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  1. '61 Falcon Gasser

    This is looking very good. I am a sucker for steelies myself.
  2. wire wheels???

    Thanks guys. It sounds like somebody may could sell a few handfuls of these if they made them. I have thought about replacing the kit spokes with fine guitar wire. Maybe I should try that.
  3. Trailer question

    Thanks for your input guys. I see what you mean, I should refer to it as a box trailer. I made a mistake. It was this Peterbilt that we got him. And this is the trailer I was talking about. It sounds far from perfect but may do the job.
  4. wire wheels???

    Hey guys. I was wondering who is making a good set of aftermarket 1/25 wire wheels for the front of a dragster? Thanks in advance.
  5. Trailer question

    Hey guys. Last year we got my grown up step son a Revel 1/25 Freightliner truck for Christmas. To our surprise he actually built it. So this year he wants a container trailer to go with it. I see Moebius has a very nice 53' trailer. But it is also very expensive. I see AMT makes one but the reviews do not sound great. Do-able but not great. Can anyone suggest other possible options? Thanks in advance for your help.
  6. Oh ya, I should have mentioned. I only use lacquer rattle cans. Tamiya and Duplicolor work well. I don't have a lot of luck with enamel. I find lacquer paint dries quickly so is better suited to the outdoor scenario we are talking about.
  7. Where I live here in Canada we usually get the odd warmer day. You can hold off until such a day occurs. Another idea that may help is to shoot paint one layer at a time which I believe is a good idea anyway. After a good primer coat do a thin layer barely covering the body. Bring it inside and let it dry. If it needs a sanding do so, wash and repeat. If you do it in 3-4 goes you can catch mistakes before the final coat. If you have enough paint on after your final coat and still have a blemish, you'll have a good enough coat to do a light sanding without cutting down to the plastic.
  8. 56 Chevy Gasser

    Thanks guys for the comments. Thanks 6bblbird for your knowledge I know was gained form years of experience being around a drag track. I think I'll go with what I have, call it a mid 60s gasser that may have been lucky enough to squeeze the frame through an AHRA event (or something like that). I kind of made a goof with that frame. I do make Altered builds sometimes so maybe I got confused. I suppose this car could be thrown into an Altered class at an NHRA event, where it probably would not be very competitive. But then again with it's weight it would have been in a lower class anyway. I know sometimes they did not change rules until a trend starts. Maybe this guy is the reason they came up with that rule.
  9. 1954 Hudson Hornet Street Gasser

    This looks great. Nice combination.
  10. 70 cuda project,super stock

    Nice clean build. Are those rims from one of the Revell Willys Gassers kits?
  11. This is a beautiful build as it goes for scale Gassers. You really have mastered the chrome Alclad. Boys I love those front rims. Where did you get the engine?
  12. 41 Plymouth gasser build thread

    This looks cool. I like the rawness of it.
  13. Yes the price of a new Sherline is definitely out of my league right now. But I will keep an eye out for a second hand. Thanks for all the suggestions and tips guys. I appreciate your time.
  14. 56 Chevy Gasser

    Thanks Ace. I'll ditch the fan idea. I don't like cars with the nose sky high. I like them up but not unrealistically high. I was planning on using pie crusts but if I am not mistaken they could still be purchased well after 1964 when I believe wrinkle wall slicks were first used.
  15. 56 Chevy Gasser

    Thanks guys. Iborg, maybe I'll call this a 66 period Gasser. I don't want to mess with the frame at this point. I think the 409 is fine. I've seen them used in everything including Gassers. Maybe I'll leave the fan off but add an alternator for good measure. I will probably leave the inner fenders as they are part of the body. Now that I think of it I probably should have worked with the stock frame. But these square tube frames are clean and fairly easy to make. MPi, I used the seat belt material and PE from Detail Master. It got worn along the edges from building them but I kind of like it. Looks like it is really worn from use. Hedotwo, if you are interested in Gassers, I suggest, "Gasser Wars" by Larry Davis. And his book on Super Stock is also very good. But there are always questions not answered in the books. However they cover almost everything. Thanks Modelfink. The front axles and springs really aren't that hard to make. This drop axle was taken from a 32 Ford kit and I made the springs. Sometimes I do straight axles completely from scratch. They are simple and fun to do.