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Glue bomb number 2 finished, 1973 Talladega 500 winner

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Glue bomb number 2 finished, 1973 Talladega 500 winner
Posted by texwardfan on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 4:36 PM
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Posted by texwardfan on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 4:39 PM
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Posted by texwardfan on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 4:44 PM

Here are pictures of the real car.

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by chucky on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 7:19 PM

Awesome replica, as always!  Cool

chucky

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Posted by steveracer on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 8:37 PM

This is another great surprise!  I don't remember this car at all...just that Richard Brickhouse won the first race there if I remember correctly.  Awesome subject and NO i would NOT have guessed the car if you told me the color or showed the body.

 

Actually, I don't even know who the driver was, was it Joe Frasson? 

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Posted by modelcarjr on Thursday, February 21, 2019 8:07 AM

Looks like a nice replica, Tex! Did you find decals for it or did you print your own? I have several stock cars and I may have to get busy on one! Nice work! Cool Thumbs Up

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by crown r n 7 on Thursday, February 21, 2019 9:30 AM

Nice job I do miss those days.

Nick.

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Posted by texwardfan on Thursday, February 21, 2019 10:19 AM

modelcarjr

Looks like a nice replica, Tex! Did you find decals for it or did you print your own? I have several stock cars and I may have to get busy on one! Nice work! Cool Thumbs Up

 

 

I had to create and print my own. This is one of those forgotten but really cool cars from back in the day.

 

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Posted by texwardfan on Thursday, February 21, 2019 10:27 AM

steveracer

This is another great surprise!  I don't remember this car at all...just that Richard Brickhouse won the first race there if I remember correctly.  Awesome subject and NO i would NOT have guessed the car if you told me the color or showed the body.

 

Actually, I don't even know who the driver was, was it Joe Frasson? 

 

 

Steve, The car was usually driven by Jimmy Crawford who was an Eastern Airlines pilot, but Nascar said that he didnt have the experience to drive at Talladega so the Friday before the race, Jimmy and his brother who co-owned the car hired Richard Brooks to drive the car. It was his first and only Nascar cup win. It was also the last win for Plymouth in the cup series.

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Posted by texwardfan on Thursday, February 21, 2019 10:38 AM

chucky

Awesome replica, as always!  Cool

 

 

Thanks , Chucky. I always appreciate your feedback. Another interesting thing I just found out about this car is the reason Mickey Mouse was on the hood.  Bill France said that the Crawford team was a "Mickey Mouse" team because of their lack of experience racing cars and background in Nascar. The Crawford brothers decided after that to put Mickey on the hood. Looks like they got the last laugh on that one. If they had done that today I'm sure Walt Disney corp would sue them for copyright infringement.

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Posted by mmthrax on Thursday, February 21, 2019 5:21 PM

That is a great job!  Very impressive.  Speaking of Disney, from what you started with, to now, has been a Cinderella transformation. SmileYesYes

Just keep picking away at it...

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Posted by texwardfan on Friday, February 22, 2019 7:44 AM

mmthrax

That is a great job!  Very impressive.  Speaking of Disney, from what you started with, to now, has been a Cinderella transformation. SmileYesYes

 

 

Thanks mmthrax. I really appreciate the kind words.

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Posted by 60Buick on Friday, February 22, 2019 9:44 AM

Absolutely impressive! Looks like the real deal! Thanks for sharing.

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Posted by texwardfan on Friday, February 22, 2019 5:50 PM

60Buick

Absolutely impressive! Looks like the real deal! Thanks for sharing.

 

 

Thanks, 60Buick. I appreciate the feedback.

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Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Friday, February 22, 2019 6:41 PM
Looks fabulous. will look good lining up on the start-line

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Posted by texwardfan on Sunday, February 24, 2019 5:05 PM

aussiemuscle308
Looks fabulous. will look good lining up on the start-line
 

 

Thanks, Aussie. I really appreciate the reply.

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Posted by Gary Davis on Sunday, February 24, 2019 6:21 PM

Man Mark...you keep blow'in me away with these hidden(so to speak) cool cars from the Past. The history behind this car (that you shared) is just awesome. That paint scheme is killer. You did a fanominal  job on this build my friend!!

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Posted by texwardfan on Monday, February 25, 2019 8:13 AM

Gary Davis

Man Mark...you keep blow'in me away with these hidden(so to speak) cool cars from the Past. The history behind this car (that you shared) is just awesome. That paint scheme is killer. You did a fanominal  job on this build my friend!!

 

 

Thanks, Gary. I really appreciate the kind words from such a master as yourself.

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Posted by Gary Davis on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 2:22 PM

texwardfan

 Thanks, Gary. I really appreciate the kind words from such a master as yourself.

 

You are very welcome Mark...What's on the bench now??

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Posted by texwardfan on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 3:11 PM

Gary Davis

 

 
texwardfan

 Thanks, Gary. I really appreciate the kind words from such a master as yourself.

 

 

You are very welcome Mark...What's on the bench now??

 

 

Last of the glue bomb series. Glue bomb number 3, with a twist. Using the chassis from a 45 year old mpc Mercury Cyclone and the body,engine, dash and glass from a Starsky and Hutch 76 ford torino kit. The tires and wheels will come from another nascar kit to be determined later after I dig through my kits to find the correct wheels.

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Posted by Gary Davis on Monday, March 04, 2019 12:30 AM

Well Mark...I'll be watching as usual. Looking forward to seeing what this puppy will turn out to be??

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Posted by texwardfan on Monday, March 04, 2019 7:58 AM

Gary Davis

Well Mark...I'll be watching as usual. Looking forward to seeing what this puppy will turn out to be??

 

Thanks , Gary. I have all the hard decals done. Just need to throw the contengencies together and then I can start on the build part. The decals will be on clear sheets so i wont have to trim them after applying them like on my last build. Thats never a fun process.

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