I think '66 still is TRaK eligible if not please let me know.
Bought this built up several years back, the body was never painted but the wheels were cut and the B pillars removed. Rather than try to restore it I think I'll go the drag car route. The plan is a fuel injected 289 which would place it in the B class if I'm not mistaken. The chassis, engine, interior etc. will come from the Revell Shelby Mustang.
Oh yes, another very interesting Drag Racer on your bench! I've always liked Ford Falcons and this '66 is something we don't see built very often. With your ultra clean building style and your skills I know this is going to be a cool project. I like the idea of a Ford Small Block instead of the more commonly seen Big Blocks.
Cool project! I think it looks better without the B pillar. I used the same chassis under a '61 a few years ago. It fit like a glove except at the very rear. I didn't fill that area in and really wish that I did.
Appreciate the comments and the interest gentlemen. I agree Roger it looks better without the B pillars. It will have a roll hoop positioned where the B pillar would have been. I do plan to fill in the open area at the rear. I've got some more work done, I'll try to post and update this afternoon.
Thanks Dennis. You are likely correct that by '66 the Good-Year Dragway Specials (and others) were starting to take over. They were in use in '65 as well as I'm using them on my '65 Falcon A/FX. The piecrust slicks were still going in '65 at least as this picture shows. The back story is this is a privateer racer with a limited budget as very few '66 Falcon were competing . He could likely pickup the piecrust slicks a little cheaper. Budget is also the reason for the steel wheels/street tires being used up front and the absence of a 427 (wedge or SOHC) in the engine bay.
This is a good spot to drop a quick note or ask for help. If you are in a bad mood, this isn't the right spot to drop feelings. Thanks for understanding!
chepp: Seeing those old kit boxes brings back fond memories.
May 10, 2019 22:45:25 GMT -5
Dennis: Oh yeah, digging the old Vicky kit box images!
May 27, 2019 23:44:46 GMT -5
chepp: Today's old kit box is from 1958 and says that it's "For kids 6 to 60." Dagnabbit, I was under 6 then and I'm over 60 now so I guess that I can't build it.
Jun 3, 2019 21:30:08 GMT -5
Dennis: Digging the new header images. That T Roadster Altered is still my favorite model that I've built so far.
Jun 8, 2019 10:49:46 GMT -5
spex84: That T roadster is one of my all-time faves too. Honored to see my "A" in such good company, dang.
Jun 9, 2019 1:08:26 GMT -5
thirdgearspeedshop: That bare metal 5 window is one of my all time fave TRAK builds
Jun 12, 2019 10:45:32 GMT -5
RodBurNeR: The rotating home page pictures are rocking!
Jun 13, 2019 8:21:06 GMT -5
thirdgearspeedshop: That Leva Car kit looks KOOOOL! Never seen that one before
Jun 28, 2019 8:59:31 GMT -5
RodBurNeR: the for sale section used to be booming, nobody selling oldies anymore? hahah...well i do look
Jul 12, 2019 23:55:38 GMT -5
mod3llover: If that `30 Woody was in 1/25th, I would love to have one! Heck, I think even in 1/32nd it would still pretty kool!! I'm loving these old box art photos. I think that guy with the shades just dropped that surfboard on his foot looking at that girl!?! LOL!
Jul 17, 2019 16:01:18 GMT -5
spex84: I've never seen the Aurora "custom Ford pickup" kit! Weird re-styling but I love it. Appreciating this old box art!
Jul 19, 2019 13:54:22 GMT -5
spex84: Lol Chevy, not Ford
Jul 19, 2019 13:54:37 GMT -5
WagTagRodShop: i actually have one of those truck kits, its pretty neat!
Jul 19, 2019 18:12:25 GMT -5
robtrat: Is that supposed to be a '60 pick-up with '57 rear quarters?
Jul 20, 2019 21:08:54 GMT -5
chromecop: Awesome! You're vary telented when it comes to scratchbuilding!
Jul 28, 2019 10:17:44 GMT -5
RodBurNeR: hey all, i have been working a lot and so tired last couple weeks haha...hope all is good with you! keep it up!
Jul 29, 2019 0:06:24 GMT -5
spex84: Cheers Bob. I haven't had time for models at all lately...this past month has been taken up by work and getting a new job. I start next week. It's gonna be hectic at first!
Jul 30, 2019 11:44:24 GMT -5
RodBurNeR: congrats on your new job!
Jul 30, 2019 16:16:54 GMT -5
chepp: Today's header pic: 'Lil Coffin pickup illustration by Brad Leisure. I think that I'd heard of this before but this is the first time that I've seen it. Brilliant!
Aug 3, 2019 9:56:20 GMT -5
mrmetallic: Love that Pontiac wagon. Stunning
Aug 5, 2019 6:21:07 GMT -5