The Gumball Rally- GUMBALL HAS STARTED

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OK guys, count me in. Even though I'm running the Cannonball Run I figured I could build something else at the same time for the Gumball Rally. I've had the idea for this build for a long time and this is the perfect place for it. Here is my Dodge Shelby Charger, I thought it was an 85 but when I pulled it out I have 84 written on the box. I'll be combinding parts from 2 kits. Plans call for use of the 2.2L engine, though I will probably add a larger turbo and an intercooler.....and maybe a few surprises.

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Nice build guys. Still waitng for my Karmann to show up. If it don t do that soon i have to resort to my plan B and dig out the Ferarri 250 swb that gonna have the 612 scaglietti engine. A potent drive allso.

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I think I'll use the 77 Mustang II kit for this build.

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Got you added to the list Tony, sorry for the dealy.

Ron, should be interesting to see what you do.

Nick

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Let me see what I can find in my array of kits.

" we could always do a black Trans Am. nah, been done before" JJ Mcclur

Tim

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Let me see what I can find in my array of kits.

" we could always do a black Trans Am. nah, been done before" JJ Mcclur

Tim

Well how about an ambulance or a military staff car? But don t in that case forget to include HIM in the build :)

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Let me see what I can find in my array of kits.

" we could always do a black Trans Am. nah, been done before" JJ Mcclur

Tim

Tim, that was my thought when I looked at my kit, that's when I deceided Red would be good :lol:

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That s it im thru waiting for the fricking Karmann to come from Hong kong. I change my entry and start buildin a 1965 mustang whit 06 tech.

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If this is ok whit you Nick?

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Ok I painted the Camaro engine block gloss red. Next needs to paint some other parts, and look if TunnerRam manifold fits with this engine. I did some bodywork too, and hopefully I can primer this thing soon.

Looks like the engine needs another coat of paint, though.

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Nice work so far guys, hopeing I have time this weekend to get my bird in red.

Nick

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Let me give you guys an idea of where this Shelby Charger is going.....I cut up the chassis of the kit years ago, I also started scratchbuilding a new frame for it. I think what I'm gonna do now is something halfway inbetween the two. In the first pic you can see the cut up chassis' front subframe and the old scratchbuilt frame.

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In this pic I placed a stock chassis from a different kit just for compairison.

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What could he have in mind ????

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One hot stag coming up is what i see.

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It's a start! 77 Mustang II

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The wheels and tires pictured aren't in the kit! Oh, well...

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If you don't mine me asking Tony, what wheels/ Tires are in the kit? been wanting the same kit for a while, but have been hesitant buying it.

Nick

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Here is my entry, It may look familur but I have cleared it with Nick. 69 AMT GTX

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Tim

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I started work on the Charger today, this is my first 1/16 scale build so bare with me, This build will be in the Big Boys section too as well as in Nick Winters Gumball Rally and featured in a slew of video updates on YouTube. My paint color of choice will be Burnished Red mixed by my Mopar Dealer and sprayed thru my airbrush.

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Today, I managed to get the engine block halves glued :lol:

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If you don't mine me asking Tony, what wheels/ Tires are in the kit? been wanting the same kit for a while, but have been hesitant buying it.

Nick

I'll get a picture next time I get to the bench with the camera...holllow tires that are wider than on the box art and 8 spoke wheels.

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and dont forget..

whatsa behind you..is not important!

or something like that..havnet seen it since the 80's

I may join this!

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and dont forget..

whatsa behind you..is not important!

First Rule of Italian Driving: What's happening behind you is not important!

That's the way, I remember it. :lol:

When looking, how some of the Italians drive, that seems to be true.

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What the heck. I have until the end of the year, right? I hope to have a new air conditioner in my attic/workroom by spring so I can work through the summer this year instead of putting my models on hold for about half the year, so I'm going to commit to this thing with a mid-engined, V-8 powered Corvair coupe.

Count me in and EAT MY DUST! :):lol::D:P;)

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Nick-These are the wheels and tires in the 77 Mustang II kit.

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Jim, added you to the list.

Tony, those are very minilite esque, 5 lugs too, weird choice for them to put in that kit, I appreciate you taking the time to take that photo for me.

Nick

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My entry: '69 Ford Falcon XT GT (yep an Aussie car so watch out boys)

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Although power should be a 302 it will get a 351 mustang motor along with the Mustang floor pan and part interior the rest is all Aussie.

Dingo5162 (not to be confused with Dingo although I am the same person) B)

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With the recent completion of my Hudson Hornet I have started my build for this.

It is an mpc kit. It's pretty nice and has two motor options, even though the instructions only have a call out for one. The other one looks like it would go into the 68 dodge dart.

And where I am starting...

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And my super strength super hero holding the motor as it dries. I am planning on box stock with this kit.

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Mark if I remember correctly the reason why that kit has 2 engines is because it's actually two kits combined, AMT '68 Roadrunner tooling for the floor pan, suspension and engine. MPC '70 Corronet for the rest. if I remember correctly.

Nick

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