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New skeeter build; Athens Speedway Charles Padgett skeeter
Topic Started: Nov 29 2011, 01:14 AM (3,403 Views)
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Started a new "Skeeter" owned by Dwight and Freddie Massey of Athens, Ga. and driven by Charles Padgett of Atlanta, Ga.

Here is what we are headed for.

This car was driven to the Speedway championship in 1965. Car was built and driven by Bud Lunsford of Gainesville, Ga. around 1962. Mr. (Dwight) Massey puchased the car from Bud for Charles to drive. In 1963 Athens Speedway dropped the Modified/Super-modified class and created a new Sportsman class. The new class did not allow fuel injection and required the use of a two-barrel carburetor among other cost saving engine rules; and to slow down the cars for safety reasons.
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Frame is a heavily modified '32 Ford AMT kit frame with scratch build rear kick-up. Buggy spring in rear with Franklin quickchange.

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More pictures as we progress...
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:))) :))) :))) Can`t wait to see more.
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Looks like the start to a really sweet build. Keep those updates coming.
I build models because GOD allows me to and because I can't afford the real thing!!
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YES! My kind of car, my kind of build. I don't know much at all about these 1960s "southern modifieds" but i like what i see, every time one comes along. Nice work, please keep us posted! :)))
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Very nice scratch building here, looking forward to seeing more.
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Nice project.I want to see more...
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looking good cant wait to see more :)))
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AH YEA.........I LIKE THIS !!!!!!!!!!!! fbr fbr :))) :)))

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Lookin' good Gary. Keep up the good work!!!

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Iíve temporarily added some wheels, rear section of roll cage and a few other parts. Not much glued-up yet. I'm using 1/16" solid rod to build roll cage, heated with torch lighter on a solid base. Have a small block Chevy with one of Ron's In-Out gearboxes mated to it. The radiator is from Ron as well (finally putting to use some of Ronís gifts from my visit to his shop a couple of years ago). Gas tank is a NASCAR fueling can that I cut the neck off and made a new end. Wheels and tires are from Karl Starks (sorry Ron).

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More later this week.


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:))) looking good Gary! Hey I still have a bunch of Karls stuff in my stash to :))) .
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Now thats a great looking skeeter! fbr
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That Ricer that you just bought - sold- assembled...just cost my wife her job at GM.........Thanks.

Man, that Ricer of yours is fast, you were really movin' when I passed you in my Dodge!
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Gary, The body on Charles ride, is it a `32 or `34?Belt lines say 34, but I have been wrong many times, I was calling the Jabez car a 32 ford and it was an Austin body .?.
Does this ever bring back memorys.....I have got to get out of this building slump and build a few skeeters myself. Loved the Athens rules of 1... 4 barrel but there was nothing in the world that had the sound of an Injected small block on achohol with shorty headers, coming out of turn 4 carrying the left front tire in the air. The sounds, the smells and of course the trackside hotd
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Ron, the Padgett car body was a '32 Ford. It was painted a Corvette color, Honduras Maroon.

Here are a few pictures of the body on the frame with hood and grill taped on. I used a Revell '32 Ford Sedan street rod. To narrow and shorten the body, I cut the body into 8 pieces and glued it back together .

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Working on the wing tonight, will post some more pictures tomorrow night.



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Car is looking great rlr

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OK...got a wing built and it's just sitting on top of car. I used a Sprint car wing center with sheet plastic for side panels. Getting ready to glue things up so I can paint frame and body.

I'll get some picutres of the painted stuff on the board later this week. Sorry for the poor quality of these pictures, I took them inside my hobby room at night and the camera flash was going off. I'll take pictures of the painted stuff outside in natural light so they should be better.

Thanks,
Skeeter

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lookin good man love the body work and the chassis
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:))) :))) pecce
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This thing looks fantastic!
"Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway." John Wayne

"You've got to stand for something or you'll fall for anything." Aaron Tippin

Buy AMERICAN, the job you save could be your own!

That Ricer that you just bought - sold- assembled...just cost my wife her job at GM.........Thanks.

Man, that Ricer of yours is fast, you were really movin' when I passed you in my Dodge!
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shoo shoo shoo

Don't know HOW that I managed to miss these updates............guess the old brain went sleepy ....................................

THIS IS FANTASTIC !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The progress on this is COMIN' ALONG GREAT!!!!!!! fbr fbr :))) :)))

(And don't ever worry about "picture quality" YOUR pictures look JUST FINE...........if "picture quality" was ever a "requirement", I'da got "tossed off the forum" LONG AGO!!!!!!!) rr21 rr21

KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK !!!!!!!!!

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Yeppir!! Love it!! :))) :))) :))) Neat little skeeter!! Denny
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I thought it was about time for an update to the Padgett build. Painted body, frame and put first round of decals on. I ran into a slight "fit" issue with hood, seems I glued the floor panel at a slight angle causing "aligment" problem for the hood between the body and front grill. Not sure how to correct at this time since I've glued the floor panel to frame. I'm thinking I may cut the hood at an angle where hood meets body. The grill is temporarily in place with piece of masking tape stuck on bottom. I have not put the front mud screen on yet, waiting to get my hood issue resolved. I have some other finishing touch-ups needed from looking at the pictures. I think I need to do something to the tires. They are just as I received them from Starks and have not been painted. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Once I get these items taken care of, I'll add wing to car.

This model is actually moving to look more like the picure in this post than the one on the trailer.

I added a couple shots of the '49 Ford truck that Freddie (and still has) used as tow truck. The truck is in "mockup" stage at this time. I'm going to add yellow decals over the white decals on truck and a couple places on the car. The truck is Revell '50 Ford truck (1/25) and really helps put in perspective how small these little "Skeeters" were.

Working on the trailer today, but took a time out to take the pictures. It was a cloudy day, which is a good time to take pictures outside.

Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Take care,
Skeeter

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Looking Great Gary! Brings back a lot of memorys. :))) :))) :)))
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Looks great Gary!! I bet I know who made the Decals-Man....LOL

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Hey Chuck,

You may be right about the decals. Seems like you used to buy some decals for some modified in past years.

Merry Christmas,
Skeeter
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