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#1 DuncanS

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Posted Oct 22 2013 - 03:06 PM

A rare photo I found of the Ford Mirage cockpit from 1967 and a nice photo of the Chaparral 2F at the targa florio.

Enjoy :-)

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Posted Oct 23 2013 - 12:19 AM

View PostDuncanS, on Oct 22 2013 - 03:06 PM, said:

A rare photo I found of the Ford Mirage cockpit from 1967...

Enjoy :-)

Great photo!

Here's a screenie of an update for the Mirage cockpit. Still W.I.P.

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Posted Oct 24 2013 - 06:14 PM

Good work Chris, It looks a lot better with the darkened black dash and authentic wheel.

Here are a couple of links to some good high resolution present day photos of the first Mirage car made, 1967 chassis M10001.

- http://www.supercars...D=1&pID=1062177

- http://www.supercars...D=1&pID=1061484

- http://www.supercars...D=1&pID=1061486

- http://www.supercars...D=1&pID=1062178

Also attached are a couple of pictures from a 1968 Mirage dash, the car was very similar but not quite the same as the originals, the switching layout on the dash is different and the bodywork had evolved as well but there is a good close-up shot for the smaller dials which are the same as in the '67 car and could perhaps be used for textures.

Looking around it seems like the dials either side of the main rev counter need to be moved to be closer to it so they are viewable from within the steering wheel rim, a 3do edit I would imagine. That and adding black plastic bezelled switches and the smaller mileage counter and a few other little details and you will have the genuine article on your hands. Perhaps the first cars also had black bakelite gear shifter knobs as opposed to wooden ones, but it's difficult to tell exactly in the period photo although it does perhaps seem to be black.

Whilst on the subject of dashes, from the same site there are some superb photos of the GT40 family and within the set you can find photos of the open topped 1965 GT40 roadster prototype, several mkI & II's plus the Sebring J6 cockpit. Enjoy having a browse.

- http://www.supercars...513/2952/1.html

Here are the two cockpit photos of the later 1968 Mirage variant.

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Edited by DuncanS, Oct 24 2013 - 06:26 PM.


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Posted Nov 02 2013 - 08:53 AM

Thank you for the pics, very useful! :)

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Posted Nov 02 2013 - 12:00 PM

Great links, :thankyou: all




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