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1992 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP - With a twist

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Vintage Revell 1/25. No major issues aside the side glass being severely warped beyond any us and the rear glass not entirely seating down. Went through two sets of the rear windows, the first one literally a slope due to warpage. The second one that's on here isn't a perfect fit ether but looks fine all things considered.

First row of mods:

Kit's seats were missing, so ones from a AMT 4th Gen Firebird Trans Am were used to fill that void.

Exhaust tips of unknown source from spares bin

Wheels are custom ones from Revell Acrua RSX, and painted Rustoluem Metallics Pure Gold

Brakes are unknown ones from the spares bin and tires are sourced from a Revell SVT Mustang Cobra

Front suspension has added upper A arms and springs, which the kit did not originally have

Spoiler did not come with the GTP, but was sourced from a parts Revell 90 Grand Prix molded in white

GTO/77 Trans Am style hood scoop is actually the optional roof scoop from a Revell Mitsubishi Eclipse 

Decals are from various sources, Lil Hustler ones being unused leftovers from the previous Datsun 620 build

Interior paint is K-mart branded Grey Primer, and exterior is painted Tamiya TS-72 Clear blue over Rustoluem Aluminum cleared with Pledge

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And now the twist:

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LS1 motor from parts bin Revell 4th Gen 2002 Camaro SS

LS1's T5 transmission was hacked off and replaced with a black molded FWD transmission. It was from an unknown source, but lined up with the LS1 block perfectly

To fit this larger motor, some of the frame had to be shaved off and alt driveshafts were used instead of the kit's ones

The left part of the engine bay had some work done with removing material and setting it back further so it wouldn't hit it. It was a very tight squeeze even with the work done

Headers and K&N filter are spares bin pieces an unknown source, and the Turbo is a resin piece with the tubing from plastic sprue. Intercooler was also converted from a spares bin radiator

 

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Nicely done!  Sharp model and you really pulled off the v8 conversion. 

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I agree with Steamboat on the LS engine swap. I like the color and great paint finish. The seats look like they belong there. Impressive chassis detailing especially the exhaust system. 

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A real street sleeper for sure!.:)

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