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  Topic: Does anyone have a picture of this car from the bottom side
john843

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PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2022 3:58 pm   Subject: Does anyone have a picture of this car from the bottom side
Not to derail, but when did they take glass windows out for good?


Off the top of my head, I want to say '70 or '71.

John
  Topic: The "other" 63 Chevy
john843

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PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Sat Nov 13, 2021 9:53 pm   Subject: The "other" 63 Chevy
That is a GREAT job, Hawk! Love the old Lee Roy cars myself.
John
  Topic: Masking tape residue
john843

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PostForum: Nascar Tips and Tricks   Posted: Sun Jul 04, 2021 5:56 pm   Subject: Masking tape residue
I've always polished it off. Novus II or any similar finish polish will do fine. Just dab a fingertip size spot of old tee shirt in clean water and the then wipe it quickly around the inside of the ca ...
  Topic: 1971 Petty Plymouth Road Runner chassis.
john843

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PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:41 pm   Subject: 1971 Petty Plymouth Road Runner chassis.
Rocket, the Polar Lights chassis is what I would use given those three choices.
You are right about the thickness of the PL cage. I have used two PL chassis' (one for a '71 RR) and both times, I subs ...
  Topic: 1991 Harry Gant Mr. September Oldsmobile
john843

Replies: 21
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PostForum: The Showroom   Posted: Mon Mar 08, 2021 6:49 am   Subject: 1991 Harry Gant Mr. September Oldsmobile
Beautiful job Mark...as usual!
All you need to do now is get underneath it with a torch and camber that right rear out til JUST before it breaks:) Do ya'll remember the rash of broken axles they had ...
  Topic: Painting Lug Nuts
john843

Replies: 12
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PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:29 am   Subject: Painting Lug Nuts
[q "After it dries I use some black paint to touch up any mistakes." Dan belcher

All the methods listed work great but Dan has the answer to a nice looking job.
Anytime I'm doing lugs ...
  Topic: Buddy Arrington color
john843

Replies: 14
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PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:57 pm   Subject: Buddy Arrington color
frenchpl, here is a couple of shots of the Pannill Knits car and I agree with big_al40's suggestion of the Tamiya TS-49. It is a bright red and should represent it well. TS-49 is the red I use on the ...
  Topic: Buddy Arrington color
john843

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PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2021 7:06 am   Subject: Buddy Arrington color
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thanx for this very interesting arrticle / Story of BA.
about the red , dayglo or not, i'm a little in doubt, because some of the pix we can see , show a kind of "saturated red" tha ...
  Topic: Buddy Arrington color
john843

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PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:00 pm   Subject: Buddy Arrington color
Can't speak to all of Buddy's blue and red cars but at least two of them that I saw up close had blue that could have been Petty Blue (or possibly a shade darker) and a red that decidedly was not dayg ...
  Topic: Richard Petty's Chrysler Kit Car Dart
john843

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PostForum: The Showroom   Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:17 pm   Subject: Re: Richard Petty's Chrysler Kit Car Dart
https://media.fotki.com/2v2HMCot2x2mJNT.jpg


Great job Drew. also love Morgan and the Preacher photobombing Richard.

John
  Topic: Salvinos #27 Circus Circus M/C Chassis color
john843

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PostForum: Reference Photo's - Paint and Color Matching   Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2021 6:41 pm   Subject: Salvinos #27 Circus Circus M/C Chassis color
Probably the lighter blue that was on the exterior when Sam Sommers drove it and again when Benny was in it. I think the two chassis' Buddy ran were the same two M.C. started with with Sam.

John
  Topic: 79 a.j. foyt olds
john843

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PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2021 6:22 pm   Subject: 79 a.j. foyt olds
I've used both Testor's Bright Red (very orangish) and Duplicolor Chevrolet Red/Orance engine enamel. They are both close to the ever-elusive "Poppy Red".

