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Dirtman

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55 Chevy LM Quarter miler!!!
« on: August 27, 2022, 01:47:25 PM »
IMG_0005 by Rett Rundell, on FlickrIMG_0006 by Rett Rundell, on FlickrIMG_0010 by Rett Rundell, on FlickrIMG_0012 by Rett Rundell, on FlickrIMG_0016 by Rett Rundell, on FlickrIMG_0017 by Rett Rundell, on Flickr Here's my project during all the heat and storms we've been having in Florida. Body is still in the body shop, just about ready for paint. Basically, all I used of the kit is the body,windshield, chassis, (which you can see cut out), and the small block. Most everything else is fabbed or out of the junk yard!

TarheelRick

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Re: 55 Chevy LM Quarter miler!!!
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2022, 09:29:43 PM »
Looking good, really like these low-slung tri-five bull ring blasters.  You got that one way low down there.
When I win the Powerball I will switch to the real ones.

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Re: 55 Chevy LM Quarter miler!!!
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2022, 06:21:18 AM »
 :)  Fantastic !
Look to the Lord and His strength -  Seek His face always.
Psalm 105:4

TarheelRick

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Re: 55 Chevy LM Quarter miler!!!
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2022, 09:42:13 PM »
How about some information on that chassis.  It doesn't look like the kit chassis.
When I win the Powerball I will switch to the real ones.

steven

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Re: 55 Chevy LM Quarter miler!!!
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2022, 11:30:25 PM »
Looks good Rett.
If you bought it a trucker hauled it.

I mind is a terrible thing to waste....has anybody seen mine??????

Bob P.

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Re: 55 Chevy LM Quarter miler!!!
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2022, 08:01:39 AM »
Looking good, can't wait to see this one finished.

Bob

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Re: 55 Chevy LM Quarter miler!!!
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2022, 09:25:22 AM »
How about some information on that chassis.  It doesn't look like the kit chassis.
It is the stock 55 chassis with a couple of modifications.

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Re: 55 Chevy LM Quarter miler!!!
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2022, 10:40:30 AM »
Rett,

       Great piece of work. I just love all the details you incorporated into the project.  As you know I busted my knuckles on Tri-Five Chevy's for years and still have not outgrown the love for them. Yes I thought that was basically the Chevy frame. An awful lot of race cars have been built out of them.

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Dirtman

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Re: 55 Chevy LM Quarter miler!!!
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2022, 10:26:40 AM »
55 Chevy LM (7) by Rett Rundell, on Flickr55 Chevy LM (3) by Rett Rundell, on Flickr55 Chevy LM (20) by Rett Rundell, on Flickr55 Chevy LM (6) by Rett Rundell, on Flickr55 Chevy LM (1) by Rett Rundell, on Flickr55 Chevy LM (4) by Rett Rundell, on Flickr
Well, here it is, calling it done! Yeah, there's some flaws in the paint. That's become a trait of mine I guess. It's been fun building this one tho. We've got a 350, with QC, good tires, so I'm ready to go!!! Hopo ya like it!

Rett

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Re: 55 Chevy LM Quarter miler!!!
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2022, 02:42:36 PM »
Beautiful racecar! Beautiful paint is for street cars!

Maineboy

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Re: 55 Chevy LM Quarter miler!!!
« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2022, 04:34:51 PM »
Rett,

     Real nice job. Looks read to race. I like all the nice detail, especially the fender flares. How did you do them?

MB
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Re: 55 Chevy LM Quarter miler!!!
« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2022, 07:30:40 PM »
 :)  You still got it, Rett.  I must have seen that one race somewhere sometime. 
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Dirtman

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Re: 55 Chevy LM Quarter miler!!!
« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2022, 09:27:13 PM »
Rett,

     Real nice job. Looks read to race. I like all the nice detail, especially the fender flares. How did you do them?

MB
Just took some thin flat styrene, glued it in the wheel wells, hit it with some body putty, sanded and that was that! Glad you liked it!

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Re: 55 Chevy LM Quarter miler!!!
« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2022, 09:29:14 PM »
Thanks for the comments guys! I enjoyed building this one.

Rett

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Re: 55 Chevy LM Quarter miler!!!
« Reply #14 on: September 07, 2022, 01:56:39 PM »
looks great. miss the simpler paint schemes.
If you bought it a trucker hauled it.

I mind is a terrible thing to waste....has anybody seen mine??????