With a 405ish average on a 392 mph record, he didn't just break the record, he smashed it completely. Usually records are raised by small increments 2, 3, 5 mph etc. To raise it by 10 mph is no small feat. Big congratulations to Danny are in order.
Hey Andre, google image "1978 dodge truck". There are a bunch of pictures of the big towing mirrors. As far as I know the kit has the wrong mirrors in it. All LRE trucks had the small sport mirrors from the factory. As far as mounting the big mirrors, if it was me I would pin them to the model so they would stay put. Ideally you would drill the holes for the pins before painting the cab. It can be done after painting, it is just a bit more stressful. A small piece of low tac painters tape will allow you to mark the locations for the holes before drilling and should not harm the paint as long as it has cured pretty well.
Are you looking for tear drop shaped lenses or housings? Not sure exactly what you are asking. If you are after different sized housings, check out the new revell 29 ford roadster kit. 3 different sized sets of headlights in that kit. Or the many times reissued revell 32 ford series. 2 different sizes of headlights in those.
I hope that some of those pictures and measurements are helpful. If anyone needs any other detail shots or specific measurements, just let me know and I will get you what you need. It may take me a couple of days though. The car is not stored at my house.
Keep in mind when looking at the pictures of the firewall in this car that the firewall has been flipped 180 degrees. This was done to allow more room for the engine. This is not necessarily a common modification but a well-known trick in Model A circles to gain about 5 inches of engine room. The trade-off is that you lose 5 inches of cabin space. And to make people really scratch their heads, after the main firewall was flipped I cut the center section of it out and flipped it back to its original orientation. This was done so that the strengthening ribs are facing in the right direction. I enjoy watching hot rod guys and Model A guys looking at the firewall and discussing just exactly what I have done to it to make it look the way it does. Couple of progress pics of the firewall reconstruction. First shot is of a stock firewall before any modifications.
Here are some detail shots of the cowl area and the sunvisor. Also one of the inside of a bare door. The cowl is narrower at the bottom than it is where the gas tank top meets the cowl sides, that is not an optical illusion. I tried to take a couple of photos to illustrate this. The sunvisor is fairly flat but it does have a distinct gentle arch to it.
Someone asked how much the new kit is chopped. Here is the measurements for a stock height roof. Note the shape of the quarter windows. Also note that the top of the door window is not straight but has an arch to it.
Ok folks, a day later than I planned but here are the measurements off of a real deal Henry steel 1930 Model A Coupe. This is an unchopped unmolested original steel body. The only reproduction parts on the car are the rear fenders. Putting up the pictures will take a few posts so bear with me. First off, the measurement that Bill asked for. This is the width where the gas tank top meets the cowl sides on each side. The gas tank top is black and the cowl sides are grey primer. The second pic is from the bottom edge of the body to where the cowl side and the gas tank to meet.
Just be aware. Not all issues the Cutlass have the uptop. The Hurst Oldsmobile Cutlass 442 "special edition" kit does not include the uptop. The Olds Cutlass Supreme Custom 2n1 kit (red and black on the box top) does have the uptop. I do not have one to verify but I am told that the Oldsmobile Indianapolis 500 Pace Car w/Linda Vaughn figure (most recent current reissue) also does have the uptop. Maybe someone with the kit can verify for certain. Other than that, they are the exact same kits with different gates open in the molds.