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Posted 19 May 2010 - 05:42 PM

This began with the new event they're running at Slots-A-Lot, Tuesday Night Jalopy Racing ; I got stage-mommed into doing a car and playing along. Some of what will appear here has already been there--but then, Craven wanted a Diary thread for this. At this early time I personally don't see what I can contribute to the extant body of knowledge about these things, but I'll try to get inventive & hopefully at the very least entertaining.

In keeping with the loosely-applied sensibility of '50s-modified, here's my (late) 50's delivery car-turned-racer:

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I just basically went out to the garage and looked at the car--it was a Tuesday, and take-out orders were slow--cut the fenders for the wide wheels, helped the rust along a little and lost the bumpers; they'll be replaced later by proper channel iron, just like my '64 Polara had. I may tear out all the chrome too, if I can find the tools to do it.

The chassis, per rules, is thr stock FCR pan. Craven had got half of this put up for me already, and I just added the front end. A quick check on my Event-specific Jalopy Stockers Tech Block--

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--showed a definite twist in the pan. Strangely, my Industry-Standard Mayonnaise Jar Lid does not show the same twist; but I must go with the Rules on this one, I'm a Dapper Dan man.

More to come as I find time to build.

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 06:15 PM

Its gonna look good Duffy,
I like the old fords, in fact I think my next ones going to be a 55-56 ford. That is , if I can one with out spending 22 bucks !! What can I say, Im cheep Posted Image
btw- you can save yourself alot of work+time if you use a dremel tool with the round sanding drum to form your wheel arches.

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 06:25 PM

btw- you can save yourself alot of work+time if you use a dremel tool with the round sanding drum to form your wheel arches.

True, but at that moment my Dremel was jigged up as part of Tire Grinding False Start #3. Besides which, I may need all the drums I got to pull the chrome off this bad puppy. I'll think about it after dinner.




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Posted 19 May 2010 - 06:49 PM

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 08:35 PM

To the right side of the screen...WIMPY!....bringing the hard workin' body and fender guy his lunch! :D
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Posted 19 May 2010 - 08:45 PM

So, I called up Prof. Fate this afternoon--I do this occasionally on my ~1hr. commute, and we while away the BQE--and we sorta speculated on the pedigree of these cars getting built for the Jalopy class. Agreed it's likely some outlaw pre-Modified sort of thing; and started figuring what my car would and wouldn't have.

Now, I've already lost the bumpers, and was half-complaining that I didn't want to buzz off the chrome trim...and Fate started going, "Yah, the chrome would definitely go, and then you drill a little hole at 6" centers for where the press-in snaps went; oh, and the front lights might just be the open metal disc with no lamp, but you do want the brake lights in the rear..." Damn it, I wanted to NOT grind the trim off, I wanted to be supported, can't this guy catch a HINT?

Jeez. Some friend.

So, here's the ruf removal, pre-snap holes. And I also took the liberty of removing the windshield wipers, considering there'll be no glass up there either.

Do not ask about that bulgy rim along the roof line. Pay no attention. I do not want to hear. I am going to bed now.

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 08:59 PM

Nice work! :D What are you going to do about that bulgy rim along the roof line? :shok:
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Posted 19 May 2010 - 09:31 PM

Duffy great stuff, :blush: love to see those old rides racing on the tracks and sand of the chrome stuff around the roof. ;)
What color is it going to be?


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Posted 20 May 2010 - 08:43 AM

For whatever reason I can't copy a link now but search Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway History and you should find six pages of the so called red neck cars. At least a person will know what the cars are supposed to look like.
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Posted 20 May 2010 - 04:56 PM

Ohh man, that is just way too damn cool; exactly what I've been looking for, this gives us some real perspective on what was going on, so that now WE can head out to our garages and make "Informed" Speculations. This evening, as I continue to tear chrome off my car & weld doors & trunk shut, I'm beginning to mull over what my roll cage will look like. Got some great data now to apply.

Thanks, Don, & after a half hour of trying I couldn't successfully post the link either! You lot will just have to Google like us weejuns.

From now on, anytime I'm in doubt as to how to continue with this build, I'll just set back, pull my lower lip, and muse: "--What would Flookie Buford do??..."

