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  Topic: How to make gold chrome wheels?
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PostForum: Nascar Tips and Tricks   Posted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:30 am   Subject: How to make gold chrome wheels?
I use Tamiya clear yellow over the kit chrome wheels, and had great results. I've even used the clear yellow on aluminum slot car wheels with excellent results. Your mileage may vary.
  Topic: Slot car
"Fireball"

Replies: 15
Views: 4002

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 8:56 am   Subject: Slot car
I find a 16-lane track in 1/24th scale difficult to believe.

The track surface would be over 6 feet wide.

I've never see anything over 8 lanes.

Are you sure you didn't mistype that?

How we ...
  Topic: Slot car
"Fireball"

Replies: 15
Views: 4002

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 2:14 pm   Subject: Re: Slot cars!
I'm with you, we used to race on a sixteen lane 1/24th scale Daytona track....

16 Lanes? How in the world did you marshal a track that wide- I can barely reach across a 8 lane track with 4.5" ...
  Topic: #!2 Coca-Cola Mercury
"Fireball"

Replies: 11
Views: 1139

PostForum: The Showroom   Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:26 pm   Subject: #!2 Coca-Cola Mercury
That is just absolutely stunning!!! Are those W-nose bodies still available? Thanks for sharing.
  Topic: The Silver Fox Torino
"Fireball"

Replies: 5
Views: 868

PostForum: The Showroom   Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:57 pm   Subject: The Silver Fox Torino
My hero, and my favorite ride of his. You did "The Silver Fox" ride a wonderful tribute with your superb build. Thanks for sharing.
  Topic: '61 Weatherly Pontiac question
"Fireball"

Replies: 20
Views: 1576

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:20 am   Subject: '61 Weatherly Pontiac question
Both the '61, and '62 Pontiac kits are excellent kits in my opinion. I looked at the two kits side by side several weeks ago, and they appear to me to be direct drop in fits. Both wheel base length, a ...
  Topic: Talladega at Daytona
"Fireball"

Replies: 16
Views: 1924

PostForum: The Showroom   Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:02 am   Subject: Talladega at Daytona
Everything looks spot on!!! Great looking build!!! Thanks for sharing.
  Topic: Bobby Allison T-bird 1979 Season
"Fireball"

Replies: 12
Views: 1495

PostForum: The Showroom   Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:24 am   Subject: Bobby Allison T-bird 1979 Season
Man, that's sweeeeeet!!! Thanks for sharing.
  Topic: Jerry Sims
"Fireball"

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PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:50 am   Subject: Re: Jerry Sims
Always on April Fools Day, I remember the fake magazines covers Jerry did!
Bill

Me too!!! I always looked forward to seeing his builds, and his photo magical presentations of those wonderful bu ...
  Topic: "The" first half chassis stock car...
"Fireball"

Replies: 15
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PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:35 am   Subject: "The" first half chassis stock car...
C5HM, and Tom M,
Thanks for clearing matters up for me. Both of your explanations of the front suspensions used on these cars were very clear, and precise. I stand corrected, and the excellent pics ...
  Topic: "The" first half chassis stock car...
"Fireball"

Replies: 15
Views: 1637

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:31 pm   Subject: "The" first half chassis stock car...
So, Fireball, Did you get the photos? If so, do you have any questions about what you see in them?

Yes, I received several very nice ref pics that were very nice, and helpful. Yet, left me with eve ...
  Topic: Dumb Monogram '90s chassis question
"Fireball"

Replies: 11
Views: 968

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:03 pm   Subject: Dumb Monogram '90s chassis question
Must be why all my older T'Birds have one wheel sticking out. Maybe I got the suspension wrong?

Which wheel? I must've missed that one, or made adjustments. Left, left, left, hmmmm......
  Topic: Moebius 65 Plymouth
"Fireball"

Replies: 7
Views: 919

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:59 pm   Subject: Moebius 65 Plymouth
Let's say don't hold your breath........most car kits on long term hold.

