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RIP 1:18 C6 , time to scavenge your inner bits

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Unloved little copper colored buddy. Never lived up to your neighbor on my display, the mighty C6 ZR1. I purchased you new and I was stoked. Time passed and potential trades fell short too often. I must now say goodb......oh hellz yeah!!.... you have an LS2!! Just what the 1:18 Ferrari FF needs! *chainsaw sound effect*

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Dang it, It seems to be more of a top engine bay cover than an individual mow-tah. None the less, lets get scavenging!

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I’ll hold these bit for later.

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At this point I remembered a 1:18 Pagani Zonda I got in a super cheap lot deal I believe. Along with it, a rad Ford GT90 and a Saleen S7. That particular Zonda had a suspension issue.

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It sat way too low and didn’t roll at all.

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I diagnosed it as a possible lack of springs. Though it wasn’t a Maisto brand like the Vette, I tore it down to see if maybe this model in fact had spring suspension.

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Welp, there’s your problem. Someone in the past did indeed remove the springs front and back. I was fortunate to find out that the Maisto spring fit whatever brand of diecast the Pagani is.

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Sweet, all I gotta do now is put it all back togeth.....err....oh boy.

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Seems like the steering column is brokafied. Time to tear it up a little more. *chainsaw noises*

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Seems like the donor Corvette steering wheel is longer than the Pagani’s. Makes sense since one is FR and the other is MR.

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Dang, I really wanted to see the C6 steering wheel in the Pagani lol. Oh well, time to measure twice and cut once eyeball it, cut and JB Weld the steering column.

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LOL heck yeah! Perfect!

I put the Pagani back together and she was rolling and turning perfect.

Next project is to fit the LS2 into that Ferrari FF.

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