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team burrito
08-26-2005, 12:16 AM
Well, here's another hardbody, but not just your ordinary hardbody. This is the 2005 Ford GT:

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y26/teamburrito/gt1.jpg

The snap-together kit is from Polar Lights & it comes pre-painted in four flavors; yellow, blue, red & silver. I left the rear bumper off cause' it looks crappy, but the rest of the kit is beautiful.

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y26/teamburrito/gt2.jpg

The chassis is a modified JK Indy production model with .800" fronts & .875" rears. The test motor is a stock Parma Deathstar, which will soon be replaced with a more potent powerplant. Incidentally, this chassis fits a variety of model kits by adjusting the wheelbase & pin mounts. I find this chassis handles very well for hardbodies & it's a lot easier to modify than some of the other chassis.

I have to say Polar Lights has been coming out lately with some very nice model kits. Take a look at this one I'm building for a friend out in Jersey;

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y26/teamburrito/ab1.jpg

And here's the chassis:

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y26/teamburrito/ab3.jpg

The body is a 1950-something Pontiac (I don't the model), but the detailing is nicely done. It may be discontinued, but you can always check the mail order houses. That's all for now.

Slot32
09-02-2005, 09:04 PM
1962 Pontiac

MantaRay
09-03-2005, 01:35 AM
it is a bonneville....spelling?

TrueScale
11-20-2005, 08:03 AM
Neat work as usual for you!

The Pontiac chassis reminds me of stuff that was raced in the mid 1990's in So. SanFran by you and others on the MTT track. I ran there once with you guys.

That was sure fun :D

Do you still have cars from back then?

Victor

team burrito
11-20-2005, 12:20 PM
...that would be the 36D Modified class we used to run. It started in SSF with the REH VW 36D kit using hardbodies, then they showed up with brass pans and finally replaced the hardbodies with regular lexan bodies. I would like to bring them back, but we do have the 16D Nascar Hardbody class slated for next year. Stay tuned, kitties. :p

acmost
01-17-2006, 05:43 AM
The chassis is a modified JK Indy production model with .800" fronts & .875" rears.
Very nice. When you say modified...did you have to move the guide closer to the front axle? TIA.

team burrito
01-18-2006, 11:05 AM
...I whacked off the front wheel mounts & install new mounts based on the wheelbase of the model. The guide flag did not move at all, so the chassis handles the same.

n9949y
02-07-2006, 01:24 AM
Done up as a Grand Am Cup car:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/n9949y/2006%20Model%20pics/06FordGT.jpg