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Torino Talledega

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After seeing several Talledegas here, I decided to do one of my own.This is the Revell Muscle release, which has some nice custom stripes. I didn't want to do it completely stock, as you're only limited to three colors, all with a black hood and cowl. About a hundred years ago, back in the mid- seventies, I had a red Torino GT fastback with black stripes and interior. I had some red kicking around (Dupli- Color GM Victory Red, the color of my 1:1 Grand Prix). I shot it over red primer and eschewed the clear coat. The only body mods were adding several panel lines (catwalk to fender, cowl to fender, fender to rocker and rocker to quarter panel). I made my own poseable steering and used the tires, wheel backs and brake decals from Revell's '50 Ford pickup and the custom wheels from the '72 Cutlass.

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I also made some exhaust pipes out of aluminum tubing. The underhood is stock except for a scratchbuilt distributor I made out of four sizes of telescoping aluminum tubing. The interior is box stock save for the flocking. This was a really enjoyable build, and I knocked it out in a little over a week.

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Very nice Harold . The red looks great with the white stripes and interior . From what I can see , the detailing is exceptional .

How 'bout some more pics ?

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Man that puppy jumps out at you. Nice job.

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I'm a fan of fastbacks in general regardless of heritage, and Torino's are a favorite. I like this a lot. Well done.

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Really GREAT Looking ride!

Nice and clean build and I love the white interior. AWESOME JOB!!

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Good job mate ;)

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Wow, what a hot car! Nice shade of red.

Do you have any pictures before you did the decaling? I'd be curious what it looks like in all one color.

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Nice, great job!

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Wow, what a hot car! Nice shade of red.

Do you have any pictures before you did the decaling? I'd be curious what it looks like in all one color.

Here you go, Ryan;

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Looks a lot better with the stripes.I like 'em.

Rich

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That is sooo sharp!

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Any underhood shots? I'd like to see that scratchbuilt distributor.

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Any underhood shots? I'd like to see that scratchbuilt distributor.

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That looks way beyond awesome. Its just a right mix of original and custom touch. Nicely done.

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Looks better than any 1:1 Torinos that I remember. In a week? It would take me longer than that to figure out what I was going to do with the kit. Very nice.

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Whoah...that's one great looking Torino !

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Looks great in the non standard colours.

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Very nice. Hard to believe this beauty rolled out in a week.

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That is one sharp looking Talledega Harold! I really like the color combo you done on it. Nice work!

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Thought you might like a chassis pic also...

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Looks a lot better with the stripes.I like 'em.

Rich

I agree . It looks much better with the stripes .

The engine and chassis detailing looks great too ! Might want to fix that tie-rod end before you drive it again !

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Love the red and white combo... that really pops out at ya.... great job.. beautiful just beautiful.....

Tom

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Terrific build and SHINY :) :) :)

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I agree . It looks much better with the stripes .

The engine and chassis detailing looks great too ! Might want to fix that tie-rod end before you drive it again !

This is my down and dirty poseable steering. What I did was cut the mounts off the lower suspension and then drilled the pivot points on the lower and upper a- arms. I then made spindles out of t- shaped sections of sprue, drilled those and attached everything with straight pins. While not prototypical, it works just fine for a shelf model.

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Thanks. I expected so, but it looks way better with the stripes (IMHO), nice choice using them. Love this car.

Here you go, Ryan;

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