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Fujimi Ford GT40 No.2 Le Mans Race Winner.

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  • From: UK
Fujimi Ford GT40 No.2 Le Mans Race Winner.
Posted by PatW on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 2:53 PM

Built box stock, not much in the way of detail, steering at the front and just a transmission at the back and a metal rod axle joining the two wheels together. But a good PE sheet and good decals are included.

 

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fox
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  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 9:14 PM

Nice build Pat. I have a couple of them in the stash from IMC (very oldies). I'll have to get them out and start workig on them.

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Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 1:14 AM

Nice job!  I saw the real one at Miller Motor Sports in Tooele, UT when I went up for the Boss Track Attack.  2 days on track after I bought my Boss 302 LS.  That museum was a Ford lovers dream.  They have every version of the GT and the two Le Mans winners not to mention one of six Shelby Daytonas...  fantastic.

Again - nice job!

Thanks,

John

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Posted by PatW on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 1:50 AM

Thanks guys. Yes I remember these when they were originally testing at Silverstone in the day!

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Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 1:58 PM

Man this thing is all that!! Fantastic build Pat!! Yes

 

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Posted by PatW on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 5:02 PM

Thanks mustang1989.

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Posted by LonCray on Thursday, July 19, 2018 10:57 AM

IMHO, that's the prettiest automobile ever built.  I've been in love with it since I got my first Matchbox car of it.  Absolutely beautiful!

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Posted by PatW on Thursday, July 19, 2018 5:16 PM

Thanks LonCray.

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Posted by JOE RIX on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 12:38 AM

Gorgeous build Pat. Really nicely done. I had to have a look at your GT40 as I've been looking to order one of these Fujimi kits for myself. Just love these cars.

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  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 2:11 AM

Cheers JOE RIX. Yes they are a nice kit, but with little engine detail. Fujimi seemed to have cornered the market with quite a few kits on the subject.

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Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 9:16 AM

It's another winner, Pat. It looks good.

 

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Posted by PatW on Saturday, August 18, 2018 4:39 PM

Thanks Bakster.

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Posted by rangerj on Sunday, September 09, 2018 5:03 PM

The kit even has the bubble in the roof. If I remember it was to accomodate the tall driver (Dan Gurney, I think). I was out at the Ford Racing School in Tooele UT last month. I drove a GT350 one day and a Boss the second day. Life is good. Nice job on the GT40. I spent days painting the metal rings on the seats by hand. Phew! It is a really nice kit and you did it up right. If I remember correctly Revell also did a kit of one of the winning cars. 

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Posted by PatW on Monday, September 10, 2018 1:40 AM

Thanks rangerj, for your comments and info.

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Posted by buildit on Thursday, September 13, 2018 7:40 PM

I just recently finished a Revell GT40 kit of the blue #2 car from the Sebring race.  I had read somewhere that the Revell kit was basically a repackaged Fujimi kit.  I have an article somewhere that I printed off of a web site detailing these kits.  I may have to try to find it again.

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Posted by keavdog on Thursday, September 13, 2018 7:46 PM

rangerj

The kit even has the bubble in the roof. If I remember it was to accomodate the tall driver (Dan Gurney, I think). I was out at the Ford Racing School in Tooele UT last month. I drove a GT350 one day and a Boss the second day. Life is good. Nice job on the GT40. I spent days painting the metal rings on the seats by hand. Phew! It is a really nice kit and you did it up right. If I remember correctly Revell also did a kit of one of the winning cars. 

 

Great facility.  I ran the Boss302 the first day and the FR500s the second.  Do they still have the museum?

Thanks,

John

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Posted by rangerj on Friday, September 21, 2018 7:45 AM

The museum is still in tact. An original GT350 (1965), GT40, etc. I don't know what was there when you were there but it does not look like anything has been changed based upon some pictures I saw. It is indeed a great high performance driving school and it is well run. The instructors and everyone else involved were fantastic. I took my son with me and he had a blast and learned a great deal, as did I. I did some Formula V racing with SCCA 50 years ago, but this was VERY different. And FUN.

As a side note the fuel tanks in the GT 40 are along the doors. A number of GT 40 drivers were burned in crashes. The car looks great and did well, but it would not be my choice to race in. 

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  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Friday, September 21, 2018 1:15 PM

Thanks for the info guys.

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