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1966 Dick Landy Long Nose Dart

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I just received my resin body from Speed City Resin and have started to do research for this car. Having some trouble locating info on chassis. This is about time that they started using tube chassis' and wondering if this car had a full tube chassis? Does anyone have any reference they are willing to share. I have a bunch of builds started and I won't be geting to this one for a little while. I have some pictures I found online but no clear underhood shots of chassis.

Here's the Speed City Resin Kit

The chassis it comes with.

 

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Hi Jason,  I'm no expert with this, but I can't imagine anything other than a custom chassis for a car like this.  Tube frame?   Probably.  The last pic pretty much shows the deal.  When the flash is trimmed off, is the frame round or boxed?  I'd almost bet money that Speed City gave lots of attention to this detail.  Another idea from this period is Don Nicholson's Comet.  Not a Mopar of course, but some insight for the era.  The pics of this car flipped up in the pits are readily available.

That sure does look like a nice quality piece from Speed City.  Cool car too, will make for a great model, good luck with your future endeavors.

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A great read Jason!  Thanks for the link.

Man, go and build this one, it's a great model to do, and you have some good background info.

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There used to be a car car Quick Silver ( owned by a man named Len Silver.) that ran out of the Sabina Ohio area many many many years ago. And if memory serves me correct the 2 cars were made by the same company and the Quick Silver had a  box tube main frame with a minimal round rube frame for a driver cage

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This is a great one and is on my list.

I will be watching and learning.

The new Landy book has some real good details about this car.

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You have to admit, the internet is great when it comes to researching somewhat obscure stuff like this, and having people willing to help out in a forum like this :D

How did we do it in the 60's?  Not in the encyclopedias at the library that's for sure!

I'm in watching this build!  Thanks for starting it....

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I now there is a Popular Hot Rodding Cut Away drawing of the car somewhere that shows the chassis pretty good. I will check and see if I have it when I get home. 

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How did we do it in the 60's?  Not in the encyclopedias at the library that's for sure!

 

You used the real thing for research, or magazine photos, or if you were like me, you just took your best guess and then built a cruddy model. :lol:

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I still buy the old magazines to have as reference material. That and they are just cool to read.

 

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Doubt I'll ever build a model of this car, but one never knows.
just in case, right clik save on them all

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Looks like you're going to have to do some serious reshaping of the rear wheel cutouts.

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Got discouraged with this when I started to modify wheelbase. Cut body to use the altered quarters and tried gluing it in on drivers side but superglue didn't want to hold. Put it back in box then. Decided to pull it out and see what's what with it and determined that I would try some 2 part epoxy I have. Seems to be holding better this time around. Cut the passenger side and got it ready to epoxy it in. Still need to enlarge to wheel openings.

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23 hours ago, jjsipes said:

Got discouraged with this when I started to modify wheelbase. Cut body to use the altered quarters and tried gluing it in on drivers side but superglue didn't want to hold. Put it back in box then. Decided to pull it out and see what's what with it and determined that I would try some 2 part epoxy I have. Seems to be holding better this time around. Cut the passenger side and got it ready to epoxy it in. Still need to enlarge to wheel openings.

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Gorilla glue has worked great for me so far.

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8 hours ago, Scott8950 said:

Gorilla glue has worked great for me so far.

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Looks good. I did the same thing when I built my 65 Landy Dodge from the Polar Lights Coronet kit. Most of the time super glue has worked for me but for some reason it didnt on this resin body.

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i didn't pay attention until i had posted, your car is a resin. i have never personally built a resin car but i have read on here that certain glues don't do well with resin.

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