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#1 sflam123

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:15 PM

I was a HUGE fan of drag racing and the Ramchargers in the 60's and 70's.  I have slowly been building examples of some of the cars campaigned by the Ramchargers group.  This the 1970 Challenger driven by Leroy Goldstein and was the first Funny Car to OFFICIALLY make a pass under 7.00 seconds.  The base kit is the AMT/Model King Challenger with a Parts by Parks pre-wired distributor added.  Paint is Tamiya gloss white and the decals are a set I acquired some time back.  Thank you for looking.

 

Steve

 

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#2 Mopar Mike

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 06:26 PM

Nice build.

 

Mike

 

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#3 mysterj1

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:50 PM

Great topic, I remember that car being one of my favorites.  I love the horsepower on the cars today, but really I think the cars today just have no character compared to the FC's of the day.



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Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:08 AM

Very nice and clean.



#5 slusher

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:48 AM

Sharp and so clean. love it...



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Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:12 AM

sweet! love he Ramchargers too



#7 Daddyfink

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 05:03 AM

One of the all time greats! Nice!



#8 brett

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 10:51 PM

great job ! love the Ramchargers cars



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Posted 20 February 2013 - 12:56 PM

Very nice, Steve. Good looking build.
RIP, Leroy Goldstein !!!

#10 Ramcharger

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 01:04 PM

Great Job!  I just got the kit to do this same build. 



#11 sflam123

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 06:55 PM

Amen Hondo.   IMO Goldstein was one of the pioneers of the modern day FC drivers.

 

Ramcharger,  FYI.....I sanded the styling "break" on the body side down considerably.  If you look at the reference pictures of the car on the internet, it looks VERY stock, EXCEPT the sides are pretty smooth, i. e. no styling "break".  Also, I had to massage the "tin" and chassis to get the body down to where it had that funny car "look".  It still doesn't have the attitude I wanted, but it is better than where it was when I started.


Edited by sflam123, 20 February 2013 - 07:01 PM.


#12 Ramcharger

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 01:20 AM

Thanks for your tips on the body. 



#13 Fortheloveofgassers

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 12:30 PM

Love the build! Love the topic! Have you seen the new Ramchargers book?

#14 bogger44

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 05:17 PM

Sharp looking build.  Ditto on liking the Ramchargers cars, too.