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#1 ajd350

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Posted 22 December 2018 - 09:49 PM

This one's been sitting on a shelf while I tried to figure out the manufacturer. It looks like someone hogged out the motor mount hole for a 26D and shaved the rear wheel flares, but otherwise workable. Anyone got an ID on this car?DSC_0049.JPG DSC_0048.JPG DSC_0050.JPG


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Posted 23 December 2018 - 09:05 PM

Nichimo?


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Posted 23 December 2018 - 10:46 PM

Yeah, Brad is on the right track.  AMT and Revell had masters for this with much better proportions back in the day.
Something from Japan.

Note the 4 strakes instead of the correct 3 in the cove panel.
Note the longer rear deck.
Note the thick A pillar.
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Posted 24 December 2018 - 04:29 AM

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Posted 24 December 2018 - 07:07 AM

Funny the box art is correct--there is no side cove trim on a Sportsroof. Only the coupe and convertible. And they are calling it a GT but clearly it has trim for just a standard car. :)


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Posted 24 December 2018 - 12:12 PM

Thanks. I knew you guys would solve it. I am going to restore it as close as I can going by the contents in that kit. With the awkward roofline, side cove trim and long decklid I suspect it was a mold conversion of a coupe or convertible. The decklid on a real FB is nearly a foot shorter then the other bodystyles. The 289 badge resembles a Hi-po badge. I cant make out a motor in the package, but the illustration looks likely to be a common ft16. Should be fun!


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Posted 24 December 2018 - 05:36 PM

Most of the Japanese kits didn't come with a motor, but it was very likely a 16D - not sure if it's CD or EBD... 

 

Funny thing on the 1/24 kits from Japan - some of them come with fittings for 16D or 36D, and endbell or can drive! 

 

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Posted 29 December 2018 - 02:53 PM

Thanks, Don. I found some pics of others and they have various EBD motors that supports the motor supply idea.. Also it would support the EBD mounting . Mine didn't have any means to support the can end..the chassis was tweaked in all three dimensions and is about as rigid as a piece of foil. I fabbed a bracket to bolt in as I supposed the may have made since the chassis tab was so flimsy that just turning the wheels would flex the motor and screw up the mesh . I also found that the wheels are identical to Revell except the Revell wheel has a slight raised area where the jam nut sets. The body is next.

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Posted 30 December 2018 - 10:20 AM

I would have preferred to keep the body original in red plastic but the rear wheel lips had been sanded nearly flush. They were built back out with the same body filler used on my real 65 Fastback,,LOL. The missing rear bumper was replaced with a slightly modified Aurora one. The color is very close to a 65 Mustang Twilight Turquoise. Done.

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