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  Topic: Bobby Allison '81 Pontiac LeMans Resin Body Question
Tom M.

Replies: 3
Views: 183

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:32 pm   Subject: Bobby Allison '81 Pontiac LeMans Resin Body Question
I've never used that particular body but most of those resins looked to be converted from a Monogram Regal or Grand Prix. The problem with resin is that you get shrinkage with the rubber mold materia ...
  Topic: Baker Olds kit thread
Tom M.

Replies: 40
Views: 910

PostForum: Nascar Tips and Tricks   Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:59 pm   Subject: Baker Olds kit thread
I have 3 of the Olds. I'll do something with them. But before I get excited about a 1973-76 Monte Carlo they really need to go to work on that chassis. I can't justify buying a 40 dollar kit just for ...
  Topic: Curious question about trim.
Tom M.

Replies: 4
Views: 195

PostForum: Nascar Tips and Tricks   Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:02 pm   Subject: Curious question about trim.
I've seen people use brass rod to replicate windsplits in hoods and fenders because it has the advantage of not being affected by sanding around it.
  Topic: Wendell Scott and Wood Brothers Mercury cyclones
Tom M.

Replies: 1
Views: 255

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:28 pm   Subject: Wendell Scott and Wood Brothers Mercury cyclones
Champagne Gold for the Wendell Scott Cyclone.

The Wood Brothers car had most of the interior sheetmetal painted with the medium gray trunk spatter paint with semi gloss black bars.

Not the great ...
  Topic: Savino 442 kit happy thread
Tom M.

Replies: 29
Views: 1297

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:27 pm   Subject: Savino 442 kit happy thread
That car was owned by Bruce "PeeWee" Griffin, it wasn't a Hoss Ellington car.
  Topic: Baker Olds kit thread
Tom M.

Replies: 40
Views: 910

PostForum: Nascar Tips and Tricks   Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:07 pm   Subject: Baker Olds kit thread
There were some front steer cars prior to '81, anything that used a Chevelle clip (all the Allison-built cars to include the DiGard cars until Darrell started driving for them, for example) was front ...
  Topic: If you was building the famous banana......
Tom M.

Replies: 4
Views: 417

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:45 pm   Subject: If you was building the famous banana......
I've spent a lot of time trying to figure out how it was likely done.

First, the drooped nose and windshield/A-post chops were already done before the rear was banana'd so that needs to be a separa ...
  Topic: Tire decals on real rubber tires?
Tom M.

Replies: 8
Views: 499

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:12 pm   Subject: Tire decals on real rubber tires?
I dont understand the gloss coat first, I put the decals right on the tires, use decal setting solution and then dull coat/flat clear coat the tires, what I am missing? My tires turn out just fine I ...
  Topic: Quick change rear ends
Tom M.

Replies: 9
Views: 370

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:08 pm   Subject: Quick change rear ends
The original Craftsman Truck rules allowed either a quick change or a regular floater, if I recall correctly.

As far as quick changes vs. 9" Fords, it's six of one and half a dozen of the oth ...
  Topic: Quick change rear ends
Tom M.

Replies: 9
Views: 370

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:21 pm   Subject: Quick change rear ends
Generally, yes. Unless a car would also see duty on a longer track they would gut them behind the rear firewall. Not all the cars, but most of them. Especially by the time they started getting them ...
  Topic: Quick change rear ends
Tom M.

Replies: 9
Views: 370

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:35 am   Subject: Quick change rear ends
They were running them in the '60s.
  Topic: How would you fix...
Tom M.

Replies: 22
Views: 1015

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:11 pm   Subject: How would you fix...
That AMT '56 Thunderbird is an overlooked kit, it was issued just when AMT/ERTL was in the process of dying and being sold and it was originally marketed as an American Graffiti kit so a lot of seriou ...
  Topic: Aftermarket Aluminum Parts
Tom M.

Replies: 4
Views: 393

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:04 pm   Subject: Aftermarket Aluminum Parts
Arrowhead Aluminum used to make a bunch of that stuff. The owner had health issues and disappeared for a long time but I saw some of his stuff on eBay again some time ago. Not sure if he's back or ...
  Topic: How would you fix...
Tom M.

Replies: 22
Views: 1015

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:21 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...
Tom M.

Replies: 22
Views: 1015

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:01 pm   Subject: How would you fix...
Rules were different in different areas. Here in upstate NY, we were allowed to intermix frames and bodies within each manufacturer, so any GM frame could be used under any GM body. The frame in the ...
  Topic: How would you fix...
Tom M.

Replies: 22
Views: 1015

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:18 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: Resin bodies question
Tom M.

Replies: 5
Views: 716

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:07 pm   Subject: Resin bodies question
Thanks Tom, that's good info. I'm glad you said to use the 57 chevy, I've been looking for 55 and 56 and they are hard to find and VERY pricey.

Glad to help. Make sure you use the new tool AMT '57 ...
  Topic: Resin bodies question
Tom M.

