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#21 Gluhead

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 06:29 PM

If you're going with a red version, then there's no real need to be concerned with the orange bleeding through. The worst it can do is make your red a tad brighter over time, which in turn itself will likely darken a tad anyway. :D



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Posted 27 February 2013 - 03:00 AM

Correct,,,, the car was in fact poppy red, (most of the time) but in real life it looks more orange ( very similarr to the color of the plastic so that should give you a basis to match )

 

 

 

wheels were easily changed from race to race , even some during the same race.

 

HUGE thread over at the hamb on these cars .

 

http://www.jalopyjou...a051f1&t=136384


Edited by gtx6970, 27 February 2013 - 03:01 AM.


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Posted 27 February 2013 - 04:21 AM

According to MrMike ( http://www.modelcars...p?showuser=5234 ) , the aerosol sealer called "Killz" works best to seal red and red-ish coloured plastic .



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Posted 27 February 2013 - 09:54 AM

Correct,,,, the car was in fact poppy red, (most of the time) but in real life it looks more orange ( very similarr to the color of the plastic so that should give you a basis to match )

 

 

 

wheels were easily changed from race to race , even some during the same race.

 

HUGE thread over at the hamb on these cars .

 

http://www.jalopyjou...a051f1&t=136384

 

Thanks for the link Bill! I stumbled across it once, but couldn't remember where it was! There is a lot of pics on there (I haven't gotten through the whole thing yet - 170+ pages! Wow!). It seems like they had as many different setups as they did races!

 

Thanks for the input guys! ;)



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Posted 27 February 2013 - 10:55 AM

When I do searches on Google, a lot of pictures end up leading me there .

 

170 pages is nuttin,,,,,

 

You should see the one on drag cars in motion. Last time I ck'd it, it was over 1300 pages

 

these also  a good one on 1962-65 Mopar superstock cars as well . just gotta find it



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 07:33 AM

Hi Everett,

 

I'm looking forward to this build!  

 

Have you decided what color you will be using?  BTW, MCW does have the correct Poppy Red.

 

Mike.


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Posted 11 April 2013 - 08:09 AM

Hi Everett,

 

I'm looking forward to this build!  

 

Have you decided what color you will be using?  BTW, MCW does have the correct Poppy Red.

 

Mike.

Thanks MIke! I haven't quite decided yet. I've had to put my projects on hold for awhile due to the fact that my wife is currently not working, so my project funding has dried up. I may not be able to get back to this until the end of the year (hopefully sooner).



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 09:55 AM

Thanks MIke! I haven't quite decided yet. I've had to put my projects on hold for awhile due to the fact that my wife is currently not working, so my project funding has dried up. I may not be able to get back to this until the end of the year (hopefully sooner).

 

Everett,  I understand, I'm in a similar set of circumstances myself.  Still, I'm looking forward to seeing this build.

 

Mike.



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Posted 14 April 2013 - 10:25 AM

Real Ford Thunderbolt Drag Cars did have only driver's side Windshield wiper, the other one was removed as a weight saving method. See here:

 

1964-thunderbolt-interior.jpg

 

Also the front bumber seems to be Aluminium, not chromed. I guess it could be replicated by spraying some Flat clear/Dullcoat over the bumber. I'm currently building one Thunderbolt, too and so far it is really great kit. Mine is the reissue, though.

 

I'll be watching!

Lo and behold there's that jiggle stick...no automatic's for real men!



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Posted 21 April 2013 - 07:57 PM

I saw one of these run in the Stock Eliminator finals of the Las Vagas race on TV last week end and the car knocked my socks off. It wasn't a real Thunderbolt, the guy had built one from a 289 using all 1964 parts and was running as AA/S. I just ordered two Thunderbolt kits today. Heres a link to the car I'm talking about. John Calvert is the owner's name.

 

http://www.carcraft....00/viewall.html

 

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