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Re: Dirt Late Model
« Reply #15 on: February 26, 2018, 08:33:03 PM »
So cool, thanks for showing the details so far.......the end build will be sweet
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Re: Dirt Late Model
« Reply #16 on: March 02, 2018, 07:44:34 AM »
Very cool fab work!

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Re: Dirt Late Model
« Reply #17 on: March 05, 2018, 04:57:22 PM »
Tom...your fab work is GREAT bud!!! I'm not a big fan of those cars but.... your build technique and attention to detail is outstanding. Keeps me coming back for the next update. Great stuff...
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Re: Dirt Late Model
« Reply #18 on: March 06, 2021, 08:44:28 PM »
After a long lay off, working on my dirt late model again. Custom Dirtcars economy quick change replacing the nascar trailing arms. Also their fuel cell, coilover shocks and MD3 style nose. Trying to dial in the roof, getting close. WFC rear wing from Ron Coon Resins. It'll have Ron Coon wheels and wide 5 hubs too. Thx for looking.  Tb





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Re: Dirt Late Model>> Update 3.6.21
« Reply #19 on: March 07, 2021, 05:32:46 AM »
I must have missed this completely. 

Three years and one day later this one continues. 

Tom, I admire your willingness, even 3 years back, to create a simple model.  Now, for me, after 14 years back in the hobby, and at least 100 models, and 81 years old, I guess I have done my time.  I no longer even look at the step by step construction topics, and just look for the finished products. 

I still admire those who do those builds, and understand those who love to follow along, but most of us tend to get caught up in it all trying to match, or keep up. 

I still piddle along, but also realize that they are just another one on the shelf.

Am looking  forward to your finished model.  Its going to be a knock out. 

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Re: Dirt Late Model>> Update 3.6.21
« Reply #20 on: March 07, 2021, 06:23:57 AM »
Tom..
Coming along very nicely....

See you chnaged photo imaging sites, or did you "fire" Tom Kirby on flckr?  ;) ::) :)
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Re: Dirt Late Model>> Update 3.6.21
« Reply #21 on: March 07, 2021, 07:48:11 AM »
Some how I missed this one also.  Sure glad you wiped off the cobwebs and brought it back to the bench.  I am getting more interested in this style of racer and really enjoy watching your build come together.
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Re: Dirt Late Model>> Update 3.6.21
« Reply #22 on: March 07, 2021, 08:57:13 PM »
Nice work Tom. I am not a fan of these current "late models" at all but as you know, I have knocked a few together just for kicks. They are fiddly and you are working them out really well!
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Re: Dirt Late Model>> Update 3.6.21
« Reply #23 on: March 08, 2021, 10:12:51 PM »
....I really like how you transformed the NASCAR chassis into a dirt late model chassis with the scratch built spindles and after market goodies in the rear.....like a wine it gets finer with time :)
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Re: Dirt Late Model>> Update 3.6.21
« Reply #24 on: March 09, 2021, 07:52:21 AM »
Looking really good Tom. I can't wait to see this one finished.

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Re: Dirt Late Model>> Update 3.6.21
« Reply #25 on: March 31, 2021, 05:11:41 PM »
Very interesting. I just learned a couple of things. Thank you Tom.

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Re: Dirt Late Model>> Update 3.6.21
« Reply #26 on: April 01, 2021, 12:53:54 AM »
Man Tom...this is really coming along and looking GREAT. Again...GREAT fab work..
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Re: Dirt Late Model>> Update 3.6.21
« Reply #27 on: April 20, 2021, 10:24:52 PM »
So I was unhappy with a couple of things and started cutting and gluing. This is where Im at so far. Inaccurate as all get out, but I'm  having fun building a cup car, then cutting out everything thats not dirtcar. It's a little crooked and wonky but I have some good ideas when I start another one.




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Re: Dirt Late Model>> Update 4/20/21
« Reply #28 on: April 20, 2021, 11:16:37 PM »
I don't know Tom. . . get a body on that thing and cover it up! However, it IS maybe the best Zamboni Machine I've seen scratch-built! (Tom and I are good friends folks so this little ribbing is all in good fun)
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Re: Dirt Late Model>> Update 4/20/21
« Reply #29 on: April 21, 2021, 01:47:27 AM »
I'm close to having it covered. I was thinking about opening the hood, and then one thing lead to another... ...
Zamboni!!!  Thanks. I'm  flattered!

Tb ;)