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"DrAgTiMe" 1953 Studebaker funny car


Rocking Rodney Rat
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Body from the Revell Ms. Deal kit, top chopped, blower hole in hood filled, front air dam, exhaust cutouts just behind the front wheel well filled in, trunk scooped out for rollcage.

Chassis from the Revell Attempt 1 kit. It looks like the Mooneyes frame, but the roolbar hoops are more narrow.

Engine is a Potvin supercharged Hemi from the MPC Cosmic Charger kit.

Wheels and tires, fronts from the Monogram Slingster kit, wheels aftermarket chrome plated, rears from Polar Lights funny car kit.

Interior tin scratched together from Evergreen styrene.

Paint is Testors 'One Hit' Revving Red with Tamiya Pearl White cove faded with Testors 'One Hit' Inca Gold. Minwax polyurethane clear gloss. 

Decals (mostly) from Slixx.

 

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buildup pix here: 

 

 

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A whole buncha more pix here: https://public.fotki.com/jferren/dragtime-53-studeba/ 

Thanks for looking..... -RRR

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Once again you deliver on another marvelous early drag car with a lift-off body!  The SoCal ghost brought to the surface with day-glow blue under ware powered by a Potvin blown Hemi rolling on period perfect rims & tires... what more kould a grass-roots Sunday racer want in a straight-line hot rod?!. -KK

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