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    in the final build stage, paint and decals next.

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    Mark

  • #2
    Not that you need the inspiration ..

    I can't believe these go back over 30 years ago now!

    DAVE - MI, USA

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    • Local_Eric
      Local_Eric commented
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      I go away for a while, Then I see a local guy! Great pictures to model after!

    • olskoolslotz
      olskoolslotz commented
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      Hello Eric, thanks for the comment and good to see you checking in here!

  • #3
    Dave, why the different wheels? Looks, tires?
    Matt B
    So. In
    Crashers

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    • #4
      Matt, the top two pics are from 1987 my first year running late model at Auto City Speedway. The car was a 3rd design Howe chassis still running the Camaro stock front clip. The track's weekly late model rules had us on the Formula tires with a Holley 500 cfm 2 barrel carb. The Goodyear Eagle tire chrome wheel pic was from a special F.A.S.T. series race at the track late in the season where we could run slicks and a 4 barrel carb.

      The lower two pics are from 1989 at Flat Rock Speedway. The car was upgraded with a tube front clip, rack and pinion steering & coilover suspension. You might have noticed the front overhang change.

      I ran that car through the 1991 season and then purchased a brand new Howe chassis for 1992.
      DAVE - MI, USA

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      • #5
        Nice ride MT!
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        • #6
          Mark, I hope that I didn't get things off track here. I'm interested to see how this project ends!

          Is that one of your resin bodies? There are a lot of great liveries from that era, my fav might be Dick Trickle's #99 Pabst Firebird. Are you going with a replica or fantasy livery? I expect that we will find out soon enough eh.
          DAVE - MI, USA

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          • #7
            heck no buddy, any action on a post is good action. was planning a Davy Allison Miller car, but time caught up with me so I decided to do a fantasy San Fran 49ers colors scheme.
            Mark

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            • olskoolslotz
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              The San Fran 49ers colors are spot on for Davey's Gen 2 Camaro late model.

          • #8
            Coming along great.
            Robert- Shoreline Model Raceways Club
            Connecticut, U.S.A.

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            • #9
              I guess somebody ought to do a DD tribute version!!
              Matt B
              So. In
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              • olskoolslotz
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                Matt, the only guy that should be compelled to do that would be myself! LOL

            • #10
              Looks great Mark…can’t wait to see the finishing touches you give this one.
              Brian Mc
              Minnecrapulous, Mn

              ”Machinist: One who does precision guesswork based on unreliable data from those of questionable knowledge.”

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              • #11
                Bad ass!
                -Harry

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                • #12
                  Interesting front chassis setup Mr T. Perhaps you would share a close-up of it?
                  Scott C.
                  Amherst, WI
                  Just "a simple kind of man".

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                  • Mark Thomas
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                • #13
                  Nice to see a Firebird, you see Camaro's but this looks great. At least to this Pontiac guy. The front spoiler and the skirts look great.
                  Brad
                  Ayton, ON Canada

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                    • #15
                      I like how you integrated the guide stop into the chassis rails. Nice job Mark.
                      Brad
                      Ayton, ON Canada

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