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Randy D

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Adventures in Soldering: The GT40 Project update 3/23

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.
 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...
 Soldering together layers of brass.....