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Well here i am again, starting another model. I happen to be a fan of strange/uncommon cars and engines, which makes this build super interesting for me!

The plans are to lower the truck, add some cool fender flares, and some killer wheels. But you cant have a ridiculous truck without a ridiculous engine,  i'm currently torn between four engine choices (1994 Corvette Ls, 1968-73 Corvette engine, adding a supercharger to the stock 4 banger)

I'm now out of school working full time, so progress may be slow but hopefully I can keep progress onthis one.

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Anybody got any weird suggestions for strange looking engines, for this funky looking truck?

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3 minutes ago, Gumball said:

Anybody got any weird suggestions for strange looking engines, for this funky looking truck?

Later this year the Buick GNX will be out, that would make for a great engine swap. Otherwise maybe a late model Z motor swap?

 

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i like your idea, but i cant bring myself to buy a complete $50-80 model car, only for me to use the engine out of it... though i believe I have a V6 somewhere.

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1 hour ago, Gumball said:

Anybody got any weird suggestions for strange looking engines, for this funky looking truck?

Buick Nailhead / Dyna-Flow from the 1962 Buick .

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4 hours ago, Gumball said:

Anybody got any weird suggestions for strange looking engines, for this funky looking truck?

I just got one of these, on clearance at Hobby Lobby, along with an MPC Mountain Goat Jeep. I'm thinking about using the Jeep suspension to make a lifted 4x4 Toyota. I might just use the frame and engine from the Jeep, the wheelbase looks identical.

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I understand why this thread was moved, but "Under glass" can't be the right forum? :P

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I built this kit recently Johnny.  It can be fiddly but with effort it builds into a nice looking truck IMHO.  I'll be following.

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i think someone moved this post to the wrong spot by accident. First opened it today, seems a little far from complete to me? Oh well, guess ill stick the plastic trees in the display cabinet.

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On 7/7/2019 at 1:28 AM, Cpt Tuttle said:

I understand why this thread was moved, but "Under glass" can't be the right forum? :P

There's such a thread moving frenzy lately, they're bound to get a few wrong.

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The Mods got it right and moved the thread to "On the Work Bench".

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Engines suggestions. None of these kits will be that expensive.

The injected V6 from the AMT Opel that was released a few years ago.

4 cylinder from a Prowler kit.

The 2JZ from the AMT F&F Supra kit, but ditch the backwards turbos and add some sidedrafts.

Inline 6 from an AMT AMC Gremlin

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I just spruced up the kit engine.

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I like this idea for the engine. 

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AFX, I like what you did...it's nice, simple and very clean. Good work.

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wow looks fantastic! i was thinking of just making the I4 modded but i like your clean idea alot as well. current progress on rollcage

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I'm back, finally with time to work on this thing and heres some of my progress. The wian cylender head covers I'm still debating on using.

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Thanks! I'm glad to see that people are still interested in my models, though I do apologize for the lack of progress. 

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Wait, wait, wait...where can we see more pics of that truck and diorama Tom?

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