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Shelby Series 1 GT class hardtop with driver finished


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This was a long term build.

I grafted a Viper GTS roof onto the Series 1 body. Then designed and fitted a roll cage, driver, and data systems and wiring. The wing is from a Viper GTSR diecast but it is plastic. The front splitter is Evergreen with scale Motorsport carbon fiber. Rear splitter is Evergreen also. Wheels are from a Tamiya Taisin Starcard kit.

Feels good to finally have it done. 

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1 hour ago, TransAmMike said:

Great looking car Kenny. Those decals must have been fun🙄

Thanks Mike. Its paint. I punched out circles out of vinyl, then punched each circle again to make rings. It was a night of making rings lol

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3 hours ago, Kennyboy said:

I grafted a Viper GTS roof onto the Series 1 body.

What a great idea, and what a great looking model! Makes me want a "stock" version in a single color (less distracting) paint job. Well done and model on! B)

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17 minutes ago, Plowboy said:

Very nice Ken! The roof graft has a very natural look to it. Really nice paint and decal work!

Thank you.

Give it a try. It's really a natural fit too.

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9 minutes ago, Snake45 said:

What a great idea, and what a great looking model! Makes me want a "stock" version in a single color (less distracting) paint job. Well done and model on! B)

Thanks Snake! To me it resembled a new age 240zx. 

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Very well done.  I did a very similar version with the hardtop from the Corvette Hardtop grafted on into a race car also.  Looks great, like the idea of the vinyl paint mask rings.  Different.  

 

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Looks incredible good! Graphics suits it well! I did a photoshop of that, Shelby series 1 with GTS roof back In 2003 or 2004 because I also saw the potential of the series one coupe! 
 

 Haven’t I seen this before? I remember a post long ago that I searched forward not long ago.. was it your WIP maby? 

 

beautifull work btw!

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9 hours ago, Peter Lombardo said:

Very well done.  I did a very similar version with the hardtop from the Corvette Hardtop grafted on into a race car also.  Looks great, like the idea of the vinyl paint mask rings.  Different.  

 

Thank you Peter,  would really like seeing your build of it. Thought about a c6 roof initially but the Viper roof fit so well I couldn't say no.

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3 hours ago, Gramps46 said:

Very  creative and well executed.

 

Thank you Gramps!

3 hours ago, stinkybritches said:

Great work. It reminds me a lot of the Panoz Esperante racer.

Thanks! Yeah it kind of does, never thought of that.

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1 hour ago, Mattilacken said:

Looks incredible good! Graphics suits it well! I did a photoshop of that, Shelby series 1 with GTS roof back In 2003 or 2004 because I also saw the potential of the series one coupe! 
 

 Haven’t I seen this before? I remember a post long ago that I searched forward not long ago.. was it your WIP maby? 

 

beautifull work btw!

Thank you, when I came up with this project it was between a Corvette and a Viper roof. The GTS roof fit so well it became a no brainer.

It is quite possible it was the WIP of this. This has been on the side for quite a long time, because of a work injury I have had a lot of time to finish stalled projects.

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