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56 Chevy from Junkyard to Canfield Speedway WIP

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  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Ohio
56 Chevy from Junkyard to Canfield Speedway WIP
Posted by HineMotors on Wednesday, August 02, 2017 4:20 PM

Still have a way to go

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  • Member since
    December, 2005
  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Thursday, August 03, 2017 4:13 PM
Great start. At first I thought the guy in the red shirt was real, superimposed into the picture.
  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: Hamptonville, NC
Posted by TarheelRick on Thursday, August 03, 2017 4:19 PM

Great looking beginning to an iconic short tracker.  Is the guy in the green shirt in the bottom photo reading the kit instructions?Whistling

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

  • Member since
    February, 2008
Posted by justmike on Thursday, August 03, 2017 10:35 PM

I was gonna ask if he was looking for parts.  I had to look twice at the first photo also. It took me a sec to realize it wasn't real

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  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Ohio
Posted by HineMotors on Friday, August 04, 2017 6:43 AM

The body is a Monogram and while it is a fair kit, to me the proportions are just wrong, the front wheel opens are way to elongated and the roof seems too short, so I had no qualms about chopping this one up and turning it into a(1960's era) Canfield (Ohio)(Local) Motorspeedway dirt tracker, putting a lot of little details in it from many of the old original speedway program pics. Using the 8 lug full floater right front hub along with the lower control arm kicked out, removal of chrome side trim(the trim mounting holes yet to be drilled), blank sheetmetaled headlights and taillights, radiused wheel opening, removal of the vent windows and frame, removal of the rear window chrome finish trim. I removed the monogram front suspension- cradle and control arms and replaced it with a steerable unit from an AMT 55 Nomad. Plans are to be powered by a 327 4bbl and 4 speed manual trans. Still need to fab up some front and rear bumper "Rub/push bars"...The 2 guys, they are just a couple of the locals who hang out at the shop....

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