I'm entering a contest over at Hobbytalk.com for custom diecast cars. The car they selected is the Gran Torino 2011 issue.
So I thought this would be a good opportunity for me to test my custom building skills.
Picked up a few red torinos (green ones are much cooler looking) at Target to chop up.
First thought after looking at it was to build a wagon. Then I thought about a funny car and went with that.
Cut two bodies up to lengthen the front end and selected a 2011 Mustang funny car for a chassis.
Here is the progress shot from Saturday.
Then Sunday when I added the tail spoiler off a parted out Indy type car I stole the wheels off of.
I cut the bodies with a cut off wheel on my dremel. Then shaped the parts and put them together with 5 min. epoxy because it's all I had. Worked pretty well, had to add some more after I sanded it smooth. Put the tail on with super glue.
Now it's been painted, Testor's metallic fire red.
Now I've built custom axles with .032" brass rod. Wheels are off a Danicar I bought just for such the occasion.
Now to put the bumpers back on, glass in and possibly add a custom roll cage from a Camaro drag car.
What ya think?
oh yeah, snap shot of my little helper...my son Patton. On my custom washer/dryer work station