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Lovefordgalaxie

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  • Birthday 02/11/1977

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  • Location Florianópolis SC Brasil
  • Full Name Túlio Lazzaroni

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  1. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic Best fix for Revell's '48 Ford Custom roof?   

    Never liked butchered tops, as the cars look like something from a cartoon. That's my opinion. I like cars as they came from the factory. 
    That being said, I built the custom coupe for my cousin. didn't like the car's looks, and tried to bring more stock elements to it, like the hood, front fender separation lines, cowl vent, and some stock taillights. 
    Revell 1948 Ford Custom Coupe by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr
    The lowered roof ruined the cars proportions so I didn't like the end result. Yes I'm somewhat of a purist. 
    Revell 1948 Ford Custom Coupe by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr
    BUT, the custom kit has some very cool features, like the lowered suspensions, the cool tuck and roll interior, and hopped up flathead. 
    Lather, I got a custom kit just for those parts, and decided to build a hot rod more up to my taste. Something that if done in 1:1 scale could be reversed back to stock, so a classic Ford doesn't go to waste. That's my way of making a rod, always with reversible mods, and even tough I have about 200 completed cars, I can count about 10 rods, and only of cars I already have bone stock. 
    I guess this one looks 1000 times better than the custom coupe I built for my cousin. Just don't tell him that... Like Bill said, it's a taste and personal preference thing. I just don't see the need to modify a car by cutting the roof. For some factory stock is boring, for me is the correct thing to do.  
    Fords e Aliana 009 copy by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr
    Fords e Aliana 007 copy by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr
    So, my fix for the '48 custom, is just a stock '48 body. 
     
  2. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic Monogram 1940 Ford Standard Business Coupe   

    Never though about that, but I filmed the paint job I did on my '60 Ford. 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwkdLh7QbOw&t=635s
     
  3. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic Another domestic car on vacation in the U.S.   

    Yes. The front end eventually found it's way into the much loved SP2 and also on the VW Brasilia. 
    Early versions of the Variant had the square front end with square headlights, but people didn't like it much. 
  4. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic Another domestic car on vacation in the U.S.   

    Back in 2003 a guy drove a 1949 Ford Custom all the way to Ford Headquarters for the company's 100th anniversary. 
    Don't know in the United States, but here in Brasil, there is no impediment to exporting new or used cars. It can get pricey, as one has to take into account the freight, but even with freight, and the eventual import tax in the U.S. 37K is a lot for a car one can buy in the same condition here for a top price of 30k Reais. Today, one Dollar buys 3,26 Reais. So, here in Brasil, you can get a Variant in even nicer condition for 9.200 Dollars. If they sell the Variant for 37K, they will make some cash. 
    On old car import law here, any car that is brand new, or over 30 years old can be imported. You won't believe how many '66 Galaxies (all our Galaxies are based on the '66, so the nostalgia, and preference for the car in versions never offered here, like convertibles and wagons), were imported here in the last few years. Here in Florianópolis, there are four '66 Galaxies, all imported from the U.S. within the last 10 years. I use to work on one a '66 500XL convertible with a 390. 
    Another guy I know, just imported a Country Squire. 
     

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  6. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic Monogram 1940 Ford Standard Business Coupe   

    Little more done to the '40 Ford. 
    Gave the body the first rub, and will wait a day or so to finish with the finer polishing and wax.
    Also finished with the parts that came in halves, like the engine block, seat, muffler, rear end... All now glue together and the seams gone. Built the frame to be painted as a unit. Still some parts missing, like the sway bar, and shock absorbents. 
    Also started sanding off the ejector pin markings on the rest of the parts, like underside the running boards. 
    Hope to finish this one still this year, as I'm having practically only the weekends to build. 
    1940 Ford Standard Coupe by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr
    1940 Ford Standard Coupe by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr
    1940 Ford Standard Coupe by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr
    1940 Ford Standard Coupe by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr
    1940 Ford Standard Coupe by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr
    1940 Ford Standard Coupe by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr
    1940 Ford Standard Coupe by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr
     
  7. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic Monogram 1940 Ford Standard Business Coupe   

    Well, finally painted the Ford today. Got home, it was quite hot and with no wind. Perfect painting conditions. 
    Now, the body will dry for a week, and get polished. 
    In the meantime, to the chassis and interior. 
    Sorry for the pictures, I took them with my phone. 
    1940 Ford Standard Coupe by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr
    1940 Ford Standard Coupe by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr
    1940 Ford Standard Coupe by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr
    1940 Ford Standard Coupe by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr
    1940 Ford Standard Coupe by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr
  8. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic 1954 Hudson Hornet   

    Loved this one. It looks so correct, so nice. 
  9. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic 1933 Bugatti 50 T - Heller's classic 1/24 kit after fixing (hopefully all) its conspicuous shortcomings   

    That is just amazing. 
    It looks absolutely like the real car. With better tires in place of the Heller tires, it would be impossible to tell it's a model.
  10. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic Lindberg 1/8 Scale T-bucket WIP   

