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Modern Era Supermodified in 1/8 Scale

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I want to take a break from building sprint cars and I love supermodifeds almost as much as sprints. I drew plans up this weekend and I'm ready to start fabing. A lot of you may have never even seen a supermodified. They are wild and probably the fastest race cars, out there, on a half mile pavement track. Big blocks and small blocks all in the 900+ HP range; 70+% left side weight bias and huge wings that move up when entering the corner and go down flat on the straight aways. This should be fun. 101_2565.jpg

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Here's some pictures of the real guys for those who haven't seen a super before. thumbs_110207_concord_stone_0194.jpg

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Cool! I'll check in to see your progress... :)

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Oh yea, love these cars, some nice drawings Ken, Can't wait to see the chassis work.

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looks like the start to another incredibly awesome build, ken!!!!

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COOL, those are some B.A. lookin cars, I have never got to see them run!

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Cann't wait to see it,, Pics of my 1/24 supermod..

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That's a super alright, Randy, nice work. Thanks Dave, Scott and Bill, this will be a fun project. Joe I started on the frame and I've decided these supers are part Indy Car ( the wings and nose), part stock car ( the frame), part dragster ( the motor) and part sprint car (all the rest of it) 101_2568.jpg

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AWSOME!!!!

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These are extraordinarily good looking, sophisticated, contemporary machines, with a no-holds-barred approach to design and engineering lacking in quite a few supposedly "superior" racing series. Love the chassis work and design drawings. Can't wait to see more!!!

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Thanks Bernard and Santiago. Here's a progress photo and a plan I drew of a 1963 Watson Indy roadster. I thought someone would find it interesting.101_2592.jpg

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Go to www.daararacing.com , A.J. Watson, Bill Wendt, and a couple more have that Watson at Booneville. As we speak,. Hoping to set a new land speed record with it,,, Pictures of it being built in there also...

Bill Wendt already set a land speed record last year in a Midget...

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Ken, do you sell your Blue Prints? you know me as bubba930 from another forum, and I am be going to be watching your build as I did with you Dirt Modified, and Sprinter, all are really amazing builds forsure!

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Thanks Mike and yes I do sell blueprints for 1/8 scale sprints ( todays cars and from the 80s). vintage 60s midget, supermodified and the Watson Roadster plans. All in 1/8 scale. The sprint plans show how to build every part even the tires and wheels.They're 12 pages of 12X18 sheets. You need to e-mail me at kmeaders@q.com if you're interested.

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Okay, the part Indy car, part sprint car and part stock car is moving along. 101_2596.jpg

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looking great Ken!!

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Thanks Bill; I've got some more done on this beast. Check out the inboard spring/shock set up on the front end. The rear wing still need the compressed air canisters that raise it up, in the back, when entering a corner.101_2610.jpg

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Ken this is one bad mother, outstanding work. Looks like it will fly.

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very nice job on the spring shocks! looking just plain B.A.!

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Man I love this build , keep up the outstanding work!

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Ken... this is flat out Awesome!!! Man I sure love your work and how you hand draw all of your prints. I sure hope you can make it up for the Desert Scale Classic next year. would love to see your builds in person.

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Thanks Derrick, Bill, Romell and Chris. I won't let anything prevent me from being at that Desert Classic next year. I've got her up on wheels and I'm still messing with the body and making radius rods, nerf bars, etc. Like Romell says " details, details, there's always more details until you're finished."101_2633.jpg

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very nice craftsmanship Ken! are the wings styrene also?

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very nice craftsmanship Ken! are the wings styrene also?

Thank you; they're aluminum on top and styrene in the front.

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looks fantastic ken!!!! although you might want to straighten up that engine........i think it fell over........hehe. awesome workmanship, man!!!!!!!!!

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I have all ways loved the way the engines are hangin off the side, it looks just plain wicked!

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