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johnwitzke

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  1. johnwitzke added a post in a topic 1962 A/S Pontiac Catalina   

    I would like to add that a very good friend of mine, Rocky Rotella wrote an article about this car in a issue of High Performance Pontiac a number of years back.  The last I knew the original car still exists and is located in small town in Nebraska, about 60 miles from where I live 
  2. johnwitzke added a post in a topic 1962 A/S Pontiac Catalina   

    Oh I know that I am right.  Not only am I very well versed with Dick Brannan's Super Stock Fords, I am equally if not more well versed about the Pontiac Super Duty 421 cars, Catalinas and Tempest.  At some point I will be building all 12 of the 1963 Super Duty Tempest (coupes and wagons). 
    I did forget to mention that the wheels are gold too.  It will make into a NICE model.  Keep up the good work.  I like you attention to detail, especially with the seat design.  
     

  3. johnwitzke added a post in a topic 1962 A/S Pontiac Catalina   

    While the interior on this car is blue, the seats will need to be a gold color on this model.  The model that you are building is AKA as A/S 655
  4. johnwitzke added a post in a topic MCW 1963 1/2 Lightweight Galaxie Interior   

    All the lightweight cars had the lightweight bucket seats.  The R-code 427 was also available in other Galaxies, not just the lightweights.  
  5. johnwitzke added a post in a topic MCW 1963 1/2 Lightweight Galaxie Interior   

    Thanks for the note.  No additional updates yet.  I will still show you a step by step how I transform the seat  
  6. johnwitzke added a post in a topic 4th Annual Nebraska Challenge   

    Wish I could have the Dick Brannan's A/FX 65 427 SOHC Mustang ready for your show but I will not have it finished in time.  I was shooting for the 2017 IPMS Nationals, provided I can get both of his 62 Galaxies finished early enough to compete the Mustang.  
  7. johnwitzke added a post in a topic 62 Lightweight 406 Galaxie   

    Here is a photo of the rubber mat in a real 1962 lightweight

  8. johnwitzke added a post in a topic 62 Lightweight 406 Galaxie   

    Yes, it is a tape product for vinyl tops from The Model Car Garage.  It is already black and I like the appearance.  When going over the transmission tunnel it doesn't lay down perfect which is perfect since it doesn't on the real car.  
  9. johnwitzke added a post in a topic 62 Lightweight 406 Galaxie   

    Here are the wheels in body color (Baffin Blue)
     
     

  10. johnwitzke added a post in a topic 62 Lightweight 406 Galaxie   

    Here is a mockup of the firewall.  The interior firewall was exterior light blue color.  The rubber mat went half way up the firewall.  Since this was a Wayne Assembly car (all 11 lightweight cars were produced at Ford's Wayne Assembly Plant), the engine side of the firewall is also body color, which in this case is light blue. 

  11. johnwitzke added a post in a topic 62 Lightweight 406 Galaxie   

    Here is a couple of shots of the 406 405 HP with dual 4bbl's.  Wiring is per correct firing order.  I still have some minor details to be added.  Yes those are 406 rocker cover decals that I had custom made


  12. johnwitzke added a post in a topic 62 Lightweight 406 Galaxie   

    Here is a the floor pan with light blue body color over red oxide primer. 

  13. johnwitzke added a topic in Drag Racing Models   

    62 Lightweight 406 Galaxie
    I have been working on Dick Brannan's 1962 Lightweight 406 Galaxie and have added a black rubber mat to the floor like the real car.  Should look really good once the front and rear seats, door cards, dash and steering wheel have been painted silver blue.  I have also modified the interior firewall so that the mat goes up the firewall half way exposing the light blue exterior color.  I will post a photo of the firewall once completed.    

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  14. johnwitzke added a post in a topic Dick Brannan's 1962 Super Stock & Lightweight Galaxie's   

    Slowly making progress.  Adding some body color to the underbody red oxide primer.  The light blue (Baffin Blue) is for the #823 lightweight car and the dark blue (Oxford Blue) is for the all steel #717 car.  Front wheel wells still need to be black.  Also wheels and tires for the #717 Oxford Blue car.  Engines are almost competed and will post photos when complete.
     
     


  15. johnwitzke added a post in a topic Dick Brannan's 1962 Super Stock & Lightweight Galaxie's   

    Experimenting  with a possible display for my two Dick Brannan 62 406 Super Stock Galaxie's.  I also have a lightweight label that was originally in the glove box of the 62 lightweight for his light blue car.  I plan on mounting these on a wood base.  Doing this for the 2017 IPMS National.
    I plan to have a similar base planned for Brannan's 63 lightweight too.