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#1 Hondo

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 02:26 PM

Barry Setzer owner, Pat Foster driver. 1972 version.
Body from the Revell Pisano & Matsubara Vega kit.
Chassis from the Revell Don Schumacher Vega kit.
Candy red over gold paint, Slixx decals.

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#2 Matt LeBlanc

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 02:41 PM

Nice!!!!

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 03:57 PM

Super tight.......


Those old Revell kits are still great. I have a couple in the queue.


Got a Snake Vega and a Snowman Charger.


Now, I just need to quit my job and build cars all day.


I can dream........................


Well done.


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Posted 20 April 2009 - 04:05 PM

nicely done

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 09:12 AM

Hondo, what agreat build, this has always been my all time fav funnycar, when i was a kid i saw it blow up at lions drag strip, when i was about 12 or 13, my buddy grabbed the injector and sold it for 15 bucks before we even got out of the track and i grabbed a chunk of the body, if i remember rite it was the front fender half way trough the wheel well and about 2 feet back to the door, my mom threw it in the trash sone after getting it home. :) moms!!
i belive it was at the last drag race for lions.

Edited by gseeds, 21 April 2009 - 09:14 AM.


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Posted 21 April 2009 - 03:06 PM

Thanks guys.......

gseeds,
That would've been cool to have a piece of the BS Vega.
Too bad Mom tossed it.
Foster was probably my favorite driver too. He was fast.....
At the "Last Drag Race" at Lions in Dec. 1972 (McEwen won over Prudhomme),
Foster was the No. 1 qualifier, but crashed off the end of the track on that run
when the chutes came off the car. He didn't race due to the damage. IIRC......
But, he was fast a lot and blew up a lot too........... :)

Hondo

Edited by Hondo, 21 April 2009 - 03:18 PM.


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Posted 21 April 2009 - 06:02 PM

very nice build... I like the paint
U did very nice, real smooth and
a keen shine...

Is that the 1/16th scale kit?

Edited by kaseykahne09, 21 April 2009 - 06:03 PM.


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Posted 21 April 2009 - 10:03 PM

Hondo, what agreat build, this has always been my all time fav funnycar, when i was a kid i saw it blow up at lions drag strip, when i was about 12 or 13, my buddy grabbed the injector and sold it for 15 bucks before we even got out of the track and i grabbed a chunk of the body, if i remember rite it was the front fender half way trough the wheel well and about 2 feet back to the door, my mom threw it in the trash sone after getting it home. B) moms!!
i belive it was at the last drag race for lions.

Hi Gang, for a report on The Last Drag Race at Lions dig out a copy of HOT ROD from Feb 1973.
This was the first magazine I ever read about hot rods and drags. Though I was not there and had never seen a drag race I found this a very nostalgic feature
The mag has a great cover too which made me buy it. Jim Libermans Vega with 'Jungle Pam' in trade mark hot pants WoW :)


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Posted 22 April 2009 - 08:26 AM

very nice build... I like the paint
U did very nice, real smooth and
a keen shine...

Is that the 1/16th scale kit?



KK09,

It is the 1/25 scale.

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 05:35 PM

I love your builds! I used to go to OCIR with my stepdad when I was a kid and watch all the funny cars race, including Setzer. Your builds always take me back to the great old days of racing! Awesome work!

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Posted 25 April 2009 - 03:17 AM

Very nice. I have the front nose of the Hawaiian Bread car Of Roland.

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 04:13 AM

I love your builds! I used to go to OCIR with my stepdad when I was a kid and watch all the funny cars race, including Setzer. Your builds always take me back to the great old days of racing! Awesome work!



Thanks, CH.......
Some great tracks around the SoCal area back then.
Glad you like this one. The funny cars from this era were the best, IMO.

Stay tuned for more.............. :angry:

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 11:31 AM

Cool! I look forward to seeing more of your builds.

It sucks they turned OCIR into a housing development, but, such is life....

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 05:25 PM

beaut......I have a jungle jim vega that after thinking
i decided to do this car....mine will hahe the early rims
instead the centerlines. LOVE THE STAND...HOPR MINE IS AS HALF AS GOOD.

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 11:54 AM

beaut......I have a jungle jim vega that after thinking
i decided to do this car....mine will hahe the early rims
instead the centerlines. LOVE THE STAND...HOPR MINE IS AS HALF AS GOOD.



I'll have to decide which funny car to enter in the contest. I have a few ideas.......
I thought about using the American 5 spokes on the front of my BS Vega.
Decided on the Comp Resin "Cragar SuperTricks" that they ran on the later version.
Let me know if you need any reference pix on the BS car.

Thanks for noticing the stand, I make mine, depending on the length needed.

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 07:52 PM

Nice job. I just recently got a original MPC Barry Setzer Vega Funny Car kit and the body is
really out of proportion. Looks too small/short and the roof is too flat.

Using the Revell Vega kit like you did is the way to go.
Its also easier and cheaper to get that kit than a MPC one.

Laters, 808Nitro <_<