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resin parts avalible? NDRA series car

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Hello, anyone have any ideas where to look for a body or kit parts like this one in the photo. I had the honor to run a bit with the orignal NDRA as a kid. The orignal "rockem sockem sideways traveling dirt show" Im looking to scratch build a car like this. Thanks for the info.

Drew C.

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Man, I sure miss the NDRA. One of the best races I ever saw was the October 1979 NDRA race at Atomic Speedway in Knoxville TN.

Anyway, it wouldn't be difficult to scratchbuild that body from sheet styrene or even sheet brass. The chassis could be based on the Revell ASA chassis, and you can get wheels/tires and other parts from Fred's Resin Workshop. Fred's also has the "milder" NDRA type bodies. Good luck, I'd love to see how it comes out!

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Hello, thanks for the info. I will check it out. I grew up in Illinois and had a connection with NDRA from 1979-1982 and was able to attend many races. Thanks again for your help!

Drew C.

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You might want to contact my brother, he goes by Gator on Fred's board. He's been building models for the racers around here for 40 years or so and does some really killer vacuform bodies. He does'em all, from the "factory tin" beginnings

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Through the plastic transition period

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and the wedge era

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all the way to the current crop of dirt late models.

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Here's the addy to his on-line model galleries. I think you'll enjoy wandering around them.

http://public.fotki.com/gator-gallery/

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You might want to contact my brother, he goes by Gator on Fred's board. He's been building models for the racers around here for 40 years or so and does some really killer vacuform bodies. He does'em all, from the "factory tin" beginnings

LARR_150-vi.jpg

Through the plastic transition period

Jack_Boggs-vi.jpg

and the wedge era

6091530-vi.jpg

all the way to the current crop of dirt late models.

elkins-vi.jpg

Here's the addy to his on-line model galleries. I think you'll enjoy wandering around them.

http://public.fotki.com/gator-gallery/

Holy moly.....I'm so sorry, Jerry.....I don't know how I could have forgotten about Gator's bodies! I guess thats what happens when I try to post something before my morning coffee!

Gator's vacuform bodies would actually be better than resin because of the scale thickness. Check 'em out!

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That's alright, tell ya what. Just send me that black '60 in your avatar and we'll call it even. LOL

A friend of my dad's had one just like it and traded it for a really mean new '64, black with a red interior and transistorized ignition hi-po 390. Should be a law against painting a '60 Starliner any color other than black for the street.

Whoops, my bad. Took a closer look and that's a '61. That black with the red interior still goes though.

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You might want to contact my brother, he goes by Gator on Fred's board.

Thank you. I will look for it. Not sure where Freds board is but will give it a try. Im pretty new to this stuff.

Drew

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Thank you. I will look for it. Not sure where Freds board is but will give it a try.

You can get there from the link I posted above. Another board you might enjoy that deals primarily with short track cars is Scale Racing Lobby.

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You can get there from the link I posted above. Another board you might enjoy that deals primarily with short track cars is Scale Racing Lobby.

Thank you. Got it!

Drew

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older post, newer updates. Anything new or anyone else interested?

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go to www.dirtmodeler.com he has chassic plans you can download an build your own..or you can order a 3d chassic.. plus he has all the pieces to build a complete car... oldr-n-drt

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go to www.dirtmodeler.com he has chassic plans you can download an build your own..or you can order a 3d chassic.. plus he has all the pieces to build a complete car... oldr-n-drt

thanks for the info, have bought a few items from dirt modeler in the past. There use to be a website for this type of modeling but cant seem to find it now. Had everything on my old computor but was not able to transfer to my new computor.

Drew

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drew... try one more... www.tjscustomcastings.com these are the only two sites i know of?? anybody know of any more?? oldr-n-drt

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drew... try one more... www.tjscustomcastings.com these are the only two sites i know of?? anybody know of any more?? oldr-n-drt

Good stuff here! Thanks to you both!

Im going to join them both now.

Drew C.

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I for one would like to see more dirt trackers represented on here...or anywhere. They aren't my thing to build but they are unique cars that don't get represented often on any of the sites. I grew up going to wayne county speedway in Ohio and litterally watched Greg Sacks go from dirt on up through the ranks to NASCAR. You spent four to six hours breathing in dirt (not dust mind you!) and exhaust fumes, eating fried things that should never have been put near a fryer much less in it, and you usually couldn't hear right for about an hour afterwards. AAaaahhhhhh good times! :)

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kevin.. go to dirtmodeler.. there is a forum there with pictures....oldr-n-drt

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I'm at Cleveland (TN) Speedway as I type this....I would rather see ONE good dirt race than TEN NASCAR races. ;)

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I'm at Cleveland (TN) Speedway as I type this....I would rather see ONE good dirt race than TEN NASCAR races. ;)

I agree. :)

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who sells the most realistic wide 5 rims, tires and hubs for a 1980s era car?

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Thanks for the tips on the sites.

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Well maybe im not the only one who likes building this style of models? Very cool!

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