John
  Topic: Smokey Yunik Ford?
john843

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PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2021 6:13 pm   Subject: Smokey Yunik Ford?
If I'm not mistaken, wasn't that a Yunick car that Big Bill France threatened to drive (and actually made a few practice laps in) at Talladega in '69?
It may have been someone else's car that just lo ...
  Topic: Nascar driver that disappeared
john843

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PostForum: The Social Hall   Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:50 am   Subject: Nascar driver that disappeared
If I remember correctly, Rossi moved to Fla. and was building marine engines that possibly ended up with individuals using them for nefarious purposes.
I believe Rossi's story may well parallel that ...
  Topic: 1964 Daytona 500 Winner Richard Petty Belvedere
john843

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PostForum: The Fab Shop   Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:13 pm   Subject: 1964 Daytona 500 Winner Richard Petty Belvedere
Great Job! The Jo-Han '64 was the first Stock Car kit I ever built. (50+ yrs. ago) and is still a favorite. You certainly did it justice! All you need is the little white paper glued or taped in the d ...
  Topic: engine mounts
john843

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PostForum: Nascar Tips and Tricks   Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:28 pm   Subject: engine mounts
I'm certainly not an apocalyptic vehicle expert but I'd hold the motor in the position I wanted it, decide how far off the frame you'll need to span with the mounts and tackle it with one or more Eve ...
  Topic: Sterling Marlins 1994 Daytona Winner
john843

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PostForum: The Fab Shop   Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:05 pm   Subject: Sterling Marlins 1994 Daytona Winner
That was a fast race car. Never heard if Runt had figured something out and had an advantage or if the stars were just aligned.... for two years in a row!

John
  Topic: 1999 Earnhardt Sign Post Car
john843

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PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:38 pm   Subject: 1999 Earnhardt Sign Post Car
I was surprised to see the orange/red interior color in the pic. I would have bet that by then they were ALL light grey. (but I would have been wrong:)

John
  Topic: Purolator Mercury
john843

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PostForum: Reference Photo's - Paint and Color Matching   Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2020 4:41 pm   Subject: Purolator Mercury
PM99, it's been my experience that with the Tamiya lacquers all that's usually needed is to knock off the "lacquer haze" as opposed to removing imperfections in the finish and actually rubb ...
  Topic: 1978 Season Buicks
john843

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PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2020 5:02 pm   Subject: 1978 Season Buicks
Awesome work! Proportions look perfect and love the fuel vent.

John
  Topic: 9 hole wheels
john843

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PostForum: The Trading Post   Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:41 pm   Subject: 9 hole wheels
Those look like 1/25th AMT wheels. If that's what you need, shoot me a PM.

John
  Topic: Brake Question
john843

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PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:18 pm   Subject: Brake Question
With that car being a relatively new Zervakis build, I would suspect it had every advantage that was legal at the time (and maybe a few that weren'tSmile including disc brakes. We know all the top cars h ...
  Topic: 1982 Stacy-Pak Pontiac Lemans
john843

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PostForum: The Showroom   Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:31 pm   Subject: 1982 Stacy-Pak Pontiac Lemans
Matt, you ARE the '80's Mono man! (or in this case, a SJ) you've got the stance and attitude on those things down PERFECTLY and the front end trim treatment and detail is off the chart.
Outstanding w ...
  Topic: Future over foil decals?
john843

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PostForum: Reference Photo's - Paint and Color Matching   Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:58 am   Subject: Future over foil decals?
Ed, would that be Charleston S.C.? (SCMA)

Thanks,
John
  Topic: Happy Veteran's Day
john843

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PostForum: The Social Hall   Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2020 5:59 am   Subject: Happy Veteran's Day
Thank you
Bill

No, Thank YOU, Bill

John
  Topic: Happy Veteran's Day
john843

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PostForum: The Social Hall   Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:23 pm   Subject: Re: Happy Veteran's Day
To all Forum members that have or are still serving ...

Happy Veteran's Day! ..applause ..applause ..applause

Amen to that, Henry!

