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AMT 40 Willys Coupe (Big John Tribute)


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AMT Willys with decals from Slixx.  Hemi engine and headers from AMT Double Dragster kit.  Slicks from Speed City Resin.  Paint is Tamiya Clear Red over a Tamiya Mica Silver base coat.  Thanks for lookin’😎

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22 hours ago, bondo bill said:

I'm diggin that- great build

 

21 hours ago, drippingoil said:

That looks great!

 

19 hours ago, sflam123 said:

Great job!  I am old enough and was fortunate enough to see the Big John Willys and the SWC Willys match race at my local drag strip in about 1965.  You got it right!!

 

18 hours ago, modelcarcrazy said:

Wow! That’s flatout awesome. 

 

17 hours ago, Yeah Nah said:

Beautiful Willys!

 

16 hours ago, ChrisR said:

Looks great!

 

12 hours ago, FoMoCo66 said:

Awesome Willys! That's the best looking amt Willys I've ever seen. At first glance I thought it was the revell Willys :D.

 

8 hours ago, Ace-Garageguy said:

Yup, one of the best builds of the AMT Willys I've seen yet...especially nice job fitting the flip nose that nobody ever gets right.  :)

 

1 hour ago, PappyD340 said:

Very nice!

Thank You All for your feedback and thanks to those that left a “like “!   
 

I did a few things to correct some of the issues with the AMT Willys…

1.  Move the front axle 2/3mm forward to center the front wheels in the wheel wells.

2.  Smooth out the “peak” on the top of the front fenders.

3.  Delete the pins on the chassis that locate the interior tub/body so you can locate the body to properly align it with the tilt front end.

4.  On this build I also added tinted side windows, larger slicks from Speed City Resin, and the Hemi.

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44 minutes ago, Flatout said:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank You All for your feedback and thanks to those that left a “like “!   
 

I did a few things to correct some of the issues with the AMT Willys…

1.  Move the front axle 2/3mm forward to center the front wheels in the wheel wells.

2.  Smooth out the “peak” on the top of the front fenders.

3.  Delete the pins on the chassis that locate the interior tub/body so you can locate the body to properly align it with the tilt front end.

4.  On this build I also added tinted side windows, larger slicks from Speed City Resin, and the Hemi.

Those modifications were 100% needed. If I build one I will definitely follow your advice.

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