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2 seat Trantula

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What? I widened a Trantula body about 1/2", shortened the wheelbase, and added an Excalibur front end in an attempt to make a street rod. Next time I need to add a radiator to keep that big Ford cool. Or maybe a VW or Corvair engine instead.

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Real nice work on this - looks great.

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WOW, that looks amazing! The color suits it well and the interior is sweet! B)

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That looks pretty cool ! The wide body and interior look great . I'm putting this one in my Ideas folder BOB .

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Jim......that is cool man.

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Really cool...what is the turning radius on the Tarantula2?

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Nice job, talk about thinking outside the box. Love it!

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That thing is killer! Really nice work Jim

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Shiny & Swoopy...what more could you ask for?

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What? I widened a Trantula body about 1/2", shortened the wheelbase, and added an Excalibur front end in an attempt to make a street rod.

I'd say you nailed it Jim. Well done.

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Fantastic idea! Looks better than the original ever did and a natural - now that I see it done.

Maybe if you just weathered it a bit . . . (just kidding . . .)

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That's a great build and a cool concept , well done .

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Thank you very much, guys. I just love the swoopy body on that model. There's a couple more in my stash so we'll what happens.

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Far out, Jim! Definitely better than the original. Looks like a fun build. Can't wait to see what you do to the next one. Lotsa potential with this kit. Bart.

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Thanks, Bart. I don't like the kit body fits together, but it is what it is.

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Do I see just a bit of rust?.........Didn't think so! :angry: :angry: :angry:

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cool car

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That looks really cool! Great job!

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Next time I need to add a radiator to keep that big Ford cool. Or maybe a VW or Corvair engine instead.

The heck with the radiator! Where would you put it where it wouldn't spoil the car's lines? Besides, a Corvair engine can make ANY project more cool! :D

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Not even a hint of rust, Chuck.

Thanks Nathan & Brian.

I don't know, Jim. I have at least 1 Corvair engine. It's all chrome and I was planning it for the Manx kit. I need to try and find pics of hot rod Corvair engines.

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Cool!

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Thanks, Brizio.

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that 427 ford is just right for a wild car

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It's the kit engine with a different magneto, headers, and blower setup.

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Nice job. Also like the idea of you doing another with a corvair engine. I can see that fitting in the lines.

bobthehobbuyguy

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