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About Phildaupho

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  • Birthday 07/23/1949

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  • Scale I Build 1/24 & 1/25

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  • Location Victoria BC Canada
  • Full Name Phil Dauphinee

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  1. Phildaupho added a post in a topic Lola T70 Mk2 Spyder 1/24 scale - body/chassis/engine progress Aug.11   

    Body/Chassis/Engine progress
    Body – so far have enlarged the cockpit opening, molded in new front vent based on GT40 part, added inner material to rear fender top vents, added nose beak.
    Chassis – trimmed various parts of chassis structures to fit under body work, widened chassis floor to meet body, trimmed seats to leave only right seat, filled area under missing left seat, removed  dash area from front bulkhead in preparation for new dash and bulkhead cross member
    Engine – now using MPC Eagle engine, correct Hewland transaxle, rear suspension and cross member

  2. Phildaupho added a post in a topic Lola T70 Mk2 Spyder 1/24 scale - body/chassis/engine progress Aug.11   

    The great thing about this forum is that there are people out there who can give advice. It has been pointed out to me that the Lola T70 used a Hewland transaxle rather than the Coletti which is part of Harold's Ford GT40 engine kit and advised that I should look at the correct Hewland in the MPC Eagle Indy car which I fortunately have a couple in my closet.
  3. Phildaupho added a post in a topic Lola T70 Mk2 Spyder 1/24 scale - body/chassis/engine progress Aug.11   

    Thanks everyone or the encouragement. I have started the project by removing cast in areas of the body that obviously need to be altered. Definitely a major part of the project will be the required body modifications.

  4. Phildaupho added a topic in On The Workbench   

    Lola T70 Mk2 Spyder 1/24 scale - body/chassis/engine progress Aug.11
    After building nothing but hot rod [mainly 32 Fords] models for the last year and half I was looking for a change of pace, so decided to get back to another aspect of my car obsession – vintage race cars of the 1960’s. As a nice segue from the Dan Gurney Tribute Deuce 5-W I recently completed I decided to get back to work on the previously started model of the car that inspired the design of the Deuce which is Dan Gurney’s 1966 LolaT70, which was the only Ford powered car to win a Can-Am race [Bridgehampton]. The Lola T70 is maybe my all time favorite racecar. Back when used racecars were relatively cheap I thought a T70 would make a very cool road car.  
    I have wanted to build a model of a T70 for a long time. Many years ago I broke down and paid the asking price for an old IMC Mecom Lola T70 Mark I. This is a nice little kit but the emphasis is on little as it is off scale somewhere between 1/24 and 1/32.  Then I noticed Tamiya had re-released their 1/24 Lola T70 slot car body so I had a starting point for my project and one thing lead to another.
    I have assembled what I think will be the necessary parts
    -    Tamiya 1/24 Lola T70 slot-car body [the body has the basic shape but will require a lot of modifications]
    -    Fred Cady decals which I have had for a number of years in anticipation of this project
    -    Fujimi Ford GT40 chassis, interior, suspension, tires  [Both the Lola T70 and Ford GT40 evolved from the earlier Lola Mk6 Coupe]
    -    White metal Mini-Exotic Lola wheels
    -    MPC Eagle engine, transaxle and rear suspension
    -    Gurney Weslake heads mastered by Stephen Roullier and cast by Stephen Miller [The HRM heads and intake manifold are cast with the block so will need to be removed]
    -    Headers from the MPC Olsonite Eagle
    I also have lots of research material
    -    Dave Freidman’s book Lola – Can-Am and Endurance Race Cars borrowed from a friend
    -    Photos I took of the car at the 2010 Monterey Reunion
    -    Articles on the Gurney Weslake engine
    -   I have two Tamiya 1/12 Coupes; one bought built up, the other still in the box.

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  5. Phildaupho added a post in a topic 62 Pontiac Custom   

    Thank you everyone for your replies. I am very pleased with how well received this custom has been.
    In regard to the shape of the rear wheel wells, the opening was unaltered but I added material to bottom of he central and rear rocker panels. I was very impressed with this Pontiac kit - it actually comes with the button/tuff interior option and those beautiful chrome wheels.
  6. Phildaupho added a post in a topic '32 Ford High-Bolster Roadster - 8-23 Update   

    Your high bolstered seat is a strong component of the many vintage looking hot rods you see these days like those that compete at the Race of Gentleman which I find very appealing.
  7. Phildaupho added a topic in Under Glass   

