Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

Ramchargers 70 Challenger

14 posts in this topic

Posted · Report post

I was a HUGE fan of drag racing and the Ramchargers in the 60's and 70's. I have slowly been building examples of some of the cars campaigned by the Ramchargers group. This the 1970 Challenger driven by Leroy Goldstein and was the first Funny Car to OFFICIALLY make a pass under 7.00 seconds. The base kit is the AMT/Model King Challenger with a Parts by Parks pre-wired distributor added. Paint is Tamiya gloss white and the decals are a set I acquired some time back. Thank you for looking.

Steve

post-2491-0-95586300-1361160784_thumb.jp

post-2491-0-04905300-1361160895_thumb.jp

post-2491-0-95259800-1361160819_thumb.jp

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Nice build.

Mike

Mopar To Ya

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Great topic, I remember that car being one of my favorites. I love the horsepower on the cars today, but really I think the cars today just have no character compared to the FC's of the day.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Very nice and clean.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Sharp and so clean. love it...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

sweet! love he Ramchargers too

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

One of the all time greats! Nice!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

great job ! love the Ramchargers cars

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Very nice, Steve. Good looking build.

RIP, Leroy Goldstein !!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Great Job! I just got the kit to do this same build.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited) · Report post

Amen Hondo. IMO Goldstein was one of the pioneers of the modern day FC drivers.

Ramcharger, FYI.....I sanded the styling "break" on the body side down considerably. If you look at the reference pictures of the car on the internet, it looks VERY stock, EXCEPT the sides are pretty smooth, i. e. no styling "break". Also, I had to massage the "tin" and chassis to get the body down to where it had that funny car "look". It still doesn't have the attitude I wanted, but it is better than where it was when I started.

Edited by sflam123

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Thanks for your tips on the body.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Love the build! Love the topic! Have you seen the new Ramchargers book?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Sharp looking build. Ditto on liking the Ramchargers cars, too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0