Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

Petty '67 GTX

10 posts in this topic

Posted · Report post

This is my version of the '67 Petty GTX. All of my builds so far have been based on specific races, and the models have been decorated
to reflect this. For this car, there were a few different ways that the car was decorated (different stripes, different markings, different
sponsors, even different colored headlight covers). I decided to combine what I liked from a few different races and made this version.
As such, this is not based on any single race, but is just an amalgamation.

To summarize, the kit started as the Revell '67 GTX 2-in-1 kit. I removed all the trim from the body. I cut out the rear bench seat and
used sheet styrene to fill in the gap. I modified the side panels to represent sheet steel. I scratch-built the rollcage and dash inserts.
I modified the stock seat and added a bolster. I cast the wheels and tires and added valve stems. I wired the engine. I modified the
front suspension to work without the kit's inner fenders. The rear window straps and headlight covers are scratch-built. The exhaust
was made from styrene tubing. The grill was made from a reusable coffee filter that is no longer reusable. The intake manifold and air
cleaner were scratch-build. I made the hood pins, as well. The decals are from the old out-of-print Slixx sheet. On to the pics:

003a_zps38d7f442.jpg

004a_zps6cec6c9f.jpg

005a_zpsca117bed.jpg

006a_zps428210d1.jpg

009a_zps794d8bda.jpg

011a_zps34d83523.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited) · Report post

Welcome back! Wondered if we'd ever see you again. Nice '67. I see you're still cranking them out. You need to get together with Shafer. :) Let's see that engine!

Edited by MAGNUM4342

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Sorry for forgetting the underhood pic - here ya are:

007a_zps77e381fd.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

That is a nice build. Awsume work...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

great build- i want to build a 66-67 but cant find a gtx body

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Looks good. Back in the heyday when he was winning everything in sight.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Thanks, everyone. I had fun with it and I'm glad to have this sitting on my shelf now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

great build- i want to build a 66-67 but cant find a gtx body

For a quick, easy and nice build there's plenty 1967 Satellite/GTX's out there at a decent price. For the rivet counters, There are resin '66's out there as well as originals. To build either Petty 1966 or 1967 you need a 1966 Fury. Richard ran the '66 model both years and only massaged the front end sheet metal to resemble a '67 model car. I've recently seen a couple older kits, promos and resins for sale but they don't come cheap. Most go for $80 and up.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Petty kept 66 body in 67 as rear quarters were more flucher then the 67. I don't understand need for the 66 Fury as the Fury was a full size C body, while the Satillite was a mid size B body.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Terry you are absolutely correct. It just goes to prove I have too many mopar's on my eBay watch list! My mind got a little muddled and I don't know why I wrote "Fury" other than i'm human. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0