Wally Booth's ProStock Gremlin

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This is the Round2/AMT re-issue. I used the '72 front end from the AMT Gremlin Funny Car and modified the rear bumper to look like a 72-73 bumper. Paint will be Tamiya Pure White (TS-26), Tamiya Bright Red (TS-49), and Tamiya Brilliant Blue (TS-44) - all airbrushed. The chassis is a modified MPC Pinto ProStock. The hood scoop is a modified hood scoop from an AMT ProStreet Chevell. The engine is from the kit. The intake was augmented with an upper plenum from a Jo-Han Maverick ProStock. The carbs will be from a Monogram T-Bird ProStock. I matched the red and blue in the decals to the Tamiya paints. Decals are available from Scale Auto Details. I'll post more pictures once I make a little more progress. I saw the restored car at the York, PA show last year and had to build it. A ProStock with the aerodynamics of a brick! Go figure.

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WOW I've been wanting to do this build myself, keep posting, Looks great so far. I have a soft spot for AMC Drag cars. As a little kid I was'nt allowed to leave the city block we lived on,and there was an AMC dealer on one end, the first drag car I ever saw was the Grant Rebel SST funny car on the sidewalk in front of the dealership... Ive been a Drag Race fan ever since..... yea yea I know Im OLD.

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That's going to be sweet ! Can't wait to see it finished.

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This is gonna be cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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This is gonna be cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

x2!

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x2!

You have my attention.

I've been thinking about this very build ever since the recent gremlin kit was released.

Thanks for the tip about the ft bumper, I have an old builtup funny gremlin in the parts box .

Now you got me thinking.

I wonder if the firefighter mustang chassis will work under one of these new Gremlins????????? <_<

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Very cool subject!

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Oh yeah! l'll be checking in on this one, for sure!

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You have my attention.

I've been thinking about this very build ever since the recent gremlin kit was released.

Thanks for the tip about the ft bumper, I have an old builtup funny gremlin in the parts box .

Now you got me thinking.

I wonder if the firefighter mustang chassis will work under one of these new Gremlins????????? <_<

The Mustang II chassis has a slightly longer wheelbase than the Gremlin. The old MPC Pinto ProStock chassis has the same wheelbase as the Gremlin which is why I used that chassis instead of the Mustang II. I suppose one could shorten the wheelbase on the Mustang II chassis and make it work. To use the Pinto chassis only requires cutting a little off of the back and widening it with styrene strip, then it fits like a charm. I am also using the interior parts from the Pinto on this build. The rear bumper can be easily modified to mimic a 72-73 rear bumper by cutting the bottom off and molding it to the body as a rear pan. The resulting narrower rear bumper then looks like one from an earlier Gremlin. You also need the front pan from the Gremlin F/C. There may be a resin front end available to back date the AMT kit. I have not yet checked into that.

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Another tip on this build. I cut ot the cowl panel on the Gremlin because the molded on windshield wipers went right over the vents and there was no way I could save the vents once I removed the wipers. I cut out the cowl on the MPC Pinto prostock body and it fit on the Gremlin with a little modification and the molded on wipers from that body did not go across the cowl vents. Problem solved!

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I am really enjoyng this one. The attention to detail is fantastic, and I have always been a fan of Wally Booth.

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aaah cool !!!!!!!!

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Wow, thats a sweet paint job!

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Yes, very nice. Looking forward to seeing the finished model.

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Sweet paint

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I knew this was gonna be cool!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Here is the decaled body and hood. I have decals for the side windows and front windshield to apply. I'll replace the front and read windows and the side class with 0.005 acetate sheet. I have to clear the body and hood and then baremetal foil the front and rear window surrounds as well as the door handles and the rear deck emblem.

I'll post more pics when I get further along with the build.

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Looks great .

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Paint looks smooth smooth. Looking really good.

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Another update. The engine is coming together. The body is finished. Windows (0.005 inch thick acetate) installed and decaled. Window frames bare metal foiuled. Side marker lights done. Hood pin plates on the hood. Interior is nearly finished. Seat belt straps for window pull ups. Seats from a Monogram prostock kit (maybe the Thunderbird). Fuel cell from anothetr Monogram prostock (Camero?). Battery from Scale Auto Details. Interior side panels were from an MPC Pinto PS along with the dash. Photoetched under dash gauge panel and gauges from Detail Master. Old 60's style tach from Detail Master. Seat belts and some of the photoetched hardware were from a Meri kit set (from Italy) and Detail Master.

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Update on the model progress. It is about 90% finished. I have to finish wiring and plumbing the chassis and engine to complete the model. Here are some mockup assembled shots.

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Finally finished my Wally Booth's Gremlin ProStock. Here are a few more pictures of the finished model. I will likely have it at the upcoming NNL East in April.

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