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25 T Modified from '67
Topic Started: Dec 29 2014, 06:32 PM (494 Views)
Lefturns75
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This T Modified is modeled from a 1:1 I used to watch race. I was lucky enough to speak with the original builder/driver at length and got to drool over a stack of photos of the real car from back in the day. Armed with the builders descriptions and original photos I was able to create a 95% accurate replica of the old original. The 1:1 rode on an original T frame with some tubing and square tube added for strength. The Engine is a 413 Chrysler and the roll cage was built from Drive shafts. The steering box was from an old Tractor but he couldn't remember what he robbed it from, Ferguson or Ford 9n maybe. Corvette Disc brakes on all fours, Jeep radiator and international front axle. Body was steel. Talk about your Junk Yard Dog!!!! The car raced in two states for about three years and was a regular at Ozark Speedway.

My Scale version uses the AMT 25T frame and body, 413 from the 49 Merc kit and a whole box of spare parts and evergreen bits. The roll cage was made from kit sprue sized to match a Drive Shaft. It was then weathered and mudded up with pastels and acrylics. I tried to stay as close to the original 1:1 as possible. The Original Builder/Driver said the number 1/2 was used because everyone told him it only looked like half of a car. The original is long since gone and its steel was most likely used to make parts for a K car or Yugo. I tried to dirty up the car a lot as I NEVER saw this car clean in the day! It did however win lots of races.
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