Replies: 5
Views: 716

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:58 pm   Subject: Resin bodies question
Most of those cars were seriously gutted out, with no floorpan behind the rear firewall. I would use the AMT new tool '57 Chevy for the '55 and the AMT '66 (NOT '67, that's the former Lindberg kit) O ...
  Topic: 1963 Mercury
Tom M.

Replies: 12
Views: 851

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:05 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: Anybody have info of Allison 61 Chevy???
Tom M.

Replies: 9
Views: 733

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:14 pm   Subject: Anybody have info of Allison 61 Chevy???

https://images47.fotki.com/v868/photos/9/3808029/14468316/BobbyAllison61chevy-vi.jpg

Man, that's a lot of talent in that photo. Bobby and Donnie Allison of course, and that's probably Charlie Bi ...
  Topic: Anybody have info of Allison 61 Chevy???
Tom M.

Replies: 9
Views: 733

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:17 pm   Subject: Anybody have info of Allison 61 Chevy???
I believe it was an ex-GN car but I forgot which one.
  Topic: 1980s Chassis Questions
Tom M.

Replies: 9
Views: 685

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:15 pm   Subject: 1980s Chassis Questions
Those Hess chassis were pretty popular for a couple of years there.

Didn't Petty get most of their chassis from Hedgcock in the mid-late '80s? Did he build many chassis for other teams? I know th ...
  Topic: Question on #71 MPC Daytona
Tom M.

Replies: 3
Views: 564

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:10 pm   Subject: Question on #71 MPC Daytona
They did fix the doors at some point during the Isaac Daytona run. I can't remember if they also added the screen over the headlight door but I don't think that was added until the Brooks kit. I don ...
  Topic: 1978 Season Question
Tom M.

Replies: 6
Views: 624

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:55 pm   Subject: 1978 Season Question
NASCAR determined that the Laguna was an "aero special" like the wing cars, Talladega, and Spoiler II and so they were ruled ineligible after '77.

As noted, NASCAR extended the 3 year rul ...
  Topic: Bill's narrowed up speedway 'Birds
Tom M.

Replies: 24
Views: 1493

PostForum: The Fab Shop   Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:58 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.
  Topic: color question
Tom M.

Replies: 7
Views: 695

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Mon May 28, 2018 4:46 pm   Subject: color question
Yes, it's always looked like the Ford factory gold color that was faded on with a touch-up gun.
  Topic: Where can I find aluminum slotted wheels (pic inside)
Tom M.

Replies: 13
Views: 879

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 4:54 pm   Subject: Where can I find aluminum slotted wheels (pic inside)
Call me insane, but to my eye the wheels in the Polar Lights Charger look more like those wheels than they look like the NASCAR Clement wheels.
  Topic: '69 Dodge Charger 500
Tom M.

Replies: 9
Views: 1011

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Sat May 05, 2018 7:34 am   Subject: '69 Dodge Charger 500
Pretty much everything in the Wingcar building seminar post that's a sticky in this section will apply, just use the MPC/AMT Charger 500 kit for the body instead of the Daytona. That's the best tutor ...
  Topic: Obscure modeling possibility
Tom M.

Replies: 21
Views: 1823

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Fri May 04, 2018 8:11 pm   Subject: Obscure modeling possibility
This was posted on Facebook recently, I was amazed because I never knew Bobby Isaac drove for Junior after he was fired partway through '66. A bit of research led me to the conclusion that this was I ...
  Topic: Allison '72 Coke Chevy?
Tom M.

Replies: 21
Views: 3092

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:28 pm   Subject: Allison '72 Coke Chevy?


Mack, I've seen the following 3 fonts on the H-M cars Bobby drove in 1971:
https://images54.fotki.com/v1662/photos/9/3808029/14468316/BobbyAllison1971FordTorino-vi.jpghttps://images14.fotki.com/v ...
  Topic: Mike's decals
Tom M.

Replies: 8
Views: 1787

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:59 pm   Subject: Mike's decals
It's very obscure but I'm still hoping for a set of the 10-10-345 "Lucky Dog" decals.

http://www.jayski.com/schemes/99/45sf99.jpg

http://www.jayski.com/schemes/99/45sf992.jpg

https: ...
  Topic: Elmo Henderson #70 62 Pontiac
Tom M.

Replies: 4
Views: 608

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:52 pm   Subject: Elmo Henderson #70 62 Pontiac
Jerry
Thanks for pix. Think this is a model I want to build. Haven't seen Elmo in a year or so . Last i heard was not in best of health.Used to hang out at his shop back in the late 70s.he did attend ...
  Topic: Allison '72 Coke Chevy?
Tom M.

Replies: 21
Views: 3092

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:50 pm   Subject: Allison '72 Coke Chevy?

] I've always heard Bobby built his own chassis. And Juniors cars would have had the curved door numbers, Bobbys cars would have ran the more square looking numbers.

Junior started the season wi ...
  Topic: PLEASE READ.......
Tom M.

