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Tim Richmond's '83 Old Milwaukee Pontiac Le Mans

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Great looking build! I have a question regarding this recently issued kit; weren't the early/mid-1980's 1:1 Nascar race cars the first examples of the "downsized" era in 1:1 Nascar race cars? If the answer to that question is "Yes", then aren't these kits a bit "off" in their dimensions since they're produced to fit onto later/bigger-car era Monogram Nascar chassis' and components?

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7 hours ago, '70 Grande said:

Great looking build! I have a question regarding this recently issued kit; weren't the early/mid-1980's 1:1 Nascar race cars the first examples of the "downsized" era in 1:1 Nascar race cars? If the answer to that question is "Yes", then aren't these kits a bit "off" in their dimensions since they're produced to fit onto later/bigger-car era Monogram Nascar chassis' and components?

I believe the downsize era didn't start until Petty used the '88 Grand Prix, the other makes (Buick, Chevy) followed in '89

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On 12/4/2020 at 11:08 PM, '70 Grande said:

Great looking build! I have a question regarding this recently issued kit; weren't the early/mid-1980's 1:1 Nascar race cars the first examples of the "downsized" era in 1:1 Nascar race cars? If the answer to that question is "Yes", then aren't these kits a bit "off" in their dimensions since they're produced to fit onto later/bigger-car era Monogram Nascar chassis' and components?

Super looking build Steve!  Really great.

NASCAR went from the 115 inch wheelbase to the 100 inch wheelbase in 1980 or 81.  Salvino bought the Monogram tooling when Revell went through their bankruptcy.  Salvino is using the chassis and underpinnings from the early 80's Monogram kits, which is period correct.

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