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The "Copper Coupe" 33 Ford, 2.2L Turbo, 4-wheel independent suspension


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Introducing the Copper Coupe! 

I started this 25+ years ago, then it went into storage while I built other kits and spent time on my many other "hobbies." Got it back out last year determined to finish it. That took a while, but here she is!

The body and center frame section were all that was used from the Monogram ZZTop Eliminator kit. 

Many mods including:

- roof molded to the body

- molded in windshield frame

- 1-piece molded tilt & removeable front hood assembly w/sectioned grill

- recessed and smoothed firewall

- custom partial belly pan

- opening trunk lid with working strut

- scratch built trunk with 3D printed fuel cell

- custom fabricated hood and trunk hinges

- chassis modified with scratch built front and rear subframes

- independent front & rear suspension, 4-wheel disc brakes, and rear transaxle, all from the Hardcastle & McCormick Coyote

- Chrysler 2.2L Turbo from a Dodge Daytona kit, modified for RWD

- aftermarket Fujimi wheels and tires

















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14 hours ago, ea0863 said:

Beautiful job Dave! I love the color. Did you happen to mention the paint you used? I may have missed it.

Ace Hardware metallic copper over Duplicolor primer. No clear. Polished with Novus.

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Interestingly, I started an AMT 34 coupe probably about same time and put it in a box.  I get it out occasionally.  I also used an Arii wheel/tire set but different wheels.  Same approach to the build.  Except yours is complete and excellent!  Mine is still in the box.  

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