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I`ve been after a decent Airfix Ford Zodiac for a long time. If you can find one they`re either in bits or messy.
Again Derek Cooper has came up trumps with this beauty.
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Kev.





 

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I wish I knew Roger!

I`d mentioned the Airfix Zodiac in passing conversation & he`d made me the car within two days..that`s service for you!
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Loosesalute, lovely to see the Zodiac again my first scratch built saloon car at Hornchurch in 1964 was a Zodiac according to club records it was fitted with a M.R.R.C 3 pole with a plasticard chassis with a steering unit which i well remember lashing together the car lasted into 1965 when it was fitted with a M.R.C. 5 pole still with a steering unit in it before being replaced with a Mabuchie powered Mustang great looking car very well done Keith.
 

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Thanks chaps.
Dave, all I`ve done to the layout is change the old 60s barriers on the curve (in the last pic) to the earlier 1950s type. I`ve also added another Refreshment Kiosk & TV Tower.

Dave & Keith, Derek kept the cars running gear nice & period!



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Nice one Kev .. she looks like a real beauty !!

You've inspired me to take another look at an old build I have, running an adjustable Monogram chassis. I had a tinker with it a while ago and changed the paint & such, but was never satisfied with it .... the paint was some cheap s*^* I got from a local hardware store that took forever to dry, and ended up looking real rubbish.
 

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Morning and can anyone give me the wheelbase of the Zodiac since Loosesalutes pictures i have thought about having a go at one of these again unlike the early 60's when you could buy this body everywhere they seem to be a bit on the short side unfortunatly i have no period gear left so i have been looking in my chassis box ( hence the question on wheelbase ) i have a couple of 32's & some adj Womps in there and with a super 16D and some other Parma gear i have i thought this might be possible to buid a campanion to my Superspeed Anglia any advice on project welcomed Keith.
 

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I finally restored my Rikoflash powered Zodiac from its sad state. I decided to go all original and kept the cracked windows instead of making new ones. The rear lights and the right side of front bumper are from bits of sprue.


 

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wow, didn't imagine the rarity before. Guess I'll cherish more my MIB static kit. Now the Sunbeam Rapier is another story; seems very hard to get.
 

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Great to see the restoration, Pertti, including the matt (or satin?) black bonnet. A good period touch. I used to drive a Mk I Capri GT with one (part of one of the factory "option packs" circa 1970). I'm sure it was worth a few tenths a lap. Perhaps not a factory option on the Zodiac, but enthusiasts would have done it.
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In this case the satinish black bonnet camouflages some heavy amounts of putty & sanding. You can see the dent on the bonnet in the "before" photo. I was able to leave the original plastic surface for the rest of the body.
About the Sunbeam Rapier, I have one with original Airfix slot mechanics but that one should be even more difficult to restore...
 

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Hello Ellis,
Did you lose track of your topic ? Linky to earlier request

As you will have spotted, the Pendle Mk2 bodyshell is a Zephyr or Consul, not a Zodiac.
The Mk3 is a Zodiac (probably a copy of the Airfix kit).

Leo
 
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