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#10 -- Rich Wilson's Trans Am Tempest "The Gray Ghost"

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Rich started his build with a Scale Coachworks resin trans kit that was designed to use an AMT 1965 GTO as a donor kit. Preferring the more robust detail of the Revell1966 GTO kit's chassis, Rich adapted that slightly larger platform. The Revell chassis needed slight shortening and slight reshaping of the rear wheel wells to fit the resin body. To acheive the proper stance of a Trans Am terror, Rich radically lowered the front and rear suspensions. The tires were sourced from old MPC NASCAR kits and the wheels from the Replicas and Miniatures Company of Maryland. Alclad-II paint imparted an authentic finish to the resin Minilite wheels and gave the front and rear bumpers a realistic race-worn appearance.