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That's awesome.

I've wanted to get into model cars but the aspect of painting has held me back. How do you do it?

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This is an R/C car. The body is painted from the inside out.
So this one was sprayed in transparent metallic red, then silver over that, then a white over that to make sure it had a bright metallic finish to it.
 

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This is an R/C car. The body is painted from the inside out.
So this one was sprayed in transparent metallic red, then silver over that, then a white over that to make sure it had a bright metallic finish to it.
Paul, it would be cool if you could do silver bumper inserts. Looks awesome as it is, though. Just would be even better if the rear ends matched. (y)
 

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Paul, it would be cool if you could do silver bumper inserts. Looks awesome as it is, though. Just would be even better if the rear ends matched. (y)

It has 95 tails too, so it's ok. Plus the bumper has "Mustang" imprinted in it, not "Cobra".
It's a 95R kit.
I DID give it a matching plate though.
 

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Details please. Really interested in building one.

Your government is lying to you
Brand Is Factory 5. They are selling so many kits, right now there is a delay on delivery.
Reports of being the best frame, kit, etc on the market. Kits are being built in 6 months to 6 years. It just depends upon your time allotment. Factory 5 is a good company and takes care of their customers. They can make mistakes on their parts lists, but not an issue to correct.
Non mechanical people jump on these and build some good rides. Lotsa help on websites and previous builders.
I got on a list to have mine painted 2 years and 9 months ago.
Real involved and common person on web, knows the cars inside and out, but continually lied to me about getting my car in for paint. Finally gave up and got painted else where in less than 2 months.
Frames can be ordered for various engines.
I have a Ford crate engine 5.0 Aluminator over 500 hp, 8000 rpm red line. Probably not the best engine for me, since they do not send a larger set of balls to use it all.
Tons of stuff out there. If you do not buy a Factory 5, do plenty of research. If you buy a 5 buy the Mk IV. Still it can come with 3 different rear suspension, IRS, 3 Link, 4 Link. The kits are not the donor kits as in the past. Do not buy a wreck Mustang thinking you are saving big, unless the engine is worth more than what you paid for the wreck.
Glad to answer any specific questions.
 

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Was looking for a more "analog" drive, picked up this 1975 280Z... Manual steering, shifting, heck even the windows are manual!! LOL It's truly as good as it looks inside/outside and underneath. I'm swapping on 240Z bumpers and chrome driver's side mirror. If I keep it long(er) term, I will install a wood steering wheel to match up with shift knob.
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Was looking for a more "analog" drive, picked up this 1975 280Z... Manual steering, shifting, heck even the windows are manual!! LOL It's truly as good as it looks inside/outside and underneath. I'm swapping on 240Z bumpers and chrome driver's side mirror. If I keep it long(er) term, I will install a wood steering wheel to match up with shift knob.View attachment 1763652View attachment 1763653View attachment 1763654View attachment 1763655


Love it. My second car was a 1973 240z. I'd love another.
 

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Was looking for a more "analog" drive, picked up this 1975 280Z... Manual steering, shifting, heck even the windows are manual!! LOL It's truly as good as it looks inside/outside and underneath. I'm swapping on 240Z bumpers and chrome driver's side mirror. If I keep it long(er) term, I will install a wood steering wheel to match up with shift knob.View attachment 1763652View attachment 1763653View attachment 1763654View attachment 1763655


Soooooooo bad ass.

These Z cars have gotten crazy high in value. I bought a 74 260z years ago in similar condition (ok, not quite as nice as yours) for $2500.

Them days are LONG gone.

Nice car!!
 

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Soooooooo bad ass.

These Z cars have gotten crazy high in value. I bought a 74 260z years ago in similar condition (ok, not quite as nice as yours) for $2500.

Them days are LONG gone.

Nice car!!
Oh the good old days!!! Yea, this one was quite a bit more, though I felt it was worth it. The AC blows cold, heat works great as do ALL the gauges... Even the clock keeps perfect time. Car really "takes me back" every time I drive it. :)
 

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Oh the good old days!!! Yea, this one was quite a bit more, though I felt it was worth it. The AC blows cold, heat works great as do ALL the gauges... Even the clock keeps perfect time. Car really "takes me back" every time I drive it. :)

It really is a sweet machine. The early bumpers will really set it off!!

Also.. did the 75 280 come with that fuel injection you showed? I thought those had SU carbs like the 240's and 260's.
 

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