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#21 weasel

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 04:53 AM

in my club[Cincinnati Auto Replicas] when we were 'doing' group build, we'd go by the direction sheets..ie: engine, chassis, interior and body...

make copies of particular sections and include the parts that are only related to your 'choice'...

 

we weren't supposed to 'talk to each other', but, I had to let the engine guy know I was making 'dumps' for the exhaust and running the cheater slicks and scratched some traction bars, kind of a weekend dragger thing...

 

ours, 1966 Charger, came out excellent...nice green/black two tone paint, white pearl interior, Hemi of course, and the excellent chassis!![MY part!]

 

at the end of the year we would 'bid' on all the projects we had done over that year!!  I ended up with the Charger for the princely sum of $20!!



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Posted 19 September 2013 - 01:58 PM

I like this one B) 

 

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So do I!! I have a '70 Cobra on the shelf. I'm gonna have to build one similar to that! 



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Posted 19 September 2013 - 02:59 PM

Found some pics, still haven't found the one I really like yet but these are nice. I could see the red one with the laser stripe in red/orange/yellow.

 

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#24 Casey

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 03:09 PM

I could see the red one with the laser stripe in red/orange/yellow.

 

 

I tend to gravitate toward red, yellow, orange or white, so any of those would work for me, too.

 

That said, this avocado green Pro Touring car look nice, too.  ^_^

 

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 03:43 PM

I have built an orange twister special, a white base 429 scj car, yellow with white int/ yellow- red stripe gt, grabber blue/ blue stripe gt, silver/ red stripe gt and a brown/ tan pro touring cobra so far. I like this kit lol

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 05:41 PM

Here's the one I was looking for....

 

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I like the Grabber Blue, only with the GT kit's hidden headlights and honeycomb taillights, but lose the vinyl top.


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Posted 20 September 2013 - 05:50 AM

My dad had a grabber blue 71 gt. Hideaways, louvers, caps and rings, Cleveland and a 4 Spd. Loved that car when I was a kid. He also had a dark ivy green 70 cobra. Bench seat 429 4 Spd. No wonder I love torinos. I am in the process of trying to buy the cobra back. One of dads friends has it

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Posted 21 September 2013 - 07:59 PM

If everyone involved will allow me, to get this build started I would like to do the parts prep. 



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Posted 28 September 2013 - 04:52 AM

If everyone involved will allow me, to get this build started I would like to do the parts prep. 

 

Done. Andrew will start prepping the parts, and I will ship the engine parts to Fred so he can work on the engine.

 

Fred, PM me your address, please. 



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Posted 30 September 2013 - 03:25 PM

Casey, what portion of the build do you want to do?

 

A few more builders and we're ready ;)

 

I've got lots of parts to do Pro Touring, drag, custom, 70s/80s street machine, or...



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Posted 30 September 2013 - 03:34 PM

If anyone would or wouldn't like their parts primed please let me know. Primer would be shot with an airbrush if that would alter any decisions and it will most likely be Model Master. The body will remain a "body in white" as I believe that is part of bodywork. Any other special requests with your part of the build will be discussed and done to the best of my ability.



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Posted 30 September 2013 - 03:37 PM

Casey, what portion of the build do you want to do?

 

 

Hadn't really thought about it, but I'll do whatever is necessary to keep the project moving.

 

I am going to send the bulk of the parts to Andrew and the engine parts to Fred at week's and, so we should start discussing how we want the engine built. 



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Posted 03 October 2013 - 07:56 AM

The engine parts are on their way to Fred in Canada, and the rest of the parts are headed a bit north of here to Andrew. We should start discussing how we want to "build" the engine so Fred knows which direction to go. I am fine with letting Fred decide how it should be built, as I have no strong feelings about the engine one way or another, and I don't get the feeling he's going to add the triple blowers from one of the MPC show rod kits.  :huh: Headers or exhaust manifolds will probably be the main decision, and will likely affect how the exhaust is handled, too...so my vote is to used the headers.

 

I added some Revell lo-pro tires and a few other wheel parts to the box, so that will at least give us some options.



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Posted 03 October 2013 - 10:30 AM

Awesome! I know the engine will fit under the stock hood. ( I dislike holes in hoods) Once we get the rest of the plan I will go from there. I will put up pics of the other Torino engines I have done

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#35 Casey

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 10:45 AM

Sounds good to me, Fred. I like a mostly stock body, lowered suspension, and more modern/lower profile wheel and tire combo, so no hole in the hood works for me, too.



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Posted 04 October 2013 - 03:15 AM

I agree we should definitely keep the engine under the hood unless it's getting chassis work that would actually support a blown/supercharged motor if it were 1:1.

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 03:43 AM

We discuss paint color(s), interior colors (unless Jeff already has something in mind?), and any other ideas or things you'd like to see happen-- wheels and tires, lowering, custom exhaust, etc. 



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Posted 04 October 2013 - 04:17 AM

My vote goes for either grabber blue or that light green posted earlier with the yellow/black stripes, modern wheels, and probably lowered a little.

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 04:29 AM

My vote goes for that light green posted earlier with the yellow/black stripes, modern wheels, and probably lowered a little.

 

We are in agreement.  :D



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Posted 04 October 2013 - 07:44 AM

Here's a resource we can use if we're sticking to stock exterior/interior colors & combinations:

 

http://grantorinospo.../70torino05.htm

 

If we're using non-stock colors, anything goes B)