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Funny Car Summer 'Cuda

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Aaron... this car is beautiful!!! I love it. Please tell me you are going to be bringing this to the DSC next month :D. Would love to see it in person among your other builds too. Nice Job on this one

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This is on my "To Do" list for certain. What a beautiful job you did. Absolutely stunning and I hope i can do it justice when my time to build it arrives.

 

I have the movie in my stash for reference and i think I have to get a body pretty soon or they will be all gone. I too was thinking Pirhana chassis at the beginning  [have one in the stash for this] but scratch is going to play a big part in getting it right.

 

 

The duct tape looks great BTW.

 

 

Bob

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Thanks, Bob!  Those like yourself who know this subject matter can see why I included that in the finished model.  Sometimes, duct tape was a racer's best friend back in those days!

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Aaron......Such an amazing build.......you have really stepped up your game......turned out fantastic......great job man......would love to see this at DSC?

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Great job on building this model Aaron! Beautiful looking model. I wish you would have contacted me about the Slixx screw up with the pistons words. I would have drawn them for you. Still a winner though!!

Chuck

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Great build!  I have this movie in DVD, but I also remember seeing it in the theater!  I was fortunate enough to be able to get Big Jim's autograph at the Houston NHRA event a couple of years ago.  I took a book with numerous FC photos and a crew member took me into the trailer where he was inspecting plugs, the autograph even a small oil smudge.  I also got Bob Tasca and Don Schumacher to sign also.

 

Later,

Lee

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Great story, LeRoy!  During the recent NHRA event here in Arizona, I talked with Big Jim's driver John Hale.  He introduced me to Jim's granddaughter Johnna.  Unfortunately, the model wasn't done yet, so Johnna gave me her email address so that I could send her pictures of the finished model. She will forward the pics to Big Jim.  I'm waiting to hear back from her.

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Great job on building this model Aaron! Beautiful looking model. I wish you would have contacted me about the Slixx screw up with the pistons words. I would have drawn them for you. Still a winner though!!

Chuck

Chuck,

You ever thought about doing the decals for this car with the colored side panels on it instead of the all red version .( II think theyre a red and orange and yellow maybe ?

If u do, I'll take a set.

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Hi Bill,

Yes, I am going to be doing some of his cars. I will see what pics I have and maybe if I have some good pics I will do them.

Thanks

Chuck

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Aaron....That's a highly ambitious project and you did a great job of delivering!  Congrats...TIM 

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I thought rear engine funny cars were the coolest thing at that time. I built this Vega panel wagon in 1972 inspired by Dave Bowman's California Stud. 

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Aaron the build looks great!

Came across this real cool shot of young Mike Dunn getting the car ready to fire.

 

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Nice pictures, Bob!  I'd love to see some more of your Vega panel.  That just looks totally cool...!

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I always loved this car. There were several rear engine funny cars, but Dunn's was the only one that ever won a national event. Here are a couple of pics fom my files. One with the body off and one with different graphics. Great job on the build !

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Hey Nitro those are great pics of the car especially that wheel stand. FYI that's Woody Gilmore who built that chassis talking with Big Jim. 

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Guy kneeling in the front reminds me of Austin Coil

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Loved the movie and really like what you did with the model,  I'm sure it was a lot of work, but it looks great !

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Great looking build, I have always wanted to build one .I just did not know  what frame to use

 

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I'll post these here in case anyone wants to do the right click save thing .

 

This car is still extremely high on my want to do list. But the chassis building thing scares me off . Maybe someday

 

 

 

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