Too bad, I've been waiting sooooooooooooo long for such a kit. I would buy multiples, probably more, if the kit is close to ...
  Topic: Bill Elliot 1986
"Fireball"

Replies: 6
Views: 1059

PostForum: The Showroom   Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:51 am   Subject: Bill Elliot 1986
Sweet!!! Very nice build. Thanks for sharing.
  Topic: "The" first half chassis stock car...
"Fireball"

Replies: 15
Views: 1637

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:54 pm   Subject: "The" first half chassis stock car...
Bud's first half chassis car, and it truly was, doesn't get the credit it deserves, in my opinion. I'd like for both my half chassis cars to be very accurate replicas of the real race cars, which were ...
  Topic: ASA, ALL-Pro, ARTGO Short Track Chassis of the mid 80's
"Fireball"

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PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:08 pm   Subject: Re: ASA, ALL-Pro, ARTGO Short Track Chassis of the mid 80's
During this time there was a great period of chassis evolution with many
suppliers (Dillon, Howe, Lefthandler, Frings, Port City etc.) that reflected there chassis ideas. Unfortunately this did not s ...
  Topic: What year car is this?
"Fireball"

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PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:21 pm   Subject: What year car is this?
You are correct, and Chrysler's first Hemi engine win.
  Topic: Junior Johnson 63 Chevrolet
"Fireball"

Replies: 29
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PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:06 pm   Subject: Junior Johnson 63 Chevrolet
I'm seeing all five lug wheels in ref pics of these cars also. Thought I'd read somewhere in an article that at one track they had to use the six lug wheels, because that track was killing the five lu ...
  Topic: "The" first half chassis stock car...
"Fireball"

Replies: 15
Views: 1637

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:32 pm   Subject: "The" first half chassis stock car...
The author of that book has gone on record in this thread saying he doesn't consider the Bud Moore '66 Comet/Cyclone to be a half chassis car.

Did Bud not put a '65 Galaxie clip onto his Comet, and ...
  Topic: "The" first half chassis stock car...
"Fireball"

Replies: 15
Views: 1637

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:02 pm   Subject: "The" first half chassis stock car...
Thanks for all the replies. I'm going to build both "half chassis" cars, and yes, the H-M car was the first "true" half chassis car, however, many consider Bud's '66 Comet to be th ...
  Topic: "The" first half chassis stock car...
"Fireball"

Replies: 15
Views: 1637

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:10 pm   Subject: "The" first half chassis stock car...
Would be,... Bud Moore's '66 Mercury Comet, even though it was not considered a "True" half chassis race car. I want to build Bud's half chassis race car, and want to replicate the front sus ...
  Topic: Junior Johnson 63 Chevrolet
"Fireball"

Replies: 29
Views: 2722

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:34 pm   Subject: Re: Junior Johnson 63 Chevrolet
Hello all...I am working on the start of Junior's Mystery Motor 63 and have a couple of engineering-type questions that aren't covered by the vast selection of topside pictures on the web...mostly und ...
  Topic: 1976 Torino, Bud Moore style
"Fireball"

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PostForum: The Fab Shop   Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:33 pm   Subject: 1976 Torino, Bud Moore style
I'll be following as a dyed in the wool blue oval fan.

I was so dyed in the wool in those days I 'modified' a Matador AFX body to a Junie Torino. Just dug this up recently...
https://i.postimg.cc/ ...
  Topic: Richard Petty Superbird
"Fireball"

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PostForum: The Showroom   Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:22 pm   Subject: Richard Petty Superbird
That is one Bad Bird!!! Any other chassis, engine, interior pics you'd care to share with us? Thanks for sharing.
  Topic: Salvino kits with both headlight panels only one bumper
"Fireball"

Replies: 29
Views: 2462

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:32 pm   Subject: Salvino kits with both headlight panels only one bumper
Thanks for the heads up on the bumpers. I actually have sawed aluminum, brass, and copper with my razor saw. I've also used it to put screw head slots on stripped/boogered steel screws on firearm scre ...
  Topic: 1976 Torino, Bud Moore style
"Fireball"

Replies: 12
Views: 1492

PostForum: The Fab Shop   Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:45 pm   Subject: 1976 Torino, Bud Moore style
May I ask what chassis configuration are you planning on using under your build? Thanks for sharing.
  Topic: What kits will never be reissued?
"Fireball"

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PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:37 pm   Subject: What kits will never be reissued?
I think the saddest loss of all we may never see again is Johan. Anything Johan.

