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  • 70' Mercury Cyclone Sportsman build

    I started this project at the beginning of the week. I am building it for a fellow slotter, who picked out the body on ebay.

    It is a custom done styrene kit, that for a home job is actually really well done. That said, there was still a lot more work to be done on the body than the Monogram I just did. It does come with a cool slot-car specific interior and many grill and spoiler options.

    I built up a simple flexi-pan chassis for the car. With JK D3 motor bracket this time.

    It is starting to come together. I got most of the body assembled last night. Hopefully I can get it mounted and start working on interior tonight!

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  • #2
    Boy, That's looking good. Can't wait to see it finished.
    Robert- Connecticut, USA. Shoreline Raceways Club.

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    • #3
      The guy who made that body is one of our HRW guys. Great job, ain't it? He's working on some more hard-to-find bodies, too.

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      • ZackM
        ZackM commented
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        Yes I was impressed with it for a low production kit! Pretty lightweight as well and having all the different grill and spoiler options is cool!

        Zack

      • Fathead59
        Fathead59 commented
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        Proxie Ken had made mention that he was going to try and made other bodies as well . Has anyone heard if that is still ongoing , or has he stopped because of the ongoing pandemic situation ? Was looking forward to the other cars he was thinking of making .

    • #4
      Can I ask who?
      Robert- Connecticut, USA. Shoreline Raceways Club.

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      • #5
        Nice work Zack!

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        • #6
          Wow that is nice!

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          • #7
            Every year at the car show I think to myself "I wish one of the manufacturers of slot cars would make a Cyclone". It is (IMO) the best looking car there...and there are hundreds.

            Nice job on the build - it looks awesome.

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            • #8
              Originally posted by REL13 View Post
              Can I ask who?
              It is Proxie Ken - he has the kits listed both on his web site and on eBay - here is a link to his website:
              http://www.proxiemodels.com/product/...it-1-32-scale/

              And to them listed on eBay (there are some added pictures of some of the cars built up in the listing):
              https://www.ebay.com/itm/70-Cyclone-...ss!44663!US!-1

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              • REL13
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                Thanks Tusco Todd, I went to his site and got 2 kits.

            • #9
              I built 3 of these Proxie Cyclones last summer for my Grand National-NASCAR series. These are all mounted on Pioneer Dodge Charger chassis which Ken Proxie sold on his website and the bodies are sized to fit. Body mounts are included on the black sprue with the body. The decals on the #21 (David Pearson) and #24 (Cecil 'Flash' Gordon) came with the bodies. I bought decals for the red & blue car to make it into the #48 Pop Kola car driven by James Hylton, but haven't applied them yet.

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              I still have one body and chassis to do but haven't decided which classic car to replicate. If I had decals for Darrell Waltrip's Terminal Transport Cyclone that would be my choice.

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              • #10
                Thanks for posting this. I tried to order one through EBay but can’t ship to Canada through the complex Global shipping EBay system. I will order through the seller’s personal website instead.

                Rob

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                • #11
                  Pretty much finished!

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                  • slothead
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                    Excellent work! Thumbs up from a life-long Mercury fan.

                • #12
                  Zack, That came out nice, I bet the guy will be happy with it.
                  Robert- Connecticut, USA. Shoreline Raceways Club.

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                  • ZackM
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                    Thanks! I hope so as well!

                    Zack

                • #13
                  Cool banana’s! Like the stance, well done.
                  Scott.....War Eagle River......Tampa, Florida, USA

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                  • #14
                    Good result … Top job.

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                    • #15
                      That definitely looks like it means business!
                      Great looking build!

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