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PostSubject: Race car transport   Wed 22 Jan 2014, 1:33 am

This little Dodge has been sitting on the shelf for several years waiting for a job. I think I have a job for it now. Transport for the Mopar drag cars I have been working on.

The Mercury sleeper looks like a good place to start.

We'll see where this goes.
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PostSubject: Re: Race car transport   Wed 22 Jan 2014, 3:27 am

Looks like a nice start   
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PostSubject: Re: Race car transport   Wed 22 Jan 2014, 5:48 am

Another mockup pic
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PostSubject: Re: Race car transport   Wed 22 Jan 2014, 11:17 am

Cool. The Lindberg L-700 does make into a nice model with some TLC.
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PostSubject: Re: Race car transport   Wed 22 Jan 2014, 5:04 pm

Nice project!
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PostSubject: Re: Race car transport   Wed 22 Jan 2014, 5:12 pm

  Very nice. That's a real sow's ear you started with. Not one now.  
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PostSubject: Re: Race car transport   Thu 23 Jan 2014, 3:32 pm

Some progress. The frame stretch was done some 25 yrs ago with plastruct and super glue. I tried to modify it but it was not happening so I worked with what I had. I found a forum that had 80 pages of old racecar transporters that I browsed for ideas. This on will be getting tool boxes along the sides under the ramps.
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PostSubject: Re: Race car transport   Thu 23 Jan 2014, 4:33 pm

That is going to be a nice ramp truck when you get it done.
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PostSubject: Re: Race car transport   Thu 23 Jan 2014, 6:50 pm

That's looking great Dan. The cab looks a lot like The Little red Wagon.

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PostSubject: Re: Race car transport   Sat 25 Jan 2014, 12:26 am

Skid wrote:
That's looking great Dan. The cab looks a lot like The Little red Wagon.

Yep, can see the resemblence there. Interesting build & coming along well too.

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PostSubject: Re: Race car transport   Sat 25 Jan 2014, 1:07 am

Dodge used the same style on the 2 ton medium duty cabover as it did on the 1/2 ton mini pickups in the 60s. This is like Ford and Chevy did with the F and C series trucks. An F-250 3/4 ton in the 60s and 70s had a similar but not identical cab to the F-600 2 ton. Chevy did the same with C10 - C60 trucks. The Dodges were not nearly as common as the others.
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PostSubject: Re: Race car transport   Thu 06 Feb 2014, 5:44 pm

Truck did a nose dive off the bench :( It may take quite some time to get it back.
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PostSubject: Re: Race car transport   Thu 06 Feb 2014, 7:57 pm

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Truck did a nose dive off the bench :( It may take quite some time to get it back.

Nooooo, I was looking forward to seeing some more progress photos of it, so sorry...

Hope it's not beyond repair though...

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PostSubject: Re: Race car transport   Thu 06 Feb 2014, 10:39 pm

I hate it when that happens. Good luck with the rebuild.
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PostSubject: Re: Race car transport   Fri 07 Feb 2014, 12:54 am

during the repairs it did another face plant. May not recover 


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PostSubject: Re: Race car transport   Fri 07 Feb 2014, 10:42 am

Oh man that's a shame Dan. You were doing such a great job too.  

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PostSubject: Re: Race car transport   Fri 07 Feb 2014, 11:48 am

That Sucks !! ...Sorry
 
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PostSubject: Re: Race car transport   Fri 07 Feb 2014, 5:39 pm

O.K. Let's vote to buy him a bigger table...and one with little guardrail all 'round it!
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PostSubject: Re: Race car transport   Sat 08 Feb 2014, 4:00 pm

I guess now I have to learn how to scratch build door hinges
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PostSubject: Re: Race car transport   Thu 20 Feb 2014, 3:48 pm

Got it back together. added some more details plus a little rust on the wheels. Next to build loading ramps and add lights to the bed.

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PostSubject: Re: Race car transport   Thu 20 Feb 2014, 4:47 pm

Not a whole lotta room to work there bud.
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PostSubject: Re: Race car transport   Thu 20 Feb 2014, 7:29 pm

I'm glad you got it back together Dan..... looks just as good. Well done!

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PostSubject: Re: Race car transport   Thu 20 Feb 2014, 10:46 pm

Looks good. you can't even tell it had a wreck.
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PostSubject: Re: Race car transport   Thu 27 Feb 2014, 3:42 pm

Got more details on, made some loading ramps. When I look at the pictures I can spot all the things that I missed and need to redo.

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PostSubject: Re: Race car transport   Thu 27 Feb 2014, 5:41 pm

Looking better and netter all the time. Nice race combo.
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