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papaduck's vintage dragster
« on: May 03, 2011, 08:07 PM »

Well, I said I'd put up some pictures of our build so here it is at this state of it's progress.

The car is being built to rules that create construction of a car more like those built in the 1950s when drag racing was in it's beginnings an the cars were home built rather than the modern style cars. As such the chassis started out as a set of Model-T Ford frame rails, (1917 to 1925 vintage...true age unknown). The front axle is early 1940s Lincoln Zephyr with 1929 Ford Model-A wheels. Rear axle is early 1960s Ford Mustang. Engine and transmission came from a 1934 Dodge and the body is a fiberglass reproduction 1923 Ford Model-T.

1st shot is the beginning "pile of parts:



2nd shot shows the body in place:



3rd shot includes the papaduck: :lolg:



If anyone is interested I can post a copy of the class rules we are building to.

The finished car will resemble a late '50s early 60's Gas Modified Roadster.

« Last Edit: May 04, 2011, 09:48 PM by papaduck »
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Re: papaduck's vintage dragster
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2011, 10:25 PM »

Looks like someone is enjoying himself   ;)
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Re: papaduck's vintage dragster
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2011, 10:26 PM »

Looks like someone is enjoying himself   ;)

Every day. :yes!:
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Re: papaduck's vintage dragster
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2011, 02:27 PM »



Very nice Papa!  Thanks for sharing!  What a great hobby!   :2thunbs:
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Re: papaduck's vintage dragster
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2011, 02:45 PM »

Thanks for sharing Papa!

I admire your talent - that's some hobby ya got!
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Re: papaduck's vintage dragster
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2011, 11:03 PM »

A few more progress pictures. Started on the roll cage structure last month.



Got the seat hard mounted and the turtledeck fitted to the body.



And naturally, had to see how well everything fit. :yes!:

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Re: papaduck's vintage dragster
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2011, 06:57 PM »

Got the rest of the roll cage bent and tack welded in place today...starting to look more like a race car now. :thumb:





Still fits nicely too. :lolg:



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Re: papaduck's vintage dragster
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2013, 12:40 PM »

Wish I could be posting some real progress on the car worthy of pictures, but life and other stuff have been getting in the way. That said, I got to drive my buddy's car in May and here are a couple of videos from those races. I won the first race and lost the second, but win or lose these things are just pure fun. Crank up the sound and enjoy the ride!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJJ_gOycCFY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhBCr5axtbg

This last Video is another car I got to drive a year back, two 350 Chevy V8s mounted side by side. I'm still grinning from that ride. A once in a lifetime experience.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ias6rFQ1q6I
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Re: papaduck's vintage dragster
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2013, 04:17 PM »


Go, Papa, Go!!
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