Street Roadsters, if you got'em...

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As with many of us Tim Boyd has inspired me to build subjects I would not normally think of. And with his latest post of a wonderful 32 Street Roadster, it reminded me of this build.

I enjoyed learning about these great drag cars from Tim and research on my own. Here is what I came up with. Link to humble build, http://s176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/fredjames_2007/29%20Street%20Roadster/

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Lets see what you might have!

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My most recent completion.

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Very cool, James. Really like your choice of build options, and your addition of a hood is one area where my builds fell a little short of the mark. Congratulations and thanks for posting! TIM

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Very cool cars.

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One of these is on my "one of these days" list:

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Nice thread, keep it going please! :) Wish I had something to contribute.

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Here is a '29 Ford that I built a long time ago. It's meant to be a street/strip/car show warrior from the mid sixties:

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The engine is a 340 Mopar made to look like a triple carbed Oldsmobile.

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WF

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Here is another.

The original version. It still need a passenger seat and front fenders to make it a legal Street Roadster.

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Never did like the purple paint, so........

I made it green! I found some front fenders from a old AMT '32 Ford kit, added another seat, and made it legal.

The front headlights (required by NHRA rules) were cut from the front bumper of a Revell Hemi 'cuda.

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These are great race cars that are often overlooked by builders. I gotta build some more of them!

WF

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I'd love to find the decals for either the Gary Burgin or the Bilby, Densham, Plueger cars.

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Very cool thread James. Please keep this going.

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Very Cool Builds Guys. they all look great!!

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Body and engine from the Beverly Hillbillies kit, chassis is from the old Monogram Green Hornet.

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Wow! Killer rods guys! I don't have any builds quite like these but now I think i'll change that!!!!

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Thanks for posting guys. Hope this one keeps going. These were great cars, maybe someone with more knowledge on the class could set up the rules. But I do know from my research, most were 29-31 topless fords with fenders front and back required. Seemed like any engine combo could be run and a hood was expected. Mine was a fun build and I'll just bet the 1:1's were a blast to race!

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I think that along with fenders fr and rr they also had to have headlights as well as a windscreen.

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Great looking collection of builds here. I like that Street Shaker Walter....Nice work fellas!

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As with many of us Tim Boyd has inspired me to build subjects I would not normally think of. And with his latest post of a wonderful 32 Street Roadster, it reminded me of this build.

I enjoyed learning about these great drag cars from Tim and research on my own. Here is what I came up with. Link to humble build, http://s176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/fredjames_2007/29%20Street%20Roadster/

PB290009.jpg
PB290007.jpg
PB290005.jpg
PB290003.jpg
Lets see what you might have!

What can I say I love it really nice job. By the way did you make those headers? I f so you should do a how to on them they would look good on alot of projects.

John Pol

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Thanks John, and I did make them. I'll have to see about that suggestion.

Any other Street Roadster models?

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Street roadsters had an interesting history. The true street roadster class required full street equipment (full fenders and lights) throughout the classes existence. The class bounced between Altered eliminator and Modified eliminator up into the mid 70's. The Gary Burgin car was an example of this as well as the Flashback model.

The Bilby, Densham, Plueger actually ran as a gasser in the late sixties. Gasser rules were very flexible at this time in an attempt to save the class. Many circuits ran cars called gassers that were far from being NHRA legal. This was the era of the Mustang gassers and the flip top Willys.

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As with many of us Tim Boyd has inspired me to build subjects I would not normally think of. And with his latest post of a wonderful 32 Street Roadster, it reminded me of this build.

I enjoyed learning about these great drag cars from Tim and research on my own. Here is what I came up with. Link to humble build, http://s176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/fredjames_2007/29%20Street%20Roadster/

PB290009.jpg
PB290007.jpg
PB290005.jpg
PB290003.jpg
Lets see what you might have!

Nice job on that roadster Jim, real nice.

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Jb,

These sre really cool...are they 1/25 scale ?

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My ancient '29 on '32 rails, built long before Revell's series of mid-nineties Deuce kits were released.

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Here's another, based on Revell's Bantam parts pack body and a bunch of parts box items. Also ancient...

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>Jb, These sre really cool...are they 1/25 scale ?

thanks for the compliment! yes they are, well, mostly 1/24 scale but some 1/25 scale parts in there too. body is the austin seven rebadged as the BMW 3/15 Dixi, from Revell of Germany...the fenderless one was a resin pop of that body with some modifications and i modified it more for example i chopped about 3 scale inches off the cowl and used the tweedy pie chassis and the ala kart hemi. the fendered one basically used the BMW kit but of course it has been modified a bit. Search for "austin" in workbench and under glass for more pics and a build thread for each.

i am digging that bantam right above this post, that sort of thing was my inspiration for the fenderless car and one of these days i am going to sacrifice one of my bantam bodies to build something similar except i might find some fenders and running boards to use on it.


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