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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It would be a lot of work to convert the body to a Roadrunner. None of the panels are the same except for the roof skin (maybe).
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've looked at a RR conversion......and the roof is close but not even it is 100%. BUT with tons of work.....using the Charger body to scale off of....it might be possible. I'll leave it to someone else though. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

from some of the builds Ive seen on here its possible but I agree with Tom and Dave.

Picked up a Petty kit just a little while ago. My local hobby shop Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

definatly need to get a few of these kit's before there gone. waiting to see wich decals will be avalible. thumbsup
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Going Green wrote:
I noticed the directions has color sugestions for some of the parts. Does anyone know if these colors are correct?



what are your thoughts on this guys??? I never had alot of trust in what the directions said for color of parts...... I doubt if the Pettys ever used chrome valve covers...im goin with black. The directions dont say to paint the floor/chassis any color....Im guessing both sides of it are blue?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mick21 wrote:
Going Green wrote:
I noticed the directions has color sugestions for some of the parts. Does anyone know if these colors are correct?



what are your thoughts on this guys??? I never had alot of trust in what the directions said for color of parts...... I doubt if the Pettys ever used chrome valve covers...im goin with black. The directions dont say to paint the floor/chassis any color....Im guessing both sides of it are blue?

I shot these pics of Petty's 72 before the car was restored




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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks rocketman! thats a good shot of those aluminum interior panels someone was asking about. Im surprised to see the intake painted blue???
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Pettys painted most of the bare steel and aluminum parts that dark blue. All the suspension, the engine block and heads, etc.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They painted the body/chassis Petty blue and everything else seemed to get the dark blue treatment.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

iagree I got to crawl all over the car in 1975 at the Goodyear center on CMS property. The chassis was Petty blue and almost all bolt on components were dark blue. Some steel and aluminum where appropriate.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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iagree I got to crawl all over the car in 1975 at the Goodyear center on CMS property. The chassis was Petty blue and almost all bolt on components were dark blue. Some steel and aluminum where appropriate.

That's how I remember it too!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thx Tom Britt and Dave!

what about the whit pinstripe for the kit 1/16" or 3/32" Id say the real deal was 1/4"? but I dont know since this is a 1/16 scale kit would a 1/16 stripe be the size?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



Mine arrived today.
Some where I have a picture of a Petty Engine taken at the Petty Museum.

Oh and feel free to add the 'Dancing Bacon' to the emoticon list of choices.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got mine Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wild Bill wrote:


Mine arrived today.
Some where I have a picture of a Petty Engine taken at the Petty Museum.

Oh and feel free to add the 'Dancing Bacon' to the emoticon list of choices.




you gotta find that pic! I have a few hours in my kit already :)
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's everybody using for the Goodyear tire lettering on the tires? Don't know of any 1/16 Goodyear tire decals idunno Any suggestions would be great.

Thank you!

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DanJC wrote:
What's everybody using for the Goodyear tire lettering on the tires? Don't know of any 1/16 Goodyear tire decals idunno Any suggestions would be great.

Thank you!

Dan.


wait till Powerslide comes out with their sheet im sure there will be tire decals on that!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Derek, hope your right thumbsup

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mick21 wrote:
Wild Bill wrote:


Mine arrived today.
Some where I have a picture of a Petty Engine taken at the Petty Museum.

Oh and feel free to add the 'Dancing Bacon' to the emoticon list of choices.




you gotta find that pic! I have a few hours in my kit already :)


Here you go Mick21



And everyone else, hope this helps.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thank you wild bill !! hope you didnt go thru to much trouble to find it. Shocked
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what color would you guys say for the shocks on this car? since Petty did a lot of dark blue you think they were blue or the yellow color we see most often?

rocketman's pic of the '72 Charger I cant see the shocks? can anybody else tell or see?
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Mick21 wrote:
thank you wild bill !! hope you didnt go thru to much trouble to find it. Shocked

You're welcome
No problem at all , hope it helps.
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Wild Bill wrote:
Mick21 wrote:
thank you wild bill !! hope you didnt go thru to much trouble to find it. Shocked

You're welcome
No problem at all , hope it helps.


it always helps to see different pics.... but I wish the intake was dark blue. Very Happy It will just come down to a preference thing for me.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So,,,,,,the block is that dark blue?


Making a checklist of colors for my build as well as many of y'all.
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So,,,,,,the block is that dark blue?


Making a checklist of colors for my build as well as many of y'all.


