to the hood," says Scranton. " He wanted to completely redesign what they had already done to see how we could clean it up from there. Last year we built a Ford Sport Trac and that was the first one we actually put a ground effects kit on. We made that car completely out of fibreglass. Originally it was Bondo and then we created a mould from that and then the parts out of fibreglass. It was a nice kit for that truck. We just wanted to take [ the car] one step further and with the clay, we can make an endless numbers of changes. Everything is a lot easier to get it exactly as you want." Details of the transformation The factory- fitted front fascia from the Ford Flex was modified by cutting the bottom portion off and prepping it for some modifications. Styrene pieces were then rough- cut and applied with adhesive. The rough-cut pieces were shaped and shaved before being covered with Chavant
lightweight, sulfur- free modelling clay. That clay was then shaped and smoothed using an arsenal of special hand- held sculpting tools. The formed side skirts of the car were welded to the existing Flex rocker panels, linking the lowered front fascia to the lowered rear bumper. This amendment gave the illusion that the top had been cut by 4in. " Last year we built a Ford Sport Trac and that was the first one we actually put a ground effects kit on"