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#1 choc-ice

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 10:43 PM

This is where I demonstrate my huge lack of knowledge... again. I believe this is a '77 Ford Fairlane, or is it an XC? Does a bodyshell like this exist already in 1:32 scale?

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 10:49 PM

Looks like a ZH Fairlane.
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 05:16 AM

ZH Fairlane 1976'- 79'
And no I have never seen a 1/32 scale one of these.
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 06:17 AM

Thanks! What's the difference between a Fairlane and a Falcon?

Were these 4 door cars ever raced?
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 07:27 AM

Fairlane was the luxury version and was longer than a Falcon. There was also the LTD around that time which was an even more up market luxury car. Falcon was raced as a 2 door and used as a Police Car as a 4 door. Allan Moffat was the main Falcon Racer at the time in the 2 doors.

Scalextric are suppoesed to be bringing out a race version of the 2 door this year in the XB model. Very similar.

Fairlanes were not raced as a rule but you just never know what someone will come up with.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 08:50 AM

I would not think that there would be very much interest in the Fairlane as a slot car. The XA and XB are available as a resin.
If you are looking at something that might be of great interest over here I would look at either an XD,XE Falcon or a commodore that raced here under Group C rules.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 09:54 AM

Would definitely put a hand up for XD/XE shells.
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 10:20 AM

here is a XC falcon

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XD falcon

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and this is a vl commodore

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come up with any of those bodies and you can count me in for a few
;) ;) :D :D :D

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 10:49 AM

View PostMobbzee, on 26 April 2012 - 10:20 AM, said:

XD falcon

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Gonna quibble here. I think the above picture is an XE not an XD. XD had the grill running the full height of the headlights. The wrap over bonnet was one of the cosmetic changes to update to the XE.

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Edited by Ember, 26 April 2012 - 10:49 AM.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 12:05 PM

lol...fair enough....i'm certainly no expert
i just googles xd and grabbed a photo :D :D :P :lol:

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 12:13 PM

Correct Ember it is an XE, but it is the road version, if choc-ice can make a XD/XE the race version had bigger flares.

There is an XC coupe body shell made by aastes, not sure if he is still making them though.
Here is one I modified to make a XB
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And another that I made into Mad Max's car
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 02:59 PM

Thanks guys, I'm now a little better educated :wacko:

View Postkalbfellp, on 26 April 2012 - 08:50 AM, said:

I would not think that there would be very much interest in the Fairlane as a slot car. The XA and XB are available as a resin.
If you are looking at something that might be of great interest over here I would look at either an XD,XE Falcon or a commodore that raced here under Group C rules.
I think you're right!
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 06:50 PM

That's a ZH Fairlane for sure.

Not sure if there would be any market for that besides myself.

A 1964 compact Fairlane, now that would sell! You could make the Holman-Moody car that was raced in the UK by Alan Mann. It's disappeared now but apparently it was based on a sport coupe body, unlike the Thunderbolt (drag race version), which also had a 427 hi-riser but was based on the two-door sedan (lighter car). A couple of clones have recently been built by H-M but the original car seems to have gone missing after a couple of years. One of clones has been racing in Germany and wiped the GT40s and Porsches off the track!

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 06:55 PM

If you are thinking of making a big Australian tank why not that VJ Valiant driven by Lucky Grills in Bluey? The size of the driver figure might cause the centre of gravity to be over to the right though, so maybe only suitable for right turns.

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Edited by Burglar, 26 April 2012 - 06:56 PM.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 07:13 PM

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 07:22 PM

I'm hoping Scalextric will do one of those as a spin-off of the new XB ...
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 07:44 PM

View PostMobbzee, on 26 April 2012 - 10:20 AM, said:


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I'd buy a 100 of these............ :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: ......................................................................... Just for starters

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 12:45 AM

A guy two houses away from me has one of the Cobra's.
Shame it has all this crap sign writing on it! Something about Offical Pace car!
He parks it between his XY GT and 65 notch back ,stang!
Poor bloke has these in his shed and has to drive a Nissan as his daily driver, and it is only a 370z!

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 02:25 AM

View Postkalbfellp, on 27 April 2012 - 12:45 AM, said:

A guy two houses away from me has one of the Cobra's.
Shame it has all this crap sign writing on it! Something about Offical Pace car!
He parks it between his XY GT and 65 notch back ,stang!
Poor bloke has these in his shed and has to drive a Nissan as his daily driver, and it is only a 370z!

Yeh poor bloke, my heart goes out to him

Here's a link to some falcon pic's posted earlier ........

http://www.auslot.co.../10645-falcons/

You can also pick up a couple from the Muscle Car Masters thread ............

http://www.auslot.co...le-car-masters/

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Will have to post some XD - E - F pics

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 05:58 AM

View PostBurglar, on 26 April 2012 - 06:50 PM, said:


A 1964 compact Fairlane, now that would sell!

Like this?
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I also found this, but Tassie resins has this one covered
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