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#41 LokisTyro

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 03:39 PM

Good news, everyone! The kit, minus the engine, arrived today without any issues. For the most part everything was already bagged by Casey into the sections of the build. I grabbed one of unbagged trees and started to work. The radiator and fan shroud are just about finished so there's pics of them and the tree they were removed from, and the model box. If you see room for improvement feel free to chime in at any time. It took me about 2 hours, seriously, to be happy with the results with those 2 pieces (and I see in my pictures now that the cap and shroud could use more work) which means I'll be putting most of my free time to get this thing ready to ship to Canada as soon as possible and keep this moving along. 

 

So there it is folks. The build has begun. 

 

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 05:50 PM

Looks good so far, Andro. I was wondering what that ramp shaped piece was as I was removing a few parts, but saw it was supposed to attach the the radiator support on the instruction sheet.



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Posted 04 October 2013 - 08:40 PM

I was letting that part simmer in my mind since it came out of the box. It's a piece that adds a lot of realism in my opinion. 

 

I did more work on the shroud and radiator. Finished both sideview mirrors, radiator support & crossmember, and the hood latch support brace. I've scribed in some more detail on the horns since the snails were cast quite shallow.



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Posted 06 October 2013 - 05:03 PM

Cleanup is going well. There's a lot of oddly molded parts so it's going a bit slower than I would like it to. I finished the parts mentioned above and have gone on to work on interior pieces. The tub (more or less a tray), rear seat, seat backs and fronts along with the interior side panels are 90% finished. A little more filler and sanding/scuffing is in order. I put a before and after shot of one of the interior panels showing a little work done to the lines that were a bit vague.

 

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 05:40 PM

I have a question for the group. After looking at the door panels I notice that there would be several places where BMF would/could be used. Since I will be doing the BMF on this build, how should we handle that? I'm not sure who will be doing the interior assembly. Will they be doing the interior BMF or should they leave the door panels separate so that I could BMF them before attaching them. I'm to just talking about the door and window handles, it looks like the padded area of the "spear" has a chrome strip around it, same for the rectangular area of the rear section of the side panel. Let's work out who will be dong that and if the door panels should be attached or not.



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Posted 06 October 2013 - 05:51 PM

Here are all the wheels that were in the box. The wheels in white (8 wheels) that Casey threw in look great on this car and can be mounted as shallow or deep dish. It's hard to tell in the pics but the rears are deep and the fronts are shallow. Is everyone in agreement that these will be used? If not I need to know which ones will. I can take more pictures if it's necessary to make a decision.

 

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 07:47 PM

Chrome parts: outer door handles, license plate, exhaust tips, 429 emblems, shifter, rearview mirror, sideview mirror inserts, bumpers, grill, taillight bezel. If any of these are your parts and you'd like the chrome stripped let me know.

 

Fred, I have a breather for the valve cover if you want it (the one from the kit). 


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Posted 07 October 2013 - 02:46 AM

I have a question for the group. After looking at the door panels I notice that there would be several places where BMF would/could be used. Since I will be doing the BMF on this build, how should we handle that? I'm not sure who will be doing the interior assembly. Will they be doing the interior BMF or should they leave the door panels separate so that I could BMF them before attaching them. I'm to just talking about the door and window handles, it looks like the padded area of the "spear" has a chrome strip around it, same for the rectangular area of the rear section of the side panel. Let's work out who will be dong that and if the door panels should be attached or not.

 

I'll be doing the interior Ron. I can do the necessary BMF there. That way I can do the door panels lying flat before assembling the whole thing.  

 

Nice work so far Andrew! B)

 

Oh, I really like the extra rims that Casey sent in the mock up, but I prefer some shiny on my wheels. At least the hoops anyway! They could either be alcladed, sleeved with aluminum, or sent out for plating? I do have a bunch of stuff about ready for the plater, I could send them along too if we decide to go that route...

 

Best pic I could find of a 1:1 :(

 

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 05:53 AM

I have a couple thoughts, on the wheels, shiny hoop/ gunmetal centers. The door panels on gt cars have woodgrain which is a decal in the kit. How about carbon fiber decal there jeff? I like that stance but it's hard to get on this front suspension so be prepared for that. I will also need to know the measurement from floor to ground in engine bay so I know headers will fit. As for breathers, I plan on making something cool for that : )

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 12:40 PM

I have a question for the group. After looking at the door panels I notice that there would be several places where BMF would/could be used. Since I will be doing the BMF on this build, how should we handle that? I'm not sure who will be doing the interior assembly. Will they be doing the interior BMF or should they leave the door panels separate so that I could BMF them before attaching them.

 

I think Jeff, who is doing the interior, will take care of any interior related BMFing which needs to be done since it'll be very minor. That way, he can complete the interior and send it along to the next builder.

 

I thought the larger lo pro tires from some Revell kits would be a good size for a car his bulky, so whatever you guys like as far as wheels and tires, I am good with, as I don't have strong feelings one way or another.

 

Nice work so far, Andrew.



