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CorvairJim

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Norristown, Pennsylvania
United States

 
 

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CorvairJim
Nov 18, 2010 at 12:28 am
vette03 sent me a personal message saying that he didn't mean to put down my model by calling it a toy. We had a pleasant discussion (via messages) on the subject and he acknowledges the difference.
 
 
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3fan4ever
Nov 17, 2010 at 9:08 pm
THESE CARS ARE FAR FROM TOYS,SO PLEASE DO NOT INSULT US MODEL BUILDER'S, WE PUT ALOT OF HOURS INTO THESE CARS TO MAKE THEM ARE OWN.JUST THOUGHT I'D PUT MY 2 CENTS IN THERE JIM,I DONT THINK YOU'LL MIND.
 
 
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CorvairJim
Nov 8, 2010 at 11:01 am
"Cool", yeah. "Toy", not so much. This is a scale model that I built myself, combining parts from several kits and painting and detailing my own way from my own imagination. It is not a replica of any "Real" car, and it IS NOT a "Toy"!
 
 

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66 Chevelle

1966 Chevrolet Chevelle

Owner: LEGIONNAIRE

  • 66 Chevelle: 18 pts (loss)
  • Scale Auto Magazine Monte Carlo: 27 pts (win)
  • Total votes: 9
  • Ended: Mar 19, 2011
 
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DAVID"THE SILVER FOX"PEARSON

1980 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

Owner: 3fan4ever

  • DAVID"THE SILVER FOX"PEARSON: 10 pts (loss)
  • Scale Auto Magazine Monte Carlo: 30 pts (win)
  • Total votes: 8
  • Ended: Nov 23, 2010
 
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Owner: rustfather

  • : 14 pts (loss)
  • Scale Auto Magazine Monte Carlo: 31 pts (win)
  • Total votes: 9
  • Ended: Nov 11, 2010
 

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1979 Chevrolet Monte Carlo NASCAR Sportsman Series model (Scale Auto Magazine Monte Carlo)

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Photo of a 1979 Chevrolet Monte Carlo NASCAR Sportsman Series model (Scale Auto Magazine Monte Carlo)

About

(Since this is a 1:25 scale model and not an actual 1:1 scale car, I'll only accept challenges from other models, diecasts, and toys against it.)

Back in 2000, Scale Auto Enthusiast magazine held a model contest in celebration of their 20th anniversary. They bound a set of decals into the anniversary issue of the magazine, and the only guideline for the contest was that the entries had to display these decals, or at least most of them. The entries ranged from NASCAR stock cars, Indy cars, Sprint cars, and drag racers through a magazine delivery truck! I built two entries for the contest (meaning that I had to go out and buy an additional copy of the magazine in addition to the one I received as a part of my subscription!), this Monte Carlo and a 2000 Chrysler Concorde Winston Cup car (see my "Scale Auto Magazine Concorde" model). This Monte Carlo started out as an MPC annual kit that I had built back in 1979. It was the best thing I could come up with to represent the era. I joined the body to a reissued AMT early 1980's NASCAR chassis. These two models, the Monte Carlo and the Concorde, were meant to represent two different eras in a race team's existance, with the same sponsor and number the entire time. I used logos clipped from back issues of the the magazine to replace the modern ones supplied on the decal sheet, since this car was meant to be from 20 years earlier, when Scale Auto Enthusiast magazine was just starting out. I decoupaged them to the model's body with clear paint. I used some sponsor decals from a set of Pinewood Derby dry transfers as well.

Specs

Body: MPC 1:25 scale 1979 Chevrolet Monte CarloAnnual model kit

Chassis: AMT 1:25 scale 1984 Terry Labonte Piedmont Airlines Monte Carlo Stock Car model kit

Factory Options

None left:
Automatic Transmission - Gone.
A/C - Gone.
Power Brakes - Gone.
Power Windows and Locks - Gone.
AM-FM Stereo - Gone.
Power seat - Gone.
Rear Window Defogger - Gone.
Power Steering - Relpaced with race-spec unit.

Mods

First I had to disassemble the model and strip the paint. Next, I cut open the trunk lid and filled the head- and taillights with filler panels. These were painted body color - remember that this was the era before fake head- and taillight stickers! I also added the spoiler on the decklid and a front air dam under the nose of the car. I added the fast break fuel filler to the left quarter panel. As I recall, I had to move the rear wheel openings forward about 2 scale inches to fit the chassis correctly. I added photoetched grilles to the car too. Notice the "Donuts" on the sides of the car - This model was built to show the car as it looked after a race, not all clean and shiny. This race car had a tough life with a race team that was just starting out and didn't have the money to repaint the car after every race.

The chassis and roll cage needed little modification to fit this body, since it was little different from the one it was designed for.

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