My next Nascar victim

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Elmo Langley's 1972 Gran Torino Sport.

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I don't recall ever seeing that car before. Looks like you are off to a good start.

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Going to have to make the decals. I can't find a font that is exactly like these numbers. May have to start from scratch.

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Real nice paint..

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Killer

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Killer

X2

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Check with Dave Van, he makes Elmo Langley decals for an earlier Torino and I seem to recall the numbers being the same.

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The only set ofElmo Langley decals I've seen have yellow numbers. How would I get in touch with Dave Van?

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NICE project, now that's a name I haven't heard in years! :)

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Chassis is mocked up

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SWEEEEEET!!!!

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Got some more done on the chassis. Stretched 90's Thunderbird.Re did some of the upper rollbar to better fit the Torino body.

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Looking good!

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427 engine going together.

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A couple more pictures

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Man, that's coming along great!

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Great build yet!

Keep it going!!

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Kind of stuck on how to do the decals. I can't find a font that matches correctly.

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That's looking really good Tim ! I really like what you're doing .

I thought there was a font like that in MS Word ( I used it on my McLaren build ) but I don't recall the name . Dave Van is a member here , look him up in the members list .

By the way . . . I've always felt that Elmo deserves a spot in the Hall Of Fame for all the years spent racing and driving the pace car . I talked with him a few times and he was a great guy ! Same goes for Harold Kinder . :)

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There is a font called Impact that I similar but the inside of the holes is rounded not squared like the car has.

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That's an extremely nice paint job!

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Finally got the door numbers done.Next for the roof.

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The numbers look good !

This is gonna be really nice when it's finished !

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Great subject and work.

Nice to see a model built of one of the "Independents" .

Not al the racers had a huge budget back then & NASCAR could never have a full field if it weren't for the litle guys

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Thanks for the compliments.This car is one of my favorites.Elmo raced for years as an independent,people like him were Nascar.

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