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#1 tim boyd

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 11:49 AM

I realize many of you probably already have some or all of these references at hand, but for those that do not, here they are: 

 

1.1 scale XR-6:  

·        “Tex Smith’s XR-6”, by LeRoi Tex Smith, Hot Rod magazine, August, 1963, pp.60-67.  Includes centerspread “Phantom View”.

·        “Milestones – The XR-6 – The Concept Rod That Started It All”, by LeRoi Tex Smith, Street Rodder magazine, February, 2003, pp.34-40.

·        “XR-6 Roadster”, Lost Hot Rods – Remarkable Stories of How They Were Found, by Pat Ganahl, pp. 158-159, CarTech , Inc.

·        Also:  Rod Action, May, 1976 pg. 9; Rod and Custom, October 1992, pp.94-96, Hot Rods and Customs of the 1960’s, pg. 54, Andy Southard, Jr., 1997, Motorbooks International 

 

AMT XR-6/’27 T Double Kit:

·        “Looking Back – AMT 1927 Ford T/XR-6 Double Kit #2107”, by Dennis Doty, Model Cars #126, October, 2007, pp. 9-13.

 

·        “Building Hot Rod Tubs from Two Forgotten AMT Trophy Series Kits”, by Tim Boyd, Model Cars #174, January, 2013, pp20-25.   

 

 

Best regards....TIM 

 

 


Edited by tim boyd, 29 May 2014 - 03:50 PM.


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Posted 29 May 2014 - 02:28 PM

By the way, Tim.  Nice article.  The XR6 was always one of my favorite 'hot rods,' so I really enjoyed both your build and your article. 

 

 

Will your series include the Wild Dream double kit?   B)



#3 tim boyd

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 03:15 PM

By the way, Tim.  Nice article.  The XR6 was always one of my favorite 'hot rods,' so I really enjoyed both your build and your article. 

 

 

Will your series include the Wild Dream double kit?   B)

Danno.....thanks for the feedback, much appreciated.  

 

I did consider for a bit the Wild Dream/King T Double Kit.  But most people seem to know about that kit and the follow-up MPC releases (at least us hard core hot rod modelers since these were both Oakland Roadster Show winners back in the day,,,of course, now that I write that, the XR6 was also an Oakland winner....hmmm....maybe I better double check my logic on this!)  

 

The others I have in mind are ones that most people don't know about....the other feature model buildup is done but I've got to get busy and finish the text and the other box art photos for "Part 2", now that "Part 1" is finally in print...

 

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 03:48 PM

I am currently using the Z'ed frame from the XR-6 for a completely different build, and I plan on doing a proper build of the XR-6 itself in the next year. I always thought that car had some real potential despite the kinda clunky outboard fenders for instance, so I will have to pick up this issue to see whats up. I also always loved the asymmetrical styling and the six cylinder engine. saw it once in person at an auto show; could have been in St Louis in about 63 or 64 or so.

 

edit to add: that cut away phantom view of the car also was a big influence on me back when I was 13 years old. always wanted to build the model that way somehow but could never figure out how. needed some of that invisible paint I guess.

 

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 03:52 PM

. always wanted to build the model that way somehow but could never figure out how. needed some of that invisible paint I guess.

 

jb

JB...smile....cool to know that the kit is of interest to more than just myself....TIM   PS - I built mine without the fenders for just the reason you state....TB  



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Posted 31 May 2014 - 02:19 PM

Thanks, Tim - enjoyed your build in the latest issue. I'm currently working on an XR-6 myself; trying to be as faithful to the original as possible. I have the Hot Rod article, as well as some photos of the car I took at the Petersen Museum.

 

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A few more here: http://public.fotki....cars_cars/xr-6/


Edited by RancheroSteve, 31 May 2014 - 02:20 PM.


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Posted 31 May 2014 - 02:25 PM

For the record, the fact that Tim's sources were left out of the article is on me.

 

I copied and pasted his text into my layout, and meant to go back to his Word doc and add the references once I had the article laid out and I knew how much room I had left. But I forgot to do that. Not an excuse, just an explanation. I blew it.



