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Resin cast Fairmont Futura one step closer (pic of drag car body mock up)

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Resin cast Fairmont Futura one step closer (pic of drag car body mock up)
Posted by futurattraction on Tuesday, August 22, 2006 9:20 PM
So far I've cast four bodies of my Fairmont Futura that I've been working on since last fall. A couple turned out okay; two are definitely destined for the scrap heap. Still trying to get my recipe and technique down so I can cast a sound body so I can finish the last handful of mods. I've included a couple pics to show the progress I've made.
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Posted by raisin27 on Tuesday, August 22, 2006 10:13 PM
EXCELLENT!.............One of the most impressive projects I have seen in these forums. I want to be first in line to get a few of those!

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Posted by KRIS MORGAN on Tuesday, August 22, 2006 10:34 PM
That is AWSOME. It is really coming along now (not that it wasn't before,LOL) Just a few more details and, she will be spot on. Hope I am on you list of customers.

Hockey players wear numbers because, they cannot always be identified by dental records. Lets go Red Wings!!

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Posted by futurattraction on Wednesday, August 23, 2006 9:30 AM
Thanks, both of you, for your encouragement. Kris--you're on my list... :)
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Posted by JakeCouture on Wednesday, August 23, 2006 10:15 AM
Wow, that is turning out great! Kris is right, it is looking just like it should. Nice job casting, too.
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Posted by monsterjammer on Wednesday, August 23, 2006 10:21 AM
Yeah that is a nice project. Looks cool!!!!

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Posted by KRIS MORGAN on Wednesday, August 23, 2006 10:33 AM
Thanks Scott. BTW, I sent ya an email.

Hockey players wear numbers because, they cannot always be identified by dental records. Lets go Red Wings!!

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Posted by futurattraction on Wednesday, August 23, 2006 11:22 AM
Kris,
I saw your e-mail before I left for work today. Didn't have time to respond. I'll plan to drop you a line in the next couple days.


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Posted by Fordforever on Wednesday, August 23, 2006 11:33 AM
Looks very good so far.Keep us posted on the build and casting.Cool
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, August 23, 2006 1:29 PM
That is pretty sweet man! Makes me want to start casting!
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Posted by javelinsst390 on Thursday, August 31, 2006 11:43 AM
I want one of those as soon as they're ready! I have been DREAMING of building one!I came home from the hospital as a baby and have many, many happy memories in my parent's old '79 Fairmont Futura Ghia. (BTW does ANYONE know what he Ghia package was?) They gave it to my Grandmother to use in the 90's, with the strict instructions that it get returned to us when she no longer could use it, as I was going to be turning 16 soon, and I KNEW what that car was and I already was planning the 5.0 swap. Well, my uncle ended up trading it offfor a Ford Taurus. I have hated tauruses out of spite ever since.
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Posted by FreightTrain on Thursday, August 31, 2006 3:03 PM
Its looking just like those Pro stockers I use to see many years ago and I wonder if the Monogram T-bird Pro stock frame & parts will fit?
Real nice work and looks great! Thumbs Up

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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, August 31, 2006 9:16 PM
javelin as far as i can tell the ghia package was a fully option car. meaning it had everything in it such as the ac power windows lock tilt cruise, all the goodies, i have an 82 stang glx ,which was the ghia designations replacement , and it was loaded with every option available in an 82mustang
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Posted by mustanglover1951 on Thursday, August 31, 2006 11:56 PM
looks better every time you post. also would love to get one from you
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Posted by cooltoys1 on Friday, September 01, 2006 7:18 AM
Scott, That looks KILLER!!!!!!! Nice work!
Please put me on the "List " id like 2
Jay
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Posted by futurattraction on Wednesday, September 06, 2006 7:19 PM
jeff01,
I've got a handful of the Monogram Thunderbird 1/24 kits and I think they're too large to fit without major, major refitting...not to say that it couldn't be done, but there might be better sources. One I was looking at as a possible donor would be the Matt and Debbie Hay Monogram 1/25 T-bird pro-streeter. The only thing that I can see that for sure that would probably need work would be the wheel tubs. They're very tall. It appears that they may intrude on the rear window/frame. If the tubs could be reworked, it'd be pretty close, with some narrowing of the floor pan to fit the rocker panels.
Scott


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Posted by Gordon on Thursday, September 07, 2006 4:25 PM
Gee, javelin makes me feel old! I was also driving around a '79 Fairmont Futura back in the day! (white with red interior) My most memorable moment was driving back from Rockford, IL (60 mi) with my newly vinyl upholstered split bench front seat to my '66 Olds convert in the trunk of the Fairmont, praying the threatening clouds wouldn't rain on the seat (trunk wouldn't close all the way with the seat in it)!

