Monogram Chaparral 2D

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The old Monogram curbside kit with a few upgrades.

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Comments & questions welcome - thanks for looking.

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Excellent model of this classic racer...great photography too.

Simón P. Rivera Torres

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Looks great, Steve!

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Excellent work!

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That looks great, Steve. Do like!

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That looks very nice. I always liked that car.

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Nice build,and photos. What were the upgrades? I have a couple of these and they appear very basic.

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Nice build,and photos. What were the upgrades? I have a couple of these and they appear very basic.

Yes, it's a very basic kit, but the proportions are decent.

1. I made new wheels by casting the wheels from the LS Chaparral 2C. The Monogram kit wheels are too shallow, especially the rears.

2. I added the scoop and oil cooler on the right side. This was a crude, last minute addition to the car when it raced at Daytona, which is the version the kit represents.

3. I added the top portion of an SBC and made some stacks from aluminum tubing.

4. I opened up all the molded in screened areas and replaced the plastic with metal screen. I replaced the exhaust pipes with aluminum tubing.

5. I replaced the goggled driver's head with an un-goggled head from a Fujimi driver's set and painted him to look like Jo Bonnier.

There might be a couple of other minor things, but that's all I can remember right now.

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Looks fantastic, one of my favorite kits, ya did a great job on all the improvements!

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Very nice!

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Great build! Love the Chaparrals. You did an excellent job with a very basic kit.

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This is one of those kits I always wanted to build, but never got around to.....GREAT job, and thanks for the memories....'Z'

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  • Nice build Steve, nice to see one built well. As as a basic kit they're a great starting point and with a little research build into a nice model.

Dave B

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Oh! Now that's really nice! Great build.

LOVE those Chaparrals!

B)

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Beautiful work on a great subject.

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GREAT BUILD!

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Nice job mate ;)

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Wow, great build. love those pics. Reminds me of Racer's X car on the old Speed Racer.

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Ah, the good old days.

Nicely done.

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Great build! One of my favorite cars.

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Now thats a nice old kit!

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Very nicely done.

Joe.

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Well done Steve. Good to see the additional Oil Cooler and the number on the rear. Hey you wouldn't have an extra set of those Wheels would ya????

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Nice one!

David G.

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Started painting mine tonight. A crude model, but I like it. And yours is very nicely done Steve.

Scott

 

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