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Zakspeed Carpi FINISHED...6-1-18

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Zakspeed Carpi FINISHED...6-1-18
Posted by Gary Davis on Sunday, March 25, 2018 4:49 PM

Well folks...Slim Louis inspired me to get to some of the road course cars that I've had on the back burner for a few yrs. I decided to build the Jagermeister Zakspeed Ford Capri using the Tamiya Mampe Capri for the build. It is fairly simple as far as parts count goes but...well engineered and up to the Tamiya molding standards.

The kit roll cage is only half there. Soo..I want to put as much bar work in the green house as possible. Finding interior Pictures of the cage area was a pretty good challenge. I finally found some on line a few days ago. I had alredy started building the front part of the missing cage when I discoverd the rest of the story. Now...I'm going to add the Door bars along with another support bar from the right front upright to the bar just under the dash. Here are a few pics of the work I've got done to this point. 







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Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Sunday, March 25, 2018 5:58 PM
Looking forward to this one Gary . Are you going to do an old English Ford Transit -Yes there's a model ....- & trailer with this one ?? LOL
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Posted by Gary Davis on Sunday, March 25, 2018 6:52 PM
LOL...Thanks Spence. Ya know...that would be a cool build...but...I think I'll just do the car this time around. Where can a person find that truck??
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Posted by Bainford on Monday, March 26, 2018 9:17 AM

Looking good, Gary. I'll be folowing this build. I've been interested in these Tamiya Capris for a while but haven't picked one up yet. I've heard they kitbash well with the Revell IMSA Mustangs and Capris of the 90s.

Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

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Posted by Gary Davis on Monday, March 26, 2018 1:06 PM

Bainford

Looking good, Gary. I'll be folowing this build. I've been interested in these Tamiya Capris for a while but haven't picked one up yet. I've heard they kitbash well with the Revell IMSA Mustangs and Capris of the 90s.

Thanks Bainford.. Yea, these Tamiya kits are fairly simple. They look like they would build into a good looking car straight from the box. But...I can't seem to put a racecar together without have a full Rollcage in it...

The next Capri I'm going to do ( I think..LOL) will be a full chassis and engine using the Monogram Mustang. I saw the Apple Capri (only three pics) and I want to build that full detail. The Revel Mustangs are 1/25th. I don't know if that chassis and other goodies would work with the Tamiya body as it's 1/24. It might though...one never knows untill we try. And that I'll do on the next one for sure...

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Posted by Gary Davis on Monday, March 26, 2018 5:29 PM

Here's an update on the bar work...It is complete and as far as I'm going with it. I added the door bars and the bar that goes from the left upright bar to the center of the dash bar. I made this cage so it will lift out for painting. I want to do the cage a little different color than the interior and it makes adding things easier when the cage isn't in the way. Here are a few pics. Thanks for stopping in.








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Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Monday, March 26, 2018 6:48 PM

Gary Davis
LOL...Thanks Spence. Ya know...that would be a cool build...but...I think I'll just do the car this time around. Where can a person find that truck??
 

Italeri 1:24 Ford Transit  £26.99 ( conversion to $ 1:1 yet ? Smile, Wink & Grin

I've got a Corgi 1:43 Ford Mustang Imsa - 50 pence in a charity shop !! (With a Lancia Stratos Group 4 at the same price!)  - I'd like to do it in the Miller livery eventually , with better BBS style wheels & detailed interior . (I didn't know they were 4pot turbo's as well though) 

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Posted by Gary Davis on Monday, March 26, 2018 7:06 PM
Hey Spence...thank you for the info on the truck. I'm going to try and get one...
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Posted by PatrickW on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 2:58 AM

Great looking cage! Look forward to see the rest.

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Posted by texwardfan on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 7:41 AM
Another awesome one in the making. Definitely subscribing to this one. The pictures are bigger via e-mail.
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Posted by Gary Davis on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 12:01 PM
Thanks Patrick and Mark for the positive support. As we all know...that does mean a lot to a builder...
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Posted by PatrickW on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 12:43 PM

The photo's on my screen are 5" square.

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Posted by Gary Davis on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 5:03 PM

texwardfan
The pictures are bigger via e-mail.

I don't understand Mark. I didn't send you pics thru email. I'm missing something here?Confused

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Posted by texwardfan on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 6:15 AM

Gary Davis

 

 
texwardfan
The pictures are bigger via e-mail.

