1961 Ford Galaxie convertible race car

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I traded for a 67 issue of the 61 Ford Galaxie Starliner with intention of building a convertible class NASCAR Grand National race car. When Jerry Sims passed away in November, I decided to build it in his honour as a tribute to his building style, including hand lettering. I never met Jerry, but was encouraged by him when I built my garage diorama to take it outside in the sunshine. It is cloudy today, so will have to get some pictures when I have the chance on a sunny day.

RIP Jerry. I hope I done ya proud, brother.

Started with this:

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All done:

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Your comments are welcome.

More pictures here:

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v383/lunes/Models/1961%20Ford%20Galaxie%20convertible/?start=all

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That's a wonderful tribute. Love it!

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yugo parking prohibited..........LOL.. :P

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pretty cool tribute. came out great, the hand scripting looks like it would have been on a 1:1. :P

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Thanks, guys...I think Jerry was riding shotgun on this build.

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I think Jerry would dig this one. I know I do!

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Very nice tribute to a super sweet guy.

You watchin Jerry?

Bob

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Thanks, guys...I appreciate the nice comments...Jerry was a great guy, helpful always, and ready to jump in and help, and share a tip or a technique. His builds, his photography, and his photoshopping abilities were terrific...Model boxes, magazine covers, trading cards...all using pictures of models are still inspiring.

You are missed, "LUKE'57"!

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Rebel Yell! Yaaaahoooooooo!

Nice build; nice tribute.

57forever.

B)

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Love it, and a great tribute!

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Thanks, Danno & Jim!

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I received a gift from Jerry's brother, Jackie...two left-over decal sheets with ORRC logos! Thanks, Jackie!

These were off the sheet that Jackie said was from Jerry's stash...

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Now. it's finished! smile.gif

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Way cool, and the ORRC decals are the icing on the cake.

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Yeah, sure is...thanks, Jim!

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Jerry would have been thrilled. I really miss his photography...

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Thanks, Jeff...I do as well.

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Me, too!

B)

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