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#1 Jantrix

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 05:01 PM

I helped a friend out today and he thanked me by giving me a couple of kits he had in his closet. One is the Bad Man 55 gasser. I'm sort of unsure what to do with this kit. Whats sort of things have you folks done with this kit?

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 06:27 AM

I did mine this way, although I started with the street machine kit and not an original Badman.
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Still haven't finished the exhaust.

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 03:13 PM

I like it! Anyone else build one?

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 03:32 PM

i built a 55 gasser, though not from the badman kit. you can see it here: my 55 gasser

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 08:00 PM

Gasser is the best way to build this, all gasser parts with it... My version built very long time ago so it's far from perfect...

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 08:23 PM

It makes a good donor for doing other Tri-Five gassers, as it has one of the few straight axle/leaf spring assemblies that's wide enough. The parts from Willys gasser kits are usually too narrow.

If you want a stock '55 Bel Air Hardtop, the newer Revell kit is the way to go, but this kit is one of those classic ex-Monogram kits, it's a simple build, even though the fit isn't the best.

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 09:31 AM

Gang,

Cool thread, when I was growing up almost every gas station had a Tri-Five Chevy alongside the building in some sort of "competition condition" ...awaiting the finishing touches that would make it a sure winner ! :) :P :D

Keep up the good work !

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 03:41 PM

Heres what i did with one

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 04:02 PM

Heres what i did with one

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That Sedan Delivery looks pretty cool Dave.

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 02:41 PM

Thanks Nick :lol:

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 03:08 AM

Love that gasser Oldschool! I really gotta do one of those.

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 07:08 PM

ONE THING!: I think, this kit has too small 350'' SBC! I don't mean that it has too less cubic inches but the size. It looks quite funny, so I would change it if I build this kit again some day. B)

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 01:08 AM

Thanks for all the input guys. I'm thinking hard about a box stock build, because at contests it's one of theose catagories I've never got an entry for. I hate yellow, so was leaning towards Inca Gold. Which should look groovy with the red tinted glass. However from what I've seen the engine does look really out of scale - too small. However if I'm going to change the engine, I'll likely start replacing all the other lil things that bother me, like those funky front seats, so again I'm leaning more towards a box stock build.

Was this based upon a real car? A Google search has revealed only the kit, some die-casts and the like.