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Post by zenrat on Tue 28 Nov 2017, 10:46 pm

ProLux.  76 Chevy Caprice.
Every year on the Model Car Magazine forum there is an eleven month long community build to put together the car we would use to contest the Cannonball Run across the continental US.  Some years there is a theme restricting what can be build (pre 1980, sleeper, in-line engine etc) but this year it was open.
In previous years I have thought carefully about what I would use IRL building balanced vehicles with handling, fuel capacity, stealthiness and computerised comms/navigation taken into account.
This year I thought "sod that" and put the biggest 1/25 engine I had (OK biggest apart from Allison V1710s and Napier Sabres) into a large comfortable car with lots of rubber on the road.
The car is a 1976 Chevrolet Caprice and the engine is a 762ci Sonny's Mountain Thunder motor detuned to produce a reliable 700hp and more torque than a bus full of teenage girls.
Pro Lux 12 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
Pro Lux 5 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
Pro Lux 14 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
Pro Lux 16 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
ProLux WIP 17-11-17 02 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
Pro Lux 1 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
AMT 1/25 76 Chevrolet Caprice.
AMT 1/25 70 Dodge Super Bee Pro Street Chassis.
Ross Gibson Sonny's Mountain Thunder 762ci engine.
Revell '69 Chevrolet Nova Cowl Induction scoop.
Painted with Vallejo German Orange acrylic.
Decals from my big decal folder.
The vague plan was that it was an eighties Pro Street car which had been freshened up with a new motor.
If I had to drive from sea to shining sea then I can't think of a better way to do it than in a big comfortable car with a huge donk.

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Post by dv8v8 on Tue 28 Nov 2017, 11:27 pm

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Post by allan on Wed 29 Nov 2017, 8:38 am

hellyeah Now thats way cool badtothebone
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Post by zenrat on Wed 29 Nov 2017, 10:07 pm

Thanks guys. This has been on my to do list for years. Its nice to get it out of my system.

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Post by Deaf as on Thu 30 Nov 2017, 5:06 pm

This works for me!! ( for what that's worth Very Happy )
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Post by ozmodeler on Fri 01 Dec 2017, 6:48 pm

That's an animal ! I love the "krispy creams"
in the back.
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Post by DumpyDan on Sat 02 Dec 2017, 2:34 pm

Great color, looks cool
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Post by zenrat on Sun 03 Dec 2017, 2:33 pm

Thanks folks.

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Post by Carps on Wed 13 Dec 2017, 12:05 pm

Yup, that's not gunna draw any attention to you on the run.
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Post by silverfox on Tue 26 Dec 2017, 8:16 am

Nice work on this , a tough looking brute , well done .
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