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57 Ford flat top drag car ? Updated 8-12

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OK guys. Here's another of my stupid ideas for a build. I am going to use these 2 kits to create one. I'm planning on cutting of the entire roof of the Ford body. I will then use sheet plastic and putty and create the flat top. I will open holes for the rollbar and of coarse the engine. I will have to shorten up the funny car chassis about a half inch or so or at least alter the wheel base. I'm sure some other modifications will be required. Aren't they always ? Wish me luck. This is going to be fun !

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I messed up. Could someone please move this to the "Drag" section or tell me how to. Thanks

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Cool project Ray, l will be watching...

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Thanks Carl, we'll see if this pans out or if I just ruin 2 kits. Heck, I can always use the parts.

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This guy doesn't think it's all that far out a build. Roadsters were all the rage at this years Northwest Nationals in Super Gas.

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Have fun with it!

dale

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nice idea ~~~!

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Another very KOOOOL project Ray, just remember measure once cut twice or that's the way I do it most of the time lol :lol:

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Thanks guys. That 57 Chevy look great ! Mine will not look so good.

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Get to cuttin Ray!!!! LOL!!!!!!! Can't wait to see it ;)

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go prostreeter. :wub:

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Can't wait to see it!!!!

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Here's another reference pic from the same race. The Super Gas winner was a '57 Corvette roadster.

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Dale

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Don't see a Vette. But it is a beautiful 57 Chevy. If only I had the talent to build something that nice. I would love to see our buddy John tackle something like this.

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I think he meant that the winner of the super gas class was a vette and thats just another photo of a car from the same race

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Ray.... This is going to be a great build. I am looking forward to what you will do with is. I love super gas roadster's and am planning on doing a '63 Vette roadster in 1/16th scale. Ray when I get back to Arizona I can post a few super gas corvette roadsters if you want.

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Just wanted to add reference pics for the sedan chop. Since there's interest, Here's the S/G winner. He's from Canada.

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Dale

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Another very KOOOOL project Ray, just remember measure once cut twice or that's the way I do it most of the time lol :lol:

"Measure"? What's that? :D

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Those cars are all very cool but a bit different than what I have in mind. My body will be over a pretty much stock funny car chassis. Here we go. Too late to turn back now !

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This is going to be really awesome ,are you going to be using the funnycar top fuel engine or are you going to put something else in it?

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Going with the funny car kits TF engine.

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Another interesting and creative build. Love the whole idea, and looking forward to seeing it progress !! :)

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GREAT START RAY!

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Off to a great start Ray..

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Just keep that imagination churning Ray. I'm sure this will turn out to be a great build... you're off to a good start.

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Looks a good interesting project!

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