Mid Sixties Dragster

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Hi guys, started on my next drag project. Plan is to build a 140" mid sixties style dragster. Kellison frame, 392 with the Tampa dump stance and chute pack body work. Got started on the chassis and some of the components. The seat has been made from aluminum sheet and upholstered in diamond trim, seat belts are ProTech. I'll post more pics next week.

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This is starting to shape up very nicely! Your builds are always fantastic to see, I can't wait for more. So far the work with that frame and rear axle looks cool. :P

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Great workmanship. I love that seat!

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Like it......waiting to see more....... B)

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Great start !

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Sorry guys, found a few more pics of build so far.

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This is Competition Resin's Tommy Ivo chute pack all cut into sections so I could achieve the below

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Oh Yeah, those early diggers! Nice work Dave look forward to more.

Charlie

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Now thats one gorgeous body!

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glad to see you posted this Dave, your builds are awesome, looking forward to it!

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Beautiful work. What's the basis for the front half of the bodywork? The combination works out really nicely - very sleek lines. The chassis, I assume, is all styrene. What diameter rod did you use (.080"?). It scales to the eye perfectly.

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That is killer!! I am defiantly following this one.

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Man, this is looking great !!

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No kidding...this is looking awesome!

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David....This build is looking great so far and is going to be really nice when done. I can't wait to see more. Everything is looking Killer. Is this a 1/16th or 1/25th scale build?? I will be following for sure.

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I love this so far. Lookin' forward to more.

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is this 1/25 scale, or bigger?

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Looks good! But pardon my ignorance, but what is the Tampa dump stance?

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Now this is cool. Great work so far Dave and am waiting to see more. Luv these early rails.

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Hi bernard, i'll post the rod sizes i've used when i get back home in a few days cheers dave

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David....This build is looking great so far and is going to be really nice when done. I can't wait to see more. Everything is looking Killer. Is this a 1/16th or 1/25th scale build?? I will be following for sure.

Hi chris, this is in 1/16 scale, thanks for checking out this build. Cheers dave

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Looks good! But pardon my ignorance, but what is the Tampa dump stance?

Hi mark, i believe its the term used to describe the forward tilt on the motor, normally between 3 to 8 degrees. Cheers dave

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Wow! Can't wait to see this progress....brilliant idea on the parachute body....TIM

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Beautiful work. What's the basis for the front half of the bodywork? The combination works out really nicely - very sleek lines. The chassis, I assume, is all styrene. What diameter rod did you use (.080"?). It scales to the eye perfectly.

Hi Bernard, plans are not to have any front body work, it's just a personal choice thing. For the styrene I used on the chassis here are the details remembering this model is in 1/16 scale

Roll bar tubing was 213 Evergreen rod

Main chassis tubing was 212 Evergreen rod

Chassis minor tubing was 222 Evergreen rod

Hope this helps

is this 1/25 scale, or bigger?

Hi Joe, this is 1/16 scale

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Wow! Can't wait to see this progress....brilliant idea on the parachute body....TIM

Thanks Tim, its an honor to find you looking in on my build, read your articles all the time.

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Hi guys, got some more work done.

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Clutch can cast by Mark Johnston and 4 port scoop cast by Jack Martin

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