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#1 caine440

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 01:12 PM

Just getting stated on this one.
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Still sorting out what chassis to use.


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Posted 03 November 2012 - 01:33 PM

Butch Leal ?

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 04:16 PM

Looking good. That thing got a Hemi?

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 10:55 PM

What ever you do with this will be great knowing how your builds turn out. Keep us posted.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 01:20 AM

Another interesting build from you bench, Roger! What body is that? Somekind of Snaptite? I'm building one '71 Cuda Pro Stock currently and actually it's almost ready for paint, so I will keep close eye to this one. ;)

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 02:53 AM

Great progress, has the look.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 06:55 AM

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I have had this kit forever and I finally put together a plan for it, There were not that many 72 Barracuda Pro Stockers. Most were running the lighter A body Dusters

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 07:13 AM

Roger, where did you source the scoop ?
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 08:04 AM

Actually there were several that vintage, all the big names ran them ....

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 08:48 AM

70 and 71 the Cuda was more common. By 72 many teams started with the Cuda but by the end of the season were focused on the Duster thanks to NHRA changing the rules to make the GM cars more competitive even the Mopar Missile was in a Duster as the 72 season came to an end.
There are some cool looking 72 and later E bodies like the Sox car he ran outside of NHRA. I have seen a Vanke Cuda and a few others If you have photos of other I would love to see them as I have a couple of 72 bodies and no plans for them. Finding decals for the lesser known cars can be a big challenge.
The scoop is modified from the Johan 71 Sox & Martin kit.
.Thanks!

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 02:57 PM

I save any and every picture I find of Old drag cars, especially Mopar stuff .
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 03:06 PM

That Mowtown Missile looks pretty bad. I am sure decals for that should be easy to find too.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 03:12 PM

Slixx man Slixx

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 03:25 PM

PS, the only decals I know that are readily avail are the Sox and Martin car as well as the Motown Missle car.

If there are others, someone let me know as I have several old MPC builders in the boxes put away

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 03:48 PM

Thanks for the photos.
I have never seen the Grotheer car before.
Very cool.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 04:33 PM

There were decals for the Grotheer Cuda done by MPC, I have them
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 04:34 PM

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There were decals for the Grotheer Cuda done by MPC, I have them
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those are for the 1971 car

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 04:38 PM

Yes that is true but it is a starting point ....

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 04:51 PM

Grotheer had some of the best looking cars out there ; easily in my personal Top 5 .

Caine440 is right ; by 1972 , Chrysler was all but entirely factored-out of many racing classes / sanctions ; and truly , any non-Wedge engine was factored-out (Ford's Boss 429 and Chrysler's 426 Hemi were chief among them) with "Canted Valve" engines not far behind (335-Series / 385-Series / "Shotgun" Fords , iirc. , and Mark IV Chevy ).
At least in Pro Stock that was the case .

By early-mid year '72 , Demon-Duster-Dart Sport models rapidly replaced Barracuda / Challenger models in short order .

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 06:25 PM

Here is a pic of the Missle Challenger that I haven't seen before. You seem to have a pretty vast knowledge of Mopar racing history.
Have you ever seen this version of the Chally, and if so have you considered building it? You do a great job on your replicas, and it would be a pretty cool ride to add to your collection.
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