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  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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Replies: 14
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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 ...
  Topic: Another repost . . . Curtis Turner 1963 Galaxie
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PostForum: The Showroom   Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:58 pm   Subject: Another repost . . . Curtis Turner 1963 Galaxie
Sweet!!! Nice build.
  Topic: How would you fix...
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PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:21 pm   Subject: How would you fix...
Maybe try warming the rear frame rails up, and putting a kick-up in that way. Just for kicks, and grins, to see where that takes you. As mentioned, you can always put another chassis in, if it doesn't ...
  Topic: 1984 Martinsville Chevy
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PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:13 pm   Subject: 1984 Martinsville Chevy
Brake heat was a huge problem there, and many creative approaches to deal with it were tried. I believe some teams were experimenting with small electric fans in the ducts, and multiple duct hoses to ...
  Topic: 1972 Torino, Bud Moore late '72 [updated 6-30-18]
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PostForum: The Fab Shop   Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:18 pm   Subject: 1972 Torino, Bud Moore late '72 [updated 6-30-18]
Really nice job on the fenders. I seem to recall reading/seeing pics, that when Bud first went to that body style, that early in the season they ran the short truck arms, and later in the season went ...
  Topic: 1972 Torino, Bud Moore late '72 [updated 6-30-18]
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PostForum: The Fab Shop   Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:56 pm   Subject: 1972 Torino, Bud Moore late '72 [updated 6-30-18]
Is that the factory fender flare, or did you massage it?
  Topic: Bill's narrowed up speedway 'Birds
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PostForum: The Fab Shop   Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:18 am   Subject: Bill's narrowed up speedway 'Birds
You can also cut down the firewall to get the body down more on the chassis.
  Topic: Bill's narrowed up speedway 'Birds
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PostForum: The Fab Shop   Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:02 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: How would you fix...
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PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:43 pm   Subject: How would you fix...
Spooker wrote;
The rear clip from one of the better quality GM models would be a more period correct solution. A Chevelle, Olds or ElCamino frame from the mid-60's to the mid-70's would work nicely. ...
  Topic: Bill's narrowed up speedway 'Birds
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PostForum: The Fab Shop   Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:38 pm   Subject: Bill's narrowed up speedway 'Birds
I was actually mulling over the idea of using one of the newer 90's something 'Bird chassis that is more detailed, and better in several aspects than the older 'Bird chassis. Tom, what's your take on ...
  Topic: Bill's narrowed up speedway 'Birds
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PostForum: The Fab Shop   Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:23 pm   Subject: Bill's narrowed up speedway 'Birds
Thanks for bringing this back!

