Agora Models 1/8 '67 Shelby GT500 Super Snake Kit Pack 03 Build Review
|Date of Review||July 2020||Manufacturer||Agora Models|
|Subject||'67 Shelby GT500 Super Snake||Scale||1/8|
|Kit Number||03||Primary Media||Die-cast metal, styrene, rubber, etc.|
|Pros||Beautiful details, prefinished parts, easy assembly||Cons||Nothing noted|
|Skill Level||Intermediate||MSRP (USD)||$129.99/month + $9.99 shipping per pack (see text)|
- For a look at our build-up of Pack 01, look here.
- For a look at our build-up of Pack 02, look here.
- For a look at our build-up of Pack 04, look here.
- For a look at our build-up of Pack 05, look here.
- For a look at our build-up of Pack 06, look here.
- For a look at our build-up of Pack 07, look here.
While Pack 01 and 02 built up the two doors, two front seats, and the front-end fascia, it also provided the rear portion of the chassis and the gas tank. We carry on with Pack 03 and build up on that structure.
Here's a closer look at Pack Three. This pack assembles:
- Rear Main Chassis
- Rear Floor Pan
- Rear Axle and Differential Housing Cover
- Rear Axle and Coil Springs
- Rear Left Wheel Housing Liner
- Rear Left Leaf Spring
- Rear Right Wheel Housing Liner
- Rear Right Leaf Spring
Step 15: Rear Main Chassis - where the assembly in step 14 is the section under the trunk, this step adds another setion that adds the rear half of the interior to the assembly. The two sections go together with a very strong joint held together with screws, but take care here as now you're screwing into powder-coated metal that may need some extra tools. The Phillips screwdriver that was included in this kit was slightly stripped when tightening screws into the power-coated doors and now it can't handle some of the screws used in this kit. I've also chewed up a few Phillips heads out of my modular screwdriver set, but if you run into some difficulties with a Phillips screwdriver, use a flat head screwdriver with a tip that fits into the slots of the screw in question. That works every time for me.
Step 16: Rear Floor Pan - the floor pan includes the hump that covers the drive train and while it is plastic, it is screwed into place on the metal chassis, so the above screwdriver tips apply here as well.
Steps 17 and 18: Rear Axle, Differential Housing Cover and Coil Springs - these steps go quickly as the parts are all plastic, but ensure you have the differential housing cover oriented according to the instructions. This is wrapped up mounting the rear axle assembly to the chassis and when your finished, the coil springs to allow you to articulate the rear end.
Step 19: Rear Left Wheel Housing Liner - This plastic part drops onto three mounting holes on the chassis and provides the wheel well interior.
Step 20: Rear Left Leaf Spring - While you don't have to build up the individual leaf springs, they are pinned to the mounts, and in turn, mount to the chassis very much like the full-scale car. Pay attention to the orientation of the spring as shown in the instructions as they won't align to the rear axle if you get these backwards. Once they're mounted, the leaf spring connects up to the rear axle's two pins and is held together with two screws.
Step 21: Rear Right Wheel Housing Liner - Same as step 19
Step 22: Rear Right Leaf Spring - Same as step 20, and you can see that this project is starting to look like a Mustang (Shelby GT500).
My sincere thanks to Agora Models for this review sample!