Looking forward to your finished product, Scott!

gt
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Posted by alex_bman33 on Friday, September 08, 2006 12:01 AM
very nice wouldnt mind getting one of them myself
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Posted by DaveMcFly on Friday, September 08, 2006 6:26 PM
I have a question if the futura is based on the same platform as the other full/mid size cars in fords lineup in that era. Are you planning on in the future to tool up a mid 80s LTD? I know the cop car guys would love to have one in scale to go with the EXCELLENT resin Impala from modelhaus. I personally would get one to do the Men In Black car


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Posted by 1320wayne on Friday, September 08, 2006 7:26 PM
It looks great. I want one..........or two!
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, September 08, 2006 8:31 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by DaveMcFly

I have a question if the futura is based on the same platform as the other full/mid size cars in fords lineup in that era. Are you planning on in the future to tool up a mid 80s LTD? I know the cop car guys would love to have one in scale to go with the EXCELLENT resin Impala from modelhaus. I personally would get one to do the Men In Black car


"Unlimited alien technology, and we cruise arround in a Ford POS."
Cool


Someone did a resin 86 crownvic, I have one in my closet I got from a swap meet (car show, not model show) in Miami about 1992-ish

As for the chassis, you are thinking of the mustang "fox" chassis.
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Posted by gratch73a on Friday, September 08, 2006 8:37 PM
Right on...man that looks great, that could easily be converted to a zepher!
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Posted by DaveMcFly on Friday, September 08, 2006 9:28 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by Peyvhar

Someone did a resin 86 crownvic, I have one in my closet I got from a swap meet (car show, not model show) in Miami about 1992-ish

As for the chassis, you are thinking of the mustang "fox" chassis.


Yeah but Im sure I could use the chassis from the lindberg crown vic kits. I have never seen a resin 86 LTD that would be awesome, got any pics of it, and who might have made that particular resin kit?
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, September 10, 2006 12:08 PM
Please add me to a list of buyers. I race slot cars and I know theres a bunch of folks that have been waiting for a fairmont. It looks great and I can't wait till their ready.
Email me at okelly_d@bellsouth.net with any more pics or details of price and intro date. Thanks alot.
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Posted by Fordforever on Sunday, September 10, 2006 1:29 PM
I'll take the Fairmont and Crown kitsTongue
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Posted by lordairgtar on Sunday, September 10, 2006 2:03 PM
As Pehvar said, the chassis will have to be made from the Mustang kits, lengthened and widened. The Futura and Mustang as well as the Marquis, Zephyr and LTDII are based on the fox platform. The full sized Crown Vic and Grand Marquis is a full frame car and will be inaccurate for the Futura.

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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, September 10, 2006 8:53 PM
I am a slotcar drag track owner/ racer. Your resin fairmont futura is looking awesome. I had a solid black 78 fairmont just like that, till i got stupid and sold it to my nephew. Would love to build a drag slotcar just like it. Please add me to your list of potential buyers when you get this project finished. Thanks Al at Undervalley Dragway.
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Posted by futurattraction on Sunday, September 10, 2006 10:05 PM
Thanks for the continued interest and encouragement everyone. I'm plugging away on this project. Lots of details to cover, but I'm making headway... :) Everyone who has expressed an interest is on a list that I'm keeping for future reference...

Gratcha, doing a Zephyr Z7 conversion would be pretty straightforward. The grille would be a piece of cake. Depending on how true to real 1:1, the tail lights would have to be redesigned, as you probably know already. A real Z7 purist would also have the small front fender "gills" that came on the Mercury version.

Scott


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Posted by timbit on Wednesday, January 09, 2019 12:22 PM

hi my name is tim i would like to know if you wont to sell the bodys that are no more good if you wont to sell them let me know.

                   thank you         tim chase

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Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, January 09, 2019 2:23 PM

Tim, you are responding to a thread that is almost 13 years old and you will most likely not get a reply.  Try contacting him through his website.  

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