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#25 Sprintcar Race Team... Chassis UPDATE.... 5-18-17

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  • Member since
    March, 2017
  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Thursday, April 06, 2017 11:50 AM

Awsome work .

I've got a sanded balsa wood " box " on the back of my '46 Chevy truck ...

time to up my detailing methinks !!!    Big Smile

  • Member since
    September, 2013
  • From: Tacoma, Washington
Posted by Gary Davis on Thursday, April 06, 2017 6:05 PM

Thanks Trevor and Spencer. I did get a few inches taken off the bottom of the bumper. Looks better. Now....I think I can get it into primer.

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Redding, CA
Posted by horsepower on Sunday, April 23, 2017 5:15 AM

I really like where you're going with this build Gary. I may be wrong, but I don't remember any of us having the receiver type hitches in the sixties. I know that you said you were going with a Sprint car, but I don't know if you have seen them or not, but DTR (aj's sportscards on eBay) has the Edmunds Super Modified in several different decal markings, and even a donor version minus box and decals for $15.95, if I didn't already have a half dozen of them I'd get a couple before they're gone. They also have several different modern Sprint Car teams available, and in most cases you can get just the decals if you're like me and have a fairly large amount of sprint car kits already. 

Haven't heard from you in quite awhile, check in with me, but call the cell, I'm where I can't get to the house phone, this being confined to bed sucks. I can't get out to paint anything and I'm running out of stuff in the house to prep and Linda is getting picky about buying a new kit every couple of days (don't know why though, lol) later, keep up the great job it's got some real good possibilities.

There is more to the state north of San Francisco other than trees.
  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: Hamptonville, NC
Posted by TarheelRick on Sunday, April 23, 2017 7:19 AM
Definitely going to keep my attention on this build. I have always wanted to build a slide-in camper. If I may make a suggestion for the rear fenders of your pickup. Try to find a set of the "custom" fenders from the AMT 53 Ford pickup, thin them down as necessary, and add them to cover the rear tires; it will have that early dually appearance. Keep those updates coming.

I build models because I can't afford the real thing!

  • Member since
    September, 2013
  • From: Tacoma, Washington
Posted by Gary Davis on Sunday, April 23, 2017 11:16 AM

Hey Del..it's been awhile. This build is basically a 70s build. Sooo...the Hitch stays. As far as the sprintcar goes...I started with an Oval Track Lengends Trouy Ruttman Sprintcar. These resin cars are pretty much curbside. So..to do what I wanted to do with it is going to take a lot of grinding(witch I've started) and cuting. But...after pondering on the idea..I'm thinking of using the Grant King kit and doing ALL the modifications to that. I'm going to put an Offy in it and have a single roll bar. Plus..I'm thinking of using parts from the Super kit also(of which I have quite a few of....Good parts..)

Hey Rick...thanks for the sugestion...I'll look for that and see if that will work for me. Right now...I'm going to make a larger radius and then flare the wheel well.

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Redding, CA
Posted by horsepower on Monday, April 24, 2017 3:46 AM

What would be perfect for your build would be if you could find a pair of the '67 - '72 stepside fenders and use just the very outside parts on your bedside, they'd look like an early dually kit that someone came up with using fiberglass fenders like the square body Chevies did from the factory. I wish I knew where my old stash of trucks was, somewhere in the box was a '72 GMC stepside bed I might even have an extra stepside kit somewhere in the shop, but right now I'm recovering from what I hope is my final ankle rebuild. They fused the left ankle after last years surgery to lengthen the Achilles on that side turned into a fiasco. I just got the cast off but am still using a walker, scooter etc. to get around, after Wednesday I hope the Dr will start letting me get out of bed by myself and get outside to start learning to walk again.

There is more to the state north of San Francisco other than trees.
  • Member since
    January, 2015
Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, April 24, 2017 11:34 AM

Dang Gary!! I like builds like this alot and really enjoy the fact that it's all fabricated and not a kit. Although a kit would be cool for me anyways.lol

 Can't wait to see progress start back up on this one.

Being really stupid is the new smart!! 

    Joe

  • Member since
    September, 2013
  • From: Tacoma, Washington
Posted by Gary Davis on Monday, April 24, 2017 12:59 PM

Man DEL...it sounds like you've been down for awhile. Sorry to hear that.

I did consider the stepside wheel wells as you mentioned. I do have quite a few of the tri 5 kits to do that too. But...That's not the look I'm after. Besides....I built the slidein to the fit that bed. 

 

Hey Joe....I'm still on this puppy. I'm in the middle of making my mind up on which sprintcar body I'm going to use.

  • Member since
    January, 2015
Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, April 24, 2017 1:21 PM

I hear ya Gary. In any case I'll be watchin'.

Being really stupid is the new smart!! 

    Joe

  • Member since
    September, 2013
  • From: Tacoma, Washington
Posted by Gary Davis on Thursday, May 18, 2017 4:49 PM

 An update on this puppy is overdue...

The wheel wells are Hogged out and  flares added from evergreen strip. The bottom of each flare will be tapered in towards the body. The chassis had to be opened up on each side so the duel tires would fit. The bottom chrome strip and all the badge chrome has been removed. The top chrome strip will stay. Here are a few pics to see what was done...Thanks for looking in...

the box with the flared fender


opened up the wheel wells on the truck bed(tubed..) 


With the wheels and chassis in mock-up....


All the TOP stuff on in mock-up for a look. The flares need to be tapered towards the body at the bottoms..but for the most part...it's working...

  • Member since
    December, 2005
  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Friday, May 19, 2017 8:38 AM
This is really outstanding work, Gary. Cant wait to see the finished product.
  • Member since
    September, 2013
  • From: Tacoma, Washington
Posted by Gary Davis on Friday, May 19, 2017 6:40 PM
Thanks Mark.... I've got a little more finished today. The box( the P/U Bed) is in place along with all the wheel placements. It's on it's feet...

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