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

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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 -

    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.


    • #3
      WOW! That turned out gorgeous!


      • #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!
        CHCH NZ


        • #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. 🤣


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


            • #7
              Beautiful car Greg!


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


                • #9
                  Missed this the first time around!

                  Great job on an unusual subject for the slots! Nice paint, foil, sideburns, and attention to detail.

                  Is that sidewinder chassis expensive? I like how it allows for lots of interior space and the length seems to work pretty well.



                  • mopargreg
                    mopargreg commented
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                    Thanks for the reply. Just been camping the last week & out of mobile range. Just checking in to see one of my cars I built a year ago get some attention. I use the MJK dogbone sidewinder chassis on most of my street cars. It is a great chassis for allowing use of a full interior. The only downside is its not as adjustable on the wheelbase as others. I buy in lots of like 10 at a time & cost me about $30 a piece for a bare chassis. When I run out next I was thinking of building my own from scratch. For race cars or when the interior tub allows I use brass H&R inline chassis. Ive actually converted a few H&R chassis to sidewinder & they go just fine.

                    I have a few other cars I built you may be interested in. Ill bump those so you can see them. Most others are on the older forums now.

                  • Vintage 1/24
                    Vintage 1/24 commented
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                    I would like to see threads like this from the older forums presented again on this newer board. Reintroduced to a 2021 audience. A lot of great stuff on there that can inspire, and I feel it will be going away as it ages out, over time.

                    Probably should ask first - but I think it would be well worth it to have the content for old and new eyes to check out.

                    I mean it isn't just me, these builds are a great way to enjoy the hobby.

                    I like the sidewinder - I may have to make up something myself.

                • #10
                  I too missed the original post on your red beauty yet it’s never to late to add a GREAT BUILD!!!!

                  Dundee Denny


                  • mopargreg
                    mopargreg commented
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                    Thanks Denny. Its one of my favourites Ive built.

                • #11
                  Frickin sweet, great build!


                  • mopargreg
                    mopargreg commented
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                    Cheers Slotcat. It was an odd car to build.