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Krusty Kuda - Finished!

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Building this one for the Ohio challenge at the Buckeye classic this coming March. I ran through a ton of ideas and options and decided on this for my "inspiration" 

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quick mock-up and we are in business 

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For some reason I always seem to start with the wheels and tires, and go from there. Found this stuff in my parts bins and got to work on the fronts.

Trimmed out the center rib to fit the wheels in (IIRC these are the old MRC keystones) works well because I only had two, and they were different widths. Although the same on the front side.

Had to address the depth issue now

Few minutes on the lathe and I was good to go

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For the rear I grabbed the rear slicks from the round2 reissue of the Jawbreaker dragster, a set of modelhaus steel wheels and some parts box wheel backs. I think they are AMT NASCAR wheel backs. I got lucky and they all work well with the stock axle and drums. I will just have to move the spring perches.

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A little trimming and I should be good

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last mockup for the night 

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Edited by exesivefire

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  That looks like it will be a fun and very

cool build there.

  I did a '74 like that not too long ago.

My build was just a curb-side build though!

   I will enjoy watching your adventure in

styrene supreme. Gassers are so cool!!

 

    David S.

 

 

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I love this idea! and I especially love the rendering!

Edited by JTalmage

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This will be a great "Primer Rod"...

Gotta love that  cuda rendering dude's list...

Wheels look good

Cheers

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is that a 7.25 rear?

 

I hope your not running anything bigger then a 318 in there ;)

could be wrong but I think hemi cudas had danas no?

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I had completely forgotten about the danas

the hemi cuda had a 8 3/4 if it had a 727 transmission, if it was a 4 speed, then the dana was a mandatory upgrade

 

funny how much the 7 1/4 and the dana look alike in that scale

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So the more I look at it, the more I think the front wheels are too big. Like 1/24 too big... Thoughts? 

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In your inspiration photo it looks like the rear wheels are bigger than the front. However your setup looks like the fronts are bigger than the rears. Anyway you could trim the front wheels down with a different tire.

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Got some work done today, started by mocking up the front axle from the 53 Chevy sedan delivery kit. I swear I spent 30 minutes just cleaning that part up, I should have probably looked for something else. But it works.. I also cut out the area in the rear wheel well that is hitting the slicks. 

while I was at it I opened that rear wheel opening just a bit too.

Really starting to like the stance 

 

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I love this. Very 70's with a little George Trosley mixed in. I've got one planned also.

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Trying to plan the engine now, my original idea of stealing the tunnel ram from a old AMT kit doesn't look like it is going to pan out 

 

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Order yourself a resin hemi hillborn intake and tall stacks from speed city resin!

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