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  Topic: Cecil Gordon Galaxie question
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PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:11 pm   Subject: Cecil Gordon Galaxie question
If that was Cecil's first Riverside race, that would explain the yellow bumper.
  Topic: Photo etch grills for salvino Oldsmobile
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PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:06 pm   Subject: Photo etch grills for salvino Oldsmobile
I'd like some PE grilles for that Olds race car as well.
  Topic: Question or 2 on the JoHan "Petty" Superbird
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PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:31 pm   Subject: Question or 2 on the JoHan "Petty" Superbird
I've tried many, but the AMT road runner/Super Bee chassis is the best. soon as I figure out how to post photos I' can show some mods I've done.

Your mods are the ultimate for a correct build. Howe ...
  Topic: Question or 2 on the JoHan "Petty" Superbird
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Replies: 32
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PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:14 pm   Subject: Question or 2 on the JoHan "Petty" Superbird
Some very interesting conversations on this post.......


BUT................


Some have not paid attention to my original post.......which is fine.....

I do appreciate all the posts here... ...
  Topic: 1/16th MPC Charger kit as reference point
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PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:10 pm   Subject: 1/16th MPC Charger kit as reference point
I'm trying to build a 1/16th scale Daytona using the conversion kit I just recently received, and I'm using the DOH Charger as a starting point. The conversion kit came with no instructions, so I pull ...
  Topic: 1/16th MPC Charger kit as reference point
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PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:39 pm   Subject: 1/16th MPC Charger kit as reference point
Are you talking about the 1/16th scale Baker/Petty Charger kits being junk, or the PLs 1/25th scale Charger being junk? The PLs Charger body is all wacked out, and isn't even the year body that is pic ...
  Topic: 1/16th MPC Charger kit as reference point
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PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:49 pm   Subject: 1/16th MPC Charger kit as reference point
The MPC Baker/Petty kits have the, as close to correct, front chassis/k-member racing mods that the factory MoPar teams used back then, at least by my persona[ observations, correct? Would be nice to ...
  Topic: Revell Pro Finish Dodge Daytona 2 n 1 Oct 2018 release?
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PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:03 pm   Subject: Re: K&K 68 Charger chassis and interior colors
I think something that might frighten a lot of people is how some of us get to talkin about very specific details of these cars. It's not about rivet Counting to me, it's about the history. An example ...
  Topic: Question or 2 on the JoHan "Petty" Superbird
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Replies: 32
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PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:46 pm   Subject: Question or 2 on the JoHan "Petty" Superbird
So... the question arises for me at least. When exactly did the MoPar teams start eliminating/modifying the k-members, and front frame rails on the NASCAR builds? With the introduction of the 426 c.i. ...
  Topic: Bobby Allison 1976 CAM2 Short Track Hornet
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PostForum: The Showroom   Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:59 am   Subject: Bobby Allison 1976 CAM2 Short Track Hornet
Awesome build!!! I like the attention to detail, such as the two styles/colors of wheels. Curb side, or any pics of under the hood/chassis? Very nice job with the Hornet body. Thanks for sharing.
  Topic: Bill Elliot's 1996 McDonald's Thunderbird 1/24 Revell kit
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PostForum: The Fab Shop   Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:03 pm   Subject: Bill Elliot's 1996 McDonald's Thunderbird 1/24 Revell kit
Appears to me that the sealed kit was probably subjected to heat at some point in it's life, and possibly the plastic bag may have been in contact with the hood. Thus, possibly leaving a residue mark ...
  Topic: Question or 2 on the JoHan "Petty" Superbird
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Replies: 32
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PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:15 pm   Subject: Question or 2 on the JoHan "Petty" Superbird
So,...all MoPar Chassis race cars originated at Nichel's facility, correct?
  Topic: Bobby Allison 1981 Hardee's Buick Regal
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PostForum: The Showroom   Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:22 pm   Subject: Bobby Allison 1981 Hardee's Buick Regal
Very nice build. I've always liked that Hardee's paint scheme. Well executed build, as usual.
  Topic: Bare Metal Foil
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PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:19 pm   Subject: Re: Bare Metal Foil
Hi all! I'm finally back, new username ,formerly bill collector,its good to be back.it was a bummer that site crashed and it took me this long to re-register.here is a question, can BMF chrome be clea ...
  Topic: Slot car
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PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:53 am   Subject: Re: Slot cars!
Shoe Goo!!!

