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  Topic: Colors
hawk22

Replies: 2
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PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2022 12:39 pm   Subject: Colors
There is an Under Construction for this one in the FAB forum.
Turns out this car was painted yellow with a Buick nailhead engine.
Couldn't tell that from the only black/white photo I had.

Resin b ...
  Topic: WIP 34 Ford Modified Buick Nailhead power
hawk22

Replies: 8
Views: 510

PostForum: The Fab Shop   Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2022 10:01 am   Subject: WIP 34 Ford Modified Buick Nailhead power
Almost finished. A few little details and the decals...........

http://i.imgur.com/QpN2J9U.jpg
  Topic: WIP 34 Ford Modified Buick Nailhead power
hawk22

Replies: 8
Views: 510

PostForum: The Fab Shop   Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2022 7:43 am   Subject: WIP 34 Ford Modified Buick Nailhead power
in the painting process. This is a resin 34 Ford 5 window
http://i.imgur.com/01E5crd.jpghttp://i.imgur.com/W3GCnlP.jpg
  Topic: WIP 34 Ford Modified Buick Nailhead power
hawk22

Replies: 8
Views: 510

PostForum: The Fab Shop   Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2022 4:50 pm   Subject: WIP 34 Ford Modified Buick Nailhead power
Wow, thats way too kool, and its great modeling, love to see people use their imagination.
You WIPs and finished builds are loads of fun, and that after all is what modeling is all about.
Kudos to y ...
  Topic: WIP 34 Ford Modified Buick Nailhead power
hawk22

Replies: 8
Views: 510

PostForum: The Fab Shop   Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2022 4:44 pm   Subject: WIP 34 Ford Modified Buick Nailhead power
I do have to ask, what is the origin of those 1:1 steering boxes, im totally unfamiliar with them in any way shape or form.
TIA

most of these early modified cars used something off an old truck.
...
  Topic: WIP 34 Ford Modified Buick Nailhead power
hawk22

Replies: 8
Views: 510

PostForum: The Fab Shop   Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2022 7:37 am   Subject: WIP 34 Ford Modified Buick Nailhead power
WIP 34 Ford resin body(Bigdonkey)

Frame is from an AMT 34 Ford (but hightly modified!!).
Like to use a rear end from a Monogram Grand National.
But don't have anymore. This one is from an AMT 60 ...
  Topic: 6 to 16
hawk22

Replies: 6
Views: 481

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Thu Nov 03, 2022 4:52 pm   Subject: 6 to 16
I have become a big fan of your work, regardless of subject matter. They just look right and capture the era perfectly! Thanks for sharing and I hope we continue to see both your finished models and y ...
  Topic: CRA, SSS, CARS Super Late Models
hawk22

Replies: 10
Views: 782

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2022 5:49 am   Subject: CRA, SSS, CARS Super Late Models
If I want to build a LMS car right now using AMT's Modified Stocker '65 Chevelle body, what model kit chassis of the past or present would be suitable and accurate?

I use frames from the monogram g ...
  Topic: first time post in the "Under Construction" forum
hawk22

Replies: 11
Views: 2529

PostForum: The Fab Shop   Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2022 5:05 pm   Subject: first time post in the "Under Construction" forum
Try the 16 I just posted. It’s easy. Only two colors,
Red & white.
I’ll send you a decal sheet for the 16.
Only place I know to get a Model A body
Is off eBay or mikes decals.
  Topic: CRA, SSS, CARS Super Late Models
hawk22

Replies: 10
Views: 782

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2022 12:46 pm   Subject: CRA, SSS, CARS Super Late Models
I would be interested in the late models of the 60's & 70's.
But fairly easy to build.
This is Georgia driver Eddie McDonald, who ran modified & late models as well
as the yearly race at Da ...
  Topic: 6 to 16
hawk22

Replies: 6
Views: 481

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2022 12:33 pm   Subject: 6 to 16
yes check out the fab shop.
Lots of pictures of one of the 2x4's under construction.
  Topic: 6 to 16
hawk22

Replies: 6
Views: 481

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2022 8:56 am   Subject: 6 to 16
This Model A modified, driven by David Ezell, was originally
numbered 6, but was renumbered 16 when the owner & driver
had a falling out (very common in racing!!). Ezell ended up
as the new ow ...
  Topic: 1969 Permatex 300
hawk22

Replies: 3
Views: 2310

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2022 3:55 am   Subject: 1969 Permatex 300
Thanks!
Posted this one a little over a year ago but complements are always welcome.
I was a LeeRoy Yarbrough fan. Not only won this race but the Daytona 500 the next day.
A big Grand National star ...
  Topic: Willie's Wing 29 Redux
hawk22

