In most situations the chassis pan supplied in the kit can be easily modified to suit the altered body shell. Super glue comes in various thicknesses, I prefer the thicker viscosity for its ability to fill gaps. I went to a local mom and pop joint and they were just as expensive. I shave the bottoms of the rear slicks with a hobby knife to replicate the look of real slicks digging into the starting line. Be aware, and take care. Repositioning the front axle centerline forward is also part of most alteration jobs. The Tempest's drivers seat looked rather smallish, so I located a better one also from my parts box.
Since my kids first names all sound like last names I usually try to work them into the design of fictional sponsors. By 1969, the altered wheelbase treatment had been replaced by tube frames and flip-top fiberglass body shells. To build this model, I used a resin kit that I found on ebay at a reasonable price. There are two ways to handle the rear wheel opening during alteration. Sourced from the Dodge Deora kit, the engine depicts the aluminum block version of the famed six popper. Prices, promotions, specifications, availability and terms of offers may change without notice. I immediately traded my Hot Wheels cars for plastic model kits and never looked back.
I am not prejudiced and dig all types of cars. I need to redo it since the entire thing was painted with a brush! The downside to making this model was how it depleted my stash of Hilborn extra-long ram tubes. After trimming the edges square, the fender insert is repositioned forward and nailed down with glue and kicker. Every friend that was a prolific Radio Control model builder has quit using it. Since the resin F-85's bumpers came unplated I sprayed them with Alclad. The smaller secondary sponsors came from various bits of left-over decal sheets I had in my parts box.
I sign and date all of my Funny Car Folk Art creations. A signed wheel stand picture of my Wilshire Shaker Nova is included with each Funny Car Folk Art offering, as is the original box for the kit. I have about 100 kits stashed away, some pretty rare ones, and i will build them. Amazingly, these models sit on three wheels and hover on their own without the need to add ballast to the right rear corner of the chassis. You can have faithful reproductions of their award winning parts! The superglues have some really nasty side affects, healthwise.
©Copyright Rocketfin 2010, all rights reserved. And yes the models are expensive but go online and find them cheaper and as for hobby lobby get thier 40% off coupons make copies and go in multiple times. The stock chassis pan is workable but needs major slashing to suit the funny car formula. A signed wheel stand picture of my Wilshire Shaker Nova is included with each Funny Car Folk Art offering, as is the original box for the kit. Throw in a few photoetch seat belts and you've got the racing car you've always wanted to model. With models, my hands stay a lot cleaner! The only down side to kicker is that it leaves a stain on surrounding areas. Wheelbase alteration is not limited to the rear axle.
I got an old assembled Jo-Han Chrysler Turbine car for well under ten bucks! At least for now, sadly these kits seem to have disappeared. Check out AlienOrifice on youtube to see some builds. Front suspensions are the most challenging aspect for me since I ran out of straight axle parts long ago and have to improvise most of the time. In the late '60's and early '70's Hurst Corporation created a series of exhibition drag cars and also did a series of Oldsmobile special edition cars. Come back often, as we will be updating regularly. My signature is visible in the gap between the rear bumper and chassis pan. It's the time win winning on Sunday sold cars on Monday.
There was a book I used to check out of the middle school library, I was the only one to check it out, and I had it out almost a full 4 years. Sometimes the sipping fees are already included. Great write up, I enjoyed it very much…. Instead I opted for a conventional mounting. I toyed with the idea of stuffing the pancake mill in the trunk — just like a real Corvair — and great for traction. In recent years, I have lost three modelbuilder friends I blame their long term use of superglues for being a contributing factor in their deaths. I used to build my models with a focus on accuracy, realism, detail and crisp execution.
We also have access to what is possibly the worlds largest collection of drag race, and custom car magazines. A signed wheel stand picture of my Wilshire Shaker Nova is included with each Funny Car Folk Art offering, as is the original box for the kit. I wanted to fix that. I agonize over engine choice since it sets the tone for the rest of the car. Regardless of the kit, wheelbase alteration starts with marking the body for surgery.
A signed wheel stand picture of my Wilshire Shaker Nova is included with each Funny Car Folk Art offering, as is the original box for the kit. . The passenger side rear spring was heavily arched over a candle — again, to deliver the torqued-over stance. There were all sorts of tips and tricks to build great modles with stuff you can find around the house rather than pay even more money for wiring kits and such. They were down right dangerous.