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Revell Chevy SSR and midget racer

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  • Member since
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  • From: Cincinnati, OH
Revell Chevy SSR and midget racer
Posted by DanR1967 on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 1:04 PM

This little SSR was a fun build. I would do another one, but I'd really prefer to own the real thing!

Dan

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 1:20 PM

Awesome build Dan!  Is this a kit?  If so - who makes it.  I love the sprint car.  Well done.

Thanks,

John

Ain't no reason to hang my head, I could wake up in the mornin' dead 

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  • From: Cincinnati, OH
Posted by DanR1967 on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 1:27 PM

Keav,

These are two separate Revell kits. I got the SSR on Mercari for $10!! The Kurtis Midget Racer kits came out a few years back and are not readily available in shops, but to my surprise, I found one in a local Kentucky shop and it was still priced accordingly at $22 so I snatched it up!! Look for Revell Kurtis Midget Racer, there are two different kits and I'm sure they can still be found on Ebay, I just don't know what they're going for these days!

Dan

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  • From: Cincinnati, OH
Posted by DanR1967 on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 1:29 PM
Keav - there are two on Ebay right now selling for about $25 (plus $10 shipping). All the rest are quickly heading into collector's prices territory.

Dan

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Posted by PFJN on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 1:54 PM

Hi,

Those look really nice.

Pat

1st Group BuildSP

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    November 2008
  • From: Far Northern CA
Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 2:39 PM

Sweet combination and very nicely built - thanks for posting the pics!

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  • From: Cincinnati, OH
Posted by DanR1967 on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 5:11 PM

Thanks for the kind words, guys!

Dan

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Posted by lewbud on Thursday, August 20, 2020 1:28 AM

Nice job Dan!Yes

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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Posted by oldermodelguy on Thursday, August 20, 2020 5:56 AM

Great job ! I really like that midget !

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, August 20, 2020 9:26 AM

No You Wouldn't! DanR1967 !

    Like Chrysler, Chevy fell into that Morass. Sad too. They looked great, yes, and they were somewhat neat. But, they were underpowered, roughly built and rode worse than My KIA Soul does!

     Sadly, fit and finish were on par with a P.T.Cruiser! Yeah, you could leave the top at home, but it took up most of the Bed when off! Oh ! You did a darned nice job on both of them!

  • Member since
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  • From: Cincinnati, OH
Posted by DanR1967 on Thursday, August 20, 2020 10:46 AM

Ha ha ha, I still like it! I think it's a nice looking little truck and much cooler looking than most of what Chrysler put out. I'll likely never own one, so it's not really an issue!

Dan

https://danr67.imgur.com/

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Thursday, August 20, 2020 1:15 PM

Looks great.  That Revell midget kit is a gem, isn't it.  A few years ago I was into vintage oval track racing, and there are still a lot of KK cars around, towed by some really mod new tow wagons, so one might well find such a combo at oval racing today.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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  • From: Cincinnati, OH
Posted by DanR1967 on Thursday, August 20, 2020 2:12 PM

Don, it's a great kit, but it was a bit of a challenge to assemble!! I have fat fingers and my eyes aren't as good as they once were. Patience is the key with something like this.

Dan

https://danr67.imgur.com/

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, August 21, 2020 7:54 AM

DanR1967

Don, it's a great kit, but it was a bit of a challenge to assemble!! I have fat fingers and my eyes aren't as good as they once were. Patience is the key with something like this.

 

True.  A midget car in 1:24 is a small model. With the detail in this kit, stuff is pretty small, and the tubing frame pretty fragile.  The build is a lot like the RM sprint car, but smaller, of course.  It is a bit better, as Revell does learn.  Incidently, the new sprint car kits reflect this newe technology and are easier to build.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by BrandonK on Friday, August 21, 2020 9:29 AM

Very nice little set there. I love the sprint car. Well done on both.

BK

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

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  • From: Cincinnati, OH
Posted by DanR1967 on Friday, August 21, 2020 11:10 AM
Thanks Brandon!

Dan

https://danr67.imgur.com/

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, August 22, 2020 9:10 AM

I keep reading guys calling the race car a sprint car.  Midgets and sprints are not the same!  A midget is about 3/4 the size of a sprint car, has a smaller (yet quite powerful) engine, and they run on smaller tracks.  Midgets run on quarter and half mile tracks, sprints on half and one mile tracks.  Revell made the midget kit and it still makes WOO sprint cars- these kits have evolved (the sprint car goes back decades).  The latest version is the Joey Saldana car.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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