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I was SO excited to see this reissued...but wow what a terrible kit it is! Body is nice, and the updated tires are pretty cool...but that’s it. Suspension is nonexistent, the engine compartment is rudimentary at best. That being said, I’m SO excited to have a Grumpy car on my shelf! I did not use the kit decals for the red panels, I painted them instead. I also have decals to do his 83-ish Camaro, maybe I’ll do that next! 

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Oh! And it’s a small block car but the kit came with Big block valve covers! 

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Very nice start indeed!

I bought the kit last month and didn't notice the BBC valve covers.

I'm planning on pro streeting mine with a big block anyway so not a big deal for me.

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This is a kit on my want list, I’ll watch to see how it looks to decide on whether I’ll get it or not . 

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i want that kit, but i have heard the same things a you said just now, looking forward to see this project

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1 hour ago, Painted Black said:

I like the finish on the wheels, are they painted?

Yes, I stripped the chrome and used metalizer aluminum, which I polished with q-tips

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Ready for clear...that’ll happen this afternoon, it’s going to be warm and perfect. I’m fortunate that I’m not suffering through the freakish cold and weather some of you undoubtedly are...

the interior is pretty basic. I still need to make a shifter handle, but it’s basically done. I can not believe I missed the mold marks in the very back, but it’s probably too late now. I’m going to try and fab something to cover in foil and put back there, but I may just live with it.

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Another great racing car in the making!  I really love these old Pro Stock, simply the best era of drag racing history!

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1 hour ago, Bullybeef said:

Looks good, what have you planned for the engine? 

Yeah...I’m not sure, the kit engine is so terrible, but I might just make the best of it, I’ll just need to find some Small Block Moroso valve covers.

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22 hours ago, magicmustang said:

Here's a pic of his '72 small block 330 ci engine.

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Thank you!! I needed a good reference photo. I bought a resin engine and I’ll be starting on that as soon as it gets here.

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Really hard to see in pics on a white car, but the paint and polish came out great, I’m really happy with it! Foil, windows, and “final” assembly are next. It’ll sit on the shelf until I get the engine done, then I’ll dive back in. I guess it’s a curbside fir now...

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Im impressed with this build quite a lot, I think I’ll have to hit up my local Hs and add this kit to my build list! Wonder how the dobberton J2000 chassis would fit under this? 

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