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Revell BMW 320i turbo rally: rework

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Hello beautiful people,

I started this project at the end of march

Just finally getting some pictures together,

Finally went to a swap meet

I've been wanting a BMW kit, as I've owned a real one in the past,

even though it might not be the exact car I had but it was worth the $2 I paid

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I opened up the box, painted a beautiful red

it was completed at one time,

but looks like the glue was not holding up the test of time

so I came to the conclusion that I should use this kit to learn and make the modifications I would want on a real car

First decision I had to make, keep the stock motor or swap it.

I ripped a 351 v8 out of a '90s bronco, test fitted, and it looked beautiful

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Whipped out my dremel and got to work on the tunnel and pulling the body apart

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so theres all my tunnel fixing and firewall pics

obviolusly the stock driveline wasn't going to work too well,

thank God I purchased a big box of parts, found one that worked

but I wanted to keep the some of the original rear mounting points

shaved down some of the chasis, cut the axel to correct width, made a few slits to accept the new rear

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First try at stripping/ scratching off the paint

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had a few too many coats of paint, and a perfect amount of clear coat

Second attempt at stripping, got impatient, was only told to use brake fluid not how,

so it was just brushed on and left for about 9 hours

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Finally got fed up and went for the oven cleaner

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Discoverd a nice piece of age from glue, (body cracking)

tail light and trunk area where the wing was

exactly where there was glue

I'm sure the oven cleaner didn't help at all

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finally used some elbow grease and got the rest of the paint

Time for primer

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I just picked up some styrene and 2part expoxy putty

will be working on it like crazy tonight and 2moro

But bear with me I'm still a rookie and my Trail Blazers are playing tonight

so no promise on a post later tonight, but work will get done

Test fit

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Flares to be added

still need to build roof spoiler

alot to go

An idea of my vision still not sure on color

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There's a half cage and racing seats that comes with the kit

but no seat belts, light bulb goes on, time to make a 5 point harness

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Right now my chasis and interior are both taking a brake fluid bath so I can clean up all the paint

I'll keep taking pictures as I go

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Just pulled car out of brake fluid, I think it may need another go.

In the mean time I'm thinking about maybe hood vents or possible scoop

Just not too sure on the style

Any comments, Ideas, suggestions welcome

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All progress is good progress,right? Ideas changes as it goes,know all about it. If you can get hold on

one of the older Monogram Porsche 924 Group 4 kits,maby as parts kit,you can get some really nice

flares there. Also i think Model Meister makes add on flares,not 100% sure on it.

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Ok, used some left over stress from the past few blazer games

so I got some progress and pictures,

tried my hand at fitting in some headers,

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I thinking I might try to mold the headers together or just re-do them

I didn't get them perfectly how I wanted but this is the first time I've got this deep into a build

my skills patience and creativity are not very balanced out very well

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So about the time I got to the end of the headers the Blazers decided to lose

I cut out 1 door and the trunk lol

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I found great humor in throwing the old engine into the trunk just for the sake of a picture

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I wanted to start on a fender design to keep things moving

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I ended up grabbing a kit from goodwill

amt 2009 corvette coupe, I was hoping to get a motor out of it

stupid curbside, not even a hole to put an engine

so I'm thinking I might use the hood just to give this car some extra character

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the pegs started to get on my nerves, ripped them off to get a better idea of what it may look like

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Now I'm trying to figure out if I want to give myself more work and cut up the old hood

or should I just mold it in

Any suggestions, comments, criticisms, anything at all very welcome

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