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Brian Conn

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'73 Ford Gran Torino Late Model
« on: November 02, 2022, 06:35:48 PM »
  Finished it just in time for a show in 3 days....built in the spirit of local late model class rules 1976





Dont know which looks better, with the mud screen....

OR without the mud screen




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Re: '73 Ford Gran Torino Late Model
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2022, 09:49:11 AM »
Good job Brian, I really like it. The weathering is great. You can almost hear it firing up for the feature!
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Re: '73 Ford Gran Torino Late Model
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2022, 04:37:03 PM »
I like it! Very authentic. With the mud screen!

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Re: '73 Ford Gran Torino Late Model
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2022, 04:05:32 PM »
   Thank you Tom and Steve, your opinions are very much appreciated :)

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Re: '73 Ford Gran Torino Late Model
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2022, 05:37:23 PM »
Congratulations Brian!!! Well deserved honor's.
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Re: '73 Ford Gran Torino Late Model
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2022, 07:46:31 PM »
Brian,

Great finish and great job with the show wins. I know you have a ton of sweat equity into this project and you surely demonstrate lots and lots of patience. Got a question. What are those wheels and Goodyear tires on your creation?

Thanks for all the photos.

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Re: '73 Ford Gran Torino Late Model
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2022, 11:02:33 AM »
  THANKS Steve and Nathan....
  Those are the AMT/ERTL Super Stocker kit tires and wheels.  I did have to widen the rear axle and Left front upper and lower control arms to get that look.  Wheels where sprayed with Tamiya TS-17 Gloss Aluminum and then the     tires and wheels where weathered together using earth tone pastel chalks lightly ground and slightly dampened with water and then clear coated with Testors Dullcote applied with the air brush.       
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