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Posted 17 May 2007 - 04:12 PM

Rick, may you forgive those who don't know what they are talking about!

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Posted 17 May 2007 - 05:19 PM

And Edo, may you and Swiss be forgiven the blasphemy of portraying Dan Gurney with a white helmet. :x ;)

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Posted 17 May 2007 - 05:24 PM

Kaiser Edolf will be made to pay for this outrage! :mrgreen:

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Posted 17 May 2007 - 05:33 PM

Dennis and Philippe,

In Edo's defense, the Cox instruction sheet's painting instructions specify a white helmet. :shock: I am leaning toward making my car look more like a Cox Gurney Stocker than a scale version of Dan's real car. Be this as it may, I can only carry this ruse so far. Therefore, I will not be painting my little feetless driver's helmet white. :mrgreen:

This brings me to the question of what color Dan's helmet was? Was it black or a very dark blue or ???? :?

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Posted 17 May 2007 - 05:42 PM

In Edo's defense, the Cox instruction sheet's painting instructions specify a white helmet.

That's for the main driver for the car, Curtis Turner. Dan only drove the car ONCE, at riverside. Of course, as the Riversidemeister, he let everyone of them hillbillies in his dust. :lol:

Dan's helmet at that time (but not today) was very dark blue, nearly black. It was made by Buco. Later Dan switched to Bell after Buco ran into financial difficulties and was absorbed by another company.

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Posted 17 May 2007 - 07:57 PM

Has the real Gurney stocker been restored by anyone? :?: :)

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Posted 17 May 2007 - 11:35 PM

If you are talking about the 1966 Riverside winner, nope, it no longer exists or at least has not been found yet. After the 1966 season it was probably sold to some hillbilly who wore it out in Kentucky's roundy-round Friday night races . . . until it got smashed or rusted to extinction. I know that someone made a replica of it.

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Posted 18 May 2007 - 09:50 PM

Mr P: There is an awfully fine slot racing facility in Kentucky . . . as well as a C&W karaoke bar near by with some VERY healthy-appearing local female talent.

Note: it was common practice in that era to build the current season's car from what was left of last year's car. For all we know, some bits of the Gurney car may still be competing in Nextel Cup.

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Posted 18 May 2007 - 11:32 PM

May be the dash-mounted rabbit foot for good luck? :)

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 02:32 PM

The chassis was polished in the tumbler and everything assembled. Here's the rolling chassis:

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The body sits on the chassis nice and LOW:

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I'm still waiting for the resin interior to get here then I post a picture of all the parts for Jairus to check out . . .
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Posted 20 May 2007 - 03:44 PM

:)
Looks good in red even . . . or how about black with flames? :lol:

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 03:48 PM

JW . . . flat black?

RT. Certainly something to aspire to. :shock:
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Posted 20 May 2007 - 04:06 PM

How about this:

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 06:30 PM

Great job on the chassis, Rick! :)

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 07:33 AM

I know this is an old (and great) thread, but I was trawing through 'Gurney Galaxie' posts looking for some info on colors for the body.

Sure, red and white... but is there a red and white that is more correct to use than others?

I've seen many versions with whites varying from cream, off white, to pure white like the white plastic the body is molded in.
And reds varying from pillar box red, to tangerine, to blood red.

Please help out.. what colors are correct for the real 1:1 car?

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 12:44 PM

All the bodies by now are ivory due to age Steve. Build it how you want it. :)

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 03:45 PM

All the bodies by now are ivory due to age Steve. Build it how you want it. :)

Fair enough, but I'm interested to know what the colors on the real 1:1 car was.

Does anyone know?
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Posted 29 February 2012 - 02:03 PM

I have some Ford color charts from the 60's supplied by the Automotive Paint Manufacturers Group, and typically the passenger colors used were "Wimbledon White " "Paint Job No. M " "Candy Apple Red Paint Job No. T" or Commercial Colors "Special White, Paint Job No.C "and " Red, Paint Job No. J". I had a pickup truck and despite it being a commercail vehicle it was Wimbledon White.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 02:07 PM

Painting white over red is basically impossible, so make sure that you use a gray primer first.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 02:30 PM

I just ran across a 1965 Ford Mustang facts book while trying to put my color charts away and in 1965 there were two different "Reds" available "Rangoon Red ,Paint Job No. J (same # as commercial color) and "Poppy Red" Paint Job No.3 ,Wimbledon White was the only white available. List price was $2,320.96 for 2-door Hardtop. $2,557.64 for the Convertible both with a 200 CID 1V 6-cylinder motor and $105.63 more for the 8-cylinder 289 CID 2V motor !

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 06:01 PM

Good stuff chaps, thanks.
That's got to get me a lot closer than where I am now.

I've had some success painting red plastic with silver first, then white over that.
The gray primer also works ok.
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Posted 29 February 2012 - 09:13 PM

Thanks for the leads Gary.
Google gave me the 66 Galaxie body colors and it now looks like I'll be painting the beast 'Rangoon Red' over 'Wimbledon White'.
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Posted 29 February 2012 - 09:15 PM

Sorry Rick for jumping on your thread.
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Posted 29 February 2012 - 10:08 PM

For those who do not know- MCW is an excellent source of racing colors and paints.

http://www.mcwautomo...t/racelist.html

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 10:28 PM

Thanks for that MG,

They list a few colors for Gurney cars;
'66 Ford #121 Harvest Motors - 2067 red
LaFayette Ford #28 - 6430 white
LaFayette Ford #28 - 2161 lt blue
'65 Ford #121 - 6634 emberglow
T/A Cuda & Eagles - 2084 dk blue

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