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My friend Jim scratch built this model in  1:16th. I encouraged him to get resin copies, which he did.

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Looks, awesome, but i'm having trouble wrapping my head around the scratchbuilt statement. Doesn't some one make this model in 1/16 scale so you shoudn't have to scratch build it?  Maybe i'm just cofused ,as usual.

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3 hours ago, MarkJ said:

Looks, awesome, but i'm having trouble wrapping my head around the scratchbuilt statement. Doesn't some one make this model in 1/16 scale so you shoudn't have to scratch build it?  Maybe i'm just cofused ,as usual.

MPC did a Charger. This is a Satellite.

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Looking good!!

Edited by gks1964

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19 hours ago, yellowsportwagon said:

MPC did a Charger. This is a Satellite.

Ok, now I get it, but did Petty actually drive a satellite  in 1973?  I thought he was all charger by then. That must have cost a lot to to make a resin of.

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3 hours ago, MarkJ said:

Ok, now I get it, but did Petty actually drive a satellite  in 1973?  I thought he was all charger by then. That must have cost a lot to to make a resin of.

He drove one in 72 for sure

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23 hours ago, yellowsportwagon said:

MPC did a Charger. This is a Satellite.

I thought by the end of '72 he drove a Charger, see how little I know!!

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1 hour ago, gks1964 said:

I thought by the end of '72 he drove a Charger, see how little I know!!

I don’t pay much attention to Petty stuff. Everybody else does it. 

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28 minutes ago, yellowsportwagon said:

I don’t pay much attention to Petty stuff. Everybody else does it. 

I don't either, that's why I thought he drove a Charger in '72😀

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Started the 72 year in a RR then switched to a Charger

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Petty drove a Road Runner until May 7th when he switched to the Charger for the Winston 500. He then used the Charger for Superspeedway races and the Road Runner for the short track races for the rest of the year. Chrysler officially stopped factory backing to the teams that year but did supply technical and engine development services until 1978 when Petty switched to GM.

Edited by Vietnam Vet67
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9 hours ago, Lunajammer said:

So it's this car?

 

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Its hard to tell with only one shot of the car at the top of the thread.  

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I read somewhere from Petty himself, that he loved the 71 Charger so much that he continued to use it as long as NASCAR would allow, which was like 74.   Just to add to the Petty discussion above.  

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I saw a video on Youtube yesterday called "petty Blue".   I think it was a CMT documentary.   I saved it for later.   I do like things like that.   Petty said in one book I read that htey used to just dig a big hole and bury the cars.   Including one of the superbirds.  

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