Cut-Weld-Drive Forums

Cut-Weld-Drive Forums (http://volksrods.com/forum/index.php)
-   The Cutting Board (http://volksrods.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=5)
-   -   Obtaining my dream racer... (http://volksrods.com/forum/showthread.php?t=38392)

1slo3 April 18th, 2016 09:48 AM

Obtaining my dream racer...
 
1 Attachment(s)
I just picked up the body of a racer that I have longed after since HS. It was originally built in 82, I believe. I will go pick it up in the first week of June, but I bought it last evening :dancing:
I am hoping to bring it back as it appeared, if the builder gives me the his blessing to do so.

Daddy o's 67 April 18th, 2016 09:54 AM

Re: Obtaining my dream racer...
 
Great Score! Love that car.:thumbsup:

alykat April 18th, 2016 02:29 PM

Re: Obtaining my dream racer...
 
Great score ! I kept looking at that car as well. It was a struggle not to make a move on it. Good for you ! :dancing:

mkparker April 18th, 2016 03:10 PM

Re: Obtaining my dream racer...
 
That's sooo cool!! Congrats1

V8Transporter April 18th, 2016 03:20 PM

Re: Obtaining my dream racer...
 
Looks like a slick project! :thumbsup::thumbsup:

Unkl Ian April 18th, 2016 04:18 PM

Re: Obtaining my dream racer...
 
WOW, congratulations.

1slo3 April 19th, 2016 10:01 AM

Re: Obtaining my dream racer...
 
3 Attachment(s)
Found some pics from it's glory days...

lunatic_magnet April 19th, 2016 10:40 AM

Re: Obtaining my dream racer...
 
cooool

1slo3 April 19th, 2016 10:48 AM

Re: Obtaining my dream racer...
 
I just scaled out a picture of the car, based on 15" wheels. That puts the wheelbase at 81" and my dunebuggy pan is 80", so...
Of with the buggy body, no with the speedster body.

cretin April 19th, 2016 01:10 PM

Street car or racer?

1slo3 April 19th, 2016 02:08 PM

Re: Obtaining my dream racer...
 
Race only

cretin April 19th, 2016 06:34 PM

Party on

1slo3 April 20th, 2016 03:46 PM

Re: Obtaining my dream racer...
 
Apparently images are deceiving... Was told it is a 102" wheelbase.

Bugula April 24th, 2016 07:40 AM

Re: Obtaining my dream racer...
 
Brings back memories. Nice project.

1slo3 May 18th, 2016 10:55 AM

Re: Obtaining my dream racer...
 
More updates on a car I haven't yet seen in person...
The wheel base is 85". The 102" wb was on the later LGK 3/4 when an LME body was stretched and run under different colors.

I'm trying to sort the direction for the car. It was originally a mid-engine chassis. I could probably go this route, but I am looking at an extra year to do it. Or, I can make it look like the LGK3 but run a shortend pan (have one coming with it) and a cage. Nostalgia look, or nostalgia correct? That is what I am wrestling with.

1slo3 June 8th, 2016 09:02 PM

Re: Obtaining my dream racer...
 
3 Attachment(s)
Started the body repairs... many to do, but the first priority was a major break above the LR wheel.

1slo3 June 12th, 2016 01:50 PM

Re: Obtaining my dream racer...
 
So... body paint redone, or body with battle wounds?

What say you?

Unkl Ian June 12th, 2016 02:07 PM

Re: Obtaining my dream racer...
 
Go completely original.

1slo3 June 12th, 2016 02:10 PM

Re: Obtaining my dream racer...
 
Ian, that I can't do... don't have the chassis, bumpers or the midengine. Are you just saying use the paint that is there?

V8Transporter June 12th, 2016 03:15 PM

Re: Obtaining my dream racer...
 
IMHO, I'd say go with the current look. :thumbsup: The cosmetic damage is part of the car's history. Once you're on four wheels, you can always change your mind.

Unkl Ian June 12th, 2016 04:14 PM

Re: Obtaining my dream racer...
 
How about original appearing, from a distance.

1slo3 June 12th, 2016 06:03 PM

Re: Obtaining my dream racer...
 
Ah... that I'm trying to do. I think...

butch27 June 22nd, 2016 07:26 PM

Re: Obtaining my dream racer...
 
WOW I remember that car . It was fast and beautiful.

1slo3 June 22nd, 2016 07:38 PM

Re: Obtaining my dream racer...
 
I don't know if it will be beautiful again, bit on hoping it will be fast one day again

metalmaster1766 June 24th, 2016 05:17 AM

Re: Obtaining my dream racer...
 
Nice score :thumbsup:
I seem to remember seeing that car somewhere, what year was it when the original owner raced it?


Ron


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:10 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
ALL text, images, graphics and content herein are Copyright 2002 - 2013 Three Pugs Design - Cut Weld Drive Forums