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Gassers? (UPDATED 2-24-13 with 3 added models): Photos here of every Gasser model I've ever built....

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  • Member since
    December, 2010
  • From: Antioch CA
Posted by JM485 on Sunday, March 03, 2013 12:24 AM

Ya, I actualy am 17, but I'll be turning 18 pretty soon.  I haven't actualy built any gassers, I'm more into the modern pro touring style builds, however I really like the crazy paint jobs and radical stance of these cars.  Even though they are not my favorite style of build, I definately appreciate the modifications and overall agressive look of them.  I have seen a few of them at 1:1 shows, and they are awesome to see in real life!

Ratbeach Racing pro hillclimbers                                     18 years old now!      

Be reasonable, do it my way.

  • Member since
    February, 2013
Posted by Andy X on Monday, March 04, 2013 11:34 PM

nice builds however,any gasser that did not have a stock grill and radiator would be disqualified, in some classes the radiator could be modified to fit between the hood or suspension. however you could not alter the frontal area or delete it....or remove the radiator

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: United States
Posted by funman1712 on Tuesday, March 05, 2013 5:00 PM

Andy...from what I understand a grille was not required in many Gasser classes.  If you look through any old books on Gassers, you'll see many examples where either the grille was modified, omitted, or the entire front end (in later years) was "glassed in" without any grille opeing at all. As a matter of fact, I recall that the majority of Gas class cars had one or more of those modifications at some point over the classic years of the Gas Classes (roughtly 1960-71 or so).  

As for the radiator, in most if not all classes it was required as you correctly state, but in many cases it was replaced by the smallest possible radiator for weigtht savings.  In fact, in the just-reissued AMT '33 Willys, you'll see an example of a combination radiator/gas tank and the cross sectional area of the radiator portion of the unit was very, very small.  

Unless my memory is failing me (which is always possible), virtually all my Gasser model cars have radiators.  If you are reacting specifically to the '62 Corvette, that is actually an AAM/SP class car, which according to several of my colleagues over at the Straightline Models Yahoo board, did not require radiators.  

Hope that clarifies; if you are referring to something else, let me know.

Best regards...TIM  

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

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: United States
Posted by funman1712 on Tuesday, March 05, 2013 5:02 PM

JM...congrats again on being a 17 year old model builder.  We need more of you and your colleagues!  

Certainly understand your preference for Pro-Touring cars, they are some of my favorite 1/1 scale cars.  I've been toying with doing one with the chassis from the AMT '39 Chev Woodie kit from about 12 years ago...maybe on a '49 Ford, '50 Olds, or '57 Ford body...

Thanks again for the feedback...TIM

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

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    November, 2014
Posted by modeler 51 on Saturday, November 29, 2014 7:35 PM
Some of the coolest models on the planet boyd dua man
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    October, 2015
Posted by Tim Boyd on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 5:57 PM

Reminder to self to update this thread.....TB 

  • Member since
    October, 2015
Posted by Tim Boyd on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 6:03 PM

UPDATE August 2018....this album now includes 21 Gasser models built from the mid 1960's through mid 2018.....take a look......one image of each model at the begining of the album, then detailed images of each Gasser model follow....Thanks for looking (again!)   TIM 

 

 

  • Member since
    October, 2017
  • From: New Prague MN
Posted by 60Buick on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 11:04 AM

Tim,

Thanks for sharing. I have been on the forum for only two years, so it was a pleasure to see some of the older projects. Good Stuff!

Jeff

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