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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.
 
 
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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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