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      Board Status   07/20/2018

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1964 Daytona Continental Fairlane

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I decided to try my hand at a "darkside" NASCAR road racing car. Fairlane was an experimental testbed for unibody chassis if I read correctly over on Randy Ayer's site. I think it was the only time it ran before being shipped to Europe.
First, a picture of real car.

Used this Revell kit.

I removed all the chrome trim from body sides of car and also removed part of front fender, oops! Removed shock towers like on racecar and put chassis tubes in engine bay.

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Used Plastic Performance Products wheels, tires, and rollcage kit. Had to narrow cage since it was made to fit the AMT 63/64 Galaxies. No closeups due to fact I didn't get tubes lined up quite right. How you guys make and square up rollcages has my utmost respect! Decals where a combination of some NASCAR decals picked up at NNL show in NC and Professor Motor Roundels and numbers.

Undercarraige shot. Not very accurate to real car. I think it had dual rear shocks and a modified 4 link in rear.

On to the finished shots. This is the most ambushes model I've done; I'm sure it's just a small ripple in the pond of you masters. Comments and constructive criticisms welcomed.

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I like it a lot! Nice job on the engine bay surgery. Converting kits to NASCARs of the 50s and 60s is not as easy as it looks.

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Nicely done. I was hoping it was this.


It is a Falcon driven in the '62 Sebring race by Marvin Panch and Jocko Maggiacomo.They finished 2nd in the ASR class behind Jim Hall in his Chapparral. This was an amazing accomplishment considering it was just a thought 2 weeks earlier. Yes it was built by Hollman Moody in less than two weeks and powered by a 221 V8.

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Nice work on this one Oscar,

Cool conversion,I really dig them Fairlanes,too!!!

Roy Trejo

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