Phildaupho added a topic in On The WorkbenchLola T70 Mk2 Spyder 1/24 scale - body/chassis/engine progress Aug.11After 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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Phildaupho added a topic in Under Glass62 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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Phildaupho added a topic in 1:1 Car Reference PicturesDeuce Days 2016Northwest 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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Phildaupho added a topic in Under Glass13 Models built for Deuce Days in ScaleDeuce 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 http://public.fotki.com/phildaupho/deuce-days-/deuce-days-2016/ 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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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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