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Any Interest in an Altered (Drag) CBP?

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Posted by funman1712 on Saturday, December 21, 2013 8:35 AM

Congrats 6bbl....looks terrific!  TIM

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

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Posted by Snake45 on Saturday, December 21, 2013 9:15 AM

Yes it does! Can we see some more pics, please?

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 Saturday, December 21, 2013 3:34 PM

Snake45

Yes it does! Can we see some more pics, please?

For all of the build photos, please go here: http://public.fotki.com/announcerguy/57-ford-awb/

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Posted by Snake45 on Saturday, December 21, 2013 5:13 PM

Very nice!

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 Draggon on Sunday, December 29, 2013 1:20 PM

Outstanding Walter!

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Posted by Eugene the Jeep on Thursday, January 09, 2014 5:35 AM

I've got to have a go at an Altered Wheelbase car - thanks for the build up, and I'll be back for the reference

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Posted by 6bblbird on Thursday, January 09, 2014 7:00 PM

Eugene the Jeep

I've got to have a go at an Altered Wheelbase car - thanks for the build up, and I'll be back for the reference

The basic body work is not that difficult but sometime shortening the chassis can be a pain.

WF

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Posted by Snake45 on Thursday, January 09, 2014 8:18 PM

I have a '63 split-window Corvette body from a box of scrap and spare parts I picked up somewhere. It's pristine (never even been painted) except for someone glued in the windows with about a half a tube of glue. I tried to pry them out and got the rear loose but the windshield is so heavily "welded" to the cowl that they are married for life. I successfully polished the excess glue OFF of the lower edge of the windshield, but of course it is still fogged internally where the glue used to be.

I hate to waste anything so I am thinking of turning it into a funny car of the 1966-67 timeframe, which would be "altered legal." Engine would be in the dashboard area and I can then paint a black "frame" around the fogged area of the glass in the style of the day. Hope I can find room inside for the driver, haha. Chassis will possibly be modified from a Double Dragster--either the Fiat frame or maybe the "slingshot" frame with several modifications.

Any ideas/comments?

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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    May, 2008
Posted by 6bblbird on Thursday, January 09, 2014 10:59 PM

I was thinking of doing this one:

but, you can run with it! Should be a fun build as anything goes. Everyone had their own ideas of what "might" work back then!

WF

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    July, 2005
Posted by Snake45 on Friday, January 10, 2014 5:16 PM

Interesting, Walt! You go ahead and do that one. Mine will be a bit different. And I'm not even going to try to make it a replica of any particular real car, just something in the spirit of the times.

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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