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Charlie Smith's Plain Vanilla 25T A/Altered from 1964

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Here's another project that's needs help to finish.

It's a kit bashed Altered that uses a AMT 25t parts pack body, spare parts injected 327 chevy engine, with a Revell Tony Nancy kit competition trans, AMT Fiat Altered chassis. front spoke wheels and straight axle from the parts box, Revell pie crust M&H slicks, rear wheels and axle from the parts box, and finally a scratch built roll bar and interior cover.

I need help with the decals to finish. See enclosed pic of real car. Anyone out there that can copy and print white lettering decals?

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Nice! :)

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Real clean I like it

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Nice job.

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Wonderful!

Man, where do you guys only get these models? I know you bashed it, but even then....how long has it been in your stash?

Michael

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great build, white lettering will be tough to do without the right printer.

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I've been wanting to build this car for decades, but couldn't find the right parts. I had gathered several parts but couldn't find the right body. I had an original AMT 1925 T kit but didn't want to take parts from it. Then Round 2 rereleased it.

That's when I saw an AMT 25T altered parts pack on Ebay. I saw that and the altered wheel wells were perfect for this car. I won the auction an was inspired again. With the right parts it just came together.

Still have a problem completing the lettering. I need to find someone who can copy and print white letter decals.

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Thanks to Brad Norgaard (gasser59) and his printing expertise to make decals, I was able to complete my Charlie Smith Altered 25 T. Thanks again Brad.

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Good job Gerald. They gotta release some more of those parts packs, I'm tellin' ya. ;)

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Absolutely fabulous! You did a great job on this! And you won't believe this, but not 15 minutes ago I was looking at an old Rod & Custom magazine from 1964 and saw a picture of this very car--recognized the name immediately! :blink:

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Good looking altered.

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Super build

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That turned out nice Gerald. Glad to help you get this finished.

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Many thanks Brad. I have been working on this model off and on for years. Good to have it on the display shelf.

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Great job sir ............ a beautiful piece of history .............. I remember this car well, as Charlie raced often at Amarillo Dragway .................. his brother Frank also brought his A/Comp roadster to Amarillo quite often ............. would make a great companion build for your little roadster

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I love the collection of vehicles in the background of your photo, John!

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Yep, I agree John. I have the Sept. 1965 issue of Hot Rod that contains the article that details in pics both cars. The Tony Nancy Revell kit of a A/C roadster would work well. As you can see in your pic of Frank's A/C and the pic of Charlie's A/A, they both used '65 El Caminos for push cars. Now that would be a interesting diorama!!

Thanks for your comments.

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Gerald, what a great model! Very clean and well prepared.

I like that A/C car too! Could that car be done with the Double Dragster Kit and the AMT 25T Parts Pak? Hmm, this may be an upcoming build for me to do.

Thanks guys for the inspiration.

Michael

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I like that A/C car too! Could that car be done with the Double Dragster Kit and the AMT 25T Parts Pak? Hmm, this may be an upcoming build for me to do.

Not really. The DD chassis is much older and shorter, and of a different type. The Parts Pack body wouldn't be the best starting point for that. You'd have to fill in the provided cutout. You'd be better off starting with a regular AMT T body. The DD kit has a usable Chevy engine with injection but you'd have to come up with the tubes for it.

You can build an A/C from the DD kit but it will be a much earlier version and won't look much like the car in the pic. A better starting point might be the Revell Tony Nancy car.

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Two thumbs up - mission accomplished !!

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Job well done, Gerald. It looks great!

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