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1976 Nascar Ford Torino W.I.P.

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  • Member since
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  • From: southeast Texas
1976 Nascar Ford Torino W.I.P.
Posted by texwardfan on Monday, March 11, 2019 8:46 AM

I'm using the last of my 45 year old glue bombs for the chassis on this one and A Starsky and Hutch kit for the body. I will have to lengthen the chassis a little to get it to fit. Dont tell me that I should use anything else because this chassis is inaccurrate for this build, because I know that. Its just an easy way to complete this model. I'm not trying to do a rivet counter special with this one. It will be close enough to make a nice model. Pictures to come.

  • Member since
    December, 2005
  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 8:11 AM

This shows how I lengthened the chassis.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Bainford on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 8:01 PM

Gonna be cool, Tex. Are you doing a specific livery or doing it your own way?

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

Trevor

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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 8:00 AM

Bainford

Gonna be cool, Tex. Are you doing a specific livery or doing it your own way?

 

 

Specific livery. Something I have been wanting to do for a long time. This old chassis gave me the opportunity to finally do it. Ill have to change up the rear axle and fit a dash so it conforms to the windshield. I dont think this car was ever kitted as a nascar offering. Very few cars in the seventys were. Thanks, Trevor.

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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 1:51 PM

I found one of my older builds from the seventy's and took a picture of the bottom of it. I then scaled the picture to match the car I'm doing, so I can use the picture as a guide to scratching the rear axle parts to make it a long truck arm rear suspension. This old chassis came with a leaf spring rear suspension. That would not be correct for this build and its an easy change over so I deciced to do it.

 

 

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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 4:14 PM

Got the long  arms done. Just need to locate the axle on the arms so the tires end up in the wheel openings correctly. Also need to see how long the springs need to be to get the correct stance.

 

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  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Thursday, March 14, 2019 4:17 PM

Going to be keeping an eye on this one . Detailing looks great to me Big Smile

(I thought Starskys 460ci looked small in that bay !! )

I just got a striped tomato myself and I decided that I am going stock eliminator (??) drag style .

Centrelines ,Wrinklewall 10" slicks & a 428CJ under a 70's snorkel scoop.

Might even put in furry dice & an 8 track! 

 

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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Friday, March 15, 2019 7:35 AM

Spencer Mopar Fan

Going to be keeping an eye on this one . Detailing looks great to me Big Smile

(I thought Starskys 460ci looked small in that bay !! )

I just got a striped tomato myself and I decided that I am going stock eliminator (??) drag style .

Centrelines ,Wrinklewall 10" slicks & a 428CJ under a 70's snorkel scoop.

Might even put in furry dice & an 8 track! 

 

 

 

That sounds great, Spencer. I might even put some fury dice in this one.

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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Friday, March 15, 2019 3:37 PM

Made some rear springs from styrene rod and 24 guage wire and added them to the rear suspension. Also made some rear shocks.

 

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Posted by retroeguy on Saturday, March 16, 2019 7:12 PM
I see you got the elves work'in on those small parts,by the way...what do you feed them...
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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Sunday, March 17, 2019 7:22 AM

retroeguy
I see you got the elves work'in on those small parts,by the way...what do you feed them...
 

biscotti crumbs from my afternoon snacks. They love them.

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  • From: Tacoma, Washington
Posted by Gary Davis on Sunday, March 17, 2019 4:42 PM
This is really looking cool Mark. As ALWAYS...your fab work is killer. Can't to see that body on the chassis and sit'in on all 4's.

Been a member since 2005. Had to reup after they made their change over in 2013

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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Sunday, March 17, 2019 5:49 PM

Gary Davis
This is really looking cool Mark. As ALWAYS...your fab work is killer. Can't to see that body on the chassis and sit'in on all 4's.
 

Thanks, Gary. I ve just about got the chassis fit to the body. Im just trying to get the dash to fit between the windshield and the roll cage but I think it will work out okay. Pretty happy with it so far.

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Posted by texwardfan on Monday, March 18, 2019 4:13 PM

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For some reason my post image stopped working. Maybe it will work tommorow

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Posted by texwardfan on Monday, March 18, 2019 4:45 PM

 

 

 

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Posted by Belugawrx on Monday, March 18, 2019 5:32 PM

Nice work on this Mark

I'm starting the samekinda thing to a Revell '67 Chevelle, so I'm watching Yes

Cheers

Bruce Coy

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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 7:27 AM

Thanks, Bruce. Its been fun so far.

