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My Grandfather's NASCAR

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  • Member since
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  • From: Dahlonega, Georgia
My Grandfather's NASCAR
Posted by lizardqing on Tuesday, November 18, 2003 6:53 PM
Here is one that I built a couple of years ago. It is of one of the cars that my grandfather raced in the first couple of years of NASCAR. I have included a pic of the actual one so maybe somebody could tell me what model the car actually is. The one I built is an old AMT 40 Ford Coupe kit. Got lucky and a coworker had it in his attic and sold it to me for $2. I was going to try and bang it up and make it realistic but he got sick and I rushed it to try and give it to him before he passed. Anyway here are the pics let me know what you think, I though they would look cool in B&W.





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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, November 19, 2003 9:28 AM
That is awesome! I'm a big fan of Nascar. They are my favorite modles to build. I dont know what kind of car it is tho it kinda looks like a Ford
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  • From: Dahlonega, Georgia
Posted by lizardqing on Wednesday, November 19, 2003 9:54 AM
Thanks, it is a Ford just don't know what year and all. I think it could be the 37 that he talked about but then again.
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  • From: Piedmont Triad, NC (USA)
Posted by oldhooker on Wednesday, November 19, 2003 12:31 PM
Lizard,

That sure does look like a 1940 Ford Sedan....... ?

http://gunsagogo.org/40ford.jpg

AMT use to produce a '40 Sedan, but it's been discontinued several years.... as a matter of fact, I just located one for sale on E-Bay!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3156051656&category=2585

Hope this helps.... Frank

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  • From: Dahlonega, Georgia
Posted by lizardqing on Wednesday, November 19, 2003 2:11 PM
Thanks Frank. Exactly what I was looking for. Know if anyone is planning on releasing it again like revell just did with the 40 coupe? Really would like to get ahold of one or two.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, November 19, 2003 3:38 PM
I saw it over at the SA site Chris but again LOOKS GREAT.....I like the job you did on painting the "good night Irene"
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  • From: Piedmont Triad, NC (USA)
Posted by oldhooker on Wednesday, November 19, 2003 4:35 PM
Lizard,

Sorry, but I'm not aware of any re-production of that particular car. The Coupe's can be found anywhere, but the Sedan's are quite scarace.
E-Bay is about the best bet on finding one quickly.

Take care,
Frank

  • Member since
    July 2003
  • From: Dahlonega, Georgia
Posted by lizardqing on Wednesday, November 19, 2003 6:07 PM
Thanks again Frank. Looks like I'll have to keep an eye out on ebay, i've had pretty good luck before.
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, December 18, 2003 10:02 AM
The car that your grandfather raced was a 1937 Ford flat back sedan, the body was a US style (here in Australia we got a 4 door with a 'hump' for the boot)
Monogram released a kit of it Hotrodded with a 351 windsor(?) ford motor, although the kit has modern running gear by combining two kits (Like the 37 and the running gear from the 40 Ford) you could build a nice replica.
The 37 sedan kit I have is Monogram kit no#2757 last released in 1991, you could probably find it on e-bay.
I was going to modify it to a coupe version to build a replica of my 1:1 scale 1938 ford coup hotrod but the 37 coupe kit arrived and vetoed that idea (Too bad the 37 coupe kit is a 'business man's' body and not the 'club' coupe like my car!!)
Happy modeling!!
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