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Schmid Dodge

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My uncle, Don Schmid owned a Dodge dealership in Wichita, Kansas during the 1960s.  He embodied the American Dream, rebuilding a junker after WWII, selling it and buying another.  Over time his dealership sold Studebaker, Dodge, Renault, Peugeot and Fiat.

This project is a sort-of tribute, depicting a Super Stock he might have raced in 1964.  It is an early '64 using the 426 Max Wedge.  Later that year the wedge was outclassed when the 426 Hemi was introduced.

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The kit is the AMT Color Me Gone.  Pie crust slicks are from the AMT Parts Pack.  Decals are a combination of kit, homemade and Gopher.  The chrome trim is my first effort of using air conditioning tape instead of painting or BMF.  I need more practice.

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Also pictured is the Ramchargers Hemi in A/FX.  The old man would never have sprung for one of these, even if he could have got one.

 

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luv them steel wheels. bad to the bone.

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Very cool, and cool backstory to match! B)

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