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1966 Ford Galaxy Widebody racer. (Rocket Ship) update 09/08/17 in primer.

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1966 Ford Galaxy Widebody racer. (Rocket Ship) update 09/08/17 in primer.
Posted by All_6s_and_7s on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 1:37 PM

Well I'm at it again. This time I am creating a Group 5 inspired 1966 Galaxy fantasy race car.

I am using a way different technique than the Shoebox racer, and I am using expoxy instead of fiberglass.

I will post updates as I go. I am trying to do this within a month, so we will see how it goes.

thought about this ended up cutting more out

adding some width and structure.

boxing them in for strength.

a quick mock up

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 3:27 PM
This is going to be another great one ! love those euro / jap wide body's too , crossovers are an excellent idea. I thought of doing a GT-3 '70 Challenger ( or a cuda ...) 340 twin turbo widebody myself .... "Wanna race ??" LOL
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Posted by All_6s_and_7s on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 4:56 PM

I've been considering the SR20 from the FF tokyo drift mustang. I have one sitting on the shelf. I don't have any turbos kicking around and the kit ones are a bit blah, so I'm up in the air. 

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Posted by All_6s_and_7s on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 8:46 PM

it doesn't take long for the expoxy to bring the car to life. Once I get a few coats on and blend in the body it will take no time to finish.  

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Posted by All_6s_and_7s on Thursday, July 27, 2017 7:42 AM

Working quickly, I have the one side roughed in and the side skirt built in. more widebody modifications to be done, but it's a great start. This technique works really well.   

 

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Posted by Moparlover64 on Thursday, July 27, 2017 10:16 AM

Cool stuff

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Posted by All_6s_and_7s on Friday, July 28, 2017 10:22 PM

finished the rough work for the widebody now on to sanding, sanding, and more sanding.

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Posted by All_6s_and_7s on Monday, July 31, 2017 8:12 AM

putty round 2. It's starting to take shape.

 

 

 

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Posted by All_6s_and_7s on Tuesday, August 01, 2017 7:28 AM

Happy with the progress on the widebody, now on to roughing in the front air splitter. I am going to add more material below, and extend the side skirts down to give it a lower appearance 

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Posted by hachirokami on Tuesday, August 01, 2017 8:51 AM
Nice work far. As far as the engine in the F&F Tokyo drift mustang, that was there half hearted attempt at an RB26DETT. Unlike the 2JZ that's very well done for the F&F Supra, the RB26 is an ok starting point. Adding the correct intake and turbo set up would bring it to life. There's a seller on eBay that has an VQ38 and turbos resin copy setup, or you can go turbo coyote or throw a couple of belt driven superchargers on the kit engine heh
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Posted by Gary Davis on Tuesday, August 01, 2017 8:07 PM

I'm really liking this one 6s. I also like the fender technique your using. Good idea. Looking forward to the next update..

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Posted by All_6s_and_7s on Wednesday, August 02, 2017 10:12 AM

Thanks Gary, since I've started using the epoxy it has become easier to do these kind of modifications. Everytime I do a little trial and error I always seem to find a quicker way. I am going to expand on the side skirts and the front air splitter with hot glue as the shaping filler instead of foam, then epoxy over that. See how it goes.

Hiro, I'm going to try my hand at making a couple of turbos and manifolds. I may just stick with the 429 that's in the kit instead of the 4 banger, I haven't decided yet.  

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Posted by Gary Davis on Wednesday, August 02, 2017 11:53 AM

All_6s_and_7s

Thanks Gary, since I've started using the epoxy it has become easier to do these kind of modifications. Everytime I do a little trial and error I always seem to find a quicker way.

 

That's the beauty of fabrication...learning different (and sometimes easier) ways of building techniques. Also...learning the properties of the different materials that can be used in scale. It is interesting and you're doing a GREAT job of that.

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Posted by hachirokami on Thursday, August 03, 2017 8:48 AM
Man, you've got me thinking about giving the super silhouette treatment to either a 2000 Camaro or a 70's brick on wheels. Choices, Choices. If you're in the states and need some turbos,PM me. I have some from the AMT dodge stealth and some resin mistakes copies of larger turbos that could be of use to you. I'd be glad to mail them out.
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Posted by All_6s_and_7s on Friday, August 04, 2017 7:50 AM

Thanks Hachriokami, but I'm in Canada EH! just acrossed the boarder from Port Huron Michigan. You should do a Pinto wagon..... no wait, don't do a Pinto wagon I want to! lol . 

