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Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:50 AM
Catching up on comments…
Ben - This whole modeling thing has morphed from the early stages. Originally I just planned to do a Fairmont stock-style, then decided a pro stocker would be cooler yet. Twenty years ago I’d tried to make some Lenco levers that never quite made the grade. When I got introduced to PE a few years ago, I said to myself, “I really want to make some PE Lenco levers for realism”, then the chassis came along and things have sort of “blown up” since then. Yes – my goal for some time was to eventually create all the major subassemblies to build a pro stock Fairmont and the builder/buyer can choose as much or as little as s/he wants. Thanks for your kind words!
Thanks Charlie. Izzy was a wonderful kitty. Yes, she was spoiled but she deserved it. Since we don’t have any “bald kids” she, as our furry kid, was very, very special to us. She’ll always be in our hearts.
Thank you for the kind words, Dan. I have the chassis pan developed and have cast a few of them. The next “phase” is fabbing the forward frame rails and tin work, which I’ve done. For the most part I’m happy with it, but not 100%. A relieved dash (for roll cage clearance) is done, but may need some rework now that I've developed a new pan. I’m planning to add new photos and such in my Fairmont thread I started last summer and got off-track on in the fall. You can watch there….
Hi Charlie L. I’m getting pretty close to having the stock body and pieces ready to cast. I’ll look forward to hearing from you after I have them available. My original plan was to have the AMT/Ertl Fox chassis as the donor, but as stated earlier in the thread the new Revell Mustang coupe that’s coming out makes me wonder whether I’m farther ahead utilizing that as a platform for a lengthened chassis, which would then be the foundation for an interior side panel set. I’ve started pieces, based on the AMT/Ertl kit, but I’ve improved considerably in my skills and confidence in fab work since then, plus I’ve raised the bar on what I expect my quality to be, so I’m sort of in in no-man’s-land at the moment with the interior. I’d never thought about driveline pieces for the stock build; just always figured guys would drop in an EFI motor or something, I guess. Your suggestion on the VV carb and related is an interesting suggestion… Guess I’ll have to think about that one. I’ve toyed with the idea of doing a sedan body, but hadn’t given too much thought to a wagon. Guess that’s more food for thought. Of course the sedan body would be a logical step in the development of the wagon because I believe the wagon has the same windshield configuration as the sedan, if I’m not mistaken. Did any wagons ever come with the quad headlights or were they all dual headlight? As you said, communication is a key in keeping people happy. I’ve tried to stay on top of that, but I know it’s an easy area in which to slip-up. Thanks for all your wishes and kind words.
Bob – Thanks for your comments. I’ll be waiting…
Thanks for your wishes, Al!
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 05:53 AM
Very well-executed site , Scott !
Lots of eye candy there ; lots of beautiful work !
My sincere condolences for the physical , organic passing of your beloved Isabel . She looks like she'd be a *typical* Calico : fiesty , a great hunter , and a true lover .
Keep up the great work , brother !
Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:06 AM
Thank you, John. I appreciate your encouraging words. Spent a lot of itme on it. Still trying to figure my way along with it in some regards. Thanks, too, for your condolences regarding Izzy. As already said, she was very special to us. She'd meet us at the door when we'd get home from work and seemed to greatly miss us if we were gone for an extended length of time. She could be feisty, but was for the most part was a very sweet kitty. If she got "the look" you knew you needed to keep her at arm's length, but that rarely happened. It was tough watching her decline the last few months of her life, and my wife still feels guity for us putting her to sleep, even though we both know it was the best (and only) choice we had remaining.
Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:16 PM
Best of Luck! I'm a Ford man myself although I haven't really did any Drag cars yet you never know. Some of the stuff may be able to be adapted to my NASCAR and Street builds.....I certainly have you bookmarked for my future needs!
Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:21 PM
So happy to see a Fairmont happening. There were several in my family, all remembered fondly. I'm the kind of weirdo that would prefer a 2 or 4 dr sedan or wagon, but the stock Futura coupe in progress is looking very appealing.
Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:49 PM
I've been sifting through some brochures, and I can't find any evidence of quad-headlight Fairmont wagons (unless perhaps 1981-82?), but from what I remember, all the Zephyrs had quads.
As a thought, talk with your contacts at Ford. They would be able to tell you definitely, and where one of the their goals through all the licensing and such is to protect the integrity of their image and the integrity of their products, I think it would not take much persuading to help you.
Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:28 AM
Thanks Scott. Although most of my parts, at least at this point, are aimed toward drag/pro stock type builds, there are some universal application parts, such as the Dzus and brackets sets that might come in handy.
