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Wakefan77



Joined: 22 Apr 2020
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Location: North Carolina

PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2021 11:17 pm    Post subject: Tim Richmond Lemans Reply with quote

My 2nd Salvinos kit. I liked this one better than the Cale Yarborough Monte Carlo. Did some massaging to the roof and the "small windows to try and reduce that slanted look. Also shortened the front end a little. Had to really mess with the dash area under the hood and the rollcage to get the body to sit down low on the chassis.

Also messed with some different camera angles and lighting as I've realized that poor pictures and lighting can really mess with the quality of the build when posting so I'm trying to do a little better in that area. I could nit pick this build to death as I always do my stuff when I'm done but I'll leave that for another time and build. Thanks for looking.









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Pierre Rivard



Joined: 25 Feb 2021
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Location: Montreal, Canada

PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2021 6:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful build!
I love what you have done with the tires and wheels. They make the car look so lifelike.
I like you have been working on improving the photo set up. It makes a big difference.
Congrats!
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Racer14



Joined: 13 Feb 2018
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Location: Rockford, IL

PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2021 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That came out super nice! The Grand Am is my favorite car of this era.
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MarkJ



Joined: 29 Jan 2018
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2021 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent job. Interior looks nicely detailed. Tires and wheels are another plus for this build.
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Henryjint



Joined: 28 Jan 2018
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Location: NY State's Hudson Valley

PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2021 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

VERY nicely done!!!
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George Andrews



Joined: 30 Jan 2018
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2021 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Racer14 wrote:
That came out super nice! The Grand Am is my favorite car of this era.

The car model shown is actually correctly titled as a LeMans, and YES it is a beautiful build. The Pontiac Grand Am was quite similar at first glance; the big difference was a slightly different front grille, and only one large square headlight per side. The Grand Am was considered " Limited Production " by NASCAR and was therefore ineligible for Cup competition. It WAS - however, a popular Late Model Sportsman & Busch Grand National car.
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Wakefan77



Joined: 22 Apr 2020
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Location: North Carolina

PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2021 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks everyone. Wouldn't mind doing another Lemans kit and would definitely do the front end a bit different than I did on this one. I felt like those headlight inserts and bumper stick out too much on the side for my taste but once I noticed it, they were already in and I didn't really want to mess with it anymore.

Forgot to mention the mods to this car:

1)Alclad over the wheels (they came from another kit)

2)Aftermarket hood pin kit

3)Put screen mesh on the front grille, headlights, and lower openings

4)As far as the body goes, I shortened the front end up just a bit which required me to also shorten the hood. Had Front windshield fitting issues due to trying to get the body to sit low on the chassis. To remedy this, I sanded down the front edge of the dash (under the hood) to give clearance for the windshield.

5) Window net made from tape (thanks Clay Kemp)

6) Metal tubing for the exhaust

7) Also remade the right side of the dash.
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Pierre Rivard



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Location: Montreal, Canada

PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2021 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for sharing some of the details on your builds
Learning from fellow modelers is what makes to hobby fun for me.
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Wakefan77



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2021 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pierre Rivard wrote:
Thank you for sharing some of the details on your builds
Learning from fellow modelers is what makes to hobby fun for me.


Same here.
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R.J.



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2021 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice build.
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Bob B



Joined: 22 Nov 2020
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2021 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love the stance!
Well done!
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Toys4Don



Joined: 31 Jan 2018
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2021 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks awesome. The front end changes make a BIG difference.
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Dan Belcher



Joined: 10 Feb 2020
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2021 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nicely done!
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