Those look really sharp. The Camaro settled into a real looker.
Anything AW/JLTO is gonna look like it just rolled out of our High School parking lot. Cant be helped, unless you start feathering the wheels and tires. AW is fixated with those dorkulous Tuff Ones wheels and tires. Perhaps they bought a shipping container full of them ...?
Early on there were detailed how to's for every release, but it all really just boils down to common butchery; and what you can get away with. It's all in the Hobby Talk archives. The perpetrator/documentor of the mayhem was Rick Wurtz, aka Parkndl. Dr Dremel did most of them in bold beautiful macro. It was like a regular show that we looked forward too.
Oddly, I just did this one earlier this year. Al has it now, via Santa. For the body styles that allow (most), the glass is trimmed, and then glued in from the connector strap; rather than the excessive monkey motion at the cowl and parcel shelf. This affords enough room to bring the chassis up a ways. It would appear that Ralph Nader got a hold of the windshield retention design team. Discerning hobbyists determined otherwise. LOL
The JAG chassis looks kinda promising on paper. Lower by design, and with raised axle centers to boot. Bolt in, but then one has to figure out the axles wheels n tires if you are going to go off the menu with Vincenzos or other. I just havent built one yet. A man of your means will bang it right out.
Bob off the brick a brack and buzz it smooth.
Cut the OSHA bracketry away. Put a hole in the window strap, and scrape the over spray from the roof; so the glue sticks. I usually tape a matchbook cover on the chassis, or in the body. This way I keep 15 or 16 thou in reserve, when Im fudging around with the posts/final chassis height.
Perfect timing that I just ordered wheels a few hours ago. Several sets will be even on all four corners like your Impala pictured above. I'm looking forward to moving away from the "Tuff Ones" look for ordinary road-race cars. The drag-race cars can keep the wide rear tires.
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