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Anyone have photos of Jim Bucher's Chevy AA/FD?


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#1 Dan Helferich

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 11:45 AM

I've wanted to do a model of this car for a long time but photos are as rare as honest politicians. Anyone have some to share? Thanks, Dan H.



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Posted 22 January 2013 - 12:16 PM

I've wanted to do a model of this car for a long time but photos are as rare as honest politicians. Anyone have some to share? Thanks, Dan H.

It is the Don Garlits Museum in Ocala FL. If I knew someone needed good photos I would have took more

 

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 02:10 PM

Well Dan H, there you go.......you done yet? Just kidding, please post if you build, would love to see your progress!

 

Terry, beautiful pix!!! Thanks for sharing with us...



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Posted 22 January 2013 - 03:10 PM

Hey Joliet... my parents went to the Don Garlits Museum when they went to visit my aunt and uncle a few years ago and they took some pics and I just happen to have this one of the dragster....

 

 

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 03:13 PM

One More

 

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:10 PM

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#7 Dan Helferich

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:49 PM

Thanks guys! The fact that he was competitive with the big block Chevy just makes this a tempting build. The detail picks of the engine are extra cool! I was researching a Clayton Harris car back when Clayton was still alive and I could never find a good picture of the front top of the body. I could see it was a figure but couldn't make it out. A friend of mine knew him so I asked him to find out what it was. He gave me Clayton's phone number but I didn't call him, not wanting to bother him. About a month later the phone rang and a guy said "Is this Dan?" I said yes, he said Hi, this is Clayton Harris. Joe said you had a question about one of my cars. We talked for about 10 minutes, the figure on the car was Bugs Bunny. He was killed in a plane crash a couple of months later. He sure seemed like an everyday nice guy. Thanks to you all for your help!



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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:55 PM

I keep hoping that Revell or Round 2 would release one of the better rear engined dragsters so we would have more decals available. I'd love to build three cars, the Jim Bucher (world's fastest Chevy) Clayton Harris' New Dimension fueler (one of the few cars to be able to compete with Garlits the first year of the rear engined dragsters and the Kentucky Moonshiner of Frakes and Funk.



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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:27 PM

Great subject!  I remember always cheering Jim Bucher back in the day (figuratively, had to rely on whatever magazine's covered it back then).  Love to see this come to fruition!



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Posted 23 January 2013 - 02:54 AM

Some info

 

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:48 PM

Very cool subject and pictures.  I was thinking of building a Chevy Ratmotor FD using the new Young American without the front body panels....these engine picks would be a great reference for that project.  Thanks...TIM