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james460

Member Since 20 May 2008
Offline Last Active Oct 14 2014 10:05 AM
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In Topic: 1963 Chevy Impala, AMT promo

26 September 2014 - 02:47 AM

Man that's a really nice piece. I've always thought that the AMT 63 Impala body was as good as it get. Hard to believe that a 50+ year old model. Looks great.

In Topic: Hudson Hornet Salt Racer

24 September 2014 - 02:22 AM

Hate to see that coming up in the rear view window. Too cool.


In Topic: Petty's 64 Plymouth

02 September 2014 - 11:26 AM

If you look at the last picture, which is really a good one for info, you can just see the top of the bucket seat poking it's top out over the dash. I noticed in the clone it has a bench seat. I remember a few year back seeing an interview with RP. He stated in the interview that the Daytona car had a bench seat with the back removed. This picture proves that's not so. I think sometimes we've got to remember these guys, remembering things, are gettin old. I'm 66 and can't remember nothing. The one thing that bugs me about clones is someday some guy will come up with the cash to purchase the 64 Clone and sware up and down that the Petty's told him the car was the Daytona 500 winner and he'll have something signed by them stating it is. Don't get me wrong it's a beautiful car and the workmanship is top notch but I doubt Richard ever drove that car in a race. I wish, when clones are built, the guys building them  would pay a little more attention to what they really were and had. I guess if they did it would be harder to tell a fake. LOL If you're building a Petty race car specially the 64 there is tons of info on the net and you can't go wrong with the info you find on Randy Ayers board. When it come to the older cars these guys know just about everything and are not afraid to let anyone in on the info. And they build some pretty nice models too.


In Topic: Petty's 64 Plymouth

02 September 2014 - 02:31 AM

That a restored car and may be how the car looked later in the year. The car RP ran at Daytona was a little different. The car came to the Petty shop painted a really light blue. The exterior was repainted Petty blue at the shop but the underside was left the light blue. There are a couple of pic out there that show verly clearly the light color under the hood. Looks white but it is a very light blue. The interior was a vinyl metallic blue sorta medium blue, dash, seat and probably the interior door panels. The engine color was probably hemi orange, The valve covers were not painted at Daytona.The Pettys usually painted their engines a blue but remember these engines arrived at Daytona stright from the factory and were probably a shade of orange. Later pics of the Pettys installing an engine at Darlington show it being painted a light blue. I have a 64 Racing pictorial that show the Plymouths and Dodges at Daytona and you can see clearly the the Dodges have interior panels that are a factory color. I figure the Pettys went the same route. I'm not a Petty expert and thing changed as the year went by but I'm pretty sure about the Daytona deal.


In Topic: Revell 67 Camaro

29 August 2014 - 02:47 AM

Scott is correct about the 67 Camaro. I don't think Minilites came into play for any team until sometime in the 68 season. Ford didn't run Minilites until 70. I did confirm last night that the Penske Camaro only use the roll hoop with two down bars, a least for most of 67. I know of two "69 Z-28's" in my area that started life as something else. One was a big block 396. It's been tubed and may still have the 396 in it. But it has all the badging and strips of a "Z". It's silver and is a beautiful car but not a "Z". The other one is yellow with black strips. I'm told it was once a six but don't know for sure. It's also very attractive. At least the guy with the Silver car doesn't try to pass it off as an original Z.