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ibj40

Alan Mann 1/18 scale 1964 Ford Falcon

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Difficult to research, but apparently it existed.

Link here to Alan Mann website, and Jalopnik.

Anyway, started out with a Biante version, which is actually a prodified Road Signature version.  What is curious is that Biante is usually considered to be top end, and Road Signature is what you find at Walmart, but I guess 1/18 scale diecast makes strange bedfellows.

Here's the Road Signature streeter:

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Here's the Biante Tribute racer:

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Here is a picture of the Alan Mann version:

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And here's what we ended up with.  I have to give decaling credit to Brian Moore (4wheels).  I hate to put on decals.  I'm a mechanical man, I don't do cosmetics.  Painting goes outside my box, although if it is just one color, I can do that.

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Most significant change I made was to prodify the exhaust from whatever someone was thinking to something that works from a competition perspective.

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This is what I was hoping to match, but clearly I grabbed the wrong base color off the shelf (I do Testors rattle cans).

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Clearly my maroon base coat is way too dark, but in my world, it is the thought that counts.

Brian did a great job on the roof, creating a profile that really worked with the body structure.

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One thing I am proud of is the gear shifter, which if you look above, was black cast plastic, but in our custom, it has a black boot, a chrome lever, and a white knob.

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Hard to see all the detail, but this was another "SuperGlue" tab, and go project.

 

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Nicely done indeed.  The result is super.

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22 hours ago, randyc said:

NICE!

 

On 11/17/2018 at 12:53 PM, Gramps46 said:

Nicely done indeed.  The result is super.

Thanks!

My first "real" car was a 1964 Falcon four door, that started out with an in-line 6, which we swapped for a 289 out of a '67 Mustang.

That thing was a real sleeper, caught quite a few folks off-guard at the late night/stop light grand prix.

When I got into racing, though, my first car was a '69 Camaro, and I stayed GM throughout my entire involvement;  but in the back of my mind, there was always a love for the Ford Falcon.

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I actually got to see one of the America-based versions of this car race, back in the late 60's/early 70's.

Here are a couple of pictures I took at Texas World Speedway.

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And another one from Dallas International Motor Speedway.

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I love this! Looks fantastic! Alan Mann's cars were always exquisitely prepared.  His Mark 1 Cortinas were some of the prettiest cars to ever hit a race track (including those campaigned in the Trans AM series!) Well done! 

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