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PostSubject: 64 Grand Turismo Omologata   Mon 24 Nov 2014, 6:16 pm

That's what G T O stands for  

I'm planning on building this stock so I stuck it here.

The new Polar Lights 64 GTO snap kit which is well detailed and a lot of parts that come in 3 colors so here is the run down on the kit

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White parts, body and int.



just the body



Blue engine parts and they have parts for either a 3/2 set up or dual 4's



Black parts, Frame and chassis





Chrome parts



Chrome wheels, tires and windshield



and the all important destruction sheet and decals



I'm impressed with the detail and how clean the parts are and will find out about any fit issues and let you all know about them. Might go get a couple more just for the heck of it. Will be using this for a filler for when I have some thing drying or some thing like that
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PostSubject: Re: 64 Grand Turismo Omologata   Mon 24 Nov 2014, 6:34 pm

Wow, I never seen a snap kit before, tbh I expected no sprue's at all just like a diecast with perhaps a few screws.. Im impressed
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PostSubject: Re: 64 Grand Turismo Omologata   Mon 24 Nov 2014, 6:44 pm

Looks a nice kit, Wish i could come across things like this .... look forward to seeing progress.


P.s. ... being 1/4 Italian can i be pedantic and point out that it's "Gran" not "Grand"
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PostSubject: Re: 64 Grand Turismo Omologata   Mon 24 Nov 2014, 7:36 pm

I always thought it was Gas Tires and Oil
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PostSubject: Re: 64 Grand Turismo Omologata   Mon 24 Nov 2014, 7:51 pm

Looks like a good kit. Way better than the snap kits the grand kids have built.
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PostSubject: Re: 64 Grand Turismo Omologata   Mon 24 Nov 2014, 8:46 pm

My problem with the kit is that some of the parts must have been jiggled when molded as they look kinda fuzzy... Seriously it looks like a great kit. Interested to see it come together.
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PostSubject: Re: 64 Grand Turismo Omologata   Mon 24 Nov 2014, 11:13 pm

Well I started the engine and found some fit problems, the pins for the block half's are fine but after that the oil pan and front cover pins are off so I just removed them and glued them on and I glued the block half's together also



the heads are a different story, they have 2 tabs coming down from them but for them to fit right I took the rear tab off and cut the front one in half ( in picture marked in red ) and on the block there is a tab sticking up for the bottom of the head to go well it's down too low so I removed it also ( in picture marked in red )



the exhaust manifolds are molded with the heads and after I get the other head put on I'll see how the intake fits.

So far I would say this is NOT a newbie first kit by any means, it has good detail on the parts but may be a 3rd or 4th kit.
Will update when I get more done and thanks for looking
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PostSubject: Re: 64 Grand Turismo Omologata   Mon 24 Nov 2014, 11:21 pm

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P.s.  ... being 1/4 Italian can i be pedantic and point out that it's "Gran" not "Grand"

That's how they had it spelt on line and Pontiac spells it Grand also unless your talking about the Pontiac Gran Am
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PostSubject: Re: 64 Grand Turismo Omologata   Tue 25 Nov 2014, 3:27 am

Making good progress. I like it when a builder shows the short comings in a kit and how they over came them.
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PostSubject: Re: 64 Grand Turismo Omologata   Tue 25 Nov 2014, 5:29 pm

It looks like they put the tail housing on the trans upside down.
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PostSubject: Re: 64 Grand Turismo Omologata   Wed 26 Nov 2014, 12:38 am

heepey wrote:
It looks like they put the tail housing on the trans upside down.

It sure looks that way, thanks I never noticed it Wonder what would happen it I cut it and turned it on top like it should be
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PostSubject: Re: 64 Grand Turismo Omologata   Wed 26 Nov 2014, 12:49 am

Never new there was a snappie of this car.

Don't ya just love those built in headers.

You will crack it John, I know.

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PostSubject: Re: 64 Grand Turismo Omologata   Wed 26 Nov 2014, 2:41 am

Seems like flipping over the tail shaft is a lot of work that no one would notice. The kinda thing I would spend a day or two on.
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PostSubject: Re: 64 Grand Turismo Omologata   Wed 26 Nov 2014, 3:44 am

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Never new there was a snappie of this car.

