Phildaupho

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About Phildaupho

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  • Birthday 07/23/1949

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  • Website URL http://public.fotki.com/phildaupho/

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  • Scale I Build 1/24 & 1/25

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  • Location Victoria BC Canada
  • Full Name Phil Dauphinee

Phildaupho's Activity

  1. Phildaupho added a post in a topic Deuce Five-Window - Dan Gurney Tribute   

    The wheels are from the Dan Gurney Olsonite Eagle from MPC and really are beautiful
  2. Phildaupho added a post in a topic Deuce Five-Window - Dan Gurney Tribute   

    I am going to use the Gurney Weslake heads, valve & valley covers and fuel injection from the Dan Gurney Olsonite Eagle from MPC
  3. Phildaupho added a topic in On The Workbench   

    Deuce Five-Window - Dan Gurney Tribute
    When Dan Gurney arrived in California with his family in 1948 just after graduating high school he traded a ’40 Ford Sedan for a chopped Deuce 5-Window.

    I decided to build a custom Deuce 5-Window as a tribute to that car like one of the top hot-rod shops might do. If this were to be a car that Dan could jump in and enjoy it would have to meet a number high standards such as being fast as well as handling and stopping very well. It would also have to be comfortable, safe and very good looking.
    I started off thinking it would just be a chopped 5-W with the engine and wheels from an Eagle Indy Car and modern running gear but it is taking on a life of its own and evolving.
    After chopping the top a scale 4 inches I figured Dan who is a tall guy would need extra headroom like he did in his Le Mans winning Ford GT40 so I doomed the roof with a piece cut out of a Phantom Vickie roof. This made the window openings look out of proportions so I enlarged all the window openings to be later fitted with flush “glass”. Essentially the height and visibility lost with the chop has been regained with a different look. At this point I decided to go the full custom route. I smoothed the running boards and fenders with the rear getting a slight bob. The rear roll pan comes from the Revell 29 pickup and the taillights will be recessed. The grill shell has been lowered and is getting an eagle’s beak up top and a shaped section between the front frame horns. The cowl will need to be pie-cut or at least re-contoured but I have already filled the cowl vent. The hood top and sides will be smooth and the headlights will be mounted on fender stanchions without a crossbar.
    Underneath I am using the full frame and front suspension and steering from the AMT Phantom Vickie. In back I am using a modified version of the Corvette independent rear suspension from the AMT ’34 Ford Street Rod. I hope to get both ends as low as possible.
    When completed it will be painted a very dark blue and I may add scallops similar to Dan’s Lola T70 in 1966.

     
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  4. Phildaupho added a post in a topic 1929 Ford Roadster - Dan Gurney - Bonneville 1950   

    Thanks Bernard. As mentioned up the thread. I was lucky - The latches came from my spare parts box but I am pretty sure they were from a Revell tube-frame era Camaro TranAm racecar kit.
  5. Phildaupho added a post in a topic Group 29 - the thread for everyone's '29 Ford Roadster builds   


    I finally have a model of my own to post based on the wonderful Revell ’29 Ford Roadster kit.
    This model is a tribute to Dan Gurney’s first sanctioned competition drive in his friend Skip Hudson’s ‘29 Ford at Bonneville in 1950. If you want to learn more about the real car and model build details please see my On The Workbench and Under Glass posts
    http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/105810-29-ford-channelled-over-deuce-frame-under-glass/
    http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/110772-1929-ford-roadster-dan-gurney-bonneville-1950/#comment-1582383

  6. Phildaupho added a post in a topic 1929 Ford Roadster - Dan Gurney - Bonneville 1950   

    The latches came from my spare parts box but I am pretty sure they were from a Revell tube-frame era Camaro TranAm racecar kit. They sort of capture the look of lunch box latches which were commonly used on hot-rod hoods.
  7. Phildaupho added a post in a topic 1965 Ford Ranchero "General Lee" (Trumpeter 1:25)   

    Could not resist checking this out and was surprised at how much I like it. I wonder if there are other General Lee versions out there??
  8. Phildaupho added a post in a topic 1929 Ford Roadster - Dan Gurney - Bonneville 1950   

    A racer friend who regularly corresponds with Dan has sent him a couple of photos
  9. Phildaupho added a post in a topic 29 Ford channelled over Deuce frame - Under Glass   

    Completed and posted Under Glass January 11/16
  10. Phildaupho added a post in a topic 1929 Ford Roadster - Dan Gurney - Bonneville 1950   

    Here a couple of composite photos in black & white

  11. Phildaupho added a topic in Under Glass   

    1929 Ford Roadster - Dan Gurney - Bonneville 1950
    This model is a tribute to Dan Gurney’s first sanctioned competition drive in his friend Skip Hudson’s ‘29 Ford at Bonneville in 1950. If you want to learn more about the real car and model build details please see my On The Workbench posts
    http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/105810-29-ford-channelled-over-deuce-frame-under-glass/


    Briefly I channeled the Revell ‘29 Roadster over the kit Deuce frame. It now has a Model-A rear cross-member supporting a buggy sprung quickchange rear-end. The flathead engine is from the Revell ‘48 Ford Coupe with the three-carb set up and front cover from the ’32 Sedan. The blue is a blend of Testor’s enamels – Arctic Blue metallic and Pontiac Engine Blue. The interior is Tamiya Racing White and Flat Clear. The side numbers are hand painted acrylic flat white on clear decal film. The tonneau cover is painted masking tape. The license and club plaque are internet images. It appears license plates were much wider in 1950.
    I eventually plan to convert the model to street trim as it appeared on the first color cover of Hot Rod – April 1951.
     
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  12. Phildaupho added a post in a topic Barn Find! - '41 Plymouth Coupe Gasser   

    Very well done weathering on a car that looks to have been ridden hard and put away wet!!??
  13. Phildaupho added a post in a topic Maserati Birdcage Tipo 61   

    Fantastic recovery. Interior is incredibly well detailed and interesting.
  14. Phildaupho added a post in a topic 5 window coupe   

    Nice deuce coupe build from a great kit.
  15. Phildaupho added a post in a topic 32 Ford Roadster - Ferrari V-12 powered   

    Thanks everyone for your positive comments. I think I am getting better capturing red digitally. Next time hopefully my posted red models will look red from the start!!