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Fuel Coupe

Member Since 29 Jul 2011
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In search of the rear resin wheels

12 September 2012 - 05:52 PM

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I bought these rear rims from a seller on eBay but I believe he is also a member here. can someone direct me in his direction or to the seller on eBay. I know its a long shot but I gotta try.

Thanks..

Shubert & Herbert Fueler

09 August 2012 - 06:52 PM

Hey guys, Yes I've been away for while. Been playing with my real car and having a ball. I've made a few attempts at a few builds lately and unfortunetly i've put them away. Heart just hasn't been there. This build I hope will rekindle that.

First off, I know the Roger "Riceman" Lee build this car from brass. He is a true master in this hobby. I will not be doing that. I am a mere hack and still build solely in plastic with some metal and resin thrown in for good measure.

Now on to the build. I surely hope this time I stick with it as I want to go back and finish My Panella Bros. Trucking gasser and then on to Bob Langley's Digger...

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One of the most famous and certainly the most recognizable Chevrolet powered dragsters of all time was the Shubert/Herbert 1965 car pictured above at "The Beach", it's home track. The car ran for only one year and was the last in a series of cars jointly run by Chet Herbert, the famous drag racing innovator, and Zane "The Beard" Shubert.

After the 1965 season the car sat idle for a year and then was sold as a rolling chassis.


After the last couple of digger chassis I have made a few changes in the way I build them. I build both sides and the join them up. This one seems to be the most square of the lot..

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This is what I have so far. This car was pretty spindley as it had no radius rods and very little chassis bracing..

Oh, I'm looking for a pair of rear wheels from the Ivo 4 engine car for this build. Chrome is of no importance.

Thanks for looking...

60 Fleetline Chevy Pickup Laying frame

26 December 2011 - 02:36 PM

Not sure how far I will go with this one but I felt I definitely needed a break from the drag cars. Unfortunately my Panella willys will be on the back burner for a bit.

I have always liked the look of the early 60's chevy truck and I really like the lowered look and fab skills it takes to get one of these trucks to sit so low

I do plan on putting bags on this one and I'm looking for a set with the tanks from the AMT wagon rod (hint hint). Well on to the pics

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I have removed all the from suspension and plan on putting in a raised crossmember from the likes of Porterbuilt etc. I have already C'ed the frame in the back and cut the floor but as you can see the floor will have to be raised..

Small start but comments are always welcome..

Panella Bros. 40 Willy P.U.

29 November 2011 - 05:38 PM

Here's one that's been on my to list for a while. The Panella Bros. super sano 40 willys P.U I'm trying to find the back story on the truck but all I have been able to find is that Bab Panella bought the truck from Al Del Porto who ran it in A/GS Bob rebuilt the car and put a 675 H.P. small block blown Chevy in built by Bones Balogh in '63. The truck was a rolling advertisement for the Panella Bros. truck Business. The hired gun was Joe Morris who won several events including the Winternationals.

Well, That's all I got, Here's a few pics.



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The Surfers Dragster

19 October 2011 - 09:17 AM

This is always the hardest part of a build for me, Where to put the finished model. The build thread is in the Drag section of this site but I usually put the completed builds in this section as not everyone looks in that section. Post wh*$%*g? yea I guess.

Anyway, The surfers were a bit of an anomaly back in the 60's they didn't have a huge backing nor were they the "Big Name" what they were had a lot to do with the success of their car. College geeks, if you will. Physic's students and an unquenchable thirst to do what couldn't be done. They ran their fueler on 100% nitro, absolutely unheard back then and even today. Plus they didn't break parts or blow motors in the process. While the other teams thrashed between rounds in the pits the surfers skate boarded around and goofed off. Hence, the Surfers name.

There are a a few odds and ends to wrap up on this build but for now its as done as it can be...

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