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#77 Charlie Robert's 1971 Ford Torino


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#1 satterwhite78

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 01:51 PM

Charlie Roberts was an independent driver in Nascar in 1970 through 1974.  Hailing from Anniston, Alabama, Home of Bobby & Donnie Allison,  Red Farmer and the Alabama Gang  Charlie decided to leave the Bull rings and  make a run in Winston Cup.  3 career top tens and a best finish of ninth twice by 1972, being his best year.  By 74 Charlie retired from the series.

 

A Revell 71 Ford Torino GT body dropped over a P/L chassis.  Testor's Dark Red with Decals by Dave Vann.  The Tail panel sponser freestyled by hand to round out the back view.  Enjoy!

 

 

 

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 03:05 AM

Love seeing the replicas of the old horses.........Great job!



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Posted 12 May 2013 - 04:39 AM

That is very cool, great job.  I love your track/fence background as well.  Keep them coming!



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Posted 12 May 2013 - 06:15 AM

Nice, I have a passion for these old Nascars.



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Posted 12 May 2013 - 08:23 AM

Very nice, I like it!



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Posted 17 May 2013 - 01:18 PM

Awesome job.

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 06:18 AM

Really cool Vintage Stock Car build. Clean work with the finishing and nice paint. The shine is just perfect for a Stock Car, not too shiny (Is that even possible?) but not Matte finish either. Great work.

 

P/L Chassis? What's that?



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Posted 18 May 2013 - 09:07 AM

Really cool Vintage Stock Car build. Clean work with the finishing and nice paint. The shine is just perfect for a Stock Car, not too shiny (Is that even possible?) but not Matte finish either. Great work.

 

P/L Chassis? What's that?

 

I take it to mean a Polar Lights stock car kit?



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Posted 23 May 2013 - 06:18 PM

Ah, one of the famous Sunny King Ford-sponsored cars.  When I was in high school way back when, there was a running joke about the Sunny King Ford cars (I grew up about 45 minutes away from Anniston, where the Sunny King Ford dealership was located).  The joke was very visual, and I had a friend who acted it out very well.   It went basically like this:  "Down at Talledega, the cars go screaming past the grandstand VROOOOOM! And there's always one car that kind of buzzes around the bottom of the track BUUUUUZZZZZZ and tries not to get run over by the fast cars.  That's the Sunny King Ford car!"  This was way before video games and the internet, so we had to make our own entertainment :D



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Posted 06 June 2013 - 11:12 PM

Awesome job.

I have to agree ......Awesome craftsmanship



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Posted 07 June 2013 - 01:48 AM

Another really nice vintage build Chuck brings back memories of a much simpler time, good job!! :D 



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Posted 07 June 2013 - 04:04 AM

Love this build of a "not-often-seen" subject.  '71 Fords might not have been extremely-successful in Nascar, but they sure did make great looking race cars!  Excellent job on this build.  I'd like to see a straight-on photo of the rear of this build, so i can better-see your hand-done paintwork on the tail light panel!



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Posted 07 June 2013 - 06:36 AM

Nicely done.



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Posted 07 June 2013 - 01:16 PM

 Nice job!



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Posted 07 June 2013 - 06:53 PM

Excellent job  !  !  !

 

I love when these actual "STOCK CARS"  were taken from showroom floors..