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PostSubject: 1968 Ford Drag Team   Wed 19 Mar 2014, 2:07 am

Hi gang, I found these when I was looking for some thing, they are almost done so I'm going to do just that.

The 1968 Ford Drag Team ( 4 68 Mustang's )
Driver's were; Gas Ronda, Bill Lawton, Hubert Platt and Dyno Don.



Here is the kit I used for them



Engines done



Int. done



Chassis done


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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Ford Drag Team   Wed 19 Mar 2014, 2:34 am

Here are the body's painted in White and sitting on the chassis



Body's with decals on
Bill Lawton, kit decals



Hubert Platt



Dyno Don



and Gas Ronda



Don't even have the kit started for Gas Ronda's car but it's painted and decaled.
Have to do the front bumpers and grille's and headlights, rear tail lights and bumpers, then finish putting them together   

Thanks for looking and comments are always welcome   

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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Ford Drag Team   Wed 19 Mar 2014, 10:00 am

Nice lookin team set !
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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Ford Drag Team   Wed 19 Mar 2014, 2:15 pm

Great work so far, John. The engines, bodies and chassis look neat and clean.

  
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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Ford Drag Team   Wed 19 Mar 2014, 10:50 pm

WHOA THERE! I see even a fuel line/pump running from the tank. Most excellent work and what a team of drivers!
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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Ford Drag Team   Thu 20 Mar 2014, 11:03 am

Holy assembly line Batman! And with the quality control boys doin' a fine job too.
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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Ford Drag Team   Thu 20 Mar 2014, 1:42 pm

Are you going to build a Team Hauler for all of them?
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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Ford Drag Team   Thu 20 Mar 2014, 3:53 pm

Nice setup !
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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Ford Drag Team   Thu 20 Mar 2014, 11:28 pm

dogfish7 wrote:
Are you going to build a Team Hauler for all of them?

I'm not sure if they had a Hauler in 68    I know in 69 they did   
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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Ford Drag Team   Thu 20 Mar 2014, 11:54 pm

You have a regular production line going here John.

Good looking engines.

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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Ford Drag Team   Fri 21 Mar 2014, 12:20 am

I like the look of this project..... And yes, I agree.... The engines are particularly nicely done!
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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Ford Drag Team   Fri 21 Mar 2014, 10:30 pm

I have a Revell Bill Lawton Mustang started,
which I must get it finished one day.
..NICE set of cars, and of course I'll be 'borrowing' a few of your ideas !

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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Ford Drag Team   Sat 22 Mar 2014, 4:44 pm

dadooronron wrote:
I have a Revell Bill Lawton Mustang started,
which I must get it finished one day.
..NICE set of cars, and of course I'll be 'borrowing' a few of your ideas !


Ron, look at your kit and check the clear parts tree cause the clear headlight lenses where not on any of the 10 - 68 Mustang GT kits I have    You can get them from Revell by going to the web site www.revell.com to find out how to order them.

Take your time on this kit and test fit every thing, the hood is too wide and needs fitted and some others that I don't remember right now put will put a post when I do   
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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Ford Drag Team   Sat 22 Mar 2014, 5:11 pm

Thanks John, I've painted the car - but not checked the bonnet fit (or headlight lenses).
Maybe I should have test fitted first, but I often dive straight in and hope all is well.
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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Ford Drag Team   Sat 22 Mar 2014, 5:54 pm

Dyno Don's together









It's not finished, have to wait till I get the headlight lenses in from Revell to get them completed.
Working on the Bill Lawton one next   
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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Ford Drag Team   Sat 22 Mar 2014, 6:20 pm

Ron, this is what I did to get things fitting good
1. Inside the roof there are 4 pins, remove the 2 front pins so the glass will fit right
2. the body. chassis guides on the body and the ones on the chassis got cut to half the length, so it's easier to get together and sit lower on the chassis.
In the picture you'll see red dots as to the location I'm talking about



The guide at the rear gets cut also and I filled the hole in the chassis that the screw goes into, I didn't use the screws at all for assembly. Hope this will help with your build and make it a little easier to do
  
I didn't use the front axle either, goes through the eng. block, used a plastic rod for the axle and filled the hole on the eng. block and made mounts for the engine to sit on. Can't think of any other major issues right now but if I do I'll post them so you'll know   
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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Ford Drag Team   Sat 22 Mar 2014, 9:15 pm

I've not got that far as yet - but I have found my headlamp lenses, thanks for the info, will do !
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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Ford Drag Team   Sat 22 Mar 2014, 10:05 pm

Wow John ........... those Mustangs are impressive .............. even if they are Mustangs  

Your work on these kits has really been impressive ......... can't wait to see all four  
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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Ford Drag Team   Sat 22 Mar 2014, 11:24 pm

Looking good John. Nice mods too.

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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Ford Drag Team   Sun 23 Mar 2014, 12:51 am

I was kind of happy back in the day, when the top drivers brought their skills to actual near stock class racers. You've done a super job recreating one of the teams. Imagine the real thing taking on all comers and the diorama it would make! THANX a lot!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Ford Drag Team   Sun 23 Mar 2014, 5:01 am

Thanks for the nice comments guys   
I forgot to post Dyno Don's eng. bay



Here is Bill Lawton's car











and here is both together



got a little more to do to Hubert Platt's car but will finish it up tomorrow   
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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Ford Drag Team   Sun 23 Mar 2014, 9:06 am

Your'e cracking on with these John. Well done.

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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Ford Drag Team   Sun 23 Mar 2014, 5:12 pm

Great looking group. Or is it a Herd? Looking good john.
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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Ford Drag Team   Sun 23 Mar 2014, 7:17 pm

Hubert Platt's car







here are some out side pictures







and the trio



with Gas Ronda's shell



I'm going to start Gas Ronda's chassis some time this summer and will do these 2 at that time also

Rye Ford - Driver; Dinny Lyons



and Foulger Ford - Driver; Tom Stafford. This is Dyno Don's car that they bought after The Winter National's in 1968



When I get the other 2 done I might do some more detailing on all of them, have to see how things go first.   

Thanks for looking and the nice comments   
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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Ford Drag Team   Mon 24 Mar 2014, 10:32 pm

Awesome! The Three Amigos!
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