Built by: Scott Colmer
This project was
actually started for a club build that didnít get finished in time. I
canít say how many hours I have into it, but it was started almost a
year ago and Iíve been working on it non-stop for about 4 months.
modifications: Reduced front wheel wells, increased front window. Filled
rear deck with recess for tow rig. Engine cover from TD Vette kit. Rear
vents added to both sides Ė one for a scratchbuilt exhaust vent and
one for the rear end cooler inlet. A chin spoiler was also added. The
paint is Testors candy apple red over a silver base. Completely
scratchbuilt front and rear grills were treated to a little Alclad and
then given hand fitted lenses. The belly pan was covered by carbon fiber
decals and Dzus fasteners.
The rig frame was scratch built from styrene and treated with Alclad. It
houses aluminum rollers and a drive motor fashioned from a P/S oil tank.
The jewelry wire cable spool would be driven from the motor by the dual
belt drives made from shortened blower belt assemblies.
parts pack turbine with fuel line, ignition, and bolt detail added.
Multiple shades of metalizer were used for visual interest. The engine
compartment is lined with scratch build panels that feature heat
shielding made from cigarette liners. These also have Dzus fasteners
added. Hanging from the back of the torque reducer on a scratch built
bracket are the alternator and AC units from a Monogram 32 Ford. There
was no provision for them on the turbine engine. Also from the 32 Ford
is the air cleaner mounted at the front of the engine.
Heavily modified Banshee chassis frame with reduced height in front and
scratch built rear and engine cradle sections. The chassis is painted
Tamyia red. The basic rear-end is a combination of a Monogram 12 bolt
with and Entex trans-axel added to the back. This assembly was dressed
up with cooling line and a gear driven shift mechanism made from watch
parts. The rear suspension is Monogram P/S four link backed up by air
bags for increased towing loads.
basic tub was scratch build from styrene. Cuts were made to recess some
gauges and a stereo. Then was primed holding the piece as far away as
possible to create a textured surface with was then covered in a light
tan. Photo etched speaker grills and Deora air conditioning vents were
added. The Aerovette seat was narrowed, painted Testors leather and
shined up with a little nose grease. Seat belt detail was also added.
Finally, a swing away steering wheel was make from an inverted Ice Tí
wheel. It feature thumb shifters and a center mounted tach.
As custom license plate
brings up the rear.
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