairly good representation of a 427 in 1/25th scale, but the kit retains the leaf spring suspension.

It is a fairly nice 427 style body though..

If you do a search on the forum for "Sunny 427 Cobra" there are a few builds.

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The problem I've had with the Sunny kit is that to me, it more represents an FIA car and not the 427 body. 427's were much 'beefier' looking than the 260/289 cars as they had bulgier fenders and of course a different frame and suspension.

If you want to build an FIA car that Sunny one would not be a bad start.

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Some quick pics I dug up..........

Sunny "427" Cobra model

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FIA Cobra.....

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427 Cobra.......

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The Sunny kit kinda splits the difference between the two, but IMO it's not an actual 427. ;)

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to build an FIA you need to re-shape the grille.  The Sunny doesn't look bad if it's lowered, but Bill's right. it's definitely a 427 "TYPE" body on a 289 chassis.  But it is the  only 1/25th scale approximation out there..

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I like the Sunny/Minicraft/Academy Cobra.  I've buit it both as a 427:

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And a FIA Roadster

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The kit out of the box most closely replicates an AC Ace 289 (427 body with a 289 engine).

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Here is a comparison of the two kits . AMT is yellow . Sunny is the blue one . 

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Stock it builds up to a 289 replica with a 427 body and a 1950's Ace chassis with small block Ford power.  So a hybrid Cobra.

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On ‎2‎/‎22‎/‎2019 at 2:38 PM, 250 Testa Rossa said:

I want one to do CSX2259, which was the first of five FIA cars built. 

Maxx,  if you do an FIA car from the Academy issue I may be able to give you the nose of an AMT kit to graft onto the Academy body. 

JC, that would work wouldn't it?

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1 hour ago, Gramps46 said:

Maxx,  if you do an FIA car from the Academy issue I may be able to give you the nose of an AMT kit to graft onto the Academy body. 

JC, that would work wouldn't it?

I've seen photos of an AMT nose graft on the Sunny/Academy/Minicraft kit, so it should work.  I went a different route choosing to fill and modify the Sunny/Academy/Minicraft body.

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