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1976 Nascar Ford Torino W.I.P.

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  • Member since
    December, 2005
  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Saturday, March 30, 2019 6:58 AM

gloozalot
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!
 

 

Hey , George. Good to hear from you again. Haven't seen you posting much over at uhf. I like posting here because I lost a lot of my wips at a smaller forum when it went down so I figure a national magazine forum has a better shot at staying alive and preserving my wips.  

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    December, 2005
  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Saturday, March 30, 2019 6:59 AM

chucky

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

 

 

 

Thanks, Chucky. I really appreciate the feedback.

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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Saturday, March 30, 2019 7:16 AM

Still needs some more trimming and sanding but its starting to look more like an intake.

 

 

 

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    December, 2005
  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Sunday, March 31, 2019 1:04 PM

Added breathers, Found an air cleaner from spare parts, but needed to use my compass to make a disc for a bottom for the air cleaner. Put a rod in the top of the air cleaner so I can pose the engine with or without the air cleaner.

 

 

 

 

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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Tuesday, April 02, 2019 10:55 AM

I test fit the engine in the bay and after some cutting and sanding it fit pretty good. The hood will shut flush at this time but some how , sometimes after you attach the frame to the body the hood ends up not shutting flush any more. I have left some wiggle room to adjust for that if it happens. I added the headers and the distributor and driiled the holes for the spark plug wires. 

 

 

 

 

 

The headers came from the 429. I added  a short rod to the distributor to make it look more like the distributor in the ref picture I found.

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    September, 2013
  • From: Tacoma, Washington
Posted by Gary Davis on Tuesday, April 02, 2019 5:26 PM
Mark...I sure like watching your builds. This is really looking good my friend.

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 Wednesday, April 03, 2019 11:50 AM

Thanks, Gary. I just need to make a fire extinguisher , prep and prime the body and chassis and then do a bunch of painting and assemle this thing and see what I have.

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  • From: Tacoma, Washington
Posted by Gary Davis on Friday, April 05, 2019 3:27 PM

Well....I'm looking forward to seeing what you have ALSO!! LOL... I all ready know it's going to be good!

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

  • Member since
    December, 2005
  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Friday, April 05, 2019 4:07 PM

Thanks , Gary. I'm thinking it's going to look better then I thought it was when i decicded to do it. This is one of those holy grail cars I've always wanted to do but was too lazy to make the effort to do it. When I found those old glue bombs, it gave me an avenue to knock off three of my grails when this one is finished. Kind of like a bucket list in a modeling kind of way.

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    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Friday, April 05, 2019 4:33 PM

What an inspiration! I have a Nascar truck body just bought off ebay UK and an old nascar car kit and I'm hoping to do the same. Thanks for sharing, I'm following along.

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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Friday, April 05, 2019 5:08 PM

Thanks, Patrick. Looking forward to seeing your truck build.

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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Friday, April 05, 2019 5:22 PM

Removed mouldings, emblems, door handles side marker lights and added a fuel filler.

 

 

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    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Saturday, April 06, 2019 1:20 PM

It’s coming along nice, Tex. That engine really looks the part, and nice work on the intake. This thing is going to be cool. 

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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    December, 2005
  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Saturday, April 06, 2019 3:37 PM

Thanks, Trevor. I wish I had some aluminum metallizer paint for the intake but i ran out and my local hobby shop nor hobby lobby sells it anymore. 

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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Saturday, April 06, 2019 5:48 PM

Sanded the body with 1500 and then 2400 and its ready for the first primer coat and then some silver metallic to stop the red bleed through the final color.

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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Thursday, April 11, 2019 5:11 PM

got the chassis primed.

 

 

 

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  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Thursday, April 11, 2019 8:57 PM

I continue to be amazed!  Wow

chucky

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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Friday, April 12, 2019 8:01 AM

chucky

I continue to be amazed!  Wow

 

 

Appreciate the kind words , Chucky

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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Friday, April 12, 2019 5:31 PM
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Posted by texwardfan on Monday, April 15, 2019 5:40 PM
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Posted by texwardfan on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 5:17 PM

Wired the engine and finished the dash.

 

 

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  • From: West Bloomfield, MI
Posted by steveracer on Friday, April 19, 2019 11:28 AM

This is awesome detail to a rather boirng car!  Lots of detail in that chassis. Will watch the rest of the build.

This is fun % P
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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Friday, April 19, 2019 4:45 PM

Thanks, Steve. I really apprerciate the feed back.

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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Sunday, April 21, 2019 3:31 PM

Got some more done on the chassis. Added a fine mesh screen to the grille.

 

 

 

 

 

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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 12:57 PM

I forgot to add the tailight panel to the body before I primed it, so I added it later and decided I would just paint it silver with the rest of the body.  Bad choice, because when I painted the primer backover the silver the red bled through on the tailight panel. 

 

  

I will now have to paint the panel silver again and then prime it again to block the red coming through the final paint.

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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 1:00 PM

Here is what the body looks like primed.

 

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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 4:15 PM

The bumpers in the Starsky and Hutch kit come with bumper guards. When you remove them it leaves voids in the bumper. I decided that the rear bumper was wider on the model then the real car so since I'm going to have to re-do the bumpers anyway, I decided to shorten it at the bumper guard areas. I will putty the voids left in the front bumper and will also putty the rear bumper where all the pieces come back together. then I will alcladII them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Thursday, April 25, 2019 4:30 PM

I decided to go ahead and shorten the front bumper too. It just sticks out way too far side to side in the front. Probably took off a good quarter of an inch. there is also a void at each end of the panel between the body and the front bumper. I filled that in too. Dont understand why it was made that way.

 

 

Test fit the chassis to the body. Everything seems to fit well and I can close the hood with the air cleaner on.

 

 

  • Member since
    December, 2005
  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Saturday, April 27, 2019 5:18 PM

Got the bumpers dechromed and puttied. The chassis is done as far as I'm concerned, except for the exhaust, but I will do that after the body and chassis are together. I painted the body today so things should be coming together pretty soon.

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    January, 2011
  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Saturday, April 27, 2019 7:15 PM

Now itr's really coming together! Nice work on narrowing the bumpers and eliminating the guards. The 1:1 cars of this era had rubber filler panels between the bumper and fenders as well as across the bumper top, usually painted body color. (These cars had "bumper shocks" to mount them to the body with 5mph compliance.) This probably explains the large gaps that you needed to fill. Looking forward to the end product, as always! Dinner

chucky

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