REPLICA's in the WET.

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REPLICA's in the WET.

Postby Bronze21 » Thu Feb 27, 2003 6:59 pm



Mitch: LOL! I definitely want to see you guys at the tour/show. Just look for someone in black, driving a bone stock 73 Fairmont. Did you see the post on the Goss-ling paint scheme? Bonnet blue, body yellow, with red and white pin stripes...


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Postby Mitch » Fri Feb 28, 2003 2:19 am



E. J., I liked the concept! Won't happen before Dearborn, but it's under consideration. Have you registered your car? See ya on the Yahoo board!


Adrian, You want a long range tank? We've been talking about getting together a group sale to have some fabricated over here. Pretty reasonable, from what I've seen. Are YOU on the Australian Ford Falcon Club Yahoo discussion group? If not, you should be. Bronze is on, along with some other bods.


As far as other wet protection ideas, at one time, long, long ago, I toyed with the idea of getting a Mustang Mach 1 or even better, a Grande coupe, and busting out the rear windscreen, removing the trunk, and altering the rear roof and trunk line with sheet metal or fiberglass work. To keep the rain out, I thought of using a modified Jeep snap on tarp cover. It might be an option for the dedicated individual who wants the MM2 look. Wonder how Last V8 is holding up?


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Postby Bronze21 » Fri Feb 28, 2003 2:37 am



Mitch: John Goss-ling 1.


Registered? I haven't even seen the car yet in person...it's still Down Under. And no, I keep putting off getting the tickets for the 100 yr.. I'm still leary of the net and my credit card numbers floating around...oh well, they're maxed out at the moment anyway...wink-wink, nudge-nudge at Phil.


Hey, didn't I see you post somewhere else? You seem familiar...


Am I going to have to wait til Dearborn to get those 1:24 IP's and the rootbeer to you?
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Postby AdrianUK » Fri Feb 28, 2003 5:18 pm



Mitch, keep me informed about the tanks, yes i joined the falcon club after receiving an invite from tom nuss, haven't posted yet, enjoy reading others.


long before i ever thought i'd own a falcon, i though about the idea of doing a replica with my mach1, i'm glad i waited, nothing's the same as the real thing but i reckon with a bit of time and effort, you could get one to look pretty damn close.


I would love to purchase another falcon for a MM2 project, the problem over here is one minute the sun is cracking the flags, the next it's pouring down, i've been trying to work out a credible way in which to be able to seal off the areas rain can get to without it affecting the look of the car, it's a tough one but i'm sure there's an idea lurking in someones head out there.
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Postby rockatansky4073 » Fri Feb 28, 2003 11:55 pm

i noticed on a couple of MAD MAX 2 replicas here and there, some people still have the back window up with big arches cut into it for the tanks, but still that don't help the boot area.
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Postby Bronze21 » Sat Mar 01, 2003 12:35 am

On some of our showcars over here in Deee-troit, we use a spray-on polymer called "Rhino Coat." It's used primarily for truckbed liners, but we've had car trunks/boots sprayed with it as well. You can spray it up to a 1/4 inch/ 6mm thick. Why not cut the drain holes in the floor, then Rhino Coat the rest. As far as the backlight, you could put a vertical piece of glass or polycarb (I think you blokes call it Perspex) even with the front of the package tray and along the sail panel/c-pillar, and close out the passthrough between the wheel wells. The cockpit would be weatherproofed, while still being able to put all the MM2 items on the package tray and in the back, plus protecting the metal from rusting...just an idea....
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Postby AdrianUK » Sat Mar 01, 2003 3:39 pm



The "Rhino Coat" sounds very similar to a 2 pack sprayable seam sealer, which is also a very high build, the problem with it is it's a heavy textured finished, I think i'll make some enquiries with my supplier, see if they've heard of it, or of something similar to the Rhino Coat.


Rockatansky, i'd studied the length of the tanks and where they would finish in relation to the rear window, i reckon by removing the screen and using 5mm perspex cut to shape as you say, around the tanks and fitted at more of a slope than the screen, it would act as an effective weather shield and still be able to pile on all the relevant gear to disguise it .


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Postby Bronze21 » Sat Mar 01, 2003 11:51 pm



Adrian:


We sanded the Rhino coat smooth where we needed to and then painted it. It's tough to sand, but do-able. Once primed and painted, it looked like 320 grit paper.
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Postby MFP559 » Sun Mar 02, 2003 6:49 am



As for the drain holes, I meant in the well behind the rear wheel arches, between the quarter panel and the rail, in the area that usually rusts out anyway 'cos the factory drain holes clog up with crap. The best bet for getting water out of the spare wheel well is to use a towel, or for the more technically minded, a small pump & some hose.


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