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Go-Kart... circa mid-1960's

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  • From: Birmingham, AL USA
Go-Kart... circa mid-1960's
Posted by Tommy May on Saturday, July 17, 2010 4:10 PM

I used a resin kit supplied by my friend Norm Veeber of Replicas & Miniatures Company of Maryland (longest name in the model car aftermarket business but they are the best resin casters by far)... It was mastered from a supplement piece that came from a very old and valuable AMT 63 Ford pickup kit.

R&M even supplied build constructions too

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Posted by Tommy May on Saturday, July 17, 2010 4:15 PM

The resin kit is very crisp and well molded with plenty of option parts but I elected to just do the basic Kart

 

 

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Posted by Tommy May on Saturday, July 17, 2010 4:28 PM

For more added detail I elected to replace the kit steering wheel using a cut down Detail Master center and an appropriate size "O" ring found at any hardware store.

Using the kit seat I added some purple felt sprayed with Testors flat clear coat and rubbed down with my finger before it dried to take some fuzz out and carefully glued in some fine wire for piping.

 

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Posted by Tommy May on Saturday, July 17, 2010 4:46 PM

I used some aluminum rod to detail the steering link and mechanical brake link... I detailed the gas and brake pedals using some Detail Master pieces.

These are the actual 2-stroke dual chain saw motors that came with the kit... Detailed with ignition wiring fuel lines, painting and a little weathering to bring out the details... I added some carb stacks for appearance.

The wheels were simply spayed with Alclad chrome and added with some parts box photo-etched centers.

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Posted by Tommy May on Saturday, July 17, 2010 4:52 PM

I used Testors transparent blue over their transparent red over a silver base for the color

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Posted by tabbysdaddy on Saturday, July 17, 2010 7:15 PM

Pretty cool.

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Posted by High octane on Saturday, July 17, 2010 8:13 PM

Really nice job on the Kart, reminds me of the 60's when I got thrown off every go-kart track that I had set foot on!

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Posted by GPERZERK on Saturday, July 17, 2010 8:55 PM

 That looks great. My dad and a long time close friend use to race a couple of twins just like that way back in the 60's only for a couple of years. Why they quit ? I don't know. I do remember seeing about 10 or so 1st and 2nd place trophies on the self in the basement work shop.

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Posted by MISTERTWISTER on Sunday, July 18, 2010 10:58 PM

Good stuff Tommy!

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Posted by Tim Nolan on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 8:02 AM

I would really like to see the details in this build.  Why are the images blurred out by Photobucket?

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