I noticed that of all the JL T-Jet cars, the stocker Fairlane seemed like the black sheep. All the other body types were gone, but there were always Fairlanes left behind. I was curious as to why people seemed not to like it. I wanted to try it out. Upon inspection in the store, it looked like there was plenty of room to lower the body. The body looked narrow and light, so I made my purchase with high hopes. I was right about lowering, but mostly for the front. When I was done I had a nose down, funny car style car. Since the body was black, I wanted to add some detail to make it easier to see on the track. The result is what you see below.
had a black car, and wanted to make it more visible on the track. White
paint would do the trick! And what cars are black and white? That's
how I started my Car 54. I didn't want to do plain white (boring),
so I used a pearl white nail polish. I made the mistake of not priming
or stripping. I found out how poorly light transluscent colors show
up on dark bases. So I had to strip what I put on. Nail polish
remover proved to be a great JL paint stripper. After the paint
was stripped, I used acylic white paint as a primer. Pearl on top
of that I had something nice! It's just too bad that the pearleyness
doesn't show in the picture.
what I mean about "nose down"? Believe it or not, the
front bumper does not scrape. I used AFX rear axles in front and
rear. The front hubs are stock with O-ring tires (#36 o-rings at
Home Depot). The rears are Tuff Ones hubs and Tuffy rear silicones
used an ink eraser to remove the "427ci" from the hood. It
removed the white and retained the black. You might wonder
what the light bar is. It's a Q-Tip shaft cut to size.
numbers and stars on the doors are just stickers. The car runs very
well, and very smooth. It's a good accelerator with moderate top
end. The car is also easy to drive, I suppose due to the lowering.
If it's competitive at other tracks, I will definitely race this
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