SCCeh Beretta - Frustration

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This project has really frustrated me so far, and most of it has been my fault.

The concept: take a Beretta body and fit it to an SCCA 'Stang chassis, without altering the chassis at all.

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Work on the sides first...

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The nose...

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The rear (first blood)...

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The main 'Stand body parts...

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Tape the main chassis to flat glass...

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Start bonding parts...

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Very interesting. Keep it going. And get a band-aid.

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A little help to untwist...

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Start of bodywork using a product that I heard of...

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Looks like ######...

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...but it worked and I sealed it with clear nail polish...

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Start of rear bodywork...

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...and a small filler strip for the rear of the nose piece...

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Lower bumper done...

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Underside of the main body pieces...

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This is a cool idea, going to be watching this one

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Using tubing to mate the body pieces...

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Bumpers attached and smoothed...

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Modifying the rear to extract air...

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...using leftover parts from my CFCF-18 aircraft...

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Work on the hood scoop...

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More bodywork...

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Gathering my thoughts...and parts...

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DOOFUS! Frustration of my own doing (part 1), look at that rollcage in relation to the body...

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Moving the body back, or the wheelbase forward, take your pick...

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DOOFUS! Frustration of my own doing (part 2). I used to build real aircraft so why did I confuse inside diameter with outside diameter of the hole-saw for the rear opening? Now to fix things...

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This is pretty epic, i love this transformation

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I love the work and dedication to this project so far, but I got to ask, why a Beretta?

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Nice work so far although the hood scoop seems wrong for the car.

I'm looking forward to seeing this one progress.

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I love the work and dedication to this project so far, but I got to ask, why a Beretta?

Why not?

I gotta say this is the first time I've ever heard of anyone using a hole saw on a plastic model. Keep it going. This is just crazy enough to work.

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That is some MAJOR body modification going on ! When I saw the hole saws I thought "He's not going to . . " , but you did , and it worked ! Good job !

This is going to be an awesome build . Keep us posted .

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Been tweaking around the idea of useing a hole saw my self. Have to pick up on that now that i have seen that it s works

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Bob, as much as this project may be frustrating you, I say it's worth it. I think it is awesome! The Beretta body style really looks mean widened and wrapped around that roll cage.

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Ohhh holly things. I'm wordless speechless. Come on buddy, all your hard work is paying and paying big. Keep this proyect going ;) just one more thing. All the great creations come from unique proyects like this and who said everything is easy. If it all were easy we wouldnt enjoy doing them.

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I definitely like where this is going. As a former 1:1 Beretta GT owner, I have to tell you that, in my opinion, it was better looking than any then-current (Fox-body) Mustang on the street. Your model looks like it will be at least as much of an improvement over the Mustang in the appearance department as the road-going version is. Now all you'll need to do is get rid of that Roush Ford lump under the hood and put some proper Chevy motivation in there!

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Very cool!!!

Lots-O-work going on here, Berettas are neat looking cars (I'm a BIT biased as I've owned two, with one clean '95 Z26 still in the garage ;) ).

Keep it going! I'll be watching B)

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Bob, you exhibit a level of determination that is beyond comprehension. I would have stopped before you started.

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