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 05:23 PM

--showed a definite twist in the pan. Strangely, my Industry-Standard Mayonnaise Jar Lid does not show the same twist; but I must go with the Rules on this one, I'm a Dapper Dan man.

More to come as I find time to build.

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Do I hear the Soggy bottom boys "Man of constant sorrow"?



I know this is NOT a jalopy race but it's fast short oval stuff--racing starts @ 4min. Watch for the stupid idiot passing the leader under yellow just @ the end.





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Posted 20 May 2010 - 05:52 PM

From now on, anytime I'm in doubt as to how to continue with this build, I'll just set back, pull my lower lip, and muse: "--What would Flookie Buford do??..."


Flookie Buford was one tuff person, ask Darrell Waltrip. Except for an accident at work that put out his left eye, Flookie would have been a front runner in the Grand National cars. Flookie was driving for R.C. Alexander who had Huterson Pagan build the best Sportsman car in the country. Flookie told Mr. Alexander to put Waltrip in the car so he could get his career going.

Flookie's son Joe wound the most total wins at the Fairgrounds, a pretty impressive acheivement considering some of the drivers that came through Nashville.

If Flookie won't answer any questions maybe Bobby and Donnie Allison, Red Farmer, Coo Coo Marlin, Bob Burchum, Friday Hassler, or Benny Parsons will. They all made their way to the top through Nashville's Modified division.
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Posted 20 May 2010 - 05:55 PM

Do I hear the Soggy bottom boys "Man of constant sorrow"?
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=08e9k-c91E8


"...Damn! We're in a Tight Slot!..."



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Posted 20 May 2010 - 06:06 PM

"...Damn! We're in a Tight Slot!..."


Hi Duf:
Is that a 4.5" FCR?
Can you run weights?
What are the rules?
How big is the track?
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Posted 20 May 2010 - 06:08 PM

Flookie Buford was one tuff person, ask Darrell Waltrip.


How come all the great heroes have these weird names? Like Flookie? Or Beowulf?



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Posted 20 May 2010 - 06:25 PM

Is that a 4.5" FCR?
Can you run weights?
What are the rules?
How big is the track?


Here're answers from the ORIGINAL THREAD:

Yes, all cars have to be hardbody, FCR chassis, sealed Deathstar motor, 9t pinion, 1/8" axle. All cars must measure a minimum of 2 inches from the tech block to the top of the roof with body on the chassis. Sounds like a lot of rules but it helps keep a level playing field. This is how i set my car up which works as well as Marks car he is just a much better driver, first the front wheels you have look good after getting the rear tires you will be using set the finished chassis on the track and make shore your front tires are just barely scraping the track surface or give yourself the clearance of about 1 or 2 sheets of paper this is a good place to start you will have to experiment with this, you want a very small amount of clearance to much and the car will tip out in the turns, clear coat or nail polish your front tires less rolling resistance, you should also try to run independent front wheels solder a brass tube or axle spacer to the axle on the out side of one front wheel and use the set screw to tighten the other now you have independent front wheels. Both Mark and i run our weight just behind the front axle in the middle of the chassis. Rear tires this depends on how you drive if you like some slide get the harder tires if you like grip get the natural rubber i run natural and i believe Mark does also but we have a few drivers who do well with the hard tires depends on your driving style. A few small things get rid of those brass spacer Parma give you for the rear axle if you hit the wall hard once they tend to crush and you lose your gear mess, also get rid of the Parma pinion it sucks sonic press on or solder on are great, and above all have some fun.

i would like to have our first jalopy points race on our new king track but i doubt that will happan so i am guessing the hillclimb is the track of choice for this tuesday


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Posted 20 May 2010 - 06:44 PM

Here is the 1966 Southern 300 from the Fairgrounds:



Number 711 is Coo Coo Marlin, F-97 is Red Farmer, 777 is Marty Robbins, and Friday Hassler is the orange and white 48 Chevy. Friday started driving for P.B. Crowell with the same paint colors. P.B. is the person that brought Waltrip to Nashville. Darrell kept the paint scheme the second and third years he went to the Cup cars. Today, Clint Crowell, P.B.'s grandson uses the same scheme. The same colors show up on a slot car around here every now and then. :)
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Posted 20 May 2010 - 07:08 PM

MrLiterateButLazyWeiler, on 20 May 2010 - 07:06 PM, said:


"Mr Literate" says: Bite me Duff, you shamelessly esoteric freak! :laugh2: :laugh2: :laugh2: By the way, thanks for the tip on "ANY OLD IRON" Just started it but it looks good.

