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Project GT40 Pt.2

Back with another update on the ongoing GT40 project.

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A quick sum-up for those who haven’t heard about this, I started a little makeover project on this off-brand Ford GT40 that I received from a HWEP.

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The goal is to replicate something called the Ford X-1 which was a lightweight experimental car based on a 1965 GT40 by McLaren. So far, the project isn’t going as smoothly as I hoped. With the body of the car already broken into several pieces due to very low quality metal used making the car as brittle as a ceramic bowl, the time was mostly spent on mending the pieces together.

With the Ford GT40 jigsaw puzzle back in one piece,work can continue on the front nose. The Ford X-1 had a flat, less curvy front nose like the earliest Ford GT40 prototypes. So it’s time break out the file and smooth out the front nose.

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Progress is going well... Until this...

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The entire front nose snapped off from the post connecting it to the base.

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With clearer view under the light, it almost seems like they’ve added sand to the metal during manufacturing. On the bright side, I now have more room to work on getting an interior installed.

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That’s all for now, next step will be to add interior and engine. Oh yeah, and another game of jigsaw. Cheers.

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