 

I don't understand Mark. I didn't send you pics thru email. I'm missing something here?Confused

 

 

 

Gary, when you subscribe to a thread on this web site they send you e-mail notification of a new entry and actually post the entry on your email, pictures and all, and those pictures are bigger than the ones posted at the website. At least on my computer they are.

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Posted by Gary Davis on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 1:38 PM
OK...I do receive emails(like I did with this reply you made) but all I get is the comments and no pics. It really don't matter but...don't know what the difference is between your notification and mine? Just a thought.
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Posted by texwardfan on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 5:45 PM

Beats me, Gary. Sometimes my e-mail replys from Scale Auto come in on my spam and sometimes my inbox so I have to check them both. Its weird.

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Posted by Gary Davis on Thursday, March 29, 2018 11:39 PM

I hear that Mark...Things haven't been the same ever since they changed to this website.

Got a little more done on the Cari. The Gas,Brake,clutch was finished today. The peddle on left is just to rest on. Here's a few pics...





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Posted by texwardfan on Friday, March 30, 2018 7:22 AM

Looking good. That dash looks very complicated with a lot of stuff to detail on it. I recieved your pictures on my email and they are definitley bigger when viewed on the e-mail. 

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Posted by Gary Davis on Friday, March 30, 2018 12:36 PM
Thanks Mark. That dash does have a lot of detail to do. I have to make a turbo boost Knob for dash also. Thta's coming up next. I get that finished and then the seat needs to have two holes (slices actually) cut in each side for the lap belts. This seat has them in the bottom rear of the seat. All the racing seats that I've dealt with annnd the reference pics that I managed to find of the interior....the lap belts are on the bottom of each side. Sooo..have to make that change...
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Posted by texwardfan on Saturday, March 31, 2018 7:28 AM
Sounds like a walk in the park for your skills. I wait for each new message on this build with great anticipation to watch the master at work.. Keep on keeping on.
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Posted by Gary Davis on Monday, April 09, 2018 7:54 PM
Thanks Mark...I've got most of the little things made. The turbo boost knob and the slots in the seats are finished. All the holes that were engineered into the chassis have been closed off so it looks a little more realistic. I'll get pics of all that real soon. Thanks for looking in Mark...
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Posted by Bainford on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 8:17 AM

Things are looking great, Gary. The interior work is coming along nicely.

Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

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Posted by Gary Davis on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 2:37 PM

Thanks for looking in and commenting Bainford 

 

Here's some progress info. The wind vanes(for lack of a better tech info) on the front fenders are made along with the left front vent on the hood. All the holes that were engineered into this kit for the battery thing are all Plugged. The bottom set belt slots are also cut in and the holes in the back of the seat are plugged. The knob for the turbo was fabbed from plastic rod and is mocked up in the pics. It's ready for priming and that should happen tonight...hopefully...
Body....




Chassis....






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Posted by Gary Davis on Monday, May 14, 2018 12:07 AM

Well...got some more work done on the Wurth Capri..The wheels are painted and tires mounted ready to add to the chassis. The chassis is painted and 99% of the detail painting is complete. Just have to touch up a little here and there. Tomorrow the cage ans all the interior goodies will go in. The Dash Gauge bezels have been painted but the Gauge decals haven't been added yet. The body is painted but needs rub out.That will happen real soon...this puppy is really getting close to track time... Here are a few pics to see what's been done...








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Posted by texwardfan on Monday, May 14, 2018 6:23 AM

That looks awesome , Gary. The tires and wheels are things of beauty. You say the body needs rubbing out? Looks excellent all ready.

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Posted by Gary Davis on Monday, May 14, 2018 12:50 PM
Thank you for the compliment Mark.
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Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Monday, May 14, 2018 4:39 PM
Oooh it does look mean in plain black ...... Another one on my list to get now !! LOL
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Posted by Gary Davis on Thursday, May 17, 2018 2:35 PM

Hey Spence...it does look mean..don't it? It will look even better with the red and white markings on it... 


Here is an update on the Dash. It's in Mockup and will be installed real soon. Have to build the racing harness and then the whole interior will be finished..





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Posted by texwardfan on Thursday, May 17, 2018 4:19 PM

Gary, those guages are positively awesome. Its like I'm viewing a 1:1 car dash. 

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Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Thursday, May 17, 2018 5:25 PM
Not my video , but I was there , somewhere !! Ohhh that noise ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJ9OfOZscgQ

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