Typically, yes. They painted the blocks a lighter blue (looked like parts store nonmetallic Pontiac Engine Blue, a shade lighter than Petty Blue) back in the early '60s but they changed at some point. Not sure when.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:45 pm    Post subject: Shocks Reply with quote

I would think they were yellow since Regal Ride was a sponsor and most of there shocks were yellow.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Shocks Reply with quote

cruzrod04 wrote:
I would think they were yellow since Regal Ride was a sponsor and most of there shocks were yellow.


I agree with ya! I painted them yellow.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The instruction say to paint the drive shaft yellow....were they yellow back in the day? I know they are white now.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think '73 was before they were required to paint the driveshafts white. I wouldn't have thought it was yellow though.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure on the yellow.....BUT....R2 has a good working relationship with Petty Ent and they OK everything before production....so maybe it's correct.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thx Tom,Dave. Ill paint it half yellow and half white. I may just leave it gray then.. :)
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Warning! instruction sheet section 1 shows the the battery going in 1st but the firewall will not fit between the battery's proper location and the tranny tunnel pissed put the firwall on first then set your battery in up the pins sticking up on the chassis. you guys think the battery sat there in the open behind the left tire like this? it had to have a cover over it. I know this is just a kit but..... also the left oil cooler brace is numbered 59 on the tree and 95 in the instructions. they are differnt from left to right.
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Has anyone ever made a corrected grill with light buckets for the later years?
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I've only seen the batteries out in the open.
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BrittB wrote:
I've only seen the batteries out in the open.


wow! thx Shocked
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Tom M. wrote:
I have a Baker kit with the mesh.


After reading this, I had to pull out my Baker kit and check! Sure enough, no mesh, just plastic panels for the grille! I have two original Petty kits, one has mesh, one doesn't, so apparently, both the Petty and Baker kits came both ways. Also, I noticed the Baker kit calls for the driveshaft to be painted yellow, also. Never seen a yellow driveshaft anywhere!

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not a yellow drive shaft.





There were yellow shocks though.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thx for the pics Britt! man Petty blue everywhere under that car...Leaf springs and rear end housing blue. the shocks are yellow because they were bought all ready painted..lol I see the front shocks mount on the inside of the upper bar. hummm. no yellow driveshaft though Very Happy
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Is there a date for the new Power Slide 1/16 Petty decals will be out?
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cruzrod04 wrote:
Is there a date for the new Power Slide 1/16 Petty decals will be out?



^^^^^^ any idea?
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I still have my Slixx 1/16 Petty Charger set, just haven't seen the kit show up yet. Maybe it was a sell out!
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Mike said about mid April and I guess all the versions will be separate decal sets. I'm not sure either way I should be getting my charger next week and I will have to wait until they come out.
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BrittB wrote:
I still have my Slixx 1/16 Petty Charger set, just haven't seen the kit show up yet. Maybe it was a sell out!

I think I seen that the slixx set has the black background while the real car had blue background ?
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I thought i heard someone had a Marty Robbins 1/16 sheet made anyone know by who???
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ricky moore wrote:
BrittB wrote:
I still have my Slixx 1/16 Petty Charger set, just haven't seen the kit show up yet. Maybe it was a sell out!

I think I seen that the slixx set has the black background while the real car had blue background ?


we need to get this cleared up... I dont think the background color on the #43 went to a blue outline until 1975 when Petty switched the paint scheme with the stripes down the roof and onto the hood..... thoughts?????? and Im sure the big STP on the hood was only used in 1977..the Chargers last year.
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All the Petty cars from approximately 1962 used blue drop shadows except for one or two that were hand-lettered away from the shop after repairs while they were on the road. '62 seems to be when they went to the vinyl numbers and those all had the dark blue outlines and drop shadows.
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Tom..I thought I read here...somewhere...that you had said this.
all I have to go on is pictures and we know how color doesnt show up correct in pics so I believe you.
thank you too BrittB Very Happy

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we need to get this cleared up... I dont think the background color on the #43 went to a blue outline until 1975 when Petty switched the paint scheme with the stripes down the roof and onto the hood..... thoughts?????? and Im sure the big STP on the hood was only used in 1977..the Chargers last year.

For starters, the scheme with the two stripes down the hood was first ran in 1974. And the STP oval on the hood was switched to the large version part way through the 1976 season. I'm not sure exactly when, though. The season did start with the small oval, but by the the spring Talledega race they were already using the large decal.
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wow....my bad...Im little rusty on my Petty stuff. thanks Brain! I liked the small STP on the hood best but I can see where it didnt show up from a distance the way it sits inside the stripe.
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I must correct my post about the decals from Mike's I did not read my email correctly, he is hoping for mid April release and is trying to see if they can get all the versions on 1 sheet. Sorry for the misinformation.
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