Anyway, I looked at the first thread and the info was all over....I was looking for a link to a rules page but I didn't make my self clear...
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Posted 20 May 2010 - 07:38 PM

"Mr Literate" says: Bite me Duff, you shamelessly esoteric freak!

I was looking for a link to a rules page but I didn't make my self clear...

I'm not biting anything with THAT avatar.

Yah, "The Rules Are: There Are NO Rules..." Myt kind of event.



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Posted 21 May 2010 - 08:58 AM

Hey Duffy,
What are you going to do about that bulge around the roof line? Posted Image

Hehehehe, sorry I just couldnt resist Posted Image Posted Image
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Posted 21 May 2010 - 04:56 PM

What are you going to do about that bulge around the roof line? Posted Image Hehehehe, sorry I just couldnt resist Posted Image Posted Image

Paint over it. Now shuddup, all of you.








Actually there's precedent for such. If I really want to go into deep denial, I could say I welded on some strips to shore up that limp roof. There'll be a significant roll cage inside in any case. It's really time to just get this puppy out on the track, & then I can get all picky about my NEXT body!!


Played a little last night and discovered my compressors' about as asthmatic as I am; may need a new diaphragm in that ~20-yr-old thing (at least I'm older!)
EDIT: Well, tore down the regulator and fiddled with it & now I can get 30# if I need it, so I'm doing fair now. But--

Windex. How could I have forgotten WINDEX?? Am I DIM?

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So, I got a coat of paint on this body, a very light blue. Immediately the mold parting lines on the rear roof support just jumped up and keened, "Look at MEEEE!!" but I don't care. I'll get fancy on the next one dammit. Now to call Carmine the Sign Painter ("Call Car-MINE for Car-SIGNS!") to do the advertising.

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 12:04 AM

Duffy,

I Like It!


Redneck Retro



I mean I'm all over that! Here, hold my beer, now watch this!

BTW, as a musician, do you know what happens when you play a Country and Western record backwards?










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Posted 22 May 2010 - 04:42 AM

Hey Duffy,
What are you going to do about that bulge around the roof line? :laugh2: :laugh2: :laugh2: :laugh2:

If you leave the bulge you will have to put Viagra or Enzite decals on it...
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Posted 22 May 2010 - 06:50 AM

Ahhhh, Musician Jokes! Now Thread Creep sets in (but it's all right, I've been called worse than that):

In my bar-band days I was mostly a pretty good harmonica player-- you know what a harp player is, right? This guy who hangs around with musicians?
Whaddaya call a harp player who breaks up with his girlfriend? --Homeless.
How d'you tell if a harp player's gone into your refrigerator? --He's still there.
How d'you get a harp player to stop playing? --Set sheet music in front of him.
And (my favorite) What's the difference between a harp player's girlfriend and a bag of garbage? --The garbage actually gets taken out sometimes.

Now, back to building. Gotta weld on some bumpers and a roll cage while I wait for Carmine to show up. Put on a Charlie Musselwhite album...

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 11:09 AM

Carmine's late.

Took a while to get the Lincoln L-200 chugging, but Doxy & I got the pipes formed up for the roll cage. Here's the layup before and after first coat of rust.

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The bumpers and "Grille" are also good ol' American A36; since I've already lost the frame to the necessities of slot racing, this is just tacked into the body sides--it won't get me past the first wall shot, I know, but I'm building this car for that, whaddayacallit, "CAWN-COORS" (for you uneducated types, that's Forin-talk; means "Pretty As A Beer.")

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And here's the paste-up, before the rust and grime set in. Mos Duf over to the left is reminding me of an earlier Commandment I must also address this weekend.

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--Oh, Carmine's here. Gotta get some signs painted.
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Posted 22 May 2010 - 11:55 AM

Would be funny to watch you put that car on the track while the wing racers are practicing...just to see the looks on their faces :laugh2:

Duf, who is Doxy, and what is a Lincoln L200 ? :shok:
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Posted 22 May 2010 - 12:37 PM

Really starting to take shape Duff, keep us posted.
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Posted 22 May 2010 - 01:09 PM

Would be funny to watch you put that car on the track while the wing racers are practicing...just to see the looks on their faces :laugh2:


Listen, Pablo, I'm gonna get enough faces just showing up at Slots-A-Lot on Tuesday night, for THIS event!