Yep, that's what we used to keep them glued down Laughing Very Happy Shocked .
  Topic: Revell Pro Finish Dodge Daytona 2 n 1 Oct 2018 release?
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PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:49 am   Subject: Re: Revell Daytona October release
The novice Builder needs to understand that to convert one of the Revell Chargers into an accurate replica of a Grand National Car you looking at everything from the firewall forward pretty much needs ...
  Topic: Revell Pro Finish Dodge Daytona 2 n 1 Oct 2018 release?
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PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:29 am   Subject: Revell Pro Finish Dodge Daytona 2 n 1 Oct 2018 release?
Until someone gets one of these and cracks it open, we won't know if it's the same as the original (meaning misleading box art) OR if they have updated the chassis to include a more full roll cage and ...
  Topic: Slot car
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PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:20 pm   Subject: Re: Slot cars!
I speak slot cars! I don't want anybody accusing me of being an attention whore, so I'm really happy to see somebody else bring the subject up. One of these days I'll get things straight and be able t ...
  Topic: Revell Pro Finish Dodge Daytona 2 n 1 Oct 2018 release?
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PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:53 pm   Subject: Revell Pro Finish Dodge Daytona 2 n 1 Oct 2018 release?
That box art sows a window net and more interior roll bars than the original pro Modeler issue. Either they flubbed on the box art or they have added some new parts. ?

I agree with Gary66, just loo ...
  Topic: Question or 2 on the JoHan "Petty" Superbird
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PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:45 pm   Subject: Re: Johan Richard Petty Superbird
I'm going to stick to my guns and state again if you got an original MPC Brooks Daytona and you want the two cars to look good together, get one of the MPC reissue kits. Isaac Torino, Donnie Allison ...
  Topic: 1/16 General Lee
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PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:24 pm   Subject: Re: 1/16 General Lee
Awhile back bought this kit to convert it to a Dodge Daytona; I have the nose but have lost the rear wing in our move. I have finally a place to start working on this project; along with others, is t ...
  Topic: 1/16th scale NASCAR Daytona decals?
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PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:47 pm   Subject: 1/16th scale NASCAR Daytona decals?
The Joe Oteri wheels I got a while back have 4 long welds.

Firefly, those wheels/tires look awesome, exactly what I'm shooting for!!! Guess both K&K, and Dow cars were on Nichel's wheels, not H ...
  Topic: 1/16th scale NASCAR Daytona decals?
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PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:58 pm   Subject: 1/16th scale NASCAR Daytona decals?
I'm looking for decals for the 71 K&K car, and the 99 Dow car. I saw that Mike has a few, but not what I need. Also still looking for some H-M steels for these cars as well. Any help would be grea ...
  Topic: 1/16 Resin Nascar wheels
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PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:59 am   Subject: Re: 1/16 Resin Nascar wheels
Does anyone still make the old late 60s early 70s steel wheels in 1/16 scale anymore?

Thanks yall
Wedge


I'd be in for two sets myself.
  Topic: Bill Elliot's 1996 McDonald's Thunderbird 1/24 Revell kit
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PostForum: The Fab Shop   Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:35 pm   Subject: Bill Elliot's 1996 McDonald's Thunderbird 1/24 Revell kit
Very nice job you're doing so far. I'm with you on the plug wires, as I've always wondered why more manufacturers didn't do the plug wires like this in their kits. Thanks for sharing.
  Topic: Bill Elliot's 1996 McDonald's Thunderbird 1/24 Revell kit
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PostForum: The Fab Shop   Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:49 pm   Subject: Bill Elliot's 1996 McDonald's Thunderbird 1/24 Revell kit
that is one warped body! I wonder what caused that in that generation of Revell kits?

Maybe the way the bodies were packed in the box with the other components of the kit, and they were probably ex ...
  Topic: 1/16 General Lee
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PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:48 pm   Subject: 1/16 General Lee
Wanting to do that conversion also, but can't find the conversion set. One of these days, just maybe I'll find one.
  Topic: Question or 2 on the JoHan "Petty" Superbird
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Replies: 32
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PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:39 pm   Subject: Question or 2 on the JoHan "Petty" Superbird
I would use an AMT 68 Roadrunner or 69 GTX chassis. Much closer to real life.

I agree with Bill J, those kits are an excellent starting point. However, you'll have to kit bash, and scratch build ra ...
  Topic: The 2018 NASCAR Monster Cup Champ
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PostForum: The Showroom   Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:12 pm   Subject: The 2018 NASCAR Monster Cup Champ
Sweet!!! "The big three, and me, and me is going to win" Very nice job on your build. I'm going to do the Championship ride, after I get all my build items together. Working on the list now, ...
  Topic: Hood vents - any suggestions?
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PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:21 pm   Subject: Hood vents - any suggestions?
I've scribed them with a dental pick, and the back edge of a number 11 exact-o blade before. Very tedious, but the end result was worth it. I just did the top surface, not all the way through. I used ...
  Topic: Bobby Allison 1981 Pontiac LeMans
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PostForum: The Showroom   Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:01 pm   Subject: Bobby Allison 1981 Pontiac LeMans
Oooooh yes!!! Heck to the yes!!! Sweet, thanks for sharing with all of us Bobby.
  Topic: 1/16th scale NASCAR Daytona?
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PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:54 pm   Subject: 1/16th scale NASCAR Daytona?
Well I nabbed one for the cheap. When it get's here I'll look into a modification kit. I'd like to make the nose with the proper extensions to blend into the GL kit, wings, scoops and a rear window fi ...
  Topic: 1/16th scale NASCAR Daytona?
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PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:55 pm   Subject: 1/16th scale NASCAR Daytona?
That'd be nice.
  Topic: Pete Hamilton's Housby Mack Plymouth
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PostForum: The Showroom   Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:00 pm   Subject: Pete Hamilton's Housby Mack Plymouth
Another excellent build, nice choice of subject as well. My hat is off to you!!!
  Topic: Donnie Allisons Hawaiian Tropics Olds
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PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:54 pm   Subject: Donnie Allisons Hawaiian Tropics Olds
[/quote]....those leaf springs are driving me crazy...I want the correction kit more.[/quote]