Replies: 4
Views: 386

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2022 7:17 pm   Subject: Willie's Wing 29 Redux
I think this frame was from a monogram 39 Ford. It was molded in black.
I have used the MPC Frames lately. But depending on the body used, the front part of the frame has to be narrowed. Also the MPC ...
  Topic: Willie's Wing 29 Redux
hawk22

Replies: 4
Views: 386

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2022 3:57 pm   Subject: Willie's Wing 29 Redux
After spending most of the Covid-19 days doing models for a friend in Florida,
I've started to do a few of the ones I liked best for my own collection. This is the
first.. Willie Carter's winged 29. ...
  Topic: Final Chapter --- Bob Ferguson & the 2X4
hawk22

Replies: 2
Views: 365

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2022 9:49 am   Subject: Final Chapter --- Bob Ferguson & the 2X4
At least for me(last in the 2x4 series). Actually I think Bob was the second
of four drivers who got behind the wheel of a 2X4..
I have no memory of Bob, but figure he deserved
some recognition as ...
  Topic: 34 Ford hemi powered
hawk22

Replies: 2
Views: 432

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Sun Oct 02, 2022 5:06 pm   Subject: 34 Ford hemi powered
I did see this car race on a warm Sunday afternoon in Jacksonville.
LeeRoy's name was on the door but the car was driven by a South Carolina driver
named Red Barber. LeeRoy was in the race but drove ...
  Topic: The Mighty 690
hawk22

Replies: 3
Views: 650

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2022 6:58 am   Subject: The Mighty 690
Growing up in Jacksonville in the 60's the number one
radio station was the Big Ape -- WAPE. Those of us
lucky enough to have a transistor radio would have it
tuned to AM690. My aunt gave me a nic ...
  Topic: Sedan 34 Ford Masters Special
hawk22

Replies: 5
Views: 802

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2022 8:59 am   Subject: Sedan 34 Ford Masters Special
Only photo I have ever seen of the sedan as raced.
Weird rear cow catcher bumper on the car. Sponsors
changed often. Was sponsored by a local liquor store
but decided to leave off the bottle.
Also ...
  Topic: Sedan 34 Ford Masters Special
hawk22

Replies: 5
Views: 802

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2022 1:16 pm   Subject: Sedan 34 Ford Masters Special
NICE WORK!!! I am working on a 34 coupe racer from the film 'KILLERS'.....hope it ends up as nice!

Not familiar with that one...

My current project is a 2X4 that ran on a "promotion night&q ...
  Topic: Sedan 34 Ford Masters Special
hawk22

Replies: 5
Views: 802

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2022 11:50 am   Subject: Sedan 34 Ford Masters Special
A late 50's Masters Special this time driven by Tommy Rowe. Don't Really
know much about Tommy or this particular car. Ran in the tall skinny truck
tire era. Expect the car was to heavy to be very c ...
  Topic: winged 2X4
hawk22

Replies: 3
Views: 679

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2022 5:54 am   Subject: winged 2X4
Once again, I am amazed at the research,, quality and the amount of replicas you turn out.
I love the old pictures you add also.

For as much as all these (2x4) cars were alike, no two were identic ...
  Topic: winged 2X4
hawk22

Replies: 3
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PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2022 9:54 am   Subject: winged 2X4
Winged Masters Special this time driven by Herb Spivey, who unfortunately was
killed on the front stretch in a terrible crash, driving a late model sportsman, 1971...

AMT 34 Ford's.

http://i.im ...
  Topic: Ray Fox 1965 Dodge
hawk22

Replies: 18
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PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2022 2:26 am   Subject: Ray Fox 1965 Dodge
The hood to do Lee Roy’s record setting dodge is being cast in resin
Bill
That’s good news. I’ll do another version of this one with the correct hood when available.
Look forward to a PPP dec ...
  Topic: Bill Shaw --- Masters Special Model A 2X4
hawk22

Replies: 2
Views: 749

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2022 8:47 am   Subject: Bill Shaw --- Masters Special Model A 2X4
Yes this is another 2X4 Model A Bodied modified from the 1960 era.
This one was driven by Bill Shaw. Built from an original Monogram
Model A that I have had for years. To expensive on EBAY now so an ...
  Topic: first time post in the "Under Construction" forum
hawk22

Replies: 11
Views: 2529

PostForum: The Fab Shop   Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2022 8:23 am   Subject: first time post in the "Under Construction" forum
Nice jalopy. A cool fun quick build.

