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#1 gonzo64nova

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:47 AM

I picked up this kit for cheap at a LHS, covered in dust on a back shelf. Its a pretty basic kit but Ithought it had potential. I started gluing all the separate pieces together on the nose and molded them together to represent a fiberglass pro stock nose clip.
Then I started on the chassis and added the cage and big wheel tubs. I've also scratch built a lenco trans and hood scoop.
I hav'nt decided if this is going to be a "what if" of a well known driver / team or just a paint scheme representing a local team or speed shop. I still have tons more to build so enjoy the beginning pictures for now.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 06:59 AM

yea, buddy!!! very nice. your the second one i have seen doing one of these. maybe i will get mine out and follow along..... i will be watching this.



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Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:15 AM

A few of these were raced in Pro Stock. The list includes Sox and Martin (Slixx decals), Dick Landy, and Bob Lambeck. I don't know where you'd decals for the last two.

 

I also have one that I keep looking at thinking I should pull it out and build it.



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Posted 18 January 2013 - 01:03 PM

An older build of mine, not one of my best.

At some point a Dick Landy Omni will join it on the shelf.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 05:51 PM

The Landy car wouldn't be too difficult to pull off. You could probably source some of the markings from other sources.

 

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And don't forget about Butch Leal.

 

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There is also the Roy Hill car.

 

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 06:15 PM

I should have remembered the Roy Hill car. The Butch Leal car is new to me.

 

Wayne is right. The Landy decals shouldn't be that hard.



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Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:17 AM

I am planning on using the decals Slixx has for the Landy Dart Sport as a starting point when I get around to it. The paint job is a pain to pull off and make it look right.



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Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:47 AM

I have future plans to do the S & M car, like what Roger has already done but I also plan to do the Butch Leal car as this one would be the easiest to replicate using any one of a number of decal sources. The text on his cars never really changed much so the Cady Duster decals would work for this car.

 

Mark Batson has also been working on a Roy Hill version for a couple of years now. He had some custom decals created for his.



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Posted 19 January 2013 - 08:35 AM

Thanks for the help guys, I have never seen the Leal car, The photos are a big help. I am keeping the Shelby ground effects so I might just make up my own  sponsors / team. Im working on the frame and mounting the hemi, then headers ( the job I dread ) Im going to try a set from one of the Pro/Sportsman kits first.

   Rodger - nice job on the S &M car, Ilook forward to all your new builds

   Wayne - Thanks for the pics, I love it when I can add to my reference collection.



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Posted 19 January 2013 - 09:12 AM

Its kinda funny to see this cause I was planing on building an IROC Dodge Daytona. I had the idea when I saw caine440's Charger, now I think I'll start on it soon after seeing this, thanks.


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