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Re: MY DIRT MODIFIEDS (VERSION 2.0)

Postby TeamMadMarsupial » Sat Jun 20, 2015 6:52 am

Another picture from turn one on the Bull Ring. Richie Smith in the "Triple Nickel" Falcon, and Carl "Fuzzy" VanHorn in the 71e Chevette Big Block Modifieds drift through the first turn.
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Re: MY DIRT MODIFIEDS (VERSION 2.0)

Postby Ralphthe3rd » Sat Jun 20, 2015 10:40 am

Jeff, very nice Pix and awesome models, thanks for sharing them my friend :text-goodpost:
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Re: MY DIRT MODIFIEDS (VERSION 2.0)

Postby TeamMadMarsupial » Thu Jun 25, 2015 8:09 pm

Decided to do something a little different from my normal builds with a bit more detailing added. This car is a reproduction of a Whip Mulligan built Dirt Modified chassis Gremlin. This particular car was the Richard Ege owned "Built by Whip" Gremlin as driven by Gary Balough during the 1973 northeast racing season. Gary came north from Florida and drove Ege's pink #9 coupe in 1972 with limited success. This Mulligan car, however saw Gary dominate at many tracks and become a regular winning combination. The following year, 1974, Gary moved on to the famous maroon #73 Modifieds of the A. Ferraiuolo team. Gary must have really liked this car as it was purchased and re-skinned and painted in Ferraiuolo's colors and number. The success followed also!
The Mulligan cars have a long look to them and I always use 4-gear chassis to do them in H.O. scale.
I tried to recreate the unique Mulligan front suspension geometry and nerf bars. Hard to see but there are also rear shocks and scale 2x4 frames rails on the rear clip. Saw several rear bumper configurations and again tried to recreate it here.
Don't know if it will see the track or not, maybe a couple laps before I put it on display??
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Re: MY DIRT MODIFIEDS (VERSION 2.0)

Postby dreinecke » Thu Jun 25, 2015 8:14 pm

I see my favorite, crazy hand painter is at it again! What a great looking machine!!!
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Re: MY DIRT MODIFIEDS (VERSION 2.0)

Postby kcl » Sat Jun 27, 2015 11:38 am

Very nice Jeff. Like the front end configuration. What did you use
for your shocks? Also is that a tube run across to mount those
G-Plus wheels. Cars look so much better with those little details
on them proving again that a lot can be done with little cars
to enhance their appearance just like larger scale cars.
We just don't have all those cool resin parts to work with.

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Re: MY DIRT MODIFIEDS (VERSION 2.0)

Postby TeamMadMarsupial » Sat Jun 27, 2015 2:11 pm

Thanks Kevin. Yes, wanted to use tube for axle either way and wanted to use GPlus wheels too. It all just worked together. Needed axle tube also after cutting away so much of the chassis sides! Loved doing the detailing, but way too expensive for all the cars I build. Bought a sprint car just to get the headers! $20 just for the headers, can't afford that when I usually have 20 or more cars on the bench! Shocks are heavy paper clips, outside red wire covering from a Parma controller and springs from out of the spare parts cut to length. Fun build strictly inspired by your builds, but it was a long five days putting this one together.
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Re: MY DIRT MODIFIEDS (VERSION 2.0)

Postby TeamMadMarsupial » Thu Oct 22, 2015 9:54 pm

Part of the collection repost.
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Re: MY DIRT MODIFIEDS (VERSION 2.0)

Postby mrstumpyHO » Fri Oct 23, 2015 7:23 pm

FANTASTIC! Love your Modifieds! Plastic sheet, huh. Wow! I used to make 1/32 scale bodies using poster board and card stock (3x5" file cards.) I tried making compound curves with a home made English Wheel, but didn't have the patience. The poster board held up very well in 1/32 scale despite all attempts to destroy it while racing. The card stock was just too light.

For our Outlaw Modifieds, I've been cutting up scruffy T-jet and AW/JL bodies to come up with Modifieds, but seeing these this gives me inspiration to try building with all the card stock I have left. And if that doesn't work, sheet plastic. Thanks for the inspiration!

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Re: MY DIRT MODIFIEDS (VERSION 2.0)

Postby TeamMadMarsupial » Sat Oct 31, 2015 10:12 pm

"Jumpin" Jack Johnson's 2008 #12A Big Block Modified. Body made for AFX or Magna Traction chassis.Image
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Re: MY DIRT MODIFIEDS (VERSION 2.0)

Postby TuscoTodd » Sun Nov 01, 2015 8:45 am

Another good looking machine! Your hand lettering continues to amaze!
Two thumbs up sir!
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Re: MY DIRT MODIFIEDS (VERSION 2.0)

Postby TeamMadMarsupial » Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:45 pm

WOW, its been over two years since I last visited! Glad to see the site is still active.

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