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So I stumbled upon this a while ago, and knew I had to use it for inspiration for a build.. Today is the day I started to make that happen.

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Wont be an exact replica, but I am taking major cues from it, I debated between a few bodies, but the 41 won in the end (mostly cause it has a straight 6 and its ugly)

Started with a slice off the bottom

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then started on a mild chop, I didn't do nearly as much as I initially marked.

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top back on, and roof cut open, also shown with a parts box center section and aluminum tube rear axle.

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Initial mockup to see how this will play out.

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debating using styrene or brass for the chassis... guess I'll figure that out as I go..

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Great start and cool subject, I will follow your progress. Thanks

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I've seen this car in person in San Diego, CA. Very cool car in person with some very cool details built into it! Looking forward to seeing your rendition!

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Looking forward to watching this. I'm sure to get some great ideas. Keep it going.

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This looks wild!! Will be watching this as I have a 41 pickup that I'm not happy with and would love to chop up!! Keep it going!!

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After I got the engine/trans length figured out it was time to start the chassis. I used the tube front from that same Revell Mustang. the rest is all styrene.

I am pretty happy with it so far.

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The rear bodywork on your inspiration I really like . very different. That is worth doing.

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A lot of good engineering on your part. I like that your using the inline. What sort of intake are you thinking? Have you thought about a turbo or maybe an early Corvette side draft setup. Or just hang an old Jimmy blower on the side.

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A lot of good engineering on your part. I like that your using the inline. What sort of intake are you thinking? Have you thought about a turbo or maybe an early Corvette side draft setup. Or just hang an old Jimmy blower on the side.

I'm going back and forth between turbo or side mounted carbs..

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OK, so I didnt like the back at all. i did a little more hunting for pictures on the internet and followed that up with cutting the back half off this morning. I am really glad I did, with a fresh mind I think i attacked it much better this time. I was really over thinking it the first attempt. I'll let the pictures do the talking for now.

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got the front going while I was down in the workshop.

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a look at it without the tires in the way

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another mockup with wheels/tires

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Thanks... I have half a mind to attempt building a modern GM ecotec 4 banger.. I think that could be fun.

I like the 6 though too...

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now this is >> whouw

to start with the real one >> whouw thats just soo cool .. and your build >> love it great work on the tubes :)

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