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Finished Shelby GT500E

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  • Member since
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  • From: East Tennessee, Hillbilly Country
Finished Shelby GT500E
Posted by crzyhorse on Wednesday, February 18, 2004 5:25 PM
Here's how I'd have Sanderson Sales & Marketing build my GT500E. I like the white with blue stripes. The decals were created on my computer using Testors decal paper. I bought the decal kit, but I don't like the stock designs that came with it. The basic kit is an AMT '67 Shelby GT350. The engine is from a Monogram NASCAR T-bird. I wired & plumbed the engine with Radio shack sourced wire, and the hold down wire from toy packages. The chassis has a scratchbuilt brace based on Total Control Suspension's under car brace. The rear suspension is scratchbuilt based on a horizontal coilover design, also from Total Control.

My original plans were for the trunk to open, but there proved to not be enough room to mount the hinges.

http://www.xpphotoalbum.com/showgallery.php?cat=6269&ppuser=3876

So check it out & let me know whatcha think Cool
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  • From: TRENTON, OHIO
Posted by FIREMODELMAN on Wednesday, February 18, 2004 5:28 PM
ShockWow!! that looks great. fantastic job on that one crzyhorse.BowBowBow

Dave http://public.fotki.com/FIREMODELMAN/

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  • From: East Tennessee, Hillbilly Country
Posted by crzyhorse on Wednesday, February 18, 2004 5:30 PM
Thanks Firemodelman I've looked at your stuff & I'm impressed with the scratchbuilding you do Bow
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, February 18, 2004 6:07 PM
Car looks goodBig Smile But I do have to wonder if the rear coil overs would be effective laying almost horizontal..
Gasser
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, February 18, 2004 6:11 PM
VERY NICE, GOOD JOB
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  • From: East Tennessee, Hillbilly Country
Posted by crzyhorse on Wednesday, February 18, 2004 6:41 PM
the coilovers are pushrod activated, like indycars
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  • From: Arroyo Grande, CA
Posted by MojoDoctor on Wednesday, February 18, 2004 7:07 PM
Looks great!
You've done an awesome job, the chassis looks good and it sits just right.

Matt Good judgement is the result of experience, Experience is the result of poor judgement. Mark Twain

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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, February 18, 2004 7:53 PM
Sweet Stang, Nice Job Crzyhorse
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, February 18, 2004 10:25 PM
AWESOME Mustang!! crzyhorse.i got the testors decal kit also.theres only one or two designs on it that you can use.but like any model,it's a start.
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  • From: Westland Michigan
Posted by KRIS MORGAN on Wednesday, February 18, 2004 11:35 PM
Very cool.

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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, February 19, 2004 12:16 AM
You did a great job!!!!


Awesome.....!!!!!
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  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Thursday, February 19, 2004 4:27 AM
Awesome work!
Lee

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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, February 19, 2004 8:53 AM
Looks great CRZY, someday I will have the talents of the rest of you guys......BowBow
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, March 14, 2004 5:50 PM
THAT CAME OUT GREAT HOW MUCH TIME DID IT TAKE YOU TO BUILD?
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  • From: Alamogordo, New Mexico
Posted by Tiburon on Sunday, March 14, 2004 6:27 PM
ApproveBowBow crzyhorse, great work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, March 20, 2004 7:14 AM
VERY VERY COOL CAR . I NEVER HEARD OF A GT500E, I HAVE HEARD OF GT500KR THOUGH WHATS THE DIFFERENCE??Cool
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  • From: Chicago, IL area
Posted by FreedomEagle1953 on Saturday, March 20, 2004 10:09 AM
Hi ya crzyhorse ...

Very nice !!! Bow ... Smile,Wink, & Grin ... thanks a bunch for sharing Approve

FreedomEagle1953

Chicago, IL area

"keep on building 'em ... but  don't glue your fingers together"

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  • From: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Posted by Fordforever on Saturday, March 20, 2004 1:02 PM
Great job on the Shelby, thanks for sharing.Cool
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, March 20, 2004 1:40 PM
I thought the GT500E was the name for Eleanor from Gone in 60 seconds.
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Posted by parabolica1 on Sunday, March 21, 2004 12:13 AM
awwwwsome !!!!!!!BowBowBow I plan to start working on a mustang that same year as a retromod with t-bird winston cup motor and I did'nt think of chassis brace or subframe conectors The brace look just like real thing and the IRS rear is a nice touch your work has ,put my project back on front burnerBig Smile mark
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  • From: East Tennessee, Hillbilly Country
Posted by crzyhorse on Monday, March 22, 2004 8:30 PM
The GT500E is a Carroll Shelby approved Eleanor clone. the cars are built by Sanderson sales & Marketing, and granted "true Shelby" status by the man himself.

As for how long did it take to build? that depends, I've had the parts in a box for 3-4 years. but as for building time... about 50-60 hrs including the time spent fighting with red styrene! (the silly thing STILL looks pink after like 6 coats of primer sealer & 8 coats of white
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Posted by mustangmuscle on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 8:31 PM
It's funny that you mention fighting with the red styrene, I just stripped my white interior yesterday for the exact same reason (whatever I tried, still the red is bleeding through!).

I am completing the same kit as an out-of-box build, just replacing the wheels with torque-thrust. The wheels need a lot of re-alignment, by the way, to get the proper stance. Otherwise a good kit from AMT.



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  • From: East Tennessee, Hillbilly Country
Posted by crzyhorse on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 9:14 PM
I rebuilt most of the suspension for the "E" model in an effort to replicate the Total Control setup. besides I started with an old builtup I got from a Friend

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