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'53 Studebaker Dirt Track racer...

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Built this one several years ago.

I started by opening up the wheel openings on Revell's Miss Deal funny cay body and

mounting it to the chassis and running gear from MPC's Rat Trap Vega dirt modified kit...

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Body was painted Minneapolis Moline yellow, with the chassis being  finished with Testors gloss red enamel...

Numbers and sponsor marking were sourced from several Slixx  decal sheets.

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Unfortunately this model was destroyed shortly after completion....

(I was getting ready to put it back in the display case after a show, when I tripped over the cat  and fell on the model, essentially crushing it)

Maybe someday I'll build another.

Edited by NitroMarty

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Very nice, Marty!  Now you know why I don't have a cat.  🥺

By the way, welcome MCM Forum!  You'll enjoy, I'm sure.

 

I'm Danno and I approved this quality post.

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Very nice! You did a great job adapting the body to that chassis. I've been having fits just trying to fit a resin body to one.

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Looks very nice. I had 2 cats and my only problem was cat hair.

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Dirt track cars tend to have shorter life spans anyway haha. Still a shame though it looked really great!

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At least you have the pictures. Beautiful build!

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