Replies: 5
Views: 789

PostForum: The Social Hall   Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:19 pm   Subject: PLEASE READ.......
Wow, if internet message board impersonation is worthy of punishment by hell, I canít imagine what you think real criminals who have actually committed crimes that harm someone might deserve...

Wel ...
  Topic: #3 Pist'n Lube Chevy MC
Tom M.

Replies: 2
Views: 529

PostForum: Reference Photo's - Paint and Color Matching   Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:19 pm   Subject: #3 Pist'n Lube Chevy MC
Interior was mostly semi gloss black, trunk spatter paint, factory primer and undercoat, and bare aluminum. Here are some photos my friend and member of the old board, Banjo's_02, took at Junior's or ...
  Topic: NNL East this weekend
Tom M.

Replies: 4
Views: 587

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:13 pm   Subject: NNL East this weekend
I'll be there. Stop by and say hello, I'll probably be around the Plastic Performance Products table. David is kind enough to allow me to take a corner and sell some of my stash. I'll probably be w ...
  Topic: You Want To Own Revell, Here Is Your Chance.
Tom M.

Replies: 54
Views: 4579

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:27 pm   Subject: You Want To Own Revell, Here Is Your Chance.
No inside info here but I would assume that since they sent everyone from Revell USA home and locked the doors that all plans and announcements are on hold now. They DO have some pressing needs to at ...
  Topic: You Want To Own Revell, Here Is Your Chance.
Tom M.

Replies: 54
Views: 4579

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:21 pm   Subject: You Want To Own Revell, Here Is Your Chance.
Any chance Round 2 or some other would grab the molds to use as re-issue?
I doubt the new owner of Revell wants to help R2 unless they just plan or raiding Revell and dumping it.

I don't know for ...
  Topic: Model King 71 Cyclone
Tom M.

Replies: 11
Views: 1069

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:14 am   Subject: Model King 71 Cyclone
The Brooks kit had the generic/HM type chassis and a completely retooled body. The #71 Issac was street based kit with bucket interior.

I don't believe it was completely retooled, just further modi ...
  Topic: 1977 OLDS INTERIOR PICS - Cale/Junior Johnson car
Tom M.

Replies: 6
Views: 1522

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:11 am   Subject: 1977 OLDS INTERIOR PICS - Cale/Junior Johnson car
Keep in mind, Junior's '77 car wouldn't have had a red interior.

Flat black then? Matte black?

Going from memory and looking at photos, yes. Semi-gloss on most things, bare aluminum for crush ...
  Topic: You Want To Own Revell, Here Is Your Chance.
Tom M.

Replies: 54
Views: 4579

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:07 am   Subject: You Want To Own Revell, Here Is Your Chance.
I'm curious why they bought the place only to shut it down......they must have some sort of plan.
They got $2 million worth of tooling for $50K...... Shocked

$2million would barely ship the toolin ...
  Topic: 1977 OLDS INTERIOR PICS - Cale/Junior Johnson car
Tom M.

Replies: 6
Views: 1522

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:12 pm   Subject: 1977 OLDS INTERIOR PICS - Cale/Junior Johnson car
Keep in mind, Junior's '77 car wouldn't have had a red interior.
  Topic: '65 Comet to a '66 Cyclone?
Tom M.

Replies: 8
Views: 1040

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:00 pm   Subject: '65 Comet to a '66 Cyclone?
I have a body basically converted. I bought a '66 promo with a crushed roof and cut off the '66 specific parts. They fit the AMT Cyclone body almost perfectly.
  Topic: 63 ford aircleaner
Tom M.

Replies: 4
Views: 559

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:58 pm   Subject: 63 ford aircleaner
http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-holman-moody-1963-ford-galaxy-22.html

maybe this helps

That car is fairly accurate for a '64 Galaxie because that's what it was before it was backdate ...
  Topic: Petty bars
Tom M.

Replies: 10
Views: 1411

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:46 pm   Subject: Petty bars
I thought the Petty Bar was the one running from the right frame rail behind the RF tire, through the firewall to the multi - bar junction to the right of the driver's seat Question

No. The Petty bar ...
  Topic: Tire evolution (repost from the old board)
Tom M.

Replies: 3
Views: 954

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:55 pm   Subject: Tire evolution (repost from the old board)
This is copied and pasted from the web archive of the old board. It was originally posted by Dr. Craft:

"1965 was a big year in Grand national tire technology. Small letter Goodyear "Blu ...
  Topic: Chrysler 300 picture thread
Tom M.

Replies: 5
Views: 1499

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:34 pm   Subject: Chrysler 300 picture thread
Have you received your order yet? I got an order in during the last week or so myself.
  Topic: Where's Tom Mooty?
Tom M.

Replies: 9
Views: 1214

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:27 pm   Subject: Where's Tom Mooty?
I finally made it. I had a little problem logging in with my Chrome browser tonight after I registered, I think I need to clear the cache or something. For now I'm in with Firefox. It's great to ha ...
 
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