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"Blue Oval" Group Build - Tribute to Henry
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Posted: Friday, April 26, 2019 - 06:45 PM UTC
Another enlisted, 13 on board now.

Promo shot for today.


Cheers, D
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Posted: Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 12:19 AM UTC
Thanks Damian - the 49 Ford is a daily driver and when I came across it the truck was parked outside the local "Tractors Supply" store.
Removed by original poster on 04/27/19 - 12:37:13 (GMT).
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Posted: Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 12:40 AM UTC
D,
I'm glad to see that we're now up to 13 members and still growing. At this rate who knows just how many of us will be taking part in the Ford GB.

Joel
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Posted: Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 06:57 AM UTC
Nice looking LNT8000.

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Posted: Thursday, May 02, 2019 - 11:26 PM UTC
Time for the regular bump and inspiration/promo post.

Something different this week. a pile of ads to bring back those memories!

1969 Capri

1971 Pickup

1971 Maverick

1975 Pinto

1977 LTD

1977 Thunderbird

1983 LTD Crown Victoria


Enjoy! Cheers, D
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Posted: Friday, May 03, 2019 - 12:46 AM UTC
D,
Egads!! Both the Pinto and Maverick in the same post. Two fords that I much rather forget about. But by 1970 I had my 302 Mustang notchback and was a very happy camper.

Joel
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Posted: Friday, May 03, 2019 - 04:57 AM UTC
At one time back in the 1970s, my parents had a red 2-door 1975-ish Pinto wagon and a light blue 1973 (I think) 4-door Maverick sedan at the same time. My dad use the Pinto for his farrier business; hauled all his tools around in that thing, including the anvil! Brings back a lot of memories.

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Posted: Friday, May 03, 2019 - 06:22 AM UTC

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At one time back in the 1970s, my parents had a red 2-door 1975-ish Pinto wagon and a light blue 1973 (I think) 4-door Maverick sedan at the same time. My dad use the Pinto for his farrier business; hauled all his tools around in that thing, including the anvil! Brings back a lot of memories.

Jim




Jim,
A double no less. Sure sounds like a lot of us came from Ford Families, not Chevrolets. Yet, most custom builders of both models and the real thing are way more devoted to the Bow Tie then the Blue Oval. I never did figure that one out.

Joel

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Posted: Friday, May 03, 2019 - 07:31 AM UTC
He traded the Pinto in for a Dodge van in the early 1980s, and has basically had Dodge trucks ever sense. Bought is first Chevrolet 1500 last year. My parents are almost 80 (kind of scary to think about), and they're both still riding their horses.

Jim
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Posted: Friday, May 03, 2019 - 08:38 AM UTC

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He traded the Pinto in for a Dodge van in the early 1980s, and has basically had Dodge trucks ever sense. Bought is first Chevrolet 1500 last year. My parents are almost 80 (kind of scary to think about), and they're both still riding their horses.

Jim




Jim,

All the more power to them. It really just depends how you look at it. I'm still driving my Coupe, and I'm 72!!

Joel
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Posted: Saturday, May 04, 2019 - 02:17 PM UTC
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@ Damian - just a question on eligibility -
.... Laser, First generation (KA, KB, 1980's) aka Mazda 323, Fourth generation (BD).
Does this little s#*tbox qualify ?, it's got .... written on both ends and was built at the .... Wiri plant (NZ), even though it's merely a rebadged Mazda .

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Laser
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazda_Familia

Just came across a nice cheap Fujimi 323 kit that just needs to be rebadged .
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Posted: Saturday, May 04, 2019 - 04:59 PM UTC

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@ Damian - just a question on eligibility -
.... Laser, First generation (KA, KB, 1980's) aka Mazda 323, Fourth generation (BD).
Does this little s#*tbox qualify ?, it's got .... written on both ends and was built at the .... Wiri plant (NZ), even though it's merely a rebadged Mazda .

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Laser
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazda_Familia

Just came across a nice cheap Fujimi 323 kit that just needs to be rebadged .



Interesting dilemma, the same car was built by Ford here is Australia, under licence from Mazda. From Wiki - "The KA Laser (Australian model code), built under license from Mazda, was introduced in March 1981, replacing the rear-wheel-drive Escort in Australia."

Strictly according to the rules (5.Must have the Ford Name and or badge somewhere on the build. For Race cars it's usually on the engine), and in the interest of diversity, I would say yes as it was indeed manufactured in the local Ford factories and badged as Ford, but I will defer to the Group Build Leader for a final decision.

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Posted: Sunday, May 05, 2019 - 12:59 AM UTC
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When I wrote the rules for the "Blue Oval - Ford Motor Company Vehicles" GB, the intent was to focus on the Ford family of vehicles, hence, it had to be badged as a Ford. That was also meant to imply that it was designed, & built by Ford, not just licensed to sell as a rebrand. Clearly Ford had nothing to do with the design of the 323 other then selling it as a rebrand. I believe that the full line of engines available during it's run were all Mazda engines as well.

