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I pulled this one out of the stash looking to build something fun and not so serious. A whole lot more fabrication and re-engineering was required than I had imagined. Just a gnarly, ill-fitting, warped, blobulous mess of a kit. I lowered the overall ride. I moved the inner fenders inward to provide some clearance for the front tires. I smoothed out the bumpers by removing the guards then color matched them to the body. The paint is a Nissan color from ScaleFinishes, KAC Titanium with Wet Look clear. The rims are Pegasus and tires are Goodyear bigs and little from the parts box. Overall, I’m happy with the finished product.  I swear I didn’t feed it after midnight!

Thanks for looking. Comments, questions, tips, pointers or critiques are always welcome.

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Hi Chris, very nice job. I am about to start a similar build on one of these. When they are lowered, it improves the look of the car dramatically. When built stock, they are a bit on the ugly side.... just my opinion. Well done on yours!

Cheers, Steve

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Great to see some thought and attention being given to a kit like this, I think your efforts have paid-off really well.

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I never realized just how good the Gremlin could look. I like the lack of chrome trim on this and the well detailed engine. 

 

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Very nicely done, not an easy car to un-uglyfy! I like the colour coded bumpers and those wheels look just right.

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I like the way the air cleaner emphasizes the belly of the gremlin.

Very nice build.

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Sweet Gremlin, great color and finish. Nice touch with the Gremlin decal....

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Very cool build! I just grabbed two of these at Ollie’s today. I guess I’m in for some frustration! 😖

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On 10/30/2020 at 12:19 PM, slusher said:

Sweet Gremlin, great color and finish. Nice touch with the Gremlin decal....

X2. I owned a 73 back in the day. I plan to buy a '72 from Flintstone's to replicate it. Haven't figured out how I'll do the decals yet.

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Overall look and stance are to be admired. Very good work on a car that's often left almost completely out of the history books.

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