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Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
I was sitting in my office reading a new book I got on the history or Porsche and I was inspired to transform my stock 996 Maisto into a track ready road machine. This is why Ive been away from the computer for a few days. However thinking of what criteria would be approapriate I had a vision. I imagined myself owning this very model as a real car. I asked myself what would I want to do to this car so as to be able to drive to work every day but still tear it up on the weekends auto crossing. So I designed this model with some (yet very little) practicality in mind.

First I painted the floor silver. Then ripped out half of the rear seat, still leaving it usable. I blacken out the headlights around the bulbs. I slammed the car and painted the rims black with silver center caps and lug nuts. The under body was painted flat black and the rear underside was detailed. Also for serious weekend racing I installed a complete rollcage. For that extra edge in performance I installed custom intercoolers in the front(indicative of a turbo that packs a serious punch. The center console and HVAC/Radio was removed for weight reduction. Also last on the list were small touches like carpet installed in the front trunk and I got the leather re-upholstered in stock grey and executive black.

*Also note the rear strut tower bar for extra cornering performance.
 
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:cheers This pic shows off the side profile of the lowered suspension. Which is awesome! :danbana
 
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Discussion Starter · #6 · (Edited)
Front compartment with carpet installed. :happy

Also the front plate is on the dash which I felt was a must for this semi-tuner weekend racer.
 
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The cage and see if you can spot the black cover where the radio and controls used to be. Again for weight reduction.
 

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I love it!!!!
Great mod. Excellent!
And I like the descriptions to explain why and how you did what you did.

No silliness, no outrageousness.

A quality low-key approach that looks absolutely superb.

I REALLY like it.

A contestant for best modded car in the Annual DX awards perhaps?
 

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What can I possibly say Jacob but.......SICK RIDE!!! :woohoo :woohoo

You've done a really terrific job in modifying that Maisto 4S. :nicejob :nicejob Thanks for showing us all the work-in-progress shots. :cheers
 
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Fantastic job CollectorX, that does look awesome.

What materials have you used on the seats to achieve the two tone black/gray? They look superb.

:feedback

:cheers
 
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Discussion Starter · #14 · (Edited)
Thanks guys! I didnt think this model would get such great positive feedback.

LUW:Thank you very much Im glad you liked. :cheers
ajrichar: Thanks I wouldnt mind entering it in the Annual DX best modded car category. :cheers
StygianMax: Many thanks Felix, Its a great model to work with. Everything came apart easily as many Maistos do. :cheers
jwp79: Thanks for the compliments, As for your question on the seats, the seats were originally grey so I masked the grey part and sprayed flat black to get that rich supple leather look. Its a great easy to do mod. And thats what this project was about simple mods, except for the roll cage that was slightly harder but not that bad. However painting around the 4S center wheel caps took some patience.:cheers
MB: Thanks, glad you liked :cheers The model I used was a Maisto I got for $10 bucks at a local store. These are one of my favs in Maistos line up.
 
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wow thats a really nice mod CX! :nicejob :nicejob

I love the detail rollcage! awesome stuff! :cheers
 

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:tongue That is some great work Jacob! :cheers I hope you don't mind that I borrow some of your ideas. :giggle
 
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Thanks ApeGen, onoitsaWRX, DiecastX, and acisne!! :cheers

acisne: You can take all of my ideas I don't mind at all. If you need any tips just let me know. Id be glad to help.
 
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Just for fun heres another pic of the front head on taken in the "shop". Showing in more detail the intercoolers. Subtle but enough to compete with the Turbo version.
 
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