After giving away all but two of the T-Jets bill Hall gave me I decided to do something with the one I actually still own (or possibly build a new one). The wife snatched up one of the powder blue/chrome 65 Mustangs for hers and I've been running mine with a Willy's body. I've been looking at all of the links people have been placing in this forum and after looking over the Slots-n-Stuff site ordered a light blue over whte Galaxie to begin my project with.
The car I'm planning on doing is I believe a '64 with the blue roof. I'm not sure what year the Slots-n-Stuff body is but it appears to be a '64, any help would be appreciated. There seems to be some information on both the Holman Moody Fairlane and the Galaxies in NASCAR from those days, again that's something I'm looking at while waiting for the body to arrive. I think for my intention and with consideration to scale either way this body will work just fine.
I have some Detail Master decal film I'll be working up the numbers for. I have them in black but the ones on the car are the same blue as the roof is painted. All of the rest of the contingency decals I have one a Microsport waterslide sheet, the quarter panel lettering will be handled with HO or N gauge railroad decals. For that matter I may even be able to find the numbers in color, so I'll check for those too.
I will be building this project up on a NOS chassis, which I'll get in a week or so. I also found nice set of narrow turned aluminum wheels anodiozed in light blue on the Model Motoring website. Since I want to car to look realistic and not have the wheels hanging outside of the fender wells going narrow was the only alternative. I'll order some non-ribbed tires to go on those wheels to make them look like the cool Goodyear slicks of the day.
Lastly I'll deal with some minor electrical items like gold p/u shoes and maybe some hi-pro motor brushes. I'll leave the armature stock, no christmas tree's though, from what I'ver been reading the red wires seem to be the most torquey and that's what I'll be looking for.
So here's a couple of questions for you guys. The Model Motoring site mentions both a long WB and short WB T-jet. Which chassis is the one that fits? Also, I'd rather have some stamped steel looking wheels that I can just paint light blue, does anyone offer them for the T-Jets?