    Is the Y-Block V8 from the kit? 
  11. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic Monogram 1/24 '32 Ford Roadster   

    That's the 312 from the Monogram 1956 Thunderbird kit. Long time ago I built one for a friend who has a 1:1 replica with a 302, so I got the engine for my spares box. 
    The fit is quite easy, just cut the Thunderbird bellhousing off, and glued the bellhousing and transmission that came with the '32 Ford kit, on the Scrub-o-let engine. The beauty of plastic. Try that with a real engine. 
    Also, like the Y-Block for trucks has a front engine mount, I copied that and mounted the 312 to the kit's bracket. Also replaced the Thunderbird air cleaner and teapot carburetor by a Autolite and a chrome filter from the parts box. 
    '32 Ford Roadster V8 by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr
    '32 Ford Roadster V8 by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr
  12. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic Monogram 1/24 '32 Ford Roadster   

    Built the "Classic Cruiser" issue a few years ago. 
    '32 Ford Roadster V8 by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr
    Didn't like it. Can't be built stock.
  13. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic A 1972 what??   

    Yes. From 1967 to 1969, they were 272s, and from 1970 and up, 292s. 
    The cars started being made in 1966 as a 1967 model year, and as Ford was already manufacturing the 272 here since 1956, they decided to keep the car 100% domestic made, and changed the truck camshaft, by a car camshaft, changed the heads, the intake mafifold to work with the more modern Webber 444 two barrel (equivalent to a 1.08 Autolite 2100), and replaced the exhaust manifolds from the truck crossover setup, to the car setup. 
    In 1976 Ford replaced the Y-Block by the 302 Windsor, and pissed lot's of Galaxie enthusiasts. My '82 Galaxie has the 302, and my '74 has the 292. Engine by engine, I like the Y-Block better. All stock, with a restrictive 2 barrel carburetor (due to the '73 oil crisis) it had 190 hp. On mine, I bored the engine 0.30 over, did some porting on the heads, replaced the factory cam with a Isky E-4, kicked the compression up using 1957 heads, added a four barrel intake from a '57 Fairlane (spread bore "B" intake) and installed a Autolite 4100 carburetor (1.12 venture, 600 cfm). Got 220 hp (dyno tested). This with the stock points ignition. I don't trust electronic conversions. 
  14. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic A 1972 what??   

    Not in the condition it is. The beige one I posted was up for sale for 78K Reais. That's 24K Dollars. And the beige one is unrestored original. The blue one on Maine was clearly "prepared" to look better than it is. The frame, shock absorbers, exhaust, were all poorly painted, as was the oil pan, that is not supposed to be black. 
    It all depends on condition and on having being restored or not. 
    For example, this '73 LTD Landau is fully restored and is for sale for 75.000 Reais:
    http://www.brunelliveiculosantigos.com.br/veiculos/fordlandau1973branco
    This one, a '75, that is even the same color, is for sale for 119.000 Reais. What the difference? This one is unrestored original, factory everything:
    http://www.brunelliveiculosantigos.com.br/veiculos/fordltdbranconevasca
  15. Lovefordgalaxie added a topic in General   

    A 1972 what??
    Browsing car related sites for cool cars, I found nothing less than a 1972 Chevrolet Veraneio, a genuine Brazilian made Chevy, in Maine!!!!
    Now, how did she get there?
    Looking at the pictures I noticed a recent Brazilian fire extinguisher, and the tiny VW specific fake whitewall on the tires. The tires are also recent, and also Brazilian made Pirelli Sempione in 7,10X15 size, bias ply. A tire Pirelli still makes for the classic car and truck market.
    The model for sale in Maine is a Standard Veraneio, without power steering, or vinyl roof, or full wheel covers. On the ad, they say "possibly the best one" Nope, not even close to being the best one. Even the '73 Veraneio Deluxo I had was better, as almost all the paint was still factory. Only the top section of the front doors had being painted in the '80s as my dad had huge mirrors on her to haul a trailer. The paint changed color on the touched up places over the years, but the rest was all GM.
    Sold her in 2005 to get a Galaxie. 
    The stereo is not original, as it's a period correct accessory. Original equipment would be a Motorradio GM labeled AM/FM radio.
    Here is the site:
     http://motorlandamerica.com/gtcd/chevrolet-veraneio/
    Here is the one I had:
    1973 Chevrolet veraneio by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr
    1973 Chevrolet veraneio by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr
    1973 Chevrolet veraneio by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr
    1973 Chevrolet veraneio by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr
    1973 Chevrolet veraneio by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr
    1973 Chevrolet veraneio by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr
     
    This one is for sale here. A little newer (1979) but in far better shape:
    1979 Chevrolet Veraneio by hartogrob, on Flickr
    1979 Chevrolet Veraneio by hartogrob, on Flickr
    1979 Chevrolet Veraneio by hartogrob, on Flickr
    1979 Chevrolet Veraneio by hartogrob, on Flickr
     
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