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Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
This started from a cheap 1:18 kit (I forget the maker).

Not satisfied with the porous paint from the factory I repainted it BLACK. The interior was detail painted and back washed but the chassis was highly modified. The rear drive line was tubbed with fat tires added. The engine bay was modified, out went the old flat head V-8 and in went in a Shelby Cobra 427 side oiler. The engine came from an old AMT Cobra plastic kit in 1:16. I guess to scale, it is more like a 500 cubic inch monster. The rear steel rims were widened and the Shelby rubber was added. The trunk (rear bonnet) has an original spare tire. A battery and fuel cell were also added from scratch. The car is plumbed and wired.

Hope you like it....
 
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that's a nice mod :cheers

one thing you can add, covers for the rear wheels ( inside the trunk)
 
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That car ROCKS! The concept is perfect! I love it! Steel wheels and minitubs! Bigblock power, tucked away under the hood. Black paint ...It looks "All business"! Great car! Question: how did you widen the wheels?
 
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The wheels and tires came from the old AMT plastic Cobra kit. The cobra rim it two peices. I took the inside portion of the rear cobra rims and modified them to fit with the stock Ford steel rim facing. The tires mounted on them nice and clean.
 

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YOU BETCHA - I like this car. A '40 Ford is one of my all-time favorites and when it looks this wicked, MY OH MY ! One awesome drag(street?) machine that would flat-out tear some tail. Great work. I am impressed with the looks of this!
 
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That is a HOT model... O like what you have done with the back wheels... I will have to try that with some of mine now!! overall look of the car is amazing... Question: does it run an exhaust system?
 
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The car does indeed have dual exhaust back beneath the centerline of the car and they stop just behind the differential. If you look closel;y at the attached picture you can see where it ends under the car.....
 
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