ZAQ 178

Finally got my Testarossa!

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ZAQ 178

Not a chance I’m going to paint that area black and mess up a decent paint job lol. It’s going to have to due like it is. Yep, nightmare! Lol

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daytona365
2 hours ago, ZAQ 178 said:

Not a chance I’m going to paint that area black and mess up a decent paint job lol. It’s going to have to due like it is. Yep, nightmare! Lol

instead of using paint, cut strips of black insulation tape (or any other semi-gloss black self-adhesive foil) to size and place them on the deflector panel between the strakes with a pair of tweezers.

 

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ZAQ 178
28 minutes ago, daytona365 said:

instead of using paint, cut strips of black insulation tape (or any other semi-gloss black self-adhesive foil) to size and place them on the deflector panel between the strakes with a pair of tweezers.

 

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Let me see what I can do! Thanx for the suggestion!

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ZAQ 178

So, Testarossa wheels are silver. My MV Testarossa kit came with chrome wheels. Paint silver or leave chrome? I say silver. If silver I will leave center caps chrome like they should be?

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daytona365
8 minutes ago, ZAQ 178 said:

So, Testarossa wheels are silver. My MV Testarossa kit came with chrome wheels. Paint silver or leave chrome? I say silver.

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definitely silver, unless you want it to somewhat look like the stunt car, which had deep dish chrome wheels:

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make sure to leave the wheel center hub caps chrome though:

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timm525

Very nice! Good luck, I'm sure it will turn out great. Looking forward to the finished photos. :thumbsup:

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Dadrian

I used a silver Sharpie for my wheels and other silver parts. Looks incredible!

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ZAQ 178

Getting closer to the finish line. Just ordered beigh/sand colored paint for the interior. Yes that includes doing the headliner & pillars that same color. Looking for the authentic Ferrari Testarossa/ Crockett’s Testarossa look. Dadrian, I’m ready for your Testarossa when you are. When I get the Daytona kit from you I want to built that one as the season 1 car w/ the correct headlight look, Corvette dash etc..

 

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Gary1911A1
On 1/15/2018 at 1:21 PM, ZAQ 178 said:

Nice! Is yours a 10mm? I may buy the 10mm conversion kit for mine.

Yes, I have changed the recoil spring to 20lbs. and installed a flat bottom firing pin stop Henning sells to help the pistol handle 10MM ammo. Plus I never shoot "hot" 10MM ammo like some do. Nothing warmer than Winchester Silvertips. Col. Cooper never meant for the 10MM to be a magnum. He envision a 200gr. bullet at around 1000FPS which Norma didn't do. I think something was loss in translation. I have a Galco Jackass Shoulder Holster which does carry the weight of the pistol better than belt carry as the Witness is quiet a hunk of steel. For some reason, maybe balance, it feels so much heavier than a Colt 1911 even though they are both about the same weight.

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ZAQ 178

Up next & lastly is the interior for the Testarossa. The MV Testarossa appears to have black carpet, black center console & dash, black lower half of the door panels from the armrests down w/ beigh/sand/tan color for everything else including headliner & pillars. Can anyone confirm this? These are a few photos from a google search. It says it’s the MV Testarossa.

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timm525

Holy smokes! I hope you don;t have to paint all the interior. :evil:

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ZAQ 178
41 minutes ago, timm525 said:

Holy smokes! I hope you don;t have to paint all the interior. :evil:

I’m going to give it my best shot! I saved this for last but it will never have all the little details as it’s extremely difficult & in some cases near impossible to paint. I’m pretty good w/ model cars but that’s expert level lol.

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timm525

Good grief....I wish you the best on that task. 

You must have the patients of a saint. I could never do that. 

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ComplimentsofMrCalderone

Wow, well done Zaq!  When I start my Ferrari Daytona Spyder, your skills and attention to detail will put mine to shame!  I even bought the original model where the body is already black so it required less painting! :p

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38 minutes ago, ComplimentsofMrCalderone said:

Wow, well done Zaq!  When I start my Ferrari Daytona Spyder, your skills and attention to detail will put mine to shame!  I even bought the original model where the body is already black so it required less painting! :p

Thank you! I’ll trll you this, a few well cut paint brushes, some tooth pics & a sharp utility knife are a damn good start! Oh, & don’t forget patience & a steady hand!

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ZAQ 178

Ok, so the MV Testarossa interior I pictured above has black carpeting. 

This photo I found is DJ getting out of it. Notice the sand/biegh/tan carpeting! I’m confused lol. I guess I’ll go w/ sand/beigh/tan color for carpeting.

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