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#41 Randytheroadrunner

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 05:39 PM

I've been wanting to build the cars from the movie Hot Rod. The '65 Plymouth, the Willys (sleep at Violet Springs) and the Olds Cutlass owned by "Funny Sonny" Munn.



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Posted 03 January 2014 - 05:45 AM

This is how it looked in about 83 or 84 when a friend had the car for a summer although he wasn't a friend yet, I didn't even know the guy but I remembered the car cruising around Grand Rapids and never gave it any thought. Fast forward 18yrs and we are friends he brings out these pics! Turns out he was tight with the mag and they didn't need the car between Super Chevy shows and asked if he wanted to hang on to the car for a couple months that way they didn't have to cart it back west and told him he could use it but "you break it you bought it".

 

 

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 08:19 AM

This is one of those immortal cars that just begs for a club build in all the different versions. Just hate to get stuck with the last version. :lol:



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Posted 04 January 2014 - 03:38 PM

This is one of those immortal cars that just begs for a club build in all the different versions. Just hate to get stuck with the last version. :lol:

I will tell you that it's a lot of work to get rid of the Belair trim no matter which version you build!

 

I know this movie had a lot of real cool cars, but has anyone else realized how silly the rest of the movie is?



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Posted 04 January 2014 - 03:43 PM

Yea, its a silly movie, but a classic. One of those flicks every car guy loves, and quotes lines from, Not like the car movies today with a bunch of ricers.



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Posted 04 January 2014 - 03:58 PM

Yea, its a silly movie, but a classic. One of those flicks every car guy loves, and quotes lines from, Not like the car movies today with a bunch of ricers.

Entertainment doesn't have to be deep to be fun. And as silly as it was it didn't have under car neon or exploding NOS (an oxidizer, not a fuel).

 

I'm with you here.



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Posted 04 January 2014 - 04:45 PM

The fun part about these movies is that they did not take themselves that seriously! 

 

Good, crazy fun! With Hot Rods!  

 

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Way too serious! With Rice!

 

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 06:17 PM

You Could start with an Old AMT tooled Bel air

That one used a decal for the  Bel Air insert!!

But, You will have to alter the roof, or graft a sedan roof on

and modify the belt line at the windows. The dip is further back past the door line



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Posted 16 January 2014 - 12:11 PM

bug-1-1950.jpg "The Bug", this is undisputedly the first dragster, known then as a "rail job" Dick Kraft raced it at Santa Ana in 1950 when the strip first opened. It got its name from the fact that it was a stripped down model A used for spraying Dick's family's orange groves. It was the first car to break 100 mph & eventually went 118 mph. The car now resides in the NHRA museum in Pomona. It is [for the most part] a replica, built by Dick Kraft & Ron Roseberry.



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Posted 16 January 2014 - 05:32 PM

Would the old MPC '57 with the flip front end work?



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Posted 16 January 2014 - 05:47 PM

The new Revell 57 Belair sedan is so much better than the old AMT and MPC kits that it's the best starting place by far.



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Posted 16 January 2014 - 06:51 PM

But what about removing the side trim ? 387313_14489909_1957_Chevrolet_2-Dr%2BSe

 

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it has been mentioned as a bug-a-boo as far as not much fun.


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Posted 18 January 2014 - 08:15 AM

Would the old MPC '57 with the flip front end work?

That also has the Belair side trim, the flip front, wrong rear wheelwells and a bad chassis, but yes it could be done.



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Posted 18 January 2014 - 09:49 AM

The MPC car would require way too much work to make it look like Project X. I would go with the Revell kit. Less work and better results



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Posted 19 January 2014 - 01:31 PM

This is how it looked in about 83 or 84 when a friend had the car for a summer although he wasn't a friend yet, I didn't even know the guy but I remembered the car cruising around Grand Rapids and never gave it any thought. Fast forward 18yrs and we are friends he brings out these pics! Turns out he was tight with the mag and they didn't need the car between Super Chevy shows and asked if he wanted to hang on to the car for a couple months that way they didn't have to cart it back west and told him he could use it but "you break it you bought it".

 

 

 

I gotta build that car you posted pics of. Love it, I have a Revell kit from the 80's or something of a street machine 57.


Edited by Terminator-Fox, 19 January 2014 - 01:34 PM.


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Posted 19 January 2014 - 06:04 PM

I seem to recall that a club built a 1/25 scale diorama of 'Tubby's Drive In" sometime back in the late’80s, which was given a couple of pages in that "other" model magazine. As I recall, it was pretty amazing, but I can't remember if the cars from the movie were featured or not. I do remember a cop issuing a ticket in the display. (Just checked, it was the July August issue, 1986, now I'll have to go find it in my stash to see).


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Posted 20 January 2014 - 07:18 AM

i still say hey nebomb,wheres your elcamino!!