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#21 jjsipes

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 09:21 AM

For those wondering about the number on the roof, here is a picture I found on the Richard Petty Fan forum. Never seen a picture of this car until recently when doing research for my own Petty Model collection that I want to start.


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By the way Scott, love your builds and will be following this one as well.

Edited by jjsipes, 19 March 2012 - 09:23 AM.


#22 Scottnkat

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 09:24 AM

Thanks, Jason! I appreciate the comment and the picture. I knew the number on top was off-center, but this shows it perfectly.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 10:22 AM

Here's a link to the story about the black top roof car.

http://richardpettyf...play&thread=840

Ane the story about the white roof car.

http://richardpettyf...play&thread=841

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 04:34 PM

Not much of an update, but I wanted to let you all know that I was still busy on the Petty car.

I started working on the fuel cell that will replace the kit's molded in gas tank - it's still kind rough, but at least you can get an idea for what I am going for here:

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Also, I am going to have to address the hood. It has "cut outs" on the bottom so you can easily cut a hole in the hood - only problem is that this causes it to be visible (and you can feel it) on the top of the hood - I'm going to have to fill that then sand down the top of the hood to make it smooth between the two "bumps":

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Finally, here is a very rough mock up of the intake manifold that I am working on - I know it is really rough, but with a little luck I can make this look much better.

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Beyond that, I've just been priming, sanding, priming, sanding, etc.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 04:28 PM

Well, I started covering the chassis pan. I have left the driveshaft tunnel uncovered. If anyone knows if this should be covered, too, please let me know.

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Also, the slits cut into the hood have been filled, so I will (hopefully) start sanding the hood down tomorrow. I was going to primer the body today, but weather is against me, so maybe tomorrow.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 05:31 PM

Oh, that would be cool - thank you!

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 07:05 PM

i got a johan 69 roadrunner round tracker kit mssing the body

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 12:27 AM

Cool, this is most interesting, gonna follow this, so far so cool, keep going.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 03:26 AM

This is looking real good!!

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 12:28 PM

Well, that is very helpful - thank you - now I know what to work on tonight! :)

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 03:28 PM

Here is the current status of the chassis:

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I will be using putty to blend to pieces covering the main part of the underside so it will appear as one piece. Also, the cut out for the fuel cell is done so it will fit right in.

Edited by Scottnkat, 21 March 2012 - 03:28 PM.


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Posted 21 March 2012 - 03:29 PM

The GTX trim has been removed and the car body has been primered. It's coming along and is almost ready for paint:

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 04:08 PM

It's looking so cool, Scott. Did you find out anything on the intake?

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 04:14 PM

now I know what to do with my left over 68 road runner parts since I jap the chassis to update the dukes car and a regular everyday ride

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 05:58 PM

It's looking so cool, Scott. Did you find out anything on the intake?


Well, I checked all my kits and a few other people opened up some nice sealed Jo-Han kits looking for me, but it seems nobody makes that intake manifold. So I am still working on making one. It doesn't have to be perfect since it will mostly be covered by the air cleaner. Still, I have to try to make it resemble the part it's supposed to be. I may have an update to that in the next day or so.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 02:31 AM

If I'm not mistaken, I do believe the original Cannonball Run Chevelle kit had a bathtub intake like that.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 02:44 AM

Ok, a little further research leads me to believe that ALL of the early MPC Nascar kits had that intake, even the Fords. As far as the scribe line under the hood, the best fix is to fill it with baking soda/superglue.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 03:22 AM

Watching this one...

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 03:23 AM

Interesting build i have several pictures of engines with intake setups very much like this i will post them maybe they will help.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 03:57 AM

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A few pics from a book on stock cars maybe they can help first one is from 1964 than 69 and 70.