[[Template core/front/global/utilitiesMenu does not exist. This theme may be out of date. Run the support tool in the AdminCP to restore the default theme.]]
  • Announcements

    • Dave Ambrose

      Board Maintenance   03/14/2019

      The board is going offline Saturday, May 25th, from 9 AM PDT until 3 PM for a software upgrade. See posting in General.
Greg Myers

"NEW" altered Tee body parts pack kit

Recommended Posts

Does anyone know if any decals of the Burkholder Brothers AA/FA from the late '70s is available?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I got the T body last night at the MCCM meeting. Now to dig out the part pack chassis a see how that's going to work.

Scott

Edited by unclescott58

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The more I look at the parts pack chassis, for my newly acquired parts pack T body, the more I decided I need to buy another AMT Double Dragster kit. So I just ordered one for of eBay. My first Double Dragster kit, I built the Fiat and Streamline dragster. I really want to build a version of the twin engine dragster. So, now owning the parts pack T gave me excuse to buy another one. Still need to figure out what to do with the parts pack chassis?

Scott

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

From what I've seen of the Parts Pack competition chassis it never looked all that promising for the Parts Pack Competition T... But the Fiat chassis is a straight fit, no problem.

Did you buy the "Tin Box" edition Double Dragster or the standard cardboard box issue? With the Tin Box you with a duplicate chrome tree that will allow you, with some additional styrene stock, to build a second dragster because the extra tree is the one with the dragster suspension bits including the quick change (as well as, IIRC , the chrome bits for the twin Chevies). From the Tin Box, between my Parts Pack Altered, a Fiat made with the Double Dragster roll bar and scratch built chassis and parts box front suspension, a twin Chevy rail and a competition coupe using a parts box Hemi and resin aftermarket body, I got four cars done. It was a challenge I set myself...

Edited by Bernard Kron

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I got the cardboard box one. I'm cheap. And poor. So, cardboard for me. And I'm okay with that.

Scott

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Started to build my Double Dragster and parts pack T body last night. I still need to figure out what to do with the parts pack chassis. Any ideas out there? Any photos of kits built using AMT parts pack chassis? I really need to do something with that chassis.

Scott

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lots of early Tee Buckets were made on a "tube" frames not unlike the parts pack example. Cotten Werksmans low Ardun powered Tees come to mind. And of course, there were others.dsc04627-1024x768.jpga860.jpg

Edited by Greg Myers

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Greg, I hadn't seen those pics of Cotton's very low T before. I'd like to model one sorta like it someday--low as a sports car or racer. Very cool!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've got a feature on the Cotton T in an old Rod & Custom, and a color pic of it in one of the Street Rod Pictorials. I always thought that was a cool car, sitting so low. The pics I have look like the ones you just posted, except without the top.

Very cool car! B)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lets get back to the subject of the Nailhead. I vote for at least a dozen. How about the rest of you? !!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 9/16/2014 at 12:28 AM, Greg Myers said:

suspension1.jpgDB16.jpg2011_1226_ChoppedT_0010s-vi.jpg

Digging up this old thread to ask; does anyone know the wheelbase of the AMT Parts Pack frame shown above?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
29 minutes ago, CabDriver said:

Digging up this old thread to ask; does anyone know the wheelbase of the AMT Parts Pack frame shown above?

Not sure of the wheelbase but that frame was made to be easy to adjust.  To get a longer wheelbase, cut behind the transmission crossmember but ahead of the rear radius rod attachment points, and lengthen with sections of aluminum tubing.  The cut ends of the frame must be filed to slip into the tubing, and the tubing sections can be polished to match up with the rest of the chassis.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Interesting!  I didn't know that, thanks Mark!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Too, the round tube sections are conveniently the same diameter as a lot of parts trees (chrome or otherwise).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't know what the wheelbase is. Have never built this chassis, but hope to sometime soon. 

On a somewhat related note, it looks to me like the AMT Parts Pack T body was designed to drop directly not necessarily on this frame, but on the Fiat frame in the Double Dragster kit. I'm planning to try that soon, too. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It does indeed:P

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
17 hours ago, Snake45 said:

On a somewhat related note, it looks to me like the AMT Parts Pack T body was designed to drop directly not necessarily on this frame, but on the Fiat frame in the Double Dragster kit. I'm planning to try that soon, too. 

Yep, it does. I used both on this build.

Charlie Smith 23T Altered Oct 2014 added decals.JPG

Edited by magicmustang

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
19 hours ago, magicmustang said:

Yep, it does. I used both on this build.

Charlie Smith 23T Altered Oct 2014 added decals.JPG

Fabulous! I'm looking to build something very much along these lines. Thanks for posting the pic! B)

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