72 Barracuda Pro Stock 12/13

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Just getting stated on this one.
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Still sorting out what chassis to use.

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Butch Leal ?

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Looking good. That thing got a Hemi?

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What ever you do with this will be great knowing how your builds turn out. Keep us posted.

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Another interesting build from you bench, Roger! What body is that? Somekind of Snaptite? I'm building one '71 Cuda Pro Stock currently and actually it's almost ready for paint, so I will keep close eye to this one. ;)

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Great progress, has the look.

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I have had this kit forever and I finally put together a plan for it, There were not that many 72 Barracuda Pro Stockers. Most were running the lighter A body Dusters

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Roger, where did you source the scoop ?

Alan

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Actually there were several that vintage, all the big names ran them ....

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70 and 71 the Cuda was more common. By 72 many teams started with the Cuda but by the end of the season were focused on the Duster thanks to NHRA changing the rules to make the GM cars more competitive even the Mopar Missile was in a Duster as the 72 season came to an end.

There are some cool looking 72 and later E bodies like the Sox car he ran outside of NHRA. I have seen a Vanke Cuda and a few others If you have photos of other I would love to see them as I have a couple of 72 bodies and no plans for them. Finding decals for the lesser known cars can be a big challenge.

The scoop is modified from the Johan 71 Sox & Martin kit.

.Thanks!

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I save any and every picture I find of Old drag cars, especially Mopar stuff .

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That Mowtown Missile looks pretty bad. I am sure decals for that should be easy to find too.

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Slixx man Slixx

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PS, the only decals I know that are readily avail are the Sox and Martin car as well as the Motown Missle car.

If there are others, someone let me know as I have several old MPC builders in the boxes put away

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Thanks for the photos.

I have never seen the Grotheer car before.

Very cool.

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There were decals for the Grotheer Cuda done by MPC, I have them

Alan

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There were decals for the Grotheer Cuda done by MPC, I have them

Alan

those are for the 1971 car

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Yes that is true but it is a starting point ....

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Grotheer had some of the best looking cars out there ; easily in my personal Top 5 .

Caine440 is right ; by 1972 , Chrysler was all but entirely factored-out of many racing classes / sanctions ; and truly , any non-Wedge engine was factored-out (Ford's Boss 429 and Chrysler's 426 Hemi were chief among them) with "Canted Valve" engines not far behind (335-Series / 385-Series / "Shotgun" Fords , iirc. , and Mark IV Chevy ).

At least in Pro Stock that was the case .

By early-mid year '72 , Demon-Duster-Dart Sport models rapidly replaced Barracuda / Challenger models in short order .

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Here is a pic of the Missle Challenger that I haven't seen before. You seem to have a pretty vast knowledge of Mopar racing history.

Have you ever seen this version of the Chally, and if so have you considered building it? You do a great job on your replicas, and it would be a pretty cool ride to add to your collection.

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Corey

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If anybody has a dead on shot of the cable car on the door of Grotheer's car I might do a set of decals for it

Chuck

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You guys are GREAT!

Thanks for all the input.

Chuck those would be great decals! You know I would be first in line!

Corey, the Motown Missle photo is of the 1970 Challenger. Slixx just released a set of decals for that one, though the paint scheme would be tough for me.

Thanks again!

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Here is a pic of the Missle Challenger that I haven't seen before. You seem to have a pretty vast knowledge of Mopar racing history.

Have you ever seen this version of the Chally, and if so have you considered building it? You do a great job on your replicas, and it would be a pretty cool ride to add to your collection.

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Corey

Shown,,,it's the 1970 season version. I 'think' the decals are avail for this car( not 100% sure though)

The one with the lighter yellow side panels was the 1971 car

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If anybody has a dead on shot of the cable car on the door of Grotheer's car I might do a set of decals for it

Chuck

If Caine doesn't mind the hijak

I'll go thru my pictures and see what I have and post them here

Do you need a straight on side shot ?

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Here are 2 more , and you count me in for a sheet if you decide to do the decals for this car .

ps, the 1973 Duster was painted almost identically.

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