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69 Grandprix resto finished pics 9/30/17

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69 Grandprix resto finished pics 9/30/17
Posted by montelsc on Saturday, September 30, 2017 10:00 AM

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Posted by Goofy62 on Saturday, September 30, 2017 2:56 PM

Looks nice!

I have one of these kits to build to replicate my 1:1.

The only question that I have with your example is, what are the 2 white "boxes" under the hood?

I understand that the one on the passenger side would be the washer bottle.

It's just a little out of position.

Should be up closer to the radiator.

The large one on the drivers side has me puzzled.

Nothing like that exists on the real car.

 

Steve

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Posted by oldcarguy on Saturday, September 30, 2017 4:40 PM

Hi ;

I like it . Now here's a bit of trivia for you .Which four real cars had hoods that required four grown men to carry back in that year . I will give you a clue , They were all top of the line autos . O.C.G.

gjgeracci
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Posted by oldcarguy on Saturday, September 30, 2017 4:41 PM

 Steve ;

 Some did indeed have the Radiator overflow bottle that far back .They changed it about four months into the year .

gjgeracci
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Posted by TnT on Saturday, September 30, 2017 7:30 PM

Really nice looking. 

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Posted by Goofy62 on Sunday, October 01, 2017 12:00 AM

oldcarguy

 Steve ;

 Some did indeed have the Radiator overflow bottle that far back .They changed it about four months into the year .

 

Never seen one.

One omission that should be addressed in this kit is the air conditioning components.

As far as I know, they pretty much all had factory air.

I'll be working on a solution for that when I build mine as well.

 

Steve

 

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Posted by Goofy62 on Sunday, October 01, 2017 12:03 AM

Another bit of trivia.

Who knows where the "Model J" and "Model SJ" monikers came from?

 

Steve

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Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, October 01, 2017 7:04 AM

Very nice!

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Posted by montelsc on Sunday, October 01, 2017 8:45 AM

Thanks for all the comments fellas

Goofy is that your grandprix ?? beautiful im eating my heart out at this minute

i put the washer and coolant bottles in just to fill the eng bay had i put them were they should be you,d never see them under that monster shroud i like to make the eng bay look full

 

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Posted by dimaxion on Sunday, October 01, 2017 1:12 PM

Goofy62

Another bit of trivia.

Who knows where the "Model J" and "Model SJ" monikers came from?

   Dusenbergh Model J (natuarlly aspired) and Model SJ (Supercharged Model J) . The Panache of the Classics was intended for the GP Line . Why not the ultimate in the Day ? "It's a doozie" is still part of our Language today .  

   Quite a beautiful replica . All the things I rember about this MY are here .. "Whers's the keys ?"   Thanx .. 

   PS : Spell check fails yet again .. 

 

Steve

 

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Posted by Goofy62 on Sunday, October 01, 2017 1:39 PM

montelsc

Thanks for all the comments fellas

Goofy is that your grandprix ?? beautiful im eating my heart out at this minute

i put the washer and coolant bottles in just to fill the eng bay had i put them were they should be you,d never see them under that monster shroud i like to make the eng bay look full

 

 

I understand.

That's where the "behemouth" GM air conditioning system comes in.

They take up all most as much room as the engine itself!

 

No, this is not the engine compartment in my car. Wink

 

Steve

 

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The MPC kit could really use some modifications on the radiator brace/shroud area as well.

It's highly inaccurate.

 

Steve

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by montelsc on Sunday, October 01, 2017 5:12 PM

Just remember mpc is not around anymore these are original issue kits 

very rare and high priced i payed good $$$ for the condition this was in 

maybe for the box as well if they reissue kits like these to more proper specs the originals will lose value 

for example the 70 bonneville i also have a 71 GP that il soon be doing some detailing on

 

an a/c compressor would be nice though

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Posted by Goofy62 on Sunday, October 01, 2017 7:33 PM

montelsc

Just remember mpc is not around anymore these are original issue kits 

very rare and high priced i payed good $$$ for the condition this was in

 

I understand that.

