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Any Interest in an Altered (Drag) CBP?

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Any Interest in an Altered (Drag) CBP?
Posted by Snake45 on Sunday, November 24, 2013 10:32 AM

I know Tim likes Altereds, and I suspect quite a few of the rest of us do, too. Any interest in an Altered CBP?

 

Take a look at the pics in this link. Altereds came in an AMAZING variety, far, far beyond the Ts, Bantams, and Fiats we normally think of first. (Some of the pics are Comp Roadsters and Comp Coupes--the ones that are basically rail dragster frames with bodies on them, but most of them are pure Altereds.)

An Altered or two might even be a good way to use up a lot of random, leftover parts. (Some of the real ones might have been built on the same principle.)

So...anybody in?

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Posted by High octane on Monday, November 25, 2013 4:12 PM

Tim who?

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Posted by 6bblbird on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 3:51 PM

Well, since I just started building one, I would be interested.

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Posted by bondo bill on Thursday, November 28, 2013 7:28 AM

sorry i don't see a link but idea sounds interesting

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Posted by Snake45 on Thursday, November 28, 2013 7:53 AM

Yeah, somebody took the link out, even though it's to a site that just has pictures of real drag cars, no models at all, NO competition with this site whatsoever. I just don't understand this joint's policies sometimes.

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Dragged behind the clownmobile...."

--Warren Zevon, "Hostage-O," Life'll Kill Ya, Artemis Record 2000

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Posted by IROCDUDE on Thursday, November 28, 2013 11:26 AM

I'm up for trying one could u send me the link jhpmft73@aol.com thanks !

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Posted by funman1712 on Thursday, November 28, 2013 9:57 PM

Obviously, I'd be interested.  I'll keep an eye on what develops here.  Thanks for the idea, Snake!  Best regards...TIM

"Funman1712" is the board name for Scale Auto contributor Tim Boyd. 

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Posted by Snake45 on Friday, November 29, 2013 5:57 PM

And for those who aren't "into" Ts, Bantams, and Fiats, don't forget that several of the wilder First Generation Funny Cars were rebodied Altereds. I can think of at least two Mustangs (maybe three) and a Corvette that were born this way, just for starters.

And the Altered class was where several of the First-Gen altered wheelbase funnies went to live out their lives after the tube-framed floppers took over.

Yeah, you first-generation AMT "funny cars" (many of which have been reissued), I'm looking at YOU....

Recovering aircraft modeler. "I can see me bound and gagged

Dragged behind the clownmobile...."

--Warren Zevon, "Hostage-O," Life'll Kill Ya, Artemis Record 2000

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Posted by gloozalot on Friday, November 29, 2013 9:02 PM

Snake, I'm not much of a Drag Nut but I have been involved in group builds in other forums and enjoyed it.  I reckon (Thats Arkie for I think I will) I'll get in on this one.  I am sure that with all the parts piled up around here I can come up with something along the lines of an altered.  In the 60's I was a HUGE Pappy Lemmons fan so I'll try and think like him and come up with something from the period.  Keep us posted on whats up!    Glooz

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Posted by 6bblbird on Tuesday, December 03, 2013 7:14 PM

 There have been many, many types of Altereds over the years. Not just Fiats, Bantams, and T buckets. You can turn just about anything into an Altered. I am going to build a '57 Ford as a wild, 312 powered, fuel injected, altered wheelbase, show and go freak!

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Posted by Snake45 on Tuesday, December 03, 2013 8:15 PM

WF, I'd have raised an eyebrow at your Ford a month ago, but at the site with all the great photos, there's one of a Ford not unlike what you're doing...and at least a couple of Tri-Five Chevies, too. Drive on!

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Dragged behind the clownmobile...."

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Posted by 6bblbird on Wednesday, December 04, 2013 9:49 PM

Snake45

WF, I'd have raised an eyebrow at your Ford a month ago, but at the site with all the great photos, there's one of a Ford not unlike what you're doing...and at least a couple of Tri-Five Chevies, too. Drive on!

The inspiration for my project is an actual C/A race car from the west coast.

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Posted by 6bblbird on Wednesday, December 04, 2013 9:51 PM

Progress:

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Posted by High octane on Wednesday, December 04, 2013 10:35 PM

That '57 Ford build of yours is really cool Walt.

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Posted by 6bblbird on Friday, December 06, 2013 12:03 PM

Front suspension; also from the Miss Deal kit:

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Posted by 6bblbird on Friday, December 06, 2013 12:07 PM

Here is another non-traditional Altered of mine:

WF

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Posted by 6bblbird on Friday, December 06, 2013 1:51 PM

Interior. This one is going to have a driver if I can make him look convincing. Need a helmet ( and a head)

WF

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Posted by 6bblbird on Friday, December 06, 2013 10:13 PM


First time dealing with a poseable figure. It makes for a lot of work trying to get all of his parts in the right places! The real hard part should be wrapping him in a harness!

WF

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Posted by 6bblbird on Saturday, December 07, 2013 6:21 PM

Anyone else out there want to build one?

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Posted by Snake45 on Saturday, December 07, 2013 8:10 PM

Yeah, I have a couple in mind. Just got to get off my azz and get to work.

Recovering aircraft modeler. "I can see me bound and gagged

Dragged behind the clownmobile...."

--Warren Zevon, "Hostage-O," Life'll Kill Ya, Artemis Record 2000

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Posted by 6bblbird on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 6:48 PM

I decided not to use the kit supplied Y-block in my '57 Ford. Just not enough time to make the fuel injection set-up that I wanted. So what did I replace it with? How about a 413 Mopar!

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Posted by Snake45 on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 8:07 PM

Interesting! My go-to engine on projects like that is the early Hemi. Between Double Dragster kits and AMT Parts Packs, I've got several of them sitting around.

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Dragged behind the clownmobile...."

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Posted by MR. ME on Thursday, December 12, 2013 1:40 AM

Really like that Gremlin, very interesting choice

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Posted by 6bblbird on Thursday, December 12, 2013 5:31 PM

Snake45

Interesting! My go-to engine on projects like that is the early Hemi. Between Double Dragster kits and AMT Parts Packs, I've got several of them sitting around.

I like to use early Hemis too. I tried one but the exhaust would not clear the cross member. I could not remove the cross member because it mounts the front axle. Real cars are so much easier to work on. Ever try to use a cutting torch on styrene?Smile, Wink & Grin

WF

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Posted by 6bblbird on Sunday, December 15, 2013 5:37 PM

A 413 Max Wedge sitting uncomfortably in a '57 Ford chassis!

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Posted by IROCDUDE on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 12:54 AM
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Posted by IROCDUDE on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 12:56 AM

I love Altereds ..... I'll join in ...

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Posted by 6bblbird on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 5:46 PM

Welcome aboard! Looks cool. That engine is gonna tear that thing up! You drive it! lol

WF

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Posted by 6bblbird on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 5:54 PM

Getting near to the end of this one.

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Posted by 6bblbird on Friday, December 20, 2013 11:00 PM

It's done and on the track!

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