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#1 Space Cowboy

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 07:05 PM

I will take a GTO and make a Le Mans.........................................
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 07:08 PM

This'll be fun to watch Bruce B)

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:35 PM

Cool project Bruce, l will be watching...

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:42 AM

I can't wait to see this one. Gotta love old Tin, old Tin Indians that is. ;) :D

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:15 AM

:D Hi I started one about 8 weeks ago here it is so far.Attached File  Models 007 (1).jpg   130.05KB   66 downloadsAttached File  Models 006.jpg   191.05KB   68 downloads

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:27 AM

:D I am also doing a 64 Tempest I love the GTOs but every one forgets the basemodel.I to my drivers test on my dads 67 Tempest sprient that will be my next one.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:29 AM

That is pretty cool. I carpool with a guy that has a 68 Tempest. It was nice of Model Car Garage to include Tempest badges in their photo etch sets to make this project possible. I have thought of doing this build myself just to give the guy a model of his car. I think I have an original MPC 68 GTO body somewhere. The front bumper could be ordered chrome or some sort of Enduro rubber bumper I think.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:45 AM

Hey thank you guys for all the comments and the cool pictures.............

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:37 AM

That is pretty cool. I carpool with a guy that has a 68 Tempest. It was nice of Model Car Garage to include Tempest badges in their photo etch sets to make this project possible. I have thought of doing this build myself just to give the guy a model of his car. I think I have an original MPC 68 GTO body somewhere. The front bumper could be ordered chrome or some sort of Enduro rubber bumper I think.

Hi what I did for my front bumper was cut it from the pan and did a little sanding the shape is the same on the chrome as the Enduro then I sent it to little kar co for the chrome it worked out good.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:51 PM

Thanks Rick...not sure what I am going to do for the front bumper....

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:59 PM

cool project bruce! any new progress?

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 07:20 AM

Thanks Bryan hope to have some soon.......................................

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:01 AM

Nice start, Bruce! Are you putting a bench seat in it? How about an OHC straight-six? It's kind of sad that so many Le Mans and Tempests were hacked up to restore GTOs or to make clone GTOs; they are nice cars in their own right. I guess hacking up a model of a GTO to make a Le Mans is poetic justice :D

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 11:23 AM

Nice start, Bruce! Are you putting a bench seat in it? How about an OHC straight-six? It's kind of sad that so many Le Mans and Tempests were hacked up to restore GTOs or to make clone GTOs; they are nice cars in their own right. I guess hacking up a model of a GTO to make a Le Mans is poetic justice :D

Hi your right they did hack up a lot of Le Mans and Tempests it,s to bad try to find one to restor.Anyway I am putting the OHC-6 in my 68 and Im looking for a bench to.I posted my 68 and a 64 I doing but I am also doing a 67 that will also have the 6 and bench just like the one my dad had and that was the car I took my frist drivers test in.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 05:57 PM

Thanks Joseph & Rick....This build will have a stock V8 with custom valve covers and air cleaner..Yes a bench seat....

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:05 PM

Got some work done............................
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Posted 19 November 2012 - 03:52 AM

Coming along nicely Bruce....

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:10 AM

Thanks Carl...hope to have more soon.......................

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 05:52 PM

Got lots more done............................................
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Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:00 PM

Got it painted..................................
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