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1971 Mercury Cyclone Boss 429 WIP

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    February, 2012
1971 Mercury Cyclone Boss 429 WIP
Posted by rnoggle18 on Thursday, March 15, 2018 8:13 AM

I started this build a long time ago and actually started a different thread back then, but since all the pics where lost to fotki, and I started the build all over, I decided to start a new thread.

I started with the intentions of using the then recent re-release of the '70 Cyclone 
Nascar kit. I had planned to combine that body with the Revell Torino chassis and a parts box Bos 429 engine.

I actually started the build but then during a move, I lost the most iconic piece of the '70 Cyclone, the grille!!

Searched everywhere, multiple times but never found it. So, that project got moved to the back burner and then forgotten about.

I recently dug it back out and decided I could just make a temporary grille by modifying the racing grill by drilling out the headlight covers and adding lenses. 
I wanted to add the crosshair center, but decided against it. Seemed to work ok. This will be lightly glued in place until I can find another stock grille.

I had always wondered what the cyclone would look like had Mercury used the Ford Torino Chassis and body. A fastback style Cyclone. 

I started with a Torino body and removed the leading edges of the front fenders and grafted on the the leading edges from the Cyclone Stock car body.

 

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    February, 2012
Posted by rnoggle18 on Thursday, March 15, 2018 8:14 AM

The only thing left to do to complete the body conversion was the tailight panel. I cut the taillight housing from the Cyclone and surprisingly, 
it fit right in place on the Torino body with no modifications at all

 

 

 

 

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    February, 2012
Posted by rnoggle18 on Thursday, March 15, 2018 8:19 AM

I finally got a chance to work on the Cyclone this week. Got the chassis and interior built and painted. I decided to just use the Torino interior right from the box.

The body is painted a custom mix of Tamiya Yellow and White acrylic with a couple of drops of Gloss Black added.

The interior is Tamiya semi gloss black and flat white.

The wheels and tires are from the AMT Baldwin Motion Camaro. I had to grind out the inside of the rear quarter panels to get the tires to fit.

I will add the Boss graphics and clear coat after I wet sand it in a couple days or so.

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    January, 2018
Posted by MikeFo on Thursday, March 15, 2018 9:23 AM

Cool concept, I'm liking it. Some pics of interior detail would be nice

I'm currently working on the 1970 Torino.

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    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Thursday, March 15, 2018 10:15 AM

That's a very interesting conversion. It is looking great so far. The Cyclone grill looks right at home on the Torino shell.

Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
       - Antoine de Saint-Exepury

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Posted by rnoggle18 on Friday, March 16, 2018 6:57 AM

Pics of the interior, chassis and engine details

 

 

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    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Friday, March 16, 2018 7:50 AM

This is looking good!  FWIW, the Cyclone did not have a trunk lid spoiler like the Torino GT.  But, for some reason that is unknown to me, it looks right at home on yours.  Keep up the good work!

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria; Bullitt '68 Mustang GT

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Posted by MikeFo on Friday, March 16, 2018 8:04 AM

Interior looks good.

Did you paint the chrome on the doors, or use foil?

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Posted by rnoggle18 on Saturday, March 17, 2018 1:45 AM

The trim on the door panels is Molotow paint pen.

 

My first time using it and while it looks good, I need a pen with a smaller tip.

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