So I'm going to deny the inclusion of non-designed but retail Ford Badged vehicles as they don't meet the spirit of the GB.

Joel




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Posted: Sunday, May 05, 2019 - 04:01 AM UTC
Damian & I thought that a clarification of the GB rules would help to clarify what should be allowed for this GB. So I amended Rule #4, and coupled with rule #5 should answer just about all questions and concerns.

4.Prototype or mass produced has to be, or have been designed and built by Ford

5.Must have the Ford Name and or badge somewhere on the build. For Race cars as an example, it's usually on the engine.

Thanks,
Joel
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Posted: Monday, May 13, 2019 - 01:13 AM UTC
D,
Since you're the keeper of the build list, it looks like I'm going to be changing my build or even my 1st ever duel build. I've already bought (but not received as yet) a Revell 1/24 scale Rousch 1985 Mustang bodied GTO over 2.5 liter car. The basic car with some upgrades was campaigned through 1990!. The exact year between 1985-87 will depend on whose sponsor decals I decide to go with. All will be from Indycal.

The real surprise for this build is that a super builder and friend of mine who had input into the now rare Rousch Mustang Transkit that sold for $120 which includes a correct shell, was offered to me for the sum of $25 with shipping, as he has a few just gathering dust! Naturally I jumped all over it. So build #1 will be with the transkit if I manage not to screw it up.

The duel part if I go that route is a 2nd Revell Rousch Mustang kit using all kit parts, but the same detailing as build #1. I've yet to locate a USA based for sale kit as the oriental offerings on ebay are just to expensive with shipping to even consider.

Joel


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Posted: Monday, May 13, 2019 - 01:44 AM UTC
Hi Joel.

I just had to go and search out that kit, it is one that I have never seen or heard of but it is a really cool looking body!

It will be good to see you work on a dual build so I hope you can hunt down a second kit at the right price.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Monday, May 13, 2019 - 08:51 AM UTC

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Hi Joel.

I just had to go and search out that kit, it is one that I have never seen or heard of but it is a really cool looking body!

It will be good to see you work on a dual build so I hope you can hunt down a second kit at the right price.

Cheers, D



D,
The Transkit just arrived today. OMG!! I'm in modeling heaven. The shell is just perfect. What's more my friend sent me what looks like a full Revell kit minus the box, plus more goodies. I have a full Revell Rousch Mustang kit coming as well.

When that kit arrives, I'll post both kits for the build. My focus will naturally be on the transkit as I've never worked with Resin before.

Joel

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Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 05:51 AM UTC
I'd just like to welcome Delbert to the Blue Oval Group Build. As of now we've got 14 enlistees with hopefully more to sign on.

Joel
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Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 12:41 PM UTC
It's Friday, time to suit up and hit the track for practise.

One for Joel, 85 Mustang Roush Body -


One for Mark, a T-Bird Funny Car with those "careful you'll take somebody's eye with those things" Marilyn Monroe Bumpers -


I'm sorry, you did WHAT with a 71 Pinto ???? -


A 76 Torino and a 63 Galaxie gone Nascar -



And one for Richard, a wild 69 Mustang -


Cheers, D
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Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 04:05 PM UTC
Speaking of T Birds. Mine arrived today.


Now I just gotta learn automotive surgery before October.
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Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 04:46 PM UTC
Nice pickup. It will still look good without the car-bra


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Now I just gotta learn automotive surgery before October.



It's just like brain surgery, only more fun and you can have a glass of red while you tinker about

Cheers, D
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Posted: Friday, May 17, 2019 - 12:36 AM UTC
D,

Love the Rousch Motorcraft IMSA GTO Mustang. It's one of 3 Rusch sponsor schemes I'm really looking at. I've also have a few other non Rousch schemes, one for the All Sports car driven by Tommy Kendall in the 1994 IMSA series. That's how long the Mustangs/Camaros raced as front line cars in the IMSA GTO series. Today if someone actually wanted to run one, it would be classed in GT3 or GT4 depending on which engine was under the hood.

I'd also like to just remind everyone that the only Fords that are allowed must be badged as Ford. So A Mercury Capri, Mercury Nascar bodied car, or even a Lincoln Continental wouldn't meet that criteria.

Joel


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Posted: Friday, May 17, 2019 - 01:24 AM UTC
So a Zakspeed Ford Capri would be fine then. Got the Tamiya one in the stash and planned to do that one.
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Posted: Friday, May 17, 2019 - 01:47 AM UTC
David,

A street Capri wouldn't meet the rules of the GB as I've stated previously. However, the Zackspeed Ford/Capri does. The nose grill of the car has the all important Ford Blue Badge.





I believe that the body shell was cast by Fox just like the Mustangs and Camaros. They all ran the same exact tube frame, and of course, the Ford V8 engine.

I'm really looking forward to your build.

Joel