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#1 Jairus

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Posted 12 November 2022 - 03:04 PM

These two were built for Nesta Szabo (68 Caddy here on the forum).  He painted the bodies and I built and assembled the chassis.

First up is a Jail Door type in-line for the Jag.  The chassis is an ISO type with the motor and guide allowed to have 1/16" drop with respect to the outriggers and front axle.

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The body is a 1/25th scale by Monogram from 1978.  The interior pan is  constructed from the dash, tops of the door panels with a sheet styrene base and the tops of the front seats.  Wheel inserts are from the model kit.


Now, the Nissan Fairlady 240Z, which is a 1/24th scale Fujimi model kit. The interior was built pretty much the same way using the dash, tops of the door panels, one seat back and a driver.  However, since the car is larger it allowed for a deeper interior which also got a roll bar and other details.

The chassis layout is a 2 rail anglewinder with tilting pans.

 

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Respectfully submitted, Jairus B:)


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#2 Larry Horner

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Posted 12 November 2022 - 03:44 PM

The Z is a cool car too but I LOVE the Jag!  :good:



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Posted 12 November 2022 - 04:58 PM

I too admire both cars.

 

Excellent Jairus!

 

If I may please say, I hope Nesta is doing well!

 

Thank you Jairus.

 

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Posted 12 November 2022 - 06:30 PM

Love 'em!  :dance3:  :D


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Posted 12 November 2022 - 06:55 PM

I like the "Z". In the 70s there was quite a large "Z" club operating in the Bay State. I owned a bronze '75.


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