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1970 Torino GT Convertible

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1970 Torino GT Convertible
Posted by vince311 on Saturday, March 11, 2017 8:58 PM

Here goes nothing! Looking to build an accurate tribute to my 1:1 Torino. 351c-2v, bench, C4 auto, dual exhaust, 9" rear end, magnum wheels, hideaways. 

The Revell Torino GT kit gives me a good start. Though the rear deck is going to need a lot of massaging. Already getting some great tips on this forum.

  

Tags: 1970 , 351c , convertible , ford , GT , oregon , red , torino
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  • From: flushing NY
Posted by montelsc on Sunday, March 12, 2017 8:33 AM

Once you remove the roof and smooth down those rear pillars the rest is simple 

remember the boot hides alot are you going to have a uptop ??

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Posted by vince311 on Sunday, March 12, 2017 9:01 AM
I've seen a couple done. Definitely seems doable. Assuming the deck lid rear edge can be sanded down to have a nice radius as well. I'd love to be able to do a hybrid, but top up and then just the boot. Might be too much to ask...
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  • From: flushing NY
Posted by montelsc on Sunday, March 12, 2017 9:07 AM

If you want to add a uptop the 59 cadi has the best tops just needs some shapeing to fit the torino

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  • From: Kamloops,Canada
Posted by mclovin on Sunday, March 12, 2017 11:41 PM

There was a resin company a couple years ago that offered a resin convertible, i think it was missing link resin,hopefully someone else remembers the name.

"to love it ,is to live it"

 http://public.fotki.com/convertible-fan/

 

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  • From: Chicago Il.
Posted by rickcaps55 on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 9:42 AM

Hi your right it's missinglink resin it's a great trans kit i have it. The detale is great and Kevin uses the white resin it's lighter and looks like plactic and it's a hole lot better then cutting up the hadr top.

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Posted by vince311 on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 9:54 AM

Thanks guys! Indeed, not having to chop up the fastback   Would be ideal. I'll try to get in touch, see if I can acquire a body.

rickcaps55

Hi your right it's missinglink resin it's a great trans kit i have it. The detale is great and Kevin uses the white resin it's lighter and looks like plactic and it's a hole lot better then cutting up the hadr top.

 

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  • From: Portland Oregon: Tree Country. Most beautiful area on the West coast.
Posted by Treehugger Dave on Friday, March 24, 2017 9:45 PM

Beautiful 1 to 1. Should make into a gorgeous build.

Love it.

I love Mecum Auctions and Barrett/Jackson auctions and what would I do without Ebay.

 

 

                                     

 

 

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  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Friday, March 24, 2017 10:17 PM

Treehugger Dave

Beautiful 1 to 1. Should make into a gorgeous build.

Love it. 

Agreed! That's a gorgeous car, and seems a first class restoration, too. Did you do the restoration, Vince?

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

Trevor

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Posted by vince311 on Friday, March 24, 2017 10:28 PM

Thank you! This is my first restoration. I definitely know where each nut and bolt goes :-) i farmed out the body/paint....and a few other technical items. Took about 5 years.

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Posted by SuperFord97 on Monday, April 03, 2017 10:50 AM

You are doing exactly what I was thinking, in which cutting off the roof of the revell 70 and converting to convertible.

Want something done right, you got to do it yourself.

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Posted by vince311 on Saturday, April 08, 2017 7:41 PM

Looks like Testors 1204 is very close to the body color. Ford called "Medium red" in 1970, or code T. 

 

I also found a very close match for the convertible up top. In the bright sun, one would say it's white. But it's definitely an off white. I think it was called "Ford White" back in the day. Heirloom white from Rustoleum appears to be dead on.

convertible top color 

Going to use the 351C from the Mach 1 kit (once I find one)

351c source kit

 

Got my staggered BFGs from Fireball. Real rubber with the raised letters. 

 A forum member hooked me up with some very close seat belts. 