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Posted by texwardfan on Friday, March 22, 2019 5:03 PM

Filling in between the chassis and body around the rear areas of the chassis. MPC didnt worry about that too much.

 

 

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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 7:11 AM

Im transferring parts from the 429 to the 351. I will cut off the bellhousing/transmissions and install the one from the 429 to the 351. the 351 has an automatic transmission so that would not have worked at all. Some have said that the 351 in the kit is a windsor but the valve covers look like cleveland valve covers not windsor so Im going to pretend like this is a cleveland. 98% of the people looking at the final build dont know the difference anyway and dont  know a cleveland from a windsor.

 

 

 

 

I need to do some more mods to the intake manifold to get it to fit better.

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Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 7:26 AM

LOTSA good work going into this one. Looks great so far!!!

Being really stupid is the new smart!! 

    Joe

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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 9:24 AM

mustang1989

LOTSA good work going into this one. Looks great so far!!!

 

 

Thanks , Joe. Its been fun so far.

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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Thursday, March 28, 2019 12:41 PM

I found a good ref picture of an intake manifold for a nascar 351 cleveland so Im going to scratchbuild one. The one that came off the 429 is not close enough to use for this build. 

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  • From: Tacoma, Washington
Posted by Gary Davis on Thursday, March 28, 2019 9:49 PM
This is looking right nice Mark. You fab work on that frame is killer bud!!!

Been a member since 2005. Had to reup after they made their change over in 2013

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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Friday, March 29, 2019 8:09 AM

Beginnings of the intake manifold. need to add some more detail to the edges of it and a base for the carb. 

 

 

 

 

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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Friday, March 29, 2019 8:11 AM

Gary Davis
This is looking right nice Mark. You fab work on that frame is killer bud!!!
 

 

Thanks, Gary. I always start out thinking I'm going to do a quickie version but then start adding more detail then I originally wanted to do.

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  • From: East Templeton Ma
Posted by streetrod on Friday, March 29, 2019 3:40 PM

texwardfan

 

 
Bainford

Gonna be cool, Tex. Are you doing a specific livery or doing it your own way?

 

 

 

 

Specific livery. Something I have been wanting to do for a long time. This old chassis gave me the opportunity to finally do it. Ill have to change up the rear axle and fit a dash so it conforms to the windshield. I dont think this car was ever kitted as a nascar offering. Very few cars in the seventys were. Thanks, Trevor.

 

MPC did do a Torino NasCar in the same series as your chassis, the Bobby Isaac #15. I believe it's a '71 of '72 body but they are pretty close to a '76 body. Since those chassis in the NasCar kits were adjustable as far as whweelbase went, wouldn't one of those kits work?

Barry Fadden

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Posted by gloozalot on Friday, March 29, 2019 4:34 PM
Howdy Supertex, I wondered where you were. I found your thread by chance since I only come by here every other eon or so. I will have to watch this one like the others, I am sure you are gonna nail it. Me thinks you should go ahead and put this up over on the UHF channel too, there are some of us that DO like your stuff. You keep gloo'n an I'll keep watch'n!

To Err is human, to blame it on someone else shows management potential.  

 

 

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Posted by chucky on Friday, March 29, 2019 8:27 PM

I thoroughly enjoy watching your scratch building of small parts I enjoy doing the same and there's always a trick or two to pick up on. Looking forward as usual to the end product. By the way, HI, glooz! Nice to know you're still around! Smile

 

chucky

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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Saturday, March 30, 2019 6:47 AM

streetrod

 

 
texwardfan

 

 
Bainford

Gonna be cool, Tex. Are you doing a specific livery or doing it your own way?

 

 

 

 

Specific livery. Something I have been wanting to do for a long time. This old chassis gave me the opportunity to finally do it. Ill have to change up the rear axle and fit a dash so it conforms to the windshield. I dont think this car was ever kitted as a nascar offering. Very few cars in the seventys were. Thanks, Trevor.

 

 

 

MPC did do a Torino NasCar in the same series as your chassis, the Bobby Isaac #15. I believe it's a '71 of '72 body but they are pretty close to a '76 body. Since those chassis in the NasCar kits were adjustable as far as whweelbase went, wouldn't one of those kits work?

Barry Fadden

 

 

Barry, I think the chassis your talking about is probably the same as this 71 wood brothers chassis. The 76 torino is quite a bit longer then the 72 torino so even if I could have got an issac kit , I still would have had to elongate that chassis and add the rear truck arm suspension.

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