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#1 bbowser

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 07:13 AM

This is what I've got on the bench right now. I'm on a kick of older cars, I love doing the research and learning new things about the 'good ole days'. NASCAR outlawed the big inch motors around 71-72 and Ford had pulled their factory backing as a result. Bud Moore put a 351ci in a Torino and went racing, first with David Pearson and then Bobby Isaac in the seat. This is the car I hope to replicate:

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I started with the Johan kit I've had in the stash forever. I'm really impressed with this kit. I've built my share of Johan 'unassembled promos' but this one is really well detailed, especially the chassis.

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I raided the spares for a small-block Ford engine and tires from an AMT Thunderbird. I used the kit open steelies but widened them a bit to fit the tires.

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I've got paint and foil on the body.

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These are the decals I got from Southernmotorsports, I think they're Cady as they're multi-layer?

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I usually don't do WIPs as it takes me so freaking long to finish a build, but this one's halfway there so I may get it on the shelf by Christmas!
Thanks for looking and comments welcome.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 11:46 AM

That looks interesting, I will be watching for sure. You're right about the quality of Jo-Han kit, it is really excellent compared to other Jo-Han kits. Your chassis looks very good so far, and I like the paint job too. Looks good, can't wait to see more.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:23 PM

Looking good so far.

Darrell Waltrip also drove that car.

I like that kit too, if you don't mind me sharing your post a little, here's the one I did several years ago with the same Fred Cady decals you have.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 01:05 PM

Great looking project, Bruce. I'll be following along. Paint looks great!

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 01:42 PM

Drew, hope mine comes out half as good as yours, great model. DW must have been awful young then, I think 72 was his rookie year?

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 01:59 PM

Yes, 72 was his first year in NASCAR's top series. He drove this, his own car, in five races.

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He drove the Bud Moore 15 car in five of 19 races in '73:

http://www.racing-re...altrda01/1973/W

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:11 AM

Neat project, Bruce.

Great models, Drew!


LOVE the nostalgia NASCAR, USAC and Grand National builds!!!


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Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:37 AM

I just started doing nascars and like the older cars from mid 70's and back when real cars had bumpers...
I have a few torinos and will build them later,what is the year of the one you started...

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:18 AM

Doesn't say on the box or instructions, but my guess is 71-72. Not a Ford expert by any means but it matches some reference pics I have in a couple of books.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:36 AM

Moore ran that style Torino from '72 to '74.

http://www.racing-re...owner/Bud_Moore

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:35 AM

Gonna look great, Bruce.
Been wanting to do one of those Torinos myself.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 03:43 PM

looking gppd so far, I building the same kit with the same Cady decals, myself!

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 10:59 AM

I finally finished this one last night, so much for being done by Christmas! :lol:

 

The interior was no fun, no positive mounting points for anything-not even vague clues.  The instructions weren't much help either, typical JoHan.  Anyway I'm calling it done, moving on to the next one.  Thanks for looking.

 

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 02:31 AM

Very cool , from back in a time when the cars on the track actually looked like the cars in the parking lot



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Posted 21 February 2013 - 02:54 AM

Looks great !  I always liked that car , and the later Torinos that Bud Moore built .



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Posted 21 February 2013 - 04:51 AM

An excellent build of a challenging kit!  It turned out great!  Did you Dullcoat the chrome bumpers, or are they repainted, and if so, what color paint did you use on them?



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Posted 21 February 2013 - 08:55 AM

Great build, and nice work with the decals. The Torinos and Cyclones are my favorite from the era. Oh how I wish today's cup cars still looked like the cars they "represent" on the street.



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Posted 21 February 2013 - 09:47 AM

An excellent build of a challenging kit!  It turned out great!  Did you Dullcoat the chrome bumpers, or are they repainted, and if so, what color paint did you use on them?

 

Thanks for all the kind words, I had a difficult time with this one.  Two part decals were the biggest problem.  I had the first one down and dry (overnight) and when I went to put the second one over it they both would move!  They did not react well with Solvaset, the hood spotted and took some touch up.  I got very frustrated but finally got them all down. 

 

Mark, the front bumper is OOB chrome, the rear was all dinged and scratched so I soaked it in the purple pond and sprayed it aluminum.



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Posted 22 February 2013 - 01:56 PM

Thats a great looking model! I can't tell where you had any trouble at all on the decals, they look perfect to me. Sure looks better than these modern "racing machines"!