Andretti Fairlane

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This kit started as a broken used model. It was missing a couple of parts, but was mostly there. For this build, I started by taking it apart as well as I could, then stripping the paint. I had to do some bodywork by removing all the body trim and filling in the insets in the hood to make it flat. It was missing the rear bumper so I modified one from the AMT '69 Torino. I tossed the interior and made my own sidepanels, rear panel, and rollcage. I had to modify the engine just a touch to make it dual carbs and I made the exhaust. The only shocks were the two on the rear axle, so I found some extras in my parts stash and added two more shocks to the rear and another four shocks up front. The wheels were ones that I had cast myself and the tires were from the spares box. The chrome was ruined so I sprayed the bumpers and grill with Alclad. The decals were from the old Fred Cady set.

Here's the "before" pic:

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Here's the "after" pics:

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Here's the engine compartment

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and one last pic:

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Nice save!

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That top pic looks like the beginning of a diorama w/ the weathering (natural dust, I assume). The rebuild is sharp!

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Very sharp stocker. Very nice work and save...

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Very NICE build Scott!! :D

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Great model! The days when they ran Fairlanes and Chevelles next to Galaxies and Impalas. Andretti was one of the few who proved he could make the transition from open-wheels.

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Real nice rebuild on this , looks great.

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Thanks, everyone - it was fun re-doing this one

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:) ... Greetings ... :) :

That is one good save as well as a good trip to memory lane ... thanks .

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Wow. That is a great job.

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next to richard's 74 charger, i think this is my favorite body style in nascar

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Nice save and great model to add to your collection. I love these type of builds. Nice job! I would love to see what you do with the '57 Ford.

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Great job!

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Nice

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You certainly bought that back from the grave. Well done.

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Very nice, Scott !

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wow. nice job on bringing a neglected old model back to life!

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