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Stock Cars Stock cars have come a long way since the days of the old jalopy but many race fans will tell you the vintage stock cars put on some of the best fender banging action of all-time.



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Old 04-24-2013, 06:34 PM   #11
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..who made the model....is it die cast or plastic ?
The 55 Chevy is a 1/18 scale die cast model and the wheels are from a die cast of The Car from the 1977 movie both were made by ERTL.

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Old 04-25-2013, 04:17 PM   #12
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....thanks.....I really love this project.....already started to think about doing one...keep posting,I need the inspiration...



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That's going to look great.
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Old 04-26-2013, 11:03 PM   #14
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I found another race car hauler picture that I like better I'm bidding on a 1/18 scale 55 Chevy pickup to use on e-bay. I hope I get it but I'll have to get my hands on some bigger wheels and tires for it and a duel wheel set up for the back, then I can use sheet plastic for the ramp and stowage boxes.

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Doing great work! Looks like a great project! Keep posting; I'm loving it!
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That looks great. What a good subject to build. I do model building as well. Mine are 1/8 scale and totally scratch built. Here's a 1979 Stanton sprinter I'm working on now. Can't wait to see more of your car.
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:39 PM   #17
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Thank you all for your comments I just won an e-bay auction on a 1/18 scale 55 Chevy pickup to use as a wedge bed car hauler. This is a picture I found of what I want to do with the truck.



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I just paid for the truck and ordered a racing seat belt setup for the car they will be shipped tomorrow I should get them both next week.

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Old 05-02-2013, 01:55 PM   #18
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Here are a couple of pictures of the Chevy truck and racing seat belts for the car that I got on e-bay yesterday.


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I got the 55 Chevy truck I'm using for the race car hauler in the mail today, the 5 point racing seat belt for the car came on Saturday.
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I need some help I've had a couple of people ask me about the cut out in the Chevy's passenger door. I know I remember seeing cars like that back in the 70s I always thought that it was so the driver could get out quicker in case of an accident. I hope I'm not totally wrong I can't replace what I've cut out. I'm having a hard time finding reference pictures of cars with the doors like that though. Is there anyone out there that knows if this was done to cars back in the day or am I just having a senior moment.

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