1962 Petty Plymouth
Posted 23 April 2012 - 07:46 AM
Posted 25 April 2012 - 07:00 AM
Body work has been started.
Here you can see where I cut the chassis right behind the front sub-frame to shorten wheelbase. Cut out the stock gas tank and shortened rear frame rails. Need to fill in were tank was and either modify the stock tank or fab a new one similar to the Johan 64 Petty tank.
Edited by jjsipes, 25 April 2012 - 07:22 AM.
Posted 26 April 2012 - 05:08 AM
Posted 11 May 2012 - 07:38 AM
Edited by jjsipes, 11 May 2012 - 07:39 AM.
Posted 11 May 2012 - 08:08 AM
Posted 11 May 2012 - 08:51 AM
Posted 12 May 2012 - 07:45 AM
I'm Tuned In.
Posted 19 May 2012 - 03:13 AM
Posted 19 May 2012 - 07:45 AM
I have primed the chassis and found some areas that needed alittle more attention with some putty. Overall I think it will work great. Need to finish up and start checking on ride height.
I have also started to see if I could modify the interior pieces from the same Lindberg 64 Dodge 330 kit that the chassis came from to fit the 62 Savoy body. Have modified the package tray and added some wheelhouses to the rear seat area. I will attempt to make door panels with stock upholstery pattern on them using the reverse side of the Dodge pieces.
Posted 19 May 2012 - 08:21 AM
Petty cars did not run HEMI's until their debut in 1964. Suspensions on these cars alternated between dark blue and gloss black.
Should have stated that is the 426 wedge engine which cosmetically looks the same as the 413's. The 426 HEMI's weren't around til 64 Daytona 500.
Thanks for the info on suspension colors. Guess I will just have to pick one and go with it.
Posted 21 June 2012 - 06:40 AM
I also got my chassis primed and noticed some areas that needed some attention with putty. Fits pretty good.
Posted 28 June 2012 - 11:12 AM
Posted 28 June 2012 - 05:03 PM
Edited by rel14, 29 June 2012 - 01:56 PM.
Posted 10 August 2012 - 08:51 AM
Finally got the body in primer and noticed a few areas that needed blocking. Mocked up the suspension to see about ride height.