I agree. However, the Sox & Martin 'Cuda was reissued sometime back. One of their better kits, IMO.
  Topic: Salvinos MC - my methods -updated 3/22
"Fireball"

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PostForum: The Fab Shop   Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:25 pm   Subject: Salvinos MC - my methods -updated 3/22
I like your ideas for this car, and nice work you've done. Very similar to my ideas for this body. A side by side pic of the stock Salvino body beside your modded body as you progress through each ste ...
  Topic: Junior Johnson 63 Chevrolet
"Fireball"

Replies: 29
Views: 2722

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:12 pm   Subject: Junior Johnson 63 Chevrolet
Bill J, put your '62 body together with either '63 body, it appears to me that the '62 w.b. is shorter. I think the difference can be fudged at the rear suspension/diff to work.

BVAUGHN, I've seen ...
  Topic: Junior Johnson 63 Chevrolet
"Fireball"

Replies: 29
Views: 2722

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:06 pm   Subject: Junior Johnson 63 Chevrolet
I believe it was Fox had 3 cars. Clements had one car, Yunick had one and there was a car driven by Bubba Farr. This was the Daytona 500.

So, there were six of these cars. Thanks for clearing that ...
  Topic: Junior Johnson 63 Chevrolet
"Fireball"

Replies: 29
Views: 2722

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:55 pm   Subject: Junior Johnson 63 Chevrolet
The Revell '63 Impala was newly tooled in the late '90s or early 2000s and includes a separate frame and floor pan as well as opening trunk.

Thanks Tom for catching that, I have two of the old AMT ...
  Topic: Junior Johnson 63 Chevrolet
"Fireball"

Replies: 29
Views: 2722

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:01 pm   Subject: Junior Johnson 63 Chevrolet
Sweet!!! What are the advantages of using the AMT '63 kit over the '62 kit, other than the obvious? I have several of the same kits you're using set aside for the same project you're building, and the ...
  Topic: Salvino kits with both headlight panels only one bumper
"Fireball"

Replies: 29
Views: 2462

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:52 pm   Subject: Salvino kits with both headlight panels only one bumper
Sort of like the ATF tax stamps for my silencers... Very Happy

I'd think with the new law regarding comps/silencers it would've been a shorter wait time. However, it could have something to do with the j ...
  Topic: Fireball Roberts '57 Ford---1/25 Revell
"Fireball"

Replies: 17
Views: 1469

PostForum: The Showroom   Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:50 pm   Subject: Fireball Roberts '57 Ford---1/25 Revell
Nice clean build!!! Thanks for sharing with all us.
  Topic: Who builds Cars from the years 1950 to 1959?
"Fireball"

Replies: 46
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PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:19 pm   Subject: Who builds Cars from the years 1950 to 1959?
Thanks for the nice comments everyone. I did not use the kit decals, the kit was the first issue with generic decals. My car was done with Powerslide's excellent sheet.

My tires and wheels were PP ...
  Topic: Who builds Cars from the years 1950 to 1959?
"Fireball"

Replies: 46
Views: 2699

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:14 pm   Subject: Re: Early cars
[quote="hemiman_1999"]
Bobby what chrome pens are you referring to I have the Molotow units they have been around for a while they do a nice job but do have a few issues is there another ty ...
  Topic: Who builds Cars from the years 1950 to 1959?
"Fireball"

Replies: 46
Views: 2699

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:36 pm   Subject: Who builds Cars from the years 1950 to 1959?
I do, sorry no pics. Bill J, are those PPP wheels, and tires on your sweet "57 Chevy build?
  Topic: '71 Petty Plymouth grill
"Fireball"

