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#1 rustybill1960

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:41 AM

Hello People
I just finished this
It is the AMT '61 Ranchero kit with the engine from the AMT '68 Mustang GT500
some parts box pieces and a lot of scratch building
Thank You for looking
Later
Russ
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#2 cobraman

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:57 AM

Wow ! She's way up there ain't she ? I like it.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:57 AM

Nice build on that Ranchero but it would never qualify as a gasser.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:10 AM

Wild. Thumbs up.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:36 AM

That's pretty wild ! Great engine detailing !
I'm glad I saw this , since it's getting moved to another section where I might have missed it .

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 10:10 AM

Plenty of ground clearance there. You wouldn't have to worry 'bout that Possum crossing the track!

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 02:24 PM

That is nice, nose up, big motor, hot rod!

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 04:05 PM

digg'n the power plant...zoooom...zoooom.... B)

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 04:23 PM

Wild! I used to own a 61 Falcon Ranchero. I lived in Oak Ridge, TN and it was an old Atomic Energy Commission vehicle. I put some mags on it and a C4 transmission. It was a neat ride. I want to build a replica of it some day.

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 03:12 AM

Great engine detail,,,

#11 rustybill1960

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 04:51 AM

:mellow:
Thank You all for looking and the comments!
Your time and consideration is appreciated, a lot.
:)
Yeah, it is a nose-bleeder, but, it's "my" nose bleed.
:rolleyes:
Again, Carl, Tom, Neal, James II, Greg, Terry, Ray, guys, Thank You!
Later
Russ
;)

Edited by rustybill1960, 09 August 2012 - 04:52 AM.


#12 Terry Sumner

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 07:02 AM

I got a kick out of the decal on the tailgate... "NHRA RECORD HOLDER". Must be the record for altitude! :D

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 08:49 AM

:D
"Nose Bleed award"
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Posted 09 August 2012 - 09:02 AM

I remember seeing cars simular to this driving around the local drive-in restaurant back in the late '60s. I always liked them from a distance. You would be up there high enough to see everything around you except whats in front or you. You almost need a hole in the floor to see the road. Don't get me wrong, I like it! :)

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 09:32 AM

Nice build on that Ranchero but it would never qualify as a gasser.


neat build! great subject and detail. someone can even throw the step ladder in the back after youget in!! love those big ford motors!!!

high octane, can you be more specific please, i have plans on building a phantom gasser or 2. in the 1 to 1 world, whats wrong with it?

#16 Terry Sumner

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 10:56 AM

It wouldn't qualify as a Gasser to run in any Gas class because the front end is way too high. Gas class rules call for the body to remain level, in spite of all these sky high front ends you see on "gasser" models. See the rules under "Body." You could get away with SOME added height in the front but not that much. Also, the engine crankshaft centerline was limited to be no more than 24" above the ground. In 1/25th scale that would be one inch. See "Engine." Has to have a hood. Also doesn't have any inner fenderwells...had to have them too with any fenderwell header openings being no more than 2" away from the header tubes. See "Fender Splash Pans."

If you are really interested in building a "legal" gasser, here are the rulebook pages from a 1970 NHRA rulebook for the Gas classes.... I have the entire rulebook posted on my Fotki site here....http://public.fotki....nhra-rulebooks/ Hope this helps you!

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#17 rustybill1960

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 11:31 AM

:rolleyes:
Gee,
Wish I had that when I was building the "model" . . . . . . . . .
:D

#18 Terry Sumner

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 12:37 PM

Hey Russell...it doesn't matter...the model is cool!

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 06:51 PM

That is a wild one!
Very cool.

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 08:34 AM

It is a model and a darn cool one at that.