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#1 Sully

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 08:09 AM

I built this one as a factory light weight. A Saturday night special. JoHann body and interior on a modified Lindberg chassis. The engine is from the Lindberg kit also.........


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Posted 06 September 2008 - 01:47 PM

that is one sweet looking model

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 03:08 PM

Pretty sweet Sully. I'd like to see this one in person. Are you gonna show it at the 3RA show in a couple of weeks? -Will

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 04:07 PM

Thanks for the comments guys........ B)
Can't enter it at our show Willy cause I'm a club member, but I just might bring it for display on the club table.

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 06:13 PM

Yeah I know you guys don't enter your own show but you do always have a great club member display table. I remember it being set up as a drive-in with Bullitt playing. And I believe I also remember an awesome Two-Lane Blacktop 55 on one of your display tables. But at any rate I would love to see it so I hope you decide to bring it. -Will

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 01:51 PM

Very nice Sully. Cant wait to see what comes off your bench next.

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 06:00 PM

Thanks for the comments guys........ ;)
Can't enter it at our show Willy cause I'm a club member, but I just might bring it for display on the club table.


Now, that's Cool! (around here, we have characters that enter the same model for months and years! Way Uncool)
I have always admired the ethics of Modelers, (I mean REAL Modelers) and that's what kept me building.
GREAT Mopar, by the way...Glad it will be displayed! Guys need to see this.

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 03:01 PM

Very nice Sully, Here's my "Friday Night Special"...Built wayyy back in the 80s. Wheels and tires are from the very hard to find, "Arii" wheel/tire sets

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It's "All Jo-Han", with the HEMI from a '64 Dodge kit..

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Posted 19 September 2008 - 09:52 AM

:angry: Sully, PLEASE don't take this wrong, because it's really a nice well built model of a REALLY UGLY CAR!!! I remember those things were ugly in 62, and they ain't got NO better lookin since then! BUT, you did an exellent job of capturein the "look" these cars had! So well, in fact, you made an ugly car look GOOD! Great Build( of a really ugly car!) (Did I mention I thought that was an UGLYcar?) :lol:

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Posted 19 September 2008 - 01:08 PM

:lol: Sully, PLEASE don't take this wrong, because it's really a nice well built model of a REALLY UGLY CAR!!! I remember those things were ugly in 62, and they ain't got NO better lookin since then! BUT, you did an exellent job of capturein the "look" these cars had! So well, in fact, you made an ugly car look GOOD! Great Build( of a really ugly car!) (Did I mention I thought that was an UGLYcar?) :lol:


George..........you think the 62 Dodge Dart was ugly ???????????? :o Me too !!!!!!!!! She was not one of Virgil Exner's finest. But...........when you dropped in a 413 Max Wedge, coupled to a four speed gear box, she could put a lot of fear in the competition. I have some stats here that says, equipted this way she could do 0-60mph in 5.8 seconds and 14.4 seconds in the quater mile. Not too shabby for 1962...... ;)

By the way........thanks for the good comments. :)

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 03:54 PM

Haaahahaaaa..thats great. nice build too.

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Posted 27 September 2008 - 05:28 PM

Great looking Mopar Sully.
Looks like they didnt waste any money to make it pretty, They spent it all to make it fast.
Great job.

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 04:43 AM

Great builds, Sully and Albert! I'd like a couple of those kits, one for the owner and one for me, to build this.
A fellow Mopar Alley club member:

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Posted 15 October 2008 - 07:56 AM

George..........you think the 62 Dodge Dart was ugly ???????????? :D Me too !!!!!!!!! She was not one of Virgil Exner's finest. But...........when you dropped in a 413 Max Wedge, coupled to a four speed gear box, she could put a lot of fear in the competition. I have some stats here that says, equipted this way she could do 0-60mph in 5.8 seconds and 14.4 seconds in the quater mile. Not too shabby for 1962...... :lol:

By the way........thanks for the good comments. B)

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Sully:

Great job on making the Dart look like it really did. I think (know!) the performance figures are off, however. In 1962, friend Al Driscoll bought a black 413, dual long-rams w/Torquflite trans. This was a mid- 12-second car, speed was 102-106.
I bought a '63 Dodge 330 sedan (426 Short Ram Max Wedge) w/ Torquflite trans that I got into mid-11s that year. Acceleration was staggering...
I ran a '56 Ford 292 (convertible!) that turned mid-14s, 92 mph.
My present '55 Ford F100 w/smallblock Chev turns mid-13s, will do 0-60 in 4.3 seconds. (not a 'Bomb')
I think a 413 that would take 5.8 seconds to go 60 mph would be in serious need of a tuneup: If I raced Driscoll's 413 with my F100, he'd pass me like a freight train passing a tramp!