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Old 05-07-2013, 08:59 AM   #21
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Default Re: 1/18 scale 55 Chevy Dirt Track Car

Bigdad, here's a really rough one, but I've seen others with the "cutouts", in the doors. I'll post more when I find them. I never liked the cut out, but it was done to the real race cars, I don't know exactly why either. But I still love your model, keep up the great work, can't wait to see the finished product.
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:51 AM   #22
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Love the pictures



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Old 05-09-2013, 11:43 AM   #23
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Well I should be able to get back to work on the car know my last purchase of a couple of bucket seats from e-bay will be here today. I was going to try to cut up the bench seat and use it but it just does not like right, plus I have that cool looking photoetch 5 point racing seat belt now. I have been holding off starting the roll cage until I have the seat. I'm having second thoughts about converting the pickup into a car hauler too. The 1/25 scale semi truck tires would work but the wheels look totally wrong, I may just get a trailer for the race car and do a kinda rusty old rat rod look on the truck.
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Old 05-23-2013, 04:22 AM   #24
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.....this build has given me some inspiration for my own project.....I bought an old GMP Sprint Car Kit,and because I was having problems deciding what to paint my 1:1 car ... I thought if I could paint the model ,I may be on to something......I decided on Audi Amulet Red as a base,but haven't decided on a contrast colour.....the model is stock,with the chassis redrilled to raise the rear..this is the only modification.I hope you are getting on with your project....love to see some more photo's....
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:07 AM   #25
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We had a cutdown drivers door on the 81 season superstock and a few others...why?...300 and plenty pound 6 ft refrigerator with a head named Moose...actually had 1 car with a hinged panel u would fasten with dzus clips when he got in!
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Old 06-08-2013, 04:23 AM   #26
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..any more progress on your project ?......can't wait to see this done



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Old 06-13-2013, 08:36 AM   #27
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What's under the rear box and decklid bigdad?

Have you ever dealt with any remote control cars?

You're DEFINITELY good with the 'static' models NICE!!!
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Old 07-16-2013, 03:08 PM   #28
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I'm sorry I haven't posted in awhile my wife and I moved to a new smaller apartment in June. I have not been able to get back too the 55 yet I have to figure out an area in the apartment where I can work. I'll post some more pictures when I get back into the build.
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Old 07-17-2013, 04:24 AM   #29
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..can't wait...



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