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Old 04-15-2013, 05:11 PM   #1
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Back in the early 70s when I was a teenager my dad used to take me to the Anderson Speedway here in Indiana on Saturdays. I loved to watch those nasty looking dirt track cars. There were a lot of 55 - 57 Chevys on the track back then. I've decided to take an old 1/18 scale die cast 55 Chevy Belair that I have had for a long time chop it up a bit and make a beat up old race car out of it. I'm going to grind the wheel wells out for bigger tires and fab up a roll cage. I'm thinking about painting it plum crazy purple I want it to end up looking something like this picture. I'll post progress pictures as I go along.


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Old 04-16-2013, 09:31 AM   #2
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That will make a great looking model, even as a hardcore open wheel guy, I loved the look of the late 60's early 70's Late models, especially with the hogged out wheel wells, and huge slicks. Keep us posted!
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That is one sweet looking 55, that was the best era for Late Models in my opinion, although the Nova is pretty sweet as well.
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Well I'm making progress on the race car I just don't have any pictures yet. I have a friend that takes my pictures for me and he is having computer issues so he can't e-mail them to me. He says he should have things fixed soon so as soon as he sends them to me I'll post them. In the meantime I got another idea I'm thinking that if I can get my hands on a 1/18 scale old Chevy pickup cab and a dually frame and wheels. I will build a race car hauler truck and put the car on it like this.

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Bigdad, Highway 61 die cast has some, check this out.
http://www.toywonders.com/productcar...6-94p11141.htm
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I finally got the pictures here is what the 55 Chevy looks like so far, I'll be starting the interior and roll cage next.





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....now thats looking good.......



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Really nice! where did you get the wheels and tires?
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Really nice! where did you get the wheels and tires?
Thanks for the comments, I got the wheels and tires from a diecast model of The Car from the James Brolin movie of the same name. A friend of mine had it until one of his kids got their hands on it and broke it. He gave it to me after that to use for parts.
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..who made the model....is it die cast or plastic ?



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