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  • 1957 Dodge D-501 2 Door Sedan - Street beast of the 50's!

    Hi all, Here's another I finished up recently. Another stalled project started in 2017 & worked on it on & off. A 1957 Dodge D-501 2 Door Sedan. The 1:1 of these are super rare with only around 4 known to exist today. From what I understand around 50 of these were built. These D501's where street beasts, all out race car from the factory in 1957. Using leftover 354 Dual Quad Hemis from the 1956 Chrysler Nascars that were banned for 57, Dodge truck spindles & wheels & Chrysler rear end. Oh Yeah! Ive looked over all the photos I could find of these on the internet & none of these had side mirrors which I thought was a bit strange.

    If anyone wants to read more about these cars. This is a good read - https://www.hemmings.com/blog/articl...coronet-d-501/

    Its a 1/25 resin kit from Modelhaus. MJK Chassis, H&R narrowed wheels, Hawk motor & my own cast Urethane tires. Painted in Tamiya Paint, The red is TS86 Pure Red & the white is TS26 Pure White & Tamiya clear.

    Here's a few photos of one of the remaining few -

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    Here's my finished car


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    Thanks for looking
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  • #2
    Absolutely immaculate build, especially the chrome parts on the car.

    I'm not much into slot car drag racing, but would love to this car with a custom brass chassis in 'street' drags against Chevys and Fords from the same year or era.

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    • #3
      WOW! That turned out gorgeous!

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      • #4
        I'm a big fan of these 57-58 Mopars and the rear end treatment of this is my most favourite rear end of all cars of all time … and you've nailed it!

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        • #5
          Thanks guys, really appreciate it. 😀

          Slothead - Yes a lot of chrome on this one. The chrome foiling took a while

          Wobble - Totally agree, the 57 & 58 Mopars were beautiful. In 59 they went a bit over the top with the bling. The 59 Dodges are totally over the top. But in a good way. 🤣

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          • #6
            Absolutely love it, and great looking chrome...!!!

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            • #7
              Beautiful car Greg!

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              • #8
                Wow, you can hardly tell where pix of the original end and pix of the model start!

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