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PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:01 pm   Subject: '71 Petty Plymouth grill
Man!!! That's one cheated up nose on that Speed Chicken!!!
  Topic: Junior Johnson 63 Chevrolet
"Fireball"

Replies: 29
Views: 2722

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:42 pm   Subject: Junior Johnson 63 Chevrolet
Bill J, anymore progress, and pics? What are you going to use for the long truck arms, and their mounts to the X-member frame. What do you have in mind for the front suspension, and clip? Thanks for s ...
  Topic: bobby allisons hardee;s for ranier racing
"Fireball"

Replies: 12
Views: 1411

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:28 am   Subject: bobby allisons hardee;s for ranier racing
Fantastic build!!! Your attention to the details shows well in your build. Thanks for sharing.
  Topic: 1997 Bill Elliot Mac Tonight Tbird
"Fireball"

Replies: 7
Views: 1255

PostForum: The Showroom   Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:25 am   Subject: 1997 Bill Elliot Mac Tonight Tbird
That's awesome!!! The kit is a real challenge to build, decal out of the box, and make it look right. You did a wonderful job with your build, thanks for sharing.
  Topic: Junior Johnson 63 Chevrolet
"Fireball"

Replies: 29
Views: 2722

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:19 pm   Subject: Re: Jr's 63 Chevrolet
Quick tip, the AMT 66 Buick Riviera has a separate X frame chassis and most of the floor pan is similar to the 63 Chevy. It's on the way to North Carolina as soon as "Fireball"sends me my Jo ...
  Topic: 1/16 Dukes Charger
"Fireball"

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Views: 1026

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:04 pm   Subject: 1/16 Dukes Charger
The DOH roll cage is not complete, and you'll need the Petty, or Baker kit cage to be complete. There are other NASCAR race goodies missing in the DOH kit, but since you're going curbside, they may no ...
  Topic: Junior Johnson 63 Chevrolet
"Fireball"

Replies: 29
Views: 2722

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:35 pm   Subject: Junior Johnson 63 Chevrolet
Just look at the RK Motors video of this car, as Bobby has noted.
  Topic: BA '73 Chevelle chassis question
"Fireball"

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Views: 3382

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:25 am   Subject: BA '73 Chevelle chassis question
Yes, that's an excellent reference article!!! Thanks for sharing. This should be made into a sticky.
  Topic: New Scalextric Chevy Monte Carlo Aero coupe 1/32 slot car!!!
"Fireball"

Replies: 13
Views: 1971

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:02 am   Subject: New Scalextric Chevy Monte Carlo Aero coupe 1/32 slot car!!!
Looks to be CAD pics, and not the real deal. Hopefully they will address these issues before production begins. The potential has me all giddy!!!
  Topic: New Scalextric Chevy Monte Carlo Aero coupe 1/32 slot car!!!
"Fireball"

Replies: 13
Views: 1971

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:30 pm   Subject: New Scalextric Chevy Monte Carlo Aero coupe 1/32 slot car!!!
Those '85 Birds look super slick!!! Mongo like!!!
  Topic: New Scalextric Chevy Monte Carlo Aero coupe 1/32 slot car!!!
"Fireball"

Replies: 13
Views: 1971

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:06 am   Subject: Re: Mopar or no-car
Only until NASCAR or the NHRA changes the rules. What basic design now makes roughly twelve thousand horsepower and still rules the ultimate drag racing class? It ain't a Ford or Chevy!!! See comment ...
  Topic: #21 David Pearson purolator cyclone
"Fireball"

Replies: 16
Views: 2306

PostForum: The Showroom   Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:49 pm   Subject: #21 David Pearson purolator cyclone
That is just soooooo sweet!!! Very well executed build. Thanks for sharing.
  Topic: New Scalextric Chevy Monte Carlo Aero coupe 1/32 slot car!!!
"Fireball"

Replies: 13
Views: 1971

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:33 pm   Subject: New Scalextric Chevy Monte Carlo Aero coupe 1/32 slot car!!!
Now,... where's the '88-'89 Beak Bird to blow the doors off the Monte Carlo???
 
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