Regarding that issue with the front end - should we assume that the correct alignment would have the center of the spindles on-center with the frame crossmember? (whi ...
  Topic: Janet Guthrie's 1976 Laguna
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PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:13 pm   Subject: Janet Guthrie's 1976 Laguna
Awesome job!!! As you said, it may not be exactly right, however, it looks right to my eye. The nose, and front fenders look to me to be massaged to get the "graz'n in the grass" stance. Gre ...
  Topic: How would you fix...
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PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:22 pm   Subject: How would you fix...
My local tracks at Pensacola and Mobile were unsanctioned but the NASCAR legal Late Models from Birmingham and Montgomery raced with us a lot, I'm much more familiar with the Late Model Sportsman rule ...
  Topic: How would you fix...
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PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:57 pm   Subject: How would you fix...
[/quote]I think NASCAR began to require the same year and make of frame starting in '70 or '71. Outlaw pavement cars in the Southeast were never picky about that, Jody Ridley and many of the Ford guy ...
  Topic: How would you fix...
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PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:53 pm   Subject: How would you fix...
I think the rules stated that they had to use the factory frame, not sure beyond that, what had to be factory. Obviously the quick change diff was allowed for quick gear ratio changes for the various, ...
  Topic: 1972 Torino, Bud Moore late '72 [updated 6-30-18]
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PostForum: The Fab Shop   Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:39 pm   Subject: 1972 Torino, Bud Moore late '72 [updated 6-30-18]
Those wheels, and tires do fill the wheel wells out nicely. Love this build!!! Thanks, again for sharing with us.
  Topic: A few models...
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PostForum: The Showroom   Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:35 pm   Subject: A few models...
Awesome!!! I especially like the Red Farmer '56, and the modified ride. Thanks for sharing.
  Topic: How would you fix...
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PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:26 am   Subject: How would you fix...
The Super Stocker kits, like Trickle's Mustang have a nice quick change diff.
  Topic: How would you fix...
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PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:29 pm   Subject: How would you fix...
I'd use an altogether different third member, and spring setup, myself. I don't like the kit third member, at all. If staying with the kit parts, I'd remove the front mounting pads for the leaf spring ...
  Topic: 1963 Mercury
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PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:10 pm   Subject: 1963 Mercury
It's not that difficult to convert the '64 body to a '63 if you have a '63 bumper and grille to use for reference. It's all material removal and the screw posts are in the same location. The reason ...
  Topic: 1963 Mercury
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PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:55 pm   Subject: 1963 Mercury
Was able to get a "63 Merc k[t, and compare to the "64 Merc kit, and also to a "63 Ford. It would be a tough job to make a "63 Merc out of a '64 Merc kit. The '63 Merc shares more ...
  Topic: 1972 Torino, Bud Moore late '72 [updated 6-30-18]
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PostForum: The Fab Shop   Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:51 pm   Subject: 1972 Torino, Bud Moore late '72 [updated 6-30-18]
Wasn't JoHan's promo car a one piece chassis? Did they just hypothesize, all the race components of that kit? If they did, they did a fair job of it, for that time period. Any progress on this wonderf ...
  Topic: 1972 Torino, Bud Moore late '72 [updated 6-30-18]
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PostForum: The Fab Shop   Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:19 pm   Subject: 1972 Torino, Bud Moore late '72 [updated 6-30-18]
thanks, I thought it was the same color. In the photo, I see a long arm on the right rear, can't really tell on the left rear. Wonder what car JoHan used to base their kit off of, as it has short arms ...
  Topic: 1972 Torino, Bud Moore late '72 [updated 6-30-18]
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PostForum: The Fab Shop   Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:21 pm   Subject: 1972 Torino, Bud Moore late '72 [updated 6-30-18]
Is that the same body color that Bud used on his Trans-Am cars?

Thanks,
Michael
  Topic: 1963 Mercury
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PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:26 pm   Subject: 1963 Mercury
Evidently there was a promo car, and a customizing kit in plastic. Surprised they haven't brought it back out again, as they did with the '64 Marauder kits, and the'62 Ford kit, awhile back. Not exact ...
  Topic: 1963 Mercury
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PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:36 pm   Subject: 1963 Mercury
How is the quality of Ronnie's '63 Merc body. Chrome bumpers, glass, separate hood, etc...?
  Topic: 1963 Mercury
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PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:59 am   Subject: 1963 Mercury
Wasn't there a promo car done of this car back in the day?
  Topic: 1972 Torino, Bud Moore late '72 [updated 6-30-18]
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PostForum: The Fab Shop   Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:26 pm   Subject: 1972 Torino, Bud Moore late '72 [updated 6-30-18]
Did Bud run the short truck arms any that year, or long ones for the whole season? I am sooooo enjoying following this build !!!
  Topic: Bill's narrowed up speedway 'Birds
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PostForum: The Fab Shop   Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:50 pm   Subject: Bill's narrowed up speedway 'Birds
Don't forget to stretch the wheelbase of the kit chassis. It's always been too short.

I was actually mulling over the idea of using one of the newer 90's something 'Bird chassis that is more detai ...
  Topic: "Mystery Engine" questions???
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PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Wed May 30, 2018 8:27 am   Subject: "Mystery Engine" questions???
Sometimes the part in a model kit doesn't look like the real deal, at all. Thanks for the references, and clarification.
  Topic: Bill's narrowed up speedway 'Birds
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PostForum: The Fab Shop   Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 9:21 pm   Subject: Bill's narrowed up speedway 'Birds
I would love to get a good representation of Elliot's 1985 Southern 500 Thunderbird so reading whatever you did to achieve this would be great.

First get both kits. All you'll need from the Pro Sto ...
 
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