Jump to content


First Look .... MPC's refreshed Ohio George Montgomery Malco Gasser Mustang

MPC Ohio George Malco Gasser Mustang

  • You cannot reply to this topic
87 replies to this topic

#81 gtx6970

gtx6970

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,847 posts
  • Location:Northern Ky
  • Full Name:Bill Allphin

Posted 02 July 2014 - 12:23 PM

on a similar subject.

 

Anyone happen to know who owns the 1/1 car ?  is it the actual car from back in the day ?

 

If privately owned I assume it's on some kind of semi-perminant loan .



#82 250 Testa Rossa

250 Testa Rossa

    MCM Friend

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 187 posts
  • Location:Fountain Valley, USA
  • Full Name:Maxx Kominski

Posted 02 July 2014 - 12:29 PM

It was a willys frame yes but i dont think it was rebodied. I do believe the engine is out of the willys. Theres a pic on the web somewhere that shows the 33,the 67 and the 69 malco cars together. The 33 was missing the motor iirc.

Thanks for clarifying. 


Edited by 250 Testa Rossa, 02 July 2014 - 12:31 PM.


#83 1930fordpickup

1930fordpickup

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,001 posts
  • Location:Michigan/Ohio border
  • Full Name:Andy Lemble

Posted 02 July 2014 - 01:16 PM

http://www.georgessp...ge/Welcome.html

Get all  your answers straight from his mouth, well OK words. Great site for a bit of info and pictures.

The story says that per NHRA rules you had to run the Willys frame . 



#84 250 Testa Rossa

250 Testa Rossa

    MCM Friend

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 187 posts
  • Location:Fountain Valley, USA
  • Full Name:Maxx Kominski

Posted 02 July 2014 - 01:36 PM

on a similar subject.

 

Anyone happen to know who owns the 1/1 car ?  is it the actual car from back in the day ?

 

If privately owned I assume it's on some kind of semi-perminant loan .

The actual car from back in the day is now part of the permanent collection at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.



#85 iBorg

iBorg

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 803 posts
  • Location:A state of mental bliss

Posted 02 July 2014 - 04:12 PM

Earlier in the thread the size of the metalflake was mentioned..... I'm pretty sure that the flakes were part of the gelcoat of the fiberglass.



#86 tim boyd

tim boyd

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,042 posts

Posted 03 July 2014 - 01:23 AM

on a similar subject.

 

Anyone happen to know who owns the 1/1 car ?  is it the actual car from back in the day ?

 

If privately owned I assume it's on some kind of semi-perminant loan .

 

See post #71 for photos of the actual car at the Museum.  

 

According to Gray Baskerville in Hot Rod magazine (late 1980's), it is the original car.  It was sold, then later acquired and just mildly refreshed as it had not been greatly modified.  The car appears to represent the Malco Gasser in its final as raced form, which evolved somewhat from the original status of the car as featured in Car Craft magazine.  The very cool thing is that Round 2 includes decals for both the original, and final versions of the car.  TB 



#87 mr68gts

mr68gts

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 760 posts
  • Location:Out in the sticks of Eagar,AZ
  • Full Name:Paul Mendoza

Posted 03 July 2014 - 06:16 AM

I think the front end are the only real changes from the then and now car. The original front clip had actual headlights in it. The one now has decals for lights. I know there was a front spoiler and no front spoiler version also.

#88 250 Testa Rossa

250 Testa Rossa

    MCM Friend

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 187 posts
  • Location:Fountain Valley, USA
  • Full Name:Maxx Kominski

Posted 03 July 2014 - 07:57 AM

And if anyone has the kit, the door panels are not included. Those will need to be scratch built as well.