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Posted 07 October 2013 - 12:45 PM

I like that stance but it's hard to get on this front suspension so be prepared for that. I will also need to know the measurement from floor to ground in engine bay so I know headers will fit.

 

Yes, there is probably a limit to how low it can go, and I'm guessing it's not a whole low lower than the stock height, especially when using larger diameter tires.

Fred, do you have a pic of a completed Torino showing how low the headers hang?



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Posted 07 October 2013 - 01:35 PM

 

I'll be doing the interior Ron. I can do the necessary BMF there. That way I can do the door panels lying flat before assembling the whole thing.  

 

Nice work so far Andrew! B)

 

Oh, I really like the extra rims that Casey sent in the mock up, but I prefer some shiny on my wheels. At least the hoops anyway! They could either be alcladed, sleeved with aluminum, or sent out for plating? I do have a bunch of stuff about ready for the plater, I could send them along too if we decide to go that route...

 

Best pic I could find of a 1:1 :(

 

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OK Jeff, it was just something that came to mind when I saw the pics of the door panels. I do hope that you won't be recreating the hole in the door panel for a missing speaker. :lol: The carbon fiber insert that Fred mentioned might be cool, maybe some on the dash and console too. It would look more modern on a Pro Touring car than woodgrain.

 

I like the wheels that Casey added to this kit. I was also thinking about the American Racing 200S wheels from the 66 Chevelle wagon on this build (if anybody has a set, I don't). With either of those wheels a painted gunmetal (or maybe body color) center with shiney chrome outer wheel lip is definitely the way to go.



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Posted 07 October 2013 - 01:58 PM

Looking at the pictures,  I'd like to suggest that the door handles and side mirrors be pin mounted.  I fear that if they were surface mounted, that the final assembler may get glue on the body and since this will be mailed around, they could come off the body.  I usually drill a small hole in each piece and glue a straight pin into it. Then I drill a corresponding hole in the body. Most of mine are pretty much a press fit, with a dab of glue added on the inside of the body. 

 

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Here's a photo as an example.  It needs to be done before any paint. The mirrors are just press fitted here. Funny thing, on this one I never glued the mirrors in the end.

 

Someone who is on the assembly list could do this, or if desired I volunteer to do this.  I'd need the body, the door handles and the mirrors. I'd do a one week turn around.  PM me if interested.



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Posted 07 October 2013 - 03:54 PM

I like the pro touring idea and carbon fiber accents throughout the interior, but how far do we go? Aftermarket seats too?

 

 

 

 

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 04:02 PM

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 04:04 PM

Ok. I did some testing, with a bit of a high spindle pin relocation the mocked up wheels WILL fit no problem and tuck up nicely. They should fit on the front to the point where the top edge of rim is at top of wheel well trim. That's a good spot. The rears should tuck in nicely too to the top of the inner wheel house. At that height the headers will clear and the car will be in the weeds. I also must note that to get the tailpipes to fit properly a small mod is required. The tabs on either side of gas tank need to be trimmed at least 1mm. Doing this gets the tips up closer to the rear pan. Left untouched they hang down too far. Here are some shots of some of the torinos I have built. These are all fairly old but I am happy with themAttached File  image.jpg   156.11KB   0 downloadsAttached File  image.jpg   128.21KB   1 downloadsAttached File  image.jpg   140.12KB   0 downloadsAttached File  image.jpg   119.39KB   0 downloadsAttached File  image.jpg   106.54KB   0 downloadsAttached File  image.jpg   105.75KB   0 downloads

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 04:08 PM

Another. This one was built as a base Torino with a 429 scj
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Posted 07 October 2013 - 04:14 PM

One more for today. This one is pro touring obviously. Rear was mini tubbed. Seats from a saleen, frowns suspension swapped in from same saleen.Attached File  image.jpg   115.42KB   0 downloadsAttached File  image.jpg   145.75KB   0 downloadsAttached File  image.jpg   113.53KB   0 downloadsAttached File  image.jpg   105.1KB   0 downloadsAttached File  image.jpg   80.04KB   0 downloadsAttached File  image.jpg   132.09KB   0 downloadsAttached File  image.jpg   131.13KB   0 downloadsAttached File  image.jpg   130.74KB   0 downloadsAttached File  image.jpg   126.29KB   0 downloads

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 04:18 PM

I will get pics of my twister special up soon too. My next Torino will be a version of that boss nine one above

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 06:32 PM

I think the stock seats would be fine for a touring theme imo. The seats pictured by Jeff look fantastic though. If the seats were changed I think they should be wide and plush, but they may look slightly odd with a stock rear seat? I wouldn't mind if they were changed, just throwing some thoughts out there. 

 

In the wheel mock-up pics the chassis tub was in place. The front was dropped on the tire and the rear was raised off of the tire. I'm not too sure how helpful that is when it comes to the actual work.  

 

Can we do a Torino awareness thread to get the rest of the roster filled in for the build?

 

EDIT: The interior minus roll bars and steering column have been finished. I may post some more white parts tomorrow :D


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