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Da O'Vols
11-18-2005, 10:50 AM
...well, that's what they call it when you mix up Crown Royal and orange juice :D



The decals are from "Iceman"...was going to do Kurt's Taurus, but anyone who's dumb enough to back talk to the police...especially when the Sheriff is a big advocate of "chain gangs"...

Anywhat, I'm finding that 1/32nd scale decals seem to work very nicely up-a-scale when going fantasy.

11-20-2005, 07:32 AM
That is a great looking car!

You know me... I want to know about the body and chassis as well?
Pro-track perhaps.

Good job Da O'Vols.


Da O'Vols
11-20-2005, 11:24 AM
Thank you, Victor - it surprised me how nice it came out looking too, even with a hodge-podge of decals.

It's a stock Pro-Track rolling chassis underneath with the guide set back and wheelbase shortened.

The body is an AMT 1/25th Dodge Dart Sportsman...got it off EBAY. I've seen several more on there since...usually for $10 or less. I wish they had done other makes like these.

I'm going to try the Revell Trans Am Mustang & Camaro as "dirt cars"...think their wide fenders & flares would look right...maybe???

11-20-2005, 08:33 PM
Great work. I have always wanted to see more dirt track cars on a slot track. If you do a short bit of text on what you did, and how, I'll be happy to show your work off in Scale Auto Racing News.
PM me or email to fordpub@2fords.net

Da O'Vols
11-21-2005, 05:43 AM
I'm sincerely humbled by your request. The "hot bed" of activity for oval racers of all kinds is over at Harry's place:

http://p198.ezboard.com/fhomeracingworldfrm20 (http://)

He added this forum just the other month and it's taken on a life of it's own in all the scales. That would make for a better article.

As to the Dodge Dart - don't know what I can add...using the Pro-Track rolling chassis it's pretty much "plug & play" as to building as it even comes with body mounts. The body is stock with the exception of the screening - a lifetime supply of that can be had for about $7 at Home Depot or Lowe's, it's aluminum replacement screening for doors.

Here's another pair I did which were even easier to do since they didn't require any wheelbase modifications:



What's great about these dirt cars is that anything goes and nothing is "wrong" which makes doing them fun.

team burrito
11-25-2005, 12:38 PM
...but maybe something along the same lines.





The body is a 1971 Plymouth GTX, painted with Tamiya Candy Lime Green (although it's not transparent). The chassis is made from 1/16" brass with a spring center pivot section, similar to the F1 chassis by the Foamster (I told you I'ld build one). The spring wire is attached to the motor pod. bent the ends inside & soldered to the center. This results in a longer length & softer spring action. The tires are 1" in diameter for that true scale appearance (the 7/8" fronts does not work for me). I'm going to test it this weekend, so wish me luck (dodging all the wrecks).

11-25-2005, 12:58 PM
2 words describe that car....
2 suuueeeeeT !
In the proper vertical photo setting, perhaps with some other cars, it's good to go on the cover. Gret work.! Do your best to dodge the wrecks and keep it looking that good 4-ever.
Better yet, just keep it on the drag strip and never let the road course demo devils get close to it at all...jf

Da O'Vols
11-26-2005, 07:00 AM
Talk about a big mean green machine...looks great and a very nicely done chassis.