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BRM P57 "stackpipe"

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    A few years ago I entered the VRAA proxy for GP cars from the 1961/63 seasons, and really wanted to build a BRM P57, as driven by Ritchie Ginther (I have several Graham Hill cars )

    I did have a very nice fibreglass body by Dave Jones on the shelf, but under close inspection, I thought it would be a pain to stuff all the running gear underneath it, as it was very tiny...very nice, but, very tiny.

    I did have a Lindberg P57 on the shelf (it had been there for years, as it really was quite hideous), but, when I squinted at it, I thought there was a very small chance that I could make it presentable, so,.....that is where I started.

    Here is a Lindberg BRM P57........not only ugly, but, as a bonus, they did not run well at all......nice !!

    The drivers melon is huge, and , sits miles above the cockpit.

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    Not looking forward to the body, I started on the chassis...........a typical flexi board design, partially done.

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    Chassis completed with the mandated BWA FF050, and 7mm wide tires.

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    On to the body.........once all the bits were taken off, and the driver and his base were cut out, started to look better

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    I made a few suspension bits, added some gauges, stuck in some BWA "Dunlop" inserts, and installed a more realistic looking Mr. Ginther.............considering the starting point, I am pleased.

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    Last edited by chrisguyw; October 31, 2019, 12:54 PM.