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#1 Scottnkat

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 11:49 AM

Red Byron was the first NASCAR Champion.  During WW2, his leg was shattered by shrapnel and he had to wear a brace.  He had to create an apparatus to bolt his brace to the clutch in order to drive, but even with this handicap, he gained enough points to win the first year's championship.

He didn't drive a '40 Ford, so this is more of a tribute to his Ford instead of being a replica.  There was a single exhaust molded into the chassis and I ground that off.  The kit was missing one of the tires, so I made a resin copy (can you guess which tires are rubber and which is resin?).  I made the rollcage and exhaust pipes, as well as the bumpers.  I made the decals using white decal paper with a black background. Here's the pics:

 

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#2 bbowser

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 01:10 PM

Great looking 'shine car Scott.  Those old boys were tough in them days.



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Posted 15 April 2013 - 01:19 PM

got dirt, nice



#4 Scottnkat

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 02:31 PM

thanks, guys