Ever try solder for headers. I used it all the time and then use aluminum tube for the collector. Lets me bend around troublesome frames and steering boxes, ...
  Topic: 34 Ford Masters Special (1959 or 1960)
hawk22

Replies: 3
Views: 951

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2022 9:33 am   Subject: 34 Ford Masters Special (1959 or 1960)
Always popular 1934 Ford with a small block V8 (Wally Masters always used Ford engines).
This may have been the first in a long line of Masters Specials. It ran in the skinny truck tire
days when th ...
  Topic: Masters Special Model A bodied 2X4
hawk22

Replies: 3
Views: 955

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2022 3:18 am   Subject: Masters Special Model A bodied 2X4
Masters Special Model A bodied 2X4 driven by
Willie Carter. Resin BigDonkey body. Check out
this model in the Under Construction post (the fab shop).
Several more 2X4's in the works, with a driver ...
  Topic: first time post in the "Under Construction" forum
hawk22

Replies: 11
Views: 2529

PostForum: The Fab Shop   Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2022 11:54 am   Subject: first time post in the "Under Construction" forum
http://i.imgur.com/dOfJwZ7.jpghttp://i.imgur.com/GKld7Ga.jpg
  Topic: Looking for advice - CENTRAL FLORIDA
hawk22

Replies: 6
Views: 1416

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2022 10:07 am   Subject: Looking for advice - CENTRAL FLORIDA
Have "Hobby Lobby" in your area? Have most everything I need for model building.
For older models if that's your thing, can't beat EBAY. Plus they have everything else a model builder may n ...
  Topic: 1966 Darel Dieringer/ Bud Moore Mercury Comet Cyclone
hawk22

Replies: 20
Views: 3204

PostForum: The Showroom   Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2022 8:53 am   Subject: 1966 Darel Dieringer/ Bud Moore Mercury Comet Cyclone
Big Bud Moore fan. He always built according to the rules.

I have a Bud Moore Comet posted in the modified forum (wrong forum!).
  Topic: first time post in the "Under Construction" forum
hawk22

Replies: 11
Views: 2529

PostForum: The Fab Shop   Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2022 8:35 am   Subject: first time post in the "Under Construction" forum
Progress...almost done !!!
Don't strive for showroom quality any more than the painter
did on the real cars back in 1960. Just a nice neat job, no runs!!
The many 2by4's always used a similar white ...
  Topic: first time post in the "Under Construction" forum
hawk22

Replies: 11
Views: 2529

PostForum: The Fab Shop   Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2022 12:48 pm   Subject: first time post in the "Under Construction" forum
Progress...
tires/wheels are also resin. Narrow truck type tires.
A combination of Ron Coon & BigDonkey resins.
By 1962 all the front runners switched to the wider
pure racing tires...

http ...
  Topic: first time post in the "Under Construction" forum
hawk22

Replies: 11
Views: 2529

PostForum: The Fab Shop   Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2022 2:57 pm   Subject: first time post in the "Under Construction" forum
Progress...
Chassis almost finished. Steering wheel is from a Monogram 56 T Bird.
Racing seat is Big Donkey resin. Dashboard, shifter, roll bars etc Evergreen plastic.
Engine(for the most part)is f ...
  Topic: first time post in the "Under Construction" forum
hawk22

Replies: 11
Views: 2529

PostForum: The Fab Shop   Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2022 10:17 am   Subject: first time post in the "Under Construction" forum
This is another in a long line of early 60's era modified cars that raced at Speedway Park in Jacksonville. Cars built in a backyard garage mostly by
volunteers after a hard day at some blue collar j ...
  Topic: Master's Special 34 Ford five window modified
hawk22

Replies: 4
Views: 1132

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2022 8:36 am   Subject: Master's Special 34 Ford five window modified
Real nice…like going through a time machine

Maybe it’s because life seemed so much better when we were (very) young.
But what passes for dirt track racing today has no appeal at all for me. Mu ...
  Topic: Master's Special 34 Ford five window modified
hawk22

Replies: 4
Views: 1132

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2022 3:51 pm   Subject: Master's Special 34 Ford five window modified
Another 2by4 driven by Bill Shaw. At least a half dozen 2by4's built in a
very short period of time. Working now on one with a Model A body &
there is one other picture of the 2by4 with a 34 Fo ...
  Topic: Early Willie Carter 37 Ford Modified
hawk22

Replies: 2
Views: 939

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2022 7:00 pm   Subject: Early Willie Carter 37 Ford Modified
A car Willie Carter drove in the late 50's at Speedway Park in Jacksonville.
A stock Ford that could be found in a salvage yard
for very little to no cash involved. Add a roll bar, seat belt & ...
  Topic: Plymouth powered 37 Ford (Willie Carter)
hawk22