Duf, who is Doxy, and what is a Lincoln L200 ? :shok:


Ah. Linc is the gas-powered buzzbox welder my father bought off the back page of Mechanix Illustrated in 1947, you know, the "START your OWN Business!!" one. Linc is the soul of my racing operation, as well as heart, backbone, and Islets of Langerhans for all I know.

The other part of your query: my wife, life partner & soulmate. Never much cared for her given name (Eazie Buford) and preferred her nickname, which, she tells me, was how she'd pronounced "Doggie" as a child--indeed, her love of furry things led her to her chosen profession (see the DBA ads on Carmine's paintjob below)

Okay. SO, I had no decal stock in the house and I was too impatient to order. But I had these CD labels, printable clear plastic peel&stik stuff--seemed like a good idea at the time.

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Just cut out and apply, they go down flat and are reasonably thin:

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A couple coats of Krylon Acrylic Gloss over all and you barely see the lines. Heck, how close do you want to LOOK at the thing, anyhow?

Chassis-finishing and a driver, & off we go to the wall.
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Posted 22 May 2010 - 01:20 PM

Hey Duffy,

Thats really looking cool !!!! Thanks for taking the time to share this build with us. Now all we need is a couple pics of the finished product lol . Also, you'll have to let us know how it does next tuesday night.

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 03:05 PM

Listen, Pablo, I'm gonna get enough faces just showing up at Slots-A-Lot on Tuesday night, for THIS event!



Ah. Linc is the gas-powered buzzbox welder my father bought off the back page of Mechanix Illustrated in 1947, you know, the "START your OWN Business!!" one. Linc is the soul of my racing operation, as well as heart, backbone, and Islets of Langerhans for all I know.

The other part of your query: my wife, life partner & soulmate. Never much cared for her given name (Eazie Buford) and preferred her nickname, which, she tells me, was how she'd pronounced "Doggie" as a child--indeed, her love of furry things led her to her chosen profession (see the DBA ads on Carmine's paintjob below)

Okay. SO, I had no decal stock in the house and I was too impatient to order. But I had these CD labels, printable clear plastic peel&stik stuff--seemed like a good idea at the time.

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Just cut out and apply, they go down flat and are reasonably thin:

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A couple coats of Krylon Acrylic Gloss over all and you barely see the lines. Heck, how close do you want to LOOK at the thing, anyhow?

Chassis-finishing and a driver, & off we go to the wall.
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HEY DUFF,
Didja evr run ahalf-miler in Texas inda late 60s....I kinda member a ferd dat was bilt wid sewer pipen....Looked lik it. Da inside door haz bout 15 poundsa bondo on it fer inside wate. Twas kinda heevy...But nobody culd nerff im outa da way...Did member him winnin enouf fer da beer keg....I was dare fer da floattin o sum....Bout daylite... :blink:

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 03:16 PM

I LIKE IT! :D

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 03:45 PM

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That's great Duffy....I like it....it's really good. But guess what, I've got a fever and the only prescription is "More Cowbell!!"

"MORE COWBELL!!"

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 05:31 PM

Is it done yet?? Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

Not that im impatient or anything Posted Image
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Posted 23 May 2010 - 08:00 AM

Fluffy,

Sorry about the creep setting in, but I just had to say something about this car!

Of course, now I have to go out and find some period model car kit to duplicate this! I have been wanting to get a hardbody FCR class started from some time, now I have a target idea just given to me!

Perhaps I am prejudiced, but the FCR is a fun car to drive. First off it reminds me of the old AKT chassis from the 60's and now I can put a 50's body on it. I mean I'm gonna be all over that!

The Redneck Humor is just taking it to a point that is going to add even more fun to it.

BTW, are you planning on making some cider blcoks to 'park it on' when it's in your slot box? That would add a lot of realism to the project!

H'mmm, I wonder if there is a Hudson Hornet, 59 Chevy or 57 Olds kits out there?
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Posted 23 May 2010 - 08:10 AM

Thats really looking cool !!!! Thanks for taking the time to share this build with us. Now all we need is a couple pics of the finished product lol . Also, you'll have to let us know how it does next tuesday night.

