Dale Earnhardt - Year ?
Posted 22 September 2012 - 05:10 PM
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Basically there's two choices here. There's the Jo-Han kit, which most folks feel has the more accurate body but is lacking in the chassis department. Most builders will use the body from the Jo-Han kit and a chassis from the AMT 1968 Roadrunner kit.
Then theres the Revell kit. It's considered a half decent replica but is a full street car with a molded in vinyl roof that needs removal. Cage, interior, engine and chassis details need to be sourced. Even so, up against the venerable Jo-Han kit it's the more economical solution. With the Revell body (reworked) and a Monogram NASCAR Ford chassis and a Hemi engine a fairly convincing stocker can be built, although deletion of some of the roll cages components is necessary.
Posted 22 September 2012 - 06:43 PM
Posted 22 September 2012 - 06:50 PM
That can't be a '86, Earnhardt didn't get the Good wrench car til '88, up until then he had the Wrangler car.
This is correct. Earnhardt went into the black Goodwrench car in '88 with the silver 3's. From '89 on he ran the white 3's. The box may say '86 but that maybe some licensing date or such. Also too, the decals that come with the kit are not correct. Mike's Decals sells the correct sheet and they are beautiful. I'm building this same car right now. Just a little more info for ya. Happy building
Edited by JustBill, 22 September 2012 - 06:51 PM.
Posted 22 September 2012 - 07:18 PM
Posted 22 September 2012 - 07:34 PM
No confusion Mate!!!! That's why were all here to learn from one another. I've noticed that on other kits, it may say 1987 but that could be the year the kit was produced but the driver could have ran the car back in 1985. That's happened several times in the past.
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