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Vintage Homemade Slingshot

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It was either late 1961 or early 1962 and I was a sophomore in high school when I was inspired by the pictures in Hot Rod.  I don't remember exactly where the plastic parts came from but the frame is from a coat hanger and the small rails are from my grandmother's hat pins.  The body was a sheet of copper that I beat into shape.  Those were fun times and I am lucky to still have it.

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Wow, pretty impressive! Better than about 90% of the "Readers' Models" in the old model car mags of the day. B)

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What a cool piece of modeling history!

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That is a great piece of history to still own after all these years.  You obviously did a great job back then.

The rear wheels and tyres plus the engine and headers look like they came from the AMT Double Dragster kit, with ram tubes added.

Cheers

Alan

 

 

 

 

 

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Thank you to all who responded and yes I am very lucky to still have the dragster.

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58 yrs old looks alot better on your rail than on me ..I gotta tell ya...lol

Nice work on that Gary

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