Another forum member found a perfect steering wheel. I'll end up creating a decal for the center emblem (as seen below). 

Tags: ford , convertible , 1970 , torino , paint
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Posted by dimaxion on Sunday, April 09, 2017 2:15 PM

The '70 Mustang is a 1/24 Sale Kit from Monogram , Revelle now packages . A resin Engine is out there , just who , I don't know . The FoMoCO Code T for 1970 name is Candyapple Red . I bought a Large Aerosol in Auto Tpouch up yeaars ago . It stayed in the FoMOCO Pallet for decades . In some of he Car lines , it is named Counter Revolutionary Red . These Factory colors can be found at <http://www.autocolorlibrary.com/aclchip.aspx?image=1970-Ford-pg01.jpg for your '70 Torino . I am watching this anticipating success .. Thanx .. 

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Posted by mini man on Sunday, April 09, 2017 3:14 PM

Looks very close to a euro Ford colour - colorado red if it helps!

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

 

U.K.

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Posted by aliasT.W. on Sunday, April 09, 2017 7:58 PM

Vince, if you can't find a'70 stang you might want to check out the '77 AMT mustang (it's 1/25th scale), best 351c I've seen in scale.T.W.

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Posted by dimaxion on Monday, April 10, 2017 10:10 AM

You are appearently doing a Re-Paint on the 1:1 . Why not Air Brush the actual Auto Paint on this ? Test it on the cut of roof to find the primer to stop any 'crazing' of the plastic . This should get you to the right Primer . Although , since Lead was removed from Paints , the 'crazing problem is virtually non-existant . Thanx .. 

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Posted by vince311 on Monday, April 10, 2017 1:55 PM

thanks for the note. Indeed, this will be a tribute to my 1:1. Air brushing isn't a skill i have as of yet. I do have med. red touch up paint...hmmm. I think Orange peel is more likely to be my issue. I have some time to test....as the resin model is apparently a 9 week wait...sigh. 

dimaxion

You are appearently doing a Re-Paint on the 1:1 . Why not Air Brush the actual Auto Paint on this ? Test it on the cut of roof to find the primer to stop any 'crazing' of the plastic . This should get you to the right Primer . Although , since Lead was removed from Paints , the 'crazing problem is virtually non-existant . Thanx .. 

 

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Posted by vince311 on Monday, April 17, 2017 11:28 AM

Ended up purchasing the resin body from Motor City. unfortunately, it's 9 weeks out. But...that should give me plenty of time to track down other pieces. 

Tags: resin torino
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Posted by vince311 on Monday, May 15, 2017 4:21 PM

Finally got my hands on a 351c motor. Probably would have been easier to just buy the damn resin kit. Such as it is, this one is from the revell Mach 1 kit.  I tracked down the correct valve covers (BNL resin) and the air cleaner (not sure the source). Will be pickup up a distributor with wires. I'm sure there will be some other details to figure out.

One known detail to resolve....I need to find the oil filler cap. Anyone seen these offered (second pic)?

 

 

 

1970 351c engine

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Posted by aliasT.W. on Monday, May 15, 2017 5:03 PM

Looks like you'll have to find a C4 auto. trans also.(that's a 4 speed) Bill.

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Posted by Moparlover64 on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 10:20 AM

The 1to1 is awsome always liked that body style especially the gt, convertable, and the gt ranchero. Heck I even like the hard top this should be a fun build to watch good luck happy modeling

Moparlover64

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  • From: flushing NY
Posted by montelsc on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 11:47 AM

you can take a nice detailed oil filter and cut the top off

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Posted by aliasT.W. on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 9:05 PM

montelsc

you can take a nice detailed oil filter and cut the top off

 now that's a good idea. Bill.Yes

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Posted by vince311 on Thursday, July 13, 2017 12:38 PM

Finally got my resin body in the mail. Looks good. this should be interesting.

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