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Phildaupho

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About Phildaupho

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    MCM Ohana
  • Birthday 07/23/1949

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

Previous Fields

  • 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 1964 Ford Falcon Sprint Hardtop   

    You did a fabulous job building this often criticized [for valid reasons - IMA] kit. I especially like the Shelby wheels.
  2. Phildaupho added a post in a topic A 1925 T-bird? The Thunderbucket!   

    Great concept and execution
  3. Phildaupho added a post in a topic GT 40s Victory at Le Mans   

    Great trio of GT40s which have to be on the top ten list of all time racing cars and maybe cars overall
  4. Phildaupho added a post in a topic 1938 Ford   

    I have been so impressed with this and another recently posted under glass completion that I bought myself one of these kits today. Notice the tires are much better than the original issue. I am currently modifying a 37 Slant-back sedan into 36 configuration but now wondering if I should have started with the body in this kit !!??
  5. Phildaupho added a post in a topic 32 highboy   

    Slicks and a HEMI make for a great combination. A very well turned out Highboy Deuce.
  6. Phildaupho added a post in a topic Full Bellypan '32 Ford Dry Lakes Roadster   

    A very well thought out and executed model. It definitely looks the role of a Speedweek contender.
  7. Phildaupho added a post in a topic Fran Hernandez 32 3 window Ford   

    Classic! Very well done and quickly at that.
  8. Phildaupho added a post in a topic 1968 Shelby Mustang finally finished!   

    Very impressive detail and photography. Really like the interior and chassis detail
  9. Phildaupho added a post in a topic 1967 Trans-Am Mustang - June 16 update   

    Thanks Guys - Yes I noticed the bulkiness of the pedals in the photo. Even though they will be hard to see in the completed model, I likely will modify them. I have pretty much finished with the other necessary modifications and am now getting parts ready for painting. I just got a new camera so hope to have an update in the near future.
  10. Phildaupho added a post in a topic Deuce T   

    Great design. Fabulous execution. I like it a lot.
  11. Phildaupho added a post in a topic 2017 LA Roadster Show Model Car Event   

    Great to hear the show turned out well. Looking forward to seeing the photos. Did a lot of spectators take in the model car show? Sometimes there is so much 1/1 eye candy at an outdoor car show that people miss the model car show!
  12. Phildaupho added a post in a topic '32 Ford Full Bellypan Lakes Roadster - Final Update 07-04 - Next stop Under Glass   

    Thanks Bernard for the great decal tutorial.
  13. Phildaupho added a post in a topic '32 Ford Full Bellypan Lakes Roadster - Final Update 07-04 - Next stop Under Glass   

    Great looking decals!! How did you do them??
  14. Phildaupho added a post in a topic 1967 Trans-Am Mustang - June 16 update   

    I still have not bought a new camera to replace the one stolen so I dug out an old one to give it a try. It works OK but I miss the improvements the stolen camera had.
    MORE HISTORY – The rules for the Trans-Am Series evolved and changed over the six of the first era of the series. For the first two years the rules were closely based on the FIA Appendix J for Group 2 Touring Cars but Trans-Am cars were never required to have full interiors except for door panels, dash top and basic dash structure. The headliner and complete floor covering eventually were removed although Shelby customer cars were delivered with headliners. The only seat was usually just the racing bucket for the driver, although I have spotted a passenger seat in a photo from an early ’67 race.
    In 1967 a roll bar was required although full cages were recommended. Jerry Titus raced two Mustangs during the 1967 Series and crashed both. The earlier car appears to have had only a single hoop roll bar as the front part of the roof got crushed in the crash. This car initially raced as a white car before later being painted yellow. The second Mustang, which was the first Trans-Am car to be acid dipped, had a roll cage which protected the front of the roof when it was crashed.
    According to the rulebook, batteries were required to be mounted in their original position but my research indicates they were relocated to the trunk of the '67's as they were in the GT350Rs
    I have decided to build the earlier car which was the second one built by Shelby of the 26 total. Like the real car, it will be first painted Wimbledon White and not have a full roll cage.
    Modifications since previous update
    -         Added extra detail where rear bumper would be mounted. Going to revise cover for stock fuel filler

    -         Separated engine compartment from body to facilitate separate painting but first drilled for hood pin location

    -         Separated front sub-frame from chassis again to facilitate separate painting

    -         Removed fuel tank also to facilitate separate painting. Widened rear wheel wells by cutting inner vertical section and pulling inwards. Also had to relocate forward end of springs to give enough clearance for wide tires. Cut holes for over-rider traction bars

    -         Interior – smoothed floor, fabricated panels where rear seat no longer is. Removed details from dash to make ready for racing instruments

  15. Phildaupho added a post in a topic TROG 2017, Wildwood NJ   

    I am sure glad I saw your post. Fabulous photo album. I love this style of hot rods. Thanks.