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Just finished this one up. It was built with parts from the parts box and parts sourced from other kits. It's been a frustrating build for me! I never would have thought that mixing a few parts together would have been so difficult! I could write a book on the issues I had getting this thing together! I wanted to do more details to it. But, towards the end, I just wanted the pain to be over!

The frame, front suspension, exhaust, grille, grille shell and hood are from an AMT Phantom Vickie kit. 

The rearend is from an MPC '85 Corvette.

The engine, radiator and electric fan are from the Revell Rat Roaster. Headers from a Monogram '37 Ford. Carburetors are from a Revell '69 Camaro. 

The body is a chopped resin piece from an unknown caster. 

The interior is from an old built from a 3-W. The shifter is from the Rat Roaster and I think the steering column is as well. Not sure on the steering wheel. 

The wheels, tires and disc brakes are Pegasus. 

Paint is Tamiya TS-49 Bright Red on the body and chassis. The interior is AS-15 Tan.










Thanx for checking it out! 

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Sorry to hear of all the headaches it gave you Roger, but man the finished product is brilliant!  Absolutely love the motor, and the paint looks exceptional as well.  Another beauty, just as you always do, congrats!

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On 4/16/2021 at 4:40 PM, Paul Payne said:

The results more than make up for any building tribulations! This is a great model!

Thanx Paul! Couldn't have finished it without your help!


On 4/16/2021 at 4:44 PM, TransAmMike said:

Wow Roger, that looks great!!  Love that red👍

Thanx Mike! I really like this red also! This was the first build I've ever done that the color picked the model.


On 4/16/2021 at 6:16 PM, bogger44 said:

Sorry to hear of all the headaches it gave you Roger, but man the finished product is brilliant!  Absolutely love the motor, and the paint looks exceptional as well.  Another beauty, just as you always do, congrats!

Thanx Tony! This model really tried my patience! There were several times that I thought about body slamming it!


On 4/17/2021 at 1:36 AM, Spottedlaurel said:

Great work Roger, that looks very sharp. If you hadn't written about the issues you'd had, or the varying sources that the parts came from, I'd never have known - it's come together very nicely.

Thanx Nigel! I don't think I'll want to attempt another hot rod with various parts for a long time! 


On 4/17/2021 at 5:21 PM, Can-Con said:

That looks fantastic Roger. 

Reminds me of something Boyd could have built back in the day. [that's meant as a compliment. LOL]

Thanx Steve! I'll take that compliment! I liked a lot of Boyd's builds. Just wasn't a fan of Boyd himself. 


On 4/19/2021 at 4:22 AM, slusher said:

Absolutely gorgeous model, Roger! Perfect color and wheel choice! I love thi model !!

Thanx Carl! Glad you like it! 

Thanx also to everyone else for the great comments! I appreciate it! When I get a chance, I'll take some photos of the 2.0 version and post them. I have this model set up so that I can change the wheels and tires out at will.

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Beautiful build, Roger. I respect your resolve. It’s real easy to good’nuff something when it’s grating your nerves at every turn. Pain is a great teacher (at least that’s what the Drill Instructors used to tell us).

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