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#151 dc-65x

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 12:09 PM

An update on our cars. They finished 1 - 2 in the first Proxy round but bad racing luck struck in round 2:

 

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The cars are back at the race team shop as out team owner prepares to supervise repairs:

 

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Putting the pieces back together........

 

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More damage was uncovered. A crack in the top of the fender area:

 

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Another hit might have torn the nose off :shok:

 

Thanks to Rodney for restoring my baby. :good:

 

More to come on putting the pieces back together..........


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Posted 04 February 2014 - 01:39 PM

That is just too cool for school! Actual repairs to the damaged car. And to give us progress photos from the speed shop... kudos!


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Posted 09 February 2014 - 01:51 PM

Thanks Tex :)

 

The front end ready for primer:

 

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More damage to the tail end and also the rear fender from dragging the tail around the walls of the outside lane.  "Talladega wall riding" with a balsa wood bodied car :shok:   :dash2: .........

 

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In primer and being inspected prior to paint:

 

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Starting to look like her old self! :D


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Posted 12 February 2014 - 06:30 PM

She's back in her yellow livery in honor of the great Max Balchowsky and his Old Yeller California Specials that terrorized the European marks of the day:

 

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After a final inspection by the Team Captain..........

 

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.............the California Specials are reunited:

 

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My car is back in its original and "Korrect" number 4:

 

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When she arrives home here at my "Rancho Deluxe Raceway"..........

 

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Top local racer - builder James Wendel is going give her a go!


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Posted 12 February 2014 - 07:56 PM

I am looking forward to that.  :D

 

( I promise to be super-careful of the once-again, pristine bodywork.)  :good:


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Posted 12 February 2014 - 08:51 PM

Please let me drive it! Please, please please..... :crazy:


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Posted 12 February 2014 - 10:01 PM

Of course, you guys are welcome! :)


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Posted 13 February 2014 - 02:45 PM

Great to see the wooden warrior back in fine form Rick :D The race team owner did a great job ! :good:



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Posted 13 February 2014 - 02:53 PM

Great repair job by Rodney on those repairs! One wouldn't have known it was once cracked & broken if Rick hadn't posted the photos of the damage. :)


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Posted 13 February 2014 - 04:45 PM

Thanks guys.   :)  Rodney did a great job as usual. I've seen him bring cars back from absolute disaster. He's amazing! :good:


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