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I am working on and off on a conversion of the AWB 63 Tempest to a Tempest SD 421....for a while now. Sorry, no pictures yet. I also did the same kind of conversion to the AWB Falcon, that time making a Dearborn Steel Tubing/ Match race replica using the Revell T-Bolt and a scratchbuilt interior with a stock dash from a wrecked promo...

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http://s1177.photobucket.com/user/drjay2/library/DST%20Falcon?sort=3&page=1

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Not my work.. but I remember stumbling across it when researching the dodge magnum. This builder started with the resin stock car body and did a great job making it a stock dodge magnum. The starting point was a NASCAR body, but the same kind of work was involved.

http://public.fotki.com/JDURANSO/jeffs_model_cars/finished_conversion/stock_79_magnum/

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Yes! I've been planning on bringing the Anglia and Thames panel back to stock someday. I'd like to have the Thames in my light commercial fleet! I don't know what guts to use, but I'd been thinking 30s Ford chassis and maybe a Model A four?

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The Magnum was based in large part on the '75-'77 Charger/Cordoba, itself built on the bones of the '71-'74 cars. The master for the resin Magnum was likely converted from the MPC '77-'78 two-door Monaco kit; it too shared a lot of inner and underbody structure with other midsize Mopars. I've wanted a Magnum stock car body myself, but want to do the conversion myself and will start with the Monaco. I'm not saying that my conversion will be better (or even as good); I just like to do those things myself.

The Anglia/Thames running gear looks a lot like the larger Ford stuff, in miniature. The engine would be a four, a flathead but not the Model A/B unit. The foreign Fords used smaller engines created for their home market, to fit in with England's "taxable horsepower" formula. The Prefect (four-door) had a slightly larger engine than the Anglia (two-door); I'm not sure which engine the Thames used but it was probably the bigger one. Ford Australia mixed everything up; they built both Anglias and Prefects as both two-doors and four-doors, and probably utilities as well. The Aussie Anglias would have had the small engine, the Prefect the "big" one. The stock frames are way different than what was cobbled up for the Revell kit; as I remember, the frame rails formed part of the door sills on the stock car. I built a more stock-looking street rod Anglia many years ago, would like to do another with closer-to-stock running gear and a V8-60 flathead engine from the Revell Kurtis midget racer kit. The miniature V8 engine seems like it would be a good fit in the Anglia.

My latest "stockified" project involved turning the AMT '65 Olds 88 Modified Stocker into a NASCAR version. I've got the wheel openings filled back in to stock spec, flares and all. I might do another one to get a body to use with the original kit's custom parts. I've also got a '64 Galaxie started in similar fashion (I know it would be easier to use the curbside version body, but I like doing things the hard way). I've also got extra '65 Fairlane and '66 Skylark Mod Stocker kits that might also get "stockified" someday...

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I am working on and off on a conversion of the AWB 63 Tempest to a Tempest SD 421....for a while now. Sorry, no pictures yet. I also did the same kind of conversion to the AWB Falcon, that time making a Dearborn Steel Tubing/ Match race replica using the Revell T-Bolt and a scratchbuilt interior with a stock dash from a wrecked promo...

142_zps7750c245.jpg

http://s1177.photobucket.com/user/drjay2/library/DST%20Falcon?sort=3&page=1

That is gorgeous! :wub:

I've never been a fan of the awb 'look' and I'm aiming to do that with a wild child kit. Nice work!

mike

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I'm gathering parts to convert the old Monogram Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Thunderbird into a factory stocker- the chassis will be a modified Monogram Fox Body Mustang piece. The interior might be the "fun" part.

I've got a Revell Lincoln in the works which will be quasi-stock, but that kit can't be built as an accurate replica stocker without a few body mods. (chassis and interior changes aside!) Revell made the body slightly shorter than it should be to fit an existing Pro Stock Thunderbird chassis. A lot of people think the body had oversized wheel opening, but they're actually pretty close to correct- they just look too big because the overall length of the body is shorter than it should be compared to a 1:1 MK VII.

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I'm gathering parts to convert the old Monogram Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Thunderbird into a factory stocker- the chassis will be a modified Monogram Fox Body Mustang piece. The interior might be the "fun" part.

I've got a Revell Lincoln in the works which will be quasi-stock, but that kit can't be built as an accurate replica stocker without a few body mods. (chassis and interior changes aside!) Revell made the body slightly shorter than it should be to fit an existing Pro Stock Thunderbird chassis. A lot of people think the body had oversized wheel opening, but they're actually pretty close to correct- they just look too big because the overall length of the body is shorter than it should be compared to a 1:1 MK VII.

Oh that is interesting, I did not know that.

That is my "what I learned today"

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