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Petty '68 Roadrunner-1/25 AMT kit

 
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JWVD5953



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:25 pm    Post subject: Petty '68 Roadrunner-1/25 AMT kit Reply with quote

This one won't start for about 2 weeks. I should have the kit by then.
I already have the decals and also some images of a build I believe
from this site many years ago. I have been planning this for at least
6 to 8 years, maybe longer. I am still gathering reference material,
I will check around for roll bar, cages and wheels. I think SMH
use to have a lot of good aftermarket stuff. I want to get either the 57
Fireball Ford or the Petty 84 Grand Prix done before I start. I already
have half a dozen other models going.---John


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't forget to Acid Dip the body, and move the body back 2 inches on the frame !!! Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

?????---John
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Think George might have been referring to a couple of "enhancements "
the Petty's "may or may not" have done to that particular car:)

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The car was moved forward, the front fenders wedged and the chassis nearly completely covered in sheet metal. Never heard about an acid dip or what that's supposed to do for the car.

If you are replicating the black or white topped car (I'm assuming black) keep in mind, the black was textured paint, not vinyl. I don't know if the white was textured or not, I've heard argument both ways. The white was used in July as an attempt to keep the car cooler inside.

If you need any real tech advice that you just can't get here (rare.. I know) just call the Petty museum and ask for Elizabeth. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

acid dip to reduce the weight of the body panels. It has long been argued/known that the reason the front of the roof peeled up on this car was due to acid dipping/thinning it. A lot of people have thought that it was the vinyl roof peeling but as you stated, the roof wasn't vinyl but rather textured paint. A good clue is that you wouldn't try to reattach a vinyl roof with a 3# hammer as Richard got out and attempted to do:)

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

john843 wrote:
acid dip to reduce the weight of the body panels. It has long been argued/known that the reason the front of the roof peeled up on this car was due to acid dipping/thinning it. A lot of people have thought that it was the vinyl roof peeling but as you stated, the roof wasn't vinyl but rather textured paint. A good clue is that you wouldn't try to reattach a vinyl roof with a 3# hammer as Richard got out and attempted to do:)

John
Very interesting. the "official" story I got was that a bad weld had broken on that corner. Not so sure about Richard at the time, but I guarantee LEE would have spotted a bad weld and would never have allowed the car on the track like that.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:06 pm    Post subject: Petty 68 Roadrunner Reply with quote

JW, you do great work but you might find yourself a little bit frustrated with this kit. I would recommend getting my hands on a AMT 70 Super Bee model and using the entire roof, a pillars and cowl spliced into the Road Runner body. It's not really as big a job as you think, anybody who has had this kit knows what I'm talkin about. The rest of the body isn't too bad, but the complete lack of windshield and rear window moldings is a major problem.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Project on long term hold.---John
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jw does that cherry run sheet have the small road runners on it that go along the bottom rear roof from c-pillar to c-pillar? you can see them in a enlarged photo of the daytona car

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Joe---there are 6 small roadrunners running, no pipers piping or calling birds
a calling to my knowledge.---John

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks john- the problem there is the birds need to be white for the daytona car because the roof was black. if you look close to the picture above you can just make them out. also i don;t recall seeing the birds used on any other car that had a blue roof, i may be wrong on that though.


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