Didja evr run ahalf-miler in Texas inda late 60s....I kinda member a ferd dat was bilt wid sewer pipen....Looked lik it. Da inside door haz bout 15 poundsa bondo on it fer inside wate. Twas kinda heevy...But nobody culd nerff im outa da way...Did member him winnin enouf fer da beer keg....I was dare fer da floattin o sum....Bout daylite...

I LIKE IT!

"Mr Literate" says: Bite me Duff, you shamelessly esoteric freak!

But guess what, I've got a fever and the only prescription is "More Cowbell!!"


Guys, thanks. The greatest attraction to me of an event like this Tuesday Night thing is the chance to go off in my mind and make up a little bit of the world; when our buddies get a kick out of it too and play along, it's a great gift. (And, Ken: probably not. Texas had a law at the time prohibiting Democrats from selling BBQ, so Doxy & I were stuck in Indiana.)

I'm trying mightily to get this car finished today, before my work week crushes in again, but after all my fun yesterday I have Real House Stuff to accomplish as well, with my Real Wife Robin. It'll be tight. At the same time, while this has been a lot of fun I know it's not structurally viable and I'm gonna have to get a real body over the brass damn soon, soooo--MORE building. Ahh, the never-ending struggle between recreation and survival, the Merit Badge of the higher simian...

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 08:13 AM

Marty,

I know theres a 59 chevy kit out there somewhere because I've seen them. I cant remember who makes them. As far as the others, Im not sure. Im going to sneek out to the store later today and see what they have on the shelf. I'll let you know if I see anything. If they have something, Id be glad to grab one for you and ship it down for you. I,ll let you know.
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Posted 23 May 2010 - 09:22 AM

Marty,

I know theres a 59 chevy kit out there somewhere because I've seen them. I cant remember who makes them. As far as the others, Im not sure. Im going to sneek out to the store later today and see what they have on the shelf. I'll let you know if I see anything. If they have something, Id be glad to grab one for you and ship it down for you. I,ll let you know.
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Vic,

Thank you guy! I just did one of those searches for "1/25 model car kits" on the internet and found no 1959 Chevy kit out there.

However I did find something very interesting - a 1953 Hudson Hornet is coming out in December of this year! Ho Boy, that is even more interesting!

FCR racing to me is a blast. First of all, it's pretty cheap fun. A new FCR, RTR, will cost under $40. Then you put a body on it and go racing. They are basically a Womp on steroids and if you car drive something like that, then you can drive anything! I think they would make for a lot of fun racing and we shall see what we can make happen.

Let me know if you find something!

Then let that new guard dog keep an eye on it until the postman comes along!


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Posted 23 May 2010 - 09:23 AM

I'm a ways from a dedicated hobby shop, but I know of plenty of online sources with quick delivery. Model Roundup is a nice large overall shop. Round 2 Models specializes in reshots (it's injection molding, after all) of good ol' kits, including many suitable cars--look at the AMT reissues, there're some '51s & '55s--a '49 Ford looks particularly nice. Lotsa trucks...hmmm, how 'bout Truck Drags? Can you imagine the fun a bad-pun acolyte could have with a Redneck Peterbilt?

Today is certainly not my day to go hunting for more shells. But it's tempting.

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 09:46 AM

Thank you guy! I just did one of those searches for "1/25 model car kits" on the internet and found no 1959 Chevy kit out there.

If we consider S-A-L as the originator of this event, notice the class period runs 1949-1958 per Rob V's rule. Still lots of potential, and after my experience with the growing fashion for frill and chrome on this '57 Fairlane I'll agree it's a wise place to end the trend.

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 03:09 PM

awesome car Duffy, now i expect to see you this tuesday

here is a website i found to order or peek at some of the 1950 style cars

http://www.jimnohio.com/classics.html
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Posted 23 May 2010 - 06:39 PM

Duffy, with all due respect, how many wives, real and or imagined , do you have ?
I've counted approx. three, so far, and counting :)
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Posted 23 May 2010 - 06:43 PM

Hey, SICK DAY!! managed to come down with a roaring cold and got no Real Life accomplished, but took the time to do up the fiddly bits on #12.

