IMC FORD GTP "J" CAR OFF ROAD CONVERSION
BUILT BY IRA DAHM (1972)
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The "OMEGA-1" was built to be a
high performance off road racing car. I built this one over 30 years ago,
just for fun. I recently unpacked it, cleaned it up and added new wheels
I started with an IMC Ford GTP "J"
Car road racer. The first thing I did was to shorten the body and frame.
Next I added a hood scoop, roof scoop and enlarged the wheel wells. I detailed
the engine with different thicknesses of sewing thread and made seat belts
with small strips of cloth. Aluminum tubing was added to the ends of the
exhaust pipes. Fine mesh brass screen was used to cover air intakes and
cooling vents. I modified the suspension for more ground clearence. The
original tires and wheels disenegrated so I used AMT Moonscope tires with
Mags from the parts box. High Power Off Road Lights were added on the roof
and an antenia was added to the rear of the car. The "OMEGA-1"
and "MUDDERS DIRT WORKS" Decals were made with a product of the
1970's, I think it was called the "Ducal System". The "OMEGA-1"
was painted with a light blue and then clear coated with Testors Glosscote.