Tcoat Posted March 11 Share Posted March 11 (edited) This is another one of my 'Cars I Used to Own' series. Mine was actually a '66 but since the '69 kit was readily available and cheap I evoked the "Meh close enough" rule. I bought this car in 1982. It was the 140HP with the four carbs. It also had the optional 4 speed stick so was pretty peppy. I only paid $150 for it in 1980 as the engine leaked oil so bad it would actually leave a trail as you went down the road and the valve seal and guides were so worn that she smoked like an old locomotive. New seals, guides and gaskets all around fixed it right up. Surprisingly it had a fully intact and not horribly rotted out floor which is rare for these things around here. Did some minor body work to rear quarters and rockers and sold it 4 months later for $1800. It was a fun little car while I had it though since the suspension upgrades in 1965 made a massive difference over the first gen cars. The dull faded paint is done by painting Testers dark gloss red then misting a very light coat coat of Tamiya flat red over it. The slight grunge is from digging out a really worn and dirty sanding stick and rubbing it down to take some of the flatness off and leave some spots behind. It was an experiment that I think worked out well because the resulting finish is exactly what I was after. The rather rough looking BMF doesn't look like that on the actual model of course. It is the magnifying effect of the camera. You can really see the existing yet subtle dirty sanding stick results on the quarter panel. The silver rear looks just like the brushed aluminum panel on the actual model. If you look really close you will see that the drivers side reverse light is missing the white lens. I never did find a replacement for the real thing back then but no doubt now they are all over Ebay. Well there it is. The real thing wasn't pretty but it was cheap and fun. Edited March 11 by Tcoat 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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