My new MPC Vega funny car

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Hello guys I haven't built much because I was discusted with the bodies avaiable, The Revell car is just to big and the wrong wheelbase (120 in) and the MPC was too small and was 115 inch wheelbase . So I took a MPC made the deck lid longer like it should have been , stretcheched the body to 117 in wheelbase and widen the car 4mm get get the width right , and also put in a new set of rear wheel wells . So here it is in the rough stages .DSCI1579-vi.jpg

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Chuck

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Looks good Chuck. It's always fun cutting and splicing a body to finally get the right look.

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Chuck.....inspiring. I've got a couple of bodies I feel the same way about. Where did the rear wheel wells come from? Revell Vega or well shaped plastic?

Thanks,

Mike

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Lookin good to me.

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LOOKS GOOD CHUCK

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The rear wheel wells came from a Bruce Larson Pro Stock Vega . 1 Larson Vega , Motown Shaker Vega , 1 Setzer Vega , and 1 Malco Vega Scrambler , is what I have used so far to recreate the body. I know all the collectors will be screaming when they find out what I cut up to do this project LOL

Chuck

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Just want to ask...how do ya know how wide to make it etc.? Have you got access to some actual dimensions or are you just going by how it looks? If you have the actual dimensions could you list them here? Be good to know in the future!

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NHRA had a standard that bodies couldn't be narrower than a standard width. I think it was 65 inches.

Mike

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you cut up what????????????????? well thats modeling sometimes you just have to be watch ths

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Hi Terry I don't have the actual diamensions so I have to reference pics of front side and rear and side shot and size them to each other then use refernce points on the car bodies and different components such as tires , injectors and a scale calculator and reference as many things as I can reference together to get the size as close as I can with it also looking correct. So mine is not 100% correct but I'm trying to do everything I can to get it there and look correct.


Chuck

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The rear wheel wells came from a Bruce Larson Pro Stock Vega . 1 Larson Vega , Motown Shaker Vega , 1 Setzer Vega , and 1 Malco Vega Scrambler , is what I have used so far to recreate the body. I know all the collectors will be screaming when they find out what I cut up to do this project LOL

Chuck

It's only plastic!!!!

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