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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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