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1986/87 Pontiac Grand Prix 2+2 Stock Car - any gotchas?

 
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:50 pm    Post subject: 1986/87 Pontiac Grand Prix 2+2 Stock Car - any gotchas? Reply with quote

Hello All.

I just started the 1986/87 Pontiac Grand Prix 2+2 Stock Car and so far, am really enjoying the build. Those of you who have built this kit before - is there anything I should watch out for as I proceed?

Also, I am using Powerslide decals for the first time (Eddie Bierschwale, #94 Kodak). Do these decals require any special treatment? Normally, I use Microset and Microsol with my decals.

thanks in advance!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didnít have any issues when i built one. And the Powerslide decals are top notch, donít really require much assistance
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that!
With the Powerslide decals - they don't need to be cleared prior to use, correct? (like some custom printed ones)
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jbherri2 wrote:
Thanks for that!
With the Powerslide decals - they don't need to be cleared prior to use, correct? (like some custom printed ones)


Nope, not at all.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only issue is if you set the rear bumper flush with the trunk back panel, there will be a gap you'll need to fill on the rear quarter panels. You can mount the bumper flush to the quarter panels, but then you'll have a bit of an "overbite" with the trunk panel. I chose to fill the gap on my build.

http://www.randyayersmodeling.com/modelingforum/viewtopic.php?t=3430&highlight=

Otherwise it's a straight forward 80's GM build.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

randman wrote:
The only issue is if you set the rear bumper flush with the trunk back panel, there will be a gap you'll need to fill on the rear quarter panels. You can mount the bumper flush to the quarter panels, but then you'll have a bit of an "overbite" with the trunk panel. I chose to fill the gap on my build.

http://www.randyayersmodeling.com/modelingforum/viewtopic.php?t=3430&highlight=

Otherwise it's a straight forward 80's GM build.


Noted - thanks!
Your build looks outstanding!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

other things are the rear bumpets should be removed if that is an issue for you. most teams removed them, may been nascar mandate i don't know, and for some reason the rollcage sits too low in the body when finished instead of being tucked up against the roof and a-pillar like it's counter parts made by monogram. don't know what happend there. obviously salvinos fiddled with something. you would have to find a way to raise the cage somehow if you want to fix it. oh also as been pointed out to me there are no trunk opening lines molded into the body.

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