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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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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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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 

 

 

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Posted by Tim Boyd on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 5:57 PM

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

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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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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

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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  

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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

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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!

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Posted by funman1712 on Saturday, March 02, 2013 7:16 PM

JM....does your signoff at the bottom mean you are only 17 years old?  If so, that's great that you are that age and really interested in model cars.   Some of my best modeling ever was done when I was 17.  And like you, Gassers were one of my primary areas of interest when I was your age.  

Anyway, 17 or not, thanks for the feedback and best regards....TIM

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Posted by JM485 on Saturday, March 02, 2013 12:41 PM

Wow Tim, all of these cars are absolutely incredible.  This is the first time I saw this post and I'm absolutely blown away.

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Posted by funman1712 on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 6:58 PM

Mark...thanks for the feedback and compliments.  

Like you, I've always been fascinated by Gassers, and in recent years, it has become a bit of a "guilty pleasure" for me when I build these Gasser-themed models.  

This is the second I've build the '62 Corvette with dual blowers...the first time was around 1986 and that version showed up in Scale Auto Enthusiast sometime later IIRC.   IT had a definte Bonneville Salt Flats theme to it...

Best regards...TIM

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Posted by 67 Mmustang on Sunday, February 24, 2013 8:21 AM

What a fantastic collection of gassers! Out of all of the different types and classes within drag racing, past and present, '60s era gassers are by far my favourites. There is just something about the look of the cars that is just so cool. I really like the new 'Vette that you've finished Tim. Love that twin blower set-up on it. Reminds me of the Howard's Twin Bears dual-blown digger that ran on the west coast back in '62.

Mark

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Posted by funman1712 on Sunday, February 24, 2013 1:13 AM

,,,and then there's this one, a kitbash of the Revell '32 Ford Sedan just after it came out, in circa 1962-era Gasser guise with an injected Y-Block Ford engine (yes, I know the Hilborn setup is wrong for a Y-Block, even though it came from AMT's '57 Ford Fairlane kit....what if at some point in the not-too-distant future you could actually get a CORRECT Y-Block fuel injection setup in a model car kit.....just askin', mind you!).  TIM   

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Posted by funman1712 on Sunday, February 24, 2013 1:06 AM

...and finally, a sneak peak at my next gasser project (actually, a AA/SMP car)....

 

  

It's a kitbash of the old AMT Sock it to Me Corvette (from 1969, with really dicey AMT decals more or less restored), the Revell Miss Deal funny car, and the new Revell '62 Corvette.  The first two kits are due for reissue within the next month or so, so this will be buildable without paying out of production kit prices. 

More later...TIM 

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Posted by funman1712 on Saturday, February 23, 2013 10:56 AM

And here's another one...it's a completion of a project I started well over 40 years ago...and finished over Christmas 2012....Thanks for looking...TIM

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Posted by funman1712 on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 5:31 PM

We're live!  In case you didn't see it when you signed on today, here is a link to the detailed On Line Extra that shows how the '48 Ford Gasser shown earlier on this page was constructed.  http://www.scaleautomag.com/How%20to%20and%20Models/Online%20Exclusives/2012/12/Build%20a%20Rat-Rod%20Gasser.aspx

Best regards....TIM

 

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Posted by funman1712 on Monday, December 03, 2012 5:51 PM

Thanks Corey!   Best regards...TIM

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Posted by Dimebolt on Monday, December 03, 2012 12:16 AM

Alot of great looking rides Tim.

Have always enjoyed all of your models.

Keep up the exellent work.

Corey Jackson

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Posted by funman1712 on Friday, November 30, 2012 5:50 PM

Thanks Tom!  TIM

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Posted by Ragnar on Friday, November 30, 2012 12:42 PM

Nice Bunch of Gassers!

CHEERS!

Tom

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Posted by funman1712 on Sunday, November 25, 2012 8:59 AM

For the sake of completeness, I suppose, here is one more Gasser project, finished over the summer of 2012.  It is based on the Revell '48 Ford Chopped Custom Coupe kit, but with a considerable amount of kitbashing. 

Tenetative plans are to show the complete, detailed build as a Scale Auto On-Line Extra some time in the future, so I will not describe the details here.  Until then, here's one view of the completed model: 

 Thanks for your interest....TIM

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Posted by funman1712 on Sunday, November 25, 2012 8:53 AM

Glooz...thanks for your most gracious note and feedback.  

I remember being inspired by model car writers in the 1960's and early 1970's - guys like Don Emmons, Hank Borger, Jim Keeler, Phil Jensen, and Bill Coulter, among others.  I always hoped that one day I would be in a position where I could inspire model car builders in the same way that they inspired me.  

Thanks again and best regards....TIM    

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Posted by gloozalot on Saturday, November 24, 2012 8:02 AM

Thanks for the history Tim!  Brings back lots of fond memories.  You will never know how much your articles, photos and detailing have inspired me over these many years.  (and countless other modelers I am sure)  You have been a bigger part of my modeling enjoyment than you may think and I thank you for that!  I have enjoyed the ride!          Glooz

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Posted by monster on Saturday, November 24, 2012 2:23 AM

Here's mine:

40 Ford :



55 Nomad:


Renault Dauphine:



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Posted by funman1712 on Friday, November 23, 2012 9:55 PM

Well...looks like I''ve forgotten one Gasser from 32 years ago or so. This was an AMT Ohio George Willys that I built around 1980 for one of my Street Rodder magazine Modeler's Corner columns.

It's mostly kit stock, but the wheels came from one of the AMT 1970's Indycar kits, mounted on Goodyear Bigs and Littles from Revell's new (again, at the time) Truck and Van Parts Pack kits. The SOHC 427 wears a more contemporary (for the time) scoop, while those cool flame graphics came from Monogram's just released (around 1979) '39 Chevy Sedan Delivery kit. The zoomie headers were cut down from a funny car kit.

About a year ago I finished the photography of all my gasser models (as seen above in this post) put them in an album in my Fotki folder, but somehow I forgot to include this one. So here it is now, seen for the first time ever in color photography and in detail shots.

Herer's a link to the Gassers album in case you want to see the 11 or 12 detail photos of this one, or any of my other Gasser models.  http://public.fotki.com/funman1712/tim-boyds-124th--12/boyd-gassers/

 Thanks for looking....TIM

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Posted by funman1712 on Wednesday, July 06, 2011 8:07 PM

Ed, I sure appreciate your feedback.  Best regards...TIM

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Posted by SLUSHER on Tuesday, July 05, 2011 7:29 AM

thanks, Tim for posting those builds,lots of inspiration in looking at them, i really enjoyed them and i enjoy your articles...slusher

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Posted by christy on Friday, July 01, 2011 8:15 AM

It is looking so nice. You can simply see this http://www.gassersinc.com/gassersinc.htm site .They are dedicated to building period correct gasser styling cars.

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Posted by james2 on Friday, July 01, 2011 7:17 AM

Very nice, Tim. Thanks for sharing these great reference models.

J2

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