1:6 model dragster

Diecast and Models

  1. Geri

    Geri Active Member

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    I built this from scratch -using the GMP diecast Hemi that is 1:6 scale-.the chassis is .1/4" and 3/16" steel brake tubing. formed the body from alum, wheels were from a radio control model that needed a spacer to mate the tires to them.
    the chassis is made to replicate (kinda) the Jim Davis dragster of 1965 that was 150" wheelbase..as a model is is some 30" long.
    it was also made to replicate my 1965 Jim Davis AA/FD nitro therapy
    Geris Davis 1-6 model 002.JPG
    itro therapy.

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    model cowl.jpg

    nitro thereapy cowl 2.jpg
     
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    • Treblig

      Treblig FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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      Something to be proud of!!
       
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      • toolmanmike

        toolmanmike FABO Staff Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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        Wow! Nice work.
         
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        • Geri

          Geri Active Member

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          thank you
          it is what I do when it's winter and to cold to go outside, heated garage and get to work. made a couple of them, one unfinished,maybe this winter.
           
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          • brian6pac

            brian6pac Well-Known Member

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            Very cool.
             
          • pishta

            pishta I know I'm right....

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            Thats friggin awesome! Love the scale, enough to craft some serious detail. I think the slicks really cap it off. I bet the front tires were the hardest to aquire? I built a large scale General Lee car model and loved the fact that it came with a little roll of black tubing for the fuel lines and spark plug cables.
             
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            moparmat2000 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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            That's super cool. A lot of work to build. Especially completely scratch built from raw materials. The 30" long probably made for great detail too. Plus it's a replica of the real car. Definitely something to be proud of.
             
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