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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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    September, 2011
  • 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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    August, 2015
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...
  • Member since
    September, 2011
  • 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

  • Member since
    August, 2007
  • 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/

 

  • Member since
    January, 2004
  • 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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    August, 2015
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.

 

  • Member since
    December, 2007
  • From: Oregon: Tree Country.
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.

I bought all the model stuff I wanted for Christmas because no one else would spend that much on me Laugh Laugh

 

                                     

 

 

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • 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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    August, 2015
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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    March, 2017
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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    August, 2015
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
  • Member since
    June, 2015
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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    August, 2016
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.

  • Member since
    April, 2017
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 .. 

  • Member since
    August, 2015
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 .. 

 

  • Member since
    August, 2015
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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