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#1 Dale B.

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 09:18 AM

NOS Lancer 2E body and interior and a new Lancer 2E body, interior, and wing kit from Gene Adams. Up to his usual standards, it is as crisp and detailed as the original. Gene has done an outstanding job on all the associated body parts, too.

 

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The only thing missing would be a nice set of wing struts, kind of like the BZ 2E used. Martin Windmill stepped up and used an original strut to make tooling to die cut new struts. He made some perfect new struts.

 

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All that remained was to build one. Philippe put a great thread on here of rebuilding that first original I found on eBay and this is the same procedure. Here's a shot of installed struts on the replica car I built; it is exactly like my original.

 

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So far so good.


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Posted 15 May 2019 - 09:27 AM

Here's the body mounted with struts installed.

 

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Lancer wing is painted on the outside and the bottom panel has slots or holes cut where the strut tip pokes through.  Easily bend the tabs down and put a little clear silicone around the edges then install the top wing panel.

 

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You end up with this, a nice replica of a car once thought to not exist!  Wheelbase is still wrong, but if you are not a purist, the wheel openings in front can be trimmed a little larger to the front of the opening and the same done to the back side of the rear opening and the car will look a lot better.  Decals came from Patto's.

 

Martin and Gene knocked themselves out making these great parts. Thanks to both of them for all their efforts to help all us guys keep this secret little hobby alive!

 

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 01:42 PM

Great job Matt and Gene for pulling this all together.


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Posted 18 May 2019 - 06:23 PM

Great job Matt.Are these parts available now?

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Posted Yesterday, 08:49 AM

Terry did you see this?

https://www.ebay.com...REAAOSwIeVc5dXv


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Posted Today, 06:13 AM

Parts look great!  Working on a website now, and when I get back from the vintage races in Bordeaux Gene's bodies will be available.  Have had a few here asking about availability.  www.bradblohm.com coming soon for Gene's bodies, my resin parts, my vintage cars and parts, and whatever other stuff I'm asked for.

 

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Posted Today, 08:05 AM

Great news, Brad.


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