Replies: 2
Views: 1000

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2022 10:50 pm   Subject: Plymouth powered 37 Ford (Willie Carter)
Willie Carter drove this Plymouth powered 37 Ford modified
in the early 60's at Speedway Park in Jacksonville.

http://i.imgur.com/hwZlI6E.jpghttp://i.imgur.com/tzZk7I4.jpghttp://i.imgur.com/90sqj ...
  Topic: Willie & the winged 29
hawk22

Replies: 3
Views: 1109

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2022 7:27 pm   Subject: Willie & the winged 29
Thanks all. complements are always welcome.

Used a Revell/Monogram 37 Ford as the basis of this one. 9" Ford rearend
out of one of the old Monogram Grand National kits. Scratch built roll cag ...
  Topic: Willie & the winged 29
hawk22

Replies: 3
Views: 1109

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2022 7:40 am   Subject: Willie & the winged 29
Willie Carter in the early 60's. Ran with LeeRoy Yarbrough
and was rated just as good (if not better). But being a family
man at a young age, Willie couldn't afford to give up his day
job. LeeRoy m ...
  Topic: 1962 Pontiac Zippo Style
hawk22

Replies: 5
Views: 1754

PostForum: The Showroom   Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2022 8:53 pm   Subject: 1962 Pontiac Zippo Style
I liked the big wide tracking Pontiacs.

I did one recently posted in the dark side forum. Pontiac Grand National...
  Topic: not another 2 by 4 ? yes a Ford three window
hawk22

Replies: 1
Views: 928

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Sat May 28, 2022 1:37 pm   Subject: not another 2 by 4 ? yes a Ford three window
2by4. Three versions of this car, all 34 Fords (3 window, 5 window, & a sedan).
May do the sedan next.
Driven by Bill Shaw, or "Wild Bill" as he became know.
Turns out Bill had a &q ...
  Topic: 1940 Ford
hawk22

Replies: 3
Views: 1166

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Thu May 26, 2022 6:03 pm   Subject: 1940 Ford
Cool.
Love those flatheads.
Check out “Junkyard Special “ that I posted Jan 21. It’s also a 40 Ford flathead dirt track racer…
  Topic: Willie Carter & the Little Zero —0–
hawk22

Replies: 3
Views: 1503

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Wed May 04, 2022 6:03 pm   Subject: Willie Carter & the Little Zero —0–
Willie Carter and the Little 0.
AMT 1934 Ford.


http://i.imgur.com/Qvjy1tb.jpghttp://i.imgur.com/N3IWFVP.jpghttp://i.imgur.com/2gVNo4F.jpghttp://i.imgur.com/7fmiIen.jpghttp://i.imgur.com/I1xySj ...
  Topic: 2X29
hawk22

Replies: 3
Views: 1377

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2022 5:15 pm   Subject: 2X29
These two were unique as far as modified cars of the day. They were built from
ford thunderbirds, including the engine and at least the radiator. I used Monogram
56 thunderbirds as the base of these ...
  Topic: 2X4
hawk22

Replies: 4
Views: 1769

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2022 8:02 pm   Subject: 2X4
Impressive
And not just this, but the number of quality custom builds you do is unreal.
Thanks for the kind words. I’ve sure done a bunch of them over the last year or so.
All based on photos &am ...
  Topic: 2X4
hawk22

Replies: 4
Views: 1769

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2022 9:14 pm   Subject: 2X4
http://i.imgur.com/59h41pB.jpghttp://i.imgur.com/9n9GWKm.jpghttp://i.imgur.com/HlXGfTc.jpghttp://i.imgur.com/zD2MYnz.jpghttp://i.imgur.com/5nKOaHZ.jpg
  Topic: Willie Carter Saturday night hero
hawk22

Replies: 1
Views: 1216

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2022 7:22 pm   Subject: Willie Carter Saturday night hero
Wally Masters lived within a few walking minutes from Speedway Park in Jacksonville.
This car and the future (numbered 2 x 4) cars were built in his backyard garage.
My father and I would drive by ...
  Topic: Bud Moore 67 Comet Cyclone
hawk22

Replies: 8
Views: 3079

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Fri Mar 04, 2022 1:29 am   Subject: Bud Moore 67 Comet Cyclone
Good observation. Certainly could be a 94 on the car & NASCAR records seem to back that up.
LeeRoy was out on lap 28 but the 94 was around till lap 82.
Also Virginia was Scott’s home state. Wo ...
 
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