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Hi, I'm Roberto from Italy (sorry for my english) . I'm a not a expert  builder but I have more passion ?, my method is not perfect and sometimes are raw but I enjoy. Ok, a few years ago I bought this model on ebay, but it was incomplete. every now and then I looked for what was missing but in Italy the pieces are impossible to find and therefore I took in the usa. now because Covid quarantine Ihave time to assemble it and show you my work. I decided to modify the model to make it a salt lake car. This is the beginning

 


 

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first of all, I lightened and shortened the chassis, I dont need the original big tank

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also lighten the front brakes

 

 

 

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next step making hood from 4mm plexy,

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ok now I need a racing seat..how I can do? MMMMMM YESS!!! I can use the capote!!!

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the project does not include doors, but this is a big work! I use a lot of putty, sandpaper and...sweat

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For the engine I  don't like the original solution, I did not find them suitable for a racing car. for this reason I chose to mount a volumetric compressor taken from a lindberg kit (I think) and adapted three carburettors. 

 

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I need a airscoop for carburettors, I don't find anyone. I make it from a fidelity card :P

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to fit the compressor the bottom pulley need more space, the frame should be modified

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Carbs painting (the last two photos are real carbs)

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the sparks plug was missing, I'd replace with a simply idea. I use a screw and bolt from glasses repair set, paint with gloss withe and it looks great!

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I want to equipped my racer with front moon eyes tank, but how can do? Simply! Take a tube from glue roll stick, one ball fron christmas decoration, cut, paste, use wheel lock nut for cap and..the results is:

 

 

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Every race car must have a rollcage, I make it from parts kit holder frame

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original exhaust are too small..big is better. I use a very raw solution  :D

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WOW Roberto that is quite the project. I like where this is heading and I will be following when your post likely gets moved the Big Boyz section.

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20 minutes ago, Phildaupho said:

WOW Roberto that is quite the project. I like where this is heading and I will be following when your post likely gets moved the Big Boyz section.

thanks!!

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