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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 Wednesday, August 14, 2019 7:41 AM

bump

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    December, 2005
  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Friday, May 17, 2019 5:49 PM

Finally finished. The finished pictures are in a new thread about Dale Earnhardt's 1976 Ford.

 

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    December, 2005
  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Monday, May 13, 2019 6:27 PM

Its finished except for the hood and trunk pins. I just need to touch them up with silver/ chrome paint and then future the model . Should be tommorow  for sure. Eventually you will see a new discussion topic with a little history on the car and the final photos.

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    December, 2005
  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Saturday, May 11, 2019 9:14 AM

Just need to add the fairing at  the end of the rear bumpers, decals, hood and trunk pins and finally the future and this baby will be done.

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    December, 2005
  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Wednesday, May 08, 2019 4:33 PM

Got the exhaust on yesterday and installed the tire /wheel assemblys today. Just need to bmf the windshield and back glass mouldings . Install the bumpers, grille, headlight and tailight covers, back glass straps, put some aluminum around the rear bumper ends. Install the decals, spoiler and air dam, and finally the hood and trunk pins. I always end up knocking the hood pins off when Im decalling so I let that be the last thing I do.

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    December, 2005
  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Monday, May 06, 2019 4:34 PM

Got the body mated to the chassis yesterday and allcladII the bumpers today I also made front air dam and rear spoiler yesterday. Happy with the way the body and chassis went together.

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    December, 2005
  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Saturday, May 04, 2019 5:33 AM

Thanks, Retroeguy. I copied it from a 1:1 replica car of junie donlevys 76 ford. Hopefully the builder of that car got it right. Its hard to find actual photos of cars from back then with the hoods up. I was able to find more actual shots of engines from the sixtys then engines from the seventys.

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Posted by retroeguy on Saturday, May 04, 2019 1:26 AM

the manifold is a work of art

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Posted by retroeguy on Saturday, May 04, 2019 1:25 AM
the manifold is truly a work of art
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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Friday, May 03, 2019 5:25 PM

Thanks, Trevor and JR. I really appreciate the feedback.

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    March, 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, May 03, 2019 6:09 AM

Looked through the WIP and I am very impressed with your detail and scratch skills. Nice work! Looking forward to the finished project! CoolThumbs Up

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Wednesday, May 01, 2019 4:45 PM

Looking forward to it, Tex. 

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 Wednesday, May 01, 2019 10:45 AM

I dont think I can post anymore wip pics because it will give away the identity of the build. I'm sure a lot of you have already figured it out, but actually at this point it could be 3 different cars. I like to keep the reveal to the end when I post the finished pictures. 

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    December, 2005
  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Sunday, April 28, 2019 6:59 AM

Thanks, Chucky and Retroe. 

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  • From: rosendale,ny
Posted by retroeguy on Sunday, April 28, 2019 1:14 AM

nice job on the manifold,I tried my hand at making a bathtub manifold,it turned out relativly good just needs minor details and going to try and making copies...

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    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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    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.

 

 

 

 

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    December, 2005
  • 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.

 

 

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    December, 2005
  • 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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    December, 2005
  • 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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    December, 2005
  • 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.

  • Member since
    December, 2005
  • 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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    December, 2005
  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Friday, April 19, 2019 4:45 PM

Thanks, Steve. I really apprerciate the feed back.

  • Member since
    December, 2004
  • 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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    December, 2005
  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 5:17 PM

Wired the engine and finished the dash.

 

 

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    December, 2005
  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Monday, April 15, 2019 5:40 PM
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    December, 2005
  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Friday, April 12, 2019 5:31 PM
  • Member since
    December, 2005
  • 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: 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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