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Posted by All_6s_and_7s on Friday, August 04, 2017 8:53 AM

 

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Posted by hachirokami on Friday, August 04, 2017 8:54 AM
That's ok, don't have a pinto in my collection. Far as 70's brick on wheels, was thinking more land yacht than compact.
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Posted by All_6s_and_7s on Friday, August 04, 2017 10:03 AM

Like A 70 Chrysler Newport lol. I think those barely fit on a street normallyLaugh

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Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Saturday, August 05, 2017 9:42 PM

I recently looked up on youtube about fabricating turbo's , Flange this , curl that , bend and glue LOL 5 minutes of my life gone !

I think I'll chicken out and buy some 3D printed / resin ones !! .

I was watching the guy in the video, but drooling like a loon again !  

I've just been on a " Car simulator game " called  ' Project Cars ' at my sons flat , driving a Zackspeed Capri & group 5 BMW . Yummy ! 

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Posted by texwardfan on Sunday, August 06, 2017 8:33 AM

Coming along nicely. This is really going to be bada__. I notice you are still using photobucket. Did you pay the 400 dollars ransom to continue with them?

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Posted by Gary Davis on Sunday, August 06, 2017 12:32 PM
Man 6s...that ford is really looking great! I'd love to see a side shot of this bad boy. That front shot sure makes it look mean...GREAT fab work.
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Posted by All_6s_and_7s on Sunday, August 06, 2017 11:10 PM

had to build up the side skirts and the front to as the stance with wheels was too high. 

but I think the rough work shows how it's going to look in the end

 

and no lol still seeing ads in photobucket

 

 

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Posted by Moparlover64 on Sunday, August 06, 2017 11:19 PM

Just like I thought you're as sick as me cept for the. Hoops thanx. For some inspiration maybe the Ohellcamino will rise from the work bench after my Holmes 759 n dodge big horn aerodyne wrecker I'm working but that's a Ford badass widebody

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Posted by All_6s_and_7s on Sunday, August 06, 2017 11:41 PM

Lol yeah. I sometimes get an idea and just run with it. I have a set of NASCAR rims for it. It all depends on how I go. If I make another GULF car it will be NASCAR wheels but I might make a NOS energy drink theme to say match Ken Blocks Monster Mustang. 

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Posted by texwardfan on Monday, August 07, 2017 6:09 AM

All_6s_and_7s

had to build up the side skirts and the front to as the stance with wheels was too high. 

but I think the rough work shows how it's going to look in the end

 

and no lol still seeing ads in photobucket

 

 

 

 

You are very lucky that they havent cut off your pictures yet. They will probably wait til you want to post your final finished photos and cut you off then.

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Posted by All_6s_and_7s on Wednesday, August 09, 2017 9:34 AM

I finalized the the shape of the body and got the rough sanding done. with a shot of primer I can really see where all my faults are. time to fill, sand, and repeat until this is perfect. I have a great paint scheme I want to do and I can't wait to get to it.

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Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Wednesday, August 09, 2017 1:53 PM
Now its monochromatic , it looks even madder , in a great way obviously ...LOL . That ma-hoo-sive wing looks great out back too .
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Posted by All_6s_and_7s on Thursday, August 10, 2017 12:03 AM

Yeah the wing is a perfect fit. Just have to work on the angle a bit. 

Still plenty of putty work going on. I did a test panel for the colour I'm going with. I want to have a blue anodized look to it. It's ok, but I did it from a rattle can  So it's kind of wavy and heavy. I will decant the paint and spray it from my air brush when its ready. 

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Posted by Gary Davis on Monday, August 14, 2017 10:56 PM

This is really looking GREAT 6s! That wing DOES look good on there. I like the blue you're going to go with...can't wait to see paint on it..

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Posted by All_6s_and_7s on Friday, August 18, 2017 7:53 AM

Gary Davis

This is really looking GREAT 6s! That wing DOES look good on there. I like the blue you're going to go with...can't wait to see paint on it..

 

Thanks Gary, I'm hoping to have it in paint tonight. I have been struggling with low spots, there's been a lot of filling and sanding. I know if it's not perfect the candy blue will show every flaw.

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