I'm talking about building modifications, not mods to the tooling.

The '69 Grand Prix molds are surely long gone, never to return, so it will be up to us builders to do a few corrections in key areas.

I'm justing planning on being quite meticulous when I build mine being as I have a 1:1 which translates to plenty of reference material.

 

Steve

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Posted by oldcarguy on Thursday, November 09, 2017 7:48 AM

Well ;

 That's simple The S and SJ came from the Deusenberg line ! O.C.G.

gjgeracci
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Posted by oldcarguy on Thursday, November 09, 2017 7:50 AM

Hey Goofy :

   Gotta tell you this . On my Wife,s Monte Carlo ( 72 ) and my T-Bird ( 72 ) the radiator overflow was put anywhere they seemed to put it . With all the hardware and the humongous shrouds there wasn't much room .

 Also on my 77 Grand Marquis it was Under the shroud end , making it almost impossible to get to. O.C.G

gjgeracci
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Posted by oldcarguy on Thursday, November 09, 2017 7:54 AM

 

 How Dare You ! Showing ma a driveable G.P. and not giving me the keys and title .Shame -Shame ! Nice looking car though 

gjgeracci
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Posted by Goofy62 on Thursday, November 09, 2017 9:54 AM

oldcarguy

Hey Goofy :

   Gotta tell you this . On my Wife,s Monte Carlo ( 72 ) and my T-Bird ( 72 ) the radiator overflow was put anywhere they seemed to put it . With all the hardware and the humongous shrouds there wasn't much room .

 Also on my 77 Grand Marquis it was Under the shroud end , making it almost impossible to get to. O.C.G

 

My '69 GP had no radiator over flow.

 

Steve

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Posted by oldcarguy on Friday, November 10, 2017 8:42 AM

Yeah ! 

There was that too . Imagine my surprise when My daughter couldn't find her Windshield washer bottle or Overflow bottle ! Neither one had been installed , on her La Ti Dah Mercedes !

 Dealer apologised and put the darned things in . I never had a G.M. Or Ford product with parts forgotten in assembly ! Especially parts that obvious !

gjgeracci
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Posted by mini man on Friday, November 10, 2017 10:58 AM

oldcarguy

 Dealer apologised and put the darned things in . I never Ford product with parts forgotten in assembly ! Especially parts that obvious !

 

Ford are good at 'mis builds' though (used to work for 'em) suh as buttons with nothing to operate..The first 500 mk3 Focus had cruise control by mistake and one day there was a Ka delivered with body coloured bumpers,only one was body colour though,tother being grey plastic......

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.

P.S.N.I. Officer.

 

 

 

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Posted by Oldcarfan27 on Monday, January 29, 2018 12:47 AM

oldcarguy

Well ;

 That's simple The S and SJ came from the Deusenberg line ! O.C.G.

 

Also, according to an article I once read, the Duesenberg was also John DeLorean's (yes, that DeLorean) inspiration for the entire car. That's why it has such a long hood that goes to a point. Notice the grille and bumper mimic the look and shape of that 1930s Classic's grille. Later years even had the boattail trunk added to the style. And check out the stock domed hubcaps, with circular rings that copy the full wheels of the "Duesy". That's also why most of the original paint colors offered for the 69 GP were subdued shades, meant to evoke classic elegance.

Back then General Motor's designers put a lot of thought and consideration into each line and detail of the cars they were creating. Unlike today where corporate bigwigs and computer software engineers make all the decisions of what cars they think we want. That's why they end up all looking the same with no individual character or uniqueness.

I wish cars today were designed by people instead of computers. 

"I keep trying to complete my junkyard diorama, but everytime I add more clunkers, I get the nagging urge to pull them out and restore them!!!

Romans 3:23-25

John 14:6-7

 

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