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1971 Bobby Allison Charger

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  • Member since
    December, 2005
  • From: southeast Texas
1971 Bobby Allison Charger
Posted by texwardfan on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 2:26 PM

This build is a 45 year old glue bomb I found and decided to re-do it. I originally built it box stock as a Buddy Baker Charger back in 1973. I didn't even paint it, just built it and slapped the decals on it. I saw the Allison Charger race at my home track, Meyer Speedway, back in June of 1971 on a Wednesday night, right after he had won the Golden State 400 in it, the Sunday before. I always wanted to build this car for those reasons. Another interesting thing about this car is that it was prepared for Marty Robbins to drive but Allison needed a car for the 2 races I mentioned above so his numbers and sponsors were put on the car for those two races and after that it was returned to Robbins to have his #42 put on the car with his sponsors. I believe Robbins only drove the car at College Station Texas toward the end of the season.

 

 

 

 

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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 2:30 PM
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Posted by texwardfan on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 2:36 PM

Here is what the model looked like when i found it 45 years later. 

 

 

Here are 3 of the few pictures I could find for the car as reference. 

 

 

 

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  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 2:50 PM

Nice piece of history there! You did a great job (as usual) of recreating part of a legend. Recycling/repurposing at its best. Thanks for sharing! Thumbs Up

chucky

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Posted by texwardfan on Thursday, December 27, 2018 11:41 AM
Thanks, Chucky. I really appreciate the feedback.
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Posted by burner on Thursday, December 27, 2018 3:51 PM

Really nice as usual. Keep up the good work Mark!!

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Posted by texwardfan on Friday, December 28, 2018 8:08 AM
Thanks, Burner. I really appreciate your interest in the model.
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Posted by PatrickW on Saturday, December 29, 2018 1:35 AM

Super resto, well done!

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Posted by texwardfan on Saturday, December 29, 2018 12:22 PM

Thanks, Patrick. Stay tuned, I have 2 more to do. A 71 Plymouth and a 71 Mercury. All 3 were mpc kits I originally built 45 years ago.

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Posted by Gary Davis on Saturday, December 29, 2018 2:31 PM

Now That is waaaay cool Mark!!! The History alone is worth the price of admission( I really snuck in). LOL.. I did not know that Marty Loaned him the car. I'm a big FAN of both drivers and this build you did is a GREAT TRIBUTE to both of them.

 

Also...it's good to see you're able to sign in. Missed your work on here.

Been a member since 2005. Had to reup after they made their change over in 2013

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Posted by texwardfan on Saturday, December 29, 2018 5:42 PM
Thanks Gary. A couple of days ago I tried logging in and it worked. Go figure. Oh well I'm glad I can post here again.
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Posted by texwardfan on Tuesday, January 01, 2019 12:33 PM

Here are the leftover decals.

 

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Posted by Fordman on Tuesday, January 01, 2019 3:23 PM
very well done

Jim    so many kits so little time  Sigh

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Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Tuesday, January 01, 2019 11:30 PM
came out fabulous
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Posted by texwardfan on Wednesday, January 02, 2019 3:36 PM

Thanks, Fordman and Aussiemuscle.

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Posted by steveracer on Wednesday, January 09, 2019 9:16 PM
Awesome subject and model, I never knew Allison drove this car, and I thought I knew everything!
This is fun % P
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Posted by texwardfan on Thursday, January 10, 2019 7:34 AM
Thanks, Steve. He only drove it twice so don't feel too bad for missing it. And there wasn't a lot of pictures of the car either. I was lucky enough to have seen it in person or I probably wouldn't have known it existed.
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  • From: West Bloomfield, MI
Posted by steveracer on Sunday, January 13, 2019 7:32 AM

It reminds me of the Butch Hartman USAC Charger for some reason.

I also am restoring a NASCAR glue bomb, a 74 Petty Charger that I have now in primer. Bought some out of stock decals and am afraid to paint it due to the paint break up matching the decal pinstripe shapes....will be watching your threads on your glue bombs, I am on the same kick this winter with several subjects....it is pretty fun ain't it?

This is fun % P
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Posted by texwardfan on Sunday, January 13, 2019 7:56 AM

steveracer

It reminds me of the Butch Hartman USAC Charger for some reason.

I also am restoring a NASCAR glue bomb, a 74 Petty Charger that I have now in primer. Bought some out of stock decals and am afraid to paint it due to the paint break up matching the decal pinstripe shapes....will be watching your threads on your glue bombs, I am on the same kick this winter with several subjects....it is pretty fun ain't it?

 

 

Yes it is Steve. If you can find these kits un opened they are very expensive. So to re purpose them into something is a lot of fun. Looking forward to seeing what you do with the petty charger.

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