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Posted 31 May 2014 - 03:03 PM

Thanks, Tim - enjoyed your build in the latest issue. I'm currently working on an XR-6 myself; trying to be as faithful to the original as possible. I have the Hot Rod article, as well as some photos of the car I took at the Petersen Museum.

 

 

 

A few more here: http://public.fotki....cars_cars/xr-6/

 

Steve...those are way cool pictures - thanks for those and the feedback on the article....TIM 


For the record, the fact that Tim's sources were left out of the article is on me.

 

I copied and pasted his text into my layout, and meant to go back to his Word doc and add the references once I had the article laid out and I knew how much room I had left. But I forgot to do that. Not an excuse, just an explanation. I blew it.

 

Harry - no worries in the least!  Layout (and the photos - you work magic on those!) look great.  Thanks...TIM  



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Posted 31 May 2014 - 03:08 PM

Thanks, Tim.

 

I just wanted to make it clear why your sources were missing from the article.



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Posted 31 May 2014 - 06:46 PM

Here's a few more pics, these are from the '05 Grand National Roadster Show...

 

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012005 Grand National Setup 012 by SoCalCarCulture, on Flickr

 

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012005 Grand National Setup 011 by SoCalCarCulture, on Flickr

 

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012005 Grand National Setup 013 by SoCalCarCulture, on Flickr

 

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012005 Grand National Setup 014 by SoCalCarCulture, on Flickr



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Posted 31 May 2014 - 06:48 PM

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012005 Grand National Setup 207 by SoCalCarCulture, on Flickr



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Posted 31 May 2014 - 06:52 PM

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012005 Grand National Setup 396 by SoCalCarCulture, on Flickr

 

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012005 Grand National Setup 398 by SoCalCarCulture, on Flickr



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Posted 31 May 2014 - 07:09 PM

Thanks, Dave - that engine shot is particularly useful, as I'm trying to replicate the stuff under the cowl somewhat better than the kit does.

 

Also remembered that I had started an "on the workbench" thread about my build: http://www.modelcars...showtopic=81884 

 

You'll see that I split the body in much the same way as you did, Tim ("great minds think alike"?, haha)

 

I've had to put this build on the back burner for a while to get some other deadline projects done (more about those sooner or later), but I'm hoping to pick up the XR-6 again in a bit.


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Posted 31 May 2014 - 07:53 PM

Glad it helps Steve!



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Posted 02 June 2014 - 03:56 PM

XR-6 still ranks in my book as one of the best, if not the best expressions of where hot rods/street rods were headed in the early 60's.  Even those "stylized" fenders just belong to and on that car, but then I've been accused of being opinionated before!  Thanks Dave, for the excellent pics!

 

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 02:48 AM

I just got photos today from Alan Barton of his relatively recent box stock XR-6 build (including the fenders).  It looks super-sharp.  (UPDATE:  Alan just posted a few pictures of his XR-6 - see post #18 - thanks Alan!)   

 

I've heard back from several people on this topic (including the comments posted here); maybe interest in this kit (at least among the highly involved modeling community represented by Model Cars magazine readers and participants in this Forum, is higher than I thought.  

 

Very, very cool.  

 

TIM 


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Posted 03 June 2014 - 03:27 AM

Great pix, Dave. 

 

Great topic, Tim.  I think the XR6 was more iconic than a lot of people thought.  It wasn't 'huge' in the context of the Ala Kart, and it may not have had a fervent band of faithful followers, but it certainly struck a chord with many when it came to suggesting the future. 

 

It may not be the first car that comes to mind when considering the history of hot rodding, but it certainly earned a bigger place in the annals of hotroddering than one might think at first blush! 



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Posted 03 June 2014 - 06:45 PM

Well, Tim, I guess that means I had better post them here!  Dave, those photos from Oakland are awesome _ I wish I had them when i built mine!

 

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Cheers

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 03:44 AM

THANKS for the photos....I've got two of these that are waiting for restoration. Those will be a great help.

 

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 06:57 AM

Well, Tim, I guess that means I had better post them here!  Dave, those photos from Oakland are awesome _ I wish I had them when i built mine!

 

 

Cheers

Alan

Alan - the Grand National Roadster Show moved to Los Angeles a number of years ago - these pics are from LA.