Hi Steve - I've always loved Fairmonts, especially the sport coupes. When Ford came out with new body releases back in the day, it almost always took me a while to warm up to them, but the sport coupes I fell in love with the first time I saw one on the showroom floor. Lots of people don't like their boxiness, but I think that's what really gets to me, along with the wide B-pillar and opera window - plus Glidden was so successful with them. A 2-door sedan may be in the future, and I suppose a wagon could follow that. We'll see...
Charlie - Your suggestion to enlist Ford's help makes tons of sense. And as you, I believe all the Zephyr variants had quad headlights. Speaking of which, I still have to get Z-7 taillights made!
Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:40 PM
I like that Fairmont too, though I drove one for a while and with its inline 6
it could not get out of its own way!!!
Ever since that car, my mom Hates Red with a Passion.
The Fairmont was red with 2 part white vinyl top.
Dad bought it, mom did not like it. I told her to pick one she did, but said it was already bought.
She hadn't signed anything yet, so could have changed the car!!!
It replaced a 70 Impala!!
Hope to be able to afford a stock kit when available.
Might wait if a Wagon does come out. Love those Long Roof's!
Why can't US car makers give us those now when Many European & Japanese brands still do??
Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:24 AM
Let me see now . US car sales in the ........ Imports .... "Why can't US car makers give us those now when Many European & Japanese brands still do?? Why can't US car makers give us those now when Many European & Japanese brands still do??" Sorry I stuttered . Keep supporting their stuff and don't question why our children work for less money . No none for me thanks !
Posted 09 January 2013 - 03:39 PM
Hey Scott... I see that you have a B&M shifter but I thought here a while back you also had a Hurst Quarter stick... That is what I need...
Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:10 PM
Thanks for your compliments and family Fairmont history, Dan G. I'm going to post a couple updated pics of the stock body on my website in the next day or two. It's significant, though not huge progress...
I'm afraid not, Dan J. The only thing I've ever had was a Pro Stick, though they are virtually identical - even the consoles look almost alike.
Link to pic of Hurst: http://www.streetper...15-3160020.html
Link to pic of B&M: https://deezperforma...ck-shifter.html
Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:36 AM
Thanks Scott... Any chance of having you do the assembly?... LOL... Dan
Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:51 AM
Thanks Scott... Any chance of having you do the assembly?... LOL... Dan
Never thought about that. Hmmm...
Posted 05 April 2013 - 02:27 PM
Guys... If you have not bought from Scott at Future Attractions then you truely are missing out...
I have purchased the Ford Fairmont Prostock Body and it is Excellent and Highly Recommended... But Even Better... I just got the Lenco 4-speed Planetary with Levers... Had a friend assemble it due to my poor Eyesight and this set up is AWESOME!!!!...
I also got the B&M Shifter and it really does look real just like the Lenco...
I got the 351 Ford Engine, Ford 9" rear differential and have looked them over and it is very detailed... I highly recomend it as well...
You will not deal with any better person than Scott... he has great products... fast shipping... Excellent comunication and just a overall great guy...
Here are a couple of pictures of the transmission with the levers and the B&M stifter... Sorry for the poor pic quality but it is the best my cell phone will do...
Posted 06 April 2013 - 02:32 PM
Great news Scott ! Your products are with the best out there and you are a stand up guy too
I am a customer
Posted 08 April 2013 - 08:01 AM
John - my plan all along has been that my stock body Fairmont would use the AMT/Ertle Fox Mustang as the donor but with Revell's announcement about their coupe and the greater detail that Revell's offerings typically have, I might have to rethink that. The coupe might make a better floorpan donor since the coupes actually have a trunk, of sorts, unlike the hatchback cars.
From my observation (I owned a 78 Zephyr 2-door sedan for several years, as well as two hatchback Fox Mustangs) the trunk stamping is basically the same for all these Fox variations. They all have the round spare tire well offset to one side with the fuel tank hanging below. Rear shock mounts intrude into the luggage compartment a bit but they are covered by plastic trim in wagon and hatch versions. I can't remember what level of detail exists in either the MPC or Revell/Monogram hatchback Mustang kits, so can't comment there. The 87 Turbo Coupe kit might be another chassis source for the Fairmont.
Posted 13 April 2013 - 12:25 AM
I haven't seen it mentioned here, but Futurattraction (Scott) also has a line of 1/16 scale PE parts. Many are not made anywhere else. He has a new shipment coming in with more in the works.
Thanks for supporting the hobby, Scott.
Edited by TedsModeling, 13 April 2013 - 12:27 AM.