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RickRollerLT1

1978 Chevrolet Aerovette

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Revell-Monogram 1/25th kit circa 1998. Kit was missing quite a few pieces, but regardless modifications are as followed:

Kit's dashboard was lacking instrument gauges,  ones were added using unused Revell Datsun 240z decals

Kit's side glass pieces were missing, so mesh screening pieces were used in their place

Custom LT1 style fuel injection setup made from an AMT 94 Camaro manifold and a 67 Impala Prostreet 427 intake

Edlebrock valve covers from AMT '34 Ford 350 V8. Air Filter is unknown piece from parts bin.

Kit was missing headers, so ones were gathered using stock headers from a Revell '57 Ford motor, which give it a custom look and fit the ports on the heads nicely.

To accommodate the new headers, a new exhaust system was made. Plastic spruce pieces were cut and bent to route to the kit's rear muffler

Wheels are from an old Radioshack Xmods wheel set, which look about 1/24th and resemble OZ BBS style wheels. Brakes are from an old AMT grey molded source of an unknown subject (Fast and Furious Monte Carlo?).

Front tires are from a Revell Acura RSX, and the wider rears come from what could be an AMT Fast and Furious Veilside Toyota Supra.

Interior paint is Rustoluem Advance Formula Flat Brown, and the frame is Rustoluem Universal Aluminum.

Exterior paint is Tamiya TS-58 Pearl Light Blue over Rustoluem Silver, cleared with Pledge.

 

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Ignore that the valve cover had lettering upside down. I thought they were installed correctly but the engine was faced a different way before it got panted. Oh well, should still run fine!

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Cool to see someone else build this kit.  And you saved it despite missing parts.  I wanted to modify a few things, such as the back tires which are the same size as the front, lame.  I thought it was funny to see 70s tech engine in the futuristic body.  You did well to put on the shelf!

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Cool model for a weird 70s concept. Revell makes this model 20 years after it came out, strike when the iron is hot! Maybe they will reissue this, I would like to build one.

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