I'll be 65 in 10 days and I'm blessed enough to be going ...
  Topic: 1981/82 Darrel Waltrip - Buick Regal- MOUNTAIN DEW interior.
john843

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PostForum: Nascar Tips and Tricks   Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:30 pm   Subject: 1981/82 Darrel Waltrip - Buick Regal- MOUNTAIN DEW interior.
Can't say for sure about any other race but at the AJC 500 in Atlanta in Nov. '81 the interior had body color cage, blk. dash, and an off-white ( ashy colored) heat insulation fabric on the floor that ...
  Topic: 1984 #28 Cale Yarborough Hardee's Monte Carlo
john843

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PostForum: The Showroom   Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2020 5:01 pm   Subject: 1984 #28 Cale Yarborough Hardee's Monte Carlo
Outstanding Work! It all look's great but the perfect stance and the super-clean front end treatment really stand out.

John
  Topic: Joe Weatherly colors
john843

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PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:22 pm   Subject: Joe Weatherly colors
Yep, Rangoon Red. The exact same color/mix is called Carnival Red on the early '60's Mercury charts. Apparently most manufacturers did this as I remember the Dodges and Plymouths in the early '70's ha ...
  Topic: F/S 68 NASCAR Dodge Charger grille
john843

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PostForum: The Trading Post   Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:09 pm   Subject: F/S 68 NASCAR Dodge Charger grille
Gerald's resin is among some of the best I've seen. I've got 12-15 pieces including the '68 grille/bumper, MoPar dry sump pan, and the bathtub, and all are flawless. Extremely smooth and not a single ...
  Topic: 91 Elliott IROC Daytona
john843

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PostForum: The Showroom   Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:10 pm   Subject: 91 Elliott IROC Daytona
I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHERE TO BEGIN! That is truly some remarkable work. Well worth the wait, I'd say...

John
  Topic: #88 1969 B. Baker Dodge Daytona test car
john843

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PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:23 pm   Subject: #88 1969 B. Baker Dodge Daytona test car
Greg, does the script across the air intake say "Woodward Garage" ?


John
  Topic: #88 1969 B. Baker Dodge Daytona test car
john843

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PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:17 pm   Subject: #88 1969 B. Baker Dodge Daytona test car
I'd like proof of the "Petty" blue. I don't believe for a second that they shared that color with another team for whatever reason, especially since it was such a closely guarded secret for ...
  Topic: Alan Kulwicki Hooters Orange?
john843

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PostForum: Reference Photo's - Paint and Color Matching   Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:26 pm   Subject: Alan Kulwicki Hooters Orange?
While I've never done an AK car, I would think Tamiya TS-12 would be close.

Edited to add:
I just gave a friend of mine that has done a couple of Kulwicki cars a call and he said he used decanted ...
  Topic: Wow! after years of trying! I'm not dead
john843

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PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:32 am   Subject: Wow! after years of trying! I'm not dead
Welcome back!

John
  Topic: Cale's #11
john843

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PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:28 pm   Subject: Cale's #11
That's WAAAY better than "not too bad". Beautiful job all around and especially on the small details such as the fuel inlet and overflow, pipes, etc., also excellent color breaks and decalin ...
  Topic: 2020 #10 Farmland Ford Mustang Resin MPR 1:24
john843

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PostForum: The Showroom   Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:08 pm   Subject: 2020 #10 Farmland Ford Mustang Resin MPR 1:24
Henrik, you've got some AMAZING skills! (great photography also)

John
  Topic: Drilling out rim holes?
john843

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PostForum: Nascar Tips and Tricks   Posted: Sun Oct 04, 2020 6:56 am   Subject: Drilling out rim holes?
I actually stumbled onto Tom's method by accident and it works quite well. I was trying to narrow up the track width on a Mono Buick to get the wheels tucked in by taking material off the back of the ...
  Topic: Hand lettering
john843

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PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:46 pm   Subject: Hand lettering
I think either Wrangler or someone decided the white decals didn't pop enough and made yellow ones on the spot!
I remember being surprised at the time that almost all the top cars at the '70 Southern ...
  Topic: Movie truck question... "Hooper".
john843

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PostForum: Street and Muscle Cars   Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:15 pm   Subject: Movie truck question... "Hooper".
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/529102656201837562/

I also think it looks like a OEM color but I was thinking earlier '70's.
This looks close.

