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Billy the Kid Stepp Pro Stock 'Cuda


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This build represents a 'Cuda Pro Stock that might have been campaigned by Billy Stepp instead of his Dodge.  The Revell Sox & Martin kit was used as a base with aftermarket decals.  The coloured side panels were created by sponging a gunmetal colour over a Tamiya silver base.  These were then coated with Tamiya Transparent Red and Transparent Purple.  Several clearcoats were added after the decals had been applied.  Apart from some basic wiring and plumbing, the kit was built stock.  The tyre decals are also aftermarket.

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With a uni-body chassis, I would have thought the powers that be would have developed a system of locking the rear frame to the front frame for a balanced thrust of torque...but maybe I am just imagining that one would  aware of the torque bending of chassis...but then again maybe not....we are so unaware of our locals.  Just a thought...hemi powered, power has to go somewhere.

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The Pro Stock class was all new in 1970 and the cars basically were Super Stock cars with more liberal engine rules wich meant you could use whatever engine you wanted as long as it was a corporate one and supe it up a lot more, it had to be naturaly aspirated and use carburetors.
So they didn't use subframe connectors wich are a couple of square tubes connecting the rear and front subframes together for rigidity,  it was a later development.
But soon after in the mid 70's the Pro Stock racers went over to tube chassis in their race cars and they don't flex much.

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