Yep
  Topic: 1/16th scale NASCAR Daytona?
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PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:16 pm   Subject: 1/16th scale NASCAR Daytona?
Hello "Fireball'.
There used to be someone a few years ago who did a conversion set for the Dodge Charger (his name escapes me at the moment, old age). Contact Mike at mikesdecals.com. A good la ...
  Topic: Gray Ghost
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PostForum: The Showroom   Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:59 am   Subject: Gray Ghost
Fine looking build!!!
  Topic: 1/16th scale NASCAR Daytona?
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PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:02 am   Subject: 1/16th scale NASCAR Daytona?
Does anybody still make this conversion for the DoH Charger, and wheel/tire assy as well? Thanks for any info.
  Topic: MPC Petty 1/25 Plymouth
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PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:17 pm   Subject: MPC Petty 1/25 Plymouth
Hart's Parts also makes the correct hood.

Here's the link:

Thanks Bobby, I have those hoods, his products rock. Love his wedge headers!!! Just wanted to be sure that I was on the correct page. ...
  Topic: MPC Petty 1/25 Plymouth
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PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:36 pm   Subject: MPC Petty 1/25 Plymouth
Thank you for the quick reply! Do you recall the source of any of the resin hoods?
Yes. I believe T.M. resins and Missing Link both make them. I was making them for a while but I'd need to pull a new ...
  Topic: Anyone for Darts? Your thoughts on the AMT Sportsman kits.
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PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:40 am   Subject: Anyone for Darts? Your thoughts on the AMT Sportsman kits.
I think Tom's build notes should be a sticky.

Yep, I second that motion.
  Topic: Windshield of the Monogram 83-86 T-bird too flat?
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PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:02 pm   Subject: Windshield of the Monogram 83-86 T-bird too flat?
If you look at some reference pics of the actual race cars, there's a cowl panel piece that is omitted on the model kit cars, that has a rectangular opening in the center of the cowl panel for fresh a ...
  Topic: Wheel track of Monogram Nascar kits
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PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:26 pm   Subject: Wheel track of Monogram Nascar kits
I've checked the newer 'Bird kits, they have different front clips, mainly the lower control arms are a different type. Not correct for the 'Bird you're building. The tire/wheel assembly is actually w ...
  Topic: re-post 1/16 Buddy Baker Charger
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PostForum: The Showroom   Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:58 pm   Subject: re-post 1/16 Buddy Baker Charger
Awesome build, great attention to detail, and spot on weathering!!! Thanks for sharing.
  Topic: Bobby Allison's '64 Chevelle LMS w/Truck and Open Trailer
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PostForum: The Showroom   Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:23 pm   Subject: Bobby Allison's '64 Chevelle LMS w/Truck and Open Trailer
What a really sweet pair of builds!!! I can tell the builds are truly from your heart, it shows!!! Thanks so much for sharing with all of us.
  Topic: Bill's narrowed up speedway 'Birds
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PostForum: The Fab Shop   Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:39 pm   Subject: Bill's narrowed up speedway 'Birds
As I posted previously, you could razor saw the lower control arms from the front steering, and suspension components, then square them to the desired wheel base length, and front track by removing ma ...
  Topic: Bill's narrowed up speedway 'Birds
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PostForum: The Fab Shop   Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:39 pm   Subject: Bill's narrowed up speedway 'Birds
The track, and wheel base are easy to adjust. No need to get scale calipers out. You mentioned the rear suspension components have built in adjustments. I think everything is close enough in the kit c ...
  Topic: Wheel track of Monogram Nascar kits
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PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:51 am   Subject: Wheel track of Monogram Nascar kits
Did his pic not already show the tires touching in the stock configuration?
  Topic: Wheel track of Monogram Nascar kits
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PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:34 am   Subject: Wheel track of Monogram Nascar kits
I don't recall having a tire clearance problem with the front hoop on any of the 'Birds that I've built, ever.
  Topic: Wheel track of Monogram Nascar kits
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PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:17 pm   Subject: Wheel track of Monogram Nascar kits
You may be able to slice enough off of the wheel backs to get the wheel/tire combo under your narrowed up body. I've done that little trick many times to get the wheel/tire combo to fit my lowered bod ...
 
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