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Covered the hollowed out underbody with masking tape, painted the whole thing, then installed the wheels after a few days coating them with graphite lube. This thing ended up looking a little more like a generic LeMans/IMSA car than the Porsche 917 specifically, but I’m still happy with the results. Literally zero kids in the scout pack had any kind of wheel fairings last year, so a full widebody design should stand out (it took two kits cobbled together, then a lot of hollowing out to keep the weight and balance in line).

We still have stripes, headlights, windscreen and other touchups left to do, but the 5.0 oz weight limit is spot on, all the weight is in the rear, and we’re ready to go!

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Naturally it looks like a crossover version of the old Mercedes CLR race car because we have to maintain a standard ground clearance.

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