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    .............................Tried to duplicate my early 80's something super dirt mod for the Summer Showdown.............................

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    I used part of a resin roof from some blemished casting I had.....(Just like the 1:1 was a roof from a Duster laying behind a
    buddy's body shop)
    Created the rest from 030 styrene & lots of Bondo. Graphics are home-printed on self adhesive vinyl.
    Sorta' like the 1:1 again......................

    I conned a sheet metal buddy, Art Keim, into bending up a steel body ( I measured an actual Monza Town Coupe for the side
    roof panel dimensions. I represented it as a Monza Town coupe at tech ........(Who could tell anyway)
    I built the front sheet metal from some aluminum cabinet side panels that I liberated from my AT&T garage/shop.
    Also "found" quite a bit of Lexan spoiler stuff from the same cabinet rear doors. (nobody was using)

    Bud's Auto Body welded up & painted the body for me. I did the graphics from vinyl on my kitchen table.
    The 1:1 car was a coil over front straight axle with a mono-leaf/coil over rear.
    I had another buddy who built chassis' in his garage & I talked him into using a late model chassis from the firewall back,
    but a straight axle modified front clip.
    Ran a "Brodix-headed" 355, pulled from a wrecked Vette. Also ran maybe the only Chevy Powergluide at the track.
    I had another racing buddy who no longer needed a set of those 180 degree spaghetti headers.
    (I found out why.....It made the interior HOT HOT HOT

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    Chassis is 3/64 brass rod with WPD guide & motor mount, Pro-Track wheels, PGT tires, Parma gears, Piranha motor
    & guide with Big Mama braid......

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    Last edited by strangebrew; March 17, 2021, 04:23 PM.
    Dave J
    Millstadt, Illinois

  • #2
    Wow Brew, that’s off the charts cool!!
    Scott.....War Eagle River......Tampa, Florida, USA


    • #3
      Wow! That is a great looking Mod Mr. Brew.
      Robert- Shoreline Model Raceways Club
      Connecticut, U.S.A.


      • #4
        Like the car. The back story is great too!
        Brian Mc
        Minnecrapulous, Mn

        Come for the weirdness…stay cause your car got stolen


        • #5
          That is simply Awesome!!!



          • #6
            OH YEAH!!!


            • #7
              So good that it replicates a real car - and it was your car!

              Good build, good thread, good story, and a good backstory.




              • #8
                Love the build and the back story of the 1 to 1 car is great! Thanks for sharing sir!


                • #9
                  Holy crap! That is stellar. Love how you're elbows up in the slot car. Great story, the original 1:1 car was a beauty and a fantastic looking slot car.
                  Go fast, turn left. Now in tiny HO size..