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Ford GT40 mk II Daytona '67

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Hi all,

Recently finished this mostly OOB build of the Shelby GT40 driven by Ronnie Bucknam and Frank Gardner at the 1967 Daytona 24 hours. This car DNF'd with transmission trouble, but I needed an excuse to build a Guardsman Blue GT40 :)

I used a Fujimi kit intended to be a GT40 run at 12 hrs of Sebring in '67. I filled in the holes on the rear cowl originally intended for the snorkels and cut out the front air intake. Used Shunko decals, MCW Guardsman Blue, Tamiya Clear, PE set from Studio27 and the kit provided PE set. This kit was a fun quick build before I get into a more lengthy project planned next.

Thanks for looking in!

 

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Very nice Jason. I like it alot. What did you use to do the rear fender flares?

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21 minutes ago, Jhedir6 said:

Very nice Jason. I like it alot. What did you use to do the rear fender flares?

Thanks David. The fender flares were included with the kit.

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excellent paint color choice. and looks more realistic being not too glossy.

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Beautiful build Jason, can I ask what the 2 large aluminium boxes either side of the exhausts are ? I don’t recall seeing those on another GT40.

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Great model of an iconic racer!  The mid-60s LeMans cars are some of the best looking racers ever IMO.

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Outstanding! You got the paint sheen just right IMHO. 

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5 hours ago, crossfire 2004 said:

Beautiful build Jason, can I ask what the 2 large aluminium boxes either side of the exhausts are ? I don’t recall seeing those on another GT40.

Would you believe luggage?? Cars in this class were required to have some sort of luggage compartment. Of course I wouldn't want to put any type of groceries back there. It could be cooked by the time you got it home! :D

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31 minutes ago, MrObsessive said:

Would you believe luggage?? Cars in this class were required to have some sort of luggage compartment. Of course I wouldn't want to put any type of groceries back there. It could be cooked by the time you got it home! :D

Thanks for clearing that up for me Bill, they say every day is a school day.

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Looks great. After seeing yours I am gonna start mine next week

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6 hours ago, MrObsessive said:

Would you believe luggage?? Cars in this class were required to have some sort of luggage compartment. Of course I wouldn't want to put any type of groceries back there. It could be cooked by the time you got it home! :D

Wow, didn’t know this was luggage either!

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The luggage space was one of the weird requirement the the Gran Touring class.  Touring ment just that.  Taking a trip.  Also the reason for two seats instead of one.  Hubby and wife on a leisurely drive down to Monte Carlo for the weekend.  Yup, that's just what a GT40 was good at!:lol:

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Also had to carry a spare on board.

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3 hours ago, afx said:

Also had to carry a spare on board.

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Oh, yes, forgot about the spare, 'cause you get a flat at 200 mph on the Mulsanne Straight, your going to just jump right out and change the tire! :lol:  Now, what did I do with that lug wrench and jack?

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It may be a quicky but I'd also call it a winner. Quite beautiful.

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