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#1 James2

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 05:13 AM

As with many of us Tim Boyd has inspired me to build subjects I would not normally think of. And with his latest post of a wonderful 32 Street Roadster, it reminded me of this build. 

I enjoyed learning about these great drag cars from Tim and research on my own. Here is what I came up with. Link to humble build, http://s176.photobuc...treet Roadster/

 

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Lets see what you might have!


#2 Jantrix

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 05:35 AM

My most recent completion.

 

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#3 tim boyd

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 05:36 AM

Very cool, James. Really like your choice of build options, and your addition of a hood is one area where my builds fell a little short of the mark. Congratulations and thanks for posting! TIM

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:25 AM

Very cool cars.



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 08:22 AM

One of these is on my "one of these days" list:

 

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 08:38 AM

Nice thread, keep it going please!  :) Wish I had something to contribute.  



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 05:42 PM

Here is a '29 Ford that I built a long time ago. It's meant to be a street/strip/car show warrior from the mid sixties:

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The engine is a 340 Mopar made to look like a triple carbed Oldsmobile.

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 05:52 PM

Here is another.

The original version. It still need a passenger seat and front fenders to make it a legal Street Roadster.

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Never did like the purple paint, so........

I made it green! I found some front fenders from a old AMT '32 Ford kit, added another seat, and made it legal.

The front headlights (required by NHRA rules) were cut from the front bumper of a Revell Hemi 'cuda.

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These are great race cars that are often overlooked by builders. I gotta build some more of them!

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 05:52 PM

I'd love to find the decals for either the Gary Burgin or the Bilby, Densham, Plueger cars.



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:20 PM

Very cool thread James. Please keep this going.



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:29 PM

Very Cool Builds Guys. they all look great!!



#12 Tom Geiger

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:48 PM

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Body and engine from the Beverly Hillbillies kit,  chassis is from the old Monogram Green Hornet.

 

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#13 Marty "Hatchet"

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:31 PM

Wow! Killer rods guys! I don't have any builds quite like these but now I think i'll change that!!!!


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Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:35 AM

Thanks for posting guys. Hope this one keeps going. These were great cars, maybe someone with more knowledge on the class could set up the rules. But I do know from my research, most were 29-31 topless fords with fenders front and back required. Seemed like any engine combo could be run and a hood was expected. Mine was a fun build and I'll just bet the 1:1's were a blast to race!



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:58 PM

I think that along with fenders fr and rr they also had to have headlights as well as a windscreen.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:17 PM

Great looking collection of builds here. I like that Street Shaker Walter....Nice work fellas!



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:09 PM

 

As with many of us Tim Boyd has inspired me to build subjects I would not normally think of. And with his latest post of a wonderful 32 Street Roadster, it reminded me of this build. 

I enjoyed learning about these great drag cars from Tim and research on my own. Here is what I came up with. Link to humble build, http://s176.photobuc...treet Roadster/

 

PB290009.jpg
PB290007.jpg
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Lets see what you might have!

 

What can I say I love it really nice job. By the way did you make those headers? I f so you should do a how to on them they would look good on alot of projects.

 

John Pol



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 04:30 PM

Thanks John, and I did make them. I'll have to see about that suggestion. 

Any other Street Roadster models?



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Posted 05 February 2013 - 04:27 PM

Street roadsters had an interesting history. The true street roadster class required full street equipment (full fenders and lights) throughout the classes existence. The class bounced between Altered eliminator and Modified eliminator up into the mid 70's. The Gary Burgin car was an example of this as well as the Flashback model.

 

 

The Bilby, Densham, Plueger actually ran as a gasser in the late sixties. Gasser rules were very flexible at this time in an attempt to save the class. Many circuits ran cars called gassers that were far from being NHRA legal. This was the era of the Mustang gassers and the flip top Willys.



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 05:57 PM

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