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This version of Revell's Stone, Woods & Cook Willys Coupe was constructed between June 1996 and February 1997. I set out to build a fat fendered street rod with plenty of tire and engine crammed inside and (surprise) lots of purple paint on the outside.
Modifications include shaving the body, reforming the front end for the photoetched grille, and contouring the restyled headlights. AMT's Dodge Coronet donated the basics for the highly modified 426 Hemi while the narrowed chassis and altered suspension components came from Revell's '88 Pro Street Beretta. Both the body and chassis are painted with '95 Ford Ultra Violet Metallic lacquer while the engine and rear end are '69 Chevrolet Daytona Yellow lacquer.
The interior is virtually scratch built along with seats from AMT's '96 Chevrolet Blazer. All of the scratch built interior panels as well as the dashboard, steering column, and seats had to be installed through the doors after the body was mated to the rolling chassis. It's fully upholstered in Silver Grey.
Aluminum, resin, photoetched and other products from 15 aftermarket companies decorate the car throughout.
The Milwaukee NNL in April of 1997 was the second event where the model was shown and photographed for the feature article published in the March 1998 issue of Car Modeler Magazine. It has since appeared in several other magazines including Scale Auto Enthusiast Contest Annual '97 - '98 and Rod & Custom.
Greater Salt Lake International Model Car Championship XVII
Second Place - Street Rod Class
April 1999     Salt Lake City, Utah
IPMS Region 5 Championship '98
Judges Best of Show
May 1998     Chicago, Illinois
Indianapolis NNL IV
People's Choice Award - Best In Show
April 1998     Indianapolis, Indiana
NIMO IV - Northern Illinois Modelers Open
Best Automotive
August 1997     Chicago, Illinois
Heartland Nationals VI
First Place - Pro Street
June 1997     Kansas City, Kansas
North American Model Car Championship
First Place - Street Machine
Master Award - Best Paint
Mike Watgen Memorial Award - Best Use of Aftermarket Products
May 1997     Detroit, Michigan
29th Lake Michigan Model Car Contest
First Place - Automotive - Full Detail
February 1997     Chicago, Illinois