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Johnny Kerns #17, Model Presented to the car owner
Topic Started: Apr 7 2016, 06:53 PM (984 Views)
Bob P.
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This CAE super modified was built and owned by Johnny Kerns from Millerstown, Pa. and driven by Spunk Wilson from Thompsontown, Pa. This car raced at Port Royal speedway. Spunk finished second in points during the 1968 season. By 1968 many of the cars racing were converted sprint cars.

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She's a beauty, you captured the look of the 1:1 car perfectly. brvo
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You nailed it big time! Great job. How about a few details on the build?

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skeeter,Apr 11 2016
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You nailed it big time! Great job. How about a few details on the build?

Skeeter

Here, here! Gorgeous work. We'd love to know more about how you did it.
Keep on buildin'
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This was built using a Don Edmonds kit. These have a real nice engine and drive line, but need some modifications to accomplish these builds.
The frame needs to be lengthened between the front and rear roll cage and from the firewall to the front bumper. I use aluminum tubing to lengthen the frame.

You can see the round tubing on this photo.
I use the rear roll cage from the kit but I put a spacer on the bottom to raise the cage about 2.5MM. I use the fire wall or motor plate from the kit but cut off the roll cage even with the top of the firewall. The front roll bar is then glued to the outside of the existing roll bar on the side of the firewall. I use plastic coated wire for this front roll cage.

The wing is made from Aluminum flashing.



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I used the bottom part of the Edmonds body for the sides and rear of the body. I used automotive body filler to reshape the rear to the way it is on the finished car. The hood also had to be lengthened.

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Johnny Kerns came to my home several months ago and I was able to give him this replica build of the number 17. Johnny built the car and was the owner. the car was driven by Spunk Wilson.

Johnny was very pleased to have this replica build.

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Hi Bob,

Congratulations on giving the model to the car builder & owner. You will probably never know how much he cherishes it. I get great satisfaction in giving models that I have built to drivers or car owners.

Also, thanks for the details on how you modified the frame and body panels.

Take care,
Skeeter

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fbr fbr love it great build...
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