John
  Topic: Goodwrench 1988/1989 "red" for interior ?
john843

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PostForum: Reference Photo's - Paint and Color Matching   Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:58 pm   Subject: Goodwrench 1988/1989 "red" for interior ?
Although I probably don't sand any two just alike, if I'm using the Krylon primer I'll go over the primed body lightly with some new dry 800gr. just to knock down any feathering or overspray then wash ...
  Topic: Richard Brooks 1969 Charger Daytona
john843

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PostForum: The Showroom   Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:47 pm   Subject: Richard Brooks 1969 Charger Daytona
You have got that stance hammered down! Beautiful job.
Not sure if the race was telecast live but the '71 500 was the first race I ever attended at Daytona and I still remember my heart dropping whe ...
  Topic: Goodwrench 1988/1989 "red" for interior ?
john843

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PostForum: Reference Photo's - Paint and Color Matching   Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:36 pm   Subject: Goodwrench 1988/1989 "red" for interior ?
What I usually do between the full coats is wait until it tacks up to the touch (by checking a spot on the underside or on masking tape if it has it). I spray in an open garage more often than not so ...
  Topic: Goodwrench 1988/1989 "red" for interior ?
john843

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Views: 8931

PostForum: Reference Photo's - Paint and Color Matching   Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:27 am   Subject: Goodwrench 1988/1989 "red" for interior ?
If I'm not mistaken, I used Krylon CoverMax medium grey primer under the DupliColor with no issues at all. As far as the thickness of the DupliColor, I found it to go on smoother and somewhat thinner ...
  Topic: Goodwrench 1988/1989 "red" for interior ?
john843

Replies: 11
Views: 8931

PostForum: Reference Photo's - Paint and Color Matching   Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:31 pm   Subject: Goodwrench 1988/1989 "red" for interior ?
The Duplicolor Chevrolet Orange-Red #DE-1607 is what I use. To me, nothing kills the look of the Goodwrench cars quicker than when the interior is too red and not orange enough. Once the body goes ov ...
  Topic: D7 Cable Dozer
john843

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PostForum: The Fab Shop   Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:12 pm   Subject: D7 Cable Dozer
Those welds are KILLER! Not to mention dead-on accurate. Would love to see as much of this little project as you'd care to post. Looks like fun.

John
  Topic: #55 Baughman Tiny Lund Dodge Daytona
john843

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PostForum: Reference Photo's - Paint and Color Matching   Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:45 pm   Subject: #55 Baughman Tiny Lund Dodge Daytona
sebss, a forum member on here, JWVD5953, did this car in the wip section sometime around the first of the year. I think most (if not all) of the pics have evaporated in the thread but John did an abso ...
  Topic: Ranier Racing Interior colors info
john843

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PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:39 am   Subject: Ranier Racing Interior colors info
Teal??? Miami Dolphins Teal?

😳

Yep, or at least, real close. The Daytona 500 winner,(the "Grey Ghost") was a car obtained from Lennie Pond and the interior was left the teal c ...
  Topic: Chevy 451
john843

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Views: 3120

PostForum: The Social Hall   Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:25 pm   Subject: Chevy 451
Dennis, not familiar with a Chevy 451 but a Mopar 451 (which is quite popular among those resto-modding Mopars) is achieved by stuffing a 440 crank in a 400 block. I would assume the Chevy is somethin ...
  Topic: Tamiya silver paint
john843

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PostForum: Reference Photo's - Paint and Color Matching   Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:01 pm   Subject: Tamiya silver paint
Thanks Jeff. What you suggested will probably work fine in this case. The silver I'll be spraying will only be 1/8"-3/16" separation lines on a couple of Le Mans Prototype 1/64th HO slot car ...
 
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