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1964 First Funny Cars + New addition 1964 Dodge Chargers


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#1 magicmustang

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 02:45 AM

Here's a couple of my 1964  funny cars. Jack Chrisman's '64 Comet (the decals are from Badlands in Canada). Also Arnie Beswick's '64 GTO.

 

Picked up a built 1964 Dodge Chargers on Epay. Disassembled it, made several changes, added new chassis and engine bay, redid engine, repaint lower front panel, hand cut blue stripes, redid interior, etc. I know the side decals were placed wrong on the original but I did not redo them, I just modified them.

Always felt I needed a Dodge Chargers to go with Chrisman's Comet and Beswick's GTO.   

Story was that Chrisman would show up at the drag strips where the Dodge Chargers were running each other and challenge them but they were told by Chrysler not to do it. Jimmy Nix was going to modify the #2 car and drop in a supercharged Hemi on nitro, but it never came about.   

 

Let me know what you think.

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Edited by magicmustang, 09 October 2014 - 02:31 AM.


#2 slusher

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 02:55 AM

Two great looking builds. Very nice work..



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Posted 01 April 2014 - 03:29 AM

Very nicely done Gerald!

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 03:40 AM

Nice set! I always wanted to do these two and this is great inspiration! Thanks!



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Posted 01 April 2014 - 10:17 AM

Nice pair of Historic dragsters!



#6 John Pol

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 11:08 AM

Really great job love the GTO always wanted to do that one



#7 cobraman

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 12:12 PM

They look great !



#8 Terminator-Fox

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 01:05 PM

Both look great. I'm a big Arnie fan, was that a kit?



#9 Harry P.

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 01:09 PM

They both look very good!  B)



#10 Steve Prideaux

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 01:22 PM

Two great cars and two very nice builds.  Great job and thanks for sharing them with us.



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Posted 01 April 2014 - 01:32 PM

The Arnie GTO started out as a Polar lights snap kit '64 GTO Hdtp.  With some scratch building, the spare parts box and Slixx decals it came together.

The Chrisman Comet started as a AMT Craftman kit. It took a lot of scratch building to do it justice. The decals were the hardest parts to find. A company out of Canada (Bad Habit motorsports) made some, but I believe they are now out of business.   


Edited by magicmustang, 01 April 2014 - 02:27 PM.


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Posted 01 April 2014 - 03:20 PM

I like them both but I'm partial to the GTO.



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Posted 05 April 2014 - 09:49 PM

Two very nice builds on great subjects! They both look very good overall and they have the old Race Car's look and feel...Excellent work!

 

Where are the GTO's front tires from? They look perfect for Drag Cars from this era.



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Posted 06 April 2014 - 02:41 AM

Nice job.Brings back good memories



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Posted 06 April 2014 - 02:46 AM

Great job on both.  I love the way these builds bring back the past and preserve some of the history of the sport.

 

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 06:01 AM

Gerald, good looking models!

 

I'm still nuts about the early AFX cars, the Super Stocks anyway.  What an era and the cars and imagination of the builders was and still is stunning.

 

I like them both. 

 

Michael



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Posted 06 April 2014 - 06:11 AM

The Gto front tires were from the spare tires box. They are Goodyear Red lines (I put the red stripe inside) from one of my 60's kits  Check out my 25T Altered kit of Charlie Smith's from 1964. I need help with the decals. 



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Posted 07 April 2014 - 12:09 PM

Great builds, well done



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Posted 07 April 2014 - 01:32 PM

Nice job on both of them.



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Posted 25 September 2014 - 09:17 AM

Nice job on them both. Don't make me choose a favorite.