STROMBECKER BODY, SCALEY CHASSIS AND A NINCO MOTOR MAKES A SCARY NICE RUNNING CAR
The first J-car, called J-1, was completed in March of 1966. It's chassis, which weighed 86 lbs, supported the fiberglass body and 427 engine. J-1 made its first public appearance at the LeMans trails that year. It weighted 2660 lbs which was nearly on target with the 300 lb weight reduction Ford was looking for. At such a weight it was not surprising that the J-Car took the fastest time at the trials. Unfortunately, the J-Car was sidelined for the rest of the 1966 season to help the GT40 Mark II's effort.
Here is what I started with, A Strombecker FORD J car.
Went with a Scaley GT 40 chassis mostly because the wheelbase was correct.
The sides were trimmed a bit to get clearance in the body, and allow for some free play.
Wheels are new Monogram Cobras, spinners were painted flat black just so they show up better.
Here is the body after the mounting posts were added. Acually this was done b4 it was painted, just forgot to take a picture.Also you can see I`ve inserted a Fly engine just to add a little detail to the rear.
Here is the body mounted to the chassis.
And the finished product...