Don't ya just love those built in headers.

You will crack it John, I know.

It's a new release Al. Released about a month or two ago

I don't really care for the built in headers but I'm building this one stock so they will work
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PostSubject: Re: 64 Grand Turismo Omologata   Wed 26 Nov 2014, 3:52 am

Dave from Pleasanton wrote:
Seems like flipping over the tail shaft is a lot of work that no one would notice.  The kinda thing I would spend a day or two on.

It might be but I'd know it correct and I'm NOT a rivet counter, I'll find out what happens

You must be a faster builder than I am if only a day or two
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PostSubject: Re: 64 Grand Turismo Omologata   Wed 26 Nov 2014, 4:25 am

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You must be a faster builder than I am if only a day or two  

I meant a day or two to swap the tail piece. Not build the whole kit. Ask around, I never finish anything.
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PostSubject: Re: 64 Grand Turismo Omologata   Wed 26 Nov 2014, 3:02 pm

Thats a great kit for a snappie !!
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PostSubject: Re: 64 Grand Turismo Omologata   Thu 27 Nov 2014, 3:31 am

I would not call this kit a snappie cause it is NOT.

Cut off the tail shaft and turned it around so it looks better





put on the other head after the mods and put the intake on which with a very light sanding on the sides went in place with just a little push. Dug out the frame and this is what it looked like





after spending some time on the clean up here is what it looks like now



Had to see what she looked like so did a mock up on the chassis and put the wheels together, there is two sets of rims you can use so I made 2 of each set to see which one I liked better for the stock version





the second set you can't see that good so here is a close up



I'm leaning towards the second set right now, the wire wheels with the spinners might look better and are factory looking which they did have. What do you guys think ??

Be giving the run down on the chassis on the next up date

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PostSubject: Re: 64 Grand Turismo Omologata   Thu 27 Nov 2014, 3:51 am

I prefer the spoke wheels to the wire wheels.
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PostSubject: Re: 64 Grand Turismo Omologata   Thu 27 Nov 2014, 10:10 am

I agree with Dave.

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PostSubject: Re: 64 Grand Turismo Omologata   Thu 27 Nov 2014, 5:01 pm

Spoke wheel is what I'd pick. Might look entirely different if you did a black wash to them. Could be a game changer.
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PostSubject: Re: 64 Grand Turismo Omologata   Thu 27 Nov 2014, 5:15 pm

Either wire or spoke wheels would look more real with a wash of some dark paint and, if possible, lug nuts in "steel" color.  Snap kits I had no respect for, then I saw what some folks could do with them.  Also, some rare cars were/are made only in "snap" form.  
For a good write up on the original Ferrari 250 GTO, there's a nice wiki. funny that in the 2 years it was made, the output was a mere 39 cars. The values at auction over the years are eye-popping too. Here's the link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferrari_250_GTO. Good luck with the Pontiac, which sold a few more than 39 that year!
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PostSubject: Re: 64 Grand Turismo Omologata   Mon 01 Dec 2014, 1:32 am

Thanks guy's for the comments and input  

Got some done on the frame and chassis, every hole that the frame goes into needed to be opened up so in would fit with a # 11 blade and when you get that done there is a fit issue with the front wheel well, a gap at the bottom



it took a little while to find out why, their is a ridge on the chassis part that is holding it up ( marked in red in the picture )



The interior  tub has the front wheel wells on in and I was fitting them together when I found this. Removed the ridge until even with the chassis and took a little off of the tunnel on the inside and this is what you have



Just a tiny gap at the front which will go away when you GLUE them together.  got those parts put together with white glue and are drying now and have the rear end in place so I can put the wheels back on and the body to check the stance before I go any further. The only thing I can about this kit is who ever called it a snap kit was on some thing, has more issues than the glue kits  

Will up date again in a little while when I get more done or figured out on a fit issue and thanks for looking  
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PostSubject: Re: 64 Grand Turismo Omologata   Mon 01 Dec 2014, 2:35 am

Here is what she looks like on the stance



and for reference here are a couple 1:1 GTO's









I would say that the body needs to be lowered just not sure right now how much
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PostSubject: Re: 64 Grand Turismo Omologata   Mon 01 Dec 2014, 2:37 am

I would agree...on both counts.
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