Fairmont drag car build - lots of updates 04/28/13
Posted 11 August 2012 - 05:10 PM
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Posted 12 August 2012 - 04:35 PM
Joe - I appreciate your support. I think it can be a pretty cool build if I just stay on-task... LOL
Do any of you guys who (may) have first-hand knowledge of chassis construction have any idea if a pro stock car of 1980-ish vintage would have had extra tubing under the driver side seat for mounts to attach to? It goes without saying that I've never been under any of Glidden's cars, so wish I had construction photos from way back then... Thanks for any insights you may have.
Edited by futurattraction, 12 August 2012 - 04:36 PM.
Posted 15 August 2012 - 04:05 PM
I get a kick out of seeing new build mockup shots to see how they set, so here’s my requisite mockup. I’m still undecided about tires and wheels, but for the sake of having some type of rolling stock, here are Monogram Pro Stars from the ’87 Glidden T-Bird. I’m debating between them and some custom-made 15” Cragar SuperTricks with true-to-scale 14x32s. I’m sure I’ll post pics of those at some point in the future.
Not quite head-on…
Lower side shot.
Posted 15 August 2012 - 10:50 PM
Posted 16 August 2012 - 05:24 AM
Posted 16 August 2012 - 06:31 AM
I can't offer much help with the type of vehicle you're building but I'm enjoying it just the same!
Posted 16 August 2012 - 08:18 AM
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Edited by James2, 16 August 2012 - 08:23 AM.
Posted 16 August 2012 - 01:17 PM
Posted 17 August 2012 - 08:08 AM
Thanks Joe – it could easily pass for a pro streeter if there’s room under there for mufflers. LOL
Al – I’ll keep plugging away at it.
Thanks Jason! Appreciate it… J
Hey Chris – thanks for kind words, bro.
Thank you for the reminder, Mike. It’s real easy for me to let this get more serious than it deserves…
Hi Leonard – thank you for the compliment. I PM’d you about how to get in touch.
James – thanks for the compliment. I like your sig a bunch. Character is all-important!
Thanks Ray. I’m tryin’…
Wayne – I appreciate it. Got more pics I can post. Just hope I can keep up the momentum… LOL
Thanks Shane. The Lord gave me a lot patience to work through this project – and I have to give Ed Fluck credit for the casting work. He’s a great guy and does excellent work.
Posted 17 August 2012 - 06:16 PM