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On 5/24/2020 at 10:03 AM, TooOld said:

Here's a 1/24th scale version of Monogram's "Big Drag" that I built a couple of years ago . 

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I would like a little more info on this build.

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If anyone wants to see what the 1/8th scale kit looks like, let me know and snap some pictures of it and post them on here....

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I've always been big fan of the Ramchargers team.  I've built 3 of their most successful funny cars.  The Dodge Dart is the original MPC kit and is 51 years old.  The body and decals got damaged in our last move, so I have done some work to it in the last 10 years, but otherwise the car is original.  The Dodge Demon is a converted Revell Ed McCollough kit that I built in the mid 90's.  Unfortunately, the windshield on this car got damaged in a move shortly after I built it.  The Dodge Challenger is a Model King kit I built about 7 years ago.  I can take and post additional pictures of each car if there is any interest.

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I'm interested. I'm sure there is plenty of interest in the Ramchargers' cars from people in the metro Detroit area.      

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On 6/9/2020 at 2:36 PM, hack-n-whack said:

I'm interested. I'm sure there is plenty of interest in the Ramchargers' cars from people in the metro Detroit area.      

Here are some additional pictures of the Clare Sanders driven Dodge Demon Ramchargers car.

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On 6/9/2020 at 3:36 PM, hack-n-whack said:

I'm interested. I'm sure there is plenty of interest in the Ramchargers' cars from people in the metro Detroit area.      

Great looking Ramchargers' cars !  Never tire of seeing these beautiful race cars . :)

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On 6/9/2020 at 3:36 PM, hack-n-whack said:

I'm interested. I'm sure there is plenty of interest in the Ramchargers' cars from people in the metro Detroit area.      

Oh, yeah!!!!..... 😁👍😎

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La  Belle Speed Shop, California 1963

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On 10/14/2020 at 11:06 AM, dragcarz said:

Those look awesome Brett, I love the drag strip !

Thanks mate

 

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7 hours ago, NYLIBUD said:

Wow,and yes,great job on that drag strip.👍

Thanks man

 

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Guess I'll contribute some to this amazing thread, don't think I've posted any here yet.  Keep 'em coming if you got 'em!

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Beautiful builds Tony. How hard was it to remove the side trim on the Falcon AWB?

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1 hour ago, afx said:

Beautiful builds Tony. How hard was it to remove the side trim on the Falcon AWB?

Thanks JC.  It was a little tedious but not too bad.  I started off with one of those emery boards for nails to file down the trim.  I began on the top side and worked my way all the way across, then followed up on the bottom side.  The hardest part was the leading edge of the front fenders, naturally.  I had trimmed down one end of the emery board at an angle in a way (sort of like an x-acto blade) so as to fit into those tight contours easier.  Then followed all that up with finer grit sandpaper.  It's not perfect but feel I got it pretty close as far as trying to keep that peak down the center fairly sharp.  I am currently working on another one of these and feel I got some better results this time, a little sharper peak-wise.

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Great looking builds there Tony, and the subjects are a great choice of  models.👌

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12 hours ago, bogger44 said:

Thanks JC.  It was a little tedious but not too bad.  I started off with one of those emery boards for nails to file down the trim.  I began on the top side and worked my way all the way across, then followed up on the bottom side.  The hardest part was the leading edge of the front fenders, naturally.  I had trimmed down one end of the emery board at an angle in a way (sort of like an x-acto blade) so as to fit into those tight contours easier.  Then followed all that up with finer grit sandpaper.  It's not perfect but feel I got it pretty close as far as trying to keep that peak down the center fairly sharp.  I am currently working on another one of these and feel I got some better results this time, a little sharper peak-wise.

I'm working on this one and think I will take on removing the side trim.  I might tray a razor blade to scrape down the trim.  Thanks for sharing your ideas.

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Tony Nancy was a pretty good friend of mine.  I hung out with him quite a bit at his shop.  One day when I was at the shop he pulled a bunch of these kits out of the back room and gave them to me.  He said go ahead and build one.  Well ...almost finished!

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47 minutes ago, MAGIC MUFFLER said:

Tony Nancy was a pretty good friend of mine.  I hung out with him quite a bit at his shop.  One day when I was at the shop he pulled a bunch of these kits out of the back room and gave them to me.  He said go ahead and build one.  Well ...almost finished!

 

Cool story! Those are beautiful kits, although I've never built one, so I can't comment on how well they go together. Nice work!

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