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Race of Gentlemen presents... California Drag Racing 2023 Build Thread


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1 hour ago, Calb56 said:

He said that he's not going to cast them again but he had a couple still. Let him know and he'll post them again.

I can't afford to get them til later in December. 

If anyone else is interested, you should contact him through ebay. 

It's a shame he won't be continuing these, they look great!

Ok, I just wanted to be sure you were going to be able to get a set.

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Hey rules guys!  I do want to participate since I’m pretty passionate about TROG.  Last time I went to the Wildwood races I told my friend we needed to have a car for next time! Yeah we didn’t!   
 

Anyway, I didn’t see rules about starting with a fresh kit VS something started.   I have this…

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It’s a body I was playing with. Auburn meets Model A, after seeing a few boat tail cars at TROG it got me thinking. Right now it’s just a body I was figuring out on a junker chassis. I still may have to shorten it a bit right behind the pilot.

Sooo.. can I enter this? Or do I need to do something else?

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3 hours ago, Tom Geiger said:

Hey rules guys!  I do want to participate since I’m pretty passionate about TROG.  Last time I went to the Wildwood races I told my friend we needed to have a car for next time! Yeah we didn’t!   
 

Anyway, I didn’t see rules about starting with a fresh kit VS something started.   I have this…

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It’s a body I was playing with. Auburn meets Model A, after seeing a few boat tail cars at TROG it got me thinking. Right now it’s just a body I was figuring out on a junker chassis. I still may have to shorten it a bit right behind the pilot.

Sooo.. can I enter this? Or do I need to do something else?

Nothing at all about new builds only!!! Looks great. 

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  • Calb56 changed the title to Race of Gentlemen presents... California Drag Racing 2023 Build Thread

I got the 29 up on its wheels today. This is going to be a more traditional east coast TROG style build. It's a 29 on 32 rails with a 32 shell and 39 brakes and a standard banjo rear-end.  The engine is going to be a hopped up flat head with a LaSalle transmission. The one concession I made to my build style is that I widened the rear wheels to fit the wider kit rear tires.

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6 hours ago, Fat Brian said:

How are the numbers determined? I notice some cars have numbers and a letter as well.

The numbers are given out or kept from previous years. All I know are that they are up to 3 digits. As far as I'm concerned, each builder can make up their own.

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46 minutes ago, Calb56 said:

The numbers are given out or kept from previous years. All I know are that they are up to 3 digits. As far as I'm concerned, each builder can make up their own.

Sounds Good! I'll find something for Mine.

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2 hours ago, 426 pack said:

Mind if I jump in? I was just in the process of mocking up a revell 29 roadster and was planning on doing it up as a race of gentlemen’s style car when I found this community build.  

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Looks great! Enjoy.

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I had to tweak on the 30 a bit. There was no way to move the engine up enough to work with how low the front was so I ended up raising the front about 1/8". I also made a flat firewall to get a bit more clearance for the engine.

I also changed direction a bit, I was going to use the stripped interior but now that the 29 is going to be the more basic build I wanted to dress the 30 up more. This caused a problem. The stripped interior is also the channeled interior so to use the nice interior it also raised the body up. So to counter this I cut the interior frames from the channeled interior side panels and cut the nice side panels down to fit. I also cut the seat down to make the back panel of the interior, now to source some seats.20221204_123910.jpg.036ccc9adb90e0ff641ff06de73fc499.jpg20221204_123923.jpg.20f59c91db29c81876d7ce78a62507e3.jpg20221204_123556.jpg.e1b9fa3dd468ba90926338d98bffe5e2.jpg

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4 hours ago, Calb56 said:

Please join in!!! This looks cool.

Thank you.

I went to my part boxes(not many enuff) and I found the most important parts for my vision. Please tell me if any parts is wrong, I have not read the rules in detail yet.

yes, I’m an AMT-fanboy !

Added a picture of my photo album,  I took those pictures 1991. I want that steelfeeling.

 

 

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34 minutes ago, Ulf said:

Thank you.

I went to my part boxes(not many enuff) and I found the most important parts for my vision. Please tell me if any parts is wrong, I have not read the rules in detail yet.

yes, I’m an AMT-fanboy !

Added a picture of my photo album,  I took those pictures 1991. I want that steelfeeling.

 

 

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First, I understand not much stuff... I had to get rid of everything 12+ years ago and just got back into models back in August. In fact, I'm still buying the basics, such as glue, paint, tools.

The rules are trying to stay true to the real California Drags... 

 

I will admit, I'm jealous, I'm trying to chase down a vintage helmet, thought I'd found a couple old AMT ones on EvilBay but the seller had lost them...

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