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Russell C

Ancient History Porsche 911 CRX Honda

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Next one in the 'ancient history' series, I built this one over the span of time from July 1990-May 1991. I had a spare Fujimi 911 Carrera kit laying around, and for some reason I thought its front clip ought to be on a Tamiya Honda CRX. Don't ask me how my mind works on such thoughts.

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Porsche wheels and the remnants of a Porsche whale tail lip on the back.

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Naturally, this would be an impossible car if it used the too-tall Honda engine, but out of sheer laziness, I just built the bottom side of it box-stock.

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More of the chore of this thing was converting the right-hand drive dash to left-hand, moving the pod over, filling in the passenger side, swapping the gauge decals and other bits. Being my own harshest critic, I should have taken a very thin vertical slice out of the front clip to shorten the width of the wheel opening just a tad. Looks too gaping to me, which I cover up here by not showing a pure side view. The taillight lenses could have used some reflectors behind 'em to give 'em less of a lifeless look, and I should have run a bit of a black wash into the panel lines.....

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Yea, I'm sure I don't understand how your works either. The only thing that scares me, is I kind of like it.

Scott

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Interesting build. It all seems to come together nicely. It like it better than the real 'poor' mans Porsche.

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Cool and funny idea - perfect made.

Just wondering about the engine if it is in the back, but as you wrote...no problem with a flat one :D

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Model cars are for Imagination ......... this is how engineers start with our future cars ..... I call it "thinking outside the box" and you did an awesome job of that and turned it into a possible car that really could work ....great build !!!

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There is something VERY wrong with your mind! But, I really like it!

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The front end looks like it was meant to be there! What a cool idea!

My thoughts exactly, I totally agree!

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Thanks for the kind words, all. A few more of the 'ancient history' models in the series coming up soon, the Petty wagon, the Lambo Flambé & Lambo 300, maybe the SuperComp Infini-T, plus at least one more semi truck or two, all circa the early 1990s.

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This model knocked my socks off at the Southwest Challenge when I saw it many years ago, since I love both CRX's and 911's. Seared in my memory...and provided me years of inspiration for similar mashups that I've done. Thanks for sharing B)

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Nothing short of pure cool, Russell. Great concept and great execution.

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Thanks more for the kind words, gents.

This model knocked my socks off at the Southwest Challenge when I saw it many years ago, since I love both CRX's and 911's. Seared in my memory...and provided me years of inspiration for similar mashups that I've done....

Fun to be remembered that way! Don't recall if it ended up in any magazines, I didn't have access to all at that time.

If I succeed in providing more instances of inspiration and humor, and less times where folks feel a need to reach for defensive weapons or for the phone to call the police on me, then I will have made some kind of headway in this life. :)

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