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Seeing the one LUW posted reminded me that I had two of these languishing in my basement, the maroon stock one and the black flamed one. So I pulled out the flamed one and tore it down, and detailed it in 2 days.

These are really nice models for the price. As Luc said, they have realistic door hinges, the lights are well done, and I was surprised to find that not only the body, but the front suspension, rear suspension and the engine block/transaxle are also diecast metal, not plastic!

I began by dropping it in the front. The front suspension is held in by one screw so I though I could just put a thick shim under it and I'd be done. Wrong. You can't do it that way or you'd have to cut out part of the front trunk piece for clearance. So I got rid of the shim piece and whacked the wheel mounts off and glued them back onto the spindles higher up. I carpeted the front kick panels, floor and rear package area, added seat belts and my particular car didn't have any guage in the center, just a gaping hole so I added a decal from the parts box. I painted the interior black and added seat belts to the front seats. I detailed the engine with plug wires and some plumbing and. . . voila!

 

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Looks great Eddie! I still kick myself for not getting one when they were plentifull at WM!
That engine looks like it could start right up! :eek:mg
 

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Outstanding job Eddie!
 
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