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This is an older build that I took new photos of for another site , I built it 10-11 years ago when I just got back into the hobby . This was probably my first attempt at running brake and fuel lines on a chassis . I also added a MAD distributor , brass screen to the radiator shell , some gauges , and replaced the kits rear tires with some from my parts box . Nice little kit , it's a 70's version of the Tweedy Pie with all of the fiddly little parts .















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On 11/30/2022 at 11:14 AM, bigdrag1 said:

I remember this build, Still look`s great.   Thanks for reposting it Bob, it`s really a cool little kit !

Thanks John !  Can't believe you remember , it was at least 10 years ago !

23 hours ago, Joe Nunes said:

This is way cool!  👍  


Thanks much Joe !

22 hours ago, happy grumpy said:

That's a cool looking rod. Very nice details. The positioned front wheels are a nice touch. Good work.

Thanks you Mario !  The kit comes with steerable fronts .

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22 hours ago, Zippi said:

That just looks so kewl.  You captured the box art to a "T".  Nice build.

Thanks very much Bob !

21 hours ago, Dragline said:

I have always wanted this kit but it can be pricey. I think tje decal sheet is an absolute hoot.

Well done Bob...

Thanks ! I haven't looked lately but I'm sure the prices are getting way up there . If you have a Tweedy Pie it's the same kit except for the wheels & tires , and I have a complete original decal sheet it you're interested . 

15 hours ago, Kah puts said:

Wow how psychedelic is that or maybe that's the shrooms talking 👄 

Yeah it definitely has the 70's look !

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On 11/30/2022 at 9:17 PM, JasonC said:

That's pretty far out man 😎

Thanks Jason !

On 11/30/2022 at 9:20 PM, cobraman said:

Looks much better than the one I built a million years ago.

Thanks Ray !

On 12/1/2022 at 11:02 AM, rrb124@sbcglobal.net said:

New to me. Way to go!

Thanks Robert !  It's a retooled Tweedy Pie released in the 70's .

On 12/1/2022 at 11:17 AM, afx said:

Very nice.

Thanks JC !

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17 hours ago, spencer1984 said:

It's great to see one of these built, nicely done!

Thanks Bill !

14 hours ago, slusher said:

Absolutely beautiful!

Thanks much Carl !

13 hours ago, Phildaupho said:

Far out man !!

Thanks Phil !

11 hours ago, redscampi said:

Usually not a fan of box art but this I Iove! 

Thank you Gary !

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Andy Brizio built wild psychedelic painted T's back in the 60's and 70's, and he has been also referred to as "The Rodfather". I think it's safe to assume this kit was based on Andy Brizio's builds. Andy is father to famous hot rod builder Roy Brizio. Great build!

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On 12/5/2022 at 11:51 PM, Bronzekeg said:

nice lookin' build!


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3 hours ago, bobthehobbyguy said:

Nicely done. Never seen a built of this version before.

Thanks very much guys , I really appreciate it !

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