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Randy D

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Adventures in Soldering: The GT40 Project update 12/16

21 November 2014 - 03:13 PM

Hi Folks,

 

    When I'm frustrated with my Hot Rod wrecker project I work on building GT40 P1076 as it appeared in the 1969 Le Man's race.   This car is the sister to the very famous 2 time Le Mans winner chassis P1075.. 

 

   Actual plans for the GT40's are among the most closely guarded secrets of the planet :)  :)  

 

    However the web provides some help.....

 

    Racingicons restoration site has some good stuff as they restored this car.

 

    the Cushman Competition site has exploded plan drawings for the basic Mk 1 road car that was sold to the public.

 

   the Glescoe site has a nice photo essay on their P1076 replica build.

 

   the SMC  model site has a wonderfull 1/8th scale build by Dan from France.

 

   I picked up Fujimi's  1/24th  boxing of P1075.  This is a fairly simple curbside kit  but it does have a body that measures close in most of the important spots.

 

 

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 I also have the '69 rims and tires from LeMans Miniatures,  these are more correct for this car than the Fujimi kit ones.

 

   Starting on the "tub" 

 

  the real thing...

 

 

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 Soldering together layers of brass.....

 

 

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more....