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First, pull out the body sides to allow some shake, like Craven says back in the Tuesday Night thread. A few seconds of heat gun on the inside--I was afraid to do it outside, the thing's a paint peeler after all!--and pull & hold. Because plastic has a "memory" and can return to its original position some long time after re-forming, I let the body "cure" on the outside edge of the FCR pan as shown above. Mordant the Duck has come to investigate the apparently-tragic scene, but turns out it was merely siesta time.

All that remained on the chassis was to solder in the motor run the guide ream the front wheels for independent rotation & cap the front axle, blah blah blah. And paint up one of Horsepower's Revell Smiley Guys!

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& turn the picture around and there's your car. Driver's got kind of an attitude, don't he, for a guy with grease drippin' down his chin? He's mounted on the generic black construction paper, fitted & taped in.

So, if I get healthy, I get this car to the track Tuesday. Fate & I were laughing about the risky structures fore&aft on this body; I said it's gonna all go away on the first impact, tragic...and Fate went, "NO, no, nonononono---it will be SPECTACULAR."

Ah. Yessssss.

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 07:11 PM

Duffy, with all due respect, how many wives, real and or imagined , do you have ? I've counted approx. three, so far, and counting


What's an approximate wife?

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No, errors of my misspent yout' aside, this is something I take very seriously; and THIS is my love Robin Feld, in a publicity still from a couple projects back when she was helping me mix colors (Google her name, she's a real painter).


Back a couple days when I was making up the back story & we were discussing the Good Ol' Names thing, it tickled me that my made-up Rednecks could all-innocently come up with a nickname of "Doxy." So they did.

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 07:20 PM

duffy the way you stretched the body with the FCR chassis facing upside down allowing the edge of the chassis to stretch it is EXACTLY how I do andin my opinion the best way...i wish everyone who races FCR sees this on how to stretch the body....see you tuesday
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Posted 23 May 2010 - 08:33 PM

Car looks da balls Duffy !!!

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 09:28 PM

Hey, SICK DAY!! managed to come down with a roaring cold and got no Real Life accomplished, but took the time to do up the fiddly bits on #12.


Good excuse and Nice Job Duffy ! :good:
If I were you I'd put a wind shield in it , take my word and trust me . :sarcastic:

Well last Tuesday night when I was racing my Jalopy car I nerfed the car in the lane next to me and the guy really got realy upset about it and maid some dumb comments :cray: so I just packed up and left with 5 1/2 heats to go. It seems like he does not know how to take a joke :rofl:
Well I guess he does not know what Jalopy cars are all about. :sarcastic_hand: :rofl: :bye:
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Posted 24 May 2010 - 08:35 AM

Good excuse and Nice Job Duffy ! Posted Image
If I were you I'd put a wind shield in it , take my word and trust me . Posted Image

Well last Tuesday night when I was racing my Jalopy car I nerfed the car in the lane next to me and the guy really got realy upset about it and maid some dumb comments Posted Image so I just packed up and left with 5 1/2 heats to go. It seems like he does not know how to take a joke Posted Image
Well I guess he does not know what Jalopy cars are all about. Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image



Isnt that what jalopy racins all about?? Well next tuesday just put him in tha wall Posted Image and then he'll really have something to cry about Posted Image Posted Image
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Posted 24 May 2010 - 11:04 AM

Hi

Joe, look I run into a lot of racers who don't actually want to beat you on the track..but just get in your head and get you to either fluff the drive or quit.

There are a couple of locals who have this down to a science. Before, during and after tech, they start whining about illegal equipment or how you are using parts that they should not allow. During the races, they complain about everything, who gets a "track" and who doesn't, nerfing the marshalls and so on.

All they are really doing is trying to get YOU to think about them instead of the drive.

Oddly, these are the guys who insist that they want "fair and equal racing" but seem to want to win without actually having to beat anyone.

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 05:50 PM

Or do like they told of Earnhardt Sr. telling some drivers to do yesterday during the Hall of Fame introductions. Tie some kerosene rags around ankles so ants won't walk your legs and eat your candy arse.
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Posted 24 May 2010 - 06:03 PM

so I just packed up and left with 5 1/2 heats to go. It seems like he does not know how to take a joke :rofl:


Huh? Why didja leave? What does he think, he's not running F-1 cars? Nurfing is REQUIRED for racing jalopies.
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