That's why I wasn't sure what scale it was, the engine is almost as big as a 1/25 Cummins out of a semi truck. The thought of a 40s/50s hot rod or salt lakes car has crossed my mind but the logistics are still up in the air.
I'm sure I have the rollbar. My decal guy ripped me off to the tune of $120, if the Rollin' Thunder set had worked out a complete set of Bigfoot 1 and 2 decals were going to be next on the list. If we can find someone more reputable I'd be interested in going in together to get some really good ones made.
Bill, you are so right about the automotive culture of the time. My dad bough his first car in 1974, it was a 68 Ford LTD with a 428CJ and the police interceptor package. When he was little older and making decent money he traded that car in on a new 1977 Pacer loaded with all the options. At the time this seemed like a logical decision and only in hindsight, knowing now how prized muscle cars are today, does it seem like something done by a mentally challenged person.
Like others have said, I was interested in mechanical things from very early. I had Matchbox cars and Tonka toys, I got my first Lego set at about four. My dad built models as a kid but stopped some time in his early twenties, his last kit was a Monogram IMSA Mustang. My first kit was a snap version of the USS Yorktown bought on the ship at Patriots Point in Charleston SC when I was seven or eight. Within a year or so I got my first car kit, Mark Martin's #6 Folgers Thunderbird. I think I used a whole tube of glue on it and once it was dry it didn't last long as I barrel rolled it down our hallway mimicking NASCAR crashes of the day. My dad gave me his old model stuff at this point and I built several more NASCAR kits along with some Lindberg tanks and the old Monogram A-10. I never really took a break though I've had periods where I couldn't really build due to living space.