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carl6466

Member Since 07 Mar 2007
Offline Last Active Jan 11 2010 07:55 AM
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In Topic: Nostalgic Dragster - What type of rearend

05 September 2007 - 05:43 PM

If early to mid sixties is what you are trying to replicate, go with a Chrys. 8 3/4 or one of those Olds style diffs. from the Revell, Anglia. The quick change from the Revell, Austin Gasser would also be fine. The way that you describe the chassis indicates that this car may be more dragster than roadster. If so, don't use any rear suspension or traction devices. The diff. housing would have been most likely been bolted directly to the frame rails.
If you could post a pic of a similar car, I might be of more help.
WF

Now that I want to scan the pictures, I can only find 1 of the 3 I had. Here it is:

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Thanks for all the help.

In Topic: Nostalgic Dragster - What type of rearend

04 September 2007 - 04:54 AM

It all depends on what era of model you are building. The cars back in the mid 60's use Chysler 8 3/4's. (especially popular in the dragsters till the 9" fords came out) Quick changes were popular in the later era street roadsters and such I believe. 9" fords have been used in everything since the late 60's. Ladder bars are a popular 70's era thing I think.
Paul

Thank you very much. I am guessing 60's. What type of suspension with the Chrysler 8 3/4'? Would you happen to know a kit or resin Chrysler 8 3/4?

Thanks again.

In Topic: WIP Jet Dragster

08 June 2007 - 11:47 AM

Great job!

In Topic: cuda drag car

06 June 2007 - 03:42 AM

Very nice. Please post more details. Which chassis, hood, tires, etc.

In Topic: Removing Paint from Resin

15 May 2007 - 03:02 AM

I tried denatured alcohol on a resin part and it did destroy it.