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I have always wanted to build this car so I modified a MPC Nitro Vette and made a set of decals to fit the body

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Ok Chuck,

Can you send me a set? I would love to build this one as well as the Muldowney satellite you did a while back.

garcen07@hotmail.com

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46 minutes ago, jayrock7597 said:

You make decals? I have to pick your Brain if you have time please 

Sorry Jason, but Chuck passed away a couple of years back. 

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I happen to have gotten Chuck's last set of decals he ever made. He made doubles with a slightly different color to choose from and sent them both. He was a great guy and is missed.

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On 4/16/2019 at 8:23 PM, Rick Wolfe said:

is this the same Chuck that sold 1/16 scale decals also ? Stang1forever I think. Thanks.

No that is Chuck Boerner

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On 2/12/2015 at 6:59 AM, Fortheloveofgassers said:

That is an awesome start to a very cool project. I had no idea Force ever raced a Vette.

Yea me too.

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John Force has raced a lots of different Funny Cars over the years, I have been to the JFR Headquarters in Yorba Linda, CA several times (most recent was back in October 2018 and I have also met the man himself a couple of times) and many of his old cars are on display in the museum.
The first Funny Car he ever raced (or should I say tried to race) was a rear engined 71-73 Ford Mustang, in 1975 he had a Chevy Vega, 1976-77 he used Chevy Monza bodys, 1978-80 Chevy Corvette, 1980-82 Chevy Citation, 1983-84 Chevy Camaro, 1985 Chevy Corvette, 1986 Chevy Cavalier, 1987 Old Firenza, 1988-93 Olds Cutlass, 1994 Chevy Lumina, 1995-97 Pontiac Firebird, 1997-2014 Ford Mustang and 2015-Present Chevy Camaro.
He also had a short stint in a Fuel Altered back in the early 70's

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52 minutes ago, Force said:

John Force has raced a lots of different Funny Cars over the years, I have been to the JFR Headquarters in Yorba Linda, CA several times (most recent was back in October 2018 and I have also met the man himself a couple of times) and many of his old cars are on display in the museum.
The first Funny Car he ever raced (or should I say tried to race) was a rear engined 71-73 Ford Mustang, in 1975 he had a Chevy Vega, 1976-77 he used Chevy Monza bodys, 1978-80 Chevy Corvette, 1980-82 Chevy Citation, 1983-84 Chevy Camaro, 1985 Chevy Corvette, 1986 Chevy Cavalier, 1987 Old Firenza, 1988-93 Olds Cutlass, 1994 Chevy Lumina, 1995-97 Pontiac Firebird, 1997-2014 Ford Mustang and 2015-Present Chevy Camaro.
He also had a short stint in a Fuel Altered back in the early 70's

Do you have any pics to share? I'd love to see some of his old rides.

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Yes I do.
This is going to be a picture rich post but I hope you don't mind, all pictures are gathered on the web over the years and all credits goes to the original photographers

1973-74  The rear engined 71-73 Mustang John ran with his brother Louie, I think this was a former Jack Chrisman car.
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1975 Chevy Vega FC 7726
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1976 Chevy Monza FC 7726
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1977 Chevy Monza FC 7726
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1978 Chevy Corvette FC 723
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1979 Chevy Corvette FC 8
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Early 1980 Chevy Corvette FC 8
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Late 1980 Chevy Citation FC 8
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1981 Chevy Citation FC 723
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1982 Chevy Citation FC 723
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1983 Chevy Camaro FC 723
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1984 Chevy Camaro FC 4
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1985 Chevy Corvette FC 723
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Early 1986 Chevy Corvette FC 5
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Late 1986 Chevy Cavalier FC 5
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1987 Olds Firenza FC 4
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1988 Olds Cutlass FC 45cb949eccf63c_T2eC16J!zUE9s38-J!IBQZ6iLG8FQ60_57.JPG.02bc4cf9d88f330cd28b903d380ee9b9.JPG

1989 Olds Cutlass FC 3
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1990 Olds Cutlass FC 6
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1991 Olds Cutlass FC 1
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1992 Olds Cutlass FC 1
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1993 Olds Cutlass FC 2
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1994 Chevy Lumina FC 1
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1995 Pontiac Firebird FC 1
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1996 Pontiac Firebird FC 1
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Early 1997 Pontiac Firebird FC 1
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Late 1997 Ford Mustang FC 1
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1998 Ford Mustang FC 1
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1999 Ford Mustang FC 1
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2000 Ford Mustang FC 1
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2001 Ford Mustang FC 1
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2002 Ford Mustang FC 1
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2003 Ford Mustang FC 1
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2004 Ford Mustang FC 3
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2005 Ford Mustang FC 1
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2006 Ford Mustang FC 3
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2007 Ford Mustang FC 1, after Eric Medlens passing after the test crash in Gainesille FL John used FC 4 as a tribute to him, John himself crashed in Dallas TX and got injured and couldn't finish the year.
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2008 Ford Mustang FC 7
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2009 Ford Mustang FC 7
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2010 Ford Mustang FC 9
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2011 Ford Mustang FC 1
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2012 Ford Mustang FC 9
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2013 Ford mustang FC 9
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2014 Ford Mustang FC 1
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2015 Chevrolet Camaro FC 2
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2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS FC 7
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2017 Chevrolet Camaro SS FC 4
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2018 Chevrolet Camaro SS FC 7
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2019 Chevrolet Camaro SS FC DSB_7815_2.JPG.3b2ade8ba41aeb7ad1385f9c1c95bab2.JPG

One thing you might notice is that the Funny Car bodies looked a lot more like the cars they were supposed to be up to 1999, after that NHRA lightened and changed the rules and we got the ugly wedge shaped bodies with a bump on top for the driver we have now.

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