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That looks a bit like 'tough love'. Not too keen on that surfboard looking wing either but I like the look of that P34 style front end

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That looks a bit like 'tough love'. Not too keen on that surfboard looking wing either but I like the look of that P34 style front end

 

Agreed. I wasn't aware the P34 style car existed. I have some old Spanish Scalex P34 bodies so that's another build prospect for another day. Cheers for the inspiration.

 

When looking at these old cars I tend to put a new variant together quickly to gauge potential before detailing a second but the March needed painting to tidy up the nose after the amputated surfboard wing

 

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I'm happy enough with it. As suspected it runs like the JPS Lotus and Tyrrell ELF - lapping my track in a respectable 7.1s.

Edited by slotmadmac

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You could always build the 'other nose'...

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Here we go.... a March Ford donor body and a P34 front end are now welded together. Almost a perfect fit.

 

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Air scoops are just cut down and shared from brass rod

 

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Time for some putty.

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First cut. Needs more work but happy to this point. I have also cut down and replaced the struts on the rear wing to drop it and get it out behind the car.

 

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Paint on (Tamiya Italian Red) and time for a test fit pre-detailing

 

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I inverted the headers and added some aluminium tube pipes.

 

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I'm pretty happy with the overall look of the car. It will run a 18k Scalex motor, stock wheels and NSR Ultragrips on the rear to be legal for our club classic F1 class. Decals and clear coat on tomorrow.

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