Post by stevegt738 on Oct 18, 2013 23:42:56 GMT -5
Here is a glue bomb from the early '80s rebuild. Monogram's 427 Cobra. When I first built this I polished the metallic blue plastic, swirls, glue marks and all. This time around it's getting modern wheels, some body shaving, engine transplant and some other refinements. A bit more like a kit car.
First thing done was a new engine. The stock 427 side oiler
Replaced with a 427 S.O.H.C. from Ross Gibson
Did some work on the bonnet to fill the large gaps, and some shimming to bring it up level with the body
Modified the broken window frame (top bar missing along with the glass)
Filled any unwanted holes and removed body emblems
Modified the foot wells to fit the new engine
Made some new mufflers out of alloy tube
That's where I'm up to with this. Since these pics were taken, I tried to open the fender vents and stuffed them up completely. So I have decided to not have the vents at all, now filled in.
Post by Bernard Kron on Oct 19, 2013 9:02:19 GMT -5
Nice! I love the way the modern wheels fill the wells and enhance the killer stance. They go well with the big pipes. The Ross Gibson Cammer looks miles better than the POS Chrsyler 392 from them I recently used. I had to discard half the parts! I've heard they are terribly inconsistent from one design to another... Looking forward to seeing more.
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