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'69/'70 Boss 429 Torino Cyclone Spoiler (Phantom).


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I like the roof line on a '69 Torino, and the body of the '70 Torino Cyclone Spoiler, and that grill is so incredible to me.

So I decided to build a car around that bumper/grill.

I had a grill/bumper from Modelhaus for some time, just waiting for all the right pieces. I eventually got the rare body pieces I needed from a 1970 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler.

I cut the roof off both cars and married the '69 roof to the '70 body and used a little body filler and WALLA - A phantom Torino with some decals from a NASCAR Torino.

I wanted the rear window and the "SHADES" from a mustang, so I took a donor Mustang body and cut out the rear window opening  and molded it in to the torino, so I could use the 'Stang rear window slats. Used a Mustang rear deck spoiler too.

And the "Billboards" on the tires came from an online vendor.

Aren't model cars fun.

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, Maindrian Pace said:

This forum has it's own pic uploader, and it's easy to use.

Thank you Mike.

I'm a "Newbie" here so I got some help and it worked 👍.

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8 hours ago, michelle said:

nice work  i still  trying to find a factory stock grille/front bumper for a 70/71 cyclone 

Hi @michelle

Yeah, these grills have been as extinct as hens teeth for a long time.

That's why I bought mine from Modelhaus years ago and just stashed it.

I have never seen one on Ebay.

All the best on your modeling

Dave

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8 hours ago, Bills72sj said:

That is quite impressive. It looks like something FoMoCo SHOULD have done.

P.S. I agree with you on the "Gunsight" grille.

@Bills72sj

Thanks Bill.

Yeah that "Gunsight grill" really grabbed me the first time I saw it.

I've built cars before because of just one body part that really drew me in.

Must be a mental thing or something :24:.

Dave

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On 6/7/2021 at 1:00 PM, doorsovdoon said:

Amazing build, it looks so right. It looks like an Australian muscle car, especially in that colour. Very, very nice.

Yes !  It truly does have that look to it --- definitely a compliment of the highest order . 

That has got to be the most unique and interesting , outstanding execution , FoMoCo I've seen , @carbuilder1950

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On 6/7/2021 at 10:00 PM, doorsovdoon said:

Amazing build, it looks so right. It looks like an Australian muscle car, especially in that colour. Very, very nice.

My thoughts, exactly - it looks like fresh from the factory - wonderful model with nicely blended-in bodyparts from different vehicles !

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Nice body work.  I've always liked that  Cyclone Styling.  Your concept turned out great !  I agree Model Cars are fun.

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