    62 Pontiac Custom

    This model was definitely inspired by Richard Zoochi’s ‘62 Pontiac Grand Prix but it is not a replica. My AMT  ’62 Pontiac Hardtop is not box stock but it does not use any parts from any other kit. The building experience brought back memories of building my first custom car model using only what came in the AMT Thunderbird Styline kit I got for Christmas 1961.
    -         Chopped the top about 3½ scale inches.  The window trim and vent windows were removed
    -         Removed the trim in the side coves
    -         Eliminated the door handles, fuel filler door and other body trim
    -         Removed windshield wipers and filled cowl vent
    -         Opened up area behind the grill
    -         Frenched headlights and taillights
    -         Extended trailing edge of rear fenders by way of taillights
    -         Additional lowering of suspension
    -         Extended and flared the side rocker panels to give a lower appearance
    -         The paint job is Testor’s Alumina Yellow over Blue Angel Yellow fades - all over white primer and topped with 2-part urethane clear
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  8. Phildaupho added a post in a topic Five Deuces   

    Thanks everyone. Northwest Deuce Days were absolutely awesome. Of the five models, three of the full scale cars were at the event. I talked to the owners' of the black roadster and the blue coupe. Vic Edelbrock the owner of the red coupe signed hats and posters all day Sunday. Friends of the owner of the blue coupe talked me into selling the model to them to present to the owner as a gift for organizing their road trip from Colorado.
  9. Phildaupho added a topic in 1:1 Car Reference Pictures   

    Deuce Days 2016
    Northwest Deuce Days 2016 is happening and i will be adding photos all weekend. It started with a ferry load of hot rods arriving on Thursday, motel parking lots full of rods and a poker run this morning. The big outdoor show is Sunday with over almost 1200 cars, 550 of which are Deuces - maybe the largest gathering of all time. The most Vickies I have ever seen. And of course Deuce Days in Scale also takes place Sunday.

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  10. Phildaupho added a post in a topic Deuce Days 2016 line up   

    Hey Russ - Great to see you posting your fabulous Deuce Days in Scale Models. All deserve individual posts with more photos.
  11. Phildaupho added a topic in Under Glass   

    13 Models built for Deuce Days in Scale
    Deuce Days in Scale is only two days away. The cars started arriving in Victoria yesterday for the largest gathering ever of '32 Ford hot rods - approximately 550. One entire ferry load from the USA was almost all hot rods including this year's Americas Most Beautiful Roadster. See photos at which I will continue update throughout the weekend.
    Since we started planning Deuce Days in Scale about 16 months ago I can hardly believe that I have built 13 models.

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  12. Phildaupho added a post in a topic ’32 Ford 5-Window Custom – Dan Gurney Tribute   

    1967 - The only time a saw Dan race was the '67 Canadian Grand Prix. He was driving the beautiful Eagle Gurney Weslake V-12. I did get to meet him in person at his All American Racers facility in 2006. He certainly has had one of the most interesting and successful life for a car enthusiast.
  13. Phildaupho added a post in a topic '34 Ford Cab Pickup - chopped & slammed   

    Thanks Bill and my fellow Canadians. As requested - some more photos.

  14. Phildaupho added a topic in Under Glass: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light Commercial   

    '34 Ford Cab Pickup - chopped & slammed

    I wanted to try to build one more model for this weekend’s Deuce Days in Scale and do as much of the work as possible while on the annual camping trip with the grandsons. I decided that model would be a reasonable facsimile of the Canadian Hots Rods magazine logo Deuce Cab Pickup. Because the vehicle in the logo is a caricature, the model is my interpretation of a slammed, chopped hiboy cab pickup using parts I had on hand. Although the caricature truck is a Model A mine is based on the Lindberg ’34 Pickup. I built one of these when the kit was new and then it was my first chopped and channelled model.
    BODY – The top was chopped about 4 scale inches and the pickup bed was shortened about a foot and slightly channelled with a new floor of Evergreen styrene. The hood sides are from a Revell Deuce kit.
    CHASSIS – This the Deuce chassis and running gear from the Revell ’29 Roadster which has been Z’d front and rear. The hairpin radius rods are from the Revell ’32 5-W.
    ENGINE – The raised slightly nailhead Buick is also from the Revell ’29 Roadster. The carb trumpets are from the AMT Double T kit mounted on riser tubes.
    WHEELS & TIRES - The white walls tires and steelie wheels are found in various Revell Model A kits. The bullets were made from ’59 Cadillac taillights out of the AMT ’57 Ford kit.
    INTERIOR – Bucket seats were cut down from the ’34 PU kit. Dash and steering wheel from ’29 Roadster.
    PAINT – Tamiya satin black and bright red
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  15. Phildaupho added a post in a topic Racing Sunbeam Tiger - Rollbar Relocated   

    Very authentic looking racing Tiger like you might see at a Vintage/Historic Car Race.