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1970 Torino GT Convertible

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    August, 2015
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